Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 2 January, 2020
Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 2, 2020.
- General Bipin Rawat takes charge as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); demitted the office of Army Chief on Dec 31
- EC launches online Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS) to allow political parties track status of their applications for registration.
- National Green Corps scheme revived in J&K, seeks to provide financial assistance to Eco Clubs of registered schools
- 2020 to be observed as Susashan Sankalp Varsh: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- Major Anoop Mishra felicitated with the Army Design Bureau (ADB) excellence award for developing Sarvatra bulletproof jacket
- Veteran Political cartoonist Vikas Sabnis passes away in Mumbai at 69
- National Tribal Dance Festival organised in Raipur, Chhattisgarh from December 27 to 30
- UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) launches dedicated helpline, ‘Damini’ for women’s safety
- Odisha’s Dhanu Yatra, known as world’s largest open-air theatre festival, being held in Bargarh town from Dec 31 to Jan 10
RAILWAY FARE HIKE
- Indian Railways announced fare hike across its network, excluding suburban trains, effective from January 1, 2020.
- While suburban fares remain unchanged, ordinary non-AC, non-suburban fares hiked by 1 paise per km of journey.
- The hike will be two paise/km in fares of mail/express non-AC classes
- The hike will be four paise/km hike in AC classes
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
- RBI launches ‘MANI’ (Mobile Aided Note Identifier) app to help visually challenged persons to identify denomination of notes
- Finance Minister launches ‘eBkray’ platform to enable online auction of attached assets by banks
- Govt. appoints lawyer Rohan Shah as India’s Representative and Governor on the board of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Vinod Kumar Yadav assumes charge as Chairman, Railway Board on reappointment for a period of one year
- BHEL commissions India’s first lignite-based 500 MW
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