Top GKToday’s News Headlines-3 March 2020

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

INDIA

  • Centre declares National Chambal Sanctuary in MP as eco-sensitive zone (ESZ); known for Gangetic dolphins and gharial
  • City Chowk, Circular Chowk in Jammu named as Bharat Mata Chowk, Atal ji Chowk
  • Ramniklal Solanki, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of UK-based ‘Garavi Gujarat’ newsweekly and the Asian Media Group (AMG), dies in Ahmedabad at 88
  • BJP MLA from Sadar seat in Bulandshahr (UP) Virendra Singh Sirohi dies aged 74
  • Exhibition-cum-Fair “EKAM Fest” being organized by NHFDC (National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation) under M/o Social Justice & Empowerment in New Delhi on March 2-8

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Power Ministry’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launches star rating programme for Deep Freezer and Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCAC)
  • Government allows export of onions from March 15
  • Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar launches Humsafar mobile app for doorstep diesel delivery in the national capital region
  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) lowers its India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020-21 to 5.1% from the earlier projection of 6.2%

WORLD

  • Saudi Arabia starts issuance of permanent premium residency permit to foreigners; Indian investor Yusuffali M A, Chairman of the Lulu group, is among the first recipients
  • Iraq’s prime minister-designate Mohammed Allawi announced his withdrawal from the post
  • Telecom equipment maker Nokia on March 2, 2020 said its board of directors has appointed Pekka Lundmark as President and CEO to succeed Rajeev Suri.
  • Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric, dies aged 84 in US

SPORTS

  • New Zealand (235, 132/3) defeat India (242, 124) by 7 wickets in 2nd test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, win 2-test series 2-0

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