Current Affairs : 07-01-2020 in English

Defence

  • On 5 January, the Indian Navy launched a first-ever three-dimensional expedition to promote the heritage of India and spread awareness on coastal security among the sea-side communities in - Maharashtra.

Economy

  • This stock exchange launched Knowledge Hub, an artificial intelligence-powered learning eco-system which will assist banking and financial services sector in enhancing skills for their employees - National Stock Exchange (NSE).
  • This foreign bank signed a MoU with fintech startup ‘PayNearby’ to build an 'open banking' network for the customers - State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) Bank (India).

Environment

  • A study has found that left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar's entire eastern rainforest habitat by – 2070.

International 

  • This Middle East country has taken decision to reduce its commitments to the beleaguered 2015 Iran nuclear deal - Iran.

National

  • Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will confer the first ‘Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman’ to - 30 media houses.
  • The 11th biennial edition of ‘DefExpo India- 2020’ will be held from 5-8 February 2020 in - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Location of the fourth regional academic center for space of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – NIT (Surathkal, Karnataka).
  • On 6 January, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar has signed an agreement for collaborative research with - AIIMS Bhubaneswar.
  • Central Depository Services (India) Ltd inaugurated its first branch at the -GIFT City, GandhinagarGujarat.
  • The 3rd International symposium on ‘marine ecosystems – challenges and opportunities’ (MECOS-3) organised in - Kochi.

Persons in News

  • Former Governor of Karnataka who passed away on 6 January 2020 in Noida - T N Chaturvedi.

Sports

  • Winner of the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress in Hastings, England - P. Magesh Chandran.

General Knowledge

  • International Day of Yoga - 21 June.
  • Indian Government's Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) initiative was launched on - 5 January 2015.
  • India's first international financial services centre (IFSC) - GIFT City.
  • First foreign lender to receive banking license in India through wholly-owned subsidiary route - State Bank of Mauritius (SBM).
  • Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established in - 1985.

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