Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 July 2020


  • PM launches 3 high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities located at Kolkata, Mumbai and Noida; each has capacity of 10,000 daily tests
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences launches mobile app “Mausam” for India Meteorological Department; app users can access weather information and forecasts
  • Locust control operations carried out 8 districts of Rajasthan and one district of Gujarat
  • Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh tops list of aspirational districts ranked by NITI Aayog for the February-June 2020 period
  • India-Indonesia Defence Ministers’ Dialogue held between Rajnath Singh and General Prabowo Subianto
  • India hands over 10 broad gauge diesel locomotives to Bangladesh to enhance bilateral trade &connectivity


  • 4 schemes for promotion of domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs and medical devices parks in the country launched by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda
  • BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to frame quality norms for 371 items by March 2021 to curb non-essential imports
  • Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launched BIS Mobile App ‘BIS-Care’
  • Using ‘BIS-Care’, consumers can check the authenticity of the ISI-marked and hallmarked products; lodge complaints
  • Paswan launches Standardization, Conformity Assessment and Training Portals of e-BIS on


  • Hollywood actress Olivia de Havilland dies at 104 in Paris
  • Bangladesh: Reconstructed Sree-Sree Joykali Matar temple inaugurated at Natore; funded by India



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