Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 7 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 7, 2020.

INDIA

  • 12th edition of the Indo-Oman bilateral naval exercise ‘Naseem-Al-Bahr’ being held in Goa in January
  • Farmers Science Congress held at the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru
  • Innovation Awards to be presented at the Global Intellectual Property Convention in New Delhi on January 8
  • Portal launched to expedite grant of permission for aerial photography/remote sensing survey of defence land
  • CISF to observe 2020 as ‘year of mobility’ for troops’ welfare, housing: Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan
  • Date for Delhi Assembly polls announced; voting on February 8
  • Mizoram government to organise Zo Kutpui (festival) states having Mizo population
  • Kolkata Police starts third edition of ‘Sukanya’ project for girls’ self-defence training
  • Indian Navy launches expedition in Maharashtra to promote the heritage of India
  • The Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5) being organised in Pune by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) from January 6 to 10
  •  ISRO to set up its Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) at Challakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka
  • Former Comptroller and Auditor General (1984-89) and ex-Governor of Karnataka (2001) Triloki Nath Chaturvedi dies at 90 in Noida

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurates the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub in New Delhi
  • RBI buys Rs 10,000 crores of long-term securities, sells same amount of short-term bonds in special open market operation (OMO)
  • Urban cooperative banks (UCB) may be placed under Supervisory Action Framework (SAF) when their net NPAs exceed 6% of their net advances: RBI
  • ESAF Small Finance Bank files draft papers with SEBI to float a Rs 976-crore initial public offering
  • Room air conditioners to now have default temperature of 24 degree Celsius: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
  • PSU Container Corporation of India (Concor) incorporates wholly-owned arm Last Mile Logistics
  • Cyrus Mistry to not pursue chairmanship of Tata Sons despite NCLAT verdict in his favour

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

  • The 77th Golden Globe Awards presented to the winners in Beverly Hills, California (US)
  • Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress given in two categories: Drama & Musical or Comedy
  • Drama — Best Motion Picture: 1917, Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’, Best Actress: Renée Zellweger in ‘Judy Garland’
  • Musical or Comedy — Best Motion Picture: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Best Actor: Taron Egerton in ‘Rocketman’, Best Actress: Awkwafina in ‘The Farewell’
  • Best Director: Sam Mendes for ‘1917’
  • Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Parasite’ (South Korea)
  • Cecil B DeMille Award: Tom Hanks
  • Carol Burnett Award: Ellen DeGeneres

WORLD

  •  Pakistan Rangers handover 20 released fishermen to BSF at Wagah Border

SPORTS

  • Indian Grandmaster P. Magesh Chandran wins Hastings International Chess Congress tournament in England

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