Top GKToday’s News Headlines-14 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 14, 2020.

INDIA

  • Senior IPS officer AP Maheshwari appointed as the Director-General of CRPF
  • Island Development Agency (IDA) meeting chaired by Union Home Minister identifies 16 islands in Andaman & Nicobar and 10 in Lakshadweep for holistic development.
  • India to host annual meeting of council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) says SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov
  • Economist Amit Bhaduri gives up emeritus professorship at Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Veteran Odia filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra dies at 69

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), rises to 7.35% in December 2019; was 5.54% in November 2019.
  • Indian Navy starts using high flash high speed diesel (HFHSD IN 512); manufactured by Indian Oil Corporation
  • TRAI amends New Tariff Order (NTO) allowing consumers to have 200 channels instead of 100 at the same price of Rs 130
  • SC constitutes 4-member committee for speedy auction of properties of now defunct Amrapali Group; asks PSU NBCC (National Buildings Construction Corporation) to start work on 7 seven stalled projects

WORLD

  • World Future Energy Summit being held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from January 13 to 16; theme: Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment
  • Britain’s conservative philosopher Roger Scruton dies at 75

SPORTS

  • Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in Jeddah to win Spanish Super Cup football title
  • Sportstar Aces Awards: Indian Test side: Team of the Year, wrestler Bajrang Punia: Sportsman of the Year (Individual Sports), Koneru Humpy (chess) & Apurvi Chandela (shooting): joint winners of Sportswoman of the Year (Individual Sports)
  • Jasprit Bumrah won BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer in 2018-19 while Poonam Yadav was best international women cricketer

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