15th January-Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-01-16

? India has imposed anti-subsidy duty for a period of five years on copper wire rods from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

? Senior IPS officers Sujit Pandey and Alok Singh will be the first police commissioners of Lucknow and Noida respectively.

? Thibaut Courtois proved the hero as Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in a penalty shoot-out in Saudi Arabia to win their 11th Spanish Super Cup.

? Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Telugu in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.

? Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for his role in ‘Joker’ at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards.

? Indian Oil Corporation Limited has developed High Flash High-Speed Diesel (HFHSD- IN 512) for use in ships and vessels of Indian Navy.

? Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen declared a landslide victory in election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing’s campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.

? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch GSAT-30 satellite onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana on January 17, 2020.

? Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated various people centric projects of Gujarat Police and Indian Postal Department at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.

? Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed each year on 14th January as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Filed Marshal KM Cariappa OBE.

? Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani launched Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship in Goa.

? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch GSAT-30 satellite onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana on January 17, 2020.

? The Kerala state government has invoked article 131 to challenge the CAA act in the Supreme Court. This means that the apex court will have to treat the case as a fresh one and not club it with the other anti-CAA petitions.

? The Pulses Conclave 2020 which aims to increase exports, processing efficiencies, protein extraction, value addition and post-harvest management, will be held in Lonavala, Maharashtra.

? Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to raise the minimum daily wage of estate workers to Rs 1000 from March 1, 2020.

? Statue of Unity is the 182 metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first Home Minister of the independent India. It is located in Kevadia, Gujarat.

? The 1984 batch IPS officer AP Maheshwari has been appointed as new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

? According to the rankings provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit, three cities in Kerala – Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kollam – are among the top 10 fastest growing urban areas in the world in terms of population growth rate.

? The foundation day of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is observed every year on January 15, 2020.

? Japanese Badminton player Kento Momota has defeated Viktor Axelsen to win the Malaysia Masters 2020 title.

? The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the annual cricket awards for 2019. England’s cricketer Ben Stokes has been selected as the ICC’s best cricketer of 2019.

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