12 & 13 January- Todays Current Affairs

10-day Karavali Utsav from December 23


  • 10-day coastal Karnataka festival ‘Karavali Utsav’ began on Friday.The festival will last till January 19 at Karavali Utsav Ground in Kadri Park at Panambur Beach here.The three-decade-old Karavali Utsav is a festival of Karwar, a coastal district of Karnataka which has its own culture and traditions.

The festival will last till January 19 at Karavali Utsav Ground in Kadri Park at Panambur Beach here.The three-decade-old Karavali Utsav is a festival of Karwar, a coastal district of Karnataka which has its own culture and traditions.

PRIME Ministers Visit to Kolkata

  • PM attends function at Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission in Howrah district, to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
  • PM unveils a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Old Currency Building in Kolkata.
  • PM releases a commemorative stamp marking celebrations of 150 years of Kolkata Port Trust.
  • PM rechristens Kolkata Port Trust after Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
  • NATIONAL YOUTH DAY Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated as National Youth Day on January 12.
  • 23rd National Youth Festival 2020 being organised in Lucknow from January 12 to 16.


IMPORTANT:

  • PM Modi attends 150th anniversary celebration of Kolkata Port Trust in Kolkata; launches Interactive Light & Sound Show of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge).
  • PM dedicates 4 refurbished heritage buildings in Kolkata to the nation — Old Currency Building, the Belvedere House, the Metcalfe House and the Victoria memorial hall.
  • Lt Col Yuvraj Malik appointed new Director of the National Book Trust (NBT).
  • Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde inaugurates new building of Karnataka Judicial Academy in Bengaluru.
  • Noted Kannada scholar, epigraphist and activist Chidananda Murthy dies in Bengaluru at 88.
  • Naval Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) lands on INS Vikramaditya, becomes 1st indigenous fighter aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier.
  • Karnataka: First-year-degree students in government colleges to get free laptops from January 12.
  • Naga People’s Front (NPF) suspends Rajya Sabha member K.G. Kenye from the party’s primary membership for voting in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) act in December 2019.
  • Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches ‘Mission Purvodaya’ to develop steel sector in eastern India.
  • Rohan Bopanna & Wesley Koolhof win men’s doubles title at ATP Qatar Open tennis tournament in Doha.
  • Home Minister Amit Shah launches country’s first Cyber Crime Prevention Unit AASHVAST in Gandhinagar; VISWAS (Video Integration and StateWide Advance Security) project also launched.
  • Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship launched in Panaji, Goa by Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani.
  • UP govt. to set up Rs 234 crore zoological garden named after freedom fighter Ashfaqullah Khan (1900-1927) in Gorakhpur.
  • Geo-political conference ‘Raisina Dialogue’ will be organised in New Delhi on January 14-16 by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF); Theme: ’21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century’ Cartoonist Thomas Antony dies in Malappuram district of Kerala at the age of 62.
  • Taal volcano erupts near Philippine capital Manila.
  • Internet shutdown: India suffers $1.3 billion economic loss; 3rd most affected country after Iraq and Sudan says ‘The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns in 2019’ report of internet research firm Top10VPN.