Top GKToday’s News Headlines-12 July 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-12 July 2020

INDIA

  • Supreme Court allows email, fax, instant messaging apps like ‘WhatsApp’ for service of notices, summons
  • India’s 2018 Tiger Census sets a new Guinness Record for being the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey
  • Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launches ‘India Cycles 4 Change Challenge’ inviting cities to come up with quick solutions for promoting cycling

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • COVID-19: PSU RCF (Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited) launches hand sanitizer called ‘‘RCF SAFEROLA” containing Iso Propyl Alcohol (IPA) and Aloe Vera extract

HAGIA SOPHIA

  • Turkey’s govt. converts Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque after a favourable court ruling
  • Hagia Sophia was a church built under Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 6th century
  • It was converted into a mosque by Ottomans in 1453 following their conquest of Constantinople
  • Modern Turkey’s government converted the mosque into a museum in 1934

WORLD

  • Singapore: Ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of PM Lee Hsien Loong returns to power in general elections
  • World Population Day observed on July 11; world’s population reached 5 billion on 11 July 1987
  • Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey (US)

SPORTS

  • Wimbledon tennis tournament organisers will pay $12.5 million prize money to 620 players despite cancellation

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