Current Affairs of 20 January


Aparna Kumar
Aparna Kumar
Aparna Kumar - Aparna Kumar has become the first woman IPS DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to successfully complete the South Pole expedition. She has already scaled the top six mountain peaks of the six continents of the globe.

Sheikh Saud International Prize
Sheikh Saud International Prize
Sheikh Saud International Prize - Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna C N R Rao has been chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates.

World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum - The World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meet will begin in Davos from 21 January 2019. The theme of the event would be 'Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution'.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit Concluded
Vibrant Gujarat Global
Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit Concluded - Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said 28,360 Memorandums of Understanding were signed during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 and it was expected to generate over 21 lakh jobs. Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani committed to investing Rs 3 lakh crore in various projects in the next 10 years in Gujarat.

Aadhaar Cards is Valid For Traveling Nepal
Aadhaar Cards
Aadhaar Cards is Valid For Traveling Nepal - According to a Home Ministry Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15 and over 65 travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. Indian citizens going to Nepal and Bhutan don't need a visa if they have a valid passport, a photo identity card issued by the government of India or an election ID card issued by the Election Commission.

Khelo India Youth Games Concluded
Khelo India Youth Games
Khelo India Youth Games Concluded - The Khelo India Youth Games concluded in Pune with the hosts Maharashtra walking away with the overall trophy. They amassed 228 medals, comprising 85 gold, 62 silver and 81 bronze. Haryana,  were second with 62 gold, 56 silver and 60 bronze for a total of 178 medals, while Delhi were third with 48 gold, 37 silver and 51 bronze for a total of 136 medals.

India Will Surpass UK in 2019
India Will Surpass UK in 2019
India Will Surpass UK in 2019 - India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, to become world's fifth largest economy, according to a report by global consultancy firm PwC. According to World Bank data, India became the world's sixth largest economy in 2017 surpassing France.

Arab Economic and Social Development Summit
Arab Economic and Social Development Summit 
Arab Economic and Social Development Summit - The Arab Economic and Social Development Summit kicked off in Lebanon's capital Beirut. The leaders of 20 countries taking part in the summit aim to make a joint statement on a 29-item agenda that ranges from discussions on an Arab free trade zone and the economic effect of Syrian refugees on host countries.

Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
Pravind Kumar Jugnauth - Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has reached New Delhi on a week-long visit to India. He will leave for Varanasi to take part in the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas.

Felix Tshisekedi
Felix Tshisekedi 
Felix Tshisekedi - Congo's Constitutional Court has declared the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the President and has rejected the challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu.

Andry Rajoelina
Andry Rajoelina
Andry Rajoelina - Andry Rajoelina was sworn in as President of Madagascar at capital city of Antananarivo.