A look at the major headlines right now:

  1. Rajya Sabha polls: Suresh Prabhu, P Chidambaram, Piyush Goyal elected unopposed: Noted advocate Ram Jethmalani and Misa Bharti are among those elected from Bihar.
  2. India is fast becoming the world’s biggest e-waste generator, finds study: The main producers of electronic waste in the country are the government, public and industrial sectors, the paper by Assocham-cKinetics said.
  3. Three BSF jawans killed in ambush on Srinagar-Jammu national highway: The attack took place when the soldiers were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar to join their duties.
  4. Two policemen were among 22 killed in the Mathura clashes, 124 arrested: The fighting ensued after police tried to evict illegal occupants, reportedly members of the Swadheen Bharat Vidhik Satyagrahi, from a land in Jawahar Bagh.
  5. Nita Ambani nominated to International Olympic Committee: If elected, she will become the first Indian woman to hold the position.
  6. FIFA headquarters raided by Swiss police for evidence in corruption cases: Material that could be used against ex-President Sepp Blatter and ex-Secretary General Jerome Valcke was seized.
  7. Limit the dimensions of cricket bats, ICC committee suggests: Several experts have raised concerns that big scores in limited-overs cricket and mishits landing in the stands is because of the increasing width of bats.
  8. Google's AI music programme just wrote its first song: The tech giant's Magenta project aims to advance the art of machine learning for creative pursuits.
  9. India joins a regime to control the proliferation of ballistic missiles: India has joined the Hague Code of Conduct by notifying the HCoC Central Contact in Vienna through diplomatic channels, Spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup said.
  10. Louvre museum to evacuate artwork in flood-hit Paris as river Seine swells: The decision was made after Seine overflowed, threatening valuable treasures kept in the underground reserves of the riverside landmark.