Top News Headlines by GKToday – 27 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated on July 26 with theme as ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’
  • President to visit West African nations– Benin, The Gambia and Guinea– from July 28 to August 3
  • Karnataka: State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa sworn in as Chief Minister, asked to prove majority by July 31
  • Haryana: CM Khattar invites Nepal as partner country for 2019 ‘Gita Jayanti Mahotsav’ in Kurukshetra from Dec 3 to 8
  • Congress Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury appointed Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament
  • Second earth-bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 successfully performed
  • Malayalam poet and translator Attoor Ravi Varma dies in Thrissur at the age of 89
  • COMPANIES BILL
  • Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed by a voice vote in Lok Sabha
  • Seeks to ensure better compliance levels and to re-categorise some of the compoundable offences as civil defaults
  • Unspent annual CSR funds must be transferred to govt. notified funds within 6 months of the financial year
  • Registrar of Companies can remove a company’s name if the latter is not carrying out business activities as per the Act.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • BSE Sensex: 37,883 (+52), NSE Nifty: 11,284 (+32)
  • IBBI amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016
  • Reliance Jio becomes country’s largest telecom operator at 331.3 million subscribers in June, Vodafone Idea: 320 million
  • Average monthly income per agricultural household from all sources is less than Rs. 6,500: Govt.
  • Ashok Leyland Ltd launches air-conditioned bus ‘Oyster’

INTERNATIONAL

  • Iran releases 9 Indians detained aboard MT Riah on July 13
  • US: Army General Mark Milley appointed next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Meryl Streep wins Tribute Actor award at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Ukraine seizes Russian tanker ‘Nika Spirit’ in Black Sea, crew members freed
  • S. federal government announces reinstatement of death penalty after two decades

SPORTS

  • England (85, 303) defeat Ireland (207, 38) by 143 runs in the one-off Test at Lord’s, London
  • Bhakti Kulkarni wins 46th National Women Chess Championship at Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
  • World Swimming Championship at Gwangju South Korea: Caeleb Dressel (US) creates new world record in men’s 100 m butterfly (49.50 sec), breaks 10-year old WR held by Michael Phelps (US)
  • Medals to be awarded at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unveiled, designed by Junichi Kawanishi

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