Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 5 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 5, 2020.

INDIA

  • Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurates the 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020. Theme: GANDHI: WRITERS’ WRITER
  • Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri lays foundation stone for the ‘Bharat Darshan Park’ in New Delhi that will have replicas of monuments built from scrap material
  • Freedom fighter Bhim Chandra Jana dies at 107 in West Bengal’s Howrah district

WORLD

  • World Braille Day, which is birth anniversary of Louis Braille, observed on January 4
  • Australian PM Morrison calls 3,000 military reserve troops to combat raging bush fire; cancels planned visit to India from January 13

SPORTS

  • Tamil Nadu (men’s), Kerala (women’s) win senior National volleyball championships in Bhubaneswar
  • 35-year old Irfan Pathan announces retirement after playing in 29 Tests (1105 runs and 100 wickets), 120 ODIs (1544 runs and 173 wickets) and 24 T20 Internationals (172 runs and 28 wickets).
  • India’s Malavath Poorna scales Mt. Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest mountain peak (4,987 m)

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