Top GKToday’s News Headlines-16 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 16 March, 2020

INDIA

  • PM Modi, leaders and representatives from SAARC nations participate in video conference to chalk out a joint strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak
  • Governor Anandiben Patel promulgates the ‘Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020’
  • IAS officer Baseer Ahmed Khan appointed Advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu
  • Gujarat: Four Congress MLAs resign from Assembly; party now has 69 MLAs in 182-member Assembly
  • Sadanand Fulzele, founder secretary of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti which looks after Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur, dies at 91
  • A roll on-roll off cum passenger ferry service, also called ‘Ropax’, launched between Bhaucha Dhakka, Mumbai and Mandwa, Alibaug

WORLD

  • World Consumer Rights Day celebrated on March 15; theme: ‘The Sustainable Consumer’
  • Vittorio Gregotti, Italian architect who designed the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics stadium, dies at 92

SPORTS

  • All England Open Badminton Championships winners: Viktor Axelsen (Denmark): Men’s Singles, Chen Yufei (China): Women’s Singles, Yuki Fukushima & Sayaka Hirota (Japan): Women’s Doubles, Praveen Jordan & Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Indonesia): Mixed Doubles
  • Table tennis: Achanta Sharath Kamal clinches men’s singles title at ITTF Challenger Plus Oman Open
  • Chandigarh-based Aadil Bedi wins Bengal Open Golf Championship in Kolkata

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