Top headlines of the day | 07th August 2019

Sushma Swaraj passes away, leaders condole death (Third
Lead) Sushma Swaraj passes away, leaders condole death

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the
AIIMS Delhi on Tuesday night following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said.
She was 67.

Outgoing Congress President Rahul Gandhi on August 7
condoled the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying she
was an extraordinary political leader and great orator with friendship across
party lines.

Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill

Parliament has passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019,
with the Rajya Sabah approving it today.

President Kovind gives assent
to AERA (Amendment) Bill- 2019       

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to The
Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India, AERA (Amendment) Bill- 2019. A
Gazette Notification to this effect has been issued. The Parliament had passed
the bill on 2nd of this month.

Sales downturn is expected in Automobile industry

Automobile industry is expected to face sales downturn
during the first quarter of next fiscal year as high prices on the back of
#BSVI introduction dent consumer sentiments.

Trump sues California over candidates’ tax return law

US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are suing
California over recent legislation requiring presidential candidates to file
tax returns in order to stand in primaries.

US dollar rises amid falling safe-haven currencies

The US dollar rebounded on Tuesday, amid falling safe-haven
currencies including the Japanese Yen and the Swiss franc, after China’s
central bank said on Tuesday.

Kohli, Pant score fifties as India complete series sweep

India strolled to a seven-wicket over West Indies on Tuesday
to complete a series whitewash. Captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper Rishabh
Pant scored fifties as India chased down a target of 147.

Samsung’s The Frame, Smart 7-in-1 TVs now in India

Samsung on Tuesday launched its online exclusive range of
TVs — the 55-inch ‘The Frame’ and two variants of ‘Smart 7-in-1’ – in India.

Deepika takes a jibe at Salman’s view on depression

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has taken a jibe at
superstar Salman Khan for his comment not long ago that he could not
“afford the luxury to be depressed”.

Uttrakhand: 13 Persons reported killed in 2 separate
accident in Garhwal

In Uttrakhand, 13 persons have been reported killed in two
separate accidents in Garhwal region of the state.

Shafaq Naaz takes up new challenge with horror film role

Actress Shafaq Naaz, who has featured in TV shows such as “Mahabharat” and “Chidiya Ghar”, says her forthcoming Bollywood horror film “Mushkil: Fear Behind You” allowed her to take up acting challenges.