Top GKToday’s News Headlines-1 June 2020

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

INDIA

  • AYUSH Ministry & ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) jointly launch video blogging contest “My Life – My Yoga” (also called “Jeevan Yoga”)
  • Thunderstorm kills 3 persons in Agra, damages Taj Mahal’s marble railing

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Tata Sons ties up with SCTIMST (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology), Trivandrum for commercial production of Covid-19 testing kits based on RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcriptase Loop-Mediated Amplification) technology
  • Govt. orders ISPS (internet service providers) to block computer file-sharing website WeTransfer due to security reasons
  • Banks Board Bureau recommends new appointments: Ashwani Bhatia: MD for SBI, P.P. Sengupta: MD & CEO of Indian Overseas Bank and Matam Venkata Rao: MD & CEO of Central Bank of India
  • NGT conducts probe into Styrene gas leak from LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7 that killed 12 people; lists lapses

WORLD

  • Elon Musk-owned SpaceX becomes first private company to send astronauts into space; SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docks with the International Space Station (ISS)
  • US President Donald Trump postpones G7 summit that was scheduled for June; hints at G7’s expansion to include India and Russia
  • World No Tobacco Day observed on May 31
  • South Africa-based HIV/AIDS researcher Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins 0.5 million-euro Christophe Merieux Prize given by French govt.

SPORTS

  • US athlete Bobby Morrow dies at 84; won gold in men’s 100 m, 200 m & 4X100 m relay at 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

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