Top GKToday’s News Headlines-8 June 2020

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

INDIA

  • Over 800 ASI monuments which have places of worship to open from June 8
  • Ganga Quest 2020 quiz contest organised by NMCG (National Mission for Clean Ganga) in collaboration with NGO Tree Craze Foundation
  • NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) to organise ‘ONLINE NAIMISHA 2020 – Summer Art Program’ from June 8 to July 3
  • Hyderabad-based ARCI (International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials) develops rare earth-based magnetocaloric material for cancer treatment
  • Coro-robot serves food, water and medicines to COVID-19 Patients in Thane; developed by engineer Pratik Tirodkar

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Gross direct tax collection dips 4.92% to Rs 12.33 lakh crore in 2019-20
  • Govt modifies public procurement norms; maximum preference will be given to products having 50% or more local content
  • Customs to begin faceless cargo assessment for imports in Chennai and Bengaluru from June 8

WORLD

  • World Food Safety Day observed on June 7; theme: “Food safety, everyone’s business”
  • French forces kill Abdelmalek Droukdel, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, in Mali

SPORTS

  • HRD Ministry’s Department of School Education & Literacy and Sports Ministry’s Fit India jointly produce special films promoting 10 indigenous sports of India
  • Russia’s Daniil Dubov wins Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge chess title

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