Top 10 headlines this morning | 06 August 2019

Govt repeals Articles 370; Rajya Sabha passes Jammu and
Kashmir Reorganisation Bill

The government today announced the repealing of Article 370
which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The resolutions in this
regard were adopted by the Rajya Sabha.

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 to be tabled
in LS today

The government will move Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation
Bill 2019 for consideration and passage in Lok Sabha today.

Ayodhya Land Dispute : SC to commence day-to-day hearing
from today.

Supreme Court will commence today day-to-day hearing in Ram
Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya after the efforts to arrive at
an amicable settlement through mediation have failed.

Ban on meetings, rallies in Hyderabad

Hyderabad police on Monday imposed a ban on meetings and
rallies after the Union Home Ministry issued an advisory to all the states as
well as Union Territories..

N.Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two projectiles believed to be short-range
ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said,
in an apparent show of force against the ongoing joint military exercise
between Seoul and Washington that began a day before.

US dollar drops amid growing trade worries

The US dollar declined as trade concerns persisted around
global foreign exchange market, driving up safe-haven currencies including the
Japanese yen.

Erring Ashes umpire’s Wikipedia page vandalised

Umpiring errors took centre stage in the first Ashes Test at
Edgbaston and, as is often the case nowadays when an individual is in the
centre of a significant sporting event, their mistakes reflected on Wikipedia.
While Aleem Dar’s page was seemingly intact, Joel Wilson’s introduction had
been altered through the course of Day 5.

Lenovo, Intel announce multi-year collaboration

Intel and Lenovo on Monday announced a multi-year
collaboration to accelerate convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and
Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve world’s most challenging problems.

Bill to increase number of SC judges passed in Lok Sabha

The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill was
passed in the Lok Sabha that proposes an increase in the number of judges in
Supreme Court from 30 to 33 excluding the Chief Justice of India.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigns from
membership of the House

In a setback for the Congress, its Rajya Sabha MP and chief whip Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned from the membership of the House on Monday opposing the party’s stand on the abrogation of Article 370.