Top GKToday’s News Headlines-4 July 2020

Here are the Top GKToday’s News Headlines-4 July 2020


  • Annual cleanliness survey ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’ launched, along with of cities states will also be ranked
  • New category of awards titled ‘Prerak Daaur Samman’ to be given as part of ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’
  • Ladakh: PM visits Leh, addresses soldiers at Nimo army establishment
  • Cabinet Secretary orders revamp of e-SamikSha platform — a real time, online system for monitoring projects and decisions taken by the government
  • WHO endorses Truenat tests by ICMR, 2 others for TB diagnosis, detection of resistance to Rifampicin drug
  • ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission captures image of Mars’ moon Phobos
  • Nagaland Government bans sale of dog meat and commercial import and trading of dogs
  • Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan (72) dies; won National Awards for ‘Devdas’, ‘Jab We Met’ and ‘Sringaram’ (Tamil)


  • India’s foreign exchange reserves rose $1.27 billion to $506.84 billion in the week ended June 26
  • Intel Capital to buy 0.39% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Platforms for Rs 1,894.50 crore
  • Reliance Jio launches free video-conferencing application called JioMeet to take on Zoom
  • UK govt. consortium involving India’s Bharti Airtel wins bid for satellite firm OneWeb
  • Hindustan Unilever (HUL) rebrands its men’s range of Fair & Lovely as ‘Glow & Handsome’
  • S. P. Kochar takes over as COAI’s new DG after Rajan Mathews steps down


  • Jean Castex (55) appointed new prime minister of France
  • Germany to shut down coal-fired power plants by 2038; nuclear power by the end of 2022
  • Botswana: More than 300 elephants found dead in Okavango Delta; poaching ruled out as tusks intact
  • Botswana has world’s largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000
  • Myanmar: At least 162 killed in Jade mine collapse at Hpakant in Kachin province


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