Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 May 2020

INDIA

  •  Government announces Bug Bounty Programme for Aarogya Setu app; Rs. 1 lakh award for finding security flaw in the App
  • Aarogya Setu becomes world’s largest contact tracing app reaching over 11 crore 40 lakh people in 40 days: Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • IAF operationalises no.18 Squadron (known as the ‘Flying Bullets’) at the Sulur Air Force Station in Tamil Nadu; equips it with LCA Tejas

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange climbed 996 points, or 3.25% to end at 31,605
  • The Nifty at National Stock Exchange surged 286 points, or 3.17% up at 9,315
  • PFC ties up with TajSats to provide food to medical staff fighting COVID-19 in New Delhi for 60 days
  • Validity period of hotel approval & classification extended till June 30

WORLD

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attends Special Board of Governors meeting of Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) through video-conferencing
  • Brazil’s Marcos Troyjo replaces India’s K. V Kamath as the new President of NDB
  • Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) leader and Sri Lanka Cabinet Minister Arumugan Thondaman dies at 55
  • Twitter labels tweets from US President Donald Trump as misleading; they falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud
  • Chinese team summits Everest amid bid to remeasure peak

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