Top GKToday’s News Headlines-27 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-27 June 2020

INDIA

  • People aged 65 years and above can opt for postal ballot facility in Lok Sabha, Assembly polls; earlier 80 years & above were allowed
  • PM launches “Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan”; about 1.25 crore migrant workers expected to benefit
  • NITI Aayog launches behaviour change campaign ‘Navigating the New Normal’ and its website to help people follow norms to contain the spread of Covid-19
  • Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for 272 most affected districts e-launched
  • Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar launches Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan web portal
  • Indian Navy awards contract for building Advanced Torpedo Decoy System ‘Maareech’ to PSU Bharat Electronics Limited
  • Yusuf Memon, a 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict and a brother of absconding accused Tiger Memon, dies in Nashik prison

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Money in Swiss banks: UK first, India at 77th place accounting for 0.06% of foreign funds
  • IOC (Indian Oil Corp) launches battery swapping facility ‘Quick Interchange Station’ for EVs (electric vehicles) at its petrol pumps
  • Welspun India to launch anti-viral home textile products in collaboration with HealthGuard Corporation of Australia under brands —SPACES and Welspun Health

WORLD

  • US Senate approves bill to impose sanctions on business and individuals that undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking celebrated on June 26; theme: ‘Better Knowledge for Better Care’
  • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture observed by UN on June 26
  • L’Oréal Group to remove the words whitening, lightning and fairness from all its skin-care products.

SPORTS

  • FIFA approves $1.5 billion Covid-19 relief fund for world football; each of the 211 member associations will get $ 1million each
  • Australia & New Zealand to co-host the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup

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