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January 24 2019 Daily Current Affairs

Daily Current Affairs – January 24 2019
IMPORTANT DAYS
January 24 – International Day of Education
International Day of Education is celebrated every year on January 24. The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education.


January 24 – National Girl Child Day
National Girl Child Day is being observed. The theme this year is ‘Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow’.

The Women and Child Development Ministry has organised an event in Delhi to observe the anniversary of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme. 

NATIONAL
Goa
Inauguration of the third bridge over the Mandovi river
Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the third bridge over the Mandovi river in Panaji on January 27.

Jammu & Kashmir
Winter Carnival commences
The Winter Carnival has commenced at Drass, the second coldest inhabited place in the world. Various sports events such as Ice Skating, Snow Ski, Polo, and Archery will also be held.

Jharkhand
I&B Ministry to facilitate Jharkhand International Film Festival
Information and Broadcasting Ministry will facilitate Jharkhand International Film Festival, 2019 through Directorate of Film Festivals. The festival will be organised in Ranchi from 1st to 3rd of next month with a view to promote and showcase the Best of Indian cinema.

Tamil Nadu
2-Day Global Investors Summit
The two-day Global Investors Summit, being organised by Tamil Nadu government, is underway in Chennai.

It is being participated by about five thousand delegates from industries in India and abroad.

Uttar Pradesh
69th foundation day
Uttar Pradesh is celebrating it’s 69th foundation day. To celebrate the occasion the main function was organised at Awadh Shilp Gram in Lucknow.

INTERNATIONAL
UN chief warns, world is “losing the race” on climate change
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change and demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord.

Venezuela announces breaking off diplomatic ties with US
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that he is breaking off diplomatic ties with the United States after his American counterpart Donald Trump recognised Opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s interim President.

Mr Maduro gave all US diplomatic staff in Venezuela 72 hours to leave the country.

Kamala Harris raises over 1 Million USD within 24 hrs
In the United States, Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator, has raised a whopping more than 1 million US Dollar funds within 24 hours after announcing her Presidential bid for 2020.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES
National conference on Agriculture-Zaid/summer campaign 2019
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare today organised a national conference on Agriculture-Zaid/summer campaign 2019 in New Delhi. The objective of the conference was to discuss about the prospects of boosting production in the upcoming Zaid/summer cropping season. 

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal given additional charge of Finance Ministry
Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has been assigned to temporarily hold the portfolios of Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs during the period of the indisposition of Arun Jaitley. 

DEFENCE
‘INS Kohassa’
Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned the new Naval Air Base ‘INS Kohassa’ at Diglipur in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

AWARDS
Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award – Girish Pant, Surender Singh Kandhari and Dr Zulekha Daud [Three Indian expats from the UAE]

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy – Virat Kohli

Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Rishabh Pant

Umpire of the Year – Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena

Spirit of Cricket award – New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson

SPORTS
Indonesia Masters Badminton
PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth reached the quarter-finals at the Indonesia Masters Badminton in Jakarta.

Australian Open Tennis
Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic and Naomi Osaka from Japan have reached the Women Singles Grand Slam finals.

India Vs New Zealand ODI series
India crushed New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first ODI in Napier to lead the 5 match series 1-0.

India Vs New Zealand Women ODI series
Indian Women’s team thrashed New Zealand by nine wickets in the first One-day International at Napier.
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