A look at the headlines right now:

  1. North Korea confirms ‘nuclear warhead explosion’ test that triggered an artificial quake: Monitoring services from South Korea, Europe, US and Japan detected the tremors from an estimated explosive yield of about 10 kilotons.
  2. Railways' surge pricing system comes into effect, to run on trial for three months: The new rates will apply to only 81 of the 12,000 passenger trains that operate every day, a railway board member said.
  3. Security heightened for Karnataka bandh over Cauvery issue, 25,000 policemen deployed: Schools, government offices, petrol bunks and restaurants will remain closed, and transport services are expected to stay off the roads.
  4. Serena Williams loses World No. 1 spot to Angelique Kerber after semifinal defeat at US Open: The American was beaten by Czech Karolina Pliskova, missing out on her chance to win her 23rd Grand Slam title.
  5. ISRO's GSLV-F05 puts weather satellite in orbit, India one of six nations to master cryogenic tech: India is now also considering sending missions to Venus or an asteroid, besides another mission to Mars.
  6. 21 AAP MLAs may lose their seats after HC dismisses their appointment as parliamentary secretaries: The Election Commission will now decide whether the lawmakers can retain their constituencies or step aside for fresh elections.
  7. GST Constitution Amendment Bill gets Pranab Mukherjee's approval: The Centre will now have to introduce two follow up pieces of legislation to govern the way the new tax is implemented and how levies will be set.
  8. At ASEAN meet, Barack Obama backs India's NSG bid, warns Beijing on South China Sea claims: Despite an international ruling that stated otherwise on July 12, China continues to assume charge of a vast expanse of the resource-rich waters.
  9. Aawaaz-e-Punjab will shake the system that ruined the state’, says Navjot Singh Sidhu as he launches new political front: The cricketer-turned-politician said those with vested interests cannot revive the state.
  10. Pokémon GO Plus, a wearable companion device for the game, will be launched on September 16: It will connect to phones over Bluetooth Smart and allow hunters to catch the creatures without needing to look at their screens constantly.