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National

 

8 UP police personnel killed in encounter with criminals in Kanpur

Lucknow: At least eight Uttar Pradesh police personnel, including a deputy superintendent of police, were killed in an encounter with criminals in Kanpur, officials said.

 

Rajasthan govt transfers over 100 IAS officers

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Rajasthan government has appointed Rajeeva Swarup as the new chief secretary replacing D B Gupta and transferred over 100 IAS officers.

 

Militant who killed CRPF jawan, minor boy in Anantnag gunned down in Srinagar encounter

The militant responsible for the killing of a six-year-old boy and a CRPF jawan in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir last week was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in the Malbagh area of the city, police said on Friday. The militant - identified as Zahid Dass affiliated with Jammu Kashmir Islamic State - was behind the attack on a CRPF party at Bijbehara in south Kashmir on June 26, they said.

 

International

 

China under Xi stepped up 'aggressive' foreign policy towards India:Congressional commission report

Washington: China under President Xi Jinping has stepped up its "aggressive" foreign policy toward India and "resisted" efforts to clarify the Line of Actual Control that prevented a lasting peace from being realised, according to a report released by a US Congress appointed commission.

 

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but stopped short of requiring them to do so.

 

Congress passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong crackdown

Congress has approved a bill rebuking China over its crackdown in Hong Kong amid protests against a strict "national security" law that outlaws so-called subversive or terrorist acts, as well as collusion with foreign forces intervening in the city''s affairs.

 

North Korea's Kim urges 'maximum alert' on virus

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain maximum alert against the coronavirus pandemic, criticising unspecified complacencies in the country''s anti-virus campaign that he said risked unimaginable and irretrievable crisis.

 

South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week.

 

Business

Sensex surges over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 10,600

Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 200 points in early trade tracking gains in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, HUL and Kotak Bank amid buoyancy in global markets.

 

Rupee jumps 44 paise to 74.60 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee appreciated 44 paise to 74.60 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday tracking weakness in the greenback and gains in the domestic equity market amid optimism over potential COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Intel Capital to buy 0.39 pc stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 1,894 cr

Electronic chip maker Intel''s investment arm, Intel Capital, will buy 0.39 per cent stake in billionaire Mukesh Ambani''s digital unit, Jio Platforms, for Rs 1,894.50 crore, the company said on Friday.

 

Entertainment

 

Asa Butterfield on missing out on Spider-Man: All things work out in the end

Actor Asa Butterfield, who had auditioned to play Spider-Man, says he may not have bagged the role of the iconic superhero but things worked out in the end for him.

 

Making Tik Tok videos with grandson 'saved' my life during lockdown, says Judi Dench

Veteran actor Judi Dench has credited video platform Tik Tok for giving her a new lease of life during the coronavirus pandemic at a time when each day is like swimming in "uncharted" waters.

 

HBO sets premiere date for 'Lovecraft Country'

HBO''s upcoming drama series "Lovecraft Country" is set to debut on August 16, the network has announced.

 

Sports

 

Liverpool thrashed 4-0 by Man City in 1st game as champions

As they stepped onto the pitch, Liverpool''s players were given a guard of honor from Manchester City. It was the only time they looked like Premier League champions on Thursday.

 

Bremen's Bundesliga future on edge after 0-0 with Heidenheim

Werder Bremen''s Bundesliga future remained in doubt after being held to a 0-0 draw by second-division Heidenheim in the first leg of their relegation-promotion playoff.

 

Gabriel named in West Indies squad for England series

Seasoned paceman Shannon Gabriel, returning from an ankle surgery, has been drafted into the 15-man West Indies Test squad for the Test series against England beginning on July 8. Gabirel was among the reserves when the West Indies players landed in England but proved his fitness with impressive performances in the two inter-squad warm-up matches at the Old Trafford here.

 

PCB, Pak team management decline comment on Flower's charge against Younis

The Pakistan Cricket Board and the national team touring England have refused to comment on former batting coach Grant Flower''s stunning claim that ex-captain Younis Khan once held a knife to his throat on receiving some unwanted advice.

 

 

GK snap shot on 3 July 2020

 

World Sports Journalists Day 2020: July 2

World Allergy Week 2020 – June 28 to July 4

Pulitzer Prize Winner Siddhartha Mukherjee and Prof Raj Chetty Named among ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ Honourees

 

Shashank Manohar Steps Down as ICC Chairman, Imran Khwaja Takes Charge as Interim Chairman

Dr.Harsh Vardhan Released the Good Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook and Prospectus for FPIS of NBE

DFPD estimated Rs 1,48,938 cr as cost for distribution of foodgrains and pulses under PMGKAY during April – Nov 2020

 

Committee for reform in criminal law to start online consultation from July 4, 2020: MHA

V Suryanarayanan Becomes the New MD of Chola MS General Insurance

Indra Mani Pandey appointed as Permanent Representative of India to UN and Others Organisations in Geneva

 

Indian Air Force & CSIO Have Develops Indigenous ‘Airborne Locust Control System’ on Two Mi-17 Helicopters

Swedish Institute of Space Physics to Return to Venus on Indian Space Mission Shukrayaan-1

Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu Virtually Releases a Book “Future of Higher Education – Nine Mega Trends”

“COPAL-19”app to track plasma donors launched

 

 

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

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