Current Affairs-Today’s Headlines: July 29, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 29, 2021

INDIA

– Parliament passes amendment Bill to strengthen juvenile justice law; increases the role of district magistrates and additional district magistrates in matters concerning child care and adoption

– BJP MLA Basavaraj Bommai (61) takes oath as new Chief Minister of Karnataka

– Assam, Mizoram agree to deployment of central police forces in disturbed areas along border and NH-306

– US announces USD 25 million aid to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts across India

– US Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls on PM Modi in New Delhi

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends conclave of SCO Defence Ministers in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

– IAF operationalises second Rafale squadron at Hasimara in West Bengal

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt. to introduce Deposit Insurance Credit Guarantee Corporation Bill 2021 in Parliament in the ongoing session; deposits upto ₹5 lakh in troubled banks to be repaid in 90 days

– Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021; introduces pre-packaged insolvency resolution process (PIRP) for MSMEs

– RBI imposes Rs 5 crore penalty on Axis Bank for contravention of certain provisions of directions issued by the RBI, including on cybersecurity framework

– Digital payments grew 30.19% during the financial year ended March 2021: RBI

– Finance Ministry invites entries for new DFI’s name, logo

– King Chilli ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London for the first time

DRDO to get 2% royalty from Dr Reddy’s on sale of Covid drug 2-DG in India

– Three India-based enterprises among UN’s Best Small Business winners: Edible Routes Private Limited, Oorja Development Solutions India and Taru Naturals

WORLD

– World Hepatitis Day observed on July 28; theme: ‘Hepatitis can’t wait’

– World Nature Conservation Day observed on July 28

SPORTS

– Former badminton player Nandu Natekar dies in Pune at 88; won Arjuna Award in 1961

– Pakistan’s 19-year old Shehroze Kashif becomes world’s youngest mountaineer to scale K2 (8611 m) – world’s 2nd highest peak

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