Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 1, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 1, 2021

INDIA

– SC directs NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) to issue norms for financial help to kin of Covid victims
– Google India publishes its first transparency report in accordance with the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules (“IT Rules”), 2021
– K.V. Sampath Kumar, 64, editor of Sudharma, reckoned world’s only Sanskrit daily, dies
– AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) extended in Nagaland for another six months by Home ministry
– Cabinet approves MoU between India, Gambia on Refurbishing Personnel Administration & Governance Reforms

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Cabinet approves Rs 6.29-lakh crore relief package announced by Finance Minister to support pandemic-hit economy
– CCEA approves Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme for power DISCOMs worth over Rs. 3 lakh crores
– BharatNet project: Cabinet approves Rs 19,041 cr viability gap funding for implementation through PPP model
– Cabinet approves extension of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) for another nine months till March 31, 2022
– India’s external debt surges to USD 570 billion as of March-end 2021: RBI
– India reports current account surplus of 0.9% in 2020-21
– Covid-19: World Bank approves USD 500 mn loan to support India’s informal working class amid pandemic
– Tourism losses could cost world $4 trillion in 2020 and 2021: UN report
– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discuss global minimum tax
– India’s core sector output in May grows 16.8% year-on-year on low base
– Indian Navy signs pact with Bharat Electronics Ltd to develop emerging technologies

WORLD

– U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to remove statues honouring those who upheld slavery or backed the Confederacy from the Capitol building
– Rebel fighters in the Tigray region of Ethiopia recapture regional capital Mekelle
– International Asteroid Day observed on June 30
– International Day of Parliamentarism observed on June 30

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