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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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 20 JANUARY 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Country’s First National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai On 19th January 2019, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi launched the Country’s First National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai, Maharashtra, that seeks to portray over a century-old journey of movies in India. Salient Features of the Museum: i. The state-of-the-art museum has been built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore and is housed in two buildings – the New Museum Building and the 19th century historic palace Gulshan Mahal – in the Films Division campus in Mumbai. ii. The National Museum of Indian Cinema was build under the guidance by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 19 JANUARY 2019

National News PM Narendra Modi Launches National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai. The development of the Museum was guided by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by Shyam Benegal.  ii. An innovation Committee headed by Prasoon Joshi provided an upgrade to the NMIC. Built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore, the museum depicts the journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode.  India To Host 14th Session Of The Conference Of Parties To UNCCD i. India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to address the issue… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 18 JANUARY 2019

National News PM Modi 3-Day Visit to Gujarat: Complete Highlights  i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a 3-day visit to Gujarat. He attended/inaugurated various initiatives at the different venues. ii. Here are the complete highlights of the visit of PM Modi to Gujarat: 1. PM Modi Inaugurates the Ahmedabad Shopping Festival-2019 2. PM unveils Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show in Gandhinagar 3. PM Modi to inaugurate 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit today Useful Info- Om Prakash Kohli is the present Governor of Gujarat.  Hamisar Lake in Bhuj town is the Largest Man Made lake in Gujarat.  BES EXPO 2019 Begins In New Delhi i. Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare and TRAI Chairman RS Sharma inaugurated the 25th… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 17 JANUARY 2019

National News PM Dedicates Kollam Bypass in Kerala to Nation i. PM Narendra Modi has dedicated the Kollam Bypass on the National Highway-66 to the nation. It reduces travel time between Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram.  ii. This is the first National Highway project in the country taken up on a 50:50 Centre-State partnership. He also launched development projects worth over Rs 1,500 cr in Odisha. Useful Info- Ganeshi Lal is the present Governor of Odisha. MP CM Launches Rs 50,000 cr Farm Loan Waiver Scheme  ‘Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana i. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched his government’s Rs 50,000-crore farm debt-waiver scheme named ‘Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana’. It is expected to benefit 55 lakh small and marginal farmers. ii. The… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 16 JANUARY 2019

National News 1st National EMRS National Sports Meet 2019 Held in Hyderabad i. The 1st National Level Sports Meet for the students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) was inaugurated by Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs at G.M.C Balayogi Stadium, Hyderabad. ii. The Minister also launched an app ‘EMRS Sports Meet’ dedicated on the occasion. The event had participation of 1777 students comprising of 975 boys and 802 girls representing 20 States of the country. Useful Info- The scheme of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) is one of the flagship intervention of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India introduced in the year 1997-98 to ensure tribal students get access to quality… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 15 JANUARY 2019

National News Government Launched 2 National Level Initiatives in Field Of Science Communication i. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) along with Doordarshan (DD), Prasar Bharati launched two science communication initiatives, DD Science and India Science. The initiatives were inaugurated by Union Science & Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. ii. While DD Science is an one-hour slot on Doordarshan National channel, India Science is a internet-based channel, which is available on any internet-enabled device, and will offer live, scheduled play and video-on-demand services. India’s Largest Startup Ecosystem Inaugurated in Kerala i. India got its largest startup ecosystem when Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated a 1.8-lakh-square-feet facility housing incubation set-ups across a string of segments in modern technology. ii. The Integrated Startup… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 14 JANUARY 2019

 National News Gujarat Becomes The First State To Implement 10% Quota For General Category i. Gujarat has become the first state to implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections of the general category. This comes a day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the bill. ii. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani stated that it will also be applicable to jobs for which announcement has been made but the procedure is yet to commence. Useful Info- Gujarat Governor- Om Prakash Kohli.  Sushil Modi To Head Committee On GST Revenue Shortfall Faced By States i. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi will head the 7-member committee to look into revenue shortfall being… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 13 JANUARY 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS Four more projects of Rs. 190.46 crore sanctioned under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes of M/o Tourism On 11th January 2019, Four new projects for Rs. 190.46 Crores under the tourism infrastructure development schemes, Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD(Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) was launched by Ministry of Tourism in the states of Meghalaya, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Details of Sanctioned projects i. The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned the project ‘Development of West Khasi Hills (Nongkhlaw- Krem Tirot – Khudoi & Kohmang Falls – Khri River- Mawthadraishan, Shillong), Jaintia Hills (Krang Suri Falls- Shyrmang- Iooksi), Garo Hills (Nokrek Reserve, Katta Beel, Siju Caves)’ in Meghalaya for Rs. 84.95 crore under North East Circuit of Swadesh Darshan Scheme. ii. Under the Spiritural… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 12 JANUARY 2019

6 States Sign Agreement For Renukaji Multipurpose Dam Project i. An agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project was signed in New Delhi among the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand in the presence of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari. All the six Chief Ministers were present on the occasion. ii. Under the agreement, three storage projects are proposed to be constructed on the river Yamuna and two of its tributaries – Tons and Giri in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. India’s 1st Manned Mission To Space By December 2021: ISRO i. ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan has announced that the organization is well prepared to… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 11 JANUARY 2019

National News India’s Longest Single Lane Steel Cable Bridge Opened in Arunachal Pradesh i. India’s longest 300-meter single lane steel cable suspension bridge was inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu. He also laid the foundation stone for a district secretariat building. ii. The bridge across the Siang river at Yingkiong in Upper Siang district has been named Byorung Bridge. It is built at a cost of Rs48.43-crore provided by the DONER (Department for Development of North Eastern Region) Ministry. The Bridge will reduce the distance from Yinkiong to Tuting by almost 40 km.  iii. The Centre had sanctioned 268 road projects worth Rs3,800-crore under the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Mr. Khandu also announced Rs10-crore for… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 10 JANUARY 2019

National News PM Modi Launched Various Development Projects in Solapur i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched development projects worth Rs 1,100 cr at Solapur in Maharashtra. Referring to the passage of The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, PM, Modi described it as a landmark moment in the nation’s history.  ii. PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for an over 1800 crore rupee housing project of 30,000 units under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. It will benefit the homeless poor like rag pickers, rickshaw pullers, textile and beedi workers. Useful Info- Maharashtra CM: Devendra Fadnavis, Governor: C Vidyasagar Rao.  Rajya Sabha Passes Reservation Bill Granting 10% Quota For Upper Caste EWS… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 9 JANUARY 2019

National News Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 Passed in Lok Sabha  i. The Citizenship Amendment bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistanwas passed by Lok Sabha. The Bill provides for Indian citizenship to such immigrants after six years of residence in India instead of 12 years currently.  ii. Home Minister Rajnath Singh moved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha and was passed after a discussion. The Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 in order to grant citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have lived in India for six years.  RBI Forms Committee To Boost Digital Payments i.… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 8 JANUARY 2019

106th Session of Indian Science Congress Concludes in Jalandhar  i. The 106th session of Indian Science Congress (ISC), 2019concluded in Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab. The five-day session was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and attended by Union Science & Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. ii. As a part of the Indian Science Congress, Women’s Science Congress was held which was inaugurated by Union Minister for Textiles & Industry Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani. The major attractions were the 55-feet, 25-ton massive robot ‘Metal Magna’ installed at the entrance gate.  4th Edition Of Raisina Dialogue Held In New Delhi  i. The fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue has begun in New Delhi. Norway Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg delivered inaugural address in… Read More

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