23RD JANUARY, 2020


  • According to economist Intelligence Unit, India has been ranked 51st position in the 2019 democracy Index’s global ranking. The overall list was topped by Norway, followed by Iceland and Sweden.
  • The Indian space research organisation (ISRO) will send ‘Vyommitra’ a lady robot in the unmanned Gaganyaan Spacecraft.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind presents Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Shakti Puraskar to 49 children at the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and President of Niger Mahamadau Issoufou jointly inaugurated the first Mahatma Gandhi International Convention centre (MGICC) in Niger.



  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has outlined plans to invest more than Rs. 102 lakh crore on infrastructure projects by 2024-2025.
  • SoftBank India has been appointed Manoj Kohli as its country head.
  • Rating Agency India ratings and Research has projected India’s gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate or the financial year 2020-21 at 5.5%.
  • Bharti Airtel has got the approval from the Department of Telecom to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to 100%.
  • RBI has cancelled the certificate of Authorisation (COA) of payment system operator (PSO), Vodafone m-pesa.


  • The Union Government has decided to set up a regional centre of the elite National Security Guards (NSG) at Pathankot.
  • Uttar Pradesh Government has launched “Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana” which will provide financial assistance to family of farmers.
  • The Annual Wildlife Census has been started in the Kalakkadu Mundanthural tiger sanctuary in Tamil Nadu.



  • Celebrated wrestler yogeshwar Dutt and Paralymplan deepa Malik are among the new inductess in the government’s All India Council of Sports (AICS)
  • Apurvi Chandela and Divyansh Singh Panwar have won the gold medals in the women and men’s 10m air rifle events respectively at Meyton Cup in Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Maharashtra retains Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) Champions trophy with a rich collection of 256 medals including 78 gold, 77 silver and 101 bronze medals.



  • Greece Parliament elected Ekaterini Sakellaropoulouas, the first woman president in the country’s history.
  • Abdelaziz Djerad has been appointed as the new prime minister of Algeria.