Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: July 31, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 31, 2021

INDIA

– 6th meeting of BRICS Counter Terrorism Working Group held virtually July 28-29 under India’s Chairmanship

– ISRO-NASA joint mission NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite to be launched in 2023: Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh

– Indian, Russian navies conclude Exercise Indra Navy in Baltic Sea

– Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases “Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines”

– Google India removed over 1.5 lakh content pieces in May-June on complaints received from individual users

– No immunity for acts of vandalism: SC says in Kerala Assembly ruckus case of 2015 involving LDF (Left Democratic Front) MLAs

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Rajya Sabha passes Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021, post of Coconut Development Board Chairman made Non-Executive

– Fiscal deficit at Rs 2,74,245 crore or 18.2% of full year’s Budget estimate at the end of June

– Foreign exchange reserves decline by $1.581 billion to $611.149 billion for the week ended July 23

– Output of eight core sectors grew 8.9% in June

– Unitech Group case: ED attaches London hotel “Bed and Breakfast”

– International flight ban extended to August 31

– CII, Serum Institute of India join hands for vaccination drive in smaller towns, rural areas

WORLD

– Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte fully restores key defence pact on presence of US troops

– World Day against Trafficking in Persons observed on July 30, theme: ‘Victims’ Voices Lead the Way’

– International Day of Friendship celebrated on July 30

SPORTS

– Avinash Sable betters his own men’s 3000 m steeplechase national record

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