Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 January 2020

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Last Updated: Jan 22,2020 11:10 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 January 2020
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  • Japan topped the 2020 Henley Passport Index

    35 days ago
    Henley Passport Index 2020 was launched recently by Henley & Partners. India ranked 84th in the index. Japan has the world's strongest passport. The index was based on the data collected from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Report Highlights: ♦ In the index, around 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations were considered.
    ♦ It is based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a visa. ♦ Japan has... Read More


    Anshu Malik won silver in 2020 Rome Ranking Series

    35 days ago
    Indian teenage wrestler Anshu Malik won in the women's 57kg freestyle event of the season 's first major competition, the Ranking Series in Rome. She lost to Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye for the score 10-0.
    Rome Ranking Series 2020: Rome Ranking Series 2020 was announced by the United World Wrestling. The event is being held from 15-18 January 2020.  The event included all three wrestling styles: freestyle, women's wrestling, and Greco-Roman and will influence... Read More
    Category: Sports


    MSME-EPC organized summit to boost NE entrepreneurs

    35 days ago
    The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Export Promotion Council (MSNE-EPC) is organizing the first three-day summit from 17 January 2020. It is organized by the Assam state government.
    Aim: The aim is to aspire entrepreneurs in the North East to pave the way for the development of entrepreneurship and businesses by women and youths of the region.
    MSNE-EPC Summit: ♦ The international summit will focus on existing and aspiring start-ups in sectors like... Read More

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    Government mandates hallmarking of gold jewellery

    35 days ago
    The government has notified that it is to mandate hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts with effect from 15 January 2021. The jewellers have been given time for the implementation of this notification. Jewellers who violate this will be punished under the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016. New rules: ♦ The notification state that only registered jewellers will be allowed to sell the hallmarked gold articles through certified sales outlets. ♦ As per... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    GoI signed agreements to end Bru-Reang refugee crisis

    35 days ago
    Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah headed the signing of an agreement between the Government of India, Governments of Tripura and Mizoram and Bru-Reang representatives in New Delhi 16 January 2020. The agreement will end the 23-year old Bru-Reang refugee crisis. This historic agreement is in line with PM Modi's vision for the progress of the North East and the empowerment of the people of the region.
    Background: In 1997, around 5,000 families comprising around 30,000... Read More


    VigyanSamagam to be held from 21 January to 20 March in New Delhi

    35 days ago
    A multi-venue mega-science exhibition 'Vigyan Samagam' has been scheduled to be held in New Delhi from 21 January to 20 March 2020 at the National Science Centre (NSC), New Delhi. The first-of-its-kind exhibition is being hosted in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Delhi from May 2019 to March 2020. The exhibition has been hosted for around two months at each venue.
    It was held in Mumbai from 8 May to 7 July 2019, in Bengaluru from 29 July to 28 September 2019 and in Kolkata from 4... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Assam, World Bank sign $88 mn loan agreement to implement Inland Water Transport Project

    35 days ago
    World Bank signed an $88 million loan agreement with the Government of India and the Government of Assam on 16 January 2020. The loan is to help modernize Assam's passenger ferry sector that runs on its rivers including the Brahmaputra and implement Inland Water Transport Project. Inland Water Transport Project: ♦ There are more than 361 ferry routes cross the Brahmaputra in Assam and provides a crucial means of transport to thousands of commuters in both the urban and rural areas... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Rajnath Singh flagged off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from Larsen and Turbo Armoured System Complex in Gujarat

    35 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armoured System Complex at Hazira, Gujarat on 16 January 2020. The participation of the private sector in defence manufacturing is toward fulfilling the government's commitment to make India an arms manufacturing hub and net defence exporter.
    51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun: ♦ 51st K9 VAJRA-T gun weighs 50 tonnes ♦ It can fire 47kg bombs at 43 kilometre distant targets ♦ It can... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Ladakh Food Processing Summit gathers huge participation

    35 days ago
    Ladakh Food Processing Summit titled Building Partnerships for Inclusive Growth in Food Processing Sector was held on 16 January 2020.
    Organized by: The summit was organized by the Department of Industries & Commerce, Ladakh in association with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India and Invest India. Aim: Ladakh Food Processing Summit aimed to carry out a value chain mapping of food processing in Ladakh. It recommends strategies for integrating the local... Read More


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    Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi to received the 29th Saraswati Samman

    35 days ago
    Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi has conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman for his short stories collection 'Chequebook'. The short stories collection talks about the agonies and sufferings of marginalized sections of the society. Vasdev Mohi: Vasdev Mohi was born in 1944 in Mirpur Khas. Mohi's repertoire includes 25 books of poetry, critical pieces, translated works, and short stories. His critical essays and papers have appeared in national and international literary seminars. He has... Read More


    Centre to help states to set up vehicle tracking system

    35 days ago
    Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced that is will provide support to state governments to help them set up monitoring centres that will track public service vehicles including buses and cab operators like Ola and Uber. The move aims to ensure the safety of passengers using public transport in the country.
    Transport vehicles monitoring centres: ♦ Supreme Court-mandated all public transport vehicles to have vehicle tracking systems and emergency buttons with effect... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Indian Army conducted the Exercise Winged Raider

    35 days ago
    The Indian Army conducted the airborne Exercise Winged Raider in the North-Eastern theatre on 10 January 2020. It is the Army's biggest airborne exercise. It comprises of more than 500 special forces troops. It was conducted from 6-10 January. Exercise Winged Raider: ♦ Before the exercise, a series of preparations including the movement of special forces and rallying up of transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force was held from 6 January. ♦ The newly inducted equipment and... Read More
    Category: Defence


    ISRO launched GSAT-30 on 17 January from French Guiana

    35 days ago
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched India's communication satellite GSAT-30 onboard the Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on 17 January 2020 from Kourou launch base, French Guiana. GSAT-30: ♦ GSAT-30 weighs around 3,357kg ♦ The communication satellite aims to serve as a replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage ♦ The satellite is expected to provide coverage in Ku-band that... Read More


    Raisina Dialogue 2020 Highlights

    35 days ago
    Raisina Dialogue 2020 was held from 14-16  January 2020. The inaugural session of the dialogue was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the dialogue. This dialogue is India's annual global conference on geopolitics and geo-economics. The fifth edition of the Raisina Dialogue was held in New Delhi. Organized by: The Conference was organized by Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs,... Read More


    First session of India-Norway DIT was held in New Delhi

    35 days ago
    The first Session of India-Norway Dialogue on Trade & Investment (DTI) was held in New Delhi on 15-16 January 2020. The session was co-chaired by Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Nidhi Mani Tripathi, and Director General, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Mr. Erling Rimestad. Highlights: ♦ The Session was preceded by an industry interaction with the representatives from the Indian industry on 15 January 2020. The discussions included various areas of mutual... Read More


    IIM Kozhikode to hosts an International Conclave on Globalising Indian Thought

    35 days ago
    An International Conclave on Globalising Indian Thought from 16-18 January 2020. It is organized by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode), Kerala. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing. Globalising Indian Thought: ♦ The conclave will witness representations from renowned academicians, public figures and the presentation of more than 100 world-class research papers. ♦ It is expected that the keynote, plenary talks,... Read More


    RBI directs issuers to provide a facility to switch on, off cards

    35 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks and other card-issuing companies to provide a facility to customers to switch on and off their debit or credit cards.
    The move by RBI aims to enhance the security of digital transactions. It assumes significance amid rising instances of cyber fraud. New instructions: ♦ RBI observed the volume and value of transactions made through cards have increased manifold. ♦ It stated that all cards at the time of issue or re-issue,... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    A new species of bone-eating worm has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

    35 days ago
    Scientists discovered a new species of bone-eating worm during a study to investigate the deep ocean's ecosystem. The bone-eating worm is yet to be named. It is the first of its kind found in the Gulf of Mexico. Discovery: ♦ For the study, the scientists dropped alligator carcasses into the Gulf of Mexico. The species crawled on the corpse of an alligator on the ocean floor and completely consumed its soft tissue within 51 days. ♦ The bone-eating worm belongs to the Osedax... Read More


    CSIR partners with DRDO to produce the Saras engine

    35 days ago
    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to produce the Saras engine. Collaboration: ♦ CSIR will take up the project jointly designing and developing an aero-engine which is a highly complex task. ♦ All major systems of the Saras engine, except the power plants, are indigenous. ♦ The prototype version of the Saras is being developed by the CSIR's National Aeronautical... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Bipul Behari Saha elected as a bureau member of IUPAC

    35 days ago
    A noted chemist Bipul Behari Saha has been elected as a bureau member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). He will serve for a period of 2020-23. Currently, he is serving as the Director-R&D, L.R. Research Laboratories Pvt Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NACL Industries Limited, Hyderabad. Saha is only the second Indian to be elected for this prestigious position in over a century. Previously, CNR Rao, former Director of the Indian Institute of... Read More


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