Daily GK Update 25 January 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update

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National Current Affairs 

1. Election Commission of India receives cabinets approval to ink agreement with EC of Tunisia and Papua New Guinea

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has granted its approval to the Election Commission of India to ink agreement with Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission and Independent High Authority for Elections of Tunisia. The cabinet has also approved agreements between India and Brazil in the field of mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, cooperation in the field of early childhood care, oil and natural gas, and Geology and Mineral Resources.


2. GoI, Government of Maharashtra and World Bank has signed USD 210 million loan agreement

A  USD 210 million loan agreement has been signed by the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra & the World Bank for Maharashtra Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. The loan amount will be funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). The loan will have a 6-year grace period with a maturity period of 13.5 years.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray; Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • President of World Bank: David R. Malpass; Headquarter: Washington DC.


3. Sunil Arora assumes Chairmanship of FEMBoSA for 2020

The Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) has got a new chairman- Sunil Arora for the year 2020.  The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Sunil Arora took over as the chairman from KM Nurul Huda who is the present Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) was established in May, 2012, during the 3rd Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries held at New Delhi.

Sports News

4. Ban over Dattu Bhokanal lifted by Rowing Federation of India 

Dattu Bhokanal, who was suspended in March, 2019 from the game by the Rowing Federation of India for the period of 2 years has been allowed to prepare for the Olympic qualification Regatta to be held in April 2020 at South Korea, as the ban imposed on him was lifted off by the Rowing Federation of India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Ministers of State (I/C) of Youth Affairs and Sports: Kiren Rijiju.

5. World Archery lifts suspension on India

The World Archery has lifted the suspension on India and hence allowed the Indian Archers to represent India in the upcoming International tournaments. The world body has advised the Archery Association of India to comply with the rules set up by the World Archery constitution to ensure the good governance in the sport.

Summits and Conferences

6. International Summit “Visualizing the Future: New Skylines” held in India

India hosts the International Summit on Women in STEM “Visualizing the Future: New Skylines” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Department of Biotechnology organized the summit which aimed to boost the women participation in STEM field for the development of scientific career.

Important Days

7. National Voters’ Day celebrated by India on 25th January

India celebrated 10th edition National Voters’ Day of 25th of January with the theme ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’ which aims to renew the citizens’ faith in the electoral process as well as to educate the voters of India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India: Sunil Arora.

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