Top GKToday’s News Headlines-18 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-18 July 2020


  • India lifted 271 mn people out of multidimensional poverty between 2005-06 and 2015-16: UN report
  • ARCI, Hyderabad and Vehant Technologies, Noida co-develop KritiScan® UV Baggage Disinfection System for use in airports, railway and bus stations
  • ARCI: International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials
  • P. Praveen Siddharth appointed Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind


  • PM SVANidhi (PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi) app launched by Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry to enable micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps
  • Govt. defers timeline for introducing private trains to March 2024 instead of April 2023: Railway Board Chairman V. K. Yadav
  • Tamil Nadu was India’s top investment destination in Q1 of 2020-21, accounted for 18.63% of investments: Projects Today
  • Moratoriums on payment of instalments on term loans don’t apply to MFs, debentures: Bombay HC
  • India and Bhutan launch new trade route between Jaigaon in West Bengal and Ahllay in Bhutan
  • TDSAT (Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal) sets aside TRAI’s order blocking Vodafone-Idea’s premium tariff plan RedX
  • SC extends by 3 months the tenure of TDSAT’s (Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal) Chairperson Justice Shiva Kirti Singh
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves climb $ 3.1 bn to record high of $516.362 bn in the week to July 10
  • RBI approves reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as MD & CEO of Federal Bank till September 22, 2021


  • PM Modi delivers keynote address virtually at this year’s High-Level Segment of ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council) session at the UN in New York
  • World Emoji Day celebrated on July 17; celebration started by Jeremy Burge, the creator of Emojipedia
  • UN designates Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group’s leader Noor Wali Mehsud as a global terrorist


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