Top Current Affairs of the day: 13 January 2020

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  • Workshop-cum-exhibition on Bamboo-A wonder grass was held at Jammu

    76 days ago
    The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated a workshop-cum-exhibition on Bamboo-A wonder grass at Convention Centre, Jammu on 11 January. The workshop was held on 11-12 January 2020. Organized by: The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), North Eastern Council (NEC), Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC), Guwahati, Assam, and Department of Social Forestry,... Read More


    Dibrugarh district won the 2020 Plastic Waste Management Award

    76 days ago
    Assam's Dibrugarh district won the Plastic Waste Management Award 2020. It was awarded for being the best district of India in the plastic waste management category during Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019. The award was received by Pallav Gopal Jha, Deputy Commissioner from renowned Bollywood actor Amir Khan at a function held at Pride Plaza, Aerocity in Delhi. The award recognizes the innovative and effective efforts taken by the district in managing plastic waste in rural areas of the district. The... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Two Indian Coast Guard Ships are commissioned at Kolkata

    76 days ago
    Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar commissioned two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) namely Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur on 12 January 2020 at Kolkata. ICGS: ♦ The ships are 48.9 m long and 7.5 m wide, with a displacement of 308 tonnes.
    ♦ The ships can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots. ♦ It is powered with MTU 4000 series engines and propelled by three 71S type III Kamewa water jets by Rolls Royce.
    ♦ The ships can undertake multi-faceted tasks such as search... Read More
    Category: Defence

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    Amit Shah launched VISWAS and Cyber Aashvast project

    76 days ago
    The Union Home minister Amit Shah launched Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security (VISWAS) and Cyber Aashvast projects of CCTV network command and control centre and cybersecurity at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar on 11 January 2020.
    VISWAS was initiated by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat in 2013-14 with a network of 279 CCTV cameras installed at public places. Currently, there are 1256 junctions over 7,000 CCTV cameras are installed and networked covering 34... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Australian Koalas become endangered in bushfires

    76 days ago
    The Australian government is to declare koalas as an endangered species after the bushfire crisis. It destroyed 30% of the habitat of koalas across the country.
    Australian bushfire: Since September 2019 the Australian bushfires have been raging. It is one of the worst in its history. The bushfire has killed 26 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and pushed many species towards extinction. It has been recorded that over 1.25 billion animals were... Read More


    Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit New Delhi in February

    76 days ago
    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is to visit New Delhi in February 2020. He will hold a discussion with his counterpart, Narendra Modi. The dates and the delegation are yet to be firmed up for the visit.
    Discussions: ♦ The leaders will discuss the While key bilateral issues including regional security and the development cooperation at the East Container Terminal in Colombo and the Trincomalee oil tank farms ♦ This will be Mahinda Rajapaksa's first visit... Read More


    Tata Power Solar bagged Rs.1,505 crore project from NTPC

    76 days ago
    Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd bagged a megaproject from NTPC for a 250-megawatt solar project under the Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU) scheme. The cost of the project is Rs.1,505 crore. It has been estimated to be completed in a period of 20 months.
    CPSU scheme: ♦ The CPSU scheme aims to set up 12,000 MW of solar capacity by government companies by the financial year 2022-23.
    ♦ The Cabinet already sanctioned a viability gap funding support of Rs.8,580 crore... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Ishwar Sharma was honoured with 2020 the Global Child Prodigy Award

    76 days ago
    Ishwar Sharma from the UK has been honoured with the Global Child Prodigy Award 2020. The award recognized for the achievements in spiritual discipline yoga. He received his Certificate of Achievement at a special event attended by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, in New Delhi in January 2020. He was chosen from the UK for the awards which honour child prodigies from across 45 countries and 30 different categories such as biking,... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Jasprit Bumrah to receive the Polly Umrigar Award

    76 days ago
    Indian Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah is selected to receive the Polly Umrigar Award for male category for the year 2018-19. He is awarded for being the best international cricketer at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual Awards. It has been scheduled to be held in Mumbai.
    Jasprit Bumrah: Jasprit Bumrah is currently ranked as the world no.1 One Day International (ODI) bowler. Bumrah has made his Test debut during India's tour of South Africa in January 2018. He... Read More
    Category: Sports


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    World Future Energy Summit began on 13 January in Abu Dhabi

    76 days ago
    The World Future Energy Summit began at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi on 13 January 2020. The theme of the summit is Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment. The event will be held from 13-16 January 2020 in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. Events: ♦ The four-day event includes exhibition and forum programs that address energy, solar, water, waste and smart cities. ♦ It also focuses on clean energy generation, water sustainability ♦ The... Read More


    Nitin Gadkari confer National Highways Excellence Awards

    76 days ago
    The National Highways Excellence Awards will be conferred by the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Shri Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on 14 January 2020. The award by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways acknowledges the exceptional work that is done in various aspects of highway management. Award: ♦ It recognizes the agencies that go beyond the scope of their work to deliver the finest quality of services. ♦... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Centre promulgated Ordinance to amend coal mining laws

    76 days ago
    The Central government announced the promulgation of the ordinance for amendment in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015.
    Ordinance: On 11 January 2019, the Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020. The ordinance aims to ease the auction of coal mines, allow Foreign direct investment (FDI) and enhance ease of doing business. Provisions of the Ordinance: ♦... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Second wetland bird count of Kaziranga recorded 96 species of wetland birds

    76 days ago
    The officials of the Kaziranga National Park, Assam, and Avian specialists conducted the Second wetland bird count on 9-10 January 2020. The survey said that Kaziranga has 96 species of wetland birds. The survey covered four ranges of the park namely Agoratoli, Kohora, Bagori, and Burapahar. Survey: ♦ As per the report, a total of 19,225 birds belonging to 96 species under 80 families are present in the National park. ♦ The first waterfowl census was taken in 2018. It yielded... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Lohri day is celebrated on 13 January

    76 days ago
    Lohri day is celebrated on 13 January every year in India. Lohri is termed as the festival of farmers in Northern India. It is observed a night before Makar Sankranti.
    Celebration: ♦ The harvest festival is majorly celebrated in the North of India. ♦ During the festival, the people offer prayers to the Sun God, Mother Earth, the fire and the fields for prosperity, health, and a good harvest. ♦ They offer peanuts, gur ki Rewari, and makhana to the bonfire ♦... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    PM launched multimodal development projects for Kolkata Port

    76 days ago
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched projects worth Rs.600 crore during the grand Sesquicentenary Celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust on 12 January 2020. PM announced that the Kolkata Port Trust is to be renamed as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee to mark the on 150th-year celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust. Multimodal development projects: ♦ The Multimodal development projects include upgraded Ship repair facility at Netaji Subhash Dry Dock,... Read More


    GoI to acquire 200 aircraft for Air Force

    76 days ago
    Centre is planning to acquire around 200 aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The aim is to cope with the depleting aerial inventories of IAF. The announcement about the acquisition was made by the defence secretary Ajay Kumar. Contract for LCAs: IAF is also in a move to finalize a contract for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark 1 A as the contract for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1 A advanced fighter jets are about to be completed. It is... Read More
    Category: Defence


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