Current Affairs : 23-01-2020 in English

Defence

  • Defence Minister inaugurated the induction ceremony of Su-30 fighter squadron at the Air Force Station in – Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

Economy

  • According to the Global Investment Trend Monitor report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2019 - the United States ($140 billion).
  • According to the Global Investment Trend Monitor report of UNCTAD, India has attracted this much FDI in 2019 - around $49 billion.
  • According to ‘World Economic Outlook’ report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India's growth in 2019 - 4.8 percent.

International 

  • The High-level roundtable of UNAIDS (The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) on the theme ‘Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnerships for Health’ at World Economic Forum in -Davos, Switzerland.
  • World's largest cricket stadium - Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

National

  • The government has set the target of providing a house to all poor households of the country, before - 75th Independence Day of India.
  • On 21 January, the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) organized the ICC Banking and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) summit 2020 in - Guwahati.
  • Winner of the CIO Choice Awards 2020 for the most trusted brand in eight categories - Dell Technologies.
  • The 10th round of National Deworming Day is scheduled to be held on – 10 February 2020.
  • Revamped and upgraded Police network services in India - POLNET 2.0.
  • The National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme launched on 20 January 2020 in - Puducherry.

Persons in News

  • New Managing director in the State Bank of India - Challa Sreenivasulu Setty.
  • Author of the book "India at 75: Then and Now" - Bimal Jalan.
  • New managing director and chief executive officer in Bank of India (BoI) - Atanu Kumar Das.
  • New Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Bank of Baroda - Sanjiv Chadha.
  • New MD and CEO in Canara Bank - Lingam Venkata Prabhakar.
  • Indian recipient of Crystal Award at World Economic Forum in Davos - Deepika Padukone.

Sports

  • Winner of the 4th edition of the Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship in Sharjah, Dubai - India.
  • New president of Mohun Bagan Football club - Swapan Sadhan (Tutu) Bose.
  • Indian shooters who won a gold medal in the 10m air rifle event at Meyton Cup in Innsbruck, Austria - Divyansh Singh Pawar (men's) and Apurvi Chandela (women's).

State Current Affairs

  • Statehood Day of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura – 21 January.
  • Proposed three capitals for the state of Andhra Pradesh - Visakhapatnam (Executive), Amaravati (Legislative) and Kurnool (Judicial).
  • National Girl Child Day will be celebrated on 24 January in Madhya Pradesh on the theme of - “Aware girl child-able Madhya Pradesh" (Jagruk Balika-Samarth Madhya Pradesh).
  • Pangsau Pass International Fest began in - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Winner of the "Champion of Change Award-2019" of Jharkhand government - Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

General Knowledge

  • PRAGATI project - Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
  • Manipur – Statehood: 20 January 1972; Capital: Imphal.
  • Meghalaya – Statehood: 21 January 1972; Capital: Shillong.
  • Tripura – Statehood: 21 January 1972; Capital: Agartala.
  • FPO (in Trade) - Follow-on Public Offering
  • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) was established in the year - 1972.

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