Current Affairs : 13-01-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of National Youth Day (12 January 2020) – ‘Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building’.


  • Staff under Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) - 2 joint secretaries, 13 deputy secretaries, and 25 under secretary-rank officials.


  • On 11 January, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has curbed a Bengaluru-based this private bank from doing business - Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank.


  • On 10 January 2020, in a historic step, Parliament of this country conducted its first-ever legislative public hearing on a mine-related bill - Bhutan.
  • India participated in this initiative, which seeks stability in one of the world’s busiest and strategically located shipping lanes - Hormuz Peace Initiative.


  • The exhibition on "Bamboo- A wonder grass" concluded in – Jammu, UT of J&K.
  • The Kolkata Port has been renamed as - Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port.
  • This ministry launched 'Mission Purvodaya' which aims at accelerated development of Eastern India through an Integrated Steel hub - Ministry of steel.
  • ‘Eurasia Group’ reported that India was listed as the ____ biggest geopolitical risk of 2020 – Fifth (list was topped by the US).
  • From 12-15 March 2020, ‘Wings India 2020’ has been scheduled to be held at - Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad.
  • The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has announced these 4 airports in India have received international recognition for reducing carbon emission – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata; Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar; Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi; Trivandrum International Airport.
  • On February 1-2, the seventh edition of the 'Under 25' summit has been scheduled to be held at - Bengaluru.
  • The 93rd All India Marathi Literary Meet inaugurated on 11 January 2020 in – Osmanabad, Maharashtra.
  • The Raisina Dialogue 2020 will be held under the theme ‘Navigating the Alpha Century’ on January 14-16 in - New Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the Prolific Author Award at the SKOCH Public Policy Lit Fest - Bibek Debroy (author and Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister).
  • Winner of the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020 for achievements in spiritual discipline yoga - Ishwar Sharma (under-11 yoga champion from the UK).
  • Noted tribal leader and former Lok Sabha member who died in Bhubaneswar on 12 January - Maurice Kujur.
  • Senior journalist and PTI's Uttar Pradesh bureau chief who was honoured with the prestigious National Integration Award - Subhashis Mittra.
  • First Iranian-American astronaut (from NASA) - Jasmin Moghbeli.


  • Winner of the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award, instituted by the BCCI - Jasprit Bumrah.

State Current Affairs

  • This state’s legislative assembly adopted a new logo that consists of the national emblem and the state flower foxtail orchid, Rhynchostylis Retusa - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Uttar Pradesh’s new zoological garden in Gorakhpur is to be named after the socialist and freedom fighter - Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan.

General Knowledge

  • New Delhi-based Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) was setup by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in - June 2011.
  • National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January to mark the birth anniversary of - Swami Vivekananda.
  • Raisina Hill is located in - New Delhi (house of the President of India).
  • Strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman which is about 90 nautical miles long - Strait of Hormuz.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Established: 1927; Founder: G.D. Birla.
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