24 News You Should Read Today


1. Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan scheduled to move The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill provides for protection of the interests of consumers and for the said purpose, to establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ disputes. The bill will replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Lok Sabha has already passed the bill.

2. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare scheduled to hold a meeting of various stakeholders in New Delhi to seek suggestions on the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB), which among other things, proposes a unique health identity on the lines of Aadhaar for easy availability of a person’s health details. The ministry of health and family welfare, secretary, will chair the proceedings at the Constitution Club of India.

3. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and several Union Ministers. In his first visit to Delhi after taking over as Chief Minister, Yediyurappa will hold a dinner meeting with MPs and union ministers representing Karnataka and have discussions on state specific issues and development related projects.

4. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy scheduled to arrive in New Delhi to meet Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. He is also likely to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu during the visit.

5. The fourth session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly scheduled to begin.

6. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) scheduled to issue a 10-day cash management bill for Rs 25,000 crore. These bills are issued on behalf of the government to meet the short-term cash needs of the centre.

7. The fifth edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition scheduled to start at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It is the first time that India is participating in the event. The previous four editions of the competition were held at Russia. Besides the Indian army team, seven other countries, including Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sudan and Uzbekistan are participating in the event.

8. Maharashtra opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) scheduled to launch a state-wide “Shivswarajya Yatra” from the Fort Shivneri, the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji to reach out to the voters especially youth and first-time voters in the run-up to the Assembly election.


9. The Supreme Court scheduled to begin daily hearing to decide the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute after efforts to arrive at a settlement through mediation failed.

10. The Supreme Court scheduled to resume hearing on a plea filed by senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel against Gujarat High Court order on his election to the Rajya Sabha in 2017.

11. The Delhi High Court scheduled to hear a petition filed by the Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta seeking a direction to set aside a notification by the Speaker nominating a group of AAP MLAs to municipal corporations.

12. The Bombay High Court likely to pass its orders on pleas challenging the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) decision to grant temporary no-objection certificates to several housing societies for the slaughter of goats and sheep on Bakr-Id.

13. The Madras High Court scheduled to resume hearing on a petition filed by the founder of popular South Indian food chain Saravana Bhawan P Rajagopal’s son who has claimed that his father’s health condition worsened after he was admitted to Stanley hospital, following his surrender in a sessions court on July 9.

14. The Madras High Court scheduled to resume hearing on a petition filed by Idol Wing chief Pon Manickavel seeking to implead him as respondent and directed him to file a report regarding his allegations on involvement of ministers in idol theft cases.

15. It is the date set by a Delhi court for the other accused to appear before it in connection with the Unnao rape case. The case pertains to the rape of a minor girl allegedly by the lawmaker- Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his accomplice, Shashi Singh at his residence in Unnao on June 4, 2017, where she had gone to seek a job.

16. A Delhi court scheduled to resume hearing on a bail plea filed by Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam

17. The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai scheduled to hear NIA’s response to a plea by group of journalists who filed an intervention application before the court opposing the NIA’s plea to conduct an ‘in-camera’ trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

18. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) scheduled to resume hearing on a plea filed by Deloitte Haskin & Sells seeking a four-week stay on the order passed by the tribunal to implead the auditors of IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) in the tribunal’s proceedings against IL&FS for operational mismanagement.


19. A joint session of the Pakistan Parliament, summoned by Pakistan President Arif Alvi, scheduled to discuss the Indian government’s decision to abolish the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The joint sitting will review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control.


20. The third and final T20I between India and West Indies scheduled to be played at Providence Stadium, Guyana.

21. Defending champion Mohun Bagan scheduled to play their second match against Calcutta Customs in the Calcutta Football League at Mohun Bagan Ground in Kolkata.


22. Hiroshima Day scheduled to be observed, which commemorates the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

23. Birthday of water conservationist Rajendra Singh scheduled to be celebrated.

24. Death anniversary of social reformer Surendranath Banerjee scheduled to be observed.