A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Subramanian Swamy trains gun on Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, demands his suspension: The BJP leader has questioned the economist's testimony to the US Congress where he said the country should approach the WTO against India's patent laws, but the party has distanced itself from his opinion.
  2. More than 70 people killed by lightning in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh in less than two days: The Bihar government has announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of the victims.
  3. Isro launches record 20 satellites from Sriharikota space centre: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C-34 carrying Cartosat-2 for earth observation took off along with 19 others from the US, Germany, Canada and Indonesia.
  4. BJP expels Parul University founder Jayesh Patel after student accuses him of rape: A Mumbai-based model who once studied at the institute said she was also tortured mentally and physically by the party leader.
  5.  Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis qualify for WTA Finals: The pair were the first to qualify for the premier year-ending tournament, which is scheduled for October.
  6. Pakistan claims success in blocking India’s NSG membership bid, China suddenly softens its stand: The country’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said his country’s own efforts to join the international body were going strong.
  7. Rio Games organising committee apologises for killing jaguar after using it at Olympic torch event: A soldier shot the animal when she approached him after escaping her handler at a Brazilian zoo.
  8. RBI to ensure markets are stable ahead of Brexit: India has significant trade with the UK and EU, and receives large investments from Europe.
  9. Undisclosed income of Rs 2,300 crore at Asaram's trusts, says I-T department, says Indian Express: Officials have reportedly recommended that any tax breaks given to the self-styled godman's charitable organisations should be stopped.
  10. Environment Ministry proposes green cess to make people more 'ecologically responsible': The draft National Forest Policy, 2016, also emphasises the promotion of wood use.