Top GKToday’s News Headlines-20 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-20 June 2020

INDIA

  • Rajasthan Rajya Sabha election winners: K. C. Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi of Congress and Rajendra Gehlot of BJP
  • MP Rajya Sabha election winners: Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki of BJP and Digvijaya Singh of Congress
  • AP Rajya Sabha election winners: Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, M. Venkata Ramana, Parimal Nathwani and Ayodhya Rami Reddy of YSR Congress
  • Manipur Rajya Sabha election winner: Leishemba Sanajaoba of BJP
  • Country’s first mobile I-Lab (Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab) for last mile coronavirus (COVID-19) testing access launched by Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan
  • New Delhi-based NRDC (National Research Development Corporation) licenses manufacturing know-how of a PPE (personal protective equipment) suit named — ‘NavRakshak’ — to five MSMEs

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Reliance Industries Ltd. becomes first Indian company to cross the Rs 11 lakh crore market valuation mark
  • BSE tenth among world’s largest exchanges with a market capitalisation of $1.7 trillion, NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) No: 1 with valuation of $19.3 trillion
  • Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel appointed Chairman of NIPFP (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy), New Delhi for 4-year term
  • Noted economist B P R Vithal dies at 93; was Member of the Tenth Finance Commission

WORLD

  • India will be the President of United Nations Security Council President for August 2021
  • Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020 launched by the UN
  • Jean Kennedy Smith, sister of late US President John F. Kennedy and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, dies at 92
  • Facebook acquires Swedish startup Mapillary in a move aimed at taking on Google Maps
  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed on June 19
  • World Sickle Cell Awareness Day observed on June 19

SPORTS

  • Govt. to set up 1000 Khelo India Centers (KIC) at the district level across the country: Kiren Rijiju

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