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Daily Current Affairs 15 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 15 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 15 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 15 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Island Development Agency

  • The 6th meeting of the Island Development Agency (IDA) was chaired by Amit Shah.
  • Island Development agency (IDA) was constituted in 2017 for the holistic development of islands. It will undertake holistic development in the project islands after giving due consideration to unique maritime and territorial bio-diversity of the islands.

2. Director of National Book Trust

  • Lt Col Yuvraj Malik has been appointed the Director of the National Book Trust.
  • National Book Trust is an Indian publishing house, founded in 1957 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education of the Government of India. NBT now functions under aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India India’s first Prime Minister Pt.
  • Publication: NBT Newsletter || Parent organisation: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India || Headquarters location: New Delhi


  • Home Minister Amit Shah has launched project VISHWAS and CYBER AASHVAST in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • VISHWAS means Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security which is aimed at improving Law and Order Management, Proactive traffic management and control, Crime detection through video analytics and Post incident Investigation and video forensics.
  • Cyber AASHVAST Project is a helpline for cybercrime victims.

4. India Meteorological Department Foundation Day

  • India Meteorological Department is celebrating its 145th Foundation Day on 15 January 2020.
  • The India Meteorological Department is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi || Founder: Government of India || Founded: 1875 || Agency executive: Dr.Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology

International News

1. ’20 people to watch in 2020′ List by Forbes India

  • In the ’20 people to watch in 2020′ List by Forbes India, 7 Persons from India featured in the list.
  • Top Three:
  • 1. Hasan Minhaj: Comedian, political commentator
  • 2. Aditya Mittal: Arcelor Mittal Europe Group CFO and CEO
  • 3. Peter Buttigieg: Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, US
  • Other Indians in the List:
  • Godrej family: Adi Godrej
  • Dushyant Chautala: Deputy chief minister (CM) of Haryana
  • Mahua Moitra: Lok Sabha member, Trinamool Congress
  • Kanhaiya Kumar: Politician, Communist Party of India (CPI)
  • Garima Arora: Chef, the first Indian woman to receive a Michelin star.
  • Prashant Kishor: Political strategist, mentor-IPAC, and politician, Janta Dal United (JDU)

Business News

1. New Acquisition of PayU

  • PayU has acquired a controlling stake in Nexus Venture Partners-backed fintech start-up PaySense.
  • PayU is a fintech company that provides payment technology to online merchants. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. It allows online businesses to accept and process payments through payment methods that can be integrated with web and mobile applications.
  • Founded: 2002 || Parent organization: Naspers

2. Wings India 2020

  • An international exhibition and conference on civil aviation sector Wings India 2020 will be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad in March.
  • Aim: To connect the buyers, sellers, investors and other stakeholders at a common forum from Aviation Sector.

3. Former Flipkart CEO acquires DHFL General Insurance

  • Former Flipkart CEO Sachin Bansal has acquired DHFL General Insurance for Rs 100 Crore.
  • DHFL General Insurance is a part of the KapilWadhawan-led Wadhawan Group of companies.

4. Special Class Diesel for Indian Navy

  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has developed a special class diesel for Indian Navy.
  • This special class diesel is conforming to NATO grade for use in ships and vessels

Sports News

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1. The annual BCCI awards

  • The Best International Debut for a Woman Player: Shafali Verma
  • The Best International Debut for a Man Player: Mayank Agarwal
  • Dilip Doshi will be given BCCI’s special award.
  • Shivam Dube will be given the Lala Amarnath award for being the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy for the 2018-19 season.

2. 2020 ATP Cup

  • Team Serbia has won the 2020 ATP Cup tournament, defeating Team Spain 2–1 in the final.
  • The 2020 ATP Cup was the first edition of the ATP Cup, an international outdoor hard court men’s tennis tournament held by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

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