Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 11 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 11, 2020.

INDIA

  • SC calls access to the Internet fundamental right; asks J&K administration to review its order imposing curbs on internet services
  • Youth Affairs & Sports Ministry and UP Govt. jointly organizing National Youth Festival in Lucknow on January 12-16; theme: ‘Fit Youth, Fit India’
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) in New Delhi; dedicates National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) to the Nation
  • Veteran broadcaster, poet and academician Obaid Siddiqui dies in Ghaziabad at 63
  • External Affairs Ministry and the Indian Missions celebrate ‘Vishwa Hindi Diwas’ on January 10
  • Indian Navy to organise week-long multilateral Milan 2020 exercise in Visakhapatnam in March 2020; theme: ‘Synergy Across the Seas’
  • Three Indian cities from Kerala – Malappuram (first), Kozhikode (fourth) and Kollam (tenth) — in top-10 of ‘world’s fastest-growing urban areas’ by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

CRIME IN INDIA

  • 2018 edition of ‘Crime in India’ statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
  • A total of 50.74 lakh crimes was registered in 2018.
  • Crime in India has increased by 1.3% in 2018 compared to 2017
  • Crime rate per lakh population was down to 383.5 in 2018 from 388.6 in 2017.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Index of Industrial Production (IIP) records growth of 1.8 per cent in November
  • Foreign exchange reserves rise $3.689 billion to touch a record high of $461.157 billion in the week to January 3
  • Power Ministry launches ‘State Energy Efficiency Index 2019’ developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)
  • Govt launches paperless licensing through Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) for road tankers
  •  Wings India 2020, a flagship event of Indian Civil Aviation industry, at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad: March 12-15; theme: ‘Flying for All’
  • SC stays NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal) order restoring Cyrus Mistry as Tata Sons’ chairman
  • PayU acquires controlling stake in fintech start-up PaySense at a valuation of $185 million
  • Assets worth over Rs 78 crore of former ICICI Bank Chairman Chanda Kochhar and her family attached by the ED in connection with a money laundering probe against them

WORLD

  • China-Pakistan bilateral naval exercise, code-named Sea Guardians-2020, being conducted in the northern Arabian Sea from January 6 to 14
  • US House of Representative passes resolution limiting President’s ability to carry out military actions against Iran without the prior approval of Congress

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