January 2024 Current Affairs [National and International]

Current affairs for the month of January 2024 are given below. The January 2024 current affairs has been categorised into both National and International level.

The National Current Affairs contains latest Indian news and events in the field of sports, politics, places, science, books, etc. for the month of November.

While International Current Affairs contains latest news and events from different parts of the world.

Let’s get started.

January 2024 Current Affairs – National

Where was the foundation stone of North-East India’s first 100 bedded Yoga & Naturopathy Hospital laid recently?Dibrugarh (Assam)
Who won the FIH Hockey 5S Women’s World Cup title by defeating India in the final by 7-2?Netherlands
Name the Deputy CEO of BrahMos Aerospace who has written the book ‘Ek Samandar, Mere Andar’ (a collection of 75 poems)?Sanjeev Joshi
With whom Tata Group has signed an agreement to set up India’s first helicopter Final Assembly Line in the private sector?Airbus Helicopters
Name the centrally sponsored scheme under which rooftop solar panels will be installed on more than 1 crore houses?Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana
Who won the men’s 10m air rifle shooting event at the ISSF World Cup 2024?Divyansh Singh Panwar
Name the Indian batsman who won the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year award for the second consecutive year?Suryakumar Yadav
Who has become the second Indian to win a gold medal in the Asian Marathon Championship?Man Singh
Name the former Bihar chief minister who was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award?Karpoori Thakur
Which film won the Best Popular Film Award at the Filmfare Awards 2024?12th Fail
Who won the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award at the Filmfare Awards 2024?Ranbir Kapoor (Animal)
Who won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award at the Filmfare Awards 2024?Alia Bhatt (Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani)
Who won the Best Director Award at the Filmfare Awards 2024?Vidhu Vinod Chopra (12th Fail)
Which female cricketer has been appointed by the Uttar Pradesh government to the post of DSP in UP Police?Deepti Sharma
For the year 2024, which organisation has been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar-2024 in the Institutional category for its excellent work in Disaster Management?60 Parachute Field Hospital (Uttar Pradesh)
Who won the ‘Polly Umargar’ award at the BCCI Awards 2024 for the season 2022-23?Shubhman Gill
Who is the chief guest of India’s Republic Day celebrations?Emmanuel Macron
On which day, National Voters’ Day is celebrated every year?25 January
On which day, National Child Day is celebrated every year?24 January
On which day, Parakram Diwas is celebrated every year?23 January
Who has become the batsman to score the fastest triple century in first class cricket?Tanmay Agarwal
On which day, the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya Dham was held?22 January
Who is the chief architect of the construction of Ayodhya Ram temple?Chandrakant Sompura
Which state government has recently launched ‘Road Safety Force’ to prevent road accidents?Punjab
Which film has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at Oscars 2024?To Kill a Tiger
Who has directed the documentary film ‘To Kill a Tiger’ nominated for Oscar 2024?Nisha Pahuja
Who won the ‘India Open Badminton 2024’ women’s singles title?Tai Tzu Ying
Pendyala Lakshmi Priya who was honored with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2024 by President Draupadi Murmu was related to which dance form?Kuchipudi
Name the former Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog who has been appointed as the Chairman of the 16th Finance Commission?Dr. Arvind Panagariya
Who has developed SAMBHAV, an end-to-end secure mobile ecosystem, aiming to offer secure communication with instant connectivity?Indian Army
Name the senior IPS officer who has been appointed as the Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?Daljit Singh Chaudhary
Wings India 2024, Asia’s largest civil aviation event was held at which place?Hyderabad
Who has become India’s number one chess player, leaving behind Vishwanathan Anand?Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
Which batsman made the record of scoring most centuries (5) in T20 International?Rohit Sharma
In which state, India International Science Festival was organized from January 17 to 20?Haryana
Who was appointed as the ‘Director General of Naval Operations’ in the Indian Navy?Vice Admiral AN Pramod
On which day, Indian Army Day is celebrated every year?15 January
Who has become the first male cricketer to play 150 matches in T20 International?Rohit Sharma
Name the President of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, who was on a five-day visit to India from January 22 to 26?Dennis Francis
Which ship of the Indian Navy decommissioned recently?Cheetah
Name the renowned classical singer associated with ‘Kirana Gharana’ of Hindustani classical music and Padma Vibhushan awardee who passed away at the age of 92?Prabha Atre
Atal Setu, the 21.8-kilometre-long sea bridge, which is India’s longest sea bridge, is built in which state?Maharashtra
Name the renowned classical singer, a recipient of Padma Vibhushan, who passed away at the age of 92 due to cardiac arrest?Dr. Prabha Atre
In which country will the new campus of IIT Madras be opened?Sri Lanka
On which day, National Youth Day, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti, is celebrated every year?12 January
In which city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 27th National Youth Festival?Nashik
In which state was the 125 feet high bronze statue of Dr. BR Ambedkar inaugurated on his 132nd birth anniversary?Andhra Pradesh
Which Indian company has started oil production from its flagship deep-sea project in Krishna Godavari basin in Bay of Bengal?Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
Kadiyal Sarees of which state have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag?West Bengal
India’s first solar powered boat will be operated in which river?Saryu River
Name the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was the chief guest at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit?Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Tata Power recently announced an investment of ₹70,000 crore in which state?Tamil Nadu
Name the former Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Rajya Sabha MP who will be honored with the ‘Assam Vaibhav’ award, the highest civilian honor of the state?Ranjan Gogoi
In which city of Rajasthan, the International Camel Festival was organized?Bikaner
How many crore rupees has the Central Government allocated for the Prithvi Vigyan scheme?4797 crores
Where is the 12th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace being held?New Delhi
Who won the gold medal in the 57 kg category in the Zagreb Open 2024 wrestling tournament?Aman Sehrawat
Who will be awarded the ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar’ 2023 for Corporate Social Responsibility?Odisha Mining Corporate Limited
Who won the gold medal in the men’s 25m standard pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2024?Yogesh Singh
On which day, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has been celebrated every year since 2003 to mark the contribution of the Overseas Indian community in the development of India?9 January
Who has been appointed as the Deputy Chief of the Indian Naval Staff?Dinesh K Tripathi
Which Tiger Reserve has got the title of India’s first and Asia’s fifth ‘Dark Sky Park’?Pench Tiger Reserve
In which city of Uttar Pradesh did Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurate the first Sainik School for girls ‘Samvid Gurukulam’ Sainik School?Mathura
In which state the Chandubi Festival was celebrated along the Chandubi Lake?Assam
Which wildlife sanctuary located in Odisha was recently included in the Swadesh Darshan 2.0 scheme?Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary
India’s first submarine tourism will be started in which state in collaboration with Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL)?Gujarat
Which organisation has been awarded the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2023 Award?ISRO
Name the renowned Urdu poet, winner of Sahitya Akademi award in 2014, who passed away on 14 January 2024?Munawwar Rana
Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation?Ravindra Kumar Tyagi
India has started its tenure as a member of the United Nations Statistical Commission for how many years?4 years
Name the IPS officer who has been appointed as the Director General of Fire Service, Civil Defence & Home Guards?Vivek Srivastava

Also Read: December 2023 Current Affairs

January 2024 Current Affairs – International

Who won the Australian Open 2024 Men’s Singles title by defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3?Janic Sinner (Italy)
Who won the Australian Open 2024 Women’s Singles title by defeating China’s Zheng Qinwen in the final 6-3, 6-2?Aryna Sabalenka
Which company has become second in the world to cross the market capitalization of Rs 3 trillion?Microsoft
According to a recent report of Forbes, which is the strongest currency in the world?Kuwaiti Dinar
Which country will host the ‘Global Peace Summit’ on Ukraine?Switzerland
Who was awarded the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award 2023?Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Who was awarded the Best FIFA Women’s Player Award 2023?Aitana Bonmati (Spain)
Who was awarded the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Award 2023?Ederson (Brazil)
Who was awarded the Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper Award 2023?Mary Earps (England)
Which drama series won the title of ‘Best Drama Series’ at the 75th Emmy Awards?Succession
Who has become the fastest bowler to take 7 wickets in an ODI International match?Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of France?Gabriel Attal
Who will take oath as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth consecutive time?Sheikh Hasina
With whom did the International Hockey Federation (FIH) recently sign a four-year agreement to broadcast major hockey tournaments?Viacom18
Name the German football legend, winner of the FIFA World Cup as a player and head coach, who passed away at the age of 78?Franz Beckenbauer
On which day, World Hindi Day is celebrated every year all over the world?10 January
Elizabeth Bourne who has recently resigned was the Prime Minister of which country?France
Name the former President of Afghanistan who has been made the special envoy for peace in Afghanistan by the United Nations Security Council?Hamid Karzai
What is the name of the lunar lander of Japan which was launched in September 2023 and which has successfully soft-landed on the surface of the moon?SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
Who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023?Pat Cummins (Australia)
Who won the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2023?Usman Khawaja (Australia)
Who won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023?Virat Kohli (India)
Who won the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023?Suryakumar Yadav (India)
Who won the ICC Emerging Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2023?Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)

Important Full forms:

  1. ISSF – International Shooting Sport Federation
  2. FIH – International Hockey Federation
  3. FIFA – Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  4. BCCI – Board of Control for Cricket in India
  5. ICC – International Cricket Council
  6. PBD – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  7. SLIM – Smart Lander for Investigating Moon
  8. ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation
  9. ODI – One Day International
  10. GI (tag) – Geographical Indication (tag)

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