Top GKToday’s News Headlines-13 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 13, 2020.

INDIA

  • PM IN KOLKATA
  • PM attends function at Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission in Howrah district, to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
  • PM unveils a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Old Currency Building in Kolkata
  • PM releases a commemorative stamp marking celebrations of 150 years of Kolkata Port Trust.
  • PM rechristens Kolkata Port Trust after Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee
NATIONAL YOUTH DAY
  • Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated as National Youth Day on January 12
  • 23rd National Youth Festival 2020 being organised in Lucknow from January 12 to 16
INDIA
  • Home Minister Amit Shah launches country’s first Cyber Crime Prevention Unit AASHVAST in Gandhinagar; VISWAS (Video Integration and StateWide Advance Security) project also launched
  • Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship launched in Panaji, Goa by Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani
  • UP govt. to set up Rs 234 crore zoological garden named after freedom fighter Ashfaqullah Khan (1900-1927) in Gorakhpur
  • Geo-political conference ‘Raisina Dialogue’ will be organised in New Delhi on January 14-16 by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Theme: ’[email protected]: Navigating the Alpha Century’
  • Cartoonist Thomas Antony dies in Malappuram district of Kerala at the age of 62.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • RBI releases National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) report for the period 2019-2024

WORLD

  • Taal volcano erupts near Philippine capital Manila
  • Robert Abela appointed new Prime Minister of Malta
  • Internet shutdown: India suffers $1.3 billion economic loss; 3rd most affected country after Iraq and Sudan says ‘The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns in 2019’ report of internet research firm Top10VPN

SPORTS

ATP CUP TENNIS
  • Serbia defeated Spain 2-1 to win ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Rafael Nadal (Spain) 6-2, 7-6 (7/4)
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) beat Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 7-5, 6-1
  • Novak Djokovic & Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Feliciano Lopez & Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain) 6-3, 6-4 in doubles
SPORTS
  • Serena Williams (US) wins women’s singles title at ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) wins women’s singles title at Brisbane International tennis tournament
  • Japan’s Kento Momota (men’s) and China’s Chen Yufei (women’s) win Singles titles at the Malaysia Masters Badminton
  • Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto sets a new men’s 10 km road world record of 26 minutes 24 seconds in Valencia, Spain
  • Hero MotoSports Team’s Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves dies in accident during the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia

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