Current Affairs : 19-01-2020 in English

Defence

  • This country started production of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems for India - Russia.

International 

  • The 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held from January 20th to 24th in – Davos, Switzerland.

National

  • On 18 January, ELECRAMA 2020 Expo inaugurated in - Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • On 17 January, the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D. V. Sadananda Gowda launched the "APNA UREA - SonaUgle" brand of - Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited (HURL).
  • On 18 January, the 'Fit India Cyclothon' inaugurated in - Goa.

Persons in News

  • Former India all-rounder who passed away on 17 January and he was best known for bowling a record 21 successive maiden overs in a Test match - Bapu Nadkarni.
  • Winner of the Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 for performing remarkable research in chemical science - Sakya Singha Sen.

Sports

  • Indian who won gold medal at the Rome Ranking Series event - Vinesh Phogat.
  • In Tennis, this Indian player and her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok have won the women's doubles title of the WTA  International trophy at Hobart in Australia - Sania Mirza.
  • In Cricket, the fastest Indian spinner who claim 100 wickets in ODI - Kuldeep Yadav.
  • Football federation of this gulf country has been banned from hosting international matches inside the country, as per letter from the Asian Football Confederation - Iran.

General Knowledge

  • Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) – 18 January 2006.
  • Asian Football Confederation - Founded: 1954 (08 May); Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Founded: 1909 (15 June); Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Women's Tennis Association (WTA) – Founded: June 1973; Location: St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) - Founded: 1971 (01 January); Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland.

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