Top GKToday’s News Headlines-17 February 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for February 17, 2020


  • Inaugurates a 63-feet tall statue of former Bhartiya Jana Sangh leader Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya
  • Inaugurates the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre
  • Flags off IRCTC’s Mahakal Express that will connect the three Jyotirling pilgrim centres of Varanasi (Kashi Vishwanath), Ujjain (Mahakaleshwar) and Omkareshwar
  • Inaugurates a 430-bed super speciality government hospital and a 74-bed psychiatry hospital at Banaras Hindu University
  • Inaugurates ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’, a cultural arts and handicrafts exhibition, at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul
  • Attends centenary celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul


  • India-Bangladesh conduct joint military exercise SAMPRITI-IX at Umroi, Meghalaya on February 3¬–16
  • Filmfare Awards: ‘Gully Boy’ wins Best Film, Best Director: Zoya Akhtar, Best Male Actor: Ranveer Singh and Best Female Actor: Alia Bhatt awards
  • Punjab Police launch ‘Appreciate and Commend’ scheme to honour diligent police officers
  • Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar meets his Norwegian counterpart Sveinung Rotevan in Gandhinagar
  • Centennial Summit 2020 of Rotary India held in Kolkata on February 14-16


  • BioAsia 2020, Asia’s largest biotechnology and life sciences forum, being held in Hyderabad on February 17-19; theme:
  • ‘Today for Tomorrow’
  • Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates India Pavilion at GulFood 2020 in Dubai (UAE)


  • Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei creates new world record in men’s 5km in 12 min, 51 sec at Monaco
  • $1,62,000 Bengaluru Open ATP Tennis Challenger tennis: Ramkumar Ramanathan & Purav Raja win men’s doubles title; Australia’s James Duckworth wins men’s singles title


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