Top Current Affairs of the day: 25 January 2020


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  • India, Bangladesh signs to upgrade Ashuganj-Akhaura road

    239 days ago
    India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to upgrade Ashuganj-Akhaura road into a 4-lane highway on 24 January. The agreement aim is to upgrade the 50.58 kilometre long road between Ashuganj river port and the Akhaura land port in Bangladesh into a 4-lane highway.
    Aim: The project is aimed to boost connectivity between the North-eastern part of India and Bangladesh. It will facilitate sub-regional connectivity among South and South-east Asian countries.
    Agreement: ♦ Under... Read More

    The 13th annual edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival began in Rajasthan

    239 days ago
    The 13th annual edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is being held in at Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The festival was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. During the occasion, he released a book titled Bijji: Timeless Tales from Marwa written by Vishes Kothari. Theme: The theme of the Jaipur Literature festival is "learning each other's stories". The festival aims to motivate a new generation of readers, writers, and literature... Read More
    Category: Festivals

    World Archery lifted its ban on AAI

    239 days ago
    World Archery lifted its ban on the Archery Association of India (AAI) to boost Indian archers' preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. World Archery has instructed to make changes in its constitution regarding athlete membership, resolve governance issues and develop a strategic plan. The move comes after the elections held in New Delhi on 18 January.
    Ban: On 5 August 2019, the World Archery suspended the AAI for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies. The two factions... Read More
    Category: Sports

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    Veteran film producer Vinay Sinha passed away

    239 days ago
    Veteran film producer Vinay Sinha passed away on 24 January 2020. He directed famous films like Andaz Apna Apna and Rafoo Chakkar. The cause of death was unknown. Vinay Kumar Sinha: Vinay Kumar Sinha was the vice president of the Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association. His movie Andaz Apna Apna received a classic status among the Hindi audiences. Vinay Sinha also produced films like Rafoo Chakkar and Chor Police and a few TV shows.
    Category: Obituary

    Brazilian President Bolsonaro arrived at New Delhi as chief guest on Republic Day

    239 days ago
    Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro arrived at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. He was received by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 January 2020. Bolsonaro was invited as chief guest on Republic Day. He is on a four-day visit to India to explore ways to boost trade ties at a time both the large economies are hit by slowdowns. Agenda: ♦ The Brazilian President will hold talks with Indian Officials to promote several international fora.
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    EU leaders signed UK withdrawal deal

    240 days ago
    The heads of the European Commission and Council, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, signed the Withdrawal Agreement of the UK. The move comes ahead of the UK's exit from the EU on 31 January 2020. Brexit ended 46 years of run in the European Union club. Queen Elizabeth II gave her assent to the Brexit on 23 January. It was also signed by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 25 January.
    After its exit, the country has agreed to abide by EU rules during a transition period until... Read More
    Category: International

    India took over the chairmanship of FEMBoSA from Bangladesh

    240 days ago
    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora assumed Chairmanship of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) on 24 January for the year 2020. India took over the Chair of FEMBoSA from KM Nurul Huda, CEC of Bangladesh. Mr.Huda handed over the Logo of FEMBoSA to Mr. Arora at the 10th Annual Meeting of  FEMBoSA held in New Delhi 24 January. FEMBoSA: FEMBoSA was established at the 3rd Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of South Asian Association... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs proposes to declare 6th Schedule Area status to Ladakh

    240 days ago
    Ministry of Tribal Affairs has proposed to declare the 6th Schedule Area status to Ladakh. The proposal was made by the Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda. The Ministry is taking all necessary measures to preserve and enrich the rich legacy of Ladakh. Also, the environmentalist Sonam Wangchuk appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to preserve the culture and identity of Ladakh. 6th Schedule Area status: The Constitution of India has alloted special provisions for the administration of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    First war memorial for animals to come up in Meerut

    240 days ago
    Government is to set up a war memorial for animals in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The memorial will be set up at the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) Centre and College in Meerut. RVC is where the army breeds, rears, and trains dogs, mules and horses. War memorial in Meerut: ♦ The memorial will feature a heroine who lost her life in a counter-insurgency operation in Kashmir in 2016. ♦ It will feature some others who acquitted themselves creditably in the Kargil war India fought... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Two Day NH review concluded in Haryana

    240 days ago
    Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME along with General (Retd.) V. K. Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways conducted a review meeting on 23-24 January at Manesar near Gurugram, Haryana. The Ministers reviewed the projects of all National Highway development. They reviewed the project in a state-wise manner.
    Aim: The meeting was led to identify the issues and provide a way forward with clear timelines for most of the delayed... Read More

    CJI inaugurated the 79th Foundation Day Celebrations and All India Members Conference of ITAT

    240 days ago
    The Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice S.A. Bobde inaugurated the 79th Foundation Day Celebrations and All India Members' Conference of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) on 24 January in New Delhi. The conference was held from 24-25 January. Highlights: ♦ CJI stated that Tax Invasion is a Social Injustice to fellow citizens and arbitrary or excessive tax also results in injustice to taxpayers. ♦ They discussed introducing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) which can... Read More

    DRDO to display indigenously-developed military systems in 2020 DefExpo

    240 days ago
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is to display various indigenously-developed military systems and technologies in the forthcoming DefExpo 2020. It aims to bring alive the spirit of self-reliance and national pride.
    DefExpo2020: The 11th edition of the biennial Defexpo has been scheduled to be held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 5-9 February 2020. The theme of the DefExpo2020 is "Digital Transformation of Defence". The DefExpo is to be set up to showcase... Read More
    Category: Defence

    India, World Bank sign USD 210 mn loan agreement for Maharashtras Agribusiness

    240 days ago
    Government of India (GoI) and the World Bank signed a $210 million loan agreement for the State of Maharashtra. The loan was aimed to support Agribusiness and Rural Transformation projects in the state. The loan amount from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has a grace period of six years and a maturity period of 13.5 years. Aim: The project aims to support smallholder farmers to participate in competitive agriculture value chains and facilitate agri-business... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

    International Summit on Women in STEM was held in New Delhi

    240 days ago
    An International Summit on Women in STEM - Visualizing the Future: New Skylines on 23-24 January 2020 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Organized by: The 2-day international summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology.
    Aim: The Summit was organized with an aim to boost the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields for the development of scientific careers.
    Highlights: ♦ The... Read More

    National Tourism Day is celebrated on 25 January

    240 days ago
    National Tourism Day is celebrated on 25 January. The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of tourism for the country's economy. India offers tourism in the fields of natural, cultural, heritage,  sports, rural, medical, educational, business, cruise, and eco-tourism form.
    Aim: National Tourism Day is observed to cultivate awareness among the global community on the importance of tourism and its political, cultural, social, and financial worth. Tourism in... Read More

    National Voters Day is observed on 25 January

    240 days ago
    National Voters Day is observed on 25 January. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the voting rights of the people, especially among teenagers who are 18 to 19 years old and attract more voters.
    The day is observed at the National Level, Assembly Level, Constituency Level, State Level, Polling Station Level, and District Level.
    Aim: The day is observed to provide the youth with a sense of citizenship, empowerment, and pride in electoral participation. India is the... Read More
    Category: Important Days

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