Daily GK Update 25 February 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 25 February 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. Polls to 55 Rajya Sabha seats on March 26

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announcing the schedule of polling for 55 Rajya Sabha seats spread over 17 States set to be vacated in April will be conducted on March 26. According to the schedule for the elections, the notification would be issued on March 6, the last date of filing of nominations would be March 13 and polling would be on March 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The votes would be counted at 5 p.m. on the same day.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The Vice President of India: Venkaiah Naidu is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

2. POTUS in India: Events of 24th February 2020

President of the United States (POTUS) Donald Trump has arrived in India on 24th February 2020. He was accompanied by the First Lady of the United States Melania Trump. With this, Donald Trump has become the first serving US President to visit Gujarat.

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3. South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar sworn in as vice president

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president. He is formally rejoining the government in the latest effort to bring peace to a nation ravaged by war. The rebel leader returns as first vice president in a transition government which will serve for 36 months. President Salva Kiir hailed the official ending of the war.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • South Sudan Capital: Juba.
  • South Sudan  Currency: South Sudanese pound.

4. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced his resignation over political issues. He will act as an interim PM. It is not clear who will be the next prime minister. He has submitted his resignation to the king. He has also resigned from Bersatu, the political party of which he was chairman.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur; Currency of Malaysia: Malaysian Ringgit.


5. Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 announced

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 announced in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Actor Ravi Dubey served as the host of the event. Hrithik Roshan bagged the Best Actor award for film “Super 30”.

Complete List of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 Winners:

S. No. Award Award Winner
1 Best Film Super 30
2 Best Actor Hrithik Roshan (Super 30)
3 Most Promising Actor Kiccha Sudeep
4 Best Actor in Television SeriesBest Actor in Television Series Dheeraj Dhoopar
5 Best Actress in Television Divyanka Tripathi
6 Most Favourite Television Actor Harshad Chopda
7 Most Favourite Jodi in Television Series Sriti Jha and Shabbir Ahluwalia (Kumkum Bhagya)
8 Best Television Series  Kumkum Bhagya
9 Best Playback Singer Male Armaan Malik
10 Best Reality Show Bigg Boss 13

6. Adline Castelino wins Miss Diva Universe 2020

Adline Castelino has been crowned as the winner of LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2020 competition. Aavriti Choudhary of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh crowned as LIVA Miss Diva Supranational 2020.

Business News

7. US becomes India’s top trading partner, surpassing China

The United States has surpassed China to become India’s top trading partner. According to the Commerce Ministry data, the bilateral trade between the US and India stood at nearly 88 billion dollars in 2018-19 fiscal. During the period, India’s trade with China was at 87.1 billion dollars. During April-December 2019-20, the bilateral trade between the US and India stood at 68 billion dollars against a nearly 65 billion dollars trade with China in the same period.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of United States: Donald Trump; Capital: Washington, D.C.

Banking News

8. NABARD sanctions Rs 400.64 Cr to boost infrastructure in J&K

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned 400.64 crore rupees to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This sanction is for giving a boost to the infrastructure in the rural areas of J&K.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of NABARD: Harsh Kumar Bhanwala.
  • Headquarters of NABARD: Mumbai.

Sports News

9. India will host Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships 2022

India will host the Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships in January 2022. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced this decision after the Executive Board meeting in London.  The two events will be held in Chandigarh in January 2022, while the Birmingham Commonwealth Games is scheduled from 27th of July to 7th of August, 2022.

10. ICC bans Omani player Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi from cricket for 7 years

The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Oman player Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi from all forms of cricket for 7 years. The player has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code as he was found guilty for breaching various counts in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifiers 2019.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of ICC: Shashank Manohar; Chief Executive: Manu Sahney; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Books and Authors

11. ‘Death: An Inside Story’ book released by Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released the book titled ‘Death- An Inside Story: A book for all those who shall’ authored by Jaggi Vasudev, but famously known as Sadhguru, Founder of Isha Foundation.

Important Days

12. Central Excise Day celebrated on 24th February across India

Central Excise Day is celebrated every year on February 24 across India. The day is being celebrated to honour the service of Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Custom: M. Ajit Kumar.
  • Headquarters of Central Board of Excise and Custom: New Delhi.


13. Former Lok Sabha MP Krishna Bose passes away

Former Lok Sabha MP Krishna Bose passed away. She was the wife of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s nephew Sisir Kumar Bose. She joined politics in the mid-1990s. She was close to Trinamool Congress chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Miscellaneous News

14. 11-year-old Jiya Rai creates world record in open water swimming

Jiya Rai, the 11-year-old girl created a world record by becoming the youngest and the fastest specially-abled girl to swim 14 kilometres in open water in 3 hours 27 minutes and 30 seconds. This record creates under the supervision of the Swimming Association of Maharashtra.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Swimming Federation of India: Glenn Saldanha.
  • Swimming Federation of India Headquarters: Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Swimming Federation of India established: 1948.

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