Top GKToday’s News Headlines-10 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 10, 2020

INDIA

  • Reservation in promotions for government jobs is not a fundamental right: Supreme Court
  • Information and Broadcasting Ministry organising ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ campaign across the country from February 10 to 28 to promotes the spirit of national integration
  • Voter turnout in Delhi Assembly polls held on February 8 was 62.59%: EC
  • Foreigners who visited China after January 15 will not be allowed to enter India: DGCA
  • 12-year old Kaamya Karthikeyan becomes world’s youngest girl to summit 6926 metre Mt Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America
  • DRDO developing 200-km strike range tactical ballistic missile ‘Pranash’
  • Indian Army, private firm develop world’s cheapest gunshot locator named ‘Parth’
  • Maharashtra govt. to set up “Bharosa centre” in Raigad district to “monitor the impact of social media on youth”
  • Veteran Hindi writer and Padma Shri awardee Giriraj Kishore dies in Kanpur at 82; known for the novel ‘Pahla Girmitiya’
  • Veteran RSS ‘pracharak’ P. Parameswaran dies in Kochi at 93
  • SC appoints retired Kerala High Court judge C.N. Ramachandran Nair to prepare a detailed inventory of the ornaments of the Sabarimala temple deity, Lord Ayyappa
  • OFB (Ordnance Factory Board) hands over upgraded 155mm Sharang artillery gun to the Indian Army; range expanded to 36 km

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Foreign borrowings of Indian companies decline 45% to $2.09 billion in December 2019: RBI
  • Govt. removes surgical masks and gloves from the list of banned export items; ban was imposed in January amidst outbreak of deadly novel coronavirus in China

WORLD

  • Annual African Union summit organised in Addis Ababa; theme: “Silencing the Guns”
  • Iran unveils Raad-500 short-range ballistic missile powered by “new generation” Zoheir engines

SPORTS

  • Bangladesh beat India by three wickets to win ICC U-19 World Cup title in Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament in Pune: Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic wins men’s singles title, Christopher Rungkat (Indonesia) & Andre Goransson (Sweden) win men’s doubles title
  • Armand Duplantis of Sweden sets new world record of 6.17 metres in men’s pole vault
  • Ladakh Scouts win Khelo India Ice Hockey Championship by defeating ITBP in final at Leh
  • 16-year old Naseem Shah of Pakistan becomes youngest to take a hat-trick in Test cricket; against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi
  • A new cricket stadium of international standards inaugurated at Salem in Tamil Nadu
  • Australia presented the ICC Women’s Championship trophy

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