Current Affairs Update for 20 January

Current Affairs Update for today :-

Sports

  • Savio Cup All India Basketball 2015 won by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Dehradun on 19th January 2015 after defeating Indian Overseas Bank.
  • Pankaj Advani won National Billiards title for the 7th time on 17th January 2015 after defeating Dhruv Sitwala.

Politics

  • Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan visited India on 10th January 2015.
  • On 17th January 2015, former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchayat, Kamrup, Assam under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
  • On 18th January, National Immunization Day observed in all over the nation.
  • On 17th January 2015, Ministry of Water Resources announced the year 2015-16 as ‘Jal Kranti Varsh’ to spread of message of water conservation.

Deaths

  • Paladugu Venkata Rao, the former Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died on 18th January 2015.

Appointments

  • Pahlaj Nihalani appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification on 19th January 2015.

Awards

  • Frank Islam, Indian-American Philanthropist awarded with Martin Luther King Jr. Award on 18th January 2015.


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