A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Lionel Messi retires from international football: The announcement came minutes after Argentina lost to Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa America Centenario.
  2. India becomes member of Missile Technology Control Regime: With this membership, India can now buy high-end missile technology and state-of-the-art surveillance drones.
  3. Centre has shortlisted four candidates to succeed Raghuram Rajan as RBI governor, says Reuters: Current RBI Deputy Governor Urjit Patel, ex-deputy governors Rakesh Mohan and Subir Gokarn, and SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya are the four likely nominees.
  4. Only 1% of Punjab's population is addicted to drugs, says state health and family affairs minister: Surjit Kumar Jayani said of the 2,200 beds at rehabilitation centres across the state, only 250 were occupied.
  5. India won't count bullets if Pakistan fires first, says Rajnath Singh: Referring to the attack in Pampore in which eight jawans were killed, the home affairs minister said the neighbouring country was trying to destabilise India.
  6. India and Nepal to link 8,000 pillars along the border to Global Navigation Satellite System: The decision made at the three-day meeting of the Nepal–India Boundary Working Group is aimed at better management and surveillance.
  7. Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay persons, says Pope Francis: The 79-year-old pontiff said the Church should also seek forgiveness from other marginalised sections of society, including women.
  8. Congress selects land grab case convict Asha Kumari as party in-charge for Punjab: In February, the Himachal Pradesh MLA was given a one-year jail term for illegally transferring 60 acres of forest land in her husband's name 18 years ago.
  9. A Trai app will soon allow customers to check internet speed on mobile phones: The telecom regulator will launch the service for Android and iOS platforms next month, and users will be able to identify the best network in their locality.
  10. After Brexit, Scottish independence referendum ‘highly likely’, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: The context and circumstances from 2014, when Scotland had voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, have changed, the Scottish National Party leader said.