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  • Ministry of Steel to launch of Purvodaya, an Integrated Steel Hub

    10 days ago
    Ministry of steel in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and JPC is organizing the launch of Purvodaya-Accelerated Development of Eastern Region through an Integrated Steel hub on 11 January 2020 at The Oberoi Grand Kolkata, West Bengal. The hub will be launched by the Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. The hub is in line with the Prime Minister's Vision for the focused development of the Eastern... Read More


    Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly adopted a new logo

    10 days ago
    The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (APLA) adopted a new logo on 9 January. The logo reflects the distinct identity and culture of the state. Logo: ♦ The new logo consists of the national emblem and the state flower foxtail orchid, Rhynchostylis Retusa. ♦ The national emblem in the logo signifies the federal system of the Indian Constitution ♦ The flower foxtail orchid represents the state, its people and culture of the state ♦ The blue colour of the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Sultan Qaboos of Oman passed away

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    His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman passed away on 10 January 2020. He was 79 years old. He was the Arab world's longest-serving ruler. The cause of death has not been confirmed. His cousin and former culture and heritage minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said have been sworn in as his successor.
    Sultan of Oman: In Oman, the Sultan is the paramount decision-maker. He also holds the positions of Prime Minister, Supreme Commander of the armed forces, Minister of defence,... Read More
    Category: Obituary

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    Former parliamentarian Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away

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    The former parliamentarian Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away on 10 January 2020. He died due to prolonged illness. He was 76 years old. In 2017, the Odisha government announced that it would bear all expenses of his treatment. Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo: Narayan Deo was born on 6 March 1943. He had represented the Berhampur parliamentary constituency for two terms as a Congress member. In 1998, he switched over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the ruling Biju Janata... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    UP organizes programs to promote Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat campaign

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    As a measure to promote Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat, the Uttar Pradesh State government organized various programs in the State. Many schools and colleges of the state are organizing events for the purpose.   Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat in UP: ♦ Uttar Pradesh has partnered with Arunachal Pradesh to promote the campaign. Many cultural exchanges took place between the two states.
    ♦ Cultural troops of Arunachal Pradesh performed in Agra district of the state in December... Read More


    UP to set up a zoo named after Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan

    10 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh State government is to set up a zoological garden in Gorakhpur, UP. The zoo is to be named after the socialist and freedom fighter Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan.
    About UP's new zoological garden: ♦ The zoological garden will be spread across 121 acres in Gorakhpur ♦ The state government has set aside Rs.234 crore to set up the zoological garden Ashfaqulla Khan: Khan was born on 22 October 1900 in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was a freedom fighter who... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IT dept sets up control room ahead of Delhi election

    10 days ago
    The Income-Tax (IT) Department has launched a control room to monitor black money and illegal inducements round the clock, that is 24x7, in Delhi on 10 January 2020.
    Control room: ♦ The control room will host a toll-free number, 1800117574 ♦ People can inform the department about any activity of illegal distribution of cash, use of money power, among other such election-related crimes.
    ♦ The control room has been established in the investigation wing of the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    AAI reported that 4 Indian airports received international recognition

    10 days ago
    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has announced 4 airports in India have received international recognition for reducing carbon emission. The airports had adopted the grading system in 2018 as per ACI. Report: ♦ The airports have transited from level 1 to level 2 as they successfully implemented a carbon emission plan by grading their systems according to the Airports Council International (ACI) in 2018. ♦ The four airports are: 1) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IEA released a first in-depth review of Indias energy policies

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    The International Energy Agency (IEA) along with the country's policy think tank NITI Aayog released the first in-depth review of India's energy policies on 10 January 2020. The review aims to set out a range of recommendations in each energy policy area. The IEA regularly releases energy policy reviews for its member and association countries. For the first time, it has carried out the review for India. This is the first review IEA carried out for India. Report Highlights: ♦... Read More
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    National Youth Festival 2020 to be held in Lucknow

    10 days ago
    The 23rd National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 has been scheduled to be held from 12-16 January at Indira Pratishthan, Lucknow. The festival will be jointly inaugurated by Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju.
    Organized by: The NYF 2020 is organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and State Government of Uttar Pradesh.
    Aim: The aim of NYF is to provide a platform to bring the youth of... Read More


    PM Modi is to re-dedicate three iconic colonial buildings in Kolkata

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to re-dedicate Kolkata's four iconic colonial buildings to the people of Kolkata. The four buildings Currency Building, Metcalfe Hall, Belvedere House, and Victoria Memorial Hall have now been completely resorted. The structures are now expected to be turned into vibrant cultural spaces in Kolkata. He will be re-dedicating the building during his visit to Kolkata on 11-12 January 2020. Currency Building: The Currency Building is located in Kolkata's... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    AP govt. launched Amma Vodi scheme to support low-income families

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    The Andhra Pradesh State government launched the Amma Vodi scheme. It was launched by the Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on 9 January 2020. Amma Vodi can be translated as 'mother's lap' in Telugu. The scheme will be implemented on 26 January 2020. Aim: Amma Vodi scheme aims to support low-income families in educating their children. Amma Vodi scheme: ♦ Under the scheme, mothers and guardians of school-going children from lower-income groups will... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    India ranked fifth-biggest geopolitical risk of 2020 by Eurasia Group

    10 days ago
    Eurasia Group reported that India is one of the world's top geopolitical risks for 2020. The political risk consultancy India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was listed as the fifth biggest geopolitical risk of 2020. Report Highlights: ♦ Eurasia Group is one of the United States' most influential risk assessment companies. ♦ The report said that the Indian PM Narendra Modi has spent much of his second term to promote the controversial social policies, include the... Read More
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    Wings India 2020 to be held in Begumpet Airport

    10 days ago
    Wings India 2020 has been scheduled to be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020. The event is expected to boost aviation. Organized by: The event is organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to provide a congenial forum to the rapidly changing dynamics of the sector Wings India 2020: ♦ Wings India 2020 is an international exhibition and conference on the civil aviation sector ♦... Read More
    Category: Defence


    RBI launched the Aadhaar-based Video Customer Identification Process

    10 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched the Aadhaar-based Video Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) on 9 January 2020. The aim of the move is to allow banks and other lenders to remotely complete Know Your Customer (KYC) of customers on videos.
    V-CIP: ♦ RBI has allowed consent-based video-based KYC as an option to establish a customer's identity.
    ♦ It is expected that it will make the process easier for banks and other regulated entities to adhere to the... Read More


    GAIC launched imported water-soluble fertilizers in Gujarat

    10 days ago
    Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC) launched imported water-soluble fertilizers in Ahmedabad. The move aims to encourage the use of high-grade agri-inputs in the state.
    GAIC: ♦ GAIC promotes agro-based industries in Gujarat. ♦ It imported 300 tonnes of water-soluble fertilizers from China. ♦ In this move, the role of GAIC will be to import, pack and sell the imported water-soluble fertilizers to the farmers through its network of dealers across the... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Power Ministry released the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Index

    10 days ago
    Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with Alliance for Energy-Efficient Economy released the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019. The index used 97 significant indicators and tracked the progress of Energy Efficiency (EE) initiatives in 36 states and union territories (UTs). State Energy Efficiency Index 2019: ♦ The index showed that a majority of the initiatives taken by states are on the Policies and Regulations front. ♦ State Energy Efficiency Index categorized... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    World Bank estimates Indias growth in FY20 to dip to 5 percent

    10 days ago
    The World Bank estimated a 5% growth rate in fiscal 2019-2020 for India. The World Bank's update is in line with the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) October policy estimate in which it slashed the Indian economy's expected growth to 5% for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Report Highlights: ♦ The report estimated that weakness in credit from non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) will linger during the fiscal, but the rate might recover to 5.8% in the next fiscal.
    ♦... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy



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