Current Affairs Jan 2, 2020- National, International, Sports & Others

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Current Affairs Jan 2, National

1-Dubai-based Indian teen Apeksha Bonoj (14) designed a calendar to promote dog adoption.


2-Bengaluru to host the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC 2020) for 5-day.


3-Uttar Pradesh set records in tree plantation drives.


4- NDRF- The National Disaster Response Force


5-Former Rajya Sabha member D.P. Tripathi is no more. The general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was 64.


6-BJP asks Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav to spend time in Pakistan to know the atrocities being faced by the Hindu minorities there.

Akhilesh Yadav


7-Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Professor Rattan Lal Hangloo resigned following sexual misconduct and corruption allegations.


8- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has mandated 75% attendance for the 10th, 12th exams.


9= Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction program ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’ rescheduled on January 20.


Narendra Modi

10-The Reserve Bank of India has launched a mobile app MANI for visually impaired to identify the denomination of Indian banknotes.


11- NOC- No objection certificate

  • ARMVs- Accident Relief Medical Vans
  • SPARMVs – Self Propelled Accident Relief Medical Vans
  • NPCI- National Payments Corporation of India
  • DRDO- Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • BBL- Big Bash League in Melbourne.
  • IWF- International Weightlifting Federation
  • OALP- Open Acreage Licensing Policy
  • IPC-Indian Penal Code
  • CrPC- Code of Criminal Procedure
  • NCLAT- The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal

12- The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper on net neutrality.


13-Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated a new campus of the National Fire Service College (NFSC). He laid the foundation of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Academy in Nagpur.

Amit Shah


14-A Centre for Research in Applied Artificial Intelligence (CRiAA) will come up in Hyderabad.


15-Maharashtra Governor B. S. Koshyari visited Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshri’ in Bandra east for dinner.

Uddhav Thackeray


16-RBI’s 3rd ‘Operation Twist’ began on Jan 6 to improve transmission.


17-Republic Day tableau proposals of West Bengal and Maharashtra were rejected. Out of 56 R-Day tableau proposals, only 22 accepted.


18- 7 opposition-ruled states with their tableaux will be displayed in the Republic Day parade this year.


19-Telecom major Bharti Airtel has launched 4G services in 26 Ladakh villages.


20-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Young Scientist Laboratories.


21-Software major Wipro and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) tied up to make aerospace components.


22- The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, (IIT-H) and Telangana govt to work on artificial intelligence (AI).


23-Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the Atal tunnel, earlier known as Rohtang tunnel, will be opened by Prime Minister Modi by June-end.

Jai Ram Thakur


24-Union Minister Giriraj Singh has stressed the need for teaching Gita in schools to keep kids rooted in culture.


25-Three dreaded militants of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) were held in Tripura.


26-Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked anti-graft body to improve performance.


Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy

27-Vikrant Shrotriya has been appointed as Managing Director by Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company.


28- Two sisters from Haryana were denied passports over Nepalese looks.


29-Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) got a nod to buy a 51% stake in Apollo Munich.


30-President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi paid tributes to Guru Gobind Singh on his ‘Prakash Utsav’ or birth anniversary.

Ram Nath Kovind


31-Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has launched a free Wi-Fi facility at all the six metro stations of the Airport Express Line.


Current Affairs Jan 2, International


1-Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the 25th edition of the Dhaka International Trade Fair.


Sheikh Hasina

2-Sri Lankan Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the government will extend the free-visa regime till April 30.


3-Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Google model beats humans in detecting breast cancer.


4- Pakistan cabinet gave a three-year extension to Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.


5-China started a 10-year fishing ban on the country’s longest river Yangtze River to protect biodiversity.


6- Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has been recruiting youth for cyber propaganda war on India. ISPR is headed by Major General Asif Ghafoor.


7- NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern died due to brain hemorrhage.


8-Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been appointed as the 11th Chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB).


Hillary Clinton

9-Afghanistan to set up its own Aadhaar like India, which developed a decade ago.


10-5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province.


11-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted that he was asked to work in a Bollywood film by the late Indian actor Dev Anand.


Imran Khan

12-Transit and Transportation protocol will be implemented between Nepal and China from Feb.


13-The iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has welcomed a record 2.9 mn people to New Year’s celebration.


Current Affairs Jan 2, Sports

1-West Indies Test captain Jason Holder rested for the first 2 ODIs against the three-match series against Ireland.


2-Star Indian grappler Vinesh Phogat said 2020 will be special. She will make her second Olympics appearance.


3-Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh has termed Australia bushfire as tragic.


4-Former world champion Mirabai Chanu has maintained the 8th spot in Olympic qualification rankings.


5- The first game of the Indian Super League (ISL) will take place at the Sree Kanteerava stadium in 2020 in Bengaluru.


6- The sixth edition of the International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) will be held in India, starting on January 28.


7-Former Everton midfielder Li Tie has been named head coach of China’s national football team.


8-Rajasthan Royals has roped New Zealand leg-spinner, Ish Sodhi as spin consultant for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


9-The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has focussed on dope tests for major sports events in 2020.


Current Affairs Jan 2, Films

1-Actor Sara Ali Khan has been raising funds for HIV-affected children.


2-Rajkummar Rao has surprised his fans with the first look of his upcoming film, Ludo.


3-The first pic from Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming film Toofan is out.


4-Actor Abhishek Bachchan has shared a first glimpse of his look from the upcoming film The Big Bull.


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