Top News Headlines by GKToday – 3 July 2019

NATIONAL

Novel ‘Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta’, written by Amish Tripathi, released

MEDICAL COUNCIL BILL

  • Lok Sabha passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill
  • It aims at bringing in transparency, accountability and quality in medical education and practice
  • It will replace the ordinance promulgated in this regard.
  • Has provision for setting up of the National Medical Commission (NMC)
  • NMC will regulate medical education and practice in the country

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • BSE Sensex:39,816 (+130), NSE Nifty:11,910 (+45)
  • Govt to raise health services expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • UIDAI operationalises the first ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendra’ in Delhi and Vijayawada
  • Manoj Kumar Nambiar elected Chairman of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)
  • Nalin Shinghal appointed CMD of BHEL

OECD CONVENTION

  • India ratifies OECD’s convention to check tax evasion
  • Officially named: Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting)

INTERNATIONAL

  • US Senate passes legislative provision to give India NATO ally-like status
  • Gaganyaan: ISRO teams up with Russian company Glavkosmos to train Indian astronauts
  • India pledges to contribute USD 5 million in 2019 to the UN Palestine refugee agency
  • Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Anupam Kher invited by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as members
  • Palestine: Bethlehem’s Nativity Church removed from UNESCO endangered list
  • OPEC signs new charter with Russia, other allies; extends production cuts

SPORTS

  • IBSF Snooker World Cup in Doha: Pakistan beat India in final 3-1 to win men’s team title
  • 34th edition of the National Level Sailing Championship, ‘Hyderabad Sailing Week’ inaugurated in Telangana

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