Top GKToday’s News Headlines-23 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-23 July 2020

INDIA

  • 700 MW Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3 (KAAP-3) in Gujarat achieves criticality; can now generate power
  • Trials of helicopter-launched anti-tank guided missile Dhruvastra held in Odisha; earlier called Nag missile (HELINA)
  • Actor Sonu Sood launches ‘Pravasi Rojgar’ app to help workers find jobs

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Govt. extends work-from-home exemption for IT & ITeS industry till December 31, 2020
  • NPCI launches UPI AutoPay feature for recurring payments
  • Supreme Court orders Income Tax department to refund Rs 833 crore to Vodafone Idea
  • Pune-based Serum Institute of India to make 1 billion doses of Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine
  • GoAir launches GoMore scheme to book adjacent seat for social distancing amid pandemic

WORLD

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers meeting
  • USIBC’s India Ideas Summit organised virtually by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • US orders China to close its consulate in Houston
  • US House of Representatives passes legislation urging China to peacefully de-escalate the situation with India along the Line of Actual Control
  • UK opens route to obtaining British citizenship for eligible residents from Hong Kong from January 2021
  • UK’s PM Boris Johnson launches Jet Zero Council to tackle aviation emissions
  • Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to resume talks to break a deadlock on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam reservoir on Nile

SPORTS

  • WADA extends suspension of India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) by another six months citing non-conformation to international standards

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