Daily GK Update of 26th and 27th 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 26 and 27 January 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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National Current Affairs 

1. Nation celebrates 71st Republic Day 

The nation celebrated the 71st Republic Day with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath, Delhi. The chief guest for this year’s republic day parade is Brazilian president, Jair Messias Bolsonaro.

2. ‘Bharat Parv 2020’ begins at Red Fort to celebrate spirit of India

A festival to celebrate the spirit of India “Bharat Parv 2020” has begun at Red Fort Ground in New Delhi. The theme of this year’s Bharat Parv is ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi.

State News

3. India’s 1st e-waste clinic opens in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

India’s first e-waste clinic is being opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The e-waste clinic was inaugurated by C K Mishra (Secretary to the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate change, MoEFCC). The e-waste clinic is jointly set up by the Central Pollution Control Board-CPCB and Bhopal Municipal Corporation-BMC.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

Awards

4. Padma Awards 2020 Announced: Check here complete list in PDF

Padma Awards — one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. This year the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) as per list below.

Download the PDF of Complete List of Winners of the Padma Awards 2020

5. U’khand’s DMMC Gets Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar

Uttarakhand, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (in the institution category) and Kumar Munnan Singh (individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • DG of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) DG: Satya Narayan Pradhan.

6. Eminent journalist N Ram honoured by Kerala Media Academy

The chairman of “The Hindu Group” N. Ram has been selected as the outstanding media person in a national award instituted by Kerala Media Academy.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • CM of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan; Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammed Khan.

Ranks and Report

7. West Bengal emerges at the top in vegetable production

West Bengal emerged as the top State in vegetable production in 2018-19. West Bengal has overtaken Uttar Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh continued to hold on to the pole position in fruits with 17.61 mt, followed by Maharashtra (10.82 mt) and Uttar Pradesh (10.65 mt).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Jagdeep Dhankhar is the governor of West Bengal.
  • Mamta Banerjee is the CM of West Bengal.

Science and Technology

8.  ‘Innovation Festival’ begins at Science Centre in Itanagar

The ‘Innovation Festival’ kicked off at the Science Centre in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The festival is being organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu.
  • Governor of Arunachal Pradesh: B. D. Mishra.

Obituaries

9. NBA legend Kobe Bryant passes away

National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Bryant was a 5-time NBA champion and 2-time Olympic gold medallist is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history.

10. Noted artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal passes away

Noted artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal passed away. He was awarded Senior Fellowship in Visual Art Photography by Union Ministry Of Culture during 2008-09.

Miscellaneous

11. Government announces sale of 100% stake in debt-laden Air India

The government of India announced a sale of 100% stake in debt-laden Air India. As part of the strategic disinvestment and has set March 17, as the deadline for submitting an expression of interest (EoI).

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