Daily Current Affairs 26 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 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 26 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Chief Guest on India’s 71st Republic Day celebrations

  • Brazilian President J. M. Bolsonaro has been invited as the Chief Guest on India’s 71st Republic Day celebrations
  • Brazil Capital: Brasilia || Currency: Brazilian real.

2. International Kolkata Book Fair

  • The 44th edition of International Kolkata Book Fair has started.
  • Russia is the focal theme country.
  • Jagdeep Dhankhar is the governor of West Bengal.

3. National Girl Child Day

  • National Girl Child Day is celebrated by India every year on 24th January.
  • Aim: To spread awareness about the rights of a girl child.

4. Geological Survey of India (GSI) wth Indian Navy

  • Indian Navy has signed an MoU with the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for sharing seabed sediments data, products and expertise regarding naval application in meteorology and oceanography.
  • Geological Survey of India GSI: Founded– 1851 || Headquarter– Kolkata

International News

1. Greece’s first female president

  • Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected as the first female president of Greece.
  • Capital of Greece: Athens || Currency of Greece: Euro.

2. International Day of Education

  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
  • Theme: ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’.

3. Democracy Index 2019

  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released the 12th edition of ‘Democracy Index 2019’.
  • Norway topped the Index.
  • North Korea was placed at the bottom of the Index.
  • India has been placed at 51st position among 167 countries in the 12th edition of ‘Democracy Index 2019’ and was included in flawed democracy.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit is a British business within the Economist Group providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry reports.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit: Headquarters location: London || Parent organization: Economist Group || Founded: 1946

4. ‘Ghaznavi’ missile

  • Pakistan successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ‘Ghaznavi’ surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
  • Pakistan : Prime minister: Imran Khan || Capital: Islamabad || Currency: Pakistani rupee || President: ArifAlvi

Business News

1. First Telecom to launch UPI Payments Feature

  • Reliance Jio has become the first telecom operator to facilitate UPI payments feature through its platform ‘MyJio App’.
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited is an Indian telecommunications company and wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It operates a national LTE network with coverage across all 22 telecom circles.

2. ‘Women with Wheels’ Taxi Services

  • ‘Women with Wheels’ Taxi Services will be only available for the female commuters and will be driven by women drivers only.
  • It has been launched at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
  • It is an initiative by ‘Sakha cabs’.

3. Robot ‘Vyomamitra’

  • ISRO will send robot ‘Vyomamitra’ in unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft ahead of human spaceflight.
  • The robot was the centre of attraction at the inaugural session of the ‘Human Spaceflight and Exploration – Present Challenges and Future Trends’ in Bengaluru.
  • ISRO Director: K. Sivan || Headquarters: Bengaluru || Established: 1969.

4. Investment limit for FPIs in Government and Corporate Bonds

  • RBI has increased the investment limit for Foreign Portfolio Investors from 20% to 30% in Government and Corporate Bonds.
  • A foreign portfolio investment is a grouping of assets such as stocks, bonds, and cash equivalents. Portfolio investments are held directly by an investor or managed by financial professionals.

Sports News

1. Khelo India Youth Games 2020

  • Maharashtra has topped the medal tally of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 with 256 medals including 78 Golds.
  • Shivangi Sharma won five gold and two silver medals and became the most successful female player of the tournament.

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