Top GKToday’s News Headlines-21 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-21 July 2020

INDIA

  • Indian naval ships conduct Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with US Navy near A&N (Andaman and Nicobar) islands in the Indian Ocean
  • PM Modi interacts with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna via video conferencing

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Defence Ministry signs contract with BEML for procurement of 1,512 Mine Plough for T-90 tanks
  • EESL (Energy Efficiency Services) & NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) set up the country’s first public EV (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza; inaugurated by R K Singh, the Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy
  • Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency (RAISE) launched jointly by EESL and USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development); inaugurated by Union Minister R K Singh
  • Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal e-inaugurates Zoram Mega Food Park in Mizoram
  • Indian direct selling industry records USD 2.47 bn sales in 2019 and ranks 15th globally; US first with sales of USD 35.21 billion
  • E-commerce portals come under Consumer Protection Act, 2019 rules from July 20

WORLD

  • UAE becomes first Arab nation to launch mission to Mars; the Hope Probe blasted off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center
  • Britain suspends its extradition arrangements with Hong Kong
  • UK: Oxford University coronavirus vaccine safe, induces immune response, says Lancet study

SPORTS

  • First World Chess Day celebrated on July 20; International Chess Federation (FIDE) established in Paris on July 20, 1924

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