Top News Headlines by GKToday – 1 August 2019

Here are the top current affairs of 1 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Lok Sabha passes bill to set up an Inter-State River Water Disputes Tribunal
  • Lok Sabha passes bill for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants from govt residences
  • Parliament passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to impose stricter penalties on violation of traffic rules
  • Cabinet approves increasing number of judges in Supreme Court from 31 to 34 including CJI
  • PM Modi chairs 30th interaction through ‘PRAGATI’ (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) platform
  • QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Best Student Cities Ranking 2019: Bengaluru No: 1 in India; London No: 1 in the world
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to re-name PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital, Delhi as ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi’
  • DG of Civil Aviation Security Rakesh Asthana given additional charge of DG Narcotics Control Bureau
  • Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa launches mobile game ‘Indian Air Force: A cut Above’ based on the missions of IAF
  • National Bal Bhawan in New Delhi gets IAF pavilion with flight simulator
  • India, UK launch Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) initiative in Bengaluru

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,481 (+84), NSE Nifty: 11,118 (+32)
  • RBI allows domestic banks to directly sell their NPAs in manufacturing and infrastructure sectors to investors abroad as part of one-time settlement (OTS) exercises
  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to be converted into a Small Finance Bank (SFB)
  • Cabinet clears introduction of Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament, objectives: reducing the compliance burden of the registered Chit Funds Industry and protecting the interest of the Chit subscribers
  • Output of eight core infrastructure industries grew by 0.2% in June
  • Flipkart launches initiative ‘Samarth’ to bring Indian artisans, weavers and handicrafts makers on its platform
  • Noted economist and former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Vithal Gokarn dies at the age of 60
  • Cafe Coffee Day founder V. G. Siddhartha found dead on banks of Netravathi river in Karnataka

International Current Affairs

  • President Ram Nath Kovind meets Gambia’s President Adama Barrow in Banjul
  • Russia launches Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan


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