Daily GK and Current Affairs 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015

Top current affairs 20 January 2015 updates useful for upcoming banking exams are given below.

National Scene

1. Jal-Kranti varsh 2015-16
Explanation –
Ms Uma Bharati announced that the Year 2015-16 will be celebrated as “Jal Kranti Varsh” across the country. This programme will be celebrated to conserve and save water.

Current Affairs 20 January 2015 – Appointments

2. Pahlaj nihalani was appointed the chairperson of censorboard.

Pahlaj Nihalani at Mother Teresa Award
Explanation –
Following the resignation of Leela Samson from the post of chairperson of censor board 9 other members also resigned. Therefore the board had to be rebuilt. Pahlaj Nihalani was appointed the chief of this newly constituted board for 3 years term.

20 January 2015 current affairs – Business and Banking

3. ICICI bank launched Twitter based money transfer facility.

icici twitter
Explanation –
ICICI Bank, India’s largest private bank, has launched its Twitter based banking services. It will enable customers to transfer money through the micro-blogging Web site. This facility also enables customers to view their account balance, view the recent transactions and recharge mobile pre-paid through Twitter.
To know more read Twitter based money transfer facility by ICICI bank.

4. Twitter buys India based company ZipDial.
Explanation –
It was Twitter’s first acquisition in India. ZipDial is a mobile marketing company based in Bangalore.

International Affairs

5. New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1% ahead of Davos economic summit in Switzerland.

Sports

ab devilliers

6. Ab devilliers smashed the fastest century in one day cricket.
Explanation –
It took him only 16 balls to race to his fifty. This is also the fastest half century in ODI cricket. De Villiers also managed to register the highest strike rate by an individual in an ODI innings (minimum – 10 balls) striking at 338.63.

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