Top GKToday’s News Headlines-16 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-16 July 2020

INDIA

  • Govt. to allow Invalid Pension to Armed Forces Personnel with less than 10 years of qualifying service
  • 15th India-EU Summit held in virtual format; “India-EU Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025” adopted
  • Malini Parthasarathy replaces N Ram as chairperson of The Hindu group
  • Fifth anniversary of the Skill India Mission observed on July 15
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
  • India posts its first monthly trade surplus ($790 million) in over 18 years in June
  • Armed forces get special powers for individual procurement up to Rs 300 crores
  • Sanitizers are disinfectants like soaps, Dettol; attract 18% GST: Finance Ministry
  • Conference on Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Technologies organised online by TNTDPC, SIDM and CII; theme: ‘Empowering India with ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Mission’
  • ADB appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as new vice-president
  • Google to pick 7.7% stake in Reliance Industries’ Jio Platforms for ₹33,737 crore
WORLD
  • BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches BRICS CCI Young Leaders Initiative
  • World Youth Skills Day observed on July 15
  • US: President Trump signs into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act; ends US preferential treatment for Hong Kong

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