JANUARY 2020 – Important topics of the month

1st January 2020 to 31st January 2020
  • 1st January 2020
    • Swachh Sarvekshan League 2020: National Cleanliness Rankings Part of:
    • Bhima-Koregaon battle of 1818: 202nd Anniversary
    • Delhi: Pragati Maidan metro station renamed as Supreme Court station
    • Chandrayaan-3: Launch this year
    • Department of Military Affairs (DMA): Created in the Defence Ministry
    • National Population Register(NPR): Trial form gets governments approval
    • RPF (Railway Protection Force) renamed as Indian Railway Protection Force Service
    • 5G: India decides to include Chinese telecom major Huawei in the 5G trial
    • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): Gen. Bipin Rawat Appointed as first CDS
    • National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) to help make India a $5 trillion economy by 2025.
    • US-China:  ‘phase one’ trade deal to be signed January 15
  • 2nd January 2020
    • Satcom technology: Rajasthan to utilize it in big way
    • Pharma City in Telangana
    • Invasive alien plants in Nilgiri Biosphere Region
    • Import duty on crude, refined palm oils Cut
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India
    • SPACE
    • Gaganyaan : In mission mode, says ISRO
  • 3rd January 2020
    • Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI)
    • Aadhaar: Must for Welfare Pension in Odisha
    • DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories (DYSL)
    • Indian Science Congress: 107th Edition to begin in Bengaluru
    • Sugar production fallen
    • Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS): Trimming of the Railway Board, the powerful body that governs the Indian Railways
    • Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): The dual-hatted role
  • 4th January 2020
    • Lord Curzon
    • NORTHEAST (WINTER) MONSOON
    • Savitribai Phule
    • Extraocular vision
    • National Human Rights Commission
    • Zonal Councils
    • US-Iran: Qassem Soleimani , the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force Killed
    • Civic technology: An Indian Case 
  • 5th January 2020
    • 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020. Theme: GANDHI: WRITERS’ WRITER
    • ‘Bharat Darshan Park’ in New Delhi
    • World Braille Day, which is birth anniversary of Louis Braille, observed on January 4
    • Australian PM Morrison calls 3,000 military reserve troops to combat raging bush fire
    • Irfan Pathan announces retirement after playing in 29 Tests
    • India’s Malavath Poorna scales Mt. Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest mountain peak (4,987 m)
  • 6th January 2020
    • Govt. to confer first ‘Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman’ on January 7
    • CRPF’s Ex-DG Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as an advisor to the Lt Governor of J & K
    • 9th Women Science Congress
    • Former Assembly Speaker and AIADMK leader P.H. Pandian dies at 74
    • Andhra Pradesh Govt. launches YSR Aarogyasri scheme for providing free medical treatment to the poor
    • Secondary and tertiary care hospitalization : AB-PMJAY aims to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families
  • 7th January 2020
    • Mizoram government to organise Zo Kutpui (festival) states having Mizo population
    • The Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5) being organised in Pune by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)
    • ISRO to set up its Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) at Challakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka
    • Belum Caves
    • Smog Towers: Delhi gets its first tower to tackle pollution
    • Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC): To be established in Karnataka
    • Bibi Ka Maqbara
    • Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN): Calls for objective assessment & transparency of scheme
    • Saras Mk2
    • Scientific Social Responsibilityyy

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