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January 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of January 2020 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of January 2020 are given below. Hope you like it.


Who becomes the first hockey player in the world to win 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award? Rani Rampal
Which Indian city has the world’s worst traffic, as per the Global Traffic Index recently released by a Netherlands-based global provider of navigation? Bengaluru
Which Indian State recently reported first confirmed case of Coronavirus? Kerala
Which Parliament has deferred its vote on anti-CAA resolution against India's new citizenship law? European Parliament
The Supreme Court has allowed the National Tiger Conservation Authority to relocate which nation’s cheetah to a suitable habitat in India? Namibia
The Indian Navy had launched ‘Operation Vanilla’ to provide disaster relief to which country? Madagascar
Which Indian shuttler joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on January 29, 2020? Saina Nehwal
Which State's tableau was adjudged the best among all the 16 participating states and union territories at the Republic Day Parade 2020? Assam
Which portal was recently released by the Union Government to speed up construction works of national highways? GATI
Which Indian city is organising Global Potato Conclave 2020? Gandhi Nagar (Gujarat)
The Union Government has targeted to install 175 Giga Watt renewable energy in India by which year? 2020
Which famous India actor will feature in Man Vs Wild episode with popular adventurer Bear Grylls? (Last year, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had featured in one of the episodes of the survival series) Rajinikanth
Which Bollywood actress has been selected for the Padma Shri award 2020? Kangana Ranaut
Which State's insurgent groups signed a peace accord with the Indian Government on January 27, 2020? Assam
The Union Government has offered to sell its 100 percent stake in which airlines? Air India
Which State’s Chief Electoral Officer, S Karuna Raju, has won the ECI award for providing accessibility to vote to persons with disabilities, illness and senior citizens during Lok Sabha Elections 2019? Punjab
On which day National Voter’s Day is celebrated in India? 25th January
Which State’s cabinet passed a resolution to abolish the Legislative Council on January 27, 2020? Andhra Pradesh
What is the name of human robot that is being developed by ISRO for its space mission Gaganyaan? Vyommitra
Which State has introduced a draft bill that proposes the creation of three state capitals? Andhra Pradesh
Which State’s Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre won the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020? Uttarakhand
India successfully test-fired which nuclear capable ballistic missile on 19th January 2020? K-4
Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI)? C S Setty
Who has been elected as the new President of Archery Association of India? Arjun Munda
Which International organization in its January World Economic Outlook has predicted reduced growth forecast of 5.8 percent for India in 2020? International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Andhra Pradesh government has proposed to make which city as its Judicial capital? Kurnool
Andhra Pradesh government has proposed to make which city as its Legislative capital? Amaravati
Andhra Pradesh government has proposed to make which city as its Executive capital? Visakhapatnam
The One Nation One Ration Card Scheme will be implemented across India on which date? 1st June
The Indian Air Force has inducted the first squadron of which aircraft that are capable of carrying BrahMos supersonic cruise missile? Sukhoi-30
On which day National Girl Child Day is observed? 24th January
Who was the Chief Guest at India’s 71st Republic Day celebration? President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro
What was India's rank in the Carbon Disclosure Project 2019? 5th
Who was elected unopposed as 11th BJP National President? Jagat Prakash Nadda
Which nuclear capable missile with a strike range of 3500 km was successfully test-fired by India? K-4
Who has been appointed as the Deputy Governor of Reserver Bank of India (RBI)? M D Patra
Which communication satellite was launched by ISRO from French Guiana on 17th January? GSAT 30
Which cricketer was awarded the prestigious Polly Umrigar award at the BCCI Annual Awards function on 12th January 2020? Jasprit Bumrah
Who won ICC 2019 Spirit of Cricket award? Virat Kohli
Which Tribal refugee community will now be given permission to settle in Tripura following the signing of a historic agreement on January 16, 2020? Bru-Reang
Which cricketer has been left out from BCCI’s annual player contract list for 2020? M S Dhoni
Which online e-commerce company recently announced an investment of USD 1 billion for digitalization of small and medium enterprises in India? Amazon
Kerala has invoked which article to challenge CAA in the Supreme Court? Article 131
On which day Indian Army Day is observed every year? 15th January
Who has been appointed as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)? A P Maheshwari
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all the people possessing and flying drones to register their gadgets by? 31st January 2020
On which day National Youth Day is observed in India every year? 12th January
What is the new name of Kolkata Port Trust? Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port
India's first Human Space Flight Infrastructure Centre will be established in which city? Challakere (Karnataka)
Which State has launched ‘Amma Vodi’ scheme to provide financial assistance to BPL mothers for the education of their children? Andhra Pradesh
Which Indian weightlifter has been banned from the sport for four years after being found guilty of a doping violation? Sarbjeet Kaur
On which day World Hindi Day is celebrated every year? 10th January
Which Indian city will host the International Naval Program 'Milan' to be held in March 2020? Visakhapatnam
Census India-2021 is scheduled to begin from which date? 1st April 2020
On which day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year? 9th January
Government of which State sanctioned Rs 234 crore for the establishment of Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan Zoological Garden? Uttar Pradesh
India’s first Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is set to come up in which city? Bhagalpur (Bihar)
The Khelo India Youth Games-2020 officially advocate for which issue? Elimination of single-use plastic
The Reserve Bank of India has launched which app to help the visually challenged in identifying the denomination of currency notes? MANI (Mobile Aided Note Identifier)
Which city hosted the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) from 3rd to 7th January 2020? Bengaluru
What will be the maximum retirement age of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)? 65
The Union Government in consultation with BEE had notified new energy performance standards for room air conditioners (RACs). According to this notification how much temperature has been made default setting for air conditioners with effect from 01.01.2020? 24 Degree Celsius


On which day World Leprosy Day is observed every year across the world? 30th January
Which country is recently affected by deadly Coronavirus in which hundreds of people have died? China
Which nation has become the second biggest weapon producer after the United States, surpassing Russia, as per Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) annual report? China
Sheikh Khalid has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of which nation? Qatar
Who won maximum awards along with her brother Finneas including best song and record of the year for ‘Bad Guy’ at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeler on January 26, 2020? Billie Eilish
Which album by American rock band Cage the Elephant won the award for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the Grammy 2020 awards? Social Cues
What is the name of NBA player who recently died in a helicopter crash? Kobe Bryant
On which day National Girl Child Day is observed every year across the world? 24th January
Which country successfully phased out most potent ozone-depleting chemical- HCFC 141 b? India
International Court of Justice directed which country to take "all measures within its powers" to prevent alleged genocide against Rohingya Muslims? Myanmar
Which city hosted the 50th World Economic Forum event 21st to 24th January? Davos (Switzerland)
Which country topped the Carbon Disclosure Project 2019 followed by Japan and UK in the second and third position respectively? United States
Who has been selected as the best cricketer of the year 2019 by ICC? Ben Stokes
When Britain is officially scheduled to leave the European Union? 31st January 2020
The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in which city? Birmingham (England)
Which animal species has been most adversely impacted by Australia's wildfire? Koala
On which day International Braille Day is observed every year? 4th January
The year 2020 has been declared by World Health Organisation as the year of? Nurse and Midwife

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