Daily GK Update 16 January 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update

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National Current Affairs 

1. ‘Indian Heritage in Digital Space’ exhibition inaugurated by Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel

The “Indian Heritage in Digital Space” has been inaugurated by Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel at the National Museum located in New Delhi. IHDS, an initiative of Department of Science and Technology has created the models of Heritages with the help of holographic projections, AR and 3D fabrication and 3D LASER scan data.

2. Lucknow hosts the 7th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference 2020

Lucknow hosted the 7th Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Region. The conference was held with the theme of ROLE OF LEGISLATORS.

3. Mega campaign ‘Saksham’ launched by Petroleum Minister

A mega campaign “Saksham” has been launched by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. It is a campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) which aims to aware the people regarding fuel conservation and greener environment across India.

International Current Affairs

4. Robert Abela has been elected as Malta’s Prime minister

Robert Abela has won the elections to become the Prime Minister of Malta. He has become the 14th prime minister of Malta after defeating Chris Fearne.

5. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev steps down

The Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev has resigned to lead the Russia’s Security Council.


6. Bipul Behari Saha has been elected by IUPAC as its bureau member

Bipul Behari Saha has been elected as the bureau member of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for the tenure of 2020-23. He has become the 2nd Indian after CNR Rao to hold the position.

Ranks & Reports

7. “The Global Risks Report 2020” has been released by World Economic Forum

“The Global Risks Report 2020” has been released by World Economic Forum. It is the 15th edition of the report. The report has been prepared by WEF in partnership with Marsh & McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group. The report defines the major risks, the world is going to face in the coming years. The data used to make the report was collected by Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS) through survey conducted from 5 September to 22 October 2019.

Key findings of the report:

  • A “global risk” was defined as an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, can cause significant negative impact for several countries or industries within the next 10 years.
  • ‘Failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change’ has been declared as the number one risk by impact and number two by likelihood over the next 10 years in the report.


8. ICC Awards 2019: Check Complete list of Winners

ICC Annual Awards list has been declared by the International Cricket Council (ICC). With the list, ICC has also honoured the biggest names in men’s and women’s international cricket. Some key awards are:

  • Ben Stokes has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Best Cricketer of the Year in ICC annual awards 2019
  • Pat Cummins has won the award for Test Cricketer of the Year in ICC annual awards 2019.
  • Rohit Sharma has won the award for ODI Cricketer of the Year in ICC annual awards 2019.


9. Goa hosts the 5th Science Film festival

Goa is hosting the 5th edition of Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI 2020). The festival aims to instill the knowledge of science among the youth with the help of exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops, and other activities.

10. Ladakh hosts the 1st ever Food Processing Summit

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the UT Administration of Ladakh has organised the 1st-ever Food Processing Summit in the Union Territory Ladakh.

11. Postal Ballot facility made available for Super Senior Citizens and Person with Disabilities

Postal Ballot facility has been made available for the Super Senior Citizens (over 80 years of age) and PwDs in the Delhi Assembly Election. Earlier it was only available to armed forces and those assigned in poll duties.

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