India celebrates 71st Republic Day on 26 January 2020. It marks the day when India declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state.
International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. The day marks the anniversary of the formation of the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC).
Graphic designer Sneha pamneja wins Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize 2020 for ‘Tiffin’ at 13th Jaipur Literature Festival
Journalist & Hindu group chairman N Ram honoured with Kerala’s national media award
Paleontologists have unveiled a remarkable new species of the meat-eating dinosaur at the Natural History Museum of Utah.
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro attends Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi as Chief Guest
Fabiano Caruana of US wins Tata Steel Masters chess tournament at Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands
Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled mobile chipsets supporting NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation).
Researchers have discovered a new species of Allosaurus jimmadseni in Utah
Bharat Parv, 2020 will be celebrated from 26th to 31st January. Central theme of Bharat Parv 2020 is‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the chief guest at India Republic Day celebrations.
First e-waste clinic opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
India successfully test-fired the K-4 nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile from Visakhapatnam coast, Andhra Pradesh.
Farmer Chinthala Venkat Reddy won the Padma Shri award from Telangana for attaining an
international patent for his technique in soil swapping and soil fertility.
The Oscar-nominated World War I drama ‘1917’ was recently released in India which is based on Operation Alberich.
India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to upgrade the 50 km long road between Ashuganj river port and the Akhaura land port in Bangladesh into a 4-lane highway.
As part of the commemoration of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has dedicated an entire issue of its journal on what it calls “Gandhian insights into applied anthropology”.
Theatre personality Sanjna Kapoor to get ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ from French government for her outstanding contribution to theatre
Anil Khanna nominated Life President of Asian Tennis Federation
The Hindu Group Chairman N. Ram wins national award instituted by Kerala Media Academy
Sneha Pamneja wins Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize for designing the cover of “Tiffin: Authentic Recipes Celebrating India’s Regional Cuisine”
Kalki Koechlin conferred with French distinction Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters portraying a wide range of stellar characters on screen and her commitment to social causes.
Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre has been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020.
Five-day Ganga Yatra from 27-31st jan with the aim to promote bio-diversity begins from Bijnor, Ballia in Uttar Pradesh
71st Republic Day Parade in New Delhi: IAF wins first prize among the marching contingents of the three services; CISF is first among paramilitary forces
The government signed an accord with one of the dreaded insurgent groups of Assam -- the NationalDemocratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) -- providing political and economic bonanza.
The chairman of “The Hindu Group” N. Ram has been selected as the outstanding media person in a national award instituted by Kerala Media Academy
Former Indian women’s hockey team captain Sunita Chandra dies at 76 in Bhopal
Oxford University Press names Samvidhaan (Constitution) as its Hindi Word of 2019
Indian Railways commissions country’s first governmental waste to energy plant in Bhubaneswar
Taranjit Singh Sandhu appointed as India’s new Ambassador to the US
Pankaj Advani wins Senior National Billiards Championship in Pune
Indian Banks Association appoints Sunil Mehta as its new chief executive
India’s first underwater metro, ‘Kolkata metro’ to be opened by March 2022 India’s first underwater metro, ‘Kolkata metro’ to be opened by March 2022
3rd Global Potato Conclave-2020 is held in Gujarat
Kerala has recently inaugurated India’s 1st Super Fab Lab.
Assam and Jal Shakti Mission wins the best tableaux awards for the Republic Day Parade 2020
Bajaj Housing Finance Limited Bags the BFSI Digital Innovation Awards 2020 for Cloud Solutions
2019 Nobel Economics laureate Abhijit Banerjee conferred honorary D Litt by Calcutta University
Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ to help cyclone-hit Madagascar
India’s 1st war memorial for animals is set to open in Meerut.
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Mr. Pavan Sukhdev has won the Tyler Prize 2020.
Chandauli (UP) tops list of 112 aspirational districts ranked by NITI Aayog in December
Haryana govt. to organise 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February 1 to 16; Himachal Pradesh is ‘theme state’
Samvidhaan word is Oxford Hindi Word for the year 2019
Polycrack Technology will be used by Indian Railways in waste to energy plant.
Tamil Nadu has bagged the Best State Award for its active participation in the Swasth Bharat Yatra, a pan-India cyclothon.
Bengaluru has been declared for having worst traffic in the world.
India received the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’ at the New York Times Travel Show 2019, the largest travel show in North America.
Indian Space Research Organization has developed Bhuvan Panchayat V3 Web Portal which will enhance the network application of the gram panchayats
Jason Holder becomes the first player from the country in 45 years to top the list of all-rounders in the International Cricket Council Test Player Rankings
Kartik Sharma won the New South Wales Men’s Amateur Golf Championship
Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh appointed Regional Director for World Health Organization South-East Asia, for a second five-year term.
TERI is organising World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on January 29-31with the theme: ‘Towards 2030: Making the Decade Count’
India now has a total of 37 Ramsar sites covering an area of 1,067,939 hectares. Following 10 wetlands are recently added.
Beas Conservation Reserve
Indian women captain Rani Rampal becomes the first-ever hockey player to win the prestigious World Games Athlete of the Year award.
Esow Alben the Indian cyclist bagged a gold in the men’s Keirin individual event of the Six-Day Berlin Tournament
Department of Personnel and Training’s (DoPT) online certificate course on “Relevance of Gandhi in the Contemporary World” launched by Union Minister
World’s largest meditation centre was inaugurated in Telangana recently
Uzbekistan is the partner country of 34th Surajkund International Crafts Fair for the year 2020.
The Supreme Court allowed the Centre to introduce the African Cheetah to suitable habitat in India.
J&K journalist Yusuf Jameel wins 2019-2020 PEN Gauri Lankesh Award for democratic idealism.
Vinay Mohan Kwatra is appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Nepal.
Bala Devi becomes the first Indian woman to sign up for a foreign football club.
Nepal has created a new Guinness World Record for organizing the highest altitude Fashion Show on the earth.