Daily News and GK – January 02, 2020

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  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced its plans for 2020 which includes work on Chandrayan 3 and Gagayaan (India’s first human space flight mission planned).
  • Bangladesh restores Mobile networks along its borders with India.
  • Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board (RSMSSB) cancelled an exam held earlier this week for recruitment of librarians as the question paper was leaked.
  • GST Collection reminded above Rs. 1 lakh crore.
  • Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), used to power aeroplanes, was raised by Rs. 1637.25 per kilolitre, or 2,6 per cent, to Rs. 64,323.76 per kl. This is the second straight monthly increase in rates due to firming up of process in the international market.
  • A Special court permitted a consortium of 15 banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) to utilise movable assets of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallaya towards repayment of his debts.
  • Groundwater level of 32 districts in Tamil Nadu is in 1o year high.

Today in History

  • 1757 – Britain conquered Kolkatta, India.
  • 1788 – Georgia becomes 4th state to amend and join the United States of America.
  • 1942 – Japan conquered Manila in Second World war.
  • 1959 – Cuba celebrates this day as victory day as Cuba Communist government took charge of the country.

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