Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 29, 2020


  • Tableau of Assam (theme: ‘Land of Unique Craftsmanship and Culture’) was the best among States/UTs in Republic Day Parade at Rajpath on January 26
  • Tableaux of Ministry of Jal Shakti (theme: ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’) and NDRF (theme: ‘Aapda Sewa Sadaiv’) were the joint among those from different ministries/departments.


  • SC allows Centre to introduce the African cheetah from Namibia to a suitable habitat in India
  • Ramsar declares 10 more wetland sites from India as sites of international importance
  • Bhuvan Panchayat V 3.0 web portal launched by govt. for use by the public and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)
  • Oxford University Press names Samvidhaan (Constitution) as its Hindi Word of 2019
  • 2019 Nobel Economics laureate Abhijit Banerjee conferred honorary D Litt by Calcutta University
  • Former Bihar Minister and RJD MLA Abdul Gafoor dies at 60
  • Centre inaugurates Composite Regional Center (CRC) in Port Blair for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  • EAM S Jaishankar lays foundation stone of skill development centre to train tribals of Kevadiya village in Gujarat’s Narmada district
  • Indian Railways commissions country’s first governmental waste to energy plant in Bhubaneswar


  • Indian Banks Association appoints Sunil Mehta as its new chief executive
  • UK launches 4-mn pound Innovation Challenge Fund in India to support collaborative research into emerging technologies
  • Togo appoints NTPC as its project management consultant (PMC) for 300 MW of solar power projects
  • India’s crude steel output increased 1.8% to 111.2 million tonnes (MT) in 2019: World Steel Association
  • 3rd Global Potato Conclave-2020 being organised at Gandhinagar from January 28 to 31
  • Tata Motors launches electric variant of its compact sports utility vehicle Nexon for Rs 13.99 lakh


  • Taranjit Singh Sandhu appointed as India’s new Ambassador to the US
  • Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ to help cyclone-hit Madagascar
  • China is the second-largest arms producer in the world, behind the US: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • Google releases hashtag #AndroidHelp to assist those facing smartphone issues


  • Pankaj Advani wins Senior National Billiards Championship in Pune


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