Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 1 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 1, 2020.


  • Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri announced the results of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 for first and second Quarters
  • In the 10 lakhs plus population category, Indore (MP) secured first place in both the quarters
  • In one lakh to 10 lakh population category, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand got the first spot in both quarters


  • Flight Information system (FIS) Dornier aircraft formally inducted into No 41 Squadron, the ‘Otters’, at Air Force Station Palam
  • Kerala Assembly passes resolution demanding scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act
  • Jammu & Kashmir administration announces abolition of toll posts from January 1, 2020
  • Delhi: Pragati Maidan metro station renamed as Supreme Court station
  • RPF (Railway Protection Force) renamed as Indian Railway Protection Force Service
  • ITBP Director General SS Deswal to hold additional charge of the CRPF DG following retirement of CRPF DG RR Bhatnagar
  • Noted social activist and former Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, Alajangi Viswanath Swamy, dies at 91


  • Finance Minister announces the launch of Rs 102 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) to help make India a $5 trillion economy by 2025.
  • keeps interest rates on small savings schemes unchanged for the fourth quarter of 2019-20
  • Current account deficit (CAD) declines to 1.5% of GDP in first half of 2019-2020; was 2.6% in the corresponding period in 2018-19
  • Output of eight core infrastructure industries contracts for the 4th consecutive month in November by 1.5%
  • India likely to surpass Germany to become the fourth-largest economy behind US, China and Japan in 2026: UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)
  • K. Yadav retained as the Chairman of Railway Board for a period of one year
  • Reliance Industries Limited launches its online food and grocery selling venture named JioMart


  • Taiwan’s legislature passes the Anti-Infiltration Law aimed at blocking political interference from China
  • Veteran actor-comedian Eddie Murphy wins Lifetime Achievement honour at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA) US
  • Britain’s Prince William launches Earthshot Prize to encourage solutions to tackling climate change
  • Sonny Mehta, visionary head of publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, dies at 77 in US


  • World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Moscow: Kateryna Lagno (women’s) of Russia and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen (men’s) win titles.


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