Current Affairs Today 12th January 2019 | Current Affairs News

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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

National Youth Day

  • National Youth Day is celebrated in all over the worldon 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
  • In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day
  • Since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL

6 states signed agreement for Renukaji dam multipurpose project

  • Six states Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh signed an agreement for construction of Renukaji Dam Multi Purpose Project.
  • Agreement on water sharing was signed on 28 August 2008.
  • Renukaji Dam project has been conceived as a storage project on the Giri river (tributary of the Yamuna) in Sirmour district of Himachal. It envisages construction if 148 m high rock-filled dam for supply of 23 cumec water to Delhi and other basin states.
  • Three projects are proposed to be constructed on the Yamuna and two of its tributaries, Tons and Giri, in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh of the Upper Yamuna Basin.
  • These include Lakhwar project on the Yamuna in Uttarakhand, Kisau on the Tons in Uttarakhand and Himachal, and Renukaji on the Giri in Himachal.
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Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari
Constituency Nagpur, Maharashtra

VP Naidu inaugurated 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019

  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019 in Mumbai.
  • Theme of Summit is New India Rising to Global Occasions
  • The summit is expected to build new partnerships and explore investment opportunities in sectors like Artificial Intelligence, big data, food processing, defence, aeronautics, renewable energy and tourism.
  • The Partnership Summit 2019 is being organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Maharashtra Government and the Confederation of Indian Industry.
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Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu
Constituency Andhra Pradesh, Rajya Sabha

 

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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
 Headquarters New Delhi
President Rakesh Bharti Mittal

Government launched Web Wonder Women Campaign

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, has launched an online campaign, ‘#www : Web Wonder Women’.
  • The Campaign aims to discover and celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have been driving positive agenda of social change via social media.
  • The Campaign has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India in association with the NGO Breakthrough and Twitter.
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Ministry of Women and Child Development
Union Minister Smt Maneka Gandhi
Constituency Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh

 Government launched National Clean Air Programme 

  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) aiming to reduce toxic particulate matter by 2024,
  • With 2019 as its first year, Centre has set a mid-term (five-year) target to reduce air pollution by 20-30% by 2024, taking 2017 as the base year..
  • The Environment Ministry has announced a budget of Rs 300 crore for two years to tackle air pollution across 102 cities, which have been identified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for not meeting the pollution standards set by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
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Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan
Constituency Chandni Chowk, Delhi

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE

Sikkim will become first state to roll out Universal Basic Income

  • Sikkim becomes the first state in the country to introduce the scheme called the Universal Basic Income (UBI).
  • Universal basic income (UBI) is a model for providing all citizens of a country with a given sum of money, regardless of their income, resources or employment status.
  • This scheme is alternative to social welfare programmes with benefits towards reducing poverty.
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Sikkim Capital Gangtok
CM Pawan Kumar Chamling
Governor Ganga Prasad

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION

Yes Bank appoints BrahmDutt as non executive part-time chairman

  • Yes Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank has appointed BrahmDutt as non-executive part-time chairman to the board.
  • BrahmDutt has been on Yes Bank’s board since July 2013 as an independent director,
  • He is currently also the chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Yes Bank Headquarters Mumbai
Tagline Experience our Expertise
CEO Rana Kapoor

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE

 6th ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ Inaugurated in Chandigarh

  • The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development is organising the sixth edition of the festival.
  • Three-day ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ will begin at Leisure Valley in Sector-10 here on Saturday to celebrate and promote women farmers and entrepreneurs in the organic sector from the remotest parts of India.
  • The Women of India Organic Festival has been held annually in New Delhi since 2015, and makes its debut in Chandigarh this year,
  • Through this festival, the Ministry aims to educate people about its various initiatives and schemes relating to women and children.
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Ministry of Women and Child Development
Union Minister SmtManeka Gandhi
Constituency Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh

 Global Skill Summit 2019 held in Ranchi, Jharkhand

  • To mark employment generation for 1.06 lakh youths in a year, Government of Jharkhand organized Global Skill Summit – 2019 in Ranchi during which appointment letters were given to all the candidates.
  • Jharkhand is the only state in the country where three global summits were organized in a row merely in four years
  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, &Skill Development and Entrepreneurship today attended the summit
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Jharkhand Capital Ranchi
CM Raghubar Das
Governor Draupadi Murmu

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOBILE APPLICATION

‘Police-E-Eye’ app Launched

  • The Coimbatore city traffic police launched a mobile application ‘Police-E-Eye’ for the public to report traffic violation.
  • The application will enable public to take pictures of traffic rule violators and upload them for the police to view and take actions.
  • The app was developed by a seven-member team of Aveon Infotech

Army Tech Seminar (ARTECH 2019) held in New Delhi

  • Indian Army organised the Army Technology Seminar-2019 in New Delhi.
  • Theme of the seminar is “Disruptive Impact of Emerging Technologies on Land Warfare”
  • The seminar was aimed to bring together stakeholders in the military, academia and industry to provide perspective on the available and emerging technologies.
  • The event was attended by Dr Subhash Bhamre, Raksha Rajya Mantri, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, Shri Ajay Kumar, Secretary Department of Defence Production and other dignitaries from Ministry of Defence.
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency Rajya Sabha, Karnataka

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

USA Cricket becomes ICC’s 105th member

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday announced USA Cricket as its 105th member.
  • As a Member of the ICC, USA Cricket is now eligible to receive funding in accordance with the ICC Development Funding Policy and can sanction domestic and international cricket in the United States.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from Australia, England and South Africa.
  • It was renamed as the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and again renamed as International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1989.
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ICC Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chairperson Shashank Manohar
CEO Dave Richardson

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