Top News Headlines by GKToday – 1 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • Defence: India sign Rs. 200 crore deal for acquiring ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank missiles from Russia
  • Jaya Arunachalam: Working Women’s Forum (WWF) founder dies in Chennai aged 87
  • New comic book titled ‘Dabbawala’ on tiffin carriers of Mumbai, written and illustrated by artist Abhijeet Kini, released
  • June 29: National Statistics Day celebrated with theme as ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ECONOMY & BUSSINES

  • Price of non-subsidised LPG cut by over Rs 100 per cylinder
  • Money in Swiss banks: India slips one place to 74th, UK retains top rank

INTERNATIONAL

  • Abu Dhabi hosting joint security exercise of International Security Alliance ‘ISALEX19’ from June 30
  • International Security Alliance comprises UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Senegal, Singapore, and Slovak Republic
  • United Nations World Drug Report: 271 million people globally used recreational drugs in 2017
  • Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea
  • Membership of China’s ruling Communist Party exceeds 90 million
  • European Union and Vietnam sign free trade deal that will slash duties on almost all goods
  • Events
  • 30 June: World Social Media Day observed
  • 30 June: International Day of Parliamentarism observed. It marks day of establishment of Inter-Parliamentary Union in 1889
  • 30 June: International Asteroid Day observed. It marks the day of Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russia in 1908.

SPORTS

  • Max Verstappen of Red Bull wins Formula One Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg followed by Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) in 2nd and 3rd places respectively
  • Rakesh Shukla, former India leg-spinner, passes in Delhi at the age of 71
  • Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova defeats Germany’s Angelique Kerber in final 6-1, 6-4 to win women’s singles title at Eastbourne International tennis in UK

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