Today’s Headlines: July 19, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 19, 2021

INDIA

– 326 sedition cases filed in India between 2014-19; only 6 convictions: Home Ministry data

– Successful trial of movement of train between Jaynagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal undertaken on 34.5 km-long rail section

– Lower stunting among children with mothers who had access to midday meal scheme: Nature Communications Study

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– GST payable only on profit earned from resale of gold jewellery: Karnataka Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR)

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

– ‘Titane’ (French) wins Palme d’or (Best Film) award

– Grand Prix, regarded as the festival’s runners-up prize, was shared by two films — Iranian Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ and Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s ‘Compartment No. 6’

– Leos Carax won the Best Director Award for the pop-opera musical ‘Annette’

– Camera d’or for the best first film screened in Cannes this year went to the coming-of-age drama ‘Murina’

– Best Actor prize won by Caleb Landry Jones for his lead performance in ‘Nitram’

– Best Actress prize bagged by Norwegian Renate Reinsve for her performance in ‘The Worst Persona in the World’

WORLD

– Nelson Mandela International Day observed on July 18; marks birth anniversary of the former South African president

– Nepal: New PM Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence in Parliament

SPORTS

– Viswanathan Anand wins Sparkassen Trophy chess tournament at Dortmund, Germany

– Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of UK wins Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone

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