A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rupee breaches 70 per US dollar for the first time, government blames ‘external factors’: The currency opened at 69.84 against the US dollar on Tuesday morning and soon fell to 70.07. 
  2. Pedestrians injured after car crashes into security barriers outside UK Parliament: The Scotland Yard said they have arrested the driver.  
  3. Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire in Kupwara, claims Indian Army: The Army had said on Monday that an Indian soldier was killed while attempting to foil an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector.
  4. Madras High Court orders CBI inquiry into police firing during anti-Sterlite protests: Thirteen people protesting against the expansion of a copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi were killed by the police on May 22 and May 23.
  5. Wholesale price inflation eased to 5.09% in July: It stood at 1.88% during the corresponding month in 2017.  
  6. Centre denies China is printing Indian currency: A news report on Monday said China was printing foreign currency on a massive scale to meet high demands from countries such as India, Thailand and Brazil.
  7. Aero India not being shifted out of Bengaluru, clarifies Union minister Ananth Kumar: His statement came hours after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy wrote to the Centre about the matter.
  8. Indians among 45 people arrested in Houston for allegedly violating immigration laws: Last week, the US Border Patrol found 78 suspected undocumented residents, including Indians, inside a locked refrigerated trailer at a checkpoint in Texas.  
  9. EP Jayarajan, who resigned in 2016 because of nepotism allegations, reinstated as Kerala minister: The CPI(M) leader landed in trouble after going out of his way to appoint his relatives in public sector companies.  
  10. Server of Cosmos Bank hacked, Rs 94 crore transferred to foreign accounts, say reports: Information of thousands of debit cards were stolen during a malware attack, the police said.