Top Current Affairs of the day: 18 January 2020

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  • Microsoft vows to be carbon negative by 2030

    34 days ago
    Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond Washington.Microsoft announced that it would become carbon negative by the year 2030. The announcement made in the form of its increased efforts to combat climate change. The company announced that it vows to eliminate all the carbon emissions created by the company since its inception in 1975. Microsoft announced its investment of $1 billion in a climate innovation... Read More


    India prepares for Corona Virus-Steps of Health Ministry

    34 days ago
    India monitoring the happenings in China and other countries after two died and 41 were confirmed to be infected with Coronavirus. India is preparing from WHO (World Health Organization) that the infections of the virus are linked to the seafood market. International travelers from China examined thoroughly using thermal scanners. These are currently being done at Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. India India is one of the world's largest seafood producers and top exporter of fish and fish... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NITI Aayog and Union Territory of Ladakh signed MoU for Development of Infrastructure Projects

    34 days ago
    NITI Aayog entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UT administration on 17 January 2020. The MoU NITI Aayog will be supporting the UT’s administration through its crucial initiative Development Support Services to States for Infrastructure Projects (D3S-i). The MoU executed in the presence of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Joint Secretary MC Jauhari. It will be signed by NITI Aayog Senior Adviser Dr. Yogesh Suri and Adviser to the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Umang... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020 to be held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi

    34 days ago
    Students teachers and parents across India are waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction program Pariksha Pe Charcha-2020. The event will be held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The two thousand students, parents, and teachers will be participating from all over the country.
    Pariksha Pe Charcha program In February 2018, during the first edition of the Pariksha Pe Charcha program, the Prime Minister spoke of the importance of Anuspardha rather than Pratispardha.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Sania Mirza won women doubles title of WTA International trophy at Hobart

    34 days ago
    Sania Mirza lifted the WTA Hobart International trophy with partner Nadiia Kichenok after edging out Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang in the final. The unseeded Indo-Ukrainian pair pipped the second seed Chinese team 6-4 6-4. Sania begun well in the Olympic year warmed up for the Australian Open. Sania's 42nd WTA doubles title and first since Brisbane International trophy in 2007. Sania did not compete on the WTA circuit in the entire 2018 and 2019 seasons to start a family with Pakistani... Read More


    Vinesh Phogat won gold medal in Rome Ranking Series

    34 days ago
    Vinesh Phogat won her first gold medal of the 2020 season at the Rome Ranking Series. Anshu Malik settled for a silver in 57kg competition in Rome. The two fierce Chinese rivals on her way to the 53kg gold medal bout in which she overpowered Ecuador's Luisa Elizabeth Valverde 4-0. She won by technical superiority against Khrystyna Bereza (10-0) and Lannan Luo (15-5) before getting the better of Qianyu Pang (4-2).
    Category: Sports


    Amazon to invest 1 billion USD in India

    34 days ago
    Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos announced USD 1 billion over Rs 7,000 crore investment in India to help bring small and medium businesses online and committed to exporting USD 10 billion worth of India-made goods by 2025. The online retail giant committed USD 5.5 billion investments in India - Amazon's most important market outside of the US and a key growth driver. Amazon - India  The long-term partner of India and actions speak louder than words. Amazon will invest an... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    National Information Centre sets up Centre of Block Chain Technology in Bengaluru

    34 days ago
    National Informatics Centre (NIC) set up the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Aim: The main aim is to provide Blockchain as a service and to allow all stakeholders to benefit from shared learning, experiences, and resources. The Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology is held by the Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. The event will be attended by... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    DV Sadananda Gowda launches APNA UREA Sona Ugle brand of HURL

    34 days ago
    Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda launched the APNA UREA - Sona Ugle brand of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) at a function in New Delhi. HURL HURL is a Joint Venture Company promoted by the three Maha Ratna Companies - Coal India Limited, NTPC Limited, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The objective of making the country self-reliant in Urea, Prime Minister directed for the revival of five major sick or shutdown fertilizer plants. The Government... Read More
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    Russia S-400 missiles air defence systems to be delivered to India by 2025

    34 days ago
    Russia started production of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems for India. The five units will be delivered to India by 2025.
    S-400 air defence missile systems The S-400 air defence missile systems are among the best in the world. This will significantly bolster India's air defence mechanism. In October 2018, India signed a USD 5 billion deal to buy the air defence missile systems.The S-400, an upgraded version of the S-300 previously been... Read More


    Kuldeep Yadav became the fastest Indian spinner to take 100 wickets in ODIs

    34 days ago
    Kuldeep Yadav became the fastest Indian spinner to claim 100 wickets in ODI during the second match against Australia in Rajkot. The left-arm wrist-spinner reached the milestone in his 58th match when he got rid of Alex Carey for 18 in the 38th over of the Australian run chase. The fastest to 100 wickets was Harbhajan Singh in 76 matches. Kuldeep Yadav Kuldeep is the third-fastest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets behind current teammates Mohammed Shami who reached the milestone in... Read More
    Category: Sports


    National Book Trust appointed Lt Col Yuvraj Malik as director

    34 days ago
    Lt Col Yuvraj Malik appointed as the Director of the National Book Trust on deputation from the Indian Army. He will replace Sahitya Akademi-awardee writer Rita Chowdhury.
     He served with the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Raj Bhawan in Jammu & Kashmir, United Nations Missions in Africa, and several operational areas. National Book Trust came under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
    The officer served with the Ministry of Defence,... Read More


    China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war with US bites

    34 days ago
    China's economic growth slowed to its weakest for 30 years in 2019. A trade war with the United States and sputtering investment and more stimulus steps are expected this year to help avert a sharper slowdown. The Fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) rose 6.0% from a year earlier, data from the National Bureau of Statistics with expectations and steady from the pace in the third quarter. The left full-year growth at 6.1%. The slowest rate of expansion in China since... Read More
    Category: International


    Indian scientist Sakya Singha Sen awarded Merck Young Scientist Award 2019

    34 days ago
    Sakya Singha Sen from National Chemical Laboratory awarded as Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 for performing remarkable research in chemical science. Sen and his research team specializes in main group chemistry and involves in the synthesis of compounds with main group element and their catalytic application. The catalysts used mostly belong to precious metals platinum, palladium, iridium. These are very expensive, and their abundance in the earth is very less.This award is instituted by... Read More


    Arunachal Pradesh inked a MoU with IUCN to red-listing of orchids

    34 days ago
    Arunachal Pradesh inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) to red-listing of orchids.
    Arunachal Pradesh becomes the 1st state in the country to initiate the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red listing at the state level. The state government will collaborate with the IUCN in carrying out the red-list assessment of the orchids in the state. The IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species is a... Read More


    Haryana dominates Wrestling by winning six gold medals in Khelo India Youth Games

    34 days ago
    Haryana continues its dominance in wrestling at the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati. Haryana won six of the 11 gold. Maharashtra got three gold medals in wrestling and reached 150 marks on the medals tally with 42 golds overall. Haryana retained the second spot with 111 medals, including 36 gold. Delhi is third and Uttar Pradesh in the fourth position. Khelo India Youth Games Khelo India Youth Games formerly Khelo India School Games, meaning Play India Youth Games held annually in... Read More
    Category: Sports


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