Top GKToday’s News Headlines-30 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-30 June 2020


  • Govt. of India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok, UC Browser and others under Section 69 A of Information Technology (IT) Act
  • Birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis celebrated as Statistics Day in India on June 29; theme: Sustainable Development Goals
  • Former RBI Governor C. Rangarajan awarded ‘Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics’
  • Dr Arvind Pandey and Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Kulshreshtha jointly given Prof. P.V. Sukhatme National Award in Statistics
  • J&K: Syed Ali Shah Geelani (90), the lifetime chairman of the pro-Pakistan Hurriyat Conference, resigns


  • ₹10,000 crore ‘PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM-FME)’ scheme launched
  • Defence Ministry launches online portal for issue of NOC for power, oil and gas exploration projects in ITW (Indian Territorial Waters) and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)
  • Govt lifts ban on exports of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) medical coveralls, sets a monthly quota of 5 million units
  • India, Bhutan sign agreement for construction of 600 MW Kholongchhu joint venture hydroelectric project in Bhutan


  • Gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi, seven including all 4 attackers killed
  • Legislature in the US state of Mississippi votes to remove the Confederate battle standard from the state flag
  • International Day of the Tropics celebrated on June 29


  • India’s Nitin Menon (36) becomes youngest ever to be included in ICC’s (International Cricket Council) Elite Panel of Umpires
  • Muttiah Muralitharan named ‘Most Valuable Test Player of the 21st Century’ by Wisden
  • Anna Ushenina wins first Grand Prix leg of the FIDE Women’s Speed Chess


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