Top GKToday’s News Headlines-2 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 2 March, 2020

INDIA

  • Indradhanush joint exercise between IAF and UK’s Royal Air Force concludes at Air Force Station Hindan (UP)
  • Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and TN CM Edappadi Palaniswami lay foundation stone for a new govt. medical college in Ramanathapuram
  • IAF, Savitribai Phule Pune University sign MoU to set up ‘Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh Chair of Excellence’
  • Explosive detection device RaIDer-X unveiled; co-developed by High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde inaugurates 7-day camp for distribution of artificial limbs to specially-abled persons in Nagpur
  • Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates Regional Hub campus of National Security Guard (NSG) at Kolkata
  • Punjab Govt. prohibits online supply of food from food business operators (FBOs) which don’t have hygiene rating
  • Konkani writer Richard John Pais dies aged 51 in Mangaluru
  • Rashmi Thackeray, the wife of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, named new editor of Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Haridwar-based Patanjali Bio Research Institute (PBRI) sign MoU for joint research and education
  • Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela being organised in New Delhi by ICAR-IARI (Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Agricultural Research Institute) from March 1 to 3
  • 44th Civil Accounts Day celebrated on March 1

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

  • Berlin International Film Festival concluded
  • Golden Bear for Best Film awarded to Iranian film ‘There Is No Evil’, directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
  • Silver Bear for Best Director was won by Hong Sang-soo for ‘The Woman Who Ran’ (Korean)
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress was won by Paula Beer for ‘Undine’ (German)
  • Silver Bear for Best Actor was won by Elio Germano for ‘Hidden Away’ (Italian).

WORLD

  • Malaysia: Former deputy PM Muhyiddin Yassin sworn in as PM
  • Zero Discrimination Day observed by UNAIDS on March 1
  • KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES
  • Khelo India University Games 2020 concluded in Bhubaneswar
  • Panjab University (17 gold, 19 silver, 10 bronze) were crowned champions
  • Swimmers Sadhvi Dhuri (Savitribai Phule Pune University) and Siddhant Sejwal (Panjab University) were most successful with five gold each

SPORTS

  • Tokyo marathon: Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia (2:4:15) win’s men’s race; Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (2:17.45) wins women’s race
  • Mexican Open tennis tournament at Acapulco: Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Heather Watson (UK) win men’ and women’s singles titles respectively
  • Dubai Championships tennis: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles title
  • India’s former national athletics coach and Dronacharya awardee Joginder Singh Saini dies at 90
  • Ex hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar dies at 77; won 1966 Asian Games gold (Bangkok) and 1968 Olympic Bronze (Mexico

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