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Daily Current Affairs 16 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16 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 16 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Two New Coast Guard ships

  • Indian Coast Guard commissioned two ships — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur at Kolkata.
  • The Indian Coast Guard is an armed force that protects India’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
  • Director General: Director General Krishnaswamy Natrajan || Headquarters: New Delhi

2. Republic Day contingent

  • Indian Army Officer Captain Tania Shergill will be the first woman to lead Republic Day contingent
  • Republic Day 2020 Chief Guest: President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil

3. ParshuramKundMela

  • ParshuramKundMela started in North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • ParshuramKund is a Hindu pilgrimage centre situated on the Brahmaputra plateau in the lower reaches of the Lohit River and 21 km north of Tezu in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh.

4. Indian Army Day

  • Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India.
  • It is in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.

International News

1. India, Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Ministers’ Meet 2020

  • India and Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Ministers’ Meet 2020 was held in New Delhi.
  • Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting
  • Muhammad H Mahmud, Minister for Information and Broadcasting

2. Bangladesh Betar with All India Radio

  • Bangladesh’s state-owned radio public broadcaster Bangladesh Betar and All India Radio have collaborated for a content sharing programme.
  • All India Radio, officially known since 1956 as Akashvani, is the national public radio broadcaster of India and is a division of Prasar Bharati. It was established in 1936. It is the sister service of Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan, an Indian television broadcaster.

Business News

1. Amazon to invest in India

  • Amazon has announced the incremental investment of 1 USD billion in India.
  • Amazon will have the prime objective of digitising the small and medium businesses (SMB’s) in India.
  •, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four tech companies, along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.
  • CEO: Jeff Bezos

2. Food Processing Summit 2020

  • Ladakh will host the first ever Food Processing Summit 2020.
  • It is jointly organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the UT Administration of Ladakh.
  • Governor: Lt. Governor R. K. Mathur

3. Swachhata Darpan Awards 2019

  • Puri, Odisha has been awarded for its initiatives for plastic waste management with the Swachhata Darpan Awards 2019.
  • It was awarded at the Open Defecation Free Sustainability Workshop held in New Delhi.

Sports News

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1. ICC Awards 2019

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Best Cricketer of the Year: Ben Stokes
  • ODI Player of the Year: Rohit Sharma
  • Test Cricketer of the Year: Pat Cummins
  • Emerging Player of the year: Marnus Labuschagne of Australia

2. ICC Women Awards 2019

  • Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Ellyse Perry of Australia
  • Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Ellyse Perry of Australia
  • Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year: Alyssa Healy of Australia
  • Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Chanida Sutthiruang of Thailand

3. Spirit of Cricket ICC Award

  • Virat Kohli Awarded with Spirit of Cricket ICC Award 2019 for the incident in which he asked fans not to boo Steve Smith of Australia.

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