January Current Affairs

Daily Current Affairs: 1st and 2nd Jan 2020

Headlines India

The results are announced for Swachh Survekshan League 2020 by the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri for both quarters.
In case of more than 10 Lakh populations, Indore comes in the first place and in case of one lakh to 10 lakh population, Jamshedpur got the first spot in both quarters. Read more about the Swachh Survekshan League 2020 in our other article.

UIDAI has opened 28 Aadhaar Seva Kendras:

As we all know that there are already many Aadhaar Seva Centre are running in banks and other government organisations. So this time UIDAI opened 28 more ASKs which mainly focus to provide the best user experience. All ASKs are opened across India. According to the source these newly opened Kendras can handle more than 1,000 enrolments and update requests per day.

Honourable India Prime Miniter Mr Narendra Modi to distribute Krishi Karman Awards:

On 1st in Tumkur, Karnataka, Mr Narendra Modi will be going to give away Krishi Karman Awards and Commendation Awards to states. Mr Narendra Modi will also going to hand our the Agriculture Minister’s Krishi Karman Awards for Progressive Farmers.
At the same event, Mr Prime Minister will also the 3rd instalment Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi of Rs 2000 for the period Dec 19 to Mar 20. The same will benefit approximately 6 crore beneficiaries. Furthermore, Mr Prime Minister will also provide Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to select farmers of Karnataka

Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) Launches by Indian Government:

To provide the facilities for blocking and tracing of stolen and lost mobile phones, the government has launched the CEIR web portal in New Delhi. This portal is handled by the Department of Telecom.

Rescheduling in Pariksha pe Charcha programme:

The programme has been rescheduled to 20th January 2020. Basically it’s an event like where Mr Prime Minister going to talk with the cross-section of Students and Teachers from India and abroad to come up with the exam stress. Earlier it was scheduled for 16th Jan 2020.

Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System Launched by Election Commission:

Election Commission Launched it to track the status of the applications. According to the guidelines, any applicants who is going to applying for the party registration from 1st of this month can able to track all the data of applications and also get acknowledge for every detail by SMS and e-mail.

Railway Protection Force also known as RPF is now renamed as Indian Railway Protection Force Service.

CRPF – R R Bhatnagar retires from a post of DG:

R R Bhatnagar who was serving his duties as a DG of CRPF since April 2017 is now retired and now S S Deswal the ITBP Director-General has been given the “additional” charge for the same post. With a Moto of “Service and Loyalty” CRPF is the world’s largest paramilitary force and their main focus is internal security.

Vinod Kumar Yadav again appointed as Chairman of Railway Board for a year and the same is approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet. 

A great initiative by the Odisha government. Government has launched an “e-certificate” project which main focus is to avail official documents online for any residents such as income, residence and similar other certificates without any fees. Now residence can apply for the mentioned document without visiting the office.

Headlines International

UNICEF Report: India is in 1st place for newborn babies in New Year:

According to the UNICEF report in New Year Day, approx 400,000 babies were born around the world and the highest no of babies born in India approx 67,385. Below mentioned 8 countries contains almost more than half of babies born count.

CountriesBabies Born
 India 67,385
China 46,299
Nigeria 26,039
Pakistan 16,787
Indonesia 13,020
United States of America 10,452
Democratic Republic of Congo 10,247
Ethiopia  8,493

Headlines Banking and Finance

MANI – Mobile Aided Note Identifier Launched by RBI:

The motive behind to launch the MANI app to provide the perfect vision for visually challenged people for the denomination of currency notes. Reserve Bank of India launched the same app for both Android and iOS platform. Once any user downloads the app then there no internet connection required to use as the app works offline as well. The user only needs to scan the currency by the camera and the app responds as per user prefered language which may be Hindi and English.

GST Collection cross 1 Lakh Crores Dec 2019:

This is a second time in a row that the GST collection cross the mark if 1 Lakh Crores. The total collections are approx 1.03Lakh Crores. In the month of November GST collection is also at approx Rs 1.03 crore.

In Dec 2019, Arunachal Pradesh has the highest increase in GST collection from Rs 26 crore to Rs 58 crore the data shows the same month compare to the last year. There are also various other states which have a huge increase in their percentage of GST Collections like Nagaland 88%, Manipur 64% and Mizoram 60%.

To help India for making a $5 trillion economy by 2025. Finance Minister announces the launch of Rs 102 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)

Finally Reliance Industries ready to create a new mark by launching their online food and grocery selling venture- JioMart

According to CEBR Centre for Economics and Business Research India likely to surpass Germany to become the fourth-largest economy behind the US, China and Japan in 2026

Headline Sports

  • Peter Siddle announces retirement from international cricket who played from Australia
  • Third Indian Youth Games (Khelo) is now going to start in Guwahati in between on Jan 2020.
  • World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Moscow: Kateryna Lagno (women’s) of Russia and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen (men’s) win titles.

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