Today’s Headlines: July 20, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 20, 2021


– Govt. facing allegations of using Pegasus software to spy on Indian journalists, politicians and activists

– Allegations denied in parliament by IT & Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

– Even a missed video call on WhatsApp could give Pegasus complete access to users’ smart phones

– Israeli’s NSO Group selling spyware Pegasus to governments around the world


– Govt announces launch of National Logistics Excellence Awards in 2 categories

– First group includes logistics infrastructure and service providers

– Second one is for various user industries


– 1.32 lakh declarations involving Rs 99,765 cr disputed tax filed under Vivad se Vishwas scheme; last date for making declaration under the scheme was March 31, 2021

– Govt exempts importers from stock limit on pulses; increases it for wholesalers and millers

– Unemployment rate at 20.8% in urban India in the April-June quarter 2020: Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav

– Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express now runs with Tejas-type Smart Sleeper coaches

– Tea exports fall to 203.8 million kg in 2020-21

– Reliance Commercial Finance lenders approve debt-resolution plan with Authum as successful bidder


– UN expresses concern over spying on activists, journalists and politicians’ worldwide using Pegasus spyware made by Israeli firm NSO Group




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