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Latest Current affairs January 2020

Here is the Latest Current Affairs  January 2020

  1. The Kerala Assembly passed a resolution demanding to scrap of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), making Kerala the first state to oppose CAA legislatively in India.

  2. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri announced the results of Swachh Survekshan League 2020, for first and second Quarters. In the 10 lakh plus population category, Indore was adjudged India's cleanest city for the fourth time in a row while Kolkata was the worst performer in the central government's cleanliness survey announced. Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal got the second and Surat in Gujarat third spot in first Quarter. In the second quarter, Rajkot in Gujarat was at the 2nd spot while Navi Mumbai at third. In one lakh to 10 lakh population category, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand got the 1st spot in both quarters.

  3. ISRO have identified four astronauts for India's upcoming Gaganyaan mission, India's space agency Isro said today. Four Indian Air Force personnel selected for training in Russia for Gaganyaan Mission to be launched in 2022. Gaganyaan is India’s first manned mission to the space. Scheduled to be launched in 2022, Gaganyaan aims to send three astronauts to space and bring them back safely. The Indian Space Research Organisation will also attempt another soft landing on moon around the end of this year or early 2021, but without an orbiter, ISRO chairman K. Sivan announced in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The lander and rover will be soft landing in the south pole of lunar surface. Estimated at 250 crore (minus the launch vehicle) the lander and rover will more or less repeat the experiments that the Chandrayaan-2 modules. Dr. Sivan also announced today that a second satellite launch station will come up in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu for which 2300 acre land will be acquired.

  4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 107th edition of Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru.

  5. The Indian Railways has integrated its helpline numbers into a single number -- 139 for quick grievance redressal and enquiries by passengers during their train journeys.

  6. The world Braille Day is being celebrated today. The day is marked remembering the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille.

  7. India’s rank in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index of World Economic Forum has moved to 34th position from 65th rank in 2013.

  8. Indian passport, ranked 84th in the world's most powerful passport index 2020. Based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Japan continues to top the list of the world's most powerful passport as it fetches visa-free access to 191 countries. Indian visa holder can get visa-free entry to 58 destinations worldwide.

  9. Today is World Hindi Day. The day is commemorated every year with the objective to promote use of Hindi language abroad.

  10. 3rd Khelo India games starts with grand ceremony in Guwahati from today. A total of 6500 athletes are participating in the event which will be on till 22nd of this month.

  11. Today is World Hindi Day. The day is commemorated every year with the objective to promote use of Hindi language abroad.

  12. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi renamed Kolkata Port as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port on the occasion of 150th year’s celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust.

  13. 23rd National Youth Festival 2020 started with a grand inauguration ceremony in Lucknow today.

  14. The nation is celebrating the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda today. The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated as National Youth Day.

  15. The festival of harvest, Lohri is being celebrated today in North India especially in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Chandigarh.

  16. IPS officer Anand Prakash Maheshwari today took over as the new director-general of the CRPF.

  17. Captain Tania Shergill became the first woman parade adjutant in Army Day Parade this year to lead an all-men contingent.

  18. Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the fastest Indian spinner to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals during the ongoing 2nd ODI against Australia in Rajkot.

  19. BJP Working President J P Nadda was elected unopposed as the National President of Bharatiya Janata Party today.

  20.  The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has cleared the decks for the development of Amaravati, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool as the legislative, executive and judicial capital cities respectively.

  21. Maharashtra finished top on the medal tally of 3rd Khelo India youth games in Guwahati.

  22. The National Girl Child Day is being celebrated across the country today.

  23. The 10th National Voters’ Day is being celebrated today. The theme this year is ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy'.

  24. India celebrated its 71st Republic Day today. President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the tricolour and took the salute of the parade. President of Brazil Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest at the Parade this year.

  25. Assam tableau wins first prize at 71st Republic Day parade. Assam's tableau which portrayed the unique craftsmanship and culture of the state has been chosen as the best tableau, followed by Odisha and Uttar Pradesh who were tied for the second position.

  26. Indian women's team captain Rani Rampal became the first-ever hockey player world-wide to win the prestigious 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award.

  27. Indian-origin technology executive Arvind Krishna has been elected Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant IBM.

Latest Current affairs January 2020
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