19th January-Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-01-20

? The 3rd edition of North Zone Conference’ of Media Units of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, held in Jammu. The Conference is being organised by the Regional Outreach Bureau, Jammu and Kashmir region.

? A Conference of the Chief Secretaries and Administrator State and Union Territories on Census 2021 and updating of National Population Register, NPR was held in New Delhi.

? Indian team played under the captaincy of Priyam Garg. India is the most successful team in the tournament, having won four titles till date. India is the defending champions in U19 World Cup 2018.

? The US tech giant Microsoft has announced that it would become “carbon negative” by year 2030. The announcement has been made in the form of its increased efforts to combat the climate change.

? World’s shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar passed away. He was born on 14 October 1992, stood at 67.08 cm (2 ft 2.41 in) tall.

? Russia has started production of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems for India. All five units will be delivered to India by 2025. The S-400 air defence missile systems are among the best in the world.

? The ICC Under-19 World Cup Cricket 2020 begins in South Africa. The final of the tournament will be played on Feb 09 at JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

? Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda unveiled the logo and brand ‘Apna Urea Sona Ugle‘ of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL).

? Infrastructure is the meaning of ‘i’ in ‘Development Support Services to States for Infrastructure Projects (D3S-i)’.

? NITI Aayog and Union Territory of Ladakh sign MoU for Development of Infrastructure Projects in Ladakh. It was signed between NITI Aayog Senior Adviser Dr Yogesh Suri and Adviser to the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Umang Narula.

? Microsoft announced its investment of $1 billion in a “climate innovation fund” for technology for carbon capture and removal.

? Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai inaugurated the Official Mascot for Census 2021.

? Total 16 teams are participating in the in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Cricket 2020, split into four groups of four.

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