A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Nation will not benefit from publicity stunts, says Narendra Modi: The PM was responding to a question regarding the recent criticism of RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan by Subramanian Swamy, and called the apex bank chief ‘someone who loves his country’.
  2. Despite NSG disappointment, Narendra Modi says China has been cooperating with India: In an interview to Times Now, the prime minister also said his government has attempted to continue its dialogue with Pakistan despite recent terror attacks.
  3. Britain to get its new prime minister by September 2, say reports: Among those expected to enter the fray include leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson and former Defence Secretary Liam Fox.
  4. Nawaz Sharif wrote to 17 counterparts to prevent India's entry to NSG, says Sartaj Aziz: However, the country's Foreign Office spokesperson Nafee Zakriya has refuted reports that Pakistan was lobbying against India.
  5. Lionel Messi retires from international football: The announcement came minutes after Argentina lost to Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa America Centenary.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Infosys employee murder: Case transferred to Chennai Police after Madras High Court intervenes: The Railway Police has failed to make any progress in the investigation of a 24-year-old who was hacked to death in public on Friday.
  9. Brexit fallout: Sensex rises five points, pound slumps to 31-year low against US dollar: Earlier in the day, the Sensex had slipped around 99 points while Nifty had fallen by 49.25 points.
  10. 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.