Top GKToday’s News Headlines-17 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-17 June 2020

INDIA

  • PM interacts with CMs of 21 States and UTs through video conference
  • Army officer, two soldiers martyred during violent face off with Chinese Army in Ladakh
  • COVID-19: U.S. hands over first shipment of 100 ventilators to Indian Red Cross Society

FDI

UNCTAD (UN Conference on Trade and Development) releases World Investment Report 2020

  • US was world’s largest recipient of FDI (foreign direct investment) in 2019 with $251 billion
  • India was world’s 9th largest recipient at $51 billion in 2019

WORLD COMPETITIVENESS INDEX

  • India’s rank was unchanged at 43rd on the annual World Competitiveness Index (WCI)
  • Singapore retained its top position on the 63-nation list
  • WCI compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD)

WORLD

  • North Korea blows up inter-Korean joint liaison office in its border town of Kaesong
  • International Day of Family Remittances observed on June 16; theme: “Remittances are a lifeline”

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