? India and Bhutan has signed a pact for the construction of the 600 MW Kholongchhu joint venture hydroelectric project in Bhutan.
? The central government on June 30, 2020 declared the entire Nagaland as a “disturbed area” for six more months till December-end. The centre is of the opinion that the entire Nagaland is in such a dangerous and disturbed condition that the use of armed forces is necessary to aid civil power.
? The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a ‘Kill Corona’ campaign from July 1 to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
? The Indian government is planning to acquire the more lethal and capable version of Spice-2000 Bombs to further strengthen its military capability to hit ground targets. The Spice-2000 Bombs were used to destroy the large Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot town in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
? A new process of classification and registration of MSME Enterprises was launched on July 1, 2020 under the name of ‘Udyam registration’. The MSME Ministry launched Udyam Registration portal, which will help guide the entrepreneurs step by step as to what they should know, what they should do.
? Maharashtra government has launched the world’s largest plasma therapy trials “Project Platina” for COVID-19 patients.
? India and Pakistan on July 1, 2020 exchanged lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody through diplomatic channels at New Delhi and Islamabad. Such lists are exchanged every year on January 1 and July 1 under provisions of the 2008 Agreement between the two nations.
? Popstar Beyonce has been honored with the BET 2020 Humanitarian Award for her longstanding philanthropic work.
? The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has prepared a blueprint to implement a new scheme for the cashless treatment of motor accident victims. The scheme includes the creation of a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund.
? Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt are among the 819 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. If they accept the invitation they will have voting rights for this year’s Oscar’s awards.
? The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has designated two Chinese companies – Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation as national security threats. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stated that both Huawei and ZTE have close ties with Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus.
? Former Germany footballer Mario Gomez has announced his retirement from the sport. He scored 31 goals in 78 appearances for the national team.