Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 6 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 6 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Lok Sabha Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33
  • Lok Sabha passes The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 to ban commercial surrogacy in the country
  • Rajasthan Assembly passes anti-lynching bill; life imprisonment and a fine up to ₹5 lakh to convicts in cases of mob lynching involving the victim’s death
  • Rajasthan Assembly passes Bill making ‘honour killing’ punishable by death penalty or life imprisonment
  • Congress MP from Assam, Bhubaneswar Kalita resigns from the membership of the Rajya Sabha
  • Kerala: IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman suspended from service for causing death of journalist in road accident in Thiruvananthapuram on August 3
J&K
  • repeals Article 370 which grants special status to J&K; resolutions in this regard passed by Rajya Sabha
  • Rajya Sabha passes the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019; makes J&K a Union Territory with legislature and Ladakh Union Territory without legislature
  • The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019 having provisions of 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections of upper caste in the state passed by the Rajya Sabha
TRANSGENDER BILL
  • Lok Sabha passes the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019
  • Seeks to prohibit discrimination against transgender persons, including in matters of employment
  • Provides for giving certificates of identity to them

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 36,700 (–418), NSE Nifty: 10,863 (–135)

International Current Affairs

  • Shah Rukh Khan to get ‘Excellence in Cinema’ honour at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on August 8

Sports Current Affairs

  • Australia (284, 487/7) defeat England (374, 146) by 251 runs in the first Test match of the Ashes Series at Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • ATP Washington Open tennis: Australia’s Nick Kyrgios beats Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4) in final to win men’s singles title
  • San Jose WTA tennis: China’s Zheng Saisai beats Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in final 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to win women’s singles title
  • Actor Aamir Khan launches Maharashtra government’s Mission Shakti to train athletes from Chandrapur and Gadchiroli for international events like the Olympics
  • India (167/5 in 20 overs) beat West Indies (98/4 in 15.3-reduced target 121 in 15.3) by 22 runs in in 2nd T20I at Lauderhill, USA, Krunal Pandya (20 runs, 2/23) is Man of the Match

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