Current Affairs : 02-01-2020 in English

Economy

  • The central government decided that the digital transactions using RuPay or UPI would not face additional charges from – 1 January 2020.

International 

  • First position in the HexGn’s "Global Top 10 Cities for Start-up Funding" for 2020 - San Francisco Bay Area (USA).
  • UK Prince William announced "the most prestigious environment prize in history", called - Earthshot Prize (five people every year over the next decade).

National

  • Indian cities in the HexGn’s "Global Top 10 Cities for Start-up Funding" for 2020 - Delhi NCR (6th) and Bengaluru (10th).
  • E-commerce company which has signed a MoU with the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry's Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to help small businesses - Flipkart.
  • Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a National Infrastructure Pipeline coordination mechanism with an investment plan worth Rs. 102 trillion in the next - five years (till 2024-25).
  • The Finance Ministry extended the 'Sabka Vishwas Scheme', a dispute resolution-cum-amnesty scheme for settling pending disputes of service tax and central excise, by - 15 days (till January 15).

Persons in News

  • Reappointed Chairman of Railway Board - Vinod Kumar Yadav.
  • New Chairman and Managing director of Hindustan Copper Limited - Arun Kumar Shukla.
  • New interim managing director & CEO of Lakshmi Vilas Bank - S Sundar.
  • First and youngest tribal woman in the world to set foot on the six tallest mountain peaks across six continents - Malavath Poorna (Telangana).

Sports

  • Indians selected in Wisden’s T20 International team of the decade - Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah.
  • Captain of Wisden’s T20 International team of the decade - Aaron Finch (Australia).

General Knowledge

  • Hindustan Copper Limited was founded in – 1967 (09 November).
  • Indian Railway was founded in – 1845 (08 May).
  • Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) was launched in – 2013 (24th September).
  • UPI - Unified Payments Interface.

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