Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 4 January, 2020

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

INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS
  • 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) being organised at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru from January 3 to 7
  • PM inaugurated ISC whose theme is ‘Science and Technology: Rural Development’
  • Pride of India-Science Expo-2020 is being held at ISC
  • The Indian Science, Technology and Engineering Facilities Map (I-STEM) website was launched to help researchers from all over India to gain access to all equipment from any university, college or laboratory
INDIA
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) organising 14th Global Healthcare Summit in Visakhapatnam (AP) from January 3 to 5
  • Whole of Nagaland declared as a ‘disturbed’ area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, for a further period of six months
  • Maharashtra Govt launches ‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative; to organise cyber safety awareness camps in all districts
  • Lai Haraoba, cultural festival of Manipuri meitei communities, being organised in Tripura’s capital Agartala from January 3 to 6
  • Six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs of Rajasthan join Congress
  • Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani unveils 50-foot tall bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Ahmedabad; made by sculptor Ram Sutar
  • President accepts resignation of University of Allahabad’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rattan Lal Hangloo

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves rise to US$ 457.47 billion in the week ended December 27
  • 2,636 charging stations approved across the country under phase II of FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) scheme
  • KVIC opens first silk processing plant in Gujarat at Surendranagar to improve availability of raw material for production of Gujarati Patola Sarees
  • India extends a line of credit of USD 75 million (over Rs 500 crore) to Cuba for financing solar parks
WORLD
  • Iran’s Quds Force chief General Qasem Soleimani among 7 killed in US airstrike at Baghdad airport
  • World health Organization observing 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

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