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Daily Current Affairs 28 January 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28 January 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28 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 28 January 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Top State in Vegetable Production

  • West Bengal has emerged as the top State in vegetable production in 2018-19 replacing Uttar Pradesh.
  • Andhra Pradesh has emerged as the top State in fruit production in 2018-19

2. India’s First War Memorial for Animals

  • India’s First War Memorial for Animals for service animals including dogs, horses and mules, will come up in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The memorial is to be similar to the National Warn Memorial in Delhi.

3. Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020

  • Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar is awarded for the commendable work in Disaster Management.
  • Winner for 2020:
  • 1. Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre, Uttarakhand
  • 2. Kumar Munnan Singh

4. National Tourism Day

  • India’s National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25.
  • It was established by the Indian government to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country’s economy.
  • United Nations World Tourism Day is observed on September 27.

International News

1. Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020

  • India has ranked at 72nd rank in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).
  • Top Three:
  • 1. Switzerland
  • 2. USA
  • 3. Singapore
  • The 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) is compiled by INSEAD in collaboration with human resource firm Addeco and Google

2. Corruption Perception Index 2020

  • India has been ranked at the 80th position among 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2020 prepared by Transparency International.
  • Denmark and New Zealand have ranked the top spot.
  • 2. Finland
  • 3. Singapore
  • Neighbouring Pakistan is ranked at the 120th place.

3. International Customs Day

  • International Customs Day is instituted by the World Customs Organization (WCO), is held on January 26.
  • Theme: ‘Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet’.
  • The World Customs Organization is an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Headquarters location: Brussels, Belgium || Secretary General: Kunio Mikuriya || Founded: 26 January 1952

4. International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.
  • It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
  • Theme: ’75 years after Auschwitz – Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice’

Business News

1. Google with Airtel

  • Google has partnered with Airtel to offer G-Suite to small, medium businesses as part of its integrated information and communication technology portfolio.
  • G Suite is a suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google Cloud, first launched on August 28, 2006 as Google Apps for Your Domain.

2. DLF DownTown in Chennai

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  • Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami laid the foundation for DLF ‘DownTown’ in Chennai.
  • The DLF DownTown is a joint venture of the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) and DLF, for housing information technology (IT) firms under one roof.
  • DLF Limited is Gurgaon based commercial real estate developer. It was founded by Chaudhary Raghvendra Singh in 1946 and is based in New Delhi, India.

3. SoftBank India Head

  • SoftBank has appointed Manoj Kohli as India Head.
  • SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Tokyo.
  • CEO: Masayoshi Son || Owner: Masayoshi Son || Founder: Masayoshi Son

4. PhonePe launches Digital ATM

  • PhonePe has launched Digital ATM for its users can withdraw cash from merchant shops.
  • PhonePe Private Limited, d/b/a PhonePe, is an Indian e-commerce payment system and digital wallet company headquartered in Bangalore, India. It was founded in December 2015, by Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari. PhonePe app went live in August 2016 and was the first payment app built on Unified Payments Interface.
  • Parent organization: Flipkart || Founded: December 2015 || Headquarters location: Bengaluru || CEO: Sameer Nigam || Founders: Sameer Nigam, Burzin Engineer, Rahul Chari

Sports News

1. India’s Deputy Chef de Mission for Tokyo Olympics

  • Indian Olympic Association has appointed Prem Chand Verma as the Deputy Chef de Mission of India for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • The Indian Olympic Association is the body responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at the Olympic Games, Asian Games and other international athletic meets and for managing the Indian teams at these events.
  • President: Dr.Narinder Dhruv Batra || Founded: 1927 || Secretary General: Rajeev Mehta || Recognized: 1924 || Founders: Harry Buck, Arthur Noehren

2. Indoor Cricket World Cup

  • Australia will host the 11th edition of Indoor Cricket World Cup in October 2020.
  • Australia are already hosting Women’s and Men’s T20 World Cups this year.

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