1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. CBI says same bike and weapon were used to kill Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar: Indian Express: The police are still looking for the black Honda Splendor motorcycle that was used for a recce and to execute the attacks.
  4. Dalit student in Karnataka nursing school forced to drink phenyl, in critical condition: The 19-year-old’s family has alleged that the police and college authorities have not taken any action yet.
  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. Environment Ministry proposes green cess to make people more 'ecologically responsible’: The draft National Forest Policy, 2016, also emphasises the promotion of wood use.
  7. SoftBank President Nikesh Arora to step down: He was under fire from a group of investors, who had in April called on the board of directors to investigate his track record and qualifications.
  8. Microsoft says the Chrome browser is bad for your laptop's battery: The company compared it with its own browser, Edge, and used two tests to prove its efficiency.
  9. 54 children admitted to hospital after eating midday meal at Bihar government school: The students said they saw a lizard in the meal served to them, but this has not been confirmed by authorities.
  10. Jews to get minority status in Maharashtra after Cabinet approves proposal: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the move would allow members of the community get access to scholarships and set up educational institutions.