Top GKToday’s News Headlines-16 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-16 June 2020

INDIA

  • ICMR recommends use of rapid antigen test kits for diagnosis of COVID-19 in combination with RT-PCR test
  • COVID-19 International Film Festival: Odia short film ‘Martyapura Re Jamaraj’ (‘Yamaraj on earth’) wins Special Jury award
  • ECONOMY & CORPORATE
  • Indian Gas Exchange (IGX), first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform, launched
  • WPI (Wholesale Price Index)-based inflation was –3.21% in May 2020
  • Exports in May 2020 fall 36.47% to $19.05 bn, trade deficit down to $3.15 bn
  • EPFO launches facility allowing settlement of online claims from its regional offices
  • CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) launches e-Office to automate internal file handling
  • Nirmala Sitharaman meets private banks, NBFCs to ensure smooth roll out of ECLGS (emergency credit line guarantee scheme) to help MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises)
  • Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Suraksha Salary Account’ for workforce of MSMEs
  • Maruti Suzuki India’s Alto remains country’s best-selling model for 16th year in a row in 2019-20
  • Samir Bangara, cofounder & CEO of digital music platform Qyuki Digital Media, dies in Mumbai
  • ByteDance discontinuing its Vigo Video and Vigo Lite apps in India

WORLD

  • India joins Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as founding member
  • PM Boris Johnson to establish a commission to look at racial equality in the UK
  • India, China expanded nuclear stockpile in last one year: SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed on June 15

SPORTS

  • Azerbaijan’s Mamedyarov Shakhriyar wins Sharjah World Stars online chess tournament; India’s P. Harikrishna 2nd

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