Today’s Headlines: July 28, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 28, 2021

INDIA

– Harappan city of Dholavira, in present-day Kutch district of Gujarat, named 40th Indian site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list

– Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) celebrates its 15th Foundation Day on July 27; MoES-ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal) launched to make available data on various themes of earth system science for public use

– Union WCD (Women and Child Development) Minister Smriti Irani launches National Commission for Women’s (NCW) 24/7 helpline (7827170170) for women affected by violence

– Parliament passes ‘Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021’ to repeal and replace the Lighthouse Act 1927

– IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed Delhi Police Commissioner; was serving as Director General of BSF

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Government identified 2,38,223 companies as shell companies between 2018-2021: Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh

– National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (RCF) sign MoU with Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) for ‘transfer of technology’ of fertiliser Nano Urea Liquid

– Cairn arbitration: Govt confirms French court order against Indian assets

– Women unemployment rate falls to 4.2% in 2019-20 from 5.1% in 2018-19

– IMF cuts India’s GDP growth forecast for 2021-22 to 8.5%

WORLD HERITAGE LIST

– Four natural sites and three cultural sites were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

– Four natural sites: 4 islands with rich biodiversity in Japan; a coastal area of geo-diversity and bio-diversity in South Korea; part of the mountain ridge running down the Malay Peninsula in Thailand; and a corridor along the eastern coast of the Black Sea in Georgia

– Three cultural sites: Dutch Water Defence Lines; the Arslantepe Mound archaeological tell in Turkey; and the Colonies of Benevolence in Belgium and the Netherlands

WORLD

– Indo-Russia joint military exercise Indra-21 to be held at Volgograd from August 1 to 13

– IMF releases World Economic Outlook report, retains global economy growth forecast of 6% for 2021

– US combat forces to leave Iraq by end of year; President Joe Biden declares after talks with Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the White House

SPORTS

– Former England bowler Mike Hendrick dies at 72, took 87 wickets in 30 Tests in 1974-1981

– Vantika Agarwal wins national women online chess title

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