Top Current Affairs of the day: 22 January 2020

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  • France is to train Indian flight surgeons for Gaganyaan mission

    30 days ago
    France is to train Indian flight surgeons to enable them to monitor the health of astronauts selected for the human space mission Gaganyaan. The announcement was released on 21 January 2020. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding this is expected to be signed during French space agency CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall's visit to India in January. Flight surgeon training: ♦ The training will be given for two-week. It is a critical aspect of the Gaganyaan project that is... Read More


    Srinagar entered the list of Open Defecation Free cities

    30 days ago
    Srinagar entered the list of Open Defecation Free (ODF) cities. The announcement was made by Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu. Srinagar received its Swachhata Certificate from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. Also, Srinagar has achieved the 45th rank in Cleanest Cities in the country. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs issues this certificate to cities in the country. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the Clean India Mission was... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Commerce Ministry sets up National Startup Advisory Council to foster start-ups in India

    30 days ago
    The government has announced that it is to set up a National Startup Advisory Council on 21 January 2020. The council will advise the Centre on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and start-ups in India. It was set up by commerce and industry ministry. Members: The Advisory Council will be chaired by the Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal. It consists of non-official members to be nominated by the Centre, founders of successful start-ups, veterans who have grown... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Cabinet approves agreement between India and Brazil on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

    30 days ago
    PM Shri Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet approved the Agreement between India and the Federative Republic of Brazil on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters has to be signed. Agreement Provision: ♦ The Agreement aims to enhance the effectiveness of both the countries in investigation and prosecution of crime through cooperation and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
    ♦ The Agreement will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation with the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India, Brazil MoU gets approved for cooperation in the oil and natural gas sector

    30 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by the PM Narendra Modi approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Republic of India and the Federative Republic of Brazil. The MoU on cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas. The MoU is expected to be signed during the visit of President of Brazil to India in January 2020. MoU Provisions: ♦ The MoU will enhance cooperation between the two sides in the oil and natural gas sector.
    ♦ Both the countries will work... Read More


    Sri Lanka topped the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative list

    30 days ago
    Sri Lanka topped on breastfeeding rate according to a new survey conducted by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi). The survey was taken among 97 countries globally. Report Highlights: ♦ Sri Lanka's rank is based on its performance on ten indicators of policies and programs.
    ♦ Sri Lanka has scored 91 out of 100 points  ♦ WBTi uses color-code to rank countries. Sri Lanka earned a green color code, which implies the best level of... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    Cabinet approves Model MoU for recognition of Certificates of Competency of seafarers

    30 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the Model Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for unilateral and bilateral recognition of Certificates, pursuant to Regulation  1/10 of International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers, 1978. It will be signed between the Directorate General of Shipping, GoI and its counterparts in foreign countries after the approval of Minister-in-charge of Shipping and the Minister of External Affairs... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Cabinet approved MoUs signed between India, Tunisia and Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission for elections

    30 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between India, Tunisia, and Papua New Guinea. The MoU aims to boost India's international relations. Impact: ♦ The Election Commission entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Independent High Authority for Elections of Tunisia (ISIE) and the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) for elections for cooperation in the field of electoral management and... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Maharashtra to make Marathi mandate in all schools in the state

    30 days ago
    The Maharashtra government is to make it mandatory to teach the Marathi language in all schools in the state irrespective of mediums of instructions. The announcement was made by the Industries Minister Subhash Desai on 21 January during an interaction organized by the 'Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh'. The government will enact a law during the next Assembly session in February 2020. The draft bill in this connection is being prepared.
    Marathi language-Mandatory: ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


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    India, Brazil to sign Bilateral Investment Treaty and Strategic Action Plan

    30 days ago
    India and Brazil will be signing a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) during the visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the Chief Guest of the Republic Day celebrations from 24-27 January 2020. Around 20 agreements are to be signed. Action plan: ♦ The two countries aim to upgrade the strategic partnership with an action plan. ♦ The Strategic Partnership Action Plan will serve as an umbrella agreement for the plans the two countries will make in order to increase defence... Read More


    UP govt. to provide financial assistance under Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana

    30 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh state Government has launched Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana. The scheme was launched after the cabinet meeting which was held on 21 January 2020. The announcement was made by the UP Power Minister Shrikant Sharma. The government also announced that it is to implement Mukhyamantri Paryatan Samvardhan Yojana. Mukhyamantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana: ♦ The scheme will provide financial assistance of Rs.5 lakh to the family of farmers who die or become... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Mansukh Mandaviya participated in UNAIDS roundtable at WEF, Davos

    30 days ago
    The Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya participated in the High-level roundtable of The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)  at World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland ion 21 January 2020. Theme: The theme of the roundtable is Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments, and Partnerships for Health.
    Highlights: ♦ The officials discussed the health needs that are to be accessible for all... Read More


    Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated Vigyan Samagam Exhibition in New Delhi

    30 days ago
    The Union Minister of State (I/C) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated India's first global Mega Science Exhibition "Vigyan Samagam" at National Science Centre, New Delhi at 21 January 2020. It will be be held from 21 January to 20 March 2020 in New Delhi. The details about the exhibition, projects, and schedule are available on the Vigyan Samagam website www.vigyansamagam.in and on the mobile app Vigyan Samagam. Organized... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Agriculture Ministry organized National consultative workshop

    30 days ago
    The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare organized the first National consultative workshop on Strengthening Agri-Logistics in the e-National Agriculture Market (e-Nam) in New Delhi on 21 January 2020. The workshop was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Aim: The workshop aimed to strengthen agriculture and the rural economy as it will strengthen India to face challenges victoriously. The workshop is in line with the Prime... Read More


    Indian Navy signed MoU for offshore Data with GSI

    30 days ago
    Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Geological Survey of India (GSI) on 21 January 2020. The MoU was signed by  Commodore AA Abhyankar, who heads the Indian Navy's Oceanology and Meteorology Directorate and Shri N Maran, Deputy Director-General of GSI. MoU Highlights: ♦ The MoU aims to ensure the sharing of seabed sediment data, products and expertise for Naval Application in Meteorology and Oceanography.
    ♦ GSI's Marine and Coastal... Read More


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