Top GKToday’s News Headlines-13 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-13 June 2020

INDIA

  • People’s movement from 9 pm-5 am prohibited; buses, trucks can ply on highways: Home Ministry
  • iFLOWS-Mumbai, an Integrated Flood Warning System for Mumbai, launched; developed by Ministry of Earth Sciences

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Defence Ministry extends by four months (till July 24, 2020) capital acquisition deliveries of domestic vendors
  • NHAI becomes first construction sector organisation to go ‘fully digital’ with the launch of the ‘Data Lake’ software
  • Foreign exchange reserves surged by $8.22 billion to $501.70 billion in the week ended June 5, first time above $500 billion
  • RBI constitutes working group headed by RBI executive director PK Mohanty to review private bank shareholding norms
  • Industrial output, measured in terms of IIP (Index of Industrial Production), shrinks by a record 55.5% in April
  • Mahindra & Mahindra to give up control of its South Korean unit SsangYong Motor: MD Pawan Goenka

SAHAKAR MITRA

  • Sahakar Mitra: Scheme on Internship Programme (SIP) was launched by Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Ministry
  • An initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation, SIP will help cooperative institutions access innovative ideas of young professionals (interns)

WORLD

  • ILO, UNICEF release report ‘COVID-19 and Child labour: A Time of Crisis, A Time to Act’
  • World Day against Child Labour celebrated on June 12; theme: ‘Covid-19: Protect Children from Child Labour, now more than ever!’
  • Indian-American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal awarded 2020 World Food Prize
  • Twitter shuts down 1.7 lakh accounts for “spreading geopolitical narratives favourable” to the Chinese government
  • Donald Trump targets ICC (International Criminal Court) with sanctions for probing whether U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan

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