Top GKToday’s News Headlines-21 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 21, 2020.

INDIA

  • IAF inducts its first squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft equipped with BrahMos missiles at its airbase in Thanjavur (TN); named ‘Tigersharks’ 222 squadron
  • AP to have three capitals: Visakhapatnam: executive capital, Kurnool: judicial capital and Amaravati: legislative capital
  • Former Congress Haryana MLA and ex-Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Surjewala dies at 87

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) launches paperless licensing process for petroleum service stations
  • IMF lowers India’s economic growth estimate in 2019-20 to 4.8% from 6.1% in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report
  • Challa Sreenivasulu Setty appointed as Managing Director of SBI for a period of three years
  • SC accepts Centre’s proposal to take over management control of real estate firm Unitech
  • Ashish Garg elected President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

UNCTAD REPORT ON 2019 FDI

  • Global Investment Trend Monitor report released by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)
  • India among top 10 recipients of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2019, attracting USD 49 billion (16% increase from 2018)
  • Global FDI in 2019 was USD 1.39 trillion (1% decline from 2018)
  • US remained the largest recipient of FDI at USD 251 billion in 2019

WORLD

  • World’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of the planet’s population, said NGO Oxfam in its ‘Time to Care’ report
  • Number of international tourist arrivals was 1.5 billion in 2019 (4% more than 2018): Madrid-based UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation)
  • IMF revises downwards growth estimate for global economy in 2019 to 2.9% from 3% in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report
  • India ranked 76th out of 82 countries on WEF’s Social Mobility Index topped by Denmark
  • Berlin Summit on Libya fails to initiate talks between the warring parties — strongman Khalifa Haftar and the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government Fayez al-Sarraj

SPORTS

  • Former Test batsman and National selector Man Mohan Sood dies at 80

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