Latest Current Affairs 23rd January 2020

India reiterates that there is no role for any third party on Kashmir issue: India today reiterated that there is no role for any third party on the Kashmir issue. Responding to a media query on United States President Donald Trump’s remarks to help in resolving the Kashmir issue, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Raveesh Kumar said, New Delhi’s position has been clear and consistent that the issue should be discussed between India and Pakistan under provisions of Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration.

Assam: 644 terrorists of 8 banned outfits surrender: A total of 644 terrorists of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam on Thursday along with 177 arms.

Jharkhand Government forms SIT on killing of 7 villagers: Jharkhand Goverment forms SIT on killing of 7 villagers on Wednesday in West Singhbhum district; These people were allegedly kidnapped by pro-Pathalgadi supporters for staging protest against Pathalgadi movement; BJP forms six member committee to give report in a week time.

Nation celebrates birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Nation celebrates birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose; The day is celebrated as  National Day of Patriotism; President, Vice President and PM remembers Netaji on his Jayanti.

Nepal: Ruling Nepal Communist Party won 16 seats out of 18 in National Assembly: The Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has won 16 seats out of 18 in National Assembly, the upper house of parliament. Its alliance partner Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has bagged remaining two seats.

China decides to put travel restrictions in Huanggang, epicentre of outbreak of Novel Coronavirus: In an unprecedented move, China has decided to put travel restrictions in another province Huanggang, after Wuhan – the epicentre of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus.

As Maldives requests urgent supply of measles Vaccines, India responds quickly: India has once again responded swiftly to an emergency request from the Government of Maldives for 30,000 doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine to contain the measles outbreak in Maldives.

12,828 passengers from 60 flights screened for Novel Coronovirus symptoms: As on 22nd January, 12,828 passengers from 60 flights have been screened for Novel Coronovirus symptoms, and no passenger has been detected in India so far.

ICJ orders Myanmar to take steps to prevent Rohingya Genocide: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at Hague today ordered the Myanmar government to take measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingyas as part of its obligations under the Genocide Convention.

Bodies of eight Indian tourists including four children died in Nepal repatriated to India: The bodies of eight Indian tourists including four children died in Nepal have been repatriated to India.

Russian-led strikes on rebel-held northwest Syria kill 18: In Syria, Russian-led air strikes killed at least 18 people  where a major government offensive to clear out rebels has sent thousands of people fleeing toward the border with Turkey.

Canada: 5 French tourists missing after deadly Quebec snowmobile accident: In Canada, five French tourists went missing and a tour guide died, after a group of snowmobilers plunged through the ice into the water near Québec’s Lac-Saint-Jean. The incident occurred after eight French snowmobilers, along with their guide, were hiking near St-Henri-de-Taillon.

Snow blankets Spanish town, Storm Gloria bring freezing weather: In Spain, the province of Castellon, was blanketed in snow on Wednesday as Storm Gloria rampaged Eastern Spain.

Nepal: Polling to elect 18 members of National Assembly underway: In Nepal, voting to elect 18 members of National Assembly, the upper house of parliament is underway. The polling in all seven provinces began at 10 AM and will continue till 4 PM.

U.S.: Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continues for second day: Donald Trump’s impeachment trial continues for second day; Democrats have 24 hours over three days to make their case after which White House lawyers will defend the President; Trump in response has blasted the proceedings as a “witchhunt” and a “hoax”.

Corona Virus: WHO Emergency Committee to again meet today: The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee which met in Geneva on Wednesday, could not decide on the status of the outbreak of Novel Corona virus. It will reconvene today to discuss the situation further and determine if the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of international concern.

Khelo India 2020: A hunting ground for new talent: The third edition of Khelo India comes to an end on Wednesday in Guwahati. The event witnessed the participation of around 6500 athletes in 20 disciplines. Maharashtra, Haryana, and Delhi have booked the top three spots respectively. The event has truly epitomized Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat – in which budding talent across the country came together to showcase the future of Indian sports.

Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic, Williams, Barty reach third round: In Australian Open, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Ashley Barty have reached third round.

Indian Embassy in Moscow, celebrates Raj Kapoor’s birth Anniversary: Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Center, Embassy of India Moscow, celebrated the 95th Birth Anniversary of iconic Bollywood Actor at Raj Kapoor on 18 January at Moscow Music Hall, Kalanchevskaya.

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