Top GKToday’s News Headlines-18 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 18, 2020.

INDIA

  • ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-30 launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana
  • Aadhaar required to get benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence
  • Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani flags off the inaugural run of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express from Ahmedabad
  • Travellers from China to be screened for novel coronavirus (nCoV) at Indian airports

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Foreign exchange reserves reach a life-time high of $461.21 billion in the week to January 10
  • NHIDCL (National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation) awards 6.5 km long Z-Morh Tunnel project in J&K to APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway Pvt Ltd to be built at a cost of Rs 2,379 crore
  • Logo and brand ‘Apna Urea Sona Ugle’ of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL) unveiled by Fertiliser Minister D V Sadananda Gowda
  • China’s Great Wall Motors (GWM) to acquire manufacturing facility of General Motors (GM) in Talegaon, Maharashtra
  • TRAI directs telecom service providers to deposit all unclaimed refunds of customers in the Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund (TCEPF)
  • NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India) launches blockchain-based Vajra platform for secure online transactions
  • BCCL (Bennett Coleman & Company Limited) Chairperson Indu Jain conferred ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

WORLD

  • 53-year old bureaucrat Mikhail Mishustin appointed new Prime Minister of Russia
  • Ukraine: Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk resigns after less than six months in office.

SPORTS

  • 12-day, 7,800-km Dakar Rally held in Saudi Arabia ends: Spain’s Carlos Sainz wins car rally; Ricky Brabec of US wins motorbike rally
  • India (340/6 in 50 overs) beat Australia (304 in 49.1 overs) by 36 runs in 2nd ODI at Rajkot; level series 1-1
  • Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni dies in Mumbai at 96; made 1414 runs and took 88 wickets in 41 Tests
  • ‘The Winning Sixer’, book written by former Indian batsman W.V. Raman, released

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