Important Events 2020 – Current Affairs

In this article, I will provide information related to Important Events which happened in 2020. Having knowledge of these important events can be useful for different exams like UPSC, SSC, Banking Exams like SBI PO, Railway Exams, NDA, UPPSC, RPSC and other different exams in India.

Important Events January 2020

Important Event Date in January 2020Event Description
1 Jan 2020General Bipin Rawat took charge as India’s Chief of Defence Staff
10 Jan 2020Citizenship Amendment Act came into effect
12 Jan 2020Fifth Pulses Conclave 2020 held in Lonavala, Maharashtra
16 Jan 2020Amit Shah signed a historic pact for permanent solution of Bru Refugees issue in India
27 Jan 2020India-Brazil got together and had 15 agreements during visit of Brazil’s President on Republic Day
29 Jan 2020Union Cabinet approved Medical Termination of Pregnancy(Amendment) Bill 2020 which amended the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

Important Events February 2020

Important Event Date in February 2020Event Description
1 Feb 2020Union Budget 2020-21 proposes setting up of “Kisan Rail” to build a national cold supply chain for perishables including meat, milk and fish
3 Feb 2020Supreme Court of India directed states to establish “Gram Nyayalayas”
18 Feb 202014,100 tonnes of rare metal Lithium reserves found in India
20 Feb 2020In the report “A Future for the World’s Children” released by WHO, Lancet and UNICEF.
• India ranked 177 on Sustainability Index
• India ranked 131 on Flourishing Index
Full seeing full Sustainability Index list click here – Sustainable Development Index List of Countries
29 Feb 2020World Productivity Congress event happened after 45 years of gap

Important Events March 2020

Important Event Date in March 2020Event Description
7 March 2020National Winter Games held in Gulmarg
8 March 2020Union Cabinet approved a proposal to set up major part oat Vadhvan in Maharashtra
16 March 2020President Ram Nath Kovind nominated former chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha
For knowing more about Ranjan Gogoi see – Biography of Rajan Gogoi

Important Events April 2020

Important Event Date in April 2020Event Description
11 April 2020India’s 40.59% environment-related crimes reported in Rajasthan during 2014-16 – CAG report
23 April 2020Supreme Court Collegium nominates new chief justices for Bombay, Meghalaya and Orissa High Courts

Important Events May 2020

Important Event Date in May 2020Event Description
3 May 2020Kashmir Saffron gets GI tag
17 May 2020India ranked 74th in Global Energy Transition Index 2020
26 May 2020IIT Guwahati discovers methods to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer

Important Events June 2020

Important Event Date in June 2020Event Description
4 June 2020India’s GDP to contract by 4% in fiscal 2021 and downgraded its sovereign rating to Baa3 from Bass2 – Moody’s Report
12 June 2020Gir Sanctuary Gujarat’s Asiatic Lion Population risen to 29% in 5 years – Poonam Avlokan survey
16 June 2020India becomes founding member of the global alliance on Artificial Intelligence
17 June 2020A violent clash broke out between the Indian and Chinese soldiers recently in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh region. Around 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the face-off.
28 June 2020India and Bhutan sign concession agreement for joint venture hydroelectric project

Important Events July 2020

Important Event Date in June 2020Event Description
25 July 2020MyGov initiative by Government completed six years
27 July 2020India provided 1 million USD medical assistance to North Korea
30 July 2020Power Minister dedicated Sembcorp’s 3 wind projects to nation
31 July 2020Ayush Minister Shripad Naik reviewed National Ayush Mission and also launched a dedicated web portal

Important Events August 2020

Important Event Date in August 2020Event Description
3 August 2020Government approved Khadi Agarbatti Atma Nirbhar Mission
4 August 2020Government forms Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020
5 August 2020Pakistan’s New Political Map – Junagadh included in Pak Map
18 August 2020Supreme Court of India refused to direct transfer of contributions made to PM cares fund to disaster response fund
19 August 2020Union Cabinet approved setting up of National Recruitment Agency which will be conducting Common Eligibility Tests in the country
27 August 2020Central Government launched KIRAN Helpline service for mental health rehabilitation
31 August 2020Civil Aviation Minister HS Puri said that Air India’s privatization process will be completed within 2020

Important Events September 2020

Important Event Date in September 2020Event Description
3 September 2020India jumped 4 places to rank at position 48 on Global Innovation Index in 2020
14 September 2020National Commission for Homeopathy Bill 2019 passed by Lok Sabha
15 September 2020Harivansh Narayan Singh re-elected as deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha
16 September 202037 Mega food parks in 23 states/UTs approved
23 September 2020Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(Second Amendment) Bill, 2020

Important Events October 2020

Important Event Date in October 2020Event Description
1 October 2020ISRO’s Venus Mission to be launched in 2025
15 October 2020India slipped below Bangladesh in per capita GDP in 2020
24 October 2020India assumed Chairmanship of the governing body of International Labour Organisation after a gap of 35 years
31 October 2020Meri Saheli initiative launched by Indian Railways for safety of women passengers travelling by trains across all zones

Important Events November 2020

Important Event Date in November 2020Event Description
9 November 2020Gyanendra Ningombam from Manipur elected as 1st president of Hockey India from Northeast
19 November 2020World Economic Forum selects 4 Indian cities – Indore, Faridabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad to pioneer roadmap for smart citiies
21 November 2020ISRO to launch first crewless Gaganyaan Flight by end of 2021
30 November 2020Indian Navy leased two unarmed drones MQ-9B from US for one year

Important Events December 2020

Important Event Date in December 2020Event Description
1 December 2020Indian Oil Corporation launched first 100 Octane petrol

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