Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 July 2019

VG Siddhartha death mystery: All you need to know about CCD owner VG Siddhartha

The CCD owner VG Siddharth was officially confirmed dead on Wednesday morning after his body was found in the Nethravati River in Mangaluru. The CCD founder had been reported missing since Monday evening and the Karnataka Government had initiated an extensive search operation to locate him. VG Siddharth's body was recovered by a group of local fishermen from the bank of Netravati River, some distance away from the spot where he was last seen on 29 July.

Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri elected as Speaker of Karnataka Assembly

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly elected BJP MLA Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri as the new Speaker. Vishweshwar Hegde had filed his nomination for the post yesterday. He was elected unopposed as the speaker of the assembly. Former Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had resigned from his post soon after BS Yediyurappa government won floor test in the house.

CCD appoints SV Ranganath as interim board Chairman, Nitin Bagmane interim COO

SV Ranganath was appointed as the interim board chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises during the CCD board meeting on Wednesday. In another significant decision, Nitin Bagmane was appointed as the interim COO of Coffee Day Enterprises. Coffee Day Enterprises is the parent company of CCD chain of restaurants.

Prithvi Shaw suspended by BCCI for 8 months for doping violation

Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till November 15 for violating anti-doping code. He consumed a prohibited substance included in over-the-counter cough syrup. Two other domestic players Divya Gajraj of Rajasthan and Akshay Dullarwar of Vidarbha were also found positive during anti-doping test.

Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Parliament

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament with the approval of Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to tighten Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) compliance, re-categorisation of specific offences as civil offences and transfer certain responsibilities to National Company Law Tribunal.

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