Top GKToday’s News Headlines-12 January, 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for January 12, 2020.


  • PM Modi attends 150th anniversary celebration of Kolkata Port Trust in Kolkata; launches Interactive Light & Sound Show of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge)
  • PM dedicates 4 refurbished heritage buildings in Kolkata to the nation — Old Currency Building, the Belvedere House, the Metcalfe House and the Victoria Memorial Hall
  • Lt Col Yuvraj Malik appointed new Director of the National Book Trust (NBT)
  • Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde inaugurates new building of Karnataka Judicial Academy in Bengaluru
  • A 10-day coastal Karnataka festival ‘Karavali Utsav’ being held in Mangaluru
  • Noted Kannada scholar, epigraphist and activist Chidananda Murthy dies in Bengaluru at 88
  • Naval Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) lands on INS Vikramaditya, becomes 1st indigenous fighter aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier
  • Karnataka: First-year-degree students in government colleges to get free laptops from January 12
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations, Dinesh Gunawardena in New Delhi
  • Naga People’s Front (NPF) suspends Rajya Sabha member K.G. Kenye from the party’s primary membership for voting in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in December 2019


  • Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches ‘Mission Purvodaya’ to develop steel sector in eastern India
  • Govt. announces promulgation of ordinance allowing auction of coal mines without any end-use restrictions


  • Iranian armed forces accept responsibility for accidental shoot-down of Kiev-bound Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft after take-off from Tehran on January 8
  • Tsai Ing-wen of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) re-elected President of Taiwan
  • Oman’s ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said dies in Muscat at 79


  • Rohan Bopanna & Wesley Koolhof win men’s doubles title at ATP Qatar Open tennis tournament in Doha


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