Daily Current Affairs – January 18 2019

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Daily Current Affairs – January 18 2019

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NATIONAL

Gujarat

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat global investors’ summit- 2019 at Mahatma Mandir Gandhinagar.
  • The main theme of 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2019 is “Shaping a new India.”

Maharashtra

National Museum of Indian Cinema

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai. The state-of-the-art Museum has been built at a cost of over 140 crore rupees.
  • The objective of the Museum is to take its visitors through an absorbing journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode with the help of visuals, graphics, artifacts, interactive exhibits and multimedia expositions.

New Delhi

New Supreme Court judges sworn-in

  • Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges. With their swearing-in the strength of Apex Court Judges has now gone up to 28.

Telangana

Speaker of the newly constituted state Assembly

  • In Telangana, former Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of the newly constituted state Assembly.

INTERNATIONAL

US to have potential missile defence cooperation with India

  • United States is contemplating to have potential missile defence cooperation with India as part of its effort to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership.

Sri Lankan new opposition leader

  • In Sri Lanka, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took over as new opposition leader following political developments of last months.

China revises 2017 economic growth down to 6.8% from 6.9%

  • China revised its 2017 economic growth down to 6.8 per cent from 6.9 per cent, as it braces for a possibly worse performance in 2018.

SCIENCE

ISRO to launch two unmanned space missions

  • Indian Speace Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that it will send two unmanned mission to space in December next year and in July 2021.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

World Orange Festival

  • The second World Orange Festival will be organised in Nagpur till 21 of this month. The festival, while offering its famed oranges to the world, will also showcase and brand the exquisite fruit in order to boost its export.
  • Agricultural experts and scientists from various countries will participate in the workshops and guide farmers.

Regional Conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme’

  • A Regional Conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme’ was held in Mumbai. Programme Implementing Agencies including NGOs and state government representatives from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa were present for the conference.

BES EXPO 2019

  • Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare and TRAI Chairman RS Sharma inaugurated the 25th International conference and exhibition on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, BES EXPO 2019 in New Delhi.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Sweden Prime Minister – Stefan Lofven[for a second term]

SCHEMES

‘Shehri Samridhi Utsav’

  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is organising a fortnight of events named Shehri Samridhi Utsav all over the country focusing on urban livelihoods.

Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana

  • The Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana, PMRPY has crossed the milestone of one crore beneficiaries as on the 14th of this month.

UNNATI programme

  • Minister of State in Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated UNNATI programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru.
  • UNNATI is an acronym for Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training programme launched by ISRO as part of initiative by United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs that is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

AWARDS

  • Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award – Vinesh Phogat [first Indian athlete to receive a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award.]

SPORTS

Delhi International chess Grandmaster Open

  • D Gukesh became the India’s youngest ever Grandmaster after he captured the title at the Delhi International chess Grandmaster Open.

India Vs Australia ODI Series

  • India beat Australia by seven wickets in the third ODI match in Melbourne and won the series 2-1. Dhoni was declared Man of the Series and Chahal Man of the Match.

Malaysia Masters Badminton

  • Saina Nehwal has entered the women’s singles semi finals of the Malaysia Masters Badminton.

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