Top Current Affairs of the day: 15 January 2020


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Top Current Affairs of the day: 15 January 2020
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  • Army Day is observed on 15 January

    37 days ago
    Army Day is observed on 15 January every year. India celebrates 72nd Army Day on 15 January 2020. The special event was organized on this day in the national capital, Delhi. Army Command headquarters in the national capital, as well as in other parts of the country, celebrate the occasion by organizing military parades and other shows of strength. History: The Indian army was officially established on 1 April 1895. But, only in 1949, after independence, the Army got its first chief. On 15... Read More

    Statue of Unity enters 8 Wonders of SCO list

    37 days ago
    The 182-meter tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat enters Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's '8 Wonders of SCO' list. The announcement was made by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced on 13 January. SCO aims to promote tourism among member nations. Statue of Unity: The Statue of Unity stands the tallest statue in the world. It is a monumental tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who is independent India's first home minister and deputy prime minister. PM Narendra Modi... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    ISRO to launch GSAT-30 on 17 January from French Guiana

    37 days ago
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is to launch a communication satellite (geosynchronous satellites) GSAT-30 onboard the Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana, northeastern coast of South America on 17 January 2020.
    GSAT-30: ♦ GSAT-30 weighs around 3,357kg ♦ The main purpose of GSAT-30 is to serve as a replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage ♦ The satellite will provide Indian mainland and islands coverage in... Read More

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    CM Thackeray to launch the first girder for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link

    37 days ago
    Maharashtra Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is expected to launch the first girder for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) in January 2020. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.18,000 crore. The project is expected to be completed by 2022. Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link: ♦ The bridge will connect south Mumbai's eastern coast to Nhava Sheva on the mainland. ♦ The 22km bridge will begin at Sewri, cross Thane creek north of Elephanta Island and end at Chirle village near Nhava... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Michael Patra is appointed as RBI Deputy Governor

    37 days ago
    The government has appointed Michael Patra as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). He will hold the office for a period of three years.
    Michael Patra: Patra is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). He will replace Viral Acharya, who left the post in July 2019. He will be the fourth Deputy Governor of the central bank. He will be in charge of monetary policy and remain on the... Read More

    Smriti Irani launches welfare scheme for women in Goa

    37 days ago
    Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani launched 3 welfare Schemes namely the Yashaswini Scheme for Women entrepreneurship,  Swasthya Sahayak Project and breast cancer screening initiative for women in Goa in the presence of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane. Yashaswini scheme: Under the Yashaswini scheme, women self-help groups (SHGs) will be given interest-free loans of up to Rs.5 lakh for business. Also,... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Aviation Ministry announces to register drones by 31 January

    37 days ago
    The Aviation Ministry announced a scheme that providing a window up to 31 January for voluntary registration of all drones and their operators. Those who fail to register will face action under the Indian Penal Code and the Aircraft Act.
    Reason: The move comes after the top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US drone attack. Also, the Ministry has noticed the presence of drones that do not comply with civil aviation requirements (CAR). Scheme: ♦ Individuals who... Read More
    Category: Defence

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