Top Current Affairs of the day: 07 January 2020

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Last Updated: Jan 07,2020 18:39 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 07 January 2020
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  • NPCI launched the Vajra Platform for a fast and secure platform

    82 days ago
    The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched the Vajra Platform to make payments fast and secure. The platform is based on blockchain technology. Aim: The main objective of the Vajra Platform is to provide automated clearing and settlement of payments and drastically reduce the need for manual reconciliation.
    Features: ♦ Vajra Platform uses distributed ledger technology (DLT) ♦ The platform uses a permissions model in order to ensure that only approved... Read More


    Arun Kumar Sahu to be the next High Commissioner of India to Dominica

    82 days ago
    IFS officer Arun Kumar Sahu is appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the mountainous Caribbean island of Dominica. He will be residing in Port of Spain. The appointment was approved by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Currently, Arun Kumar Sahu is serving as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Arun Kumar Sahu: Arun Kumar Sahu is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of batch 1996. He is an alumnus of Ravenshaw University in Cuttack... Read More


    Punjab approves Rs.650 crore for the rejuvenation of Budah Nallah

    82 days ago
    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved Rs.650 crore for the rejuvenation of highly polluting Budah Nallah at Ludhiana. The state government has directed the local government department to ensure the timely completion of the project, within two years. Out of the total approved amount Rs.342 crore will be contributed by the state government, Rs.208 crore will be contributed by the government of India and Rs.100 crore by the private operator.
    Project Implementation: In... Read More
    Category: Environment

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    Two ships of the Royal Navy of Oman ships arrived in Goa

    82 days ago
    Two ships of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) arrived at Mormugao Port, Goa on 5 January 2020 to participate in the Naseem-Al-Bahr exercise. The 12th edition of the Indo-Oman bilateral naval exercise Naseem-Al-Bahr aims to deepen the maritime relationship between India and Oman.
    Exercise Naseem-Al-Bahr: ♦ RNOV Al Rasikh and RNOV Khassab from the Oman side and Indian Navy ships Beas and Subhadra from the Indian side will be participating in the event. ♦ The harbour phase of the... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon passed away

    82 days ago
    Former Western Army Commander Lieutenant general Prem Nath Hoon passed away on 6 January 2020. He was 90 years old. Lt Gen Hoon was admitted to Command Hospital, Chandimandir, Panchkula due to illness.
    Lieutenant general Prem Nath Hoon: Prem Nath was born in Abbottabad, pre-partition India on 4 October 1929. Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon started his career in the Indian Army and led Operation Meghdoot, the code-name for the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier in the... Read More


    Andhra Pradesh government launched the Dr. YSR Aarogyasri scheme

    82 days ago
    Andhra Pradesh state government launched the Dr. YSR Aarogyasri scheme. It was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at Eluru in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. This is the second welfare scheme that the government has launched in 2020 Aim: The scheme aims to provide free medical treatment to the poor. The services will be extended to each district from April 2020 onwards.
    Dr. YSR Aarogyasri scheme: ♦ YSR Aarogyasri scheme will benefit... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Zoran Milanovic won Croatias presidential election

    82 days ago
    Zoran Milanovic won Croatia's presidential election. He Croatia's center-left former prime minister. He defeated center-right incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in a second-round vote. The presidential election was held on 22 December 2019. He belongs to the Social Democrats (SDP). Milanovic won 52.7% of the vote and Grabar-Kitarovic of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) won 47.3%. Croatia: Prime Minister: Andrej Plenkovic Capital city: Zagreb Official languages:... Read More
    Category: International


    Third edition of Sukanya project began in West Bengal

    82 days ago
    Kolkata Police has started the third edition of the Sukanya project on 6 January 2020. The project aims to provide girls studying in schools and colleges in the city with self-defence training.
    Sukanya project: ♦ The third batch of the project started at 100 city-based schools and colleges situated in Kolkata Police jurisdiction.
    ♦ Girl students from classes VIII, IX, XI and girls studying in the first year at educational institutions will be trained under the... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Iran fully withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal

    82 days ago
    Iran has announced its total withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which is commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. The exit of Iran comes after the U.S. targeted strike that killed Iran's Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on 3 January 2020. Iran announced that it will no longer commit to any limits on the level of uranium enrichment, a stockpile of nuclear fuel and also nuclear research and development. Iran nuclear deal: Iran agreed to a... Read More
    Category: International


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    RBI revised its framework for UCBs

    82 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised its Supervisory Action Framework (SAF) for urban co-operative banks (UCBs). The move is to expedite the resolution of UCBs experiencing financial stress. The revised framework released by the RBI on 6 January 2020. It stipulates the thresholds for various parameters that could trigger corrective action by the UCBs or a supervisory action by RBI.
    Reason: The move comes after the scam in Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank that caused... Read More


    Piyush Goyal inaugurated NSE Knowledge Hub in New Delhi

    82 days ago
    Commerce and Industry & Railways Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub in New Delhi on 6 January 2020. The hub will provide an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered learning ecosystem which will assist the Banking, Financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector.   NSE Knowledge Hub: ♦ The new AI hub created by NSE is expected to fill in the gaps of the fintech hub and help the financial sector to move into the future. ♦ It... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Pune to host the 5th edition of Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference

    82 days ago
    Pune is to host the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5). The biennial conference is hosted for the first time in India. It is hosted from 6-10 January 2020. Organized by: APDRC5, one of the largest meetings of Drosophila researchers, is organized by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).
    Aim: APDRC5 aims to promote the interaction of Drosophila researchers in the Asia-Pacific region with their peers across the... Read More


    Jai Ram Thakur launched MyGov portal, CM app

    82 days ago
    Himachal State government unveiled the Himachal MyGov portal on 6 January 2020. The portal was launched by the Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. This is expected to strengthen public participation in the Governance process. He also launched the CM App on the occasion. With this launch, the State has become 11th State to have this facility.
    MyGov portal: ♦ MyGov portal is a platform that aims to provide partnership between Citizens and State/Central Government with the help... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    CISF to observe 2020 as the Year of mobility

    82 days ago
    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has announced that it is to observe 2020 as the Year of mobility. This year will have a special focus on the creation of more residential units and the implementation of various welfare measures for the troops. The observation of the year was announced by the CISF Director General (DG) Rajesh Ranjan on the occasion of the new year. The observation will take all measures for the welfare of troops and their families. CISF in 2020 will focus to create... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Govt. rolls out the 2nd phase of IMI 2.0 in Uttar Pradesh

    82 days ago
    The second phase of Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 was rolled out at block level in 35 districts of Uttar Pradesh on 6 January 2020. It will cover 425 blocks of 73 districts of the Uttar Pradesh state.
    Aim: The drive aims to prevent 8 diseases under the mission. The scheme ensures the children under the age of 2 years and pregnant women are immunized against eight vaccine-preventable diseases. Second phase in UP: ♦ Under the program the government has planned to provide... Read More


    Mizoram government to organize Zo Festival from 9 Jan

    82 days ago
    The Mizoram state government is organizing the Zo Festival from 9 January 2020. The festival is a part of the State's endeavour to unify different tribes of Mizo. The Festival will be organized under the banner Zo Kutpui in at least 10 different cities across the globe.
    Aim: The aim of the celebration of the Zo Festival is to reunify and strengthen the brotherhood among different tribes of Mizo.
    Zo Festival: ♦ The first festival will be held at Vanghmun, a hub town of... Read More
    Category: Festivals


    Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as an advisor to the Lt Governor of JK

    82 days ago
    IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar has been appointed as an advisor to the Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He recently retired as the Director-General (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The position in the paramilitary force remained vacant for nearly two months after the retirement of K Durga Prasad on 28 February 2019. The role of the Advisor includes assisting the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir in the effective discharge of his functions. The... Read More


    ISRO proposes to set up Human Space Flight Centre in Challakere

    82 days ago
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed a Rs.2,700 crore master plan to create a top infrastructure that will house its young Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC). The HSFC was formally announced in January 2019. It currently works from a temporary place at the ISRO headquarters, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
    HSFC: ISRO has announced to set up India's world-class facility for training astronauts in three years at Challakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The... Read More


    India extends LOC to Cuba for financing solar parks

    82 days ago
    India has extended a line of credit (LOC) of $75 million to Cuba for financing solar parks. The announced was made by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The move comes following the agreement signed between Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) and Banco Exterior De Cuba on 16 July 2019 that came into effect from 12 December 2019.
    Banco Exterior De Cuba is a nominated agency of the Cuban government. The agreement was signed for the purpose of financing the installation of 75 MW... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Sucheta Satish won the 2020 Global Child Prodigy Awards

    82 days ago
    Dubai-based Indian girl Sucheta Satish, who can sing in 120 languages, won the Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020. The 13-year-old known is as the Dubai Indian High School's nightingale. Along with Sucheta Satish, 100 other Global Child prodigies across the world were honoured at the award ceremony in different categories. The award recognized her twin world records for singing in most languages during one concert and the longest live singing concert by a child. She had set as a 12-year-old... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


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