Daily GK Update 29 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 29 January 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National Current Affairs 

1. Jitendra Singh launches Bhuvan Panchayat V 3.0 Web portal

Union Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh launched the Bhuvan Panchayat V3 web Portal in Anthariksh Bhavan, ISRO Head Quarters in Bengaluru. This web Portal will enhance network application of gram panchayats. The Portal will function with the help of satellite technology developed by ISRO.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • ISRO Director: k. Sivan; Headquarters: Bengaluru, Established: 1969.

2. Indian Railways commissions 1st waste to energy plant in Bhubaneswar

Indian Railways has commissioned India’s 1st governmental waste-to-energy plant in Mancheswar Carriage Repair workshop at Bhubaneswar under the East Coast Railway zone.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Ministry of Railways: Piyush Goyal.

International Current Affairs 

3. Qatar names Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al Thani new PM

Qatar’s emir has appointed Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al Thani as new Prime Minister. He will replace Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Qatar Capital: Doha; Currency: Qatari riyal.

State Current Affairs 

4. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray inaugurates Nagpur Metro’s Aqua line 

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated 18.5 kilometre-long stretch of Nagpur Metro Aqua line of Maha Metro Rail Network.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari; Capital: Mumbai.

5. Govt of Odisha launches virtual police station

The State Government of Odisha has launched a virtual police station where people can lodge complaints from their respective districts without visiting Police Station. The e-police station will function from the State Crime Records Bureau in Bhubaneswar.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Utkal Divas or Odisha Day falls every year on 01st April.
  • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik; Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.


6. Assam tableau wins first prize at 71st Republic Day parade

The Tableaux of Assam wins the 1st prize at the Republic Day Parade, 2020 among the States/Union Territories. The theme of Assam’s tableau was “Land of unique craftsmanship and culture”.

Books and Authors

7. Mukherjee releases Yashwant Sinha’s autobiography

Former President Pranab Mukherjee released the autobiography of Yashwant Sinha titled ‘Relentless’. The book describes Sinha’s journey from normal life to a high political powered life.


8. Sunita Chandra, Former Women’s Hockey Captain Passes Away

Former Indian women’s hockey team captain Sunita Chandra passed away. She was a prestigious Arjuna awardee.

9. Veteran South actress Jameela Malik passes away

Veteran South actress Jameela Malik passed away. She was the first Keralite woman to graduate from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.


10. India’s first underwater metro expected to be complete by March 2022

The country’s 1st underwater metro project is set to complete its East-West Project of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, which runs partly under the Hooghly river, West Bengal, by March 2022.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Managing Director of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director(MD): Manas Sarkar.
  • Chairman of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation: Suneet Sharma.
  • Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation founded: 2008.

11. “Samvidhaan” announced as the Oxford Hindi Word of the Year 2019

Oxford University Press (OUP) named “Samvidhaan” (Constitution) the Oxford Hindi Word of 2019. The word was chosen as 2019 saw the values of democracy, secularism, justice, liberty, equality and fraternity being tested on the touchstone of the Constitution or “Samvidhaan”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The Oxford English Dictionary is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press.
  • Headquarters: United Kingdom.

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