Latest Current Affairs of January 2020

The Air Force station in Tamil Nadu which has been chosen for induction of Sukhoi 30MKI aircraft in 222 Squadron (Tigersharks)Thanjavur
The venue of the 5th Science Film Festival of India being held from 15 to 18 Jan 2020Panaji, Goa
The well-known social worker and founder of Rashtriya Seva Samiti who has been chosen for Muppavarapu National Award for Social Service instituted by the Swarna Bharat TrustGutta Muniratnam
The agricultural scientist who has been chosen for the Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Award for Excellence instituted by the Muppavarapu Foundation for his contribution to agricultureMS Swaminathan
The temperature which has been made default setting for airconditioners with effect from 01.01.2020 by the Central Govt in consultation with Bureau of Energy Efficiency24o Celsius
The Indian cricketer who has announced retirement from all forms of cricket after having played 29 tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20IsIrfan Pathan
The year 2020 has been declared by World Health Organisation as the year ofNurse and Midwife
The 13-year old Indian girl who has won Global Child Prodigy Award in Dubai for her talent in being able to sing in 120 languages Sucheta Satish
The north-eastern state which has been declared a disturbed area under the AFSPA Act for a period of 6 more monthsNagaland
The editor-in-chief of Jagran who has been chosen to be honoured with the Lokmanya Tilak National Journalism Award by the Kesari-Maratha TrustSanjay Gupta
The mobile app launched by the Reserve Bank of India to help visually challenged persons in identifying currency notes is named MANI (Mobile Aided Note Identifier)
The place in Tamil Nadu which is the proposed site for India's second spaceport (launch site for satellites)Thoothukodi
The theme of 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 inaugurated by the Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Gandhi: Writer’ Writer
The venue of 107th Indian Science Congress held from 03 to 07 Jan with the theme Science and Technology: Rural DevelopmentUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru
The 5 cities in which Young Scientists Laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) were inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recentlyBengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad

77th Golden Globe Awards

Best Motion Picture (Drama): 1917

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Once upon a time Hollywood

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama

  1. Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
  2. Actress: Renée Zellweger (Judy)

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  1. Actor: Taron Egerton (Rocketman)
  2. Actress: Awkwafina (The Farewell)

The film which received the most nominations (6) - Marriage Story


Launch of GSAT-30

Launch date: 17 Jan 20

Launched from: Kourou, French Guiana

Launch vehicle: Arian 5 VA-251

GSAT-30 has a lift-off mass of 3357 kg. It will replace INSAT-4A. The satellite will provide communication services to Indian mainland and islands through Ku-band and wide coverage covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia through C-band”.


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Integrated Helpline number “139”

Indian Railways has integrated railway helplines into single number 139 for the passengers for quick grievance redressal and enquiry during their journey. It has discontinued all other helpline numbers

Menu of 139 Helpline (IVRS) is as under:

  1. For security & medical assistance, passenger has to press 1, which connects immediately to a call center executive
  2. For enquiry, passenger has to press 2 and in the sub menu, information regarding pnr status, arrival/departure of the train, accommodation, fare enquiry, ticket booking, system ticket cancellation, wake up alarm facility/destination alert, wheel chair booking, meal booking can be obtained.
  3. For catering complaints, passenger has to press 3
  4. For general complaints, passenger has to press 4
  5. For vigilance related complaints, passenger has to press 5
  6. For queries during accident, passenger has to press 6
  7. For status of complaints, passenger has to press 9
  8. For talking to call center executive, passenger has to press *

BCCI Awards 2018-19

Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award: Krishnamachari Srikanth

BCCI Lifetime Achievemnt Award for Women: Anjum Chopra

BCCI Special Award: Dilip Doshi

Dilip Sardesai Award - Highest Run Getter in Test Cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara

Dilip Sardesai Award - Highest Wickets in Test Cricket: Jasprit Bumrah

Highest Run Getter in ODIs - Women: Smriti Mandhana

Highest Wickets in ODIs - Women: Jhulan Goswami

Polly Umrigar Award Best International Cricketer - Men: Jasprit Bumrah

Best International Cricketer - Women: Poonam Yadav

Best International Debut - Men: Mayank Agarwal

Best International Debut - Women: Shafali Verma


Abbreviations in News

MANI - Mobile Aided Note Identifier

Books in News

Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbindar Bilan (Winner of United Kingdom Costa Children's Award