Latest Current Affairs 18th January 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind launches Pulse Polio program: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday launched the Pulse Polio program by administering polio drops to children below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Nripendra Misra appointed Chairperson of NMML executive council: Former principal secretary to the Prime Minister, Nripendra Misra, has been appointed chairperson of the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML).

Actress Shabana Azmi injured in road accident: Noted actress Shabana Azmi was injured in an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Raigad district.

India, Sri Lanka agree to further strengthen cooperation: India and Sri Lanka have agreed to further strengthen cooperation to ensure maritime security in Indian Ocean region and sharing of intelligence inputs.

Myanmar-China push for BRI with 33 deals, no new major projects signed: Myanmar and China signed 33 bilateral deals including agreements, MoUs, exchange letters and protocols on the concluding day of the two day visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Myanmar.

Corona virus grips China’s Wuhan; at least 2 dead till now: China’s Wuhan city is in grip of a new respiratory virus called Novel corona virus that has killed two people in China and sickened at least 45 persons including overseas cases with some new cases being detected in the city.

Syria truce fails as Idlib civilians killed daily: UN: United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province, saying the latest ceasefire attempt had yet again failed to protect civilians.

World economy likely to grow 2.5% in 2020: UN report: It is possible for the world economy to grow 2.5 percent in 2020, but a flareup of trade tensions, financial turmoil, or an escalation of geopolitical tensions could derail a recovery, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2020 released on Thursday.

Ind Vs Aus 3rd ODI: India & Australia prepare to slug it out in Bengaluru: The ODI series was very much expected to go down to the wire but with the way the Australians hammered the hosts in the series opener, it seemed the tourists would run away with their second straight series win in India. Indian skipper Virat Kohli would want to win the match and the series but could be worried by his own form at this venue. It is one all and all top play for so it could be anybody’s game now.

Corona virus: Health ministry issues advisory for those visiting China: The Union Health Ministry has issued a travel advisory to travelers visiting China in view of outbreak of Novel Corona virus in that country.

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