Top GKToday’s News Headlines-8 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 8, 2020

INDIA

  • PM participates in celebration of the Jan 27 signing of the Bodo Agreement at Kokrajhar in Assam
  • Kerala govt. to set up 1,000 ‘Kudumbashree’ hotels to provide subsidised meals at Rs 25
  • Haryana Govt. launches ‘Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna’; Rs 6,000 per year will be given to families having an annual income below Rs 1.80 lakh and land holdings up to five acres
  • Fashion show “Naturally North-East: The Naga Narrative”, curated by noted fashion designer Ritu Beri, held at Surajkund Mela in Haryana
  • Indian Army Major Anoop Mishra develops world’s first bulletproof helmet against AK-47 bullets under project Abhedya
  • Veteran cricket journalist and writer on film music Raju Bharatan dies at 86

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Foreign exchange reserves rise by $4.607 billion to $471.3 billion in the week to January 31
  • Agreement signed for Nepal’s largest hydropower project, the 900 MW Arun-III, being built with India’s assistance
  • Hyderabad Metro Rail becomes 2nd largest operational Metro network in the country at 69 km; behind Delhi Metro
  • Trujet starts Bidar-Bengaluru flight in Karnataka under RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) gets Initial Operational Clearance for production of the Light Utility Helicopter
  • DRDO’s High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune signs contract with Rosoboronexport, Russia for development of Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems
  • US companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin sign MoU with PSU Bharat Dynamics Limited to explore co-production of Javelin anti-tank guided missile system in India
  • Coal India Ltd subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) sets up R&D centre SARAS for sustainable mining

WORLD

  • WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns world running out of protective equipment against Coronavirus
  • Botswana to start auction of elephant hunting licences ending ban imposed in 2014; has world’s largest elephant population

SPORTS

  • Railways win both men’s and women’s trophies at the Senior National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata; Jeremy Lalrinnunga (men’s) and Mirabai Chanu (women’s) declared best lifters.

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