Top News Headlines by GKToday – 25 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in the Rajya Sabha
  • Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill passed in the Lok Sabha
  • Odisha: Ruling BJD wins Patkura Assembly seat, now has 11 MLAs in 147-member House
  • Govt. to dissolve National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH) and merge it with ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health
  • ICMR launches NDQF (National Data Quality Forum) to improve quality of health and demographic data in India
  • First earth bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 successfully performed: ISRO
  • AP passes bill providing for 75% job reservation for locals in industries and factories
  • ‘Bad Man’, biography of Gulshan Grover written by journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya, released
  • ‘Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics’ book written by Harivansh (Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha) and Ravi Dutt Bajpai, released

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • BSE Sensex: 37,847.65n (-135.09), NSE Nifty: 11,271.30 (–59.75)
  • Lok Sabha passes the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019
  • Cabinet approves fair and remunerative price (FRP) of sugarcane at Rs 275 per quintal
  • Govt. to create a buffer stock of 40 lakh metric tonne sugar for a period of one year from August 1, 2019
  • Cabinet approves sale of 481.79 acres of land held by FACT to the Government of Kerala and utilization of the sale proceeds by FACT
  • IBBI tightens norms governing resolution professionals (RPs); relatives of RPs can’t accept employment offers from resolution applicant after completion of a resolution process
  • Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) drops plans to finance new capital Amaravati for AP, after the World Bank pulled its support on July 19
  • GII 2019

India 52nd on Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 of 129 countries; Switzerland first

GII rankings published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD, WIPO and GII Knowledge Partners (CII in India)

  • Netflix unveils mobile only subscription plan in India at Rs 199 per month
  • Students of IIT Kharagpur develop app CARE4U which will inform the caregiver when the elderly person falls down with the exact location.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Facebook slapped with $5 billion fine for users’ privacy violation in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal involving 87 million users

SPORTS

  • Six Indians storm into semi-finals of the Thailand International boxing Tournament in Bangkok

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