Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020- National, International, Sports & Others

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January 1, 2020

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020, National

1- UNICEF said 17% of babies i.e an estimated 67,385 babies to be born globally on Jan 1 will be Indian.

2- *RSS- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

  • FIEO- Federation of Indian Export Organisations: It is a Trade body.
  • FISME- The Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises
  • CMIE- The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
  • SAIL- Steel Authority of India Ltd
  • PFI- The Popular Front of India
  • GOCO- Government-owned corporate operator
  • AIMIM- The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
  • SBS- The Swayampurna Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha
  • ATF- Aviation Turbine Fuel

3-ISRO chief K. Sivan said India’s second spaceport to be located in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukdi district.

K Sivan
K. Sivan

4- India is going to launch a heavy communication satellite Gsat-30 on January 17 from Kourou space centre in French Guiana.

5-Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the 3rd instalment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) of Rs 2,000 on Thursday. This will cover the period December 2019-March 2020. This will benefit six crore beneficiaries.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

6-Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan plays down privilege move against him by BJP MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao in Rajya Sabha.

Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan

7-Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary is now the chief of IAF’s Maintenance Command.

8-Prime Minister Modi to dedicate five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the nation.

9-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to visit 15 places across India after praising a user.

10-Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik said out of the existing 12 Nobel Prize awardees, 6 are ‘foreigners’ and one was Mother Teresa.

11-The Archery Association of India (AAI) is all set to hold its elections on January 18.

12-Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s wife N. Bhuvaneswari has donated bangles for Amaravati farmers’ protest.

Chandrababu Naidu

13-Mumbai Court has allowed banks to dispose of liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s assets.

14-Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will secure nation, and added that it will fulfil new India’s aspirations.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah

15-Professor Ilyas Husain has been appointed as Jamia’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

16- Four Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots selected for India’s manned space mission Gaganyaan by 2022.

17-Liquor worth Rs 380 crore was sold across the Telangana state on New Year eve.

18-The Enforcement Directorate has attached Rs 51.43 crore assets of a businessman Kumar Pappu Singh, in IDBI Fish Farming Loan Fraud case.

19-BJP President Amit Shah has started learning Bengali while preparing for the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election

20- Indore is on top of the clean cities of India.

21-India to launch its third mission Chandrayaan-3 on the moon in 2020-21 after its second mission Chandrayaan-2 failed.

22- Vinod Kumar Yadav has assumed charge as Chairman Railway Board.

23-The Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath has requested Centre to ban the Popular Front of India (PFI).

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

24-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the appointment of the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as historic.

25-Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister P. Pushpa Sreevani has posted a TikTok video praising CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

26-New Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said Indian Army will focus on China border also in the line of Pakistan.

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020, International

1-Britain has introduced heterosexual civil partnerships.

2-The Ministry of Energy said Israel’s largest natural gas field Leviathan started operating.

3-New World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vice president Yang Yang needs promoting anti-doping education.

4- The Pacific nation of Palau is the first country to ban sun cream. It is alleged that the cream is harmful to corals and sea life.

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020 Sports

1-Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been replaced with Mohammad Wasim Jnr for the upcoming U19 World Cup scheduled to be played in South Africa.

2-International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been aimed to be a carbon-neutral Games.

Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach

3-Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet video on differently-abled boy playing Cricket wins hearts.

4- India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has announced engagement with Serbian actress Natasa.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

5-Angelo Mathews has been recalled to the Sri Lankan T20I side to play against India for a three-match T20I series.

6-New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and batsman Henry Nicholls were found to be suffering from flu-like symptoms. They skipped training.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

7-Former world No 1 Venus Williams has been pulled out of the Brisbane International due to injury

8-Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo is likely to tour Pak on Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) green signal.

9-The 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played across four cities in Pakistan from February 20 to March 22. It will have 34 matches.

10-India skipper Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni named captains in ESPN Cricinfo’s teams of the decade.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020 Films/Entertainment

1-Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma set to explore Mumbai underworld fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim with web series

Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma

2- Actress Ananya Panday was trolled over her remark on nepotism.

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