Daily GK Update 31 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 31 January 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Economy 

1. Economic Survey 2020: Key highlights of Economic Survey

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Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman presented Economic Survey 2019-20 in the Parliament today (31 January 2020). This year’s Economic survey is being prepared by the Chief Economic Advisor, Krishnamurthy V Subramanian.

The report will be followed by a press conference where the Chief Economic Advisor and his team will discuss the economic roadmap for the next fiscal. It is a review of the developments in the country’s economy over the previous year. It presents a summary of the performance of the government’s major development programmes undertaken during that period. It also details the main policy initiatives of the government.

For more Information of Economic Survery 2019-20: Click here 

International Current Affairs 

2. President Trump inks USMCA North American trade deal

US President Donald Trump has signed the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) North American trade pact with Canada and Mexico into law.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

Appointments

3. RBI Executive Director Janak Raj appoints as MPC Member

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed its Executive Director Janak Raj as member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). He will replace M D Patra, who was recently elevated as Deputy Governor of the RBI.

Awards

4. Theatre artiste Sanjana Kapoor will receive the prestigious French honour

Well-known theatre person, Sanjana Kapoor received the prestigious French honour of ‘Chevalier dans lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) for her outstanding contribution to the field of theatre.

Defence

5. SAMPRITI-IX: India-Bangladesh joint exercise to be held in Meghalaya

The 9th edition of joint military training exercise between India-Bangladesh SAMPRITI-IX will be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.

Business

6. Google announces $1-million grant to promote news literacy in India

Google announced a  1-million USD grant to promote news literacy among Indians. According to Google, the grant will work towards building a strong network of senior reporters and journalists, who will counteract fake news in India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Google CEO: Sundar Pichai; Founded: 4 September 1998.

Sports

7. India hockey captain Rani Rampal named 2019 World Games Athlete of the Year

Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal became the 1st-ever hockey player worldwide to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award 2019.

Obituaries

8. Padma Shri awardee Tushar Kanjilal passes away

Famous social worker, environmentalist, educationist & writer Tushar Kanjilal passed away. The Government of India awarded Tushar Kanjilal the 4th highest civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1986. He also received the Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 2008.

Important Days

9. World Leprosy Day 2020

In India, World Leprosy Day is observed on Jan 30 every year to commemorate the death of Mahatma Gandhi who was assassinated on this day in 1948. This year theme of World Leprosy Day 2020 is “Leprosy isn’t what you think”.

Miscellaneous

10. Eimear Noone set to become Oscars’ first female orchestra conductor

Irish composer Eimear Noone will be the first woman to conduct an orchestra at the Oscars guest-segment.

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