14th January 2020 Current Affairs India

14th January 2020 Current Affairs India

1.India opener K L Rahul retained his sixth position while captain Virat Kohli moved up a place to ninth in the batting chart of the ICC T20I players rankings released.

2. India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for his exploits in international cricket in the 2018-19 season.

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a sound and light show at the iconic Howrah Bridge from the Millenium Park on the banks of the Ganga.

4. Cheteshwar Pujara joined a select group of cricketing greats by smashing his 50th first-class century during Saurashtra’s Ranji Trophy group B match against Karnataka, in Rajkot.

5. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has been shortlisted as one of the 20 contenders for the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020 Award. The moment is titled Carried On the Shoulders Of A Nation, a reference to the Indian cricket team's 2011 World Cup triumph.

6. Lt Col Yuvraj Malik has been appointed the Director of the National Book Trust (NBT).

7. Haitham bin Tariq, Oman's culture minister and the 65-year-old cousin of late Sultan Qaboos, has been sworn in as the new royal ruler of the country. 

8. The naval version of Tejas aircraft made its first landing on the deck of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
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