Top GKToday’s News Headlines-31 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 31, 2020

INDIA

  • India-Bangladesh joint military training exercise ‘SAMPRITI-IX’ to be held in Meghalaya from February 3 to 16
  • J&K journalist Yusuf Jameel wins 2019-2020 PEN Gauri Lankesh Award for democratic idealism
  • Martyr’s Day, the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, observed on January 30
  • Department of Personnel and Training’s (DoPT) online certificate course on “Relevance of Gandhi in the Contemporary World” launched by Union Minister Jitendra Singh
  • Access to casinos for the locals in Goa will be banned from February 1: CM Pramod Sawant
  • MP govt. to develop infrastructure along ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’, the route believed to be taken by Lord Ram headed for his exile in forest.
  • Noted Urdu poet Ajmal Sultanpuri dies in Sultanpur (UP) at 97
  • MP: BJP MLA from Agar Malwa assembly constituency, Manohar Untwal, dies in Gurugram at 54

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • GDP growth estimates at 5% in 2019-20, set to recover to 5.5% in 2020-21: FICCI Economic Outlook Survey
  • India’s gold demand fell 9% to 690.4 tonnes in 2019: World Gold Council
  • DoT takes over process to issue and manage IMEI from private body MSAI
  • MSAI: Mobile Standard Alliance of India, IMEI-International Mobile Equipment Identity
  • Khadi wrist watches manufactured jointly by Titan and KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) launched

WORLD

  • Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Nepal
  • UNEP (UN Environment Programme) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
  • 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index:  Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is best ranked Indian institution at 27th
  • European Parliament approves terms of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union

SPORTS

  • Canada’s Christine Sinclair becomes all-time leading scorer in international football with 185 goals
  • National Table Tennis Championships in Hyderabad: Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) win men’s title; Railways win women’s title
  • Ngangom Bala Devi becomes first Indian woman to earn a professional football contract abroad after signing for Scottish club Rangers FC
  • Former India basketball captain Matthew Satya Babu dies in Chennai at 79

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