Daily Current Affairs 27 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27 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 27 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Harit Ratna Award 2019

  • N Kumar has been conferred ‘Harit Ratna Award 2019’ by the All India Agricultural Students Association.
  • N Kumar is the Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • He was awarded for dissemination of Rs 30-crore entrepreneurship project in agri-business and for motivating students to the agriculture sector in the State.

2. Procurement of Indigenous Equipment

  • Defence Acquisition Council has approved the procurement of Indigenous Equipment valued at Rs 5100 crore.
  • These indigenous equipment have been designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army.
  • 28th Chief of Army Staff: General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

3. India’s first e-waste clinic

  • India’s first e-waste clinic has opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The e-waste clinic is jointly set up by the Central Pollution Control Board-CPCB and Bhopal Municipal Corporation-BMC.

4. Bharat Parv 2020

  • ‘Bharat Parv 2020’ Festival has started at Red Fort to celebrate spirit of India.
  • Theme: ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ || ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’

International News

1. Chairmanship of FEMBoSA for 2020

  • The Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora assumes the Chairmanship of The Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for 2020.
  • He took the chairmanship from KM Nurul Huda who is the present Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh.

2. Election Commission of India to ink agreement with EC of Tunisia and Papua New Guinea

  • Election Commission of India has received cabinets approval to draft agreement with Election Commission of Tunisia and Papua New Guinea.
  • Papua New Guinea: Capital: Port Moresby || Currency: Papua New Guinean kina || Continent: Oceania
  • Tunisia: Capital: Tunis || Currency: Tunisian dinar

3. International Summit on Women in STEM

  • India hosted the International Summit on Women in STEM ‘Visualizing the Future: New Skylines’ at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • It is organized by Department of Biotechnology.
  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, previously Science, Math, Engineering and Technology, is a term used to group together these academic disciplines.

4. Chairmanship of Group of 77

  • Guyana has taken over the chairmanship of G77 from Palestine will be formally elected chair at the annual G77 ministerial meeting.
  • The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a coalition of 135 developing nations, designed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations.

Business News

1. Maharashtra Government with World Bank

  • Maharashtra Government and World Bank have signed USD 210 million loan agreement for Maharashtra Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project.
  • President of World Bank: David R. Malpass || Headquarter: Washington DC.

2. Top 100 Of Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings

  • 1. Harvard Business School
  • 2. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton
  • 3. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Four Indian B-Schools are in the top 100 of Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings.
  • IIM Bangalore’s one-year full-time MBA programme, the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), has claimed the 27th spot in the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Rankings 2020.
  • Indian School of Business (28)
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (42)
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (61)

3. National Data and Analytics Platform

  • Niti Aayog will develop ‘National Data and Analytics Platform’ (NDAP) to make all government data accessible to stakeholders in a user-friendly manner.
  • Niti Aayog : Formed: 1st January 2015 || Headquarters: New Delhi || Narendra Modi, (Chairperson) || Rajiv Kumar, (Vice Chairperson) || Amitabh Kant, (CEO)

4. Chat-bot ‘Ask Lakshmi’

  • City Union Bank has introduced its multilingual interactive voice-based Chat-bot ‘Ask Lakshmi’ in all-in-one mobile app.
  • City Union Bank: Headquarters: Kumbakonam || CEO: N. Kamakodi || Tagline :Trust and Excellence since 1904

Sports News

1. Rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal

  • Ban over Rower Dattu Bhokanal is lifted by Rowing Federation of India.
  • He was suspended in March, 2019 from the game by the Rowing Federation of India for the period of 2 years has been allowed to prepare for the Olympic qualification Regatta to be held in April 2020 at South Korea.

2. Suspension on Archery Association of India

  • The World Archery has lifted the suspension on Archery Association of India.
  • It has allowed the Indian Archers to represent India in the upcoming International tournaments.
  • The World Archery Federation is the governing body of the sport of archery. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is composed of 156 national federations and other archery associations, and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
  • President: UğurErdener
  • Headquarters location: Lausanne, Switzerland

3. Kobe Bryant passes away

  • National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant passed away.
  • Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships.

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