1. The Government has decided to set up a domestic Gold Council in India. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said this while inaugurating the 2nd Edition of India Gold and Jewellery Summit in New Delhi.
2. Markets regulator SEBI has come out with new rules for re-classification of a promoter as a public investor, wherein an outgoing promoter will have to relinquish special rights as well as control over the affairs of the listed firm and not be allowed to hold over 10 per cent stake.
3. Andhra Pradesh has emerged on top in terms of employability among the states with the engineering graduates having the highest level of employability, according to India Skills Report-2019.
4. Private general insurance company HDFC ERGO General Insurance has set up a remote sensing lab for crop insurance.
5. The Jammu and Kashmir State Administrative Council (SAC) chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved a proposal to turn the J&K Bank into a public sector institution.
6. The European Investment Bank and State Bank of India have formally agreed to finance the renewable energy sector by providing new support for wind energy projects across India.
7. The historic Bali Yatra festival was inaugurated in Cuttack on the occasion of Kartik Purnima by Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera.
8. The government has included ‘Quadricycle’ as a ‘non-transport’ vehicle in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, paving the way for such vehicles to ferry passengers.
9. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the 21st round of border talks in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
10. Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honored with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations( FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane.
11. Mary Kom defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the final of the Women’s World Boxing Championships to clinch the gold medal in the 48kg category and her sixth world title at the K.D. Jadhav Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.
12. Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement.
13. Former Indian hockey player Sandeep Michael, who captained the Indian junior team to an Asia Cup gold in 2003 has passed away.
14. Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan has passed away.