Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 7 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 7 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Former Eexternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away.
  • Lok Sabha passes the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019 that bifurcates the state into 2 UTs of J&K and Ladakh
  • Parliament adopts resolution revoking the special status given to J&K under Article 370 of the Constitution
  • Parliament passes bill for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants from got. residential accommodations
  • Rajya Sabha passes bill to declare four National Institutes of Design in AP, MP, Assam, and Haryana as institutions of national importance
  • US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad meets External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi; apprises him about progress in the Afghan peace process
  • Eminent educationist Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, founder of the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) Group of Schools, dies in Chennai at 93
  • Researchers at IIT Guwahati develop hand-held diagnostic device to detect bacteria instantaneously without the need for lab tests
  • Fifth earth bound orbit-raising manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 successfully performed
  • 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 to be held at Shillong on August 8-9, 2019, theme: “Digital India: Success to Excellence”
  • Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 36,976.85 (+277.01), NSE Nifty: 10,948.25 (+85.65)
  • National Handloom Day to be celebrated on August 7
  • MasterCard launches new online card payment feature Identity Check Express
  • Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill 2019
  • Replaces Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • Provides a mechanism for redressal of consumer complaints
  • Strict penalties including jail term for adulteration and misleading ads
  • Celebrities endorsing misleading ads are liable for fine.

International Current Affairs

  • US labels China a currency manipulator after the country’s central bank allowed the yuan to fall against the dollar
  • Iran unveils 3 new air-to-air missiles named ‘Yasin’, ‘Balaban’ and ‘Ghaem’
  • Typhoon Francisco makes landfall in western Japan
  • Toni Morrison, first black woman to win Nobel literature prize, dies at 88 in US

Sports Current Affairs

  • International Army Scout Masters Competition in Jaisalmer from August 5 to 16


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