Statyic Gk – List of Firsts in India (Male) – 04

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 JANUARY 2019

National News  National Salt Satyagraha Memorial Inaugurated At Dandi i: In commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi dedicated grand and iconic ‘National Salt Satyagraha Memorial’ constructed by the Central Public Works Department at Dandi, Gujarat to the Nation. ii: This prestigious work entrusted to CPWD by the Ministry of Culture,Govt. of India has been completed by the dedicated team of CPWD in 20 months’ time well within the sanctioned amount of Rs. 72.23 crores. UP Government Approves Construction Of Ganga Expressway i: Uttar Pradesh state cabinet has approved construction of a four-lane Ganga Expressway connecting Prayagraj to Western Utter Pradeshwhich would cost about 36,000 crore rupees. ii: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated that this expressway will provide better… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 JANUARY 2019

National News GST On Haj Reduced From 18% To 5% i: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that GST on Haj has been reduced from 18% to 5% and this will significantly lower the airfare thus saving Haj pilgrims’ 113 crore rupees this year.  ii: Mr. Naqvi also stated that for the first time since the independence 2,340 women from India will go on 2019 Haj without Mehram. Odisha Announces Jiban Sampark Project i: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced “Jiban Sampark” project in partnership with UNICEF India to generate awareness about the development and welfare initiatives of state government among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups of the state.  ii: The announcement was made after Patnaik inaugurated the annual tribal fair popularly known as “Adivasi Mela”. Useful… Read More

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Static Gk – List of Firsts in India (Male) – 02

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 JANUARY 2019

National News India’s Fastest Indigenous Train Renamed As Vande Bharat Express i. India’s fastest indigenous train which will run from Delhi to Varanasihas been named as Vande Bharat Express. Its previous name was Train 18. The new name has been given after taking suggestions from the general public. ii. It is a train built completely in India by Indian engineers in a span of 18 months and it is an example that it is possible to make world-class trains under Make in India.  Useful Info- Piyush Goyal is the present Railways Minister of India. John Mathai was the 1st Railways Minister of Independent India. The 16-coach train has been built by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai and cover the distance in 8 hours.… Read More

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Static Gk – List of Firsts in India (Male)

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 JANUARY 2019

NIC Hosts conclave on New Technologies On January 22,2019, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of National Informatics Centre (NIC) inaugurated a two-day Technology Conclave in New Delhi.The conclave was inaugurated by Shri Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.The theme of the conclave was “Technologies for NextGen Governance”.It concluded on 23rd January,2019. Key points: i. This Technology Conclave is considered to be the first move through a decade of digital technology and setting our path wide toward the New Digital India. ii. The technologies covered during this conclave were Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning Methodologies, Cloud Native Scalable Applications, Micro-services, Software Defined Infrastructure and Cyber Security. About New… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 26 JANUARY 2019

India poised to become world’s 5th largest economy: Modi India is on the way to becoming the fifth largest economy in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said recently. He was addressing the India-South Africa Business Forumorganised jointly by Indian Industry Chambers CII, FICCI and Assocham in the presence of visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. According to the projections released earlier this week by British consultancy multinational PwC, India is likely to surpass the UK in the 2019 rankings of world’s largest economies, knocking the latter from fifth to seventh place in the global table. Health research money increased by Rs 147 crore in India Public funding in India in the field of research and development for… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 25 JANUARY 2019

National News ISRO Successfully Launched PSLV C44 Carrying Kalamsat & Microsat R  i. The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched the PSLV C 44 carrying Kalam sat and imaging satellite Microsat R. The satellite was launched from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.  ii. Kalamsat is a ten cm cube weighing one-kilogram communication satellite with a life span of two months.  Useful Info- ISRO Director: K. Sivan, Headquarters: Bengaluru, Established in: 1969. DRDO Launches Long Range Surface to Air Missile Off Odisha Coast i. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) from naval warship INS Chennai. ii. The test was conducted off the coast of Odisha. The LR-SAM hit a low flying aerial… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 24 JANUARY 2019

National News Global Investors Summit Held In Chennai i. Tamil Nadu Government organised the 2nd edition of Global Investor summit in Chennai. The state government would soon unveil e-vehicle policy to give a boost to electric vehicles manufacturing in the state. ii. In the opening ceremony, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was the chief guest. Tamil Nadu government has allocated nearly Rs 75 crores to conduct the event. Useful Info- Tamil Nadu Governor: Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami (AIADMK), Capital: Chennai (Madras). PM Modi Launched Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana under which a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year. ii. The first batch of 40… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 23 JANUARY 2019

National News Important Cabinet Approvals: 23rd January 2019 i. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals. The important Cabinet Approvals are given as follows: ii. The Cabinet has approved-  1. MoC between India and Japan in the field of Food Processing Industry. 2. Extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda Ghaziabad 3. MoU between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the Recruitment of Domestic Workers 4. Amendment to the ‘Framework on Currency Swap Arrangement for SAARC Member Countries’ to incorporate ‘Standby Swap’ amounting to USD 400 million operated within the overall size of the facility. 5. Creation of the National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT).  Indian Navy Coordinates Largest Ever… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 JANUARY 2019

National News 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: All You Need To Know i. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Convention at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. ii. For the first time, the three day long convention is being organized in Varanasi from 21-23 January, 2019. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”. India Signs MoU With Sri Lanka to Modernize Facilities At Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies in Batticaloa i. India and Sri Lanka signed an MoU to provide modern infrastructural facilities to Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies of Eastern University in Batticaloa district of Sri Lanka. ii. The project involves refurbishment of the auditorium… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 21 JANUARY 2019

National News 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Begins At Varanasi i. The 15th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas begins at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The 3 day event is being organized in Varanasi for the first time.  ii. The theme this year is, ‘Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India’. Several world leaders of Indian origin, including the Chief Guest Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, will take part in the event and share their insights on the theme. India and JICA Sign Loan Agreements on Loan to India  i. India and Japan-India Cooperative Actions (JICA) signed the loan agreements under the Japanese Official Development Assistance Loan Program in New Delhi.  ii. The agreements under the Japanese Official Development Assistance… Read More

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GK – Governors of states of India 2019

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