? The Supreme Court on January 6, 2020 upheld the West Bengal Madrasa Service Commission Act, 2008. This paves the way for appointment of teachers in the madrassas in the state.
? International Braille Day is observed on January 4 every year. This day is celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of Louis Braille. According to the United Nations, about 39 million people are blind in the world.
? The Best Feature Film award (Drama) was given to ‘1917’ while the Best Actor Award was given to Joaquin Phoenix for ‘Joker’. The first Golden Globe Award was given in 1944. This time 77th edition of this award was held.
? Former Prime Minister and Military General Umaro Cissoko has recently been elected as the President of Guinea-Bissau. He will replace José Mário Vaz. He won the presidential election with 53.55 percent of votes.
? Ministry of Development of Noth East Region-DoNER has given approval for setting up of First Bamboo Industrial Park at Manderdisa in Dima Hasao District of Assam.
? Succession, a British-American comedy-drama television series won the 2020 Golden Globe award in Best Television Series – Drama category. The series is created by Jesse Armstrong.
? Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer and former Assam Director General of Police, Kuladhar Saikia has been elected as the president of Asom Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of Assam.
? The film 1917 won the’Best Picture-Drama’ award, Renée Zellweger won best actress for her role in ‘Judy’ and Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globe Awards 2020 were conferred on January 5, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
? Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has been appointed chancellor of Queen’s University in Belfast.
? Adani Group”s port developing arm Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone will acquire 75 per cent stake in Krishnapatnam Port Company.
? New Zealand batsman Leo Carter recently hit 6 sixes in an over. He is the 7th player in the world to do so. Earlier, Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh, Herschelle Gibbs, Ross Vitali and Hazratullah Zazai have made this record.
? The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) opened its first silk processing plant at Surendranagar in Gujarat which would help cut down the cost of production of silk yarn and increase availability of raw material used in production of Patola sarees locally.
? Cricketer Rohit Sharma laid foundation stone for an international cricket stadium and training centre at Heartfulness Institute headquarters in Hyderabad.