Top News Headlines by GKToday – 31 July 2019

Here are the top current affairs of 31 July 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Rajya Sabha passes the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019 that criminalises instant triple talaq and attracts a jail term of three years for the husband
  • ITBP DG S. S. Deswal given the additional charge of the counter-terror force NSG
  • Sanjay Sinh. Congress Rajya Sabha member from Assam, resigns from the party and the Upper House
  • 3 NCP MLAs and 1 Congress MLA resigned from Maharashtra Assembly
  • President Kovind addresses National Assembly (Parliament) of Benin in Cotonou, meets President Patrice Talon
  • Wing commander Tarun Chaudhri became 1st pilot of Indian Armed Forces to do a wingsuit jump

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,397.24 (–289.13), NSE Nifty: 11,085.40 (–103.8)
  • Parliament passes the Companies (Amendment) Bill which seeks to tighten CSR norms and ensure stricter action for non-compliance of the company law regulations
  • Lok Sabha passes Code on Wages Bill, 2019 to enable introduction of minimum wage for workers
  • Lok Sabha passes the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 that provides for creation of Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA)
  • RBI liberalises norms related to ECB by relaxing the end-use restrictions with regard to working capital, general corporate purpose and repayment of rupee loans
  • Centre nominates Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty on RBI’s central board
  • Rajiv Kumar designated as the new Finance Secretary
  • India ranked 4th globally (behind Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia) in terms of business optimism over the next 12 months: Grant Thornton’s International Business Report

International Current Affairs

  • UN celebrates International Day of Friendship on July 30
  • UN observes World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, theme: ‘Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action’
  • India gifts 44 SUVs to Mozambique’s Ministry of Interior during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit
  • Actor-filmmaker Andy Serkis wins International Broadcasting Convention’s highest award, the International Honor for Excellence
  • Military plane of Pakistan Army crashes in Rawalpindi, killing 19 people, including five military personnel
  • US: Tropical storm Erick grows into a hurricane in the eastern Pacific Ocean

Sports Current Affairs

  • BCCI suspends batsman Prithvi Shaw till November 15 for doping violation


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