Top News Headlines by GKToday – 6 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • Army releases song ‘Tujhe Bhulega Na Tera Hindustan’, written by lyrist Sameer, on 20th anniversary of Kargil War
  • Gujarat: Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala resign from the Assembly
  • External Affair Minister S. Jaishankar and Jugal Ji Thakor of BJP win Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat
  • 1800 Bangladeshi civil servants to train at National Centre for Good Governance, Mussoorie in 2019-2025

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • BSE Sensex: 39,513 (–395), NSE NIFTY: 11,811 (–136)
  • FOREX: India’s foreign exchange reserves scale a fresh high of USD 427.678 billion in the week to June 28
  • fixes price at Rs 3,443 per gram for the new series of sovereign gold bonds (SGBs) opening July 8
  • Mindtree Chairman Krishnakumar Natarajan and CEO Rostow Ravanan resign after company acquired by L&T
  • NCLAT approves Lakshmi Mittal-led ArcelorMittal’s ₹42,000 crore bid for the acquisition of bankrupt Essar Steel

INTERNATIONAL

  • UNESCO lists Iraq’s Babylon as World Heritage Site
  • Sri Lanka: Apex court stays President’s execution order against 4 drug convicts
  • UAE to give free mobile phone SIM cards to tourists
  • YouTube bans ‘instructional hacking and phishing’ videos citing them as harmful or dangerous content
  • Italy: Volcanic eruption on the Sicilian island of Stromboli kills 1 tourist
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Pope Francis in Vatican City
  • British Navy seizes Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar taking oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions

SPORTS

  • Peru to face hosts Brazil in final of Copa America football tournament

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