Daily GK Update 4 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 4 February 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

International Current Affairs

1. Maldives rejoins Commonwealth as 54th member 

Maldives has returned to Commonwealth after its exit in 2016 and hence, has become the 54th member of the global body. The inclusion of Maldives into Commonwealth become effective from one minute past midnight on 1 February just after the exit of United Kingdom from the European union.

2. Pakistan declares national emergency over locust swarms

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has declared a national emergency in the country to battle locust swarms. The insects destroying crops on a large scale in Punjab province, country’s main region for agricultural production.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Pakistan: Islamabad; President of Pakistan: Arif Alvi.

3. Iraqi president appoints Mohammad Tawfiq Allawi as prime minister

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi was appointed as Iraq’s new Prime Minister by President Barhim Salih. He will replace Adil Abdul-Mahdi who resigned in November 2019 due to anti-government protests.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Iraq: Baghdad; Currency of Iraq: Iraqi dinar.

Appointments

4. GoI appoints M Ajit Kumar as chairman of CBIC

The government of India has appointed M Ajit Kumar as chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Founded: 1 January 1964.
  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

5. Ajay Bisaria becomes India’s next Ambassador to Canada

Ajay Bisaria has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada. He is presently served as High Commissioner of India to Pakistan. He will replace Vikas Swarup.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of External Affairs:  Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

6. BCCI constitutes 3-members in Cricket Advisory Committee

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the appointment of Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik as Cricket Advisory Committee(CAC).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • BCCI President: Sourav Ganguly; Headquarter of BCCI: Mumbai.

Awards

7. 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards: Find complete list of winners here

The 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) were distributed during the award ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Here is the complete list of winners of  2020 EE British Academy Film Awards:

S.No. Category Winner
1 BEST FILM 1917
2 OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM 1917
3 OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers) (Movie: Bait)
4 FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Parasite
5 DOCUMENTARY For Sama
6 ANIMATED FILM Klaus
7 DIRECTOR Sam Mendes (1917)
8 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Han Jin Won, Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)
9 ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Jojo Rabbit
10 LEADING ACTRESS Renee Zellweger (Judy)
11 LEADING ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
12 SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
13 SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)
14 ORIGINAL SCORE Joker
15 CASTING Joker
16 CINEMATOGRAPHY 1917
17 EDITING LE MANS ’66
18 PRODUCTION DESIGN 1917
19 COSTUME DESIGN Jacqueline Durran (Little Women)
20 MAKE UP & HAIR Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan (Bombshell)
21 SOUND 1917
22 SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS 1917
23 BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION Grandad Was A Romantic
24 BRITISH SHORT FILM Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
25 EE RISING STAR AWARD Micheal Ward

8. Vinod Shukla wins 1st Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award

Noted Hindi poet-novelist and Sahitya Akademi honouree Vinod Kumar Shukla has won the inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award for his translated book “Blue Is Like Blue“.

9. Waheeda Rehman to be honoured with Kishore Kumar Samman

The Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman will be honoured the Madhya Pradesh government’s National Kishore Kumar Samman.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath.
  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.

10. Shaktikanta Das named best central banker in Asia Pacific

The Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das has been named the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’ for the Asia-Pacific region by financial intelligence magazine The Banker.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of RBI: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Defence

11. 11th DefExpo 2020 to be held in Lucknow

The 11th edition of the biennial mega defence exhibition, DefExpo 2020, will begin on 5 February at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The main theme of DefExpo India-2020 will be “India: the emerging defence manufacturing hub”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Defence Minister of India: Rajnath Singh.

12. Coastal Security Exercise ‘Matla Abhiyaan’ conducted by Indian Navy

The Indian Navy conducts a coastal security exercise named ‘Malta Abhiyan’ in Kolkata, West Bengal. The exercise, named after Malta River, aims to interact with coastal communities to spread awareness on coastal security and understand the navigational complexities in the Sunderban deltaic waters.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Navy Day in India is celebrated on 4th December.
  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

Business

13. Paytm launches Android POS device for SMEs & merchant partners

Paytm has launched an Android POS device for small and medium businesses (SMEs) & merchant partners. The android based device will enable the merchants to accept payments in various ways like debit and credit cards, Paytm Wallet, UPI-based apps and cash.

Important Days

14. World Cancer Day observed globally on 4 February

World Cancer Day is being observed globally on 4th February. The Day aims to create awareness about cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

The theme of World Cancer Day: 2019-2021

2020 marks the midway point of the 3-year with the theme ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. ‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.

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