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Current Affairs January 2024

The most important current affairs of January 2024 cover national and international events.

Read the current news affairs on India, Politics, Sports, Science, Entertainment, Awards, and other events useful for upcoming competitive examinations in India.


Important Current Affairs January 2024

The Union Budget 2024 was announced for the financial year 2024-25. This budget focuses on economic growth through substantial investments. Check the full budget here.

The Indian Government launched PRITHVI VIGYAN, a Scheme by the Ministry of Science. PM Narendra Modi announced the scheme, which is worth nearly 4,800 crore rupees. Under the scheme, the study of Earth Sciences in India will be performed in the span of 2021-26.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates development projects worth Rs. 1,156 Crore in Lakshadweep.

The 81st Golden Globe Awards presented at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, USA. Here is the important category and winners.

  • Best Film (Drama) – Oppenheimer
  • Best Film (Musical or Comedy) – Poor Things
  • Best Actor (Drama) – Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
  • Best Actress (Drama) – Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Best Director – Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
  • Best Animated Film – The Boy and the Heron
  • Best Screenplay – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, Anatomy of a Fall
  • Best Original Song – What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish and Finneas (Barbie)

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar Boosts the relation between India and Nepal in a two-day visit of the 7th India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting. India will import 10,000 Mega Watt of hydroelectricity from Nepal over the next decade.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2023. Mohammed Shami received the National Sports Awards in Cricket.

As per the Global Passport Ranking report, With Access To 194 Destinations, six nations, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain, got the top spot.

The Swachh Survekshan Awards 2023 was hosted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in the presence of President Droupadi Murmu. Indore and Surat become the joint winners of the cleanest city title.

The 75th Primetime Emmys Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements in the television industry. The veteran actor Anthony Anderson, hosted the Emmys Awards 2024. List of important categories and winners.

  • Drama Series – Succession
  • Comedy Series – The Bear
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Sarah Snook (Succession)
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Kieran Culkin (Succession)
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeremy Allen White (The
  • Bear)
  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Quinta Brunson (Abbott
  • Elementary)

Pat Cummins became ICC Men’s Player of the Month for December 2023. Deepti Sharma became ICC Women’s Player of the Month for December 2023

As per the Global Firepower’s Military Strength Rankings for 2024, the US leads, and India ranks fourth.

List of 10 Most Powerful Militaries and their Power Index

  1. United States – 0.0699
  2. Russia – 0.0702
  3. China – 0.0706
  4. India – 0.1023
  5. South Korea – 0.1416
  6. United Kingdom – 0.1443
  7. Japan – 0.1601
  8. Turkey – 0.1697
  9. Pakistan – 0.1711
  10. Italy – 0.1863

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2024 was declared by FIAA.

  • Men’s Player of the Year – Lionel Messi
  • Women’s Player of the Year – Aitana Bonmati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched commemorative postage stamps dedicated to Ayodhya’s Ram Temple. It contains six different stamps which includes; Ram Temple, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Jatayu, Kevatraj, and Ma Shabri.

The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2024 Awards winners have been declared. In this year, 19 children from various parts of the country have been awarded for their outstanding accomplishments.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ram Mandir on January 22, 2024, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

The ICC Awards 2023 has been announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

  • ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Pat Cummins
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2023 – Virat Kohli
  • ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2023 – Usman Khawaja
  • ICC Women’s ODI Cricket of the Year 2023 – Chamari Athapaththu

Republic Day 2024: In this 75th Republic Day of India, 25 captivating tableaux from 16 states and Union Territories have been represented at Kartavya Path.

The Filmfare Awards 2024 ceremony happened in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It was the 69th edition of the Filmfare Awards. Here is the list of important categories and winners.

  • Best Film – 12th Fail
  • Best Director – Vidhu Vinod Chopra (12th Fail)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) – Ranbir Kapoor (Animal)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) – Alia Bhatt (Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani)

Jannik Sinner from Italy clinched the Men’s Singles title in the Australian Open 2024. Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus won the Women’s Singles title.

Indian Government has taken a bold step by recruiting 4-key members to shape the Sixteenth Finance Commission (SFC).

  • Shri. Ajay Narayan Jha
  • Smt. Annie George Mathew
  • Dr. Niranjan Rajadhyaksha
  • Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh

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