Current Affairs – 2020

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-29 January, 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for January 29, 2020 ContentsTABLEAU AWARDSINDIAECONOMY & CORPORATEWORLDSPORTS TABLEAU AWARDS Tableau of Assam (theme: ‘Land of Unique Craftsmanship and Culture’) was the best among States/UTs in Republic Day Parade at Rajpath on January 26 Tableaux of Ministry of Jal Shakti (theme: ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’) and NDRF (theme: Read More…

MGNREGA scheme faces funds shortage

The MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Employment Act) scheme released its financial statement recently. According to the statement, almost 96% of the money has already been spent. Only 2,500 crores of rupees is left to sustain the scheme for the next two months. ContentsHighlightsCurrent Scenario Highlights According to the financial statement of the scheme, Read More…

Report Card on Smart Cities to be released by June 2020

The Government of India will release a report card on 100 selected smart cities by June 2020. The cities are to be assessed based on public performance index, ease of living and climate in June. The initiative is being undertaken as the Smart City Project completes 5 years in June. ContentsHighlightsSmart City Mission Highlights The Read More…

Passport Renewal Reminder Services begun by Passport Seva Kendras

On January 28, 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs launched the Passport renewal reminder services. The Passport Seva Kendras operating under the Ministry of External Affairs will send SMS about the renewal ContentsHighlightsIndian PassportTypes of Passports Highlights The ministry is to send two Reminder messages, one before 9 months and another before 7 months. Along Read More…

Britain releases new 50 pence coin marking BREXIT

The British Government has unveiled a new 50 pence coin commemorating Brexit. The coin has the inscription “Peace, Prosperity and Friendship with all nations”. Around 3 million coins are to be distributed from post offices, banks and shops from January 31, 2020. ContentsIndia and BrexitBritain and Brexit India and Brexit More than 800 Indian companies Read More…

Resolution against CAA in European Parliament; India’s Measures

On January 29, 2020, the European Parliament is set to discuss the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). ContentsHighlightsSix ResolutionsIndia’s MeasuresSupreme Court on CAAIndia-EU relations Highlights Though the resolution made by the parliament do not affect the decision of the European Council or commission, it might impinge the bilateral relations between India and European Union. PM Modi Read More…

January 28: Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary Celebrated

On January 28, 2020, the India celebrated the legend Lala Lajpat Rai’s 155th birth anniversary. He is one of the most celebrated freedom fighters in the country. His patriotism earned him titles such as “Punjab Kesari” and “Lion of Punjab”. ContentsLala Lajpat RaiLal Bal PalMovementsInstitutions Lala Lajpat Rai He was born on 28 January, 1865 Read More…

US: 25,000 Child porn cases in 5 months in India; Rajya Sabha panel report on child porn

On January 28, 2020, a non-profit organization in the US called the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) said that over 25,000 cases of child pornography have been uploaded in 5 months in India. The data has been shared by the organization with the National Crime Records Bureau. ContentsHighlightsPOCSO ActRajya Sabha Panel Highlights Read More…