Top News Headlines by GKToday – 7 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • PM visits Virtual Experiential Museum at Man Mahal in Varanasi
  • PM unveils statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri at Varanasi airport
  • Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards-2019 presented in New Delhi by Vice-President
  • Karnataka: JD(S)-Congress govt under threat as 11 MLAs submit resignation
  • Former AP CM N. Bhaskara Rao joins BJP
  • Uttarakhand: Asia’s first Six Sigma Institute of Mountain Medicines and High-Altitude Rescue to be set up at Rudraprayag

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • Petrol and diesel prices hiked by Rs 2.4 per litre after excise and cess hikes in Budget

INTERNATIONAL

  • International Day of Cooperatives celebrated on July 6 with its theme as ‘COOPS 4 DECENT WORK’
  • USA: Earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale shakes southern California
  • Artist Leon Kossoff, who painted post-war London, dies at 92
  • UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku from June 30 to July 10

WORLD HERITGAE LIST ADDITIONS

  • The walled city of Jaipur
  • Iran’s Hyrcanian forests
  • Bahrain’s Dilmun Burial Mounds
  • German city of Augsburg for its water management system

SPORTS

  • Jasprit Bumrah completes 100 wickets in ODI in his 57th match, 2nd fastest Indian after Mohammad Shami
  • Rohit Sharma becomes 1st batsman to score five centuries in a single World Cup

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