Top Current Affairs of the day: 06 January 2020


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  • Bihar to inaugurate rehabilitation centre for freshwater turtles

    266 days ago
    Bihar's Bhagalpur forest division is to inaugurate a first-of-its-kind rehabilitation centre for freshwater turtles in January 2020.
    Rehabilitation centre for freshwater turtles: ♦ The rehab centre is spread over half a hectare. It will be able to shelter 500 turtles at a time.
    ♦ The aim of the state government is because several turtles were found severely wounded and sick when rescued from smuggles by rescue teams. It is expected that this centre will play a... Read More

    Kochi to host MECOS-3, the global meet on the marine ecosystem

    266 days ago
    Kochi to host the global meet on the marine ecosystem, MECOS-3. The 3rd international symposium on marine ecosystems-challenges and opportunities (MECOS-3) in Kochi from 7-10 January 2020. The meeting will be held at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala. Organized by: MECOS-3 is to be organized by the Marine Biological Association of India. It will be inaugurated by Petri Suuronen, Programme Director, Blue Bioeconomy Natural Resources Institute,... Read More

    India to sign MoU with Russia to procure AK-203 assault rifles

    266 days ago
    The Indian Army is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia for the procurement of over 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles. The rifles are to be manufactured locally by an India-Russia joint venture (JV). The MoU is expected to be signed in a month. MoU provisions: ♦ As per the MoU, about 1 lakh rifles will come directly from Russia and the remaining will be manufactured by the JV in India. ♦ The rifles have been planned to be manufactured by the Indo-Russian Rifles... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

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    Manav Thakkar became world no.1 in ITTF rankings

    266 days ago
    Indian paddler Manav Thakkar topped the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings and became world number 1 in the Under-21 men's singles category. Thakkar became the fourth Indian to achieve the rank after Harmeet Desai, G Sathiyan and Soumyajit Ghosh. He jumped nine places to etch his name in the history books. The 19-year-old Thakkar achieved the rank after claiming the Under-21 men's singles title at the ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open in... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Chandigarh railway station gets navigation facilities for visually impaired

    266 days ago
    Navigation facilities for visually impaired was inaugurated at Chandigarh railway station in Punjab on 5 January 2020. This facility has been introduced by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation through Bengaluru-based NGO Anuprayaas. Chandigarh is the fifth Railway station in the country and first in North India to have this facility. Benefit: This move aims to help visually impaired passengers to know about the passenger amenities at the Chandigarh Railway Station. The... Read More

    Former Karnataka Governor TN Chaturvedi passed away

    266 days ago
    Former Karnataka Governor TN Chaturvedi passed away on 5 January 2020. He was 90 years old.  He was appointed as the 14th Governor of Karnataka in 2002 by the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. TN Chaturvedi: Triloki Nath Chaturvedi was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). After retirement from IAS, Chaturvedi held the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India from 1984 to 1989.
    In 1991, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. He became Governor... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    MHRD has taken steps to transform the education sector

    266 days ago
    The Government has initiated the process of formulating a New Education Policy. The policy aims to meet the changing dynamics of the requirements of the population with regard to quality education, innovation, and research.
    In the year 2019, Dr. K Kasturirangan Committee submitted the Draft National Education Policy to the ministry. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) took a leap forward in transforming the education sector with the motto of Education for All and Quality... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    KVIC opened the first Silk processing plant in Gujarat

    266 days ago
    Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has opened its first Silk processing plant in Gujarat. The aim is to boost the production of signature Patola Saree and create livelihoods for women. KVIC aims to promote Indian Crafts and Culture.
    Patola: Patola is the trademark Saree of Gujarat. It is one of the most eminent symbols of Indian Craftsmanship. It is priced very high and is out of reach of common women. The raw material is purchased from Karnataka or West Bengal, where the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    MEA sets up NEXT division to new and emerging technologies

    266 days ago
    The Ministry of External Affairs has announced that it is to set up a new division on New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST). It was announced by the Foreign Minister S Jalshankar. The move is a bid to deal with emerging security implications arising due to the emergence of new technologies like 5G and artificial intelligence (AI).
    The move comes after the government approved all the telecom equipment makers, including Chinese Huawei, to participate in the 5G trials. NEST: NEST... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Saurabh Chaudhary won gold at the 63rd National Shooting Championship

    266 days ago
    The 17-year-old ace shooter from Uttar Pradesh Saurabh Chaudhary has won the men's 10 metres air pistol gold at the 63rd National Shooting Championship in Bhopal on 4 January 2020. Chaudhary shot a 246.4 to finish on top. Sarabjot Singh of Haryana secured second and scored 243.9 and Abhishek Verma won bronze in a high-quality final.
    Results: 10m air pistol: Men: 1. Saurabh Chaudhary 246.4  2. Sarabjot Singh 243.9 3. Abhishek Verma 221.1 Team:  1. Haryana 1734 2. Army... Read More

    DefExpo India-2020 to be held from 5-8 February 2020 in Lucknow

    266 days ago
    The 11th biennial edition of DefExpo India- 2020 is to be held from 5-8 February 2020 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The preparations were reviewed by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 5 January 2020. It is expected to be the largest exhibition for the world's defence companies to display their land, sea and air capabilities at a single exhibition. Defence Expo- 2020: Defence Expo- 2020 will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The theme of the expo is India: The Emerging... Read More
    Category: Defence

    India ranked 34th in TTCI of WEF

    266 days ago
    India has ranked 34th in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) of the World Economic Forum for the year 2019. In 2013, India ranked 65th. WEF analyzed 139 countries and scored each according to three sub-indices:  ♦ Regulatory Framework ♦ Business Environment and Infrastructure ♦ Human, Cultural, and Natural Resources These sub-indices are, in turn, composed of 14 pillars of Travel and Tourism Competitiveness. The Ministry of Tourism reported that... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    Yoga Science meet was organized in Bengaluru

    266 days ago
    The Yoga Science meet was organized as part of the ongoing 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) in Bengaluru on 5 January 2020. The meet was addressed by the head of SVYASA Yoga deemed University Dr. HR Nagendra. Highlights: ♦ The participants discussed the benefits of yoga.
    ♦ They also shared ideas and views on Yoga research. ♦ The meeting discussed that meditation and yoga can compose the human body and mind and give relief from any anxiety and stress.
    107th... Read More

    UJALA scheme marked the fifth anniversary on 5 January

    266 days ago
    Government's flagship programme Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and LED Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), marked its fifth anniversary on 5 January 2020. The schemes are being implemented and monitored by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Power Ministry. UJALA: UJALA initiative was launched on 5 January 2015 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Under the scheme around 36.13 crore LED bulbs have been distributed across... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Govt. announced first Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman

    266 days ago
    The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has announced its first Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman. The award will be conferred by the Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on 7 January 2020.
    The award aims to acknowledge the positive role and responsibility of media in disseminating the outreach of Yoga in India and abroad.
    Award categories: The award to be conferred on Media Houses would be given under the following... Read More

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