Top GKToday’s News Headlines-5 June 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-5 June 2020

INDIA

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison hold online summit
  • India, Australia sign Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA) that will allow their militaries to use each other’s bases
  • India pledges $15 million to GAVI, the international vaccine alliance, at the virtual Global Vaccine Summit hosted by UK
  • 750 tigers died in the country in the 8 years due to poaching and other causes: National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
  • DRDO develops device ‘SUMERU-PACS’ that helps wearers of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to feel comfortable without sweating
  • HRD and Housing & Urban Affairs Ministries jointly launch TULIP (The Urban Learning Internship Program) with ULBs (Urban Local Bodies) across the country
  • Covid-19 lockdown: Andhra govt hands over Rs 10,000 to each of 262,000 auto, cab drivers under YSR Vahana Mitra scheme.
  • Home Ministry blacklists 2,550 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members; bans entry into India for 10 years
  • Bollywood director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee, known for movies such as “Chhoti Si Baat” and “Rajnigandha”, dies at 93
  • Brajendra Navnit appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to WTO in Geneva

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India’s unemployment rate fell between July 2018-June 2019 to 5.8% compared to 6.1% during the same period in 2017-18: Annual Periodic Labour Force Survey
  • RBI to publish on a daily basis data on volume and value of transactions through various payment systems
  • “Forced waiver of interest” on loans during 3-month moratorium period neither prudent nor appropriate: RBI tells SC
  • SC extends order of no coercive action against employers for non-payment of full wages till June 12
  • CPCL (Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.), IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.) JV to set up 9-MMTPA refinery in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu
  • GAIL (India) Ltd. and EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.) sign MoU for joint development of trigeneration projects
  • Uday Kotak, MD & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank, assumes office as president of CII for 2020-21

WORLD

  • Google pledges $37 million to fight racism amid outrage over the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd
  • Hong Kong’s legislature approves bill making it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression observed on June 4

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