10 Important Current Affairs For 20th January 2024

China witnessed its population decline for a second consecutive year in 2023, dropping by 2.75 million to 1.409 billion due to a sharp decline in birth rates and an increase in COVID-19 fatalities, accelerating an economic downturn with significant consequences.


As per the RBI's State of the Economy report, India is positioned to maintain the economic momentum of 2023 into 2024.


The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has issued guidelines to counteract misleading environmental claims, commonly known as greenwashing, prevalent across various sectors.


Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal unveiled the upcoming Trade Connect ePlatform to enhance MSME and startup involvement in exports, announced during the second meeting of the reconstituted Board of Trade.


The Ministry of Education in India has released new guidelines for coaching centers, establishing a legal framework and defining minimum standards for their operation.


Unlock success with GK Scoop !! Dive into 25,000+ MCQs covering UPSC, SSC, and other state exams. Stay ahead on current affairs and challenge yourself daily. Install now to elevate your preparation and conquer your exams

In a significant development, MeitY Secretary S Krishnan inaugurated the India Innovation Centre for Graphene (IICG) and a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Intelligent Internet of Things (IIoT) Sensors in Kerala.


In a noteworthy move aimed at strengthening cultural ties, the Government of India, under the New Education Policy, decided to include Farsi (Persian) as one of the nine classical languages.


China is grappling with a demographic crisis as its population witnessed a second consecutive decline in 2023, attributed to a declining birth rate and an uptick in deaths, particularly after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.


Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels escalated their attacks on ships in the Red Sea, citing retaliation against Israel for its actions in Gaza.


Japan is on track to join an exclusive group of nations successfully landing on the Moon, with the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), scheduled to touch down on January 20, 2024.