Current Affairs : 16-01-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Indian Army Day – 15 January.

Defence

  • Union Home Minister would inaugurate the induction ceremony of SU-30 fighter squadron at the Air Force Station in – Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

International 

  • On 15 January, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further defence cooperation between both nations with - Finland.
  • The festival of Maghe Sankranti (Maghi Sankranti) is being celebrated in - Nepal.
  • Swasthani Brata Katha, a festival is being celebrated in – Nepal.

National

  • An annual one-month long, people-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) which was launched on 16th January in Delhi - ‘Saksham’.
  • This institution has signed an MoU with ITC e-Choupal to help farmers avail benefits under the programme in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on a pilot basis - National Health Authority.

Persons in News

  • New Indian Ambassador to the United States - Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
  • Winner of the coveted Crossword Book Award for book 'The Far Field' - Madhuri Vijay.
  • The Supreme Court of India would appoint this person as the chairman of its committee on road safety - Justice A M Sapre.

Sports

  • ICC's '2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year' - Rohit Sharma.
  • Winner of the ICC's 'Spirit of Cricket' award - Virat Kohli.
  • Winner of the ICC's 'Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy' for Player of the Year - Ben Stokes (England).

State Current Affairs

  • On 15 January, Indian Industries Association (IIA) has tied up with the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) to promote vendors and startups in - Uttar Pradesh (UP).
  • First state which challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in the Supreme Court - Kerala.
  • State which will celebrate Chapchar Kut festival - Mizoram.

Science

  • This country sent a new optical remote-sensing satellite ‘Red Flag-1 H9’ - China.

General Knowledge

  • The Indian army was officially established on - 1 April 1895.
  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) – Founded: 1875; Headquarters: Delhi.
  • Nepal - Capital: Kathmandu; Currency: Nepalese rupee.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Founded: 1909 (15 June); Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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