Top News Headlines by GKToday – 3 August 2019

Here are the top current affairs of 3 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Lok Sabha passes Bill that ends automatic nomination of Congress President as trustee of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial trust
  • Parliament passes Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill that allows Centre and states to designate individuals as terrorists and seize their properties
  • Parliament passes the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019 that repeals 58 obsolete laws
  • Lok Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, 2019 to set up institutional mechanism for inspection, operation & maintenance of specified dams
  • SC orders day-to-day hearing of Ayodhya land dispute case from August 6
  • 4th orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 successful
  • Delhi: Speaker Ram Niwas Goel disqualifies rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra
  • World Breastfeeding Week from August 1 to 7, theme: ‘Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding’

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,118.22 (+99.90), NSE Nifty: 10,997.35 (+17.35)
  • Country’s forex reserves decreased by USD 727 million to USD 429.649 billion for the week ended July 26
  • Sovereign Gold Bonds 2019-20 (Series III) to be open for the period August 05 – 09, 2019; Issue Price to be Rs 3,499 per gram
  • NHB to provide additional liquidity infusion facility of Rs 10,000 crore to HFCs
WAGE BILL
  • Parliament passes wage code bill providing minimum wages for workers
  • The Code on Wages Bill, 2019 was passed in the Rajya Sabha 85-8, was passed in the Lok Sabha on July 30
  • The Bill subsumes 4 labour laws — Minimum Wages Act, Payment of Wages Act, Payment of Bonus Act and Equal Remuneration Act
MAGSAYSAY AWARD
  • NDTV India’s journalist Ravish Kumar among the five winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award given in Philippines
  • Other 4 winners: Ko Swe Win from Myanmar, Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand, Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from Philippines and Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea
Mekong Ganga Cooperation
  • 10th MGC (Mekong Ganga Cooperation) Ministerial meeting held in Bangkok
  • MGC comprises India and 5 ASEAN countries, namely, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
  • MGC was launched in 2000 at Laos capital Vientiane

International Current Affairs

  • President Ram Nath Kovind meets Guinea’s President Alpha Conde in Conakry
  • Madhumita Hazarika Bhagat appointed India’s next High Commissioner to Cyprus
  • US withdraws from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia

Sports Current Affairs

  • Team Mahindra Adventure’s driver Gaurav Gill wins 2000 km Dakshin Dare car rally
JAPAN OPEN BADMINTON WINNERS
  • Japan’s Kento Momota: Men’s singles
  • Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi: Women’s singles
  • Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo: Men’s doubles
  • South Korea’s Kim So-yeong & Kong Hee-yong: Women’s doubles
  • China’s Wang Yilü & Huang Dongping: Mixed doubles

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