Top GKToday’s News Headlines-22 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-22 July 2020

INDIA

  • HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches MANODARPAN initiative of his Ministry to provide psychosocial support to students for their mental health and well-being.
  • N-95 masks with valved respirators ineffective against Covid-19: Centre tells States/UTs
  • Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon dies in Lucknow at 85
  • Delhi: ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana’ announced to deliver ration at doorsteps of beneficiaries

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes), CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) sign MoU to facilitate exchange of information on regular basis
  • IRDAI allows Corona Kavach policy to be sold as group health insurance
  • Sumit Deb appointed CMD of NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation)

WORLD

  • India, Maldives sign agreement for establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services’ in Male
  • First trial containership from Kolkata named ‘MV Shejyoti’ arrives in Bangladesh’s Chattogram port
  • U.S. adds 11 Chinese companies to economic blacklist over treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang province
  • Legislation slamming Chinese aggression in Asia passed by US House of Representatives
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka to research “Ravana’s aviation routes”
  • India and Iran to continue cooperation on Chabahar-Zahedan railway project: Iran
  • EU leaders agree on 1.82 trillion-euro budget, 750-billion-euro coronavirus fund at Summit held in Brussels
  • Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg awarded 1 million-euro Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity in Portugal

SPORTS

  • P. Harikrishna wins Chess960 event of 53rd Biel International Chess Festival in Switzerland

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