Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 8 January, 2020

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

INDIA

  • JMM MLA Rabindra Nath Mahato unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Jharkhand Assembly
  • I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar confers the first ‘Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas’ awards to 30 media organizations
  • Acclaimed painter & sculptor Akbar Padamsee dies in Coimbatore at 91; won Padma Bhushan and Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship
  • Former commander of the Army’s Western Command Lt Gen P N Hoon dies in Chandigarh at 90

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India’s GDP growth rate for 2019-20 estimated at 5%; was 6.8% in 2018-19: Govt.
  • India’s per-capita monthly income up by 6.8% to Rs 11,254 during 2019-20: Govt.
  • IBBI notifies the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020
  • 2nd National GST Conference held in New Delhi for streamlining GST system
  • Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) raises $1 billion through an overseas bond sale to execute regular activities
  • Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Home Minister Amit Shah approves Expression of Interest (EoI) as well as the share purchase agreement for Air India’s privatisation
  • Apparel Export Promotion Council of India (AEPC) appoints A Sakthivel as its new Chairman

WORLD

  • NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) discovers an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star
  • Pakistan’s National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, passes bills giving 3-year extension to Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa
  • Iran designates US armed forces and Pentagon as ‘terrorist entities’

SPORTS

  • Bhubaneswar to host first edition of Khelo India University Games from Feb 22 to March 1

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