This post was first published on May 12, 2020
Current Affairs for January (Part 1)
Current Affairs Compendium for January 2020 (Part 1)
Global Family Day
World Braille Day
Non Resident Indian Day
World Hindi Day
Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary , National Youth Day
Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building
Armed Forces Veterans Day
Manoj Mukund Naravane
28th Chief of Army Staff
Suresh Chandra Sharma
Chairman of National Medical Commission
Axis Bank Chief Risk Officer
MSG Menon VSM
Air Officer-in-Charge Administration of Indian Air Force
Vice Chief of Army Staff
4th Deputy Governor of RBI
Lt CP Mohanty
Southern Army Command
Member of Monetary Policy Committee
Chairman of FEMBoSA
CEO of Bank of Baroda
MD of IBM India
Atanu Kumar Das
MD & CEO of Bank of India
Executive Director of Punjab National Bank
Name of the person
Taranjit Singh Sandhu
India's ambassador to US
Judge of Chicago
Prime Minister of Spain
President of Croatia
Queen’s Counsel for courts of England & Wales
Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman
Polly Umrigar Award
Polly Umrigar Award
Youngest person ever nominated for all four Grammy awards at the same time
Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
Best pop duo in Grammy Awards
Producer of the year in Grammy Awards
Won 3 Grammy Awards
Sticks & Stones
Best Comedy Album in Grammy Awards
Harit Ratna Award
Tata Steel Kalinganagar
Honoured at World Economic Forum 2020
Karman Award for food grain production in 2016- 17
Ranking & Reports
India climbs eight ranks to 72 in Global Talent Competitive Index.
Japan has topped a global index for the world’s most powerful passport in 2019, while India ranked at the 84th position
Narendra Modi fifth biggest geo-political risk of 2020: Eurasia Group
Haryana, Karnataka and Kerala top State Energy Efficiency Index 2019.
Hyderabad, Bengaluru top 2 most dynamic cities globally in list of 130.
2019 is 7th warmest year recorded in country since 1901: IMD
India records highest number of babies born on New Year’s Day: UNICEF
Indore, Jamshedpur lead Swachh 2020 table
IEA launches India’s Energy Policy Report, India is the fourth largest oil refiner in the world.
NSE turns world’s largest exchange in derivatives trading.
Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district tops NITI's Aspirational District ranking
Important Summit & Conference
Union Minister for Human Resources Development Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurated the 28th edition of annual New Delhi World Book Fair in New Delhi.
India will host the 36th International Geological Congress, aimed at the development of Earth Sciences, in the National Capital Region (NCR) from March 2-8 2020.
Kochi to host global meet on marine ecosystem, MECOS-3 is conducted by Marine Biological Association.
The Pulses Conclave 2020 to be held in Lonavala, Maharashtra
India-Bangladesh I&B Ministers' Meet 2020 to be held in New Delhi.
Visakhapatnam will host the prestigious three-day 14th Global Healthcare Summit from January 3, 2020.
The third edition of Prime Minister’s Interaction with school students, "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020" held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi .
Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket. He played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs & 24 T20Is. He was part of Indian team at the 2007 World Twenty20 & was the man-of-the-match in the final against Pakistan.
5th IHAI National Ice Hockey Championship-2020 being held in Leh.
Manav Thakkar becomes World No.1 in U-21 men's singles category.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was dropped from the Board of Control for Cricket in India's list of centrally-contracted players.
Australia is set to host a third cricket World Cup with the World Indoor Cricket Federation announcing Melbourne as the host city for the eleventh Indoor Cricket World Cup from October 10-17.
Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold in National Shooting Championship.
Virat Kohli Continues to Top ICC Test Rankings.