Top GKToday’s News Headlines-22 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 22, 2020

INDIA

  • Defence Minister lays foundation stone of new Army Headquarters ‘Thal Sena Bhawan’ at Delhi Cantt.
  • Country’s first floating jetty inaugurated in Panaji, Goa on the banks of Mandovi river by Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya
  • Retired IAS officers Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha appointed as Advisors to PM
  • Home Minister of Maldives Sheikh Imran Abdulla visits India
  • IRSDC (Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation) installs squat machine at Anand Vihar Railway Station in New Delhi; free platform ticket for anyone performing 30 squats in 180 seconds

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • BRICS CCI (BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry) hold Annual Direct Tax Summit & Awards 2020 in New Delhi; Dharampal Satyapal Limited won the award for Best In-House Direct Tax Team of the Year
  • US-India Business Council (USIBC) appoints Vijay Advani as new Chair of its Global Board of Directors
  • IRCTC’s online chatbot ‘ASKDISHA’ upgraded to converse with Railway customers in Hindi language
  • Organic Food Festival being organised by centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi from February 21 to 23

WORLD

  • Global terror financing watchdog FATF (Financial Action Task Force) decides continuation of Pakistan in the ‘Grey List’
  • Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar resigns after his Fine Gael party came third in general elections

SPORTS

  • Army RED Ice Hockey team win 9th National Ice Hockey Championship in New Delhi
  • India’s women’s medal winners at Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi on Feb 21: Sakshi Malik (65kg, silver), Vinesh Phogat (53kg, bronze), Anshu Malik (57kg bronze) and Gursharan Preet Kaur (72kg, bronze).
  • New Zealand’s Ross Taylor becomes first cricketer to play 100 matches in all three formats of the game — Test, ODI & T20
  • 33-year old spinner Pragyan Ojha retires from cricket; took 113 wickets in 24 Tests between 2009 and 2013

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