Top GKToday’s News Headlines-4 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 4, 2020

PMMVY AWARDS

  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) awards presented by WCD Minister Smriti Irani
  • In the category of best performance since inception of the Scheme to States/ UTs having population of more than 1 crore Madhya Pradesh was first. For States/ UTs having population of less than 1 crore, Dadra & Nagar Haveli was first.
  • Indore (MP) was first in district level award for States/UTs with population of more than 1 crore. Mizoram (Serchhip) was first in district level award for States/UTs with population of less than 1 crore.
  • Under PMMVY (started in 2017), Rs 5000 is paid to pregnant women and lactating mothers for the first living child of the family as compensation for wage-loss during childbirth and childcare.

INDIA

  • SC directs states to issue notification for establishing ‘Gram Nyayalayas’ within four weeks
  • Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF): ‘Babenco: Tell Me When I Die’, by Brazilian filmmaker Barbara Paz, wins Golden Conch Award for Best Documentary Film
  • 3rd Defence Attaches Conference organised in New Delhi
  • “Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)” launched by govt. boost creation of science & technology infrastructure in the country
  • Indigenously developed low cost Classical Swine Fever vaccine, developed by Izatnagar (UP)-based Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICAR-IVRI), released
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets his Turkmenistan counterpart Rashid Meredov in New Delhi
  • Kerala government declares n-coronavirus as a state disaster
  • Hubbali-Dharwad Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project inaugurated in Karnataka by Vice President
  • Kala Ghoda Art Festival being held in Mumbai from February 1 to 9

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • LIC-owned IDBI Bank raises Rs 745 crore through issue of Basel III compliant tier 2 bonds
  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das named the Central Banker of the Year, Asia-Pacific 2020, by the Banker magazine
  • L&T MBDA Missile Systems (LTMMSL), JV between Larsen & Toubro and Europe’s MBDA Missile Systems, sets up missile integration facility in Tamil Nadu

BAFTA AWARDS

  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards presented in London
  • Best Film: ‘1917’
  • Best Film Not in the English Language: ‘Parasite’ (Korean) directed by Bong Joon-ho
  • Best Director: Sam Mendes for ‘1917’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Renée Zellweger in ‘Judy Garland’

WORLD

  • UK donates 20 million pounds to speed up vaccine against deadly coronavirus
  • World Wetlands Day observed on February 2; theme: ‘Wetlands and Biodiversity’

SPORTS

  • Anjali Saraogi (3:24.02) won women’s race the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata marathon; men’s race won by Awadh Narayan Yadav (2:30:30)
  • India’s Ankita Raina wins singles title in $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Thailand

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