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Current Affairs for January (Part 1)

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This post was first published on May 12, 2020

Current Affairs for January (Part 1)

Current Affairs Compendium for January 2020 ​​ (Part 1)







January 1

Global Family Day


January 4

World Braille Day


January 9

Non Resident Indian Day


January 10

World Hindi Day


January 12​​ 

Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary , National Youth Day

Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building

January 14

Armed Forces Veterans Day






Manoj Mukund Naravane

28th Chief of Army Staff

Suresh Chandra Sharma

Chairman of National Medical Commission

Amit Talgeri

Axis Bank Chief Risk Officer


Air Officer-in-Charge Administration of Indian Air Force

SK Saini

Vice Chief of Army Staff

Michael​​ Patra

4th Deputy Governor of RBI

Lt CP Mohanty

Southern Army Command

Janak Raj

Member of Monetary Policy Committee

Sunil Arora

Chairman of FEMBoSA

Sanjiv Chandha

CEO of Bank of Baroda

Sandip Patel

MD of IBM India

Atanu Kumar Das

MD & CEO of Bank of India

Venkata Prabhakar

Executive Director of Punjab National Bank



Name of the person


Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan President

Taranjit Singh Sandhu

India's ambassador to US

Samiya Naseem

Judge of Chicago

Pedro Sanchez

Prime Minister of Spain

Zoran Milanovic

President of Croatia

Harish Salve

Queen’s Counsel for courts of England & Wales

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey






Prakash Javadekar

Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman

Poonam Yadav

Polly Umrigar Award

Jasprit Bumrah

Polly Umrigar Award

Billie Eilish

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

N Kumar

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.


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