Today’s Headlines: July 27, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 27, 2021


– 6 Assam Police personnel dead, 50 injured as violence at border with Mizoram intensifies

– 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated on July 26

– Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat installs Victory Flame at the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, J&K on July 26; Victory Flame (Swarnim Vijay Mashaal) marks India’s victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan

– Centre launches portal for registration of COVID-19 orphans; scheme provides ₹10 lakh to each child on reaching 23 years of age, apart from assistance with school education and health insurance

– INS Tabar participates in 325th Navy Day celebrations of Russian Navy on July 25

– Indian Navy participating in Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 on East Coast of Africa from July 26 to August 6

– Karnataka: CM B. S. Yediyurappa resigns after 2 years in the post

– Actress Jayanthi dies in Bengaluru at 76, had appeared in more than 500 films in five languages: Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi

– Nasir Kamal appointed new Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in the Ministry of Civil Aviation


– Non-performing assets (NPAs) of SCBs (scheduled commercial banks) down Rs 61,180 crore to Rs 8.34 lakh crore at the end of March 31, 2021

– ‘Gross Loans and Advances – Outstanding’ of SCBs (Scheduled Commercial Banks) rise to Rs 113.99 lakh crore as of March 31, 2021

– Madhya Pradesh (₹31.55 a litre) levies highest tax on petrol, Rajasthan on diesel (₹21.82 a litre): Hardeep Singh Puri

– Lok Sabha passes Factoring Amendment Bill which seeks to widen the scope of entities which can engage in factoring business

– Lok Sabha passes National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021; accords status of ‘Institutions of National Importance’ to NIFTEM (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management) at Kundli in Haryana and IIFPT (Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology) at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu

– Vijay Mallya declared bankrupt by British court for Indian banks to realise debt

– Kandla becomes first Green SEZ; achieves CII’s IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Green Cities Platinum Rating


– Tunisia: President Kais Saied sacks PM Hichem Mechichi, suspends parliament

– Spain: Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Park added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

– World Mangrove Day (International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem) celebrated on July 26

– Typhoon In-fa hits China’s east coast; Death toll in flooding in Henan province mounts to 63


– Manipur: CM N. Biren Singh appoints Mirabai Chanu as additional superintendent of police (sports); was working as a ticket inspector with the railways

– India’s Priya Malik wins gold in women’s 73 kg at World Cadet Wrestling Championships in Hungary


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