A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court directs Centre to decide the time frame for appointing Lokpal: The top court asked the Centre to file an affidavit within 10 days, and posted the matter for further hearing on July 17.
  2. India’s core sector growth declines to 3.6% in May, the lowest in 10 months: The core industries are coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity.
  3. Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi: The CBI had reportedly approached the agency on June 11.
  4. Burari family alleges foul play, dismisses theories of suicide pact and occult practices: The police said they have found handwritten notes that point to a ‘religious or spiritual angle’. 
  5. Met department predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of the country till Friday: Some places in Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall – 244.5 mm or more in a day – until Tuesday.  
  6. Maharashtra Police detain 23 in connection with lynching of five people in Dhule district: The police have filed a case against 35 people, of whom 12 have been named.
  7. European Union warns of counter-measures if US imposes tariffs on imported cars: President Donald Trump has threatened to impose a 20% tariff on the import of cars assembled in the European Union.  
  8. Supreme Court rejects plea to close Kudankulam plant till storage facility for spent fuel is built: The top court instead extended the deadline to set up a facility for spent nuclear fuel to April 2022.
  9. Punjab government recommends death penalty for drug smugglers, peddlers: ‘Since drug peddling is destroying entire generations, it deserves exemplary punishment,’ Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said.  
  10. By 2020, UAE will tow icebergs from Antarctica for drinking water projects, say reports: The National Advisor Bureau Limited is developing an advanced technology that will reduce the project cost and ensure zero ice melting during transportation.