Top News Headlines by GKToday – 2 August 2019

Here are the top current affairs of 2 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Parliament passes the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • Indian Army delegation participates 92nd anniversary celebration of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Nathu La
  • First time after partition, ‘Nagar Kirtan’ carrying Guru Granth Sahib arrives from Nankana Sahib district of Pakistan’s Punjab province to India
  • UP: BJP expels its MLA Kuldeep Sengar
  • ‘Words From My Window – A Journal’, written by Ruskin Bond, launched
NMC BILL
  • Rajya Sabha passes the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019
  • National Medical Commission to replace Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • NMC to develop and regulate all aspects of medical education, profession and institutions in India
  • Common final year MBBS exam be known as National Exit Test (NEXT) will serve as the entrance exam for PG medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates
IBC BILL
  • Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2019
  • Gives committee of creditors of a loan defaulting company explicit authority over the distribution of proceeds in the resolution process
  • Fixes a firm timeline of 330 days for resolving cases referred to the IBC
KABIL
  • Govt to set up JV firm Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL) to ensure supply of strategic minerals
  • KABIL will be JV of National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco), Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) and Mineral Exploration Company Ltd (MECL)

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,018.32 (–462.80), NSE Nifty: 10,980.00 (–138)
  • Parliament passes bill aimed at making India an international arbitration hub by providing facilities for settlement of commercial disputes
  • Finance Ministry to conduct 1st National Time Release Study to enable faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders
  • Girraj Prasad Gupta takes over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA)
  • Google announces doodle contest for Children’s Day, winner to get Rs 5 lakh scholarship
  • Japan’s Aiwa re-enters Indian market with its range of TVs and audio products

International Current Affairs

  • Mozambique govt, opposition Renamo sign historic peace pact
  • S. Federal Reserve cuts benchmark lending rate for first time since 2008; it is now 2-2.25%, 25 basis points lower
  • S. Fish and Wildlife Service restores Grizzly Bears to protected species list

Sports Current Affairs

  • Kolkata-based East Bengal Football Club turns 100 years old
  • Malcolm Nash, the first bowler (for Glamorgan in English Country Cricket) hit for six sixes (by Garfield Sobers) in an over in First Class Cricket (1968), dies in England at the age of 74
  • India’s Vidit Gujrathi wins Biel International Chess Festival tournament in Switzerland

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