Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 June 2020

INDIA

  • Culture Ministry to celebrate “Sankalp Parva” to plant trees from June 28 to July 12
  • COVID-19: Serological survey started in Delhi; based on recommendations of Dr. VK Paul committee
  • IISc, Bengaluru launches ‘Project Praana’ to commercialise production of ICU (intensive care unit) grade ventilator
  • MP govt. sets up Madhya Pradesh State Migrant Labourer Commission (MPSMLC)

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves fell by $2.078 billion to $505.566 billion during the week ended June 19
  • IRDAI frames COVID-19 health cover norms; product, to be called Corona Kavach Policy
  • Govt. launches Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable) of 7-year maturity; 7.15% starting interest rate, reset every 6 months
  • Governing Council Meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC) held under Chairmanship of Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal
  • Finance Commission to devise a mechanism for incentivisation of States in areas of agricultural reforms
  • President promulgates Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020
  • Agra-based Indian Garment Company bags NRDC (National Research Development Cooperation) license for manufacturing NavRakshak PPEs

WORLD

  • MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) day observed on June 27; theme: “MSMEs: first responders to societal needs”
  • ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders organise their annual summit by video conferencing
  • Global fundraising meeting on June 27, 2020 raised 6.15 billion euros from US, EU & others to fight Covid-19
  • Ireland: Micheál Martin takes charge as Prime Minister of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael coalition govt.
  • Malawi: Opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera wins Presidential election
  • About 26.9 crore people used drugs in 2018: UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) World Drug Report
  • US: Vandalising national monuments made punishable offence with up to 10 years in jail
  • Milton Glaser, master designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ logo, dies at 91
  • Amazon to acquire self-driving startup Zoox
  • Microsoft Corp to shut its retail stores permanently, to sell through digital and third-party retailers

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