Current Affairs 2020 PDF Download

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As we know current affairs is the most important aspect of any Government exam preparation. Whether you like it or not, you cannot ignore Current Affairs part because it holds great weightage in any exam, whether it is banking, railway, ssc cgl, ssc chsl, upsc, CDSOn this page you will find PDF of Current Affairs of the Year 2020. 

How to Prepare  Current Affairs

The Best way to prepare Current Affairs is to read news papers regularly. Take any newspaper of your choice. Read it daily by making a time slot for reading the news paper. Glance at it from first to last page once, and then read those important news items (of your interest) meticulously.  Make notes of important points. Make it your habit. If you’re reading about controversies, gather information of social, economic and political background of the happening. Find out what are the critical issues. Who are those people expressing their views, what are their perspectives in relation to the issue. Think about the biases. Think about the news from different angles.


Important Points to Remember regarding Current Affairs 2020

Cabinet Approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on Jan. 29, 2020. The bill will amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and extends the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks.

‘Samvidhaan’ Named as Oxford Hindi Word of 2019

  • Samvidhaan or Constitution has been
    named as the Hindi Word of the Year for
    2019 by Oxford University Press on
    January 28, 2020.
    The word was picked as 2019 saw the
    values of democracy, secularism, justice,
    liberty, equality, and fraternity being
    tested on the touchstone of the

ISRO Unveiled ‘Vyommitra’ for

  • The Indian Space Research
    Organisation (ISRO) has unveiled a
    half-humanoid or human-robot named
    ‘Vyommitra’ which will be sent to space
    as part of the Gaganyaan mission on
    January 22, 2020.
    ‘Vyom Mitra’ or a friend in the sky; is
    capable of conversing with astronauts,
    recognising them, and responding to
    their queries.
    It is called half-humanoid since it does
    not have legs, though it can bend
    forward and sideways.

SC Allows Govt. to Bring African
Cheetah to India

  • The Supreme Court has allowed the
    Centre to introduce the African cheetah
    to a suitable habitat in India (Palpur
    Kuno sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh) on
    an experimental basis on January 28,
    The decision was taken after a petition
    was filed by National Tiger Conservation
    Authority (NTCA) to introduce the
    African Cheetah from Namibia as the
    rare Indian Cheetah that has become
    almost extinct in India.

POLNET 2.0 Facility Launched

  • Union Minister of State for Home Affairs
    (MHA) Nityanand Rai has inaugurated
    revamped police communication
    services POLNET 2.0 on January 20,
    It is a captive satellite-based network
    that provides video, audio and data
    connectivity across the country,
    especially in times of disasters when
    regular communication either gets
    jammed or crashes.

India Successfully Test-fired K-4
Ballistic Missile

  • India successfully test-fired the 3,500 km
    strike range nuclear-capable K-4 submarinelaunched
    ballisticmissile off the coast of
    Andhra Pradesh on January 19, 2020.
    The missile system is being developed by
    the DRDO and is to be fitted into the
    indigenouslybuilt INS Arihant-class
    nuclear-powered submarines of the Indian

SU-30MKI Aircraft Squadron

  • Indian Air Force has inducted the first
    Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft squadron
    at the Thanjavurair base.
    The SU-30MKI fighters are being
    equipped with the air-launched
    version of the BrahMossupersonic
    cruisemissiles which can hit targets at
    around 300 kilometres with precision.
    This is the first SU-30MKI fighter aircraft
    squadron in South India which will
    look after amaritime role as well.

‘One Nation, One Ration Card’
Scheme will be Implemented by
June 2020

  • Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has
    announced on January 20, 2020 that
    the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’
    scheme will be implemented by June
    1, 2020 across the country.
    Under this scheme, a beneficiary will
    be able to avail benefits across the
    country using the same ration card.
    The beneficiaries will be identified
    and verified through Aadhaar
    authentication at the Fair Price Shops
    on the electronic point of sale
    (e-POS) devices.

NEFT Facility to be Available 24×7
for Customers

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has
    announced on December 6, 2019
    that the National Electronic Funds
    Transfer (NEFT) system will be made
    available 24×7 on all days from
    December 16, 2019.
    Under the current system, funds can
    be transferred through NEFT from 8
    am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday
    (except on Holidays).

India Conducted Night Trial of
Prithvi-2 Missile

  • India has successfully conducted night
    trial of the indigenously developep
    nuclear-capable Prithvi-2
    surface-to-surfacemissile as part of a user
    trial for the armed forces fromITR at
    Chandipur in the coast of Odisha.
    The missile has a strike range of 350
    kilometres with warheads carrying
    capacity of 500-1000 kg.

Ayodhya Case Verdict

  • After about 70 years of legal battle in
    independent India, the Babri Masjid-Ram
    Janmabhoomi land dispute of Ayodhya
    The Supreme Court has finally delivered its
    much-awaited verdict on November 9,
    2019 in the landmark Ayodhya Ram
    Mandir-Babri Masjid land title dispute and
    ruled in favour of the Hindu side with
    regards to the ownership of the disputed
    piece of land.
    The Apex Court has also ordered the
    government to allot a five-acre plot at a
    prominent place in Ayodhya to the
    Muslims to construct a newmosque.

FSSAI Released Food Safety
Guidelines for Schools

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority
    of India (FSSAI) has released draft
    regulations titled ‘Food Safety and
    Standards (Safe Food and Healthy Diets
    for School Children) Regulations, 2019’, on
    November 7, 2019.
    The draft is a 10 pointer chart that
    prohibits the sale and promotion of
    unhealthy food items in schools and
    nearby locations.

Global Talent Competitiveness
Index 2020

  • Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI)
    2020 has been released at the annual
    meeting of the World Economic Forum
    (WEF) on January 22, 2020. 
    Switzerland emerged as the most
    talent-competitive nation of the world’
    followed by US and Singapore.
    India has moved up eight places to the
    72nd position out of 132 countries from
    80th position in GTCI 2019.

Palau Becomes First Country to
Ban ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreen

  • Palau has become the first country in
    the world to ban various types of
    sunscreen to protect coral reefs on
    January 1, 2020. The sun cream
    consists of oxyben zone and
    octinoxate absorbs UV (Ultra Violet)
    rays which causes water more acidic,
    makes corals susceptible to bleaching
    and agitating fish stocks

Robert Abela Elected New PM of Malta

  • Malta’s governing party has elected a
    new leader Robert Abela as 14th prime
    minister of Malta on January 12, 2020.
    At the internal party elections, he
    obtained 9,342 votes against 6,798 for his
    rival Chris Fearne.
    He replaced Joseph Muscat, who
    resigned in December 2019

Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has
    conferred the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
    2020 to 49 children in the age group of
    5-18 years at a ceremony at Rashtrapati
    Bhawan on January 22, 2020.

29th Saraswati Samman

  • Prominent Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi
    will be conferred with 29th Saraswati
    Samman for his short stories collection
    ‘Cheque book’ which talks about the
    miseries and sufferings of marginalized
    sections of the society.

BCCI Annual Awards 2018-19

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India
    (BCCI) has presented its Annual Awards
    in 25 different categories for the
    2018-19 seasons in Mumbai,
    Maharashtra to honor all the legendary
    cricketers on January 12, 2020.
  • Jasprit Bumrah received the prestigious
    Polly Umrigar Award for being the best
    international cricketer for 2018-19
    Poonam Yadav has been adjudged the
    best international cricketer among the
    Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
    National Awards
  • Agricultural Scientist MS Swaminathan
    and social worker Dr. Gutta Muniratnam
    were respectively chosen as the first
    recipients of ‘Muppavarapu Venkaiah
    Naidu National Award for Excellence’
    and ‘Muppavarapu National Award for
    Social Service’ on January 9, 2020.

66th National Film Awards

  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has
    conferred the 66th National Film
    Awards for the year 2018 in 31
    categories in New Delhi on
    December 23, 2019.


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