Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 28, 2020

INDIA

  • Delhi High Court judge Justice S. Muralidhar transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court
  • Myanmar President U Win Myint meets PM Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi
  • Myanmar, India sign 10 MoUs out of which four are for construction of water supply systems, roads, schools and solar power systems in Rakhine state
  • Union Cabinet approves 3 MoUs with Myanmar on ‘combating timber trafficking’, ‘conservation of tigers & other wildlife’ and ‘in the field of petroleum products and communications’
  • ‘Vajra’ offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard commissioned in Chennai; was built by L&T Shipbuilding
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates new Light Combat Helicopter Production Hangar at HAL Complex in Bengaluru
  • NITI Aayog supported Atal Innovation Mission, NASSCOM launch Artificial Intelligence-based learning courses for students at Atal Tinkering Labs
  • UP Govt. to rename ‘Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu, Arabi-Farsi University’ in Lucknow as ‘Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Languages University’
  • Both houses of Mahrashtra Legislature pass resolutions asking the Centre to accord ‘classical language’ status for Marathi
  • Mahrashtra Legislature passes bill making teaching of Marathi language compulsory for Class 1-Class 10 students
  • Bihar Legislative Assembly passes resolution to conduct a caste-based census in the state
  • Guruvayur Padmanabhan, popular elephant of Guruvayoor Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala, dies at 80
  • KPP Samy, DMK MLA from Tiruvottiyur Assembly constituency, dies at 57
  • Renowned Vedic Scholar Sudhakar Chaturvedi passes away in Bengaluru
  • Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, 3 others appointed by LG Anil Baijal to represent police in cases related to Delhi violence
  • US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)expresses concern over the violence in New Delhi

PETRONET MHB

  • ONGC and HPCL acquired the 34.56% stake of 8 PSBs in Petronet MHB Ltd for about Rs 371 crore.
  • ONGC and HPCL bought 17.28% stake each from the PSBs.
  • Both ONGC and HPCL had held 32.72% apiece in Petronet MHB
  • Petronet MHB Ltd owns a petroleum product pipeline in Mangalore

N-LRSI 2020

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) releases NCAER Land Records and Services Index (N-LRSI 2020)
As per N-LRSI 2020, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu were the five best-performing states in terms of digitisation of land records and their quality.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) achieves milestone of two crore customers, was launched on September 1, 2018

WORLD

  • IAF’s C-17 Globemaster returns from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, China with 112 evacuees, including 36 foreign nationals
  • 119 Indians from coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess Cruise ship (docked off at Yokohama, Japan) brought back in Air India flight

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