Daily Current Affairs 7 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 7 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 7 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 7 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘Sukanya’ Project

  • Kolkata Police has started the 3rd edition of ‘Sukanya’ project to provide self-defence training to girls studying in schools and colleges in the city.
  • The initiative is funded by Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Department of the West Bengal Government.

2. Krishnapatnam Port

  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) has agreed to buy a 75% stake in Krishnapatnam Port of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chairman and Managing Director of APSEZ: Gautam Adani || Director of APSEZ: Karan Adani.

3. National Tariff Policy

  • Home minister Amit Shah will head a group of ministers to discuss the proposed National Tariff Policy.
  • It is being awaited as a major reform by the stressed power sector.

4. Book ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest’

  • Malayali writer A Sethumadhavan ‘Sethu’ has come out with his first novel in English ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest’.
  • The author attempts to fight against these divisions in society through the character of the eternal optimist, Madam Agatha, a former nun.

International News

1. Global Child Prodigy Award 2020

  • Dubai-based Indian girl Sucheta Satish has won the 100 Global Child Prodigy Award in Delhi.
  • She was awarded for singing in most languages during one concert and the longest live singing concert by a child.

2. Galaxy Group EGS77

  • An international team of astronomers of NASA has found the farthest galaxy group identified as ‘EGS77’.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

3. Word of the Decade

  • Neutral pronoun ‘they’ has been voted word of the decade by US language experts.
  • US dictionary Merriam-Webster in December named “they” as word of 2019.

Business News

1. Women Science Congress

  • The Women Science Congress was inaugurated at the ongoing Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru.
  • DRDO Aeronautical Systems Director-General Dr Tessy Thomas who is known as Missile Woman of India was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

2. NSE Knowledge Hub

  • Minister of Commerce and Industries Piyush Goyal has inaugurated National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub in New Delhi.
  • NSE Knowledge Hub is AI powered learning ecosystem that will assist the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector.
  • The National Stock Exchange of India Limited is the leading stock exchange of India, located in Mumbai. The NSE was established in 1992 as the first dematerialized electronic exchange in the country.

3. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited with Wipro

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited with Wipro has inked a pact for 3D printing in aerospace.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company headquartered in Bangalore, India. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru || Founder: Walchand Hirachand

4. Women Entrepreneurs Welfare Association with Indian Bank

  • Indian Bank has signed an MoU with the Women Entrepreneurs Welfare Association, Tamil Nadu, to offer training and credit linkage to women members/entrepreneurs of the association.
  • WEWA – Tamil Nadu is a non-profit association working for welfare of women entrepreneurs. The association is recognized by the state government of TN.
  • Indian Bank is an Indian state-owned financial services company established in 1907 and headquartered in Chennai, India.

Sports News

1. Irfan Pathan retires

  • Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

2. The 63rd National Shooting Championship

  • Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary has won the men’s 10 metres air pistol gold medal at the 63rd National Shooting Championship in Bhopal
  • CM of Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath || Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.

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