Daily GK Update 21 January 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 21 January 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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National Current Affairs 

1.12th National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme inaugurated in Puducherry

12th National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme begins in Puducherry. Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Dr Kiran Bedi inaugurated this Programme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Puducherry: V. Narayanasamy.

2. PM Narendra Modi, Nepal PM inaugurated Integrated Check-Post (ICP), Biratnagar

The Integrated Check-Post (ICP) in Biratnagar has been inaugurated at India-Nepal border. The inauguration was done by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Nepal: K P Sharma Oli; Capital: Kathmandu.
  • President of Nepal: Bidhya Devi Bhandari; Currency of Nepal: Nepalese rupee.

International News

3. WEF begins its 50th Annual Meeting in Davos

The 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland. This year 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum theme will be “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”.

States News

4. Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju flag off ‘Fit India Cyclothon’

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju flag off ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ in Panaji, Goa. This inaugural event of ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ organised by Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs and Government of Goa.

Defence News

5. IAF inducts its 1st squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft

The Indian Air Force has inducted its 1st squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft. This aircraft is carrying the BrahMos missiles in the South at its Thanjavur based in Tamil Nadu.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Indian Air Force Day: 8 October.
  • The motto of Indian Air Force: Nabhah Sprsham Diptam (touch the sky with glory).

Summits and Conferences

6. 2nd edition of NIC Tech Conclave-2020 begins in New Delhi

The 2nd edition of NIC Tech Conclave-2020 begins in New Delhi. These event is being organized by the National Informatics Centre.  This year conclave theme is “Technologies for Next-Gen Governance”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established in 1976.
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC) Director-General: Neeta Verma.


7. India beat Pakistan to lift Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship

The team of the Indian Consulate has won the Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship of 2020 held in Sharjah. The team of the Indian Consulate defeated the Pakistan Consulate to win the trophy

Ranks and Reports

8. Global Social Mobility Index 2020

The 1st edition of Global Social Mobility Report 2020 titled “The Global Social Mobility Report 2020: Equality, Opportunity and a New Economic Imperative” released by World Economic Forum. As per the Index, India ranked has 76th position with a score of 42.7, while Denmark topped the list.

S. No. Country
1 Denmark
2 Norway
3 Finland
4 Sweden
5 Iceland
6 Netherlands
7 Switzerland
8 Austria
9 Belgium
10 Luxembourg
76 India

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Economic Forum Established: January 1971.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Founder & Chairman: Klaus Schwab.

9. UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects Report 2020

The United Nations has released its annual flagship report “World Economic Situation and Prospects Report 2020″. The report depicts the state of the world economy through the lens of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations Headquarters: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary-General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.


10. Zomato acquires Uber Eats business in India

“Zomato” has announced the acquisition of Uber Eats business in India. Uber Eats is an Uber Technologies Inc’s food delivery business in India. The acquisition was done in an all-stock deal. The deals provides Uber with the 9.99% ownership in Zomato after the acquisition.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • CEO of Zomato: Deepinder Goyal.
  • CEO of Uber Technologies Inc: Dara Khosrowshahi.

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