Top Current Affairs of the day: 09 January 2020

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  • Kerala State Youth Commission to conduct Adalat for the LGBT community

    263 days ago
    The Kerala State Youth Commission has scheduled a state-level Adalat to be held at Thiruvananthapuram. It aims to encourage the transgender community to open up about various issues faced by them and for speedy grievance redressal.
    Adalat: ♦ This is the first time such an event is organized in the State. ♦ Adalat is exclusively for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community ♦ It will provide a platform for the transgender community to air their... Read More


    Government to set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts

    263 days ago
    The Central Government has started a Scheme to set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) across the country. FTSCs will be formed based on the pendency of subject cases obtained from various High Courts, which is 1,66,882 numbers as on 31 March 2018, for time-bound trial and disposal of pending cases related to rape and POCSO Act. Earlier, the Supreme Court of India said out of 1023 FTSCs, 389 Courts have been proposed to be set up exclusively for POCSO Act related cases in Districts where... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Visakhapatnam to host naval event MILAN

    263 days ago
    Visakhapatnam, the City of Destiny is to host MILAN 2020. The International Naval event has been scheduled to be held in March 2020. Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, Chief of Staff ENC reviewed the preparations at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 7 January 2020. The review meeting included site visits of the venues by the Nodal officers from the Navy and the stakeholder organizations that participate in the event. MILAN 2020: MILAN 2020 is a multilateral naval exercise. The main objective of the... Read More
    Category: Defence

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    The 8th edition of Odisha MSME International Trade Fair began

    263 days ago
    The 8th edition of Odisha Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) International Trade Fair 2020 began in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated.
    Organized by: The trade fair is being organized by the MSME department of the state through Directorate of Export Promotion and Marketing, Directorate Industries, and Odisha Small Industries Corporation in association with the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Federation of Indian... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Scientists developed a viable scientific method to cultivate Indian Pompano fish in ponds

    263 days ago
    For the first time in India, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed a viable scientific method to cultivate Indian Pompano fish in ponds. Pompanos are marine fishes. The Indian government began the scientific study on Pompano in 2014.
    Research highlights: ♦ The method will be of an alternative to shrimp. The funding was provided by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB). With this, it will now be officially cultivated in ponds of... Read More


    Cabinet apprised of information about amendments to the 2019 Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill

    263 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi apprised of information about the amendments moved to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as passed by the Rajya Sabha. Provision: The amendments made to the Bill will ensure concurrence of the State Governments while formulating National Transport Policy and making schemes for national, multimodal and inter-state transportation of goods and passengers by the Central Government. History: The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India, France agreement on ratification of Migration and Mobility Partnership get approval

    263 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi approved the ratification of the Migration and Mobility Partnership agreement signed between India and France. The agreement was signed in March 2018 during the State Visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron to India. Agreement provisions: ♦ The Agreement represents a major milestone to enhance people-to-people contacts and strengthen cooperation on issues related to irregular migration and human trafficking between the two... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after 2 decades

    263 days ago
    Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics officially. He ended a wait spanning two decades. International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) issued the latest rankings that included all results between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. Mirza's qualification to enter the Tokyo Games was confirmed in the issue. The riders competed the 4-star level tournaments to qualify for the Olympics.
    Previously, Imtiaz Anees in 2000 Sydney and Late... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Manmad and Bhusawal stations gets AI-backed Facial recognition technology

    263 days ago
    Bengaluru's Manmad and Bhusawal stations were installed with the Facial recognition technology backed by artificial intelligence (AI) as test cases to identify and nab criminals.
    Aim: The main objective of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is to link the facial recognition system with existing databases such as the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and systems. It will also identify criminals who roam in the railway stations.
    AI-backed Facial recognition... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Harshvardhan Sadgir won the 2020 Maharashtra Kesari title

    263 days ago
    Indian wrestler Harshvardhan Sadgir won the Maharashtra Kesari title in the 63rd wrestling event at Balewadi near Pune on 7 January 2020. He defeated his opponent Shailesh Shelek of Latur to claim the title.
    63rd wrestling event: Maharashtra Kesari wrestling competition is organized by Maharashtra State Wrestling Association. The first edition of the event was held in 1961. The 63rd edition of Maharashtra Kesari Kusti 2020 began on 3 January 2020 at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex... Read More


    World's highest railway bridge to be built by 2021 December

    263 days ago
    The government has set a fresh deadline for the completion of the world's highest railway bridge that connects Kashmir to the rest of India by December 2021. It is the most challenging project in the post-independent history of the Indian Railways. Aim: The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project is important in order to provide an alternative and reliable transportation system to Jammu and Kashmir. It will connect Kashmir Valley to the Indian Railways.  network. This project... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Titanic wave of star-forming gases spotted in Milky Way

    263 days ago
    Scientists from Harvard University have discovered a titanic wave of star-forming gases practically in the Milky way on 7 January 2020. The astronomers reported that the massive structures are located in the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arm closest to Earth.
    New star: ♦ The researchers were building a 3-D map of the Milky Way galaxy's interstellar matter using a star census gathered by Europe's Gaia spacecraft.
    ♦ The star-forming gases have been spotted as a... Read More


    Panel approved 150 private trains on 100 routes

    263 days ago
    A panel, set up by Union Minister Piyush Goyal approved to 150 private trains on 100 routes.
    Railway Board chairman VK Yadav flagged off private trains in the Centre's 100 days' agenda. The route includes Mumbai-Delhi and Howrah- Delhi sectors, which will compete with Rajdhani. Also, as an experiment two Tejas trains have been handed over for running by Railways-controlled IRCTC on the Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad routes with the private sector.
    Why are the trains... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    EU records 2019 as the 2nd hottest year

    263 days ago
    Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported that 2019 was the second hottest year on record and ended the hottest decade in history.
    Report Highlights: ♦ C3S's data showed that worldwide temperatures in 2019 were second only to 2016.
    ♦ It also stated that the temperatures were boosted by an exceptionally strong El Nino natural weather event to 0.12 degrees Celsius. ♦ It said that the average temperature in 2019 was only a few hundredths of a degree below... Read More
    Category: Environment


    CM Thackeray to inaugurate 2020 Advantage Maharashtra Expo

    263 days ago
    Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is to inaugurate Advantage Maharashtra Expo 2020 on 9 January 2020. The event will be held fro 9-12 January Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. The valedictory function will be attended by the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Organized by: The four-day event of the industrial exhibition is organized by the Marathwada Association of Small Scale Industries and Agriculture (MASSIA) in association with the Maharashtra State Government, Maharashtra Tourism Development... Read More


    Cabinet approves to confer National Importance status to Gujarat Ayurveda University campus

    263 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi approved to confer the Institution of National Importance status to the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar. It will be given the status by conglomerating Ayurveda Institutes at Gujarat Ayurveda University campus, Jamnagar, namely,  (a) Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda  (b) Shri Gulabkunwerba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya (c) Institute of Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Sciences including Pharmacy... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Govt approves Capital Grant as VGF for North-East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid

    263 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Viability Gap Funding (VGF)/ Capital Grant of Rs.5,559 crore, which is 60% of the estimated cost, to Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited on 8 January 2020. The aim is to build Natural Gas Pipeline Grid covering 8 North-Eastern states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. This is second such funding by the government for the gas pipeline project. Natural Gas Pipeline... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed on 9 Janauary

    263 days ago
    The 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is observed on 9 January 2020. The day is celebrated to recognize the overseas Indians who have contributed to the development of India. Reason for celebrating the day on 9 January: January 9 was chosen for the celebration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas because on this day in 1915, Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa and led India's freedom struggle.
    PBD convention: ♦ Pravasi Bharatiya Divas... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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