Banking & SSC 3rd Jan Imp Current Affairs 2020

Banking & SSC 2nd  January  National Current Affairs

  • PM dedicates Five Young Scientists Laboratories of DRDO at Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai to the Nation
  • 14 Scientists of awarded Swarna Jayanti Fellowships for 2018-2019 by the Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Nagpur: Home Minister Amit Shah Opens new Campus of National Fire Service College (NFSC); lays Foundation of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Academy
  • Home Minister Amit Shah announces launch of Subhash Chandra Bose Award in the field of Disaster Management
  • India’s Second Spaceport after Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh will be set up in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu: ISRO
  • AIIMS, New Delhi Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma Appointed as the First Chairman of National Medical Commission
  • Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader D. P. Tripathi dies in New Delhi at the age of  67
  • Indian Railways announces Integrated helpline number 139 for passengers


  • 28th Edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from January 4th to 12th
  • The Fair, Organised by National Book Trust (NBT) in Association with ITPO, will Focus on how Mahatma Gandhi Influenced generations of writers through his writings.

( FDI IN H1 OF 2019-20 )

  • Data on Foreign Direct equity Investments (FDI) released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) on Dec 31, 2019.
  • FDI rose 15% in the April-September period of 2019-20 to $26.09 billion, up from the $22.66 Billion Received in the Corresponding period of 2018-19
  • Services Sector — Encompassing Financial, banking, Insurance, outsourcing, among other Industries — was the Highest recipient of FDI at $4.4 billion
  • Singapore was the Largest source of FDI for India Acounting for around $8 billion


  • The Units of the Bharat Bond Exchange traded fund (ETF) issued by Edelweiss Asset Management got listed on NSE
  • The Issue of ETF, which was Open from December 12th  to 20th, saw an over subscription of 1.7 times, garnering Rs 12,000 crore
  • The ETF will Invest only in AAA-rated Bonds of public Sector Companies

Banking & SSC 2nd January International Current Affairs

  • 392,078 babies born Around the world on January 1st, 2020; most in India at 67,385: UNICEF
  • Australia: Emergency declared in New South Wales State because of forest Fires
  • 2019 Concludes a ‘deadly decade’ for Children in Conflict, with more than the 170,000 grave violations verified since 2010: UNICEF
  • Pacific Island nation Palau Becomes world’s First Country to ban sun Cream that is Harmful to corals and sea life

Banking & SSC 2nd January Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • The Govt awards ONGC all Seven oil and gas blocks that were on offer in the Fourth round of Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP)
  • Prime Minister Modi Releases third Istalment of Rs 2000 to 6 crore beneficiaries under PM KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) for the period of Dec 2019- march 2020
  • Prime Minister Hands over keys of Deep-Sea fishing Vessels and Fishing Vessel Transponders to select Farmers of Tamil Nadu
  • Prime Minister distributes Agriculture Ministry’s Krishi Karman Awards for Progressive Farmers and Commendation Awards to the States in Tumkur, Karnataka

Banking & SSC 2nd January  Sports Current Affairs

ESPNCricinfo picks MS Dhoni as Captain of ODI and T20 Teams of past decade; Virat Kohli for Tests






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