Top 15 Current Affairs of the day:31 January 2019


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Top 15 Current Affairs of the day:31 January 2019

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31 January 2019

The ICICI Bank has decided to terminate the contract of former MD and CEO, Chanda Kochhar. Ms. Kochhar, who assumed charge as MD and CEO on May 1, 2009, resigned in October last year. The bank also said there would be a clawback of bonuses paid between 2009 and 2019.  In June last year, the bank formed the one-member panel, assisted by a law firm, to look into the allegations of conflict of interest against Ms.Kochhar in relation to a loan given to Videocon Industries. The panel by B.N.... Read More

31 January 2019

Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann was reappointed chief of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit. Mr.Mann had resigned from the post last year in protest against AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s apology to former SAD Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. Mr.Mann is an Indian politician. In May 2014, he became the MP for Sangrur constituency, Punjab. He is also a professional comedian who performs skits in the Punjabi language.

31 January 2019

JSW Energy is planning to invest as much as Rs.6,500 crore in the manufacture of electric passenger cars. The company is already in discussion with leading global OEMs and engineering service providers on product and technology partnerships for electric vehicles.  The company reported over three-fold growth in its December quarter net profits to Rs.146 crore, compared to Rs.47 crore in the year-earlier period due to better realizations from both merchant and PPA customers. The rise in... Read More

31 January 2019

Ministry of Textiles and Government of India launched Artisan Speak at Elephanta Caves (UNESCO heritage site). The aim is to strengthen the handlooms and textiles sector of India. The event has been held to showcase the GI Textiles of India, through a confluence of fashion, music, and dance.  Many textiles companies signed agreements with the Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles on the occasion. Under... Read More

31 January 2019

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced entering into agreements worth $93 million for providing Naval Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) systems to India. The contracts for the air defence system were entered with the Indian Navy and the Cochin Shipyard.  Under the contracts, IAI will provide complementary systems for the air defense system. They involve follow up orders for a range of maintenance and other services for various sub-systems of IAI’s... Read More

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31 January 2019

Ministry of Textiles and Government of India launched Artisan Speak at Elephanta Caves (UNESCO heritage site). The aim is to strengthen the handlooms and textiles sector of India. The event has been held to showcase the GI Textiles of India, through a confluence of fashion, music, and dance.  Many textiles companies signed agreements with the Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles on the occasion. Under... Read More

31 January 2019

The World Leprosy Eradication Day is celebrated on 30th January 2019. It is to stress the need for eradicating the disease. It also brings to light the discrimination and stigma that people suffer from society every day.  The theme for World Leprosy Day is ‘ending discrimination, stigma, and prejudice’. Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease is a highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae.

31 January 2019

The Dubai International Airport (DXB) has been named as the world's busiest airport for international passengers for the fifth consecutive year. The UAE's aviation sector's contribution to the country's economy also grows steadily.  Dubai became the world's busiest airport for international passenger traffic in 2014 when it overtook London's Heathrow Airport. Indian travellers emerging as the largest source of traffic for the airport which registered a... Read More

31 January 2019

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated first Astro Turf Football Pitch of the State at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima, Nagaland. The pitch was inaugurated on the occasion of 100th birth anniversary of the legendary footballer Dr. T. Ao. The state government also planned to partner with Bhaichung Bhutia Football schools for a game development plan. It will begin with young-footballers in which under-16 footballers all over the state will receive an opportunity to be part of this... Read More

31 January 2019

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal received the Carnot prize for his work towards sustainable energy solutions from University of Pennsylvania in New Delhi. This award rewards the works done by Piyush Goyal to reform the electricity sector and extended access to electricity to 18,000 villages.

31 January 2019

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country.  It is inaugurated at the fourth Convention of 2-day “Agrivision-2019” organized by Vidyarthi Kalyan Nyas in Pusa, New Delhi. This project (Rs 1100 crore) is to be funded by the World Bank and the Indian Government on a 50:50 basis.

31 January 2019

According to report,India ranked 78 out of 180 countries with a score of 41. Denmark topped the index, with 88 points.  China ranked 87 and Pakistan ranked 117 It was followed by New Zealand, with 87 points and Finland with 85.  Sudan was the worst with a score of 10 points, while Somalia and Syria followed it up with 13 points each.  Overall, more than two-thirds of the 180 countries scored below 50 in the index, with an average score of only 43.

31 January 2019

Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has been conferred ODF++ (Open Defecation Free Plus Plus) status by the Swachh Bharat Mission in the run-up to the Swachh Survekshan rankings.  Swachh Bharat Mission:  ♦ Launched on: October 2014 ♦ Launched by: Prime Minister Narendra Modi  ♦ Aim: To eliminate open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets ♦ During the period of 2014 to 2019, it... Read More

31 January 2019

UP government approved construction of world’s longest expressway connecting Prayagraj with western UP. It will have a length of 600 km. Ganga expressway will start from Meerut and will touch Amroha, Shajahanpur, Rac Bareli, Pratapgarh, Bulandshahr, Badaun, Farrukhabad, Hardon, Kannauj, before reaching Prayagraj. The estimated cost of the project will be around Rs. 36,000cr. The expressway will provide massive connectivity in the state and in nearby cities. Another expressway project... Read More

31 January 2019

A special scheme is launched by the Maharashtra government with an aim to curb infant deaths.  Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde launched the scheme by distributing baby care kits to the children born in Primary health center and Government Hospitals. The baby care kit contains a blanket, a small mattress, a towel, a thermometer, baby oil, shampoo, toys, nail cutter, gloves, socks, among other items.  The kit costs around Rs.2000 The scheme is applicable only for the first... Read More

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