Daily Current Affairs | 28th january 2020
1st ever 2-day long “Innovation festival” was organised by Arunachal Pradesh govt at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh state council for science & Technology (APSCS&T) with partnership with National Innovation Foundation organised the 1st ever Innovation festival at science centre IG Park, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh. The two days festival aims to encourage the cultural innovation among the people and students of Arunachal Pradesh.
About Arunachal Pradesh:
Capital city- Itanagar
Chief Minister- Pema Khandu
Governor- B.D. Mishra
State Animal- Gayal
State Bird- Great Hornbill
State Flower- Rhynchostylis Retusa
State Tree- Dipterocarpus retusus
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated India’s 1st Super Fab Lab
The Chief Minister(CM) of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated India’s 1st Super Fab Lab facility at the Integrated Startup Complex of the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM). The lab which will function in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States(US), will work in enhancing the hardware industry. It is the only such facility outside the United States(US).
Governor- Arif Mohammad Khan.
Chief Minister- Shri Pinarayi Vijayan.
Nickname(s)- God’s Own Country, Spice Garden of India, Land of Coconuts.
Dams- Idukki Dam, Malampuzha dam, Parambikulam dam, Neyyar dam.
Bharat Parv 2020 to be celebrated from 26th to 31st January
Bharat Parv, 2020, the programme to celebrate the Spirit of India, started at Red Fort on January 26, 2020 in New Delhi and will be continued till 31st January, 2020. pecial Secretary & Financial Adviser of Ministry of Tourism Shri Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi inaugurated the function in New Delhi.
Theme: “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” & “Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi”.
Chief Minister- Arvind Kejiriwal.
Governor- Anil Baijal.
Ministry of Tourism to fund the travel expenses of the tourist who visit 15 destinations of our country in 1 year
The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will fund the travel expenses of the tourist who submits the photos in tourism websites after visiting 15 destinations of our country in a year. It was announced by the Union Tourism Minister, Prahald Singh Patel during the concluding ceremony of the two-day National Tourism Conference held at Konark, Odisha. This conference was organised by Odisha government in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Chief Minister- Naveen Patnaik
Governor- Ganeshi Lal
Capital City- Bhubaneswar
State Tree- Sacred fig
State Flower- Ashoka
State Bird- Indian roller
State Animal- Sambar deer
Headquarters- New Delhi
President- Sangita Reddy
About Ministry of Tourism:
Minister- Prahlad Singh Patel
1st Ganga-Volga Dialogue of civilizations 2020 between India & Russia held in New Delhi
The 1st edition of Ganga-Volga Dialogue of Civilizations 2020 based on the theme “Connectivity”, between India & Russia was held in New Delhi.The event was inaugurated by India’s Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan & was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) in association with Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation.
BANKING & FINANCE
UCBs hit by around 972 cases of fraud worth Rs 221 crore in past 5 fiscals: RBI
On January 27, 2020, According to the India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), there have been about 1000 cases of fraud in the urban cooperative banks (UCBs) of the country in the last 5 fiscal years (FY), in which banks have incurred losses of more than 220 crores.
Cases reported in UCBs during past 5 FY:
BSE signed licensing agreement with ICE Futures Europe
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has signed a licensing agreement with the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures Europe. ICE is a global exchange and clearing houses operator. Through this pact, the ICE Brent index will be used as a final settlement price for the rupee-denominated Brent future contract of BSE.
Agreement Purpose: Indian commodity markets will be provided with convenient as well as cost-effective onshore hedging products and the price discovery of Brent crude prices in the Indian time zone will also be enabled.
About Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE):
Fact- It is Asia’s 1st stock exchange.
Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Founded- 9 July 1875.
Chairman- Vikramajit Sen.
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)- Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan.
ICC men’s T20 World cup 2021 in India: 4 countries to qualify from 16-team Qualifier
On January 23, 2020, According to the International Cricket Council ( ICC ), 4 of the 16 teams will qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 (Twenty -20) World cup in 2021scheduled to be held in India in October – November 2021. The tournament will replace the 8-team Champions Trophy One-Day International (ODI) tournament which was held in England in 2017.
i.A total of 11 regional qualification tournaments will be held in 5 ICC regions (Africa, USA, Asia, East Asia Pacific and Europe), with 8 teams competing in one of the two global qualifying events. Also, the 4 teams ranked at the bottom of the T20 World Cup 2020 will be included in the regional qualifiers.
ii.Along with them, teams next 4 rankings will also join this global qualifying competition from January 1, 2020. These four teams are Zimbabwe, Nepal, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hong Kong.
iii.This means that 16 teams will compete in two global qualifiers for the four T20 World Cup places, with each of the two top teams reaching the main tournament in 2021.
iv.The 2021 Men’s ICC T20 World Cup to be the 8th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament.
About International Cricket Council (ICC):
Founded– 15 June 1909.
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE).
Chairperson– Shashank Manohar.
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)- Manu Sawhney.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Ministry of Home Affairs announces Padma awards 2020 ; Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj honoured
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA),Government of India (GoI) on the eve of 71st Republic Day, announced the names of Padma awardees for 2020, which is the highest civilian Awards in the country. The Padma Awards are conferred under 3 categorized viz- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
This time (2020) a total of list had 141 awards – 7 celebrities have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan, 16 celebrities for Padma Bhushan and 118 personalities for Padma Shri. They will be conferred by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind at ceremonial functions which will be held in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi at around March/ April 2020.
Tagri university Vice-Chancellor N Kumar honoured 2019 Harit Ratna Award
The Vice-Chancellor(VC) of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University(TNAU) Shri N Kumar was honoured with Harit Ratna Award 2019 at the 5th National Youth Convention(NYC) at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) in Raipur, Chattisgarh. The award was given by All India Agricultural Students Association (AIASA).
ECI awarded National Media Award for print to “The Hindu Tamil”
Election Commission of India(ECI) awarded National Media Award for print to “The Hindu Tamil” as part of the poll panel’s national awards for voter awareness and education campaign in 2019 on the occasion of the 10th National Voters Day held at New Delhi.
President Ram Nath Kovind presented National Media Award for print to K.Ashokan, Editor, The Hindu Tamil for encouraging people for ‘Right to vote based on the merit of candidates’ during Lok Sabha election 2019.
Highlights of 62nd Annual Grammy Awards 2019 held in Los Angeles, US
The 62nd edition of the Annual Grammy Awards 2019 was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles city of California in the United States(US). The awards were given in recognition for the best recordings, compositions, and artists covering the period from October 1, 2018 till August 31, 2019. The event was hosted by American musician, singer and composer Alicia Keys (original name Alicia Augello-Cook). The awards were presented in 84 categories. The key highlights of the awards are as follows:
62nd Annual Grammy Awards:
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS
Sunil Mehta got appointed as Chief Executive of Indian Banks’ Association
Former managing director (MD) and chief executive officer(CEO) of Punjab National Bank (PNB), Sunil Mehta, took over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
Mehta will replace VG Kannan, who resigned from office as chief executive of IBA on December 31, 2019.
About Indian Banks’ Association (IBA):
Formation– 26 September 1946
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
11th edition of DefExpo 2020 to be held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from February 5-9 2020
The 11th edition of ‘DefExpo 2020’ will be held on February 5 to February 9, 2020 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The theme of the mega expo is “Digital Transformation of Defence”. It will be organised under the Ministry of Defence and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Chairman– Dr G Satheesh Reddy
About Uttar Pradesh:
Capital city- Lucknow
Chief Minister- Yogi Adityanath
Governor- Anandiben Patel
State Animal- Swamp Deer
State Bird- Sarus Crane
State Tree- Ashoka tree
State Flower- Palash
INS Kavaratti was delivered to Indian Navy by the Defence PSU GRSE
INS Kavaratti the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes was built by Defence Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for Indian Navy under the project P28.
About Indian Navy:
Vice Chief of Navy staff (VCNS)- G Ashok Kumar
Chief of Navy Staff (CNS)- Karambir Singh