Top GKToday’s News Headlines-30 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 30, 2020

INDIA

  • Cabinet approves raising upper limit for permitting abortions to 24 weeks; Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 to be amended
  • Chandauli (UP) tops list of 112 aspirational districts ranked by NITI Aayog in December
  • TERI organising World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on January 29-31; theme: ‘Towards 2030: Making the Decade Count’
  • Assam Rifles builds war memorial in Nagaland for 357 personnel martyred in anti-insurgency operations
  • Indian Coast Guard commissions new interceptor boat C-448 at New Mangalore Port; built by L&T Shipyard
  • Eminent social worker Tushar Kanjilal dies in Kolkata at 85; had won Padma Shri in 1996 and Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 2008
  • Haryana govt. to organise 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February 1 to 16; Himachal Pradesh is ‘theme state’

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • RBI appoints its Executive Director Janak Raj as member of the 6-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)
  • Union Cabinet approves allocation of 30% of funds of the North-Eastern Council for new projects
  • Assam is the top state in terms of best practices followed in budget formulation: Transparency International

WORLD

  • US House of Representatives passes bill on sanctions against Chinese officials for meddling in Dalai Lama’s succession
  • The World Social Report 2020, published by UN-DESA (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs) praises India for using digital technologies for furthering inclusive development

SPORTS

  • India beat NZ in 3rd T20 International at Seddon Park in Hamilton via Super Over to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in 5-match series
  • Saina Nehwal joins BJP, last match was 1st round defeat at Thailand Masters Badminton on Jan 22

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