Weekly Current Affairs 12-01-2020 to 18-01-2020

Rafel Nadal, tennis player is awarded the ATP Stifen Edberg Sportsmanship award   


National Youth Day is celebrated in honor of Swami Vivekananda’s birthday on January 12. 


Koneru Humpy won the World Rapid Chess Championship in the women’s category


1917 film won Best Film Award in drama category in the Golden Globe 2020 Awards 


India's first Human Space Flight Infrastructure Centre will be established in Challakere, Karnataka 


The US-based political commentator and comedian Hassan Minhaj was ranked first in Forbes India’s list of 20 people to watch in the 2020s.  


Reliance Jio has launched its Wi-Fi calling service known as VoWiFi for both voice and video calling platforms.  


UP govt to set up a  zoological garden in Gorakhpur named after freedom fighter Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan.


Lohri day is celebrated on 13 January every year in India. 


The name of Kolkata Port will be changed on Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee as announced by the P.M.


Yuvraj Malik has become the director of National Book Trust


Laddakh team has won the 7th National Ice Hockey women’s championship trophy 


Ministry of External Affairs has recently released the book: “PAX SINICA – Implications for the Indian Dawn” 


Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship launched in Panaji, Goa 


Serena Williams (US) wins women’s singles title at ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand


“Wings India 2020” International Aviation Exhibition will be organized  in Hyderabad. 


Rani Ramphal is nominated for World Games Athlete of the year. 


Assam's Dibrugarh district won the Plastic Waste Management Award 2020. 


Ishwar Sharma from the UK has been honoured with the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020.  

Abu Dhabi plays host to the annual ‘World Future Energy Summit’ of the year 2020  

Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society  is the theme this year of 18th Dhaka International Film Festival   

The 4th Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed on 14 January every year.  

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14 January every year.  

Jaspreet Bumrah got the BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award for the year 2018-19.


Poonam Yadav has won the Best International Cricketer (women) Award


Fit Youth Fit India  is the theme of 23rd National Youth Festival 2020 


 Army Day is observed on 15 January every year.
The 182-meter tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat enters Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's '8 Wonders of SCO' list.

Captain Tania Shergil to be 1st woman parade adjutant on Army Day Parade on January 15

Michael Debabrata Patra appointed Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of three years

Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Kollam are the three cities listed as the world’s fastest-growing urban areas

India signed a MoU with Finland on 15 January 2020 to deepen defence cooperation.

Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI 2020) is being held at Panaji (Goa): January 15-18 

Annual bull-taming event ‘Jallikattu’ begins in Madurai, Tamil Nadu on the occasion of Pongal 


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