Top Headlines July 27, 2022 Supreme Court on PMLA Singer Lizzo on Billboards Hot 100 Chart IND Vs West Indies India Sixth Country in NATO

Updated: Jul 27, 2022 9:31 PM (IST)

MAIN HEADLINES OF THE DAY July 27, 2022

INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION

Adding India as a sixth country to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) plus would move New Delhi towards a defense security alignment with the United States,” the member said. of US Congressman Ro Khanna.

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, severely damaging a hospital and buildings in a northern province and causing strong tremors in the capital, Manila. . There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or fatalities from the earthquake.

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will speak on Thursday, according to a US official, their first conversation in four months coming amid renewed tension between Washington and Beijing over China’s claims on Taiwan. The planned talks between the two leaders, the fifth in a series of regular checks, have been ongoing for weeks. But the possibility of a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress and second in line for the presidency, has added new pressure to the complicated relationship.

More than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled on Wednesday due to an all-day strike by the airline’s German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel confusion to hit Europe.

NATIONAL NEWS

Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who is serving a life sentence in Tihar prison in a terrorist financing case, was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in central Delhi on Tuesday, four days after he started a hunger strike starting Friday, people aware of the development said.

As part of its preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a three-day training camp for its leaders and workers in Chitrakoot from Friday. Several state and central ministers, including Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the two Deputy Chief Cabinet Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, will participate in the programme.

In a big boost to the Center, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the authority of the Law Enforcement Branch to investigate, arrest and seize assets under the Money Laundering Prevention Act. silver (PMLA). The development comes amid Sonia Gandhi’s questioning by the investigative agency in the National Herald case. The Congress leader is being questioned for the third day today. A bench headed by Judge AM Khanwilkar had delivered the verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the ED’s arrest, seizure and investigation process and seeking interpretation of the provisions of the PMLA.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday dismissed allegations of political vendetta against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State Vice Chairman Bernard N Marak accused of running racketeering of prostitution. Marak was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Opposition MPs, who have been suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the past two days for their “misconduct”, decided to stage a relay protest in front of Gandhi’s statue outside Parliament.

ENTERTAINMENT AND POP CULTURE NEWS

Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha will star in his brother Kussh S Sinha’s debut film titled Nikita Roy and The Book of Darkness. The actress shared the film’s poster on social media and announced that she would start working on the film soon. Apart from Sonakshi, the film will also have Paresh Rawal and Suhail Nayyar in pivotal roles.

Award-winning actress Kate Winslet is set to star in an HBO limited series called The Palace, which will be directed by acclaimed director Stephen Frears. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Palace recounts a year inside an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel. Winslet will also serve as executive producer on the drama, which HBO has ordered to series.

Singer Lizzo revealed in a TikTok video that Harry Styles sent her flowers after her mega hit “About Damn Time” ended her track “As It Was”‘s reign on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart.

Actor Shreyas Talpade will play the role of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Kangana Ranaut’s Emergency. The film stars Kangana as Indira Gandhi, while Anupam Kher will play Jayaprakash Narayanan.

SPORTS NEWS

Chess Olympiad fever peaks here with Indian teams appearing set for glory in the 44th edition of the prestigious event which starts from Thursday. In the absence of powerhouses Russia and China, India will field three teams each in the Open and Women’s sections respectively. The next edition, which drew a record 188 teams in the Open section and 162 in the women’s section, would also see six Indian teams in the fray. India, as hosts, could field two teams and were able to field an additional team in each section as the number of entries was odd. The absence of Russia and China weakens the field but gives other nations an opportunity to aim for glory.

India will face West Indies in the 3rd ODI at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. India have already finished the series 2-0 after a spectacular victory over the Windies, on the heroism of Axar Patel. The 3rd ODI will be dead rubber and we may see teams testing new combinations and rotations in the squad.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Carrington training ground, Manchester, England, after his self-imposed exile yesterday and was accompanied by his agent Jorge Mendes. The duo held talks with United manager Erik ten Hag and chief executive Richard Arnold. Ronaldo’s mentor, former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, was also present at Carrington, although it was unclear whether he took part in the discussion.

MARKET NEWS

Nifty closes above 16,600, Sensex gains 547 pts ahead of US Fed result.

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