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January 22 2019 Daily Current Affairs

Daily Current Affairs – January 22 2019

NATIONAL

Assam

10% quota to economically weaker sections in general category

The Assam Government has decided to give 10 percent quota in Government jobs and educational institutes to economically weaker sections in general category.


New Delhi

Heavy rains drastically reduced the pollution level

Heavy rains drastically reduced the pollution level in the national capital, which recorded the best air quality of this yea. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index in the city was 133, which falls in the ‘moderate’ category.

North-East States

Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura celebrating statehood day

Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura are celebrating their statehood day on 21.01.2019. On this day in 1972, all the three states became full-fledged states under the North Eastern Region (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.

Uttar Pradesh

15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. More than 300 Indian expats from UAE to participate in 15th edition of PBD.



Theme – “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India.”



Centers of Excellence inaugurated

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated Centers of Excellence at Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi.

INTERNATIONAL

Germany sanctions Iranian airline

Germany has banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, in an escalation of sanctions adopted by the European Union against Tehran over attacks on opponents in the bloc.

RANKINGS & INDEXES

2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report

India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media.

China topped the Trust Index among both the informed public and the general population segments.

India was at the second place in the informed public category and third place in the general population category.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

India Steel 2019 Exhibition and Conference

India Steel 2019 Exhibition and Conference will begin in Mumbai. The three-day event organised by Ministry of Steel will help chart out the future growth path of the steel industry.

2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019

The 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medical Products will be held in Goa from 23rd January. AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik will inaugurate the three day forum.

SCHEMES

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Awareness Programme

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India organises Insolvency and Bankruptcy Awareness Programme at Vadodara, Gujarat.

DEFENCE

Exercise SEA VIGIL

Ten years after “26/11”, the Indian Navy commenced the largest coastal defence exercise off the Indian coast.

Exercise SEA VIGIL, a first of its kind, is being undertaken along the entire 7516.6 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and is involving all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories along with all maritime stakeholders, including the fishing and coastal communities.

AWARDS

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The Award was given in two categories- Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar.

The Bal Shakti Puraskar was given to 26 shortlisted children including one joint award in the field of innovation, scholastic, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery.

SPORTS

Virat Kohli named Captain of ICC’s Test, ODI teams of Year

The International Cricket Council announced the men’s Test and ODI teams of the year. Virat Kohli has been named captain of both sides following a remarkable 2018 as batsman and skipper.

BCCI announces bonus of Rs 20 lakh

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a bonus of 20 lakh rupees each for the senior selection committee members following India’s maiden Test series win in Australia.

Indonesia Masters badminton

Indonesia Masters badminton tournament will begin in Jakarta.
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