Top GKToday’s News Headlines-24 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 24, 2020


  • Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabhandan Puruskar awarded to Disaster Mitigation And Management Centre, Uttarakhand (institution category) and IPS officer Kumar Munnan Singh (individual category) for their commendable work in disaster management
  • EC hosts first Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture in New Delhi as tribute to India’s first Chief Election Commissioner
  • Poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra receives 5th Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award at Jaipur Literature Festival
  • MP, Maharashtra make reading of Preamble of Constitution mandatory in schools
  • Kerala Tourism wins UNWTO’s Accessible Destination Award for its disabled-friendly ‘Barrier-Free Tourism Project’
  • Maharashtra Cabinet approves proposal to keep Mumbai open for 24 hours from January 27; bars and pubs excluded
  • Election Commission successfully tests facial recognition technique in Telangana


  • 49 children in 5-18 years age group were given the Bal Shakti Puraskar 2020 by President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Awards were given in the fields of innovation, social service, scholastic, sports, art and culture and bravery
  • Award comprised a medal, a cash prize of ₹1 lakh, a certificate and a citation.


  • A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah will monitor the disposal of over 9,400 enemy properties across the country
  • Enemy properties were those left behind by the people who took citizenship of Pakistan and China.


  • RBI raises short-term investment limit for FPIs (foreign portfolio investors) in government and corporate bonds from 20% to 30%
  • 4th special open market operation (OMO): RBI buys Rs 10,000 crore long-term securities and sells Rs 2,950 crore short-term government bonds
  • NITI Aayog releases Vision Document for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP); to make all govt. data accessible to stakeholders in a user-friendly manner
  • 2 from India – IIM, Bangalore and XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur — ranked among top 30 global B-Schools in Positive Impact Rating (PIR) 2020 released at WEF meeting in Davos
  • Tata Motors launches premium hatchback Altroz priced at ₹5.29 lakh for petrol version and ₹6.99 lakh for diesel


  • India delivers 30,000 doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine to Maldives
  • WEF Centre for Cybersecurity announces new internet security principles, developed by a group of leading ISPs and multilateral organisations, to help protect up to one billion users
  • World Holocaust Forum organised in Jerusalem, 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz camp commemorated
  • Swissmint mints world’s smallest gold coin of 2.96-millimeter diameter and 0.063 gm weight
  • Pakistan tests nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’ of 290-km range
  • Travel ban imposed in China’s Wuhan city after coronavirus outbreak
  • Spain’s eastern and southern coastline hit by Storm Gloria; nine dead
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s bust will be set up at IMO (International Maritime Organisation) headquarters in London said Shipping Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya


  • World Archery lifts suspension on the Archery Association of India (AAI)


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