Latest Current Affairs 31st January 2020

Prez Kovind says abrogation of Article 370, Article 35A pave way for equal development of J&K, Ladakh: President Ram Nath Kovind said abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A related to Jammu and Kashmir, has paved way for equal development of the regions and people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have got rights on par with the rest of the country. He was addressing the joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament at Central Hall today.

Economic Survey 2020 tabled in Parliament; projects growth at 6 to 6.5 per cent for the next fiscal: Economic Survey 2019-20 has projected economic growth at 6 to 6.5 per cent in fiscal year starting 1st of April this year.

3 Terrorists killed in a gunfight with security forces in J&K: In Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists have been killed in Udhampur area of Jammu in a gunfight with security forces which erupted after a group of terrorists opened fire at a Police team near a toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway early this morning.

Centre asks banks to collect annual life certificates of its Pensioners from their doorsteps for continued pension: Centre has decided that pensioners’ life certificates will be collected from their doorstep, saving them from hassles of visiting pension disbursing banks.

CoronaVirus: Air India special flight to depart from Delhi to China today to evacuate Indians: An Air India special flight will depart today from Delhi for China’s Wuhan for evacuation of Indians following outbreak of novel Coronavirus in the neighboring country.

Level 1 emergency response launched in China to fight Coronavirus: Amid the mounting death toll and sky rocketing infections, Level 1 emergency response has been launched for 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities on the Chinese mainland. National capital Beijing is making special efforts and is reviving 17-year-old hospital used to fight SARS.

Special flight leaving for China today to bring back stranded Bangladeshis from Wuhan: A special flight of Biman Bangladesh will be leaving today for Wuhan to bring back Bangladeshi Citizens from China. Bangladesh government had earlier said that it is in touch with Chinese authorities to bring back its citizens from Wuhan which is the epi-centre of the Coronavirus outbreak in China.

WHO declares China virus outbreak an international emergency: World Health Organization has declared an international emergency over the novel coronavirus from China.

PNB fraud case: Nirav Modi further remanded to custody until February 27: Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi is further remanded in custody until February 27 by Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday.

Sensex sheds 284 points as Corona Virus toll rises: Uncertainty ahead of the Union Budget and rising toll of the coronavirus globally led the Indian equity markets to end in the red on Thursday. The benchmark Sensex closed below the 41,000-point mark as the government confirmed the first coronavirus case in Kerala.

Trump signs long-awaited North American trade deal: US President Donald Trump has signed the new USMCA North American trade pact with Canada and Mexico into law, pronouncing a glorious future for US industry.

India beat New Zealand in Super Over, Take 4-0 lead in series: India completed another Super Over win over New Zealand, who once again failed to cross the line in a crunch situation.

Rani Rampal wins ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award: Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal became the first-ever hockey player to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award.

Bionic jellyfish? Yes, and they are here to help: It may sound more like science fiction than science fact, but researchers have created bionic jellyfish by embedding microelectronics into these ubiquitous marine invertebrates with hopes to deploy them to monitor and explore the world’s oceans.

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