Top GKToday’s News Headlines-9 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 9, 2020

INDIA

  • PM Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa at Hyderabad House in New Delhi
  • Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board’s Real Time Pollution Monitoring System (RTPMS) wins National e-Governance Award 2019-20 from the Centre
  • 23rd National Conference on e-Governance organised in Mumbai
  • ‘A Child of Destiny: An Autobiography’, book written by Prof. Ramakrishna Rao, released by Vice President
  • 110-year old Kalitara Mandal, the oldest voter of Delhi, casts her vote in Assembly polls
  • AP: First ‘Disha Police Station’ inaugurated in Rajamahendravaram city to exclusively handle cases of crime against women and children
  • Police in Ghaziabad launch ‘Operation Nakail’ to verify identity of all auto-rickshaw drivers
  • Prasar Bharati Chairman A. Surya Prakash demits office after two terms

INDIA JUSTICE REPORT

  • Maharashtra ranked first among 18 large and mid-sized states on the capacity of justice delivery system in India Justice Report-2019 prepared by Tata Trusts
  • Among states with a population of less than one crore, Goa ranked first
  • The report is based on publicly available data of entities like police, judiciary, prisons and legal aid
  • EoLI and MPI
  • Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019 launched by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to help assess the progress made in cities through various initiatives
  • MPI will assess the performance of municipalities based on five enablers namely Service, Finance, Planning, Technology and Governance
  • EoLI 2019 will facilitate the assessment of ease of living of citizens across three pillars: Quality of Life, Economic Ability and Sustainability

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority) doubles minimum net worth for pension fund managers to ₹50 cr
  • AAI (Airports Authority of India) awards contract for greenfield airport project at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat- based Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Pvt Ltd.
  • Uttarakhand’s first-ever helicopter services started by Heritage Aviation from Dehradun’s Sahastradhara helipad to Gauchar and Chinyalisaur under centre’s RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme.
  • Centre and FICCI launch India-Central Asia Business Council to promote business in the region; countries involved: India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  • MPEDA (Marine Products Export Development Authority) to take up upgradation and modernisation 25 fishing harbours in the country at a proposed outlay of Rs 2500 crore

WORLD

  • World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg resigns
  • French and Malian forces kill 20 Islamist extremists in the restive border zone in Africa’s Sahel region where Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso meet

SPORTS

  • New Zealand (273 for 8 in 50) beat India (251 in 48.3) by 22 runs in second ODI at Eden Park, Auckland to seal 3-match series 2-0
  • Indian boxers win 4 silvers and 1 bronze at 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen in Hungary
  • India’s Ankita Raina and Bibiane Schoofs of Netherlands win USD 25000 ITF women’s doubles tennis event in Nonthaburi (Thailand)
  • Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand gets honourable mention in 2019 International Olympic Committee’s Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award

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