Top GKToday’s News Headlines-3 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 3, 2020

INDIA

India airlifts 2nd batch of 323 stranded Indians and 7 Maldivians from China’s coronavirus-hit Wuhan city
Indian Navy conducts 5-day coastal security exercise ‘Matla Abhiyaan’ along the riverine border with Bangladesh in West Bengal
Hindi poet-novelist Vinod Kumar Shukla presented inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award for his translated book “Blue Is Like Blue” in Thiruvananthapuram
12th South Asia Conference organised by Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • ICICI Bank launches ‘iBox’ self-service delivery tool for customers to collect their deliverables like debit cards and cheque books from the bank branch near to their home/office

WORLD

  • India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Addu atoll
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announces cutting of all ties with Israel and the US over Washington’s controversial Middle East plan
  • Mohammad Allawi appointed new Prime Minister of Iraq by President Barham Saleh

SPORTS

  • Australian Open tennis in Melbourne: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic wins men’s singles title; Rajeev Ram (US) & Joe Salisbury (UK) win men’s doubles
  • India defeat New Zealand by 7 runs in 5th and final T20 International at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui; win series 5-0
  • 81st National Table Tennis Championships in Hyderabad:  PSPB’s Harmeet Desai (men’s), Haryana’s Sutirtha Mukherjee (women’s) win singles titles
  • Indian Olympic Association invites BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to become the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Flame-throated bulbul ‘Rubigula’ unveiled as mascot for 36th National Games in Goa in October 2020; is also the state bird of Goa

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