Daily News and GK – January 04, 2020

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  • Top Iranian commander Qasem Solemani was killed on Friday in a US strike on Bagdad’s international airport, Iran. The tension between the two countries is escalating.
  • Rupee dips 42 paise and settles at a one-and-a-half-month low of 71.80 against US currency.
  • Adani port to buy 75% in Krishnapatnam port (SPCL) in a cash deal valued at Rs. 13,500 crores.
  • SBI plans to sell 1% stake in NSE.
  • Oil price jumps on fear of Iranian retaliation against the USA.
  • Liverpool completes a year without a Premier League defeat.
  • In a first, an astronaut abroad the International Space Station who developed a deep vein thrombosis or blood clot, in the jugular vein of the neck has been treated by a doctor on Earth.
  • Poland to cull of at least 60000 hen at a farm affected by bird flu.
  • Qantas Airways was named safest airline in the world on a to-20 list published by AirlineRatings.com.
  • PT Garuda Indonesia was crowned 2019’s most punctual carrier.

Today in History:

  • World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4th because it’s Louis Braille’s birthday, the person who created a reading and writing system based on Charles Barbier’s night writing system for blind people.
  • Myanmar received independence from Britain in 1948.
  • In 2010, World’s Tallest Building Burj Kalifa (828 Meters) was inaugurated.

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