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Today’s News Headlines for 28 January 2020 | Top Current Affairs of the day

28 January 2020 Current Affairs: Hello viewers!!! Are you preparing for any Government Recruitment exams? If your answer is yes then you have reached the correct destination. It is very important to have familiarity with the happenings around the world. Current Affairs is an important and common syllabus for all the competitive exams. Here we are presenting all the important 28 January 2020 Current Affairs. So, the applicants can make use of these top Current affairs and practice daily current affairs quiz questions. Today’s Current affairs 28 January 2020 contains top news, National & International major issues, Important events throughout the world. Let’s have a look into Daily latest 28 January 2020 current affairs news.

28 January 2020 Current Affairs

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Coronavirus: WHO increases the risk from moderate to high globally

  • The World Health Organization arrived in China on 27 January 2020 to discuss ways in which the Corona Virus is spreading.
  • The death toll is spreading because of the virus. The death toll arising from the outbreak has reached 106, and so far about 4,000 people have been infected.
  • Earlier the WHO had reported that virus spread is moderate. However, now its risk status for the virus has changed as “high.”
  • The virus spread to France, China, Canada, the United States, Japan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.
  • In India, there has been a quarantined Indian medical student (Rajasthan) who recently traveled from China.
  • Many countries such as the US, Canada, India, and France cautioned against traveling to China.

Online web portal ‘GATI’, Launched by Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari 

  • The online web portal ‘ GATI’ was launched by Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari recently.
  • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has designed it after taking inspiration from the PRAGATI platform of PMO.
  • A team of NHAI officials will monitor the site. The concerns raised on this page will receive immediate action.
  • Also, the minister recently said that the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway project will be completed in three years.
  • The schemes cost is 3.10 lakh crores. Delhi-Mumbai Expressway’s work will be done in 51 packages while already 18 packages have begun their assigned work.
  • Delhi-Mumbai is to be the country’s longest expressway.
  • The expressway’s length will be 1,320 km. So, GATI is on 28 January 2020 Current affairs.

The Concern Data Privacy Problem Without a Structural Framework

  • The Indian Data Protection Act 2019, which aims to help people enforce their privacy rights, needs a proper institutional basis.
  • Otherwise, the stakes will be on personal data from millions of users in the world by industry-leading experts said Monday.
  • As the world celebrates Data Privacy Day on 28 January 2020, the draft Bill has already called for clarity from specialists and leading industry bodies in several fields of risk.
  • Under the chairmanship of New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has set up for examination and report.
  • Even though the Indian Data Protection Act seeks to play an essential role in managing the rapidly data-driven environment without a formal data privacy structure.
  • A study by the Indian Internet and Mobile Association (IAMAI) claimed that the bill categorizes data as Personal Data, Sensitive Personal Information, and Essential Personal Data, but the industry needs clarification as to which information falls under which heading and is therefore not prepared to take the necessary precautionary measures.

India’s First underwater Metro to be started in March 2022 in Kolkata

  • The first underwater Metro project is being constructed in the Hooghly river and is expected on a budget of 2.8 million USD from the Indian Railways.
  • The Hooghly Metro is one of the country’s oldest subways. It was launched in the year 1984.
  • The proposed underwater tunnel will hold 20% of the city’s population and in less than a minute will cross the river. Although infrastructural innovations are exponentially increasing, it is important to monitor their environmental impacts.
  • The Earth will hold 75% more infrastructure by 2050 than it does today, according to World Wide Funds.
  • Studying their environmental impacts and taking necessary alternative actions to protect the environment is therefore important.
  • So, Indias first Underwater Metro has made a place on 28 January 2020 Current Affairs.

Bureaucrat B Anand Signed to Secretary of National Commission for Minorities

  • Present additional Secretary and financial advisor, the department of science and Technology senior Bureaucrat B Anand was appointed Secretary of National Commission for Minorities by personnel Ministry order.
  • He also taking charges as the financial advisor for biotechnology and earth science.
  • He is from Tamil Nadu 1987 IAS batch officer. His batchmate Sanjay Kumar Singh was newly appointed to the additional secretary, department of agricultural research & education and secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  • He is currently working as a ministry of Panchayati Raj.
  • The new director-general(training) Neelam Shammi Rao appointed to the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship.
  • She is also working in Madhya Pradesh from the 1992 IAS batch officer.

India Celebrates 155th Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

  • One of India’s most famed freedom fighters Lala Lajpat Rai’s 155th birth anniversary is celebrated on the 28th of January 2020.
  • He had also been named as the ‘Punjab Kesari’ and ‘Lion of Punjab’ for his great ideology of nationalism and patriotism.
  • He was born on 28 January 1865 in Dhudike, Punjab in a Jain family.
  • Lala Lajpat Rai along with Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal strengthened Swadeshi Movement.
  • He had also been an active participant of the Indian Nationalist Movement, Indian Independence Movements, and Hindu Reform Movements.
  • He also played a major role in the protests against Simon’s commission.
  • Lala Lajpat Rai also initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank, Hisar Bar Council, Hisar Arya Samaj, Hisar Congress, and National DAV Managing Committee.
  • He has been an inspirational nationalist and freedom fighter leaving a legacy of nationalism, unity, and strength.

Govt took the law of citizenship to correct historical injustice | PM Modi rallying at NCC

  • On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government had introduced the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). It is to rectify “historical injustice” and fulfill the “existing pledge” made by the BJP to religious minorities residing in adjacent countries.
  • The PM, who spoke at the annual National Cadet Corps (NCC) protest, said the new government was trying to address the country’s decades-old problems.
  • He said the previous governments had treated the issue as a question of law and order.
  • The act allows citizenship for Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Christians in Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
  • Pakistan who allegedly fled religious persecution and returned to India on or before 31 December 2014.
  • Through their respective state legislatures, four state governments–West Bengal, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala –have already adopted resolutions against CAA.
  • “Some time ago, an announcement was placed out by the Pakistan Army. It was an ad for the staff to clean up. It said the position could only be applied for by non-Muslims. For these Dalits and other communities that implies, ” the PM said.

West Bengal is the Fourth State that passes anti-CAA resolution on January 27, 2020

  • The fourth state to pass anti-CAA resolution is West Bengal on January 27, 2020. The law is against the constitution and humanity stated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
  • Both Congress and CPI(M) led-Left Front parties gave support to the resolution, and the BJP party is opposed to it.
  • Previously the state assembly has passed a similar resolution in September 2019. Four states have passed resolutions, including West Bengal demanding the rollback of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
  • The other three states are Kerala, Rajasthan, and Punjab. In these Kerala was the first state, Punjab became the second state, and Rajasthan is the third state that passes the anti-CAA resolution act.
  • So, West Bengal is on our 28 January 2020 Current Affairs

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