Top Current Affairs of the day: 24 January 2020

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Last Updated: Jan 24,2020 18:53 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 24 January 2020
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  • The 15th Finance Commission held a meeting with the Goa state govt

    28 days ago
    The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman, Shri N.K. Singh along with its Members and senior officials held meeting with the Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Pramod Sawant.
    Highlights: ♦ The Goa State Government has been irregular in the constitution of State Finance Commission and not implemented recommendations of any two SFCs so far constituted in spite of having 190 Village Panchayats and 14 ULBs.
    ♦ The committee was concerned about the functions mentioned under the... Read More


    Maharashtra topped the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games champions

    28 days ago
    Maharashtra topped the Khelo India Youth Games champions 2020. The total medal tally of 256 medals, including 78 gold. Haryana ranked second and won a medal tally of 200. Organized by: The 2020 Games is conducted in partnership with the School Games Federation of India (SGFI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), and Assam STate government.
    Top 5 states that won the games are: 1) Maharashtra 2) Haryana 3) Delhi 4) Karnataka 5) Uttar Pradesh
    Category: Sports


    Private all-women cab service has been launched in Indira Gandhi International Airport

    28 days ago
    Private all-women cab service has recently been launched from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The move is to make women feel safe in the national capital.
    Women with Wheels: ♦ The service has been titled as Women with Wheels. It can be availed for any part of Delhi.
    ♦ It will operate from a kiosk near Pillar Number 16 at the airport. ♦ The cabs will run exclusively for women commuters and are driven by women drivers who are hired from an NGO named... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Narendra Tomar held meeting with Brazilian Agriculture Minister to boost agricultural ties

    28 days ago
    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar held a bilateral meeting with the Brazilian Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Ms. Tereza Cristina Correa da Costa Dias during her visit to India. The Ministers discussed various bilateral trade opportunities, interests, and issues.
    Highlights: ♦ Both the Ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation in the agriculture and allied sectors.
    ♦ They discussed the ways to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    First Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre was established in Africa

    28 days ago
    The first convention centre was established in Africa by India to honour the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. The Centre was jointly inaugurated by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. Mr.Jaishankar is on his state visit to the West African country, Niger. He is the first Indian Foreign Minister to visit the West African country. Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC): ♦ The establishment of the Mahatma Gandhi International... Read More


    National Girl Child Day is celebrated on 24 January

    28 days ago
    National Girl Child Day is celebrated on 24 January. The day aims to create awareness about the rights of the girl child in India. It aims to improve the condition of girls in society. Aim: The day aims to provide support and facilities to the girls of the country in every respect. It also aims to create awareness about the inequalities, discrimination, exploitation faced by the girls in the society.
    History: The National Girl Child Day was instituted by the Ministry of Women and... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    First e-waste clinic to be opened in Bhopal

    28 days ago
    India's first e-waste clinic is to be inaugurated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 24 January. It was jointly set up by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The e-waste clinic will be started on the basis of a three-month pilot project.
    e-waste clinic: ♦ The clinic is set up in accordance with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. ♦ The e-waste clinic will segregate, process and dispose of the waste from both household and... Read More
    Category: Environment


    The US has passed new visa rules aimed to restrict birth tourism

    28 days ago
    The US has passed new visa rules aimed to restrict birth tourism, in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children could have the US passport. New Rules: According to the rules in the Federal Register, applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined by consular officers to be coming to the US primarily to give birth.
    People with medical needs will be treated like other foreigners coming to the US for medical treatment. The travellers must prove... Read More
    Category: International


    SEBI to use AI to curb market manipulations

    28 days ago
    The market regulator, Securities, and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) have announced that it is to monitor and analyze social media posts to keep a tab on possible market manipulations. The announcement was made by SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi on 23 January 2020. AI & ML: ♦ SEBI will acquire capabilities that involve the use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data analytics and natural language processing tools to spot market manipulation.
    ♦ It will... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


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    RBI increased VEE limit for FPI to Rs.1,50,000 crore

    28 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reopened the allotment of the investment limit under the revised Voluntary Retention Route (VRR) for debt investments by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) from 24 January. RBI has increased the investment limit under VRR to Rs.1,50,000 crore from the Rs.75,000 crore, with a minimum retention period of three years. The move aims to attract more foreign funds into the country. History: In March 2019, the RBI introduced a separate channel named 'Voluntary... Read More


    GoI partnered with Infosys to improve the performance of GSTN

    28 days ago
    The government is has partnered with Infosys to improve the performance of the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) filing portal on a permanent basis. Infosys is the managed service provider for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the country. GoI has worked several technological measures with Infosys. The measures will be announced by April 2020. Revised GST for tax filers: ♦ In another move, the government revised the dates for the GSTR-3B returns filling. It was based on... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India ranked 80th in the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index

    28 days ago
    India ranked 80th in the global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 (CPI-2019). In 2018, India ranked 78th in the index. The index was released by Transparency International. Report Findings: ♦ The report considered revealed that a majority of countries showed little to no improvement in tackling corruption against the previous report. ♦ It considered 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure public sector corruption in 180 countries ♦ It ranks the countries of a... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    IOCL signed MoU with Ghana to implement Ghanas National LPG Promotion Policy

    28 days ago
    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ghana's National Petroleum Authority (NPA) on 23 January 2020 at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. The MoU was signed by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan witnesses media signing of an MOU on LPG cooperation with National Petroleum Authority (NPA) and Ministry of Energy (Petroleum) Ghana.
    MoU Provisions: ♦ As per the MoU, IOCL will expand Ghana's liquified petroleum gas... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    ILO released 2020 World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends

    28 days ago
    International Labour Organization (ILO) released the World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2020 (WESO). The report highlighted that more than 470 million people worldwide are unemployed or underemployed. Report Highlights: ♦ The report forecasted Global unemployment to increase by around 2.5 million in 2020. ♦ It reported that around 188 million people are unemployed in the world.
    ♦ Also, 165 million people, aged between 15 and 24, lack sufficient paid... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    ECI organized 1st Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture

    28 days ago
    The Election Commission of India (ECI) organized the 1st Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture on 23 January. The lecture was organized as a tribute to the first Chief Election Commissioner of India. The memorial lecture was hosted to mark the 70th year of inception. Former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee delivered the inaugural lecture on electoral processes of India and the challenges of the electoral systems. Sukumar Sen: Sukumar Sen was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India.... Read More


    DMMC, Munnan Singh won the 2020 Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar award

    28 days ago
    Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020 was announced on the occasion of Subhash Chandra Bose birth anniversary which was celebrated on 23 January 2020.
    Awardees: Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre (DMMC), Uttarakhand under the institution category won the award. DMMC received a certificate and a cash prize of Rs.51 lakhs. The cash prize will be used by the winning institution for Disaster Management related activities only.
    Under the Individual category, the... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    NITI Aayog to develop National Data and Analytics Platform

    28 days ago
    NITI Aayog has announced that it is to develop the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) on 23 January. The platform aims to allow the stakeholders to access publicly available government data in a user-friendly manner. NDAP was released by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. NDAP: ♦ NDAP hosts the latest datasets from various government websites. ♦ It provides tools for analytics and visualization.
    ♦ NDAP uses a user-centric approach to enable data... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    International Day of Education is observed on 24 January

    28 days ago
    International Day of Education is observed on 24 January every year. The day aims to celebrate the role of education for peace and development. The day aims to remind that without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all. The day reminds the countries that it will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty without education. Theme: The theme for 2020 International Day is 'Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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