Top GKToday’s News Headlines-23 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 23, 2020

INDIA

  • International Judicial Conference 2020 held at the Supreme Court in New Delhi; PM speaks on the theme ‘Judiciary and the Changing World’
  • 4th edition of ‘The Huddle’ – annual thought conclave of the Hindu – organised in Bengaluru
  • Book ‘Who is Bharat Mata’, authored by Purushottam Agrawal & Radha Krishna, released
  • Vice President releases book titled ‘Death -An Inside Story’ at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore
  • Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020: Best Film: ‘Super 30’, Best Actress:  Dia Mirza for ‘Kaafir’, Hrithik Roshan: Best Actor for ‘Super 30’
  • SC appointed interlocutors Santosh Hegde, Sadhana Ramachandran and Wajahat Habibullah (former CIC) continued talks with Anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protesters at Shaheen Bagh area in New Delhi

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • First anniversary of the launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme to be observed on February 24
  • Under PM-KISAN, an amount of Rs.6000 per year is provided in three 4-monthly instalments of Rs.2000 to poor farmers

WORLD

  • Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from G20 nations being held in Riyadh on February 22-23
  • South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president in capital Juma

SPORTS

  • India’s men’s medal winners at Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi on Feb 22: Satywart Kadian (silver, 97 kg), Gourav Baliyan (silver, 79 kg) and Bajrang Punia (silver, 65 kg)
  • Alireza Firouzja of Iran wins Prague Chess Festival tournament; Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi finishes 2nd
  • Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela sets new indoor women’s triple jump world record of 15.43m in Madrid
  • Pakistan government to confer honorary citizenship on former West Indian captain Darren Sammy
  • Former India footballer Ashok Chatterjee dies in Kolkata at the age of 78
  • 1st Khelo India University Games being held in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1
  • Rajlaxmi Singh Deo elected as the president of the Rowing Federation of India

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