Top GKToday’s News Headlines-25 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-25 July 2020

INDIA

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds telephonic conversation with his Israeli counterpart Lt Gen Benjamin Gantz
  • Mahindra Group launches Mahindra University at its 130-acre, multi-disciplinary campus in Hyderabad
  • “Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver”, book authored by former RBI Governor Urjit Patel, released
  • Eminent danseuse Amala Shankar passes away at 101 in Kolkata

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Foreign exchange reserves climb $1.27 billion to record peak of $517.637 billion in week to July 17
  • Covid-19 crisis could push up non-performing assets quite significantly, says RBI in its Financial Stability Report
  • ‘World Class State of Art Honey Testing Laboratory’ inaugurated in Anand (Gujarat) by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar; set up by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
  • CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) observes Income Tax Day on July 24
  • Centre imposes restrictions on bidders from nations sharing land borders
  • I-T dept to share PAN, bank details with 10 intelligence agencies under NATGRID
  • Ministry of Shipping waives waterways usage charges for three years to promote Inland water transport
  • Indian Railways to RFID Tag all wagons by December 2022
  • Cipla gets DCGI approval to sell Covid-19 drug favipiravir under brand “Ciplenza” in India

WORLD

  • Coronavirus: World Health Organization chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan sees no herd immunity yet
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare participates in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Minister’s Digital Meet
  • China orders US to close its consulate in Chengdu

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