? Human Space Flight Infrastructure Centre will be established by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Challakere, Karnataka. This training center will be constructed in 400 acres at a cost of Rs 2700 crore.
? Amazon India and the Kishore Biyani-led Future Retail Ltd (FRL) announced long-term agreements to expand the reach of Future Retail stores and consumer brands through the Amazon India marketplace.
? Kolkata Police has started the 3rd edition of ‘Sukanya‘ project which aims to provide self-defence training to girls studying in schools and colleges in the city.
? Investments in Indian tech-enabled start-ups grew 18 per cent to $14 billion (about Rs 99,400 crore) in 2019, with Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru accounting for a lion’s share of the funds, a report by research and consulting firm HexGn said.
? The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma as the first chairman of National Medical Commission.
? The Supreme Court has constituted a new nine-judge bench to hear pleas seeking review of its previous judgement on the Sabarimala issue. The bench will take up all the review petitions from January 13, 2020.
? The women’s science congress aims to provide a single platform for women working in different arena of science and technology to showcase their achievements and experiences. The congress was inaugurated in Bengaluru.
? RevFin has partnered with PNB MetLife India Insurance Company to offer protection to the RevFin’s customers by bundling life insurance cover on their loans.
? After almost 60 years in showbiz, actor Brian Cox won his first Golden Globe at the 77th annual award ceremony for his work on TV show “Succession”.
? Actor Ramy Youssef took home his first Golden Globe at the 77th Golden Globe Awards ceremony for his role in the series “Ramy”.
? The United Nations has declared Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai as “Most Famous Teenager of The Decade” in its ‘Decade in Review’ report.
? JMM’s Ravindra Nath Mahto was unanimously elected as the new speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly on January 7, 2020. He was administered the oath of the office by Protem Speaker Stephen Marandi.
? An international team of astronomers funded in part by NASA has found the farthest galaxy group identified as “EGS77”.
? The state government of Himachal Pradesh launched Himachal MyGov portal in Shimla on January 7, 2020. The portal has been launched to strengthen public participation in the governance process. It is expected to serve as an innovative platform to build a partnership between the citizens and the government with the help of technology.
? Common Service Centres (CSC) e-Governance Services India has signed a memorandum of understanding with Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) for sale of FASTags.
? The third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games-2020 will advocate for the elimination of single-use plastics by emphasizing on responsible use of plastic material and proper collection and disposal of plastic waste. The Khelo India Youth Games-2020 will be held in Guwahati, Assam from January 10-22, 2020.
? The cabinet of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the issuance of a five-year multi-entry tourist visa for all people visiting the country. The move aims to boost UAE’s tourism economy and affirm its position as a global tourist destination.
? Shipping Corporation of India has appointed Harjeet Kaur Joshi as the new Chairperson & Managing Director of the company.
? Actress Priyanka Chopra has attained the fourth spot in Yahoo India’s Top 20 Most Searched Personalities of 2019.
? India’s largest private sector port operator, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd has agreed to buy a 75% stake in Krishnapatnam Port Co. Ltd., located in Andhra Pradesh.
? Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary has won the men’s 10 metres air pistol gold medal at the 63rd National Shooting Championship in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
? Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
? Krishnamachari Srikkanth & Anjum Chopra will be conferred with the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI for their contributions to Indian cricket.