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Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-19 January, 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for January 19, 2020.

INDIA

  • Lieutenant General SK Saini appointed new Vice Chief of Army Staff
  • Former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra appointed chairperson of the executive council of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)
  • Election Commission’s ‘cVIGIL’ and ‘Voter Helpline App’ win 2019 eGovernance ‘Award of Excellence’ given by the Computer Society of India (CSI), Special Interest Group on e-Governance (CSI SIG e-Gov)
  • Ashwini Kumar Chopra, editor of Hindi newspaper Punjab Kesari and BJP MP from Karnal in Haryana in 2014-19, dies at 63 in Gurugram
  • National Immunization Day will be observed on January 19
  • Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 in Chemical Sciences awarded to Dr Sakya Singha Sen from National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • RBI holds 625.2 tonnes of gold (6.6% of its forex reserves): World Gold Council (WGC)
WEF MEETING
  • Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be organised at Davos, Switzerland from January 20 to 24
  • The theme is: “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”
  • Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian delegation

WORLD

  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval calls on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo
  • Tropical Cyclone Tino batters Fiji
  • Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08 cm and was verified by the Guinness World Records as ‘world’s shortest man who could walk’, dies at 27 in Pokhara, Nepal

SPORTS

  • Rome Ranking Series wrestling tournament: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women’s 53 kg, Anshu Malik silver in women’s 57 kg
  • ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ organised at Panaji, Goa as part of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry’s ‘Fit India Mission’
  • India’s Sania Mirza and Nadia Kichenok of Ukraine win women’s doubles title at Hobart International tennis
  • Australia’s Ashleigh Barty wins women’s singles title at ATP-WTA Adelaide International tennis
  • Union Minister Arjun Munda becomes President of suspended Archery Association of India (AAI)
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