Top GKToday’s News Headlines-17 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-17 July 2020

INDIA

  • Bihar assembly polls: EC limits postal ballot facility for 1. those above 80 years of age 2. Persons With Disabilities 3. COVID-19 positive 4. Quarantined 5. Those engaged in essential services
  • Corosure, the COVID-19 diagnostic kit developed by IIT Delhi, launched; claimed as world’s most affordable
  • Shree Purushottam Priyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, Head priest of Maninagar Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, dies in Ahmedabad at the age of 78

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya flagged off first container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala via Chattogram port
  • Cochin Shipyard Limited signs contract for construction of Autonomous electric vessels for ASKO maritime AS, Norway
  • Govt. imposes curbs on import of power tillers and its components; DGFT license will be required or imports
  • RBI announces guidelines for “Fair Practices Code” (FPC) for ARCs (Asset Reconstruction Companies); cautions against harassment of debtors while recovering loans
  • NITI Aayog recommends at least 25% recycled metals, plastic and paper in India’s large infrastructure projects
  • India ranks 3rd behind China and US in global manufacturing locations among 48 nations: Cushman & Wakefield

WORLD

  • Tunisia: PM Elyes Fakhfakh resigns over an alleged conflict of interest
  • Denmark: PM Mette Frederiksen (42) marries filmmaker Bo Tengberg (55)
  • Taiwan conducts live-fire exercise to demonstrate its ability to defend against any Chinese invasion
  • India, Israel sign agreement to further expand collaboration in dealing with cyber threats
  • Pakistan: Indian diplomat Gaurav Ahluwalia meets Kulbhushan Jadhav

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