Top GKToday’s News Headlines-12 February 2020

Published: February 12, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 12, 2020

INDIA

  • Delhi Assembly election results (70/70): Aam Aadmi Party: 61 (–5), vote share: 53.57%; BJP: 8 (+3), vote share: 38.1%
  • 7-nation BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise – 2020 being organised in Bhubaneswar from February 11 to 13
  • Former Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi announces merger of his Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) with the BJP
  • Veteran journalist Nandu R Kulkarni dies at 70; was Mumbai bureau chief of “The Statesman”
  • US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to visit India on February 24-25
  • Unani Day, the birth anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan (11 February 1868-29 December 1927) celebrated on February 11

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) at Faridabad to be renamed as Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management
  • All medical devices sold in the country would be treated as drugs from April 1 and would be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940

WORLD

  • Novel coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’ by WHO; “co” for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”
  • Election results for 160-seat Dail, lower house of Ireland’s parliament: Fianna Fail: 38, Sinn Fein: 37, Fine Gael: 35
  • Donald Trump administration approves sale of Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) to India
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed on February 11

SPORTS

  • NZ complete 3-0 whitewash of India by winning 3rd ODI by 5 wickets at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
  • India’s Vivek Sagar (men’s) and Lalremsiami (women’s) named as Rising Stars of the Year by FIH (International Hockey Federation).

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