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Explanation: The Union Cabinet has given its approval to transfer 11.35 acres of land to Airports Authority of India, AAI by way of exchanging equivalent land of AAI at Anisabad in Patna. The proposed land at Patna Airport will be used for expansion of the airport and construction of new terminal building along-with other associated infrastructures. The State Government has also agreed in principle for transfer of the land.
Explanation: : Dubai International Airport remained the world’s busiest airport for international passengers in 2016, with annual traffic rising 7.2% to 8.36 crore passengers during the year. The airport attributed the passenger growth to the addition of 11 new destinations by local airlines in the year. Dubai overtook London’s Heathrow in 2014 to become the world’s busiest airport for international traffic.
Explanation: The ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu on Monday announced that a bill to replace the ordinance lifting the Supreme Court-ordered ban on the traditional bull-taming sport, Jallikattu, was passed in the state assembly unanimously. The Jallikattu Bill, which was tabled in the House by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, aims to permanently protect the bull-taming festival from legal challenges.
Explanation: In UK, a very high air pollution warning has been issued for London for the first time under a new alert system. Warnings are being issued at bus stops, roadside signs and Tube stations under the new system set up by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The rise has been attributed to cold, calm and settled weather, meaning winds are not dispersing local pollutants. A spike in pollution on Sunday was the highest level recorded since April 2011.
Explanation: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has awarded the first ever Hugo Chavez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The award, that honours Venezuela’s former President Hugo Chavez, recognised “Putin as a great leader of peace”. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro had earlier called Putin a “fighter for peace” and said he will be given the first award.
Explanation: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, whose term was to end on January 28, has been given a one-year extension in office. Jaishankar, a 1977-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was appointed in 2015, after the then Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh was asked to resign. He has been a former ambassador to the US and China, and also a high commissioner to Singapore.
Explanation: British snooker professional Ronnie O’Sullivan sealed a world record seventh Masters title after registering a comeback victory over compatriot Joe Perry in London on Sunday. O’Sullivan has now surpassed Stephen Hendry’s tally of six Masters trophies. “When I was younger I was just happy to win one, so to win seven, someone up there is looking after me”, said O’Sullivan.
Explanation: In United States, Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo to lead the CIA as Director. Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas was lauded by President Donald Trump during Trump’s speech at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia on Saturday.
Explanation: The government had, in 2008, declared 24th January each year to be observed as the National Girl Child Day. The objective is to raise the consciousness of society towards the girl child so that she can be valued and respected. In the national capital, a special function has been organised by the Women and Child Development Ministry to mark the occasion.
Explanation: The Centre will invest 5,500 crore rupees in North East in telecom infrastructure in the next two years. Talking to newspersons in Guwahati this evening,Telecom Secretary J S Deepak said that much thrust has been given to improve the telecom scenario in North East. He said that by the end of next year all Gram Panchayat of the country will be connected through optical fibre network. Mr.Deepak further said that North East is likely to achieve it ahead of other states.
Explanation: Uber on Monday announced that it will soon be launching its standalone food delivery app UberEATs in India. Uber will partner with local restaurants to list their menu on the app and will have registered couriers to deliver the food. Uber first tested its food delivery service in 2014 in Los Angeles, and currently runs it in 58 cities worldwide.
Explanation: US-based astronomer Jennifer Johnson has created a periodic table which links elements in our solar system with their origin. It categorises the sources of elements under six physical processes of the universe, including the ‘Big Bang fusion’ and ‘cosmic ray fission’. For instance, oxygen originated from supernovae and is listed under ‘exploding massive stars’ category.
Explanation: The government has extended the tenure of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das by three months till 31st of May. Appointment Committee of Cabinet has approved the proposal for extension in service in respect of Mr Das, with effect from 1st of March 2017.
Explanation: Google’s parent firm Alphabet has rehired Yoky Matsuoka as the Chief Technology Officer of its smart home brand Nest after her 7-month stint at Apple. Matsuoka had joined Apple in May 2016 to work on the company’s health initiatives. Matsuoka also Co-founded Google X, the Alphabet research lab that produced Google’s self-driving car and Google Glass.
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