Top GKToday’s News Headlines-26 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 26, 2020

TRUMP VISIT

  • Several deals and MoUs were signed during the India visit of US President Donald Trump
  • India will buy six AH-64E Apache helicopters from US company Boeing for USD 800 million
  • India will buy 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from US company Lockheed Martin for USD 2.6 billion
  • MoU on the safety of medical products signed between Central Drugs Standard Control Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration
  • Letter of Cooperation signed between Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and Exxon Mobil India LNG Ltd and Chart Industries Inc, US.

INDIA

  • First ‘National Conference on Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (CDRR&R) – 2020’ organised by NIDM (National Institute of Disaster Management) in New Delhi
  • Chhattisgarh: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurates newly constructed building of the Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training and Research Institute in Nava Raipur
  • Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy inaugurates National Cyber Research, Innovation & Capacity Centre at CDTI campus in Hyderabad
  • Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat pays tribute at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on its first anniversary
  • Bihar assembly passes unanimous resolution saying there was no need for NRC (National Register for Citizens) in the state and updating of NPR (National Population Register) should be done according to the 2010 format
  • MP becomes 1st first state in the country to launch unified vehicle registration card and 2nd to launch a unified driving license after UP
  • MP govt. more than doubles the honorarium paid to Muslim clerics (from Rs 2,200 to Rs 5,000 per month) and muezzins (from Rs 1,900 to Rs 4,500) in the state

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • 10 lakh smart meters installed across India under Centre’s Smart Meter National Programme (SMNP) implemented by EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited: Minister of State (IC) for Power, New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh
  • Labour Ministry to launch mobile app ‘Santusht’ to address issues of beneficiaries of ESI (Employees State Insurance) scheme
  • RBI allows Bandhan Bank to expand its branch network after baring it in September 2018 for not complying with the licensing conditions that required reduction in promoter stake in the bank from 82% to 40%
  • TransUnion CIBIL, a credit information company operating in India, appoints Rajesh Kumar as new MD & CEO

WORLD

  • Malaysia: 94-year old Mahathir Mohamad resumes work with a new title of interim prime minister, a day after resigning
  • 13-day-long Indo-UK joint military exercise — Ajeya Warrior – conclude in Salisbury (UK)
  • Tibetans celebrating Losar, the New Year of the community, from February 24 to 26
  • Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s President from 1981 to 2011, dies aged 91 in Cairo
  • Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt end postal blockage against Qatar; the 3 nations along with UAE had severed all diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar in June 2017
  • World’s oldest man Chitetsu Watanabe dies at the age of 112 in Japan
  • Indian-American Ajay Banga to step down as President & CEO of MasterCard and become Executive Chairman from January 1, 2021. Michael Miebach will be the new CEO

SPORTS

  • First-ever Khelo India Winter Games inaugurated in the Union Territory of Ladakh at Leh

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