24 January 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

24 January 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

24 January 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. National Girl Child Day being observed today

  • The National girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th January as a national observance day for the girl child.
  • The day promotes the girl’s position in society to make their living better among society people.
  • It was started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India in 2008.

2. RFI lifts Dattu Bhokanal's ban after IOA's intervention

  • Indian Rower Dattu Bhokanal’s suspension has been lifted after the intervention of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
  • He was banned by the Rowing Federation of India in March last year.
  • Bhokanal was one of the Indian quartets that won gold in the men's quadruple sculls event in the Asian Games but later left the single sculls race midway.
 State Affairs

3. Uttar Pradesh celebrates its 70th foundation day today

  • Uttar Pradesh state celebrates its 70th foundation day today.
  • Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with members of state cabinet grace the occasion.
  • Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world.
  • Earlier, Uttar Pradesh was known as United Province but through a Gazette notification, it got its name of Uttar Pradesh on January 24, 1950.
 Important Dates

4. International Day of Education observed on 24th January

  • International Day of Education is an annual international observance day held on 24th January and is dedicated to education.
  • This year’s theme is “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”.
  • On December 3, 2018, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring January 24 as ‘International Day of Education.’
 National Affairs

5. Delhi airport has an all-women cab service now

  • An exclusive taxi service named ‘Women with wheels’ has been launched from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
  • The service can be availed for any part of Delhi.
  • The cabs are run exclusively for women commuters and are driven by women drivers who are hired from an NGO named Azad Foundation.
  • A man with the family, including a female, can be allowed under the service.
 Honours & Awards

6. Uttarakhand DMMC gets S C Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar

  • Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre (DMMC) Uttarakhand, (institution category) and Kumar Munnan Singh (individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020.
  • The winning institution receives a certificate & cash prize of Rs 51 lakhs(individual-Rs 5 lakh).
  • The award was instituted to recognise the excellent work done by individuals & institutions in India in the field of disaster Mgmt.
 Summits & Conferences

7. North Korea to attend Munich Security Conference 1st time

  • North Korea will send a delegation to the Munich Security Conference (MSC) for the first time in the 56-year history of the top diplomatic gathering in Munich, Germany (14 to 16th February)
  • The self-imposed ban on tests had been the centrepiece of two years of nuclear diplomacy between the US & North Korea.
  • The MSC (founded -1963) hosts hundreds of high-ranking officials and dozens of world leaders each year to discuss security challenges.
 National Affairs

8. Niti Aayog to develop National Data & Analytic Platform

  • Niti Aayog has announced to develop a National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) to make all government data accessible to stakeholders in a user-friendly manner.
  • NDAP is a flagship initiative of NITI Aayog in the space of promoting larger access & better use of data, tailored to the needs of policymakers, data scientists, journalists and citizens alike.
  • National Data and Analytics Platform (1st version) is proposed to be released in 2021.
 International Affairs

9. International Children Film Festival started in Bangladesh

  • The 13th edition of the International Children’s Film Festival of Bangladesh was inaugurated in Dhaka.
  • The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Under The World’.
  • It will feature 173 films from 39 countries including Bangladesh, India, France, Korea, Spain and others.
  • The festival organized by the Children’s Film Society, Bangladesh.
  • The festival was inaugurated with the screening of the German film ‘Rocca Changes the World’ directed by Katja Benrath.
 National Affairs

10. Reliance Jio becomes 1st Telecom to launch UPI Payments Feat

  • India's telecom operator Reliance Jio has become the 1st telecom operator to facilitate UPI payments feature through its platform.
  • It has launched the feature on the MyJio app rather than its wallet app, JioMoney.
  • Now, This Reliance Jio will compete with other private UPI payment providers such as Paytm,  PhonePe and Google Pay.
  • The users cannot use their existing UPI ids to avail this service instead, they will have to create a new JIO UPI Id.
 Banking & Finance

11. UN lowers India’s GDP growth rate to 5.7%

  • As per the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2020 report, The United Nations has lowered India’s GDP growth rate to 5.7% for the Fiscal Year 2019-20.
  • UN has also projected India’s growth rate at 6.6% for FY 2020-21 & 6.3% for FY 2021-22.
  • China has a higher growth rate than India among the world's large economies with 6% for the FY 2019-20.

Post a Comment


Top Post Ad

Below Post Ad