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Tuesday, January 14, 2020


1.    Naval exercise ‘MILAN’ 2020 
ü The Vishakapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh will host International naval exercise ‘MILAN’ in March 2020. The theme of the exercise for the year 2020 is ‘Synergy Across the Seas’. 

2.    NCRB 2018
ü National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) report on Crime in India for the year 2018 was released. The report finds that over 50 lakh crimes have been registered in 2018.
ü The report stated that Uttar Pradesh(UP) accounted for the maximum number of economic offences in 2018 with 22,822 cases recorded. It was followed by Rajasthan (21,309 cases), Maharashtra (14,854 cases).

3.    EIU survey 2015-20
ü Ranking based on fastest growing urban regions/ fastest growing cities in the world was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). as per the report 3 of the cities in Kerala were ranked in the top 10 places. Malappuram city of Kerala was ranked 1st in the list, while Kerala’s Kozhikode and Kollam cities were ranked in the 4th and 10th place respectively.

4.    Henley Passport Index 2020
ü As per the index based on the data obtained from International Air Transport Association (IATA), Indian passport ranked at the 84th. The list was topped by Japan.

5.    UK Costa Children’s award,2019
ü Indian born-author Jasbinder Bilan’s debut novel ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’ focussing on  readers of age range 9 years and above,beat the competition and named as the winner of 2019 UK(United Kingdom) children’s book award named Costa Children’s Award.

6.    India’s 1st indigenous aircraft carrier
ü The manufacturing of the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant is likely to be commissioned by early 2021. This carrier is being built at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) Kochi, Kerala.

7.    NRI Day (Pravasi Bharatiya Divas)-January 9,2020
ü The day was chosen because on January 9,1915 Mahatma Gandhi came to India from South Africa and led India’s freedom struggle.

8.    National Ice Hockey Championship Women trophy
ü Ladakh lifted the 7th National Ice Hockey Championship Women trophy held at the Karzoo Ice Hockey Rink in Ladakh,which was organised by the Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI).



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