Top News Headlines by GKToday – 24 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • Karnataka: CM H. D. Kumaraswamy loses trust vote in Assembly 99–105; 14-month old Congress-JD(S) govt falls
  • Assam: SC extends the deadline for the final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from July 31 to August 31
  • Lok Sabha passes the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill that seeks to address issues relating to road safety and strengthen public transport, automation, and computerisation
  • Vande Bharat Express, India’s fastest train at 160 km/hr, completes trial run from New Delhi to Katra
  • Coffee table book on Fire and Fury Corps, which guards LoC in Ladakh region of J&K, released
  • National broadcasting Day celebrated on July 23, 1st radio broadcast in India from the Bombay Station by the Indian Broadcasting Company (a private company), on July 23, 1927

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • BSE Sensex: 37,983 (–48), NSE Nifty: 11,331 (–15)
  • IMF cuts India’s GDP growth forecast by 0.3% for both 2019-20 (7%) and 2020-21 (7.2%) in its World Economic Update.
  • Income tax department to celebrate Aaykar Diwas on July 24, income tax introduced in India on July 24, 1860
  • extends due date for filing income tax returns by individuals for 2018-19 by a month till August 31
  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launches Utkarsh 2022, the central banks’ medium-term strategy framework
  • Govt sets target for installation of Rooftop Solar projects of 40,000 MW by 2022
  • Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) is the highest-ranking (106th) Indian company on the Fortune Global 500 list; list topped by Walmart
  • SC cancels Amrapali group RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act) registration for cheating homebuyers in ‘connivance with banks’
  • The Institute of Cost Accountants of India elects Balwinder Singh as its President

INTERNATIONAL

  • Boris Johnson elected as the Conservative Party leader and Britain’s new PM
  • Former Chinese premier (1987-98) Li Peng dies at the age of 90 in Beijing

SPORTS

  • Bengal Open squash tournament in Kolkata: Abhay Singh and Tanvi Khanna clinch men’s and women’s titles respectively
  • Hosts India win all seven gold medals at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack

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