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Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-3 July 2020

Here are the Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-3 July 2020

INDIA

  • India’s first plasma bank for Covid-19 patients becomes operational at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi
  • Drug Discovery Hackathon jointly launched by Union Ministers Dr Harsh Vardhan and Ramesh Pokhriyal to find cure for SARS-CoV-2
  • Defence Ministry approves procurement of 12 Su-30MKIs from HAL and 21 MiG-29s from Russia
  • Defence Ministry approves acquisition of home-grown Astra long-range air to air missiles

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India’s trade deficit with China reduces to USD 48.66 bn in 2019-20; was USD 53.56 billion in 2018-19
  • FDI from China into India at USD 163.78 million in 2019-20; USD 229 million in 2018-19
  • HDFC Life Insurance to replace Vedanta in 50-share NSE Nifty from July 31
  • IndiGo to give 25% discount on airfare to doctors and nurses till year-end
  • Indian Railways invites private sector participation in operation of passenger train services
  • 59 banned Chinese apps go off Google Play, Apple App Store in India

WORLD

  • Britain recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s president
  • UNSC adopts first COVID19-related resolution demanding immediate cessation of hostilities
  • Russia: Referendum results allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036

SPORTS

  • Former West Indian batsman Everton Weekes (95) dies; made 4,455 runs in 48 tests in 1948-58
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