Daily Current Affairs 25 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25 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 25 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National Voters’ Day

  • In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as “National Voters’ Day”.
  • It has been started from January 26, 2011 to mark Commission’s foundation day.
  • Theme: ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’.

2. First state to implement agricultural land leasing policy

  • Uttarakhand has become first state to implement agricultural land leasing policy.
  • Uttarakhand: Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat || Governor: Baby Rani Maurya.

3. India’s first university for transgender community

  • India’s first university for transgender community will be opened in Fazilnagar block of Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Anandiben Patel is an Indian politician and the current Governor of Uttar Pradesh and former Chief Minister of Gujarat.

International News

1. United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) Programme

  • Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has participated in the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) programme at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Theme: ‘Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnerships for Healt’.
  • World AIDS Day: 1 December.
  • Winnie Byanyima is the Executive Director of the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) Programme

2. Carbon Disclosure Project 2019 report

  • India is ranked 5th in Carbon Disclosure Project 2019.
  • The annual report on carbon reduction activities, Carbon Disclosure Project 2019 report was released by the London based global non-profit organization CDP Worldwide Company.
  • The report has ranked countries as per their responsibilities taken by the corporate business towards carbon reduction.
  • Top Three:
  • 1. USA
  • 2. Japan
  • 3. UK

3. Governor of Bank of England

  • Andrew Bailey is named as Bank of England Governor to guide through Brexit.
  • Andrew John Bailey is a British central banker, who was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from April 2013 to July 2016.
  • The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based. Established in 1694 to act as the English Government’s banker, and still one of the bankers for the Government of the United Kingdom, it is the world’s eighth-oldest bank.

4. UN’s International Labour Organization report

  • According to UN’s International Labour Organization report, Global unemployment is projected to increase by around 5 million in 2020.
  • The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards. It was the first specialised agency of the UN.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland || Head: Guy Ryder || Founded: 1919

Business News

1. Vajra Platform by NPCI

  • National Payments Corporation of India has launched a blockchain-technology based payment system ‘Vajra Platform’.
  • NPCI: MD and CEO: Dilip Asbe || Headquarters: Mumbai.

2. Cardless cash withdrawal by ICICI Bank

  • ICICI Bank has rolled out “Cardless Cash Withdrawal” service through ATM with a daily limit of Rs 20000.
  • MD & CEO of ICICI Bank: Sandeep Bakhshi || Headquarters: Mumbai.

3. Head of RBS India

  • Punit Sood has been appointed as the Head of Royal Bank of Scotland India.
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland, commonly abbreviated as RBS, is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, together with NatWest and Ulster Bank.
  • RBS: Headquarters- Edinburgh, UK. || Chief Executive Officer- Alison Rose.

4. m-pesa’s certificate of authorisation is cancelled

  • Vodafone m-pesa’s certificate of authorisation is cancelled by RBI.
  • Vodafone m-pesa cannot transact business of issuance and operation of Prepaid payment Instruments
  • M-Pesa was launched in India as a close partnership with ICICI bank in November 2011. Development for the bank began as early as 2008. Vodafone India had partnered with both ICICI and ICICI bank, ICICI launched M-Pesa on 18 April 2013. Vodafone had planned to roll out this service throughout India.

Sports News

1. Man Mohan Sood passes away

  • Former Indian Cricketer Man Mohan Sood has passed away.
  • Man Mohan Sood was an Indian cricketer. He was born in Lahore, Punjab, and played in one Test in 1960.

3. Cricket Ground for Visually impaired cricketers

  • Visually impaired cricketers will get exclusive Sports Ground in Bengaluru by Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI).
  • The Cricket Association for the Blind in India is the apex body conducting cricket for the blind across India, having inherited responsibility in 2010 from the former Association for Cricket for the Blind in India.
  • President: Mahantessh G.K. || Founded: 2011 || Sport: Blind cricket || Headquarters: Bengaluru

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