1. 58 killed in Las Vegas shooting
Fifty-eight people were killed and 515 injured when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on Sunday night from the 32nd floor of an adjacent hotel in the Las Vegas Strip. Local police have described the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism.”
The incident is the deadliest mass shootings in recent time in the U.S. The June 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida left 49 dead.
2. AP govt conducts house-warming ceremony for 1 lakh houses
The Andhra Pradesh government conducted house-warming ceremony for one lakh houses across the state, with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu formally launching the programme in Vijayawada.
The chief minister also declared three districts — West Godavari, Krishna and SPS Nellore — as open defecation-free (ODF) and said the target was to make the entire state ODF by March 2018.
3. PM calls for an ‘ideological movement’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that “1,000 Mahatma Gandhis or one lakh Narendra Modis” could not achieve the goal of a “Clean India” without an “ideological movement” and the participation of 125 crore Indians.
He was addressing a gathering to mark three years of the Swachh Bharat Mission. He said he had been severely criticised when he had initiated the programme, stepping out with a broom to launch it.
4. First community toilet for transgenders inaugurated in Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated a toilet in the Mangalwara area for the exclusive use of transgenders. Mr. Chouhan announced awareness of government schemes would be created among them.
5. Catalan leader for a new understanding, not “traumatic” split, with Spain
Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont said on Monday that he was not looking for a “traumatic” split from Spain but a new understanding, the day after hundreds were injured as police tried to forcibly disrupt a referendum on independence.
6. ‘No nod for ONGC’s ultra deep-sea find’
Upstream oil regulator DGH has refused to review the commerciality of India’s deepest gas discovery made by Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on grounds that developing the find poses technological challenges.
7. Coal India moots VRS scheme for employees
Coal India Ltd. is working on a proposal to offer voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to its employees. A committee has already been formed to deliberate and formulate a scheme.
Members of trade unions like Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU)and Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), who are on the committee, said while they were opposed to any VRS in- principle, they would like to have a say in the formulation of any such scheme.
8. Huge win for South Africa over Bangladesh
The pace of Kagiso Rabada and the spin of Keshav Maharaj sent Bangladesh crashing to a 333-run defeat on the fifth day of the first Test against South Africa at Senwes Park
Bangladesh lost seven wickets for 41 runs in less than an hour and a half as they were bowled out for 90 after being set 424 to win. South Africa’s victory was overshadowed by an injury to fast bowler Morne Morkel, who is expected to be out for six weeks
9. Google allows publishers to limit free content
Google is allowing publishers of paid content to limit the number of free news articles accessed by people using its Internet search engine, a concession to an increasingly disgruntled media industry.
There has been mounting criticism of Google’s practices from media publishers – most notably News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch – that argue the company is profiting from online news pages.
10. Scientists can now turn any object into a TV remote
Scientists have developed a technology that can turn everyday objects — such as teacups or toy cars — into remote controls for televisions.
Researchers from Lancaster University in the U.K. said the ‘Matchpoint’ technology, which only requires a simple webcam, works by displaying moving targets that orbit a small circular widget in the corner of the TV screen.