five Young Scientists Laboratories of DRDO
PM dedicates five Young Scientists Laboratories of DRDO at Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai to the nation.
- Home Minister Amit Shah in Nagpur opens new campus of National Fire Service College (NFSC); lays foundation of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Academy.
- He also announces launch of Subhash Chandra Bose Award in the field of Disaster Management
- AIIMS, New Delhi Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma appointed as the first Chairman of National Medical Commission.
- India’s second spaceport after Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh will be set up in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu : ISRO.
- Indian Railways announces integrated helpline number 139 for passengers.
28th World Book Fair at Delhi
- 28th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from January 4 to 12.
- 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.
Bharat Bond exchange traded fund (ETF)
- 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 12 to 20, saw an oversubscription of 1.7 times, garnering Rs 12,000 crore.
- The ETF will invest only in AAA-rated bonds of public sector companies.
- 392,078 babies born around the world on January 1, 2020; most in India at 67,385: UNICEF
- ESPNCricinfo picks MS Dhoni as captain of ODI and T20 teams of past decade; Virat Kohli for Tests