Daily Current Affairs 24 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 24 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24 January 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 24 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. The most polluted city in India

  • According to a Greenpeace India Report, Jharkhand’s Jharia is the most polluted city in India.
  • Greenpeace India is the Indian branch of the global environmental group Greenpeace, a non-profit NGO, with a presence in 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia. Greenpeace India has legally registered society in 4 locations with Bengaluru has its headquarters and other branches at Delhi, Chennai, Patna.
  • Headquarters location: Bengaluru || Founded: 2001

2. Book ‘Human Dignity — A purpose in perpetuity’

  • Book ‘Human Dignity — A purpose in perpetuity’ is authored by former Union minister Ashwini Kumar.
  • The book is launched by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
  • It portrays the view on issues related to freedom, dignity and justice faced in society.

3. Skoch rankings of Top Governed State in the 2019

  • Gujarat has topped the Skoch rankings of Top Governed State in the 2019 replacing West Bengal.
  • SKOCH Group is India’s leading think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997.
  • Top Three:
  • 1. Gujarat
  • 2. Maharashtra
  • 3. West Bengal

4. Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards

  • President Kovind presented the 14th Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi.
  • Presented by: Indian Express Group
  • Awarded for: To recognise courage and commitment and showcase the outstanding contributions of journalists from across the country

International News

1. France to train Gaganyaan mission surgeon

  • France will train Indian flight surgeons for ISRO’s Gaganyaan mission.
  • President of France: Emmanuel Macron || Capital: Paris.

2. National Petroleum Authority of Ghana with Indian Oil

  • Indian Oil has signed an MoU with National Petroleum Authority of Ghana for proper execution of National LPG Promotion Policy of the country.
  • President of Ghana: Nana Akufo-Addo || Capital: Accra || Currency: Ghanaian Cedi.
  • IOC: Headquarters: New Delhi || Chairperson: Sanjiv Singh

3. The Knight Frank’s Global Residential Cities Index Q3 2019

  • Hyderabad is ranked 14th globally in housing price appreciation among 150 cities in the Knight Frank’s Global Residential Cities Index Q3 2019.
  • New Delhi and Bengaluru stood at 70th and 94th ranks respectively.
  • Budapest, Hungary leads the index, with the highest annual growth rate of 24%

Business News

1. Hyderabad Metro with redBus

  • Hyderabad Metro has started a carpool services ‘rPool’ in partnership with redBus.
  • RedBus is an Indian online bus ticketing platform providing ticket booking facility through its website, iOS and Android mobile apps. Headquartered in Bengaluru, India, it connects bus travelers with a network of over 2500 bus operators, across India, countries in South East Asia and Latin America.
  • CEO: Prakash Sangam || Headquarters: Bengaluru

2. Bharti Airtel to have 100% FDI

  • Bharti Airtel has received approval from Telecom Department to raise FDI in the company to 100%.
  • It will enable Bharti Airtel company to raise more funds as per its requirement.
  • Bharti Airtel Limited, also known as Airtel, is an Indian global telecommunications services company based in Delhi, India. It operates in 18 countries across South Asia and Africa, and also in the Channel Islands.

3. Adani Capital’s New Acquisition

  • Adani Capital has acquired MSME lending business of Essel Finance.
  • Adani Capital is the non-banking financial company (NBFC) arm of Adani Group and commenced lending operations in April 2017.

4. Cisco Youth Leadership Award 2019

  • Priya Prakash has won the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award for 2019.
  • Priya Prakash is the founder and CEO of India based HealthSetGo.

Sports News

1. Meyton Cup

  • Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Divyansh Singh Panwar have won the gold medal in Meyton Cup.
  • The Meyton Cup was held in Austria.

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