Top News Headlines by GKToday – 30 July 2019

Here are the top current affairs of 30 July 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • India has 2967 tigers says All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018: MP-526, Karnataka: 524, Uttarakhand: 442, Maharashtra: 312, Tamil Nadu: 264, Assam: 190, Kerala: 190
  • Mobile application M-STrIPES (Monitoring System For Tigers-Intensive Protection and Ecological Status) used for Tiger census
  • Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019, a Bill seeking to repeal 58 obsolete laws, passed unanimously by the Lok Sabha
  • Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 that seeks to create National Medical Commission in place of Medical Council of India
  • Landing Craft Utility commissioned into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam; is 100th warship built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata
  • Odisha wins Geographical Indication (GI) tag for ‘Odisha Rasagola’, W. Bengal had got GI for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’ in 2017
  • West Bengal: CM launches phone number (9137091370) and website www.didikaybolo.com to address public grievances
  • Karnataka: CM B.S. Yeddyurappa wins floor test in the Assembly by voice vote
  • Maharashtra: Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar quits the Assembly

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,688.28 (–196.82), NSE Nifty: 11,189.20 (–95.10)
  • Rajya Sabha approves Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019; seeks to speed up bankruptcy resolution process
  • Commerce and industry ministry to set up a ‘National Traders Welfare Board’ to advise the government to reduce compliance burden and improve availability of funds for traders
  • India signs Rs 1,500 crore deal to acquire R-27 air-to-air missiles from Russia for equipping Su-30MKI combat aircraft
  • Cisco collaborating with Google to launch free high-speed WiFi at public locations across India
  • Infosys launches Cyber Defence Center in Bucharest, Romania

International Current Affairs

  • President Ram Nath Kovind holds talks with his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon in Cotonou
  • Pakistan: 1,000-year-old Shawala Teja Singh temple in Sialkot opened for Hindus for the 1st time since partition
  • BRICS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, participants-Sergei Lavrov (Russia), Wang Yi (China), Ernesto Araujo (Brazil), Naledi Pandor (South Africa) and V.K. Singh (India)
  • Israel and the U.S. conduct tests of Arrow-3 missile defence system in Alaska

Sports Current Affairs

ICC WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP (WTC)
  • WTC to begin from August 1 with Australia-England test in Ashes series
  • 9 countries will play a total of 71 Test matches across 27 series over two years
  • Top 2 two teams to play in final in June 2021 in the UK
  • Athletics: Dalilah Muhammad (52.2 sec) of US breaks 16-year old WR in women’s 400 m hurdles
  • Colombia’s Egan Bernal of Team Ineos wins 3,365.8 km Tour de France cycle race (July 6-Brussels – July 28-Paris)
  • Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of Finland wins German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) is 2nd and Russian Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) finished 3rd
  • 13-year old Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa wins Xtracon Open chess championship in Copenhagen
  • Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili beats Russia’s Andrey Rublev in final 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win men’s singles title at Hamburg Open tennis

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