Top GKToday’s News Headlines-24 July 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-24 July 2020


  • Govt. approves grant of permanent commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) women officers in all streams of the Indian Army
  • NITs, all other centrally-funded technical institutes to drop Class 12 marks criteria: HRD Minister
  • India to boost Rafale capabilities with HAMMER missiles from France via emergency order
  • HRD Ministry conducts 1st Indian Scholastic Assessment (Ind-SAT) Test 2020 under its Study in India programme; close to 5000 foreign students appeared
  • National Broadcasting Day observed on July 23
  • India’s first radio broadcast was from Bombay Station under the Indian Broadcasting Company on July 23, 1927


  • Union MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari launches mentoring platform conceptualised by Muthoot Fincorp and INKtalks
  • First-ever container cargo from Kolkata via Bangladesh port reaches Agartala: MEA
  • Gujarat: Shamalbhai Patel unanimously elected new chairman of Amu brand owner GCMMF (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation)
  • Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. (KVB) appoints Ramesh Babu Boddu as new MD & CEO
  • India’s CuraSigna to make NASA-designed ventilators VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally)
  • Shares of Rossari Biotech list at significant premium against its issue price after successful initial public offering (IPO)
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal participates in the 10th BRICS Trade Ministers virtual meeting


  • Bangladesh: High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das inaugurates India-funded school building in Chattogram
  • China launches first Mars probe ‘Tianwen 1’ (Quest for Heavenly Truth 1) from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site
  • Trump launches ‘Operation Legend’ to send federal agents to more U.S. cities to fight violent crime
  • Facebook rolls out ‘App Lock’ for Messenger to protect users’ privacy
  • Annie Ross, jazz singer and actress, dies at 89 in New York


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