Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 July 2020

INDIA

  • Central Government allows contributions from any person or institution in NDRF (National Disaster Response Fund)
  • Renowned mathematician C.S. Seshadri passes away in Chennai at the age of 88

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • CBDT to start 11-day e-campaign on Voluntary Compliance of Income Tax for FY 2018-19 from July 20
  • Virtual ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Railways terminate contract of a Chinese firm for signalling and telecommunication work on 417-km section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor between Kanpur and Mughalsarai (UP)
  • Income Tax Department rolls out new Form 26AS with an aim to assist Tax payers in filing quick and correct Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • Civil Aviation Ministry sets up Investment Clearance Cell for prompt clearance of investment proposals
  • Chennai-based Arudra Engineering claims ownership of trademark ‘Coronil’ – also the name of Covid-19 medicine from Patanjali Ayurved

WORLD

  • Finance Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman attends the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting
  • John Lewis, pioneer of civil rights movement and longtime U.S. Congressman, dies at 80
  • New blood test to trace coronavirus in 20 minutes developed at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nelson Mandela International Day observed on July 18; marks birth anniversary of South Africa’s first non-white President

SPORTS

  • Former Australian wicketkeeper Barry Jarman dies aged 84; played in 19 tests in 1959-69

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