Latest Current Affairs 25th July 2019

Delegation of Karnataka BJP leaders calls on Amit Shah & J P Nadda: A group of Karnataka BJP leaders met party president Amit Shah on Thursday as the party weighed its options following the fall of the Congress-JD(S) government in the state.

Rajya Sabha passes RTI amendment bill: The upper house of Parliament today took up for consideration and passage of The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Triple Talaq Bill was debated and passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Particpating in the debate, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill is not concerned with any religion or community. It concerns dignity of women and ensures gender justice. Taking into consideration earlier inputs, Important changes were introduced in the new bill by the govt, including provision for bail for the husband and recouncillation between the estranged couple. Here’s more…

SC directs Centre to Fund Set-up of Special Courts: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to fund special POCSO (Protection of Children From Sexual Offences) courts in every district where 100 or more cases under POCSO Act are pending

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates Video Walls in all Delhi Studios of Doordarshan: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday inaugurated the state of the art Video Walls in all Delhi Studios of Doordarshan and The Earth Station in the premises of Doordarshan Kendra.

RTI amendment bill introduced in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar: Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday introduced the Inter State River Water Disputes (Amendment) bill 2019 in Lok Sabha.

Anti-Triple Talaq Bill must for gender justice: Govt: Among government’s topmost priorities, Lok Sabha is currently discussing a legislation which seeks to criminalise instant triple talaq.

New four year integrated B.ED course formulated: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank: The government on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that a new four-year integrated course for B.Ed has been formulated and will start from this session itself for which a notification has been issued.

Lok Sabha passes bill to tackle illicit deposit schemes: Lok Sabha on Wednesday approved a bill to save gullible investors from ponzi schemes.

Number of pilgrims completing Amarnath Yatra crosses 3-lakh mark: The number of pilgrims who paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas this year crossed the three-lakh mark on Wednesday, officials said.

UP govt to send electricity bills to consumers only after verification: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said it will implement a mechanism whereby electricity bills of Rs 20,000 or more will be sent to consumers having a power connection of 2 Kilo Watt or less only after verification.

Lok Sabha to take triple talaq bill for consideration, passage: The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 will be taken into consideration and Passage in Lok Sabha.

Former chief justice of Bangladesh Surendra Kumar Sinha seeks political asylum in Canada: Bangladesh’s first non-Muslim chief justice S K Sinha has sought political asylum in Canada, reported the newspaper Corriere Canadese published in Canada on Tuesday and other newspapers in Dhaka on Thursday.  Justice Sinha had earlier sought asylum in the US but he did not get any favourable response there.

Glaring admission by Pakistani leadership: MEA on Pak PM Imran Khan’s remarks on terrorists: India on Thursday termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that 30,000-40,000 “armed people” who fought in Afghanistan or Kashmir were still in his country as a “glaring admission” and asserted that it is time for Islamabad to take credible and irreversible action against terrorists.

Paris sizzles, London boils as record heat threatens Europe: Paris, London, and points across Europe are bracing for record temperatures Thursday as the second heat wave this summer bakes the continent.

Afghanistan has sent four consignments to India through Chabahar: Govt: Afghanistan has sent four consignments to India through the Chabahar port in Iran since February this year, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

India ramps up efforts to secure release of 18 nationals onboard seized British ship: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has met Iranian envoy Ali Chegeni as part of the government’s efforts to secure release of 18 Indians onboard a British oil tanker seized by Iran.

Nepal’s Lower house of Parliament express grief over loss of lives and property in floods and landslides: Nepal’s House of Representatives, the lower house of the parliament, has expressed grief over loss of lives and property in recent floods and landslides in the country.

Flood Fury continues in Bangladesh: Flood fury continues in Bangladesh as water level at 46 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) has risen over the last 24 hours while 43 stations recorded a fall.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructs authorities to check child lifting rumours: The Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh has directed authorities to take prompt actions against people involved in circulating rumours and incidents of lynching.

Seoul: North Korea fires two short-range missiles: North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, after warnings from Pyongyang over military exercises between Washington and Seoul next month.

U.S. Slaps $5 Billion Fine on Facebook: US regulators slapped a record 5 billion US dollars fine on Facebook for privacy violations.

Priti Patel appointed Britain’s 1st Indian-origin Home Secretary: Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, began unveiling his top team with the announcement of some key posts on Wednesday evening. In a cabinet that was already being touted as the most diverse in British history, Priti Patel became the first Indian-origin home secretary.

36th meeting of GST Council postponed: The 36th meeting of the GST Council which was scheduled to be held in New Delhi on Thursday has been postponed.

BMW drives in X7 model in India priced at Rs 99 lakh: German luxury carmaker BMW on Thursday launched its flagship sports activity vehicle X7 in India priced at Rs 98.9 lakh (ex-showroom).

RBI expected to pause its rate cut cycle: Report: The Reserve Bank is expected to keep key interest rates unchanged in the ensuing policy review meet early next month even as there has been weakening of growth momentum in India.

ADB sanctions about Rs 2000 Cr for power projects in Tripura: Asian Development Bank has sanctioned 1,925 crore rupees project for up-gradation of power generation and distribution in Tripura.

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