Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 May 2020

INDIA

  • Kerala: Liquor sales resumed through state-run BEVCO outlets on prior booking through BevQ mobile app
  • Chennai-based Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Govt. ends subscriptions for 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds scheme after May 28
  • FDI in India grew by 13% to a record of USD 49.97 billion in the 2019-20
  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman launches facility of Instant PAN allotment through Aadhaar based e-KYC
  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)
  • Twitter @LabourDG, an updated source of data on Indian Labour, launched by Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal addresses Digital Summit on Exports organized by CII
  • ADB to provide $177 million loan for 450 km Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project

WORLD

  • US House approves sanctions on Chinese officials involved in ill-treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang
  • China’s parliament approves Hong Kong security bill that could allow Chinese intelligence agencies set up bases in the city
  • Hong Kong could lose US trading privileges after Trump administration revoked its special status
  • World Menstrual Hygiene Day observed on May 28; theme: ‘Periods in Pandemic’
  • Facebook launched an experimental app named ‘Collab’ that lets users make short music videos

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