Current Affairs February 4, 2020- National, International, Sports & Misc.

Current Affairs February 4
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Current Affairs February 4, 2020, National

1- Hyderabad conference will explore how India can regain stewardship for handicrafts in the sustainable luxury market.

2- PLO- Palestine Liberation Organization

  • OIC- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  • RSS- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
  • MTP- Medical Termination of Pregnancy
  • NIA- National Investigation Agency

3-Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal and cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal tried some fun on TikTok.

Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal

4- The government has suspended all India-bound airlines from boarding any passengers from China and declared all visas invalid due to coronavirus outbreak.

5- The Aam Aadmi Party in its Delhi Assembly election manifesto has released a 28-points program.

6- Himachal Pradesh has been aiming to increase the forest area cover by 30% by 2030.

7- The dance program of Sapna Chaudhary was canceled in Mathura due to protests from saints and seers of the Braj area.

8-Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said there is no existence of drug mafia in the state.

Pramod Sawant
Pramod Sawant

9-Qatar Airways flight from Doha made an emergency landing in Kolkata after Thai woman gives birth midair.

10-2 Karnataka senior IPS officers have been booked in the multi-crore IMA ponzi scam.

11- Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thakeray has termed the Bullet Train project between Ahmedabad-Mumbai as a white elephant.

Uddhav Thackeray
Uddhav Thackeray

12-The Trinamool Congress has slammed the Modi government stating that it was implementing the ‘Becho India’ program.

13-Asia’s biggest tribal fair Sammakka-Saralamma Jatara has been set in Telangana’s Mulugu district.

14- Fire that broke out on upper Assam river i.e Burhi Dihing river, a tributary of Brahmaputra following oil leakage from pipelines in Dibrugarh district.

15-The Tamil Nadu government has decided to cancel the measure on the public exam for classes 5,8.

16-Congress star campaigner Nagma has accused Union Minister Anurag Thakur of Delhi firing incidents.


17-BJP MP Gautam Gambhir has called Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the ‘chief pretender’.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir

18-Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led the government to procure Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) manufactured Dornier aircraft to ferry passengers.

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

Current Affairs February 4, 2020, International

1-The UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) has launched a global program on sporting events security.

2-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and head of Sudan’s sovereign council i.e Abdel Fattah al-Burhan agreed to start normalizing ties.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu

3-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad and regretted attending the Kuala Lumpur Summit.

Imran Khan
Imran Khan
Mahathir Mohamad
Mahathir Mohamad

4-Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured the protection of democracy on 72nd I-Day.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Gotabaya Rajapaksa

5-Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit India to finalize $450mn funding with India.

Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mahinda Rajapaksa

6-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged the Taliban to show a clear commitment to peace.

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

7-AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has stepped down temporarily over alleged bribes paid by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

8-Hong Kong has reported the first death due to coronavirus. It has become the third country after China and the Philippines to confirm fatalities from the deadly virus.

9-Nepal has hosted the third edition of the ‘World Peace Pooja’ ceremony for world peace.

10-Indian-origin UK trader Paras Shah has been suspended for stealing food from the canteen at its European headquarters in Canary Wharf.

11-Google-owned YouTube has hit 20mn music and premium paid subscribers, 2mn joined YouTube TV paid subscribers.

12-China has called for international cooperation to face the threat from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

13-Pakistan’s National Assembly has demanded India to roll back decisions on J&K.

14-US city council has passed a resolution condemning the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

15- The international court has alleged that Myanmar has not been co-operating in Rohingya probe.

16-Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said there is no discrimination against the Chinese.

Giuseppe Conte
Giuseppe Conte

17- Nepalese authorities are likely to remove some yeti 22 statues of the mythical giant ape-like creature from tourist landmarks.

Current Affairs February 4, 2020, Sports

1-Sachin Tendulkar is among 5 shortlisted for Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Award.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

2-New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been replaced by Mark Chapman for 1st 2 ODIs vs India.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

3-Pakistan and Bangladesh will play at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on Friday as part of the ICC World Test Championship fixture.

4- Prithvi Shaw has been included in the Indian squad as a replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan.Prithvi to open for India in ODIs while playing against New Zealand.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw

5-Melbourne Stars all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been named the Big Bash League (BBL) Player of the Tournament.

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis

6-All-rounder Marcus Stonis has been ignored in Australia’s ODI and T20I squads for their upcoming tour of South Africa. Glenn Maxwell has been recalled.

7-India skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the ODI series against New Zealand, said basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s death was heartbreaking.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

8- India skipper Virat Kohli has made it clear that they will use IPL to prepare for World T20, not NZ ODIs.

9-New Zealand stand-in captain Tom Latham said the winning can be a habit. The skipper Kane Williamson is unavailable for the first two ODIs against India.

10-India pacer Shardul Thakur has been roped in as Tata Power(electric utility company based in Mumbai)’s brand ambassador.

11-Former India opener Wasim Jaffer became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy.

Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer

12-Beijing was selected as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

13-Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold at the Senior National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata. She has broken her previous record of 201 which she achieved at the World Championships in Thailand last year.

Mirabai Chanu
Mirabai Chanu

14- India is likely to host the shooting and archery events of the next Commonwealth Games.

15- Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was spotted playing volleyball with his friends in the Maldives.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

16- Asian Wrestling Championships (AWC) will be held in New Delhi from February 18-23.

17-Yashasvi Jaiswal said his dream has come true to score ton in 2020 ICC U19 World Cup against Pakistan in the semi-final.

18-Rugby is set to be played at the inaugural Khelo India University Games in Bhubaneswar.

19-Mohammed Shami has been trolled for the photo of her daughter celebrating Saraswathi Puja.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami

Current Affairs February 4, 2020, Films

1-Actress Rani Mukerji said she understood the value of human life through the Black movie.

Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji

2-Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has unveiled the first look of ‘Hawa Singh’.

3-Actress Disha Patani has crossed 30mn followers mark on Instagram.

Disha Patani
Disha Patani

4-A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed against Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directorial film “Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits.

5- Actors Salman, Jacqueline posed with Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

6-Actress Ishita Dutta has recreated Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’s song with co-star Adhik Mehta.

Ishita Dutta
Ishita Dutta

7-Indian filmmaker Rima Das will be part of the 14Plus International Jury at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

Current Affairs February 4, 2020, Miscellaneous

1- Sundar Pichai- Alphabet and Google CEO

Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai

2-Patrick Mouratoglou- Coach to the former World No.1 Serena Williams.

3-The 29th Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing.

4- Ravi Kumar Dahiya- He is the 2019 World Wrestling Championship bronze medallist.

5-Priyam Garg- India captain of the U19 World Cup.

6-Rahul Bose- Actor and former India rugby player.

7-Anand Mahindra- Mahindra Group’s Chairman

8- The ovarian cancer is the 3rd most commonly detected cancer among Indian women.

9- J.P. Nadda- He is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president.

J P Nadda
J P Nadda

10- G. Kishan Reddy- Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.

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Current Affairs February 3, 2020- National, International, Sports & Misc.

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Current Affairs February 3, 2020, National

1- The United States and India celebrated 70 yrs of Fulbright exchange program.

2- The UP government led by CM Yogi Adityanath has plans to develop the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary as an eco-tourism destination.

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

  • PFI- The Popular Front of India
  • UNSC- The UN Security Council
  • CHD- Congenital heart disease
  • AEOI- Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
  • BCCI- The Board of Control for Cricket in India
  • IPL- Indian Premier League
  • IWL- Indian Women’s League
  • IWF- The Indian Weightlifting Federation
  • DEA- Department of Economic Affairs
  • NGO- Non-governmental organization
  • DDT- Dividend distribution tax
  • ISPRL- The Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd
  • KCC- Kisan Credit Card
  • PM-Kisan- The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
  • RSS-The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh

4- Former BJP MP Sharad Mani Tripathi made a veiled attack on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

5- The pamphlets were thrown at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Dwarka.

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

6-Congress leader of House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha has termed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as fake Hindus.

7-Kerala state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja has confirmed the third case of coronavirus confirmed in Kerala.

8-Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi underwent routine check-ups in Gangaram hospital.

Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi

9-Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) researchers have built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to convert brain signals into language.

10- A Toddler Timothy Prather from the US learned ‘Heimlich’ from YouTube saved his cousin from choking.

11- The Gurugram district administration to fix blind spots on roads to curb mishaps.

12-Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia of Delhi has been ranked as the highest-rated MLA of Delhi.

13-The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has expelled party veteran Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, his MLA son Parminder Singh.

14-Telangana and Andhra Pradesh people with suspected coronavirus symptoms can avail of the necessary facility at the government-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

15-The Ministry of Defence decided the creation of 10 new posts of Defence Attaches (DAs).

16- The Kerala government has declared state calamity in view of Coronavirus cases.

17- The ancient Ram Raja Temple in Orchha to turn into a global tourist spot, Madhya Pradesh government has planned.

18-Jatin Goswami, a dance guru from Assam, and Kathak danseuse Guru Uma Sharma to be conferred with Madhya Pradesh’s National Kalidas Samman, for 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Jatin Goswami
Jatin Goswami

Current Affairs February 3, 2020, International

1-The UK government has donated 20 million pounds ($26 million) to speed up coronavirus vaccine.

2-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be on a two-day visit to Malaysia on the invitation of his counterpart Mahathir Mohamad.

Imran Khan
Imran Khan

3- Former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor appear for trial at the High Courts in Kuala Lumpur as they have been facing criminal charges of their own.

Najib Razak
Najib Razak

4- Bangladesh has halted visa-on-arrival for Chinese nationals.

5-Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered for a probe into the alleged illegal financial transaction between SriLankan Airlines and Airbus

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Gotabaya Rajapaksa

6-China has launched emergency response after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit Qingbaijiang district.

7-Iraqi protesters have rejected new PM Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi.

8-Saudi Arabia has barred Iran from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet on the US Mideast peace plan.

9-512 prisoners were given general amnesty by Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to mark the 72nd Independence Day(ID) which is celebrated annually on February 4.

10-The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first peanut allergy drug for children and teens.

11-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country is developing a rapid test kit for coronavirus.

Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe

12-The United Nations said FOOD-AID needed in Africa’s Sahel zone.

Current Affairs February 3, 2020 Sports

1-Chiara Hoelzl of Austria won the two competitions of the women’s ski jumping World Cup held in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Chiara Hoelzl
Chiara Hoelzl

2-Hockey India has announced 24-member Indian men’s hockey squad for matches against World No 1 Belgium in the FIH Hockey Pro League to be held at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

3-K.L. Rahul rose to 2nd spot as pacer Bumrah jumps 26 places in ICC T20I Rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

4-India opener Rohit Sharma said former skipper M.S. Dhoni is the best captain India has seen.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

5-Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich attacker has been awarded the best Polish footballer of the year.

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski

6-Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the ODIs and Test series against New Zealand due to a calf injury that he faced in the fifth T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

7-India fined 20 percent of their match fees for slow over-rate in final T20I against NZ in the fifth and final Twenty20 International.

8-Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has picked Virat Kohli as his favorite India cricketer.

Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs

9-Indian boxers won 14 medals, including six gold, at the Golden Girl Championship at Boras (Sweden).

10-Star India pacer Mohammed Shami has welcomed a baby girl into the family.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami

Current Affairs February 3, 2020 Films

1- Writer Stephen King, known for his works in the horror and fantasy genres has quit Facebook over misinformation.

2- Bollywood remake of the 2019 Tamil action hit Kaithi to be co-produced by Reliance Entertainment.

3-Actress turned singer Jennifer Lopez and basketball star Alex Rodriguez likely to go for a summer wedding.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

4-Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Thalaivi’ is the biopic on the late Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalithaa.

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

5-War drama 1917, World War I masterpiece is the big winner at the 2020 British Academy of Film and Televisions Film Awards (BAFTAs). It took home seven awards out of the nine categories including Best Film.

6-Veteran Bollywood actress Waheeda Rehman turned 82.

Waheeda Rehman
Waheeda Rehman

7-Indore will host the 21st edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards from March 27 to 29.

8-Madhya Pradesh’s National Kalidas Samman, for 2017 and 2018 will be conferred on Assam dance guru Jatin Goswami, Kathak danseuse Guru Uma Sharma respectively.

Guru Uma Sharma
Guru Uma Sharma

9-The 13th International Film Festival on Art & Artists will be held from February 7 to 9 in Bhubaneswar.

10-Akshay Kumar has introduced Katrina as the new brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat on a fun note.

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar

Current Affairs February 3, 2020, Miscellaneous

1-Ismail Haniyeh- Islamic Hamas movement chief

2- Wang Yi- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister

3-Abdel Fattah al-Burhan- Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council

4- Elon Musk- Tesla CEO

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

5-Sabitra Bhandari. She is the prolific Nepali striker who performed well in Indian Women’s League (IWL) 2019-20.

6-Churchill Alemao- Former Goa Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party MLA

7- Uddhav Thackeray- Maharashtra Chief Minister

Uddhav Thackeray
Uddhav Thackeray

8- Manohar Ajgaonkar- Goa Deputy Chief Minister

9- Mohan Bhagwat- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief

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Current Affairs February 2, 2020- National, International, Sports & Misc.

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Current Affairs February 2, 2020, National

1-The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) has hailed India’s Union Budget 2020, said more liberalization could have been possible.

2- The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (UP ATS) arrested the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) supplier from Haridwar.

3-Hindu outfit leader Ranjeet Bachchan shot dead in Lucknow.

4-The Indian government has announced mandatory for TDS deduction for big e-tailers like Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart.

5-India has provided massive relief supplies to the cyclone-hit Madagascar in the Indian Ocean region.

6- Popular Odia poet Rabi Singh has passed away at the age of 89. He died at Khapuria in Cuttack district.

7-Himachal’s Pong has witnessed a 68% rise of endangered migratory bird species i.e bar-headed goose.

8- * ITBP- Indo-Tibetan Border Police

  • VHP- Vishwa Hindu Parishad
  • NIA- The National Investigation Agency
  • NCCD- National Calamity Contingent Duty

9-Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a probe into jailbreak by 3 undertrial prisoners from the high-security Central Jail in Amritsar.

Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh

10-The CPI-M party’s central committee member Gautam Das would say the party will undertake a 48-day long door-to-door campaign against the NRC and NPR.

11- President Ram Nath Kovind said India’s most precious gift to the world is spirituality.

Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind

12- Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha president Ranjit Bachchan alias Ranjit Yadav was shot from point-blank range.

13-Goa Budget session to witness the heat of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the dispute between two states Karnataka and Goa over the waters of the Mhadei river.

14-Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has been immediately shifted to Ganga Ram Hospital after complaining of uneasiness.

Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi

15-AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has hinted at launching ‘jail Bharo Andolan’ to protests against the CAA, the NRC, and the NPR.

Asaduddin Owaisi
Asaduddin Owaisi

Current Affairs February 2, 2020, International

1- Iraqi President Barham Salih has named Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi as the new Prime Minister-designate.

Barham Salih
Barham Salih

2-The Philippines reported 1st coronavirus death. It has become the first country outside China to report a fatality.

3- Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister to visit Ethiopia, Senegal, and Germany from February 6 to 14.

Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau

4- An Indian-American Prem Parameswaran has been appointed in President Donald Trumps Advisory Commission.

5-A deadly H5N1 bird flu outbreak has been reported among chickens in the Hunan province of China.

6-China has banned funerals, burials and farewell ceremonies for coronavirus victims.

7- At least 20 worshippers and 16 others injured in Tanzania church service stampede.

8-The percapita debt in Pakistan has increased. Each Pakistani owes Rs 153,689.

9-US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has regretted booing former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an event in Iowa.

Current Affairs February 2, 2020 Sports

1-Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been dropped for the Ist Test being played against Pakistan which starts in Rawalpindi on Friday, February 7.

Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman

2- The Indian Olympics Association (IOA) has requested Sourav Ganguly to be India’s Goodwill Ambassador at Tokyo 2020.

3-New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is the first male Kiwi cricketer to play 100 T20Is. This record was achieved by him while against India in the fifth and final T20I in Mount Maunganui.

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor

4-India defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets in the 5th T20I, being played in Mount Maunganui. India became the first team to whitewash the NZ in their own backyard in a T20I series.

5-Novak Djokovic won 8th Aus Open title with five-set win over Dominic Thiem.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

6-Novak Djokovic has paid his rich tribute to late basketball great Kobe Bryant after winning the 2020 Australia Open title.

7-Yuzvendra Chahal and Shreyas Iyer recreated dance moves after win in 5th T20I.

Current Affairs February 2, 2020 Films

1-Actress Pamela Anderson and producer Jon Peters split after the 12-day wedding.

Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson

2-Ayan Mukerji has directed Brahmastra: Part One movie featuring Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

3- The big winners at the Writers Guild of America’s award ceremony are the movies ‘Parasite‘ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’.

Current Affairs February 2, 2020, Miscellaneous

1- Kshushalsar lake is located in the old Srinagar.

2-Portuguese Prime Minister is Antonio Costa.

3-Jeff Bezos- Amazon Founder and CEO

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos

4-Turkish President is Recep Tayyip Erdogan

5-Gabriel Barbosa- Flamengo striker

6-Sourav Ganguly-BCCI President and former India cricket captain.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

7-Tim Southee- New Zealand stand-in skipper.

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Current Affairs February 1, 2020- National, International, Sports & Misc.

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Current Affairs February 1
Current Affairs February 1

Current Affairs February 1, 2020, National

1-Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi has assumed charge of Northern Command chief in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur.

2-Air India’s special flight brought back 324 Indians stranded in nCoV struck in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

3-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the Indian Coast Guard on its Foundation Day.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

4-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has mooted a 16-point plan to revive the agriculture and allied sectors.

5-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government has been aiming to increase the Government eMarketplace (GeM) turnover to Rs 3 lakh crore.

6-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has boosted the startup’s community saying that there will be a five-year tax holiday on employee stock ownership plan (ESOPs) for start-ups.

7-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rs 35,600 crores have been earmarked for nutrition-related programs.

8-The Tripura High Court has granted bail to former minister Badal Choudhury in multi-crore PWD scam.

9-Debt exchange-traded fund (ETF) with G-sec announced in Union Budget 2020 for more liquidity.

10-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as part of her budget speech said India will host the G20 Presidency in 2022 and added that the government has allocated Rs 100 crore for making preparations.

Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman

11-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech proposed to provide an outlay of Rs 8,000 crore boost for quantum tech.

12-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said GST has been integrating India. She further said that in between 2006-2016, the government has pulled out 271 million people out of poverty.

13-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her 2020-21 Budget speech said that the government is committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

14-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her 2020-21 Budget speech has quoted Tamil saint-poetess Avvaiyar.

15- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her 2020-21 Budget speech has proposed a health cess of 5 percent on imports of specified medical services.

16- * ADR- The Association for Democratic Reforms

  • MSME- Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
  • RoV- Remotely Operated Vehicle
  • FRDLA- The Fiscal Responsibility and Debt Limitation Act
  • BWF- The Badminton World Federation
  • BAI- The Badminton Association of India
  • AIFF- All India Football Federations

17-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will be set up for all computer-based exams soon.

18-Indian Railways has got a budgetary allocation of Rs 70,000 crore.

19-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s 160-minute Budget presentation in Parliament enriched with Kashmiri, Tamil, Sanskrit couplets.

20-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said dividend distribution tax (DDT) has been removed and added that tax will be paid only by the recipients.

21-Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan said the Union Budget 2020 is a pragmatic, holistic and people’s budget.

22-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, during her Budget 2020 speech has lauded the center’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme.

23-Popular Punjabi writer, novelist Jaswant Singh Kanwal (101) died after a brief illness. He was a Sahitya Akademi Awardee.

24-Rs 85,000 crore has been allocated in the budget for the Scheduled Castes and other backward sections. Rs 53,700 crore has been allocated for the Scheduled Tribes in the union budget 2020.

25-Gopal Baglay has been appointed as High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

26-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her union budget 2020 speech proposed to set up a ‘Kisan Rail’ through the public-private-partnership (PPP) to carry perishable goods.

27- The Centre has proposed to set up an Investment clearance cell for entrepreneurship.

28-Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami said the union budget 2020 is growth-oriented.

K. Palaniswami
K. Palaniswami

29-Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Delhi High Court that four convicts in the Nirbhaya case can be hanged separately.

30-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal has termed the union budget 2020 as pro-farmer.

Sukhbir Singh Badal
Sukhbir Singh Badal

31-Former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair said the country’s planned mission Gaganyaan will facilitate space tourism.

32- The Indian Coast Guard got Rs 147.49 crore more than what it received in the last budget.

33-The Centre has been planning to release a National Logistics Policy.

34- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget presentation said the government puts nominal GDP growth at 10% for FY21.

35-Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kokrajhar in Assam on February 7. He will attend the celebration of the Bodo peace accord.

36-Rs 263.52 cr has been allocated for cow care in military farms.

37-Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman falls sick during her marathon 160-minute budget speech in the Lok Sabha.

38-Over 54 lakh people were benefitted by a pension at the doorstep in the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh.

Current Affairs February 1, 2020, International

1-The UK has officially left the European Union (EU). It has finally put an end after 47 years of membership. It was more than three years after it voted to do so.

2- The US has extended travel ban to 6 more countries four of which are in Africa.

3-Indian-American Sabrina Singh has been named Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign spokesperson.

4- Over 3,000 people participated in the Great Indian Run held in Dubai to mark India’s Republic Day.

5-Global aerospace major Airbus to pay almost 3.6 billion euros ($3.9 billion) to avoid corruption proceedings in the UK, in France, and the US.

6-US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions on US landmine use.

7- The Pakistan government has declared a national emergency over desert locust which is destroying crops on a large scale.

8- The small nation Maldives has officially re-joined the Commonwealth. In 1982, it joined the Commonwealth and withdrew its membership in 2016.

Current Affairs February 1, 2020, Sports

1-ITTF German Opens held in Berlin.

2-Former spinner Iqbal Qasim to chair Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cricket Committee.

3-Virat Kohli and his boys to play against New Zealand in the final T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

4- India defeated New Zealand in the Super Over after the 4th T20I match ended in a tie at the Sky Stadium.

5-India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has headed to London to consult with spinal surgeon James Allibone for a review of his back. He has been ruled out at the next Test series against New Zealand.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

6- Rubigula, a flame-throated Bulbul is the official mascot of the 36th National Games of India.

7-India have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the fourth T20I against NZ in Wellington. It was fined 40 percent of their match fee.

8-American 14th seed Sofia Kenin has defeated Garbine Muguruza in the 2020 Australian Open final to win her maiden title, being played at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Current Affairs February 1, 2020, Films

1-Actor, Bigg Boss Tamil 3 contestant Kavin has been named the Most Desirable Man on Television 2019.

2- Singer Taylor Swift is not ready to have kids.

3-Hollywood stars Vin Diesel and John Cena get personal in ‘Fast & Furious 9’ trailer.

4- Disha Patani is bowled over by the cricketing skills of Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

5-Veteran actress Shabana Azmi is back home after recovering from car accident treatment.

Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi

Current Affairs February 1, 2020, Miscellaneous

1-Railway Board Chairman is V.K. Yadav.

2-Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President is M.K.Stalin.

3-Biocon Chairperson is Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

4-Haryana Chief Minister is Manohar Lal Khattar.

5-Rajasthan Chief Minister is Ashok Gehlot.

6-US Secretary of State is Mike Pompeo.

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

7-Ukrainian President is Volodymyr Zelensky.

8-Michael Bloomberg is theUS media tycoon. He is a Democratic presidential contender.

9-Zalmay Khalilzad is the US special envoy on Afghan reconciliation.

10-Palestinian President is Mahmoud Abbas.

11-Arab League (AL) Secretary-General is Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

12-French President is Emmanuel Macron.

Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron

13-Mohammad Huraira- Pakistan U-19 opener

14- Karnam Malleswari is the first Indian woman to win Olympic bronze in weightlifting (69kg category) at the Sydney Games in 2000.

15-Navjot Gulati-Writer-director- Coming up with web series ‘Happily Ever After’.

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Current Affairs Jan 5, 2020- National, International, Sports & Others

Current Affairs Jan 5

Current Affairs Jan 5, 2020, National

1- Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has reached AIIMS to meet injured the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

2-Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Aeronautical Systems Director General Tessy Thomas said Science & tech essential tool for development.

3-The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director General Trilochan Mohapatra said India worships women but do not promote them in science.

4-The Indian Navy has kicked off a first-ever three-dimensional ‘Maha-Navy Connect 2020’ in Maharashtra.

5-The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has questioned the Congress leader Navjot Sidhu’s silence on Nankana Sahib attack in Pakistan.

Navjot Sidhu

6- Himachal Pradesh is encouraging natural farming with an aim to become a pioneer in the field by 2022.

7- Over 12,000 medical practitioners from all over India and 50 odd countries to meet the four-day international conference and to discuss medical health in Taj city i.e Agra.

8Union Home Minister Amit Shah has accused Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi of misleading people on CAA.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah

9-The 88th birthday of senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was celebrated at his Mall Avenue residence in Lucknow.

Kalyan Singh

10-Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to shortlists, migrants, from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, eligible for citizenship under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

11-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi calling him unwavering personality on his 86th birthday.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

12-The Uttar Pradesh government has banned the use of spiked metal bits for horses over the objection raised by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.

13-All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi to hoist the national flag at historic Charminar in Hyderabad on Jan 25 midnight against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Asaduddin Owaisi

14- SGFI- School Games Federation of India

AIFF- All India Football Federation

Current Affairs Jan 5, 2020, International

1-UAE-based Indian autistic nineteen-year-old Rohithparithi Ramakrishnan fulfills dream with memory, though she was deemed unfit for school.

2-Israeli settlement activity in Palestine has been increased by 70 percent in 2019.

3- The United States President Donald Trump has threatened 52 Iranian targets if Tehran retaliates.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

4-The Canadian-commanding NATO has suspended training mission in Iraq.

Current Affairs Jan 5, 2020, Sports

1- Squash player Anahat Singh made for the final of British Junior Open squash meet in Birmingham.

2-India’s opening T20 international against Sri Lanka gets called off due to damp pitch in Guwahati.

3-Former India opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth has picked K.L. Rahul over Shikhar Dhawan for the T20 World Cup squad.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

4-Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is against in favor of four-day Tests, a day after India skipper Virat Kohli spoke on similar lines.

Ricky Ponting

5-Former India captain MS Dhoni posted the video of his daughter Ziva playing the guitar and singing on Instagram with a caption: ‘Snow brings the best out of her.’

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

6-Former Sweden Football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue toppled by vandals at Malmo (Sweden).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

7-England pace spearhead James Anderson goes past Ian Botham and Ravichandran Ashwin to take 28th fifer in Tests.

James Anderson

8-Maharashtra team won gold at the 28th Sub Junior Artistic Gymnastics National Championship 2019.

9-Canterbury batsman Leo Carter has become 4th batsman in T20s to hit six sixes in an over.

10-The Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) gold medallist(air-rifle) Abhinav Shaw’s father Rupesh Kumar Shaw said he named his son after Abhinav Bindra.

11-Virat Kohli has received a special gift from his fan in Guwahati ahead of playing against Sri Lanka in the first affair of the three-match T20I rubber.

Virat Kohli

12-Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said the ICC’s proposal of four-day Test matches is a ridiculous idea.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir

Current Affairs Jan 5, 2020, Films

1- Deepika Padukone has celebrated her 34th birthday with acid victims in Lucknow.

Deepika Padukone

2- Actress Deepika Padukone received a grand welcome from her fans on joining the TikTok platform. She got 1.2 mn followers on TikTok in less than 12 hrs.

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Current Affairs Jan 4, 2020- National, International, Sports & Others

Current Affairs Jan 4

Current Affairs Jan 4, 2020, National

1- Five persons were injured when a part of the Burdwan railway station in West Bengal collapsed.

2- The national capital of Delhi is set to get 150 mohalla clinics. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has the goal of 1,000 clinics.

3-Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met the families pertaining to the Kota infant death incident.

Om Birla

4-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his party would continue to fulfill its demand for full statehood for the city.

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

5- EOW- The Economic Offences Wing

BVLOS- Beyond Visual Line of Sight

SGPC- Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee

CRPF- Central Reserve Police Force

IRGC- Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

ISSF- The International Shooting Sport Federation

6-Million March held against CAA in Hyderabad. It is the biggest ever protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

7-CBI gets custody of accused Arvind Rajta, Superintendent Grade-II, Department of Higher Education in the alleged irregularities in Himachal Pradesh’s pre-matric and post-matric scholarship scheme.

8-Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh flayed Akalis for political stunts on the issues of the murder of two Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanches and power rate hike.

Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh

9-A sessions court in Lucknow has granted bail to social activist Sadaf Jafar and former IPS officer S.R. Darapuri in connection with the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

10-Bharat Ratna C.N.R. Rao said in Bengaluru that there is no limit to excel in science.

C.N.R. Rao

11-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that education should be a part of politics, but one shouldn’t politicize the education system.

12-The 28th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) has been opened at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi has launched a book written on her.

13-Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi was targeted on Twitter after she tweeted that NASA recording of the sound of the sun was in fact ‘Om’ chant.

Kiran Bedi

14- The 2 children’s science congress of the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) has begun in Bengaluru.

15-The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set up a regional academic center for space. It has come out at the National Institute of Technology at Surathkal in southwest Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.

16- Former Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly P.H. Pandian died in Chennai. He was a senior AIADMK leader.

Current Affairs Jan 4, 2020, International

1- Pak Army officer Major General Asif Ghafoor, was trolled after his faux pas of mixing up genes and jeans words in his tweet.

Asif Ghafoor

2- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif exempted from personal appearance in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case till the next hearing.

3- The Indian-origin British MP Lisa Nandy has launched her bid for the Labour leadership race.

Lisa Nandy

4-Sri Lanka FM Dinesh Gunawardena is set to visit India on January 9 and 10.

5-Indian restaurant in Australia provides free meals to Aus bushfire victims.

6-German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned of further escalation of tensions in the Middle East.

Heiko Maas

7-Ailing former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to undergo the cardiac procedure.

Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif

8-Caretaker govt formed in North Macedonia.

Current Affairs Jan 4, 2020, Sports

1- All-rounder Irfan Pathan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The left-arm fast bowler played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is for India. He took a total of 301 international wickets.

Irfan Pathan

2-After injuring his left shoulder opener Prithvi Shaw was sent to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) pertaining to the injury.

3-The National Rifle Association of India’s (NRAI) has proposed to stage shooting competitions of C’wealth nations in India in March 2022.

4-Legendary Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi has hit out at Punjab opener Shubman Gill wanted his removal as India A captain.

5- The 26-year-old India pacer Jasprit Bumrah to make a comeback after a four-month break due to a stress fracture.

Jasprit Bumrah

6-India all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s engagement to Bollywood actress Natasa Stankovic has surprised all including family said, father.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

7-India captain Virat Kohli said he does not want to make irresponsible comments on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Virat Kohli

8-India skipper Virat Kohli said he is not in favor of ICC’s idea of introducing four-day Tests. It is unfair to the purest format of the game, Kohli said.

9-Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne scored his first Test double-ton while playing the third and final Test against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Marnus Labuschagne

Current Affairs Jan 4, 2020, Films

1- Veteran actor Richard Gere attended the Dalai Lama’s session in Bihar.

Richard Gere

2-Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has alleged that the Narendra Modi government is egoistic and illiterate.

Anurag Kashyap

Current Affairs Jan 4, 2020, Miscellaneous

1-Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) is Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Qamar Javed Bajwa

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Current Affairs Jan 3 National

1-LGBTQ activists took out march in Kolkata against the Citizenship Amendment Act, nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

2-Boston Consultancy Group (BCG) in its report said Amaravati as greenfield city is not feasible.

3-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has termed the fight against the CAA as the second battle of independence.

Mamata Banerjee

4-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has condemned the attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

5- The new Indian Army chief, Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane said Indian Army is apolitical.

6-The Directorate of Education of the Delhi government has launched a ‘She Codes’ program for girl students. It is aimed to empower young girls in the field of Computer Science.

7-AIMIM has been denied permission by Hyderabad police for the anti-CAA march in Hyderabad.

8-BJP national working president J.P. Nadda has challenged Rahul Gandhi to speak 10 lines on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

J.P. Nadda

9-Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to 11 non-BJP Chief Ministers by passing a resolution against CAA.

Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan

10- The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India has issued notice to Rajasthan govt about the death of more than 100 children at a government-run hospital in the Kota district.

11-Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has been directed to appear in CBI court in the disproportionate assets(DA) case.

Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy

12-The Haryana cabinet has wanted the President’s consent to authorize the use of Hindi, in addition to English for High Court judgments.

13-The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday has grilled the former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram for 6 hrs in the Air India deal case.

P. Chidambaram
P. Chidambaram

13-President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted Allahabad varsity Vice-Chancellor Rattan Lal Hangloo’s resignation.

Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind

14-The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed two women officials i.e Dr. Kritika Shukla, IAS, and IPS officer M Deepika to implement Disha Act.

15- Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said Tripura’s per capita income set to cross-national average.

Biplab Kumar Deb
Biplab Kumar Deb

16- * DRI- The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

NSA- National Security Adviser

IRGC- Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

NOC- No objection certificate

SAI- The Sports Authority of India

PCB- Pakistan Cricket Board

SCG- Sydney Cricket Ground

DVT- Deep vein thrombosis

17-Pakistan TO release all 22 Andhra Pradesh fishermen arrested on charges of espionage.

18- Kerala Culture Minister A.K. Balan has expressed his resentment at R-Day tableau rejection.

19-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tribute to Savitribai Phule on her birth anniversary

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

20-Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav will begin a cycle yatra soon in Uttar Pradesh.

Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav

Current Affairs Jan 3, International

1-World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan has wanted to hike tax on processed food with high salt, sugar content.

Soumya Swaminathan

2- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the World cannot afford another Gulf war.

Antonio Guterres
Antonio Guterres

3--Sajith Premadasa was formally declared as the Sri Lankan Opposition Leader.

Sajith Premadasa

4-London, Paris, and Bangkok topped 3 travel destinations of a decade.

5-Dubai-based Indian girl Sucheta Satish wins Global Child Prodigy Award. A 13-year-old Indian girl can sing in 120 languages.

6-The US Food and Drug Administration has banned unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes fruit, mint vaping to curb youth use.

7-US has imposed sanctions on Cuba’s Defence Minister Leopoldo Cintra Frias.

Leopoldo Cintra Frias.

8-Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has extended $200mn aid to Pak for economic projects.

Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

9-Greece, Cyprus, Israel signed an intergovernmental agreement in Athens for the EastMed gas pipeline.

10-Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam nations assumed charge as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Current Affairs Jan 3, Sports

1-India U-19 beat SA by 66 runs in Durban. India U-19 captain Priyam Garg scored 110 runs.

2-The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has asked the Chhattisgarh Olympic Association(COA) to re-amend its constitution.

3-Opener Prithvi Shaw injured his left shoulder ahead of New Zealand with the India ‘A’ team.

4- Veteran South Africa pacer Dale Steyn set for an international comeback for this year’s World T20.

Dale Steyn

5-Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma visited the global headquarters of Heartfulness in Kanha Shantivanam at Chegur near Hyderabad to embrace heartfulness meditation.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

6-Wrestlers Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya qualified for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in New Delhi from February 17-23.

7- Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh is against leg-byes, especially in T20s.

Mark Waugh

8-Punjab opener Shubman Gill allegedly abused the umpire after being given out in the Ranji match against Delhi at the I.S. Bindra Stadium.

9-2023 Asian Cup(Football) will take place in China.

10-West Indian cricket idol Chris Gayle joined TikTok.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

Current Affairs Jan 3, Films

1-A 45-year-old Kerala woman has filed a plea in the family court in Thiruvananthapuram claiming acclaimed playback singer Anuradha Paudwal her mother.

2- Actress Adah Sharma visited the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and interacted with the students.

Adah Sharma
Adah Sharma

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

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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Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020- National, International, Sports & Others

January 1, 2020

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020, National

1- UNICEF said 17% of babies i.e an estimated 67,385 babies to be born globally on Jan 1 will be Indian.

2- *RSS- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

  • FIEO- Federation of Indian Export Organisations: It is a Trade body.
  • FISME- The Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises
  • CMIE- The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
  • SAIL- Steel Authority of India Ltd
  • PFI- The Popular Front of India
  • GOCO- Government-owned corporate operator
  • AIMIM- The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
  • SBS- The Swayampurna Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha
  • ATF- Aviation Turbine Fuel

3-ISRO chief K. Sivan said India’s second spaceport to be located in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukdi district.

K Sivan
K. Sivan

4- India is going to launch a heavy communication satellite Gsat-30 on January 17 from Kourou space centre in French Guiana.

5-Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the 3rd instalment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) of Rs 2,000 on Thursday. This will cover the period December 2019-March 2020. This will benefit six crore beneficiaries.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

6-Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan plays down privilege move against him by BJP MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao in Rajya Sabha.

Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan

7-Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary is now the chief of IAF’s Maintenance Command.

8-Prime Minister Modi to dedicate five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the nation.

9-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to visit 15 places across India after praising a user.

10-Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik said out of the existing 12 Nobel Prize awardees, 6 are ‘foreigners’ and one was Mother Teresa.

11-The Archery Association of India (AAI) is all set to hold its elections on January 18.

12-Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s wife N. Bhuvaneswari has donated bangles for Amaravati farmers’ protest.

Chandrababu Naidu

13-Mumbai Court has allowed banks to dispose of liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s assets.

14-Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will secure nation, and added that it will fulfil new India’s aspirations.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah

15-Professor Ilyas Husain has been appointed as Jamia’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

16- Four Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots selected for India’s manned space mission Gaganyaan by 2022.

17-Liquor worth Rs 380 crore was sold across the Telangana state on New Year eve.

18-The Enforcement Directorate has attached Rs 51.43 crore assets of a businessman Kumar Pappu Singh, in IDBI Fish Farming Loan Fraud case.

19-BJP President Amit Shah has started learning Bengali while preparing for the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election

20- Indore is on top of the clean cities of India.

21-India to launch its third mission Chandrayaan-3 on the moon in 2020-21 after its second mission Chandrayaan-2 failed.

22- Vinod Kumar Yadav has assumed charge as Chairman Railway Board.

23-The Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath has requested Centre to ban the Popular Front of India (PFI).

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

24-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the appointment of the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as historic.

25-Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister P. Pushpa Sreevani has posted a TikTok video praising CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

26-New Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said Indian Army will focus on China border also in the line of Pakistan.

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020, International

1-Britain has introduced heterosexual civil partnerships.

2-The Ministry of Energy said Israel’s largest natural gas field Leviathan started operating.

3-New World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vice president Yang Yang needs promoting anti-doping education.

4- The Pacific nation of Palau is the first country to ban sun cream. It is alleged that the cream is harmful to corals and sea life.

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020 Sports

1-Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been replaced with Mohammad Wasim Jnr for the upcoming U19 World Cup scheduled to be played in South Africa.

2-International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been aimed to be a carbon-neutral Games.

Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach

3-Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet video on differently-abled boy playing Cricket wins hearts.

4- India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has announced engagement with Serbian actress Natasa.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

5-Angelo Mathews has been recalled to the Sri Lankan T20I side to play against India for a three-match T20I series.

6-New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and batsman Henry Nicholls were found to be suffering from flu-like symptoms. They skipped training.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

7-Former world No 1 Venus Williams has been pulled out of the Brisbane International due to injury

8-Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo is likely to tour Pak on Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) green signal.

9-The 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played across four cities in Pakistan from February 20 to March 22. It will have 34 matches.

10-India skipper Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni named captains in ESPN Cricinfo’s teams of the decade.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Current Affairs Jan 1, 2020 Films/Entertainment

1-Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma set to explore Mumbai underworld fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim with web series

Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma

2- Actress Ananya Panday was trolled over her remark on nepotism.

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Current Affairs Dec 31, 2019- National, International, Sports & Others

Kei Nishikori

Current Affairs Dec 31 National

1- Outgoing Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Indian Army is better equipped to fight wars. He will be India’s first Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and take charge on January 1, 2020

Bipin Rawat
Bipin Rawat

2-Nagaland Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu dies of cancer.

3- A law soon in Karnataka to allow women to work in night shifts in shops and commercial establishments.

4- The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has launched ‘Damini’. It is a dedicated women helpline. It is a calling and a WhatsApp service for women safety.

5-BJP MLA, Kishan Lal Rajpoot, from Uttar Pradesh’s Barkhera constituency has been booked for beating cop with shoes.

6-Indian Army’s outgoing chief Gen. Bipin Rawat is superannuating on Dec 31.

7- IGIA- Indira Gandhi International Airport

DoT- The Department of Telecommunications

EoI- The expression of interest

PMK- The Pattali Makkal Katchi

NCPCR- The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

CCI- Competition Commission of India

NIP- National Infrastructure Pipeline

8-Andhra Pradesh government’s three-capital move has made the farmers of Amaravati write a letter to President of India Ramnath Kovind, seeking ‘mercy killing’.

9- VK Yadav, Railway Board Chairman’s tenure extended for a year.

10-The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed charges against 6 in 2017 attack on an Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur.

11- After CRPF chief R.R. Bhatnagar retired, the Director-General of ITBP i.e S.S. Deswal has been given an additional charge of Director General of CRPF.

12-Anil Khachi is the new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh.

13-The Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) tax amnesty scheme has been extended till Jan 15.

14- Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the functioning of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) headquarters at New Delhi.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah

15- The Mukarba Chowk and flyover has been renamed as Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Chowk in honour to the martyr of the Kargil war.

16- The Railway Ministry was renamed the Railway Protection Force (RPF) as Indian Railway Protection Force Service (IRPFS).

17-Indian Railways has hiked passenger fares by 2 paise per kilometre for sleeper class and by four paise per kilometre for 3AC, 2AC and AC first class.

18- Actor turned Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan visited Amaravati to extend support to the farmers protesting against YSRCP’s three-capital proposal.

Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan

19-Punjab Minister Vijay Inder Singla has been appointed as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary.

20- The West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar faced Twitter heat on remembering Bengal partition.

21- Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria has inducted light utility Dornier aircraft at the Air Force Station in Palam.

22-Publishing legend Sonny Mehta died in New York. He was 77. He was the brother-in-law of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

23-Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has urged his party members to avoid spending on new year celebrations, asked them to donate to Amaravati fight.

N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu

24-The Uttar Pradesh state legislature has ratified the 126th amendment to the Constitution by extending SC/ST reservation up to 2030.

25-General Manoj Mukund Naravane has taken over the charge as Chief of Army Staff succeeding General Bipin Rawat.

Current Affairs Dec 31 International

1- The tourism industry of Sri Lanka urged the continuation of the free-visa regime.

2-The UK government has decided to use satellite technology to help tackle climate change.

3-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s next month visit to Davos, Switzerland will be the most economical in the last 10 yrs.

Imran Khan
Imran Khan

4-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan launched ‘Sehat Insaf’ health insurance card scheme for transgenders.

5-Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud and Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State discussed regional developments.

6- It is 20 years celebration of the Panama Canal since handover by the US.

7-Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security has fined Facebook $1.6 million over the sharing of user data.

8-Amazon is likely to open a homeless shelter inside its Seattle headquarters.

Current Affairs Dec 31 Sports

1-Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah said the year 2019 was a phase of learning, hard work and making memories.

Jasprit Bumrah

2-Trevor Penney has been appointed as WI assistant coach for white-ball formats (ODIs and T20Is).

3- Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori is out of 2020 Australian Open due to a right elbow injury.

4-Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said the year 2019 was the worst year for him as an analyst and a commentator.

5- Paul Sterling, the Ireland batsman and Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane topped the charts in T20 Internationals in 2019.

6- The 30-year-old Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has joined Sri Lanka Army in Gajaba Regiment.

Current Affairs Dec 31 Films/Entertainment

1-Hollywood star Sharon Stone has been blocked from the dating app, Bumble reportedly due to a fake account.

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