7 January-Todays Current Affairs

Mizoram govt to organise Zo fest in 10 states & in US, Bangladesh.

  • The Mizoram government will be organising Zo Kutpui (festival) in at least 10 states across India and countries such as US, Myanmar and Bangladesh, officials said on Monday.
  • The first edition of the festival will start on January 9 in Vanghmun in Tripura and will be held over three days, an official of the state tourism department said.

New World-Class Facility For Training Astronauts To Come Up In Karnataka’s Challakere

  • With India all set to send its first manned mission into space, a world-class facility for training astronauts will be set up at Challakere in the next three years on the Bengaluru-Pune NH4 in Chitradurga district of Karnataka.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed a 2,700-crore master plan to create top infrastructure that will house its young Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) which will become the single-stop consolidating infrastructure and activities related to space travelers.
  • This facility will help India in the long run as it currently pays considerable amount for training and using such facilities in foreign countries. This is the reason why four astronaut candidates for the first Gaganyaan mission scheduled for 2022 are being sent to Russia.
  • Four pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who are in their 30s and early 40s will train at the “Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre” for 15 months as candidates for Gaganyaan.

The 77th Golden Globe Awards

  • The 77th Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills, California (US).
  • Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress given in two categories: Drama & Musical or Comedy.
  • Drama
  • Best Motion Picture: 1917.
  • Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’,
  • Best Actress: Renée Zellweger in ‘Judy Garland’
  • Musical or Comedy
  • Best Motion Picture: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,
  • Best Actor: Taron Egerton in ‘Rocketman’,
  • Best Actress: Awkwafina in ‘The Farewell’

  • Best Director: Sam Mendes for ‘1917’
  • Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Parasite’ (South Korea)
  • Cecil B DeMille Award: Tom Hanks
  • Carol Burnett Award: Ellen DeGeneres.

Important:

  • Kolkata Police starts third edition of ‘Sukanya’ project for girls’ self-defence training.
  • 12th edition of the Indo-Oman bilateral naval exercise ‘Naseem-Al-Bahr’ being held in Goa in January.
  • CISF to observe 2020 as ‘year of mobility’ for troops’ welfare, housing: Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan.
  • Former Comptroller and Auditor General (1984-89) and ex-Governor of Karnataka (2001) Triloki Nath Chaturvedi dies at 90 in Noida.
  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurates the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub in New Delhi.
  • Indian Grandmaster P. Magesh Chandran wins Hastings International Chess Congress tournament in England.