Top GKToday’s News Headlines-28 January, 2020

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

INDIA

  • 71st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi: IAF wins first prize among the marching contingents of the three services; CISF is first among paramilitary forces
  • Centre signs peace agreement with banned organisations demanding a separate Bodoland state carved out of Assam
  • Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes resolution seeking to abolish the state Legislative Council
  • Theatre personality Sanjna Kapoor to get ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ from French government for her outstanding contribution to theatre
  • West Bengal assembly passes resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act
  • The Hindu Group Chairman N. Ram wins national award instituted by Kerala Media Academy
  • Sneha Pamneja wins Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize for designing the cover of “Tiffin: Authentic Recipes Celebrating India’s Regional Cuisine”

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Govt. invites bids to divest its entire stake in Air India, and the airline’s subsidiary Air India Express along with its joint venture Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited
  • Horticulture production in India at 310.74 million tonnes (MT) in 2018-19; Fruits: 97.97 MT, Vegetables: 183.17 MT

WORLD

  • 62nd edition of Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Billie Eilish wins in the awards for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.
  • International Customs Day (ICD) celebrated by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) on January 26; slogan: “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”
  • Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec resigns and calls for fresh elections
  • International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust observed on January 27

SPORTS

  • Fares Dessouky of Egypt beats India’s Saurav Ghosal in final to win Pittsburgh Open squash tournament
  • Anil Khanna nominated Life President of Asian Tennis Federation
  • 41-year old American basketball legend Kobe Bryant among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in US
  • Former Indian women’s hockey team captain Sunita Chandra dies at 76 in Bhopal

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