Weekly current affairs 19-01-2020 to 25-01-2020

Gujarat ranked the best for water efficiency parameters while Delhi among the worst performing states.

WHO has approved to make public the indigenous device TrueNat for diagnosis of tuberculosis in India

Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok have won the women’s doubles title of the WTA International trophy.

World’s shortest man(2ft 2.41 inches) Khagendra Thapa Magar passed away

Bahadurpur and Kheri Viran to become India’s first model sports villages

Government of Chhattisgarh has launched Rojgaar Sangi app with the aim of helping skilled and trained candidates find jobs.

Harish Salve has been appointed into Queen Elizabeth IIs counsel of Senior advocate for the courts of England and Wales.

P.M. Modi's Pariksha Pe Charcha event will be held on 20th Jan 2020.

Kaushik Basu  has been appointed as the RBI Deputy Governor 

Yashaswini scheme for women entrepreneurship is recently launched  in Goa.

Nityanand Rai has inaugurated the Official Mascot for Census 2021. 
Piyush Goyal to lead Indian Delegation to World Economic Forum 2020

Supreme Court to appoint its retired judge Justice A. M. Sapre as the chairman of its committee on road safety  

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel launches employment mobile app ‘Rozgar Sangi’ to connect employment providing institutions and skilled trained youth  

India successfully test-fires the 3,500 km strike range nuclear-capable K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.

Elecrama 2020 is being held in  Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.  

IAF inducts its first squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft equipped with BrahMos missiles at its airbase in Thanjavur (TN); named ‘Tigersharks’ 222 squa 

Amazon India has announced that it is to induct 10,000 electric vehicles (EV) into its delivery fleet by 2025.

India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable K-4 ballistic missile off the coast in Andhra Pradesh 
 AP to have three capitals: Visakhapatnam: executive capital, Kurnool: judicial capital and Amaravati: legislative capital  

Challa Sreenivasulu Setty appointed as Managing Director of SBI for a period of 3 years  

Ashish Garg elected President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) 

Tamil Nadu girls won the under-17 basketball title at Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati, Assam.

Indian shooters Divyansh Singh Pawar and Apurvi Chandela win gold medals in 10m air rifle in Meyton Cup tournament in Innsbruck, Austria: 

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and Paralympian Deepa Malik among new inductees in govt.’s All India Council of Sports (AICS)  

India opens its first Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in West African nation Niger at capital Niamey

Australia confers its highest civilian honour, the Order of Australia, on Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw  

As per Greenpeace India report on air pollution  Jharia (Jharkhand) is India’s most polluted city whileLunglei (Mizoram) is least polluted city.  

  Yudhvir Singh Malik appointed CMD of crisis-hit real estate firm Unitech by the govt  

India's team of Consulates has won the Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship of 2020 held in Sharjah.  

Uttarakhand becomes first state to implement agricultural land leasing policy  

Daman designated as headquarters of newly-carved out Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu


ISRO to send lady robot ‘Vyommitra’ in unmanned Gaganyaan; Vyoma: Space, Mitra: Friend

Gujarat tops SKOCH State of Governance 2019 ranking

Maharashtra retain Khelo India Youth Games champions trophy in Guwahati with 256 medals including 78 gold

India was ranked 72nd (up 8 places) in 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)

Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana to provide financial assistance to farmers suffering accidents

India completes phasing out of ozone-depleting chemical Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b


Maharashtra govt. has made the Reading of the Preamble of the Constitution mandatory after prayer in all primary and secondary schools of the state

Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabhandan Puruskar awarded to Disaster Mitigation And Management Centre, Uttarakhand (institution category)

Poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra receives 5th Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award at Jaipur Literature Festival

Kerala Tourism wins UNWTO’s Accessible Destination Award for its disabled-friendly ‘Barrier-Free Tourism Project’

49 children in 5-18 years age group were given the Bal Shakti Puraskar 2020 by President Ram Nath Kovind.


Election Commission successfully tests facial recognition technique in Telangana

National Girl Child Dayis celebrated on January 24 across the country with objective is to provide maximum support and facilities to the girls of the country in every respect

World Economic Forum on January 22, 2020 launched 'One Trillion Trees Initiative' during the ongoing Davos 2020 Forum to restore biodiversity and fight climate change.

Challa Sreenivasulu Setty has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of the SBI.

Priya Prakash won the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award for 2019. She is the founder and CEO of India-based HealthSetGo

Dipa Chaudhury & Puneet Gupta awarded Romain Rolland Prize for Translation for their Hindi translation of French cartoon series “Asterix”

West Bengal was the top state in vegetable production in 2018-19 at 29.55 million tonne (MT)

India’s Sonia Lather (women’s 57kg) wins bronze at Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria

India’s first Mahatma Gandhi convention centre opens in Niger
Maharashtra has topped the medals tally of the 3rd season of the Khelo India Youth Games.

Reliance has become the 1st telecom operator to facilitate UPI payments feature through its platform

India’s first e-waste clinic will be opened in Bhopal.

India has ranked 80th in the global Corruption Perception Index as per report released by Transparency International

CEC Sunil Arora takes over as the new Chair of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for 2020

Scholars from India and Russia participate in the first Ganga-Volga Dialogue of Civilizations held in New Delhi

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