Top GKToday’s News Headlines-8 July 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-8 July 2020


  • SC gives one more month to Centre for giving permanent commission to all women officers in Army
  • CBSE syllabus for classes 9 to 12 reduced by 30% during the 2020-21 academic year due COVID-19 disruptions
  • World Bank provides $400 million loan for the Namami Gange programme to help build infrastructure and institutions needed for rejuvenating river Ganga
  • Assam to upgrade the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into National Park


  • All Customs stations would set up Turant Suvidha Kendras (TSKs) by July 15: CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
  • New equipment inducted into CRCL (Central Revenues Control Laboratory) to enhance in-house testing capability of Customs
  • Injeti Srinivas appointed Chairman of IFSCA (International Financial Services Centres Authority)
  • JLL’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index: India 34th, UK first among 99 countries
  •  Face masks, hand sanitisers no more under Essential Commodities Act: Government


  • 4th edition of virtual Ministerial on Climate Action held; Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar calls upon developed countries to fulfill commitments of providing financial and technological support to developing countries
  • 4th highest seizure of opium in 2018 reported from India (4 tonnes) after Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan: UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
  • World Zoonoses Day observed on July 6; diseases transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic



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