Daily Current Affairs 10 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 10 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 10 January 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 10 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Book ‘KarmayoddhaGranth’

  • Home Minister Amit Shah released a book ‘KarmayoddhaGranth’ on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • It personifies qualities of a statesman, is a hard taskmaster and an ideal leader who leads by example.

2. Buxa Bird Festival

  • The 4th edition of ‘Buxa Bird Festival’ has started in Buxa National Park in West Bengal.
  • Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar || Chief minister: Mamata Banerjee

3. Maha-Navy Connect 2020

  • Indian Navy’s first Maha-Navy Connect 2020 Tri-Dimensional Expedition started from Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The aim of the expedition is to promote the maritime heritage of India and spread awareness about Coastal Security amongst the coastal communities in Maharashtra.
  • The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral Karambir Singh

4. Himachal MyGov and CM App

  • Himachal Pradesh Government has introduced a portal ‘Himachal MyGov’ and become 11th state in India to have this facility.
  • Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh: Jai Ram Thakur || Governor: Bandaru Dattatraya.

International News

1. MoU between India and Sweden

  • Government of India has approved the agreement on cooperation in polar science between the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden.
  • Capital: Stockholm || Currency: Swedish krona

2. New President of Croatia

  • Former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic won the Croatia’s presidential election defeating Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.
  • Capital: Zagreb || Currency: Croatian kuna

3. World Hindi Day

  • World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year, marking the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  • National Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14. On that day in 1949, the constituent assembly adopted Hindi, written in Devanagari script, as the official language of the Union.
  • While the focus of the World Hindi Day is to promote the language at the global stage, the National Hindi Diwas, which is held across the country at a national level, marks adaptation of Hindi, written in Devanagari script as the official language.

4. Agreement between India and Mongolia

  • India and Mongolia have signed an agreement on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful and civilian purposes.
  • Capital: Ulaanbaatar || Currency: Mongolian tögrög || President: Khaltmaagiin Battulga

Business News

1. IBM India MD

  • IBM announced the appointment of Sandip Patel as the new managing director for India and South Asia.
  • The International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York.
  • CEO: Ginni Rometty || Founder: Charles Ranlett Flint || Headquarters: Armonk, New York

2. Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG) scheme

  • SBI has announced Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG) scheme
  • It aims at giving a push to residential sales and improve homebuyers’ confidence.
  • The State Bank of India is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body. It is a government corporation statutory body headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. SBI is ranked as 236th in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations of 2019.
  • Chairperson: Rajnish Kumar || Headquarters: Mumbai || Founded: 1 July 1955

3. Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference

  • Pune hosted the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5).
  • It is being organised in the country for the first time by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.
  • Drosophila is a genus of flies, belonging to the family Drosophilidae, whose members are often called “small fruit flies” or pomace flies, vinegar flies, or wine flies, a reference to the characteristic of many species to linger around overripe or rotting fruit.

4. Henley Passport Index 2020

  • According to Henley Passport Index 2020, The Indian passport ranked 84th in the world’s most powerful passport index 2020.
  • 1. Japan
  • 2. Singapore
  • 3. Germany and South Korea

Sports News

1. Weightlifter Sarbjeet Kaur

  • Weightlifter Sarbjeet Kaur has been banned for four years by the National Anti Doping Agency for a doping violation.
  • The National Anti-Doping Agency is the national organisation responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.
  • Founded: 24 November 2005 || CEO: Navin Agarwal || Chairman: Minister of Sports || Purpose: Anti-doping in sports || Motto: Play fair || Headquarters: New Delhi

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