Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: June 30, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for June 30, 2022

INDIA

– DRDO, Indian Army successfully test ingeniously-developed anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
– Maharashtra: Aurangabad renamed as Sambhajinagar; Osmanabad as Dharashiv
– Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flags off 1st batch of pilgrims for annual Amarnath Yatra from Jammu; to conclude on August 11
– Bihar: Opposition RJD becomes largest party with 80 MLAs in 243-seat Assembly after 4 out of 5 MLAs of AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) join the party
– Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao inaugurates T-Hub 2.0, the world’s largest innovation campus in Hyderabad
– National Statistics Day observed on June 29; is the birth anniversary of Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
– Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS) of South Korea establishes an India Centre for the promotion of India-focused activities in the University
– G7 Summit in Germany: India, 12 other countries sign “2022 Resilient Democracies Statement” to protect civil society, freedom of speech
– G7 Summit in Germany: India, 12 other countries sign statement to ‘Accelerate Clean and Just Transition towards Climate Neutrality’
– Gujarat: Indian Coast Guard commissions Advanced Light Helicopter MK III squadron at Porbandar
– Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launches 2nd phase of the Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) Programme in New Delhi

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt. deregulates sale of domestically produced crude oil; condition to sell only to govt. and its PSUs waived off
– Union Cabinet approves computerisation of Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) with an overall budget outlay of 2516 crore rupees
– GST Council meeting held in Chandigarh–12% GST (0% earlier) levied on hotel rooms below Rs 1,000 per day, 5% GST (0% earlier) on hospital rooms above Rs 5,000
– Covid-19: DCGI approves India’s first indigenously developed mRNA vaccine
– Covid-19: DCGI (Drugs Controller General of India) approves India’s first indigenously developed mRNA vaccine GEMCOVAC-19 manufactured by Gennova Biopharmaceuticals
– Sandeep Kumar Gupta appointed new chairman and managing director of GAIL
– FSSAI mandates logo on vegan food items; lists regulations vegan foods have to comply with
– Govt to set up control rooms to enforce single-use plastic ban from July 1: Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav
– Centre plans to create 75 textile hubs like Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur: Union Minister Piyush Goyal
– Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp and India’s Tata Motors form strategic partnership to design, develop and make semiconductor solutions

WORLD

– NATO member Turkey agrees to support Sweden and Finland’s membership of the alliance
– Bankrupt Sri Lanka opens oil market to foreign firms
– Colombia: At least 51 dead in fire during prison riot in Tulua city
– International Day of the Tropics celebrated on June 29

SPORTS

– Former hockey player Varinder Singh dies at 75 in Jalandhar; was member of India’s only World Cup title victory at Kuala Lumpur in 1975

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