Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th January 2020

Published on January 17, 2020
  • Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi has been selected for the 29th Saraswati Samman, the prestigious literary award for his short stories collection- Chequebook, which is a short stories collection talks about the agonies and sufferings of marginalized sections of the society. Saraswati Samman carries a cash award of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
  • India will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of Government meeting in 2020. The meeting is held annually at the Prime Minister's level.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th January 2020
  • India's high power communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on 17th January 2020. The satellite is aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services.
  • The state of art- new Tejas Express train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai Central has been flagged off by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at Ahmedabad Railway Station on 17th January 2020. The train is operated by IRCTC and will run six days a week with effect from 19th January 2020.
  • The first edition of Krishi Manthan- the largest Food, Agri-business and Rural Development Summit of Asia is being held in Gujarat and is organized by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • 51st K9 Vajra-T Guns
  • Bru-Reang Refugees
  • IBBI amended Voluntary Liquidation Process Regulations
  • GOI signed $88 Million Loan Agreement with World Bank

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