- Veteran actor, screenwriter and director Kader Khan, 81, dies of supranuclear palsy in Canada.
- Jair Messias Bolsonaro starts his four-year term as the 38th President of Brazil.
- Over 35 lakh women form a 620 km-long human wall across national highways of Kerala to uphold gender equality.
- Ex-MLA Raju Singh shoots a female guest Archana Gupta during celebratory firing at a New Year’s eve party in Delhi.
- Sudhir Bhargava sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.
- Telangana’s High Court, 25th High Court in the country, starts functioning.
- Cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, 86, dies of old age ailments in Mumbai.
- Bindu and Kanaka Durga become the first Indian women to enter the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple, since Supreme Court’s verdict on the same.
- China’s Change 4 becomes the first human made object to land on moon’s farside.
- Bengaluru Bulls beat Gujarat Fortunegiants in the finale of the sixth season of Pro Kabbadi League in India.