Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 June 2020

INDIA

  • Govt. to launch ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to provide employment to over six million migrant workers in six states — MP, UP, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Rajasthan — through government schemes in the next four months

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Indian economy to contract by 4% in 2020-21, grow by 5% in 2021-22: ADB in its Asian Development Outlook (ADO)
  • Fitch Ratings retains India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-’, changes outlook to ‘Negative’ from ‘Stable’
  • PM launches auction of 41 coal blocks for commercial mining, a move that opens India’s coal sector for private players
  • France to provide loan of 200 million euros to India to support Delhi’s Covid response
  • Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund to invest ₹11,367 crore in Jio Platforms for 2.32% stake

WORLD

  • India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway elected non-permanent members of UN Security Council for 2-year term
  • Nepal’s parliament approves new map that lays claim to Indian territory in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district
  • Turkey’s Volkan Bozkir elected president of 75th UN General Assembly
  • 2020 Sony World Photography Awards: Uruguay’s Pablo Albarenga named Photographer of the Year in professional category
  • ‘The Room Where It Happened’, a book by US President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton, to release on June 23
  • US President confirms plans to withdraw 9,500 American soldiers from bases in Germany
  • Amazon indigenous chief Paulinho Paiakan dies of coronavirus in Brazil aged 65
  • Sustainable Gastronomy Day celebrated by UN on June 18

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