Top GKToday’s News Headlines-1 July 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-1 July 2020


  • PM extends free grain distribution scheme under PMGKAY (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana) till the end of November
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar holds talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian
  • IIT Madras launches world’s first online BSc degree in Programming and Data Science
  • India’s AI enabled MyGov Corona Helpdesk bags 2 awards at CogX 2020 (Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Emerging Technology)
  • Indian Oil, NTPC, SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation) to develop a demonstration waste-to-energy plant at Okhla landfill site in Delhi
  • Ravinder Bhakar appointed CEO of CBFC (Central Board of Films Certification)
  • K. K. Venugopal reappointed as Attorney General of India for one year


  • Output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by 23.4 per cent in May
  • Eight core infrastructure industries are: fertilisers, coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, steel, cement and electricity
  • Fitch Ratings cuts India’s growth forecast for 2021-22 fiscal to 8% from 9.5% projected in May
  • WTO sets up dispute panel on India’s import duties on ICT (information and communications technology) products
  • BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Suresh Prabhu to head Cooperative Development Forum (CDF)
  • Facebook launches Avatars in India allowing users to make a cartoon-like version of themselves


  • The State of World Population 2020 report released by UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
  • U.S. ends defense exports to Hong Kong, restricts access to high tech products
  • International Asteroid Day observed on 30 June; marks anniversary of Tunguska impact over Siberia on this day in 1908
  • International Day of Parliamentarism observed on June 30; Geneva-based IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) founded on this day in 1889
  • 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report released by UNESCO
  • China to join UN Arms Trade Treaty that is designed to control the flow of weapons into conflict zones
  • ‘Glow’ to replace ‘whitening’ in some L’Oreal skin products
  • Apple tops Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) ranking of ‘50 Most Innovative Companies in 2020’


  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveils NADA’s (National Anti-Doping Agency) mobile app to help athletes stay updated on banned substances



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