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National Current Affairs

1. Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity place in ‘8 Wonders of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’

Sardar Patel’s 182 meter tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list. S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister has announced today.

3. Income Tax Department launched 24×7 control room

Income-Tax Department was launched 24×7 control room to monitor black money and illegal inducements in poll-bound Delhi. This facility will also host a toll-free number (1800117574). People can inform the department about any activity of use of money power, illegal distribution of cash etc.

3. M Venkaiah Naidu will be inaugurating “Classical Telugu Centre” in Nellore

M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India inaugurate a new Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Telugu on 21st January in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The Centre govt. will facilitate to focus its activities for the development of this rich classical Telugu through Research, seminars, debates and various activities.

Financial/Business News

4. SEBI defer deadline to April 2022 for split “Chairman and Managing Director” post

Securities and Exchange Board of India stock market regulator has deferred the deadline for the separation of the posts of Chairman & Managing Director or chief executive officer (CEO) for 500 listed companies by 2 years. The date of implementation of the above regulatory provision has been deferred to 1st April 2022.

5. Indian Oil launches special class diesel for Navy

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has developed a special class diesel conforming to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) grade for use in ships and vessels of Indian Navy. Vice Admiral GS Pabby has launched the Upgraded High Flash High-Speed Diesel (HFHSD-IN 512).

Important Days

6. 14th January celebrated as Armed Forces Veterans Day

14 January celebrated as Armed Forces Veterans Day every year. Armed Forces Veterans Day is being celebrated since 2017. This day is observed to mark the respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa. He was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, retired on 14th January 1953.


7. Michael Patra appointed as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank

The Centre government has appointed Michael Debaprata Patra as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India. Michael Debaprata Patra was currently serving as the Executive Director of RBI. He has appointed in place of former deputy governor Viral Acharya.

Science and Technology

8. Indian Space Research Organisation to launch GSAT-30 satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch GSAT-30 satellite onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana, overseas department of France. This satellite will launch on 17 January 2020. The GSAT-30 is a communication satellite of India and configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands.


9. Infosys inked with GEFCO to strenghthen Digital Transformation

Infosys, an IT consulting company has inked a deal for 5 years with GEFCO to digitally transform its worldwide operations.

International Current Affairs

11. Treasury Department of USA removes China from “currency manipulator” list

The Treasury Department of United States of America has been removed China from the designation as “currency manipulator“.

Summit and Confrence 

2. Raisina Dialogue begins from 14 January

India’s flagship global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics Raisina Dialogue begins in New Delhi from 14 January 2020. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated session. This is the 5th edition of the Raisina Dialogue has organised by jointly the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.

12. 6th meeting of the Island Development Agency chaired by Amit Shah

The 6th meeting of the Island Development Agency (IDA) was supervised by Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister in New Delhi. During the meet, initiatives of sustainable development in the identified Islands were taken under Island Development Agency.


13. Kento Momoto from Japan won Malaysia Masters 2020

Japanese badminton player Kento Momota (world number 1 ranked) won the Malaysia Masters 2020 title. He has defeated Viktor Axelsen from Denmark by 24-22, 21-11. Kento Momota won a record 11 titles in 2019.

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