Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 July 2020

INDIA

  • Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches India Report on Digital Education 2020
  • Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, (DIAT) Pune develops Medical Bed Isolation System named ‘Aashray’ to combat spread of COVID-19
  • India’s tiger population is 2967 (70% of the global tiger population): Prakash Javadekar
  • Bombay Flying Club becomes country’s first DGCA-approved drone training school
  • Retired Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Majithia, oldest living IAF fighter pilot, turns 100
  • World Hepatitis Day event organised at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi
  • ECONOMY & CORPORATE
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attends 5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • SBI Card, IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) launch co-branded card on RuPay

WORLD

  • World Hepatitis Day observed by WHO on July 28; theme: “Hepatitis-free future”
  • World Nature Conservation Day celebrated on July 28
  •  India’s Archana Soreng named by UN Secretary-General to his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
  • UK, India to collaborate in 8 mn pounds-anti-microbial resistance research
  • New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

SPORTS

  • England’s Stuart Broad becomes 7th bowler in the history of Test cricket to scalp 500 wickets in his 140th test
  • England beat West Indies in final test at Old Trafford, Manchester; win series 2-1

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