Daily Current Affairs – January 6,7 2019

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Daily Current Affairs – January 6,7 2019

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NATIONAL

Gujarat

International Kite Festival

  • In Gujarat, the nine-day long international kite festival kicked off at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad.

Jammu and Kashmir

Income ceiling increased to avail reservation benefits

  • The income ceiling has been increased for people belonging to socially and economically backward classes to avail reservation benefits in employment and education. It has been raised from present from 4.5 lakh to 8 lakh rupees.

Rajasthan

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of 6 road projects

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation of six road projects worth 6,000 crore rupees in border areas of Jodhpur.

INTERNATIONAL

Egypt opens West Asia’s largest cathedral

  • Egypt has opened West Asia’s largest cathedral in its New Administrative Capital, 45 kilometres east of Cairo. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the newly-built Cathedral of Nativity and also a mosque.

Saudi women to get divorce notices over text

  • In Saudi Arabia, a new regulation is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce. Courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces.

Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Prime Minister

  • Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive. It is Hasina’s fourth term in office. 

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

BHIM UPI transactions crosses Rs 1 Lakh cr mark

  • The total value of BHIM-UPI transactions crossed 1 Lakh Crore Rupees mark in December 2018. 

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

Women’s Science Congress

  • Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani has inaugurated the Women’s Science Congress at the Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar. Women’s Science Congress is a part of of the 106th Indian Science Congress. This is the eighth chapter of the Women’s Science Congress since it started in 2012.
  • The objective of the Women’s Science Congress is to showcase the work of women scientists.

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

Government allocates Rs 10,900 cr for development of 40 satellite launch vehicles in next 4-years

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Sivan has said that the Union Government has allocated 10,900 crore rupees for the development of 40 satellite launch vehicles in the next four years.

AWARDS

Textiles Awards

  • The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu conferred awards on 17 persons for their outstanding contribution in different fields of textiles sector in New Delhi. During the ceremony he was presented commemorative stamps on GI registered handicrafts. 

APP & WEBPORTAL

‘Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App’

  • The North Central Railway, NCR has launched a ‘Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App’ to help people navigate through Prayagraj city during Kumbh Mela starting from January 15. 

SPORTS

AFC Asian Cup

  • India defeated Thailand 4-1 at the AFC Asian Cup campaign in Abu Dhabi.

India Vs Australia Test Series

  • India made history winning their first ever series on Australian soil beating the home team 2-1. Virat Kohli became the first Indian as well as the first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia.

Senior National’s Judo ChampionShip

  • Lady head constable Rani of 5th Indian Reserve Battalion of Himachal Pradesh Police won a Gold medal in the Senior National Women’s Judo Championship at Visakhapatnam.

Women’s National Boxing Championship

  • Tamil Nadu’s S. Kalaivani and Nikhat Zareen of Telangana entered the finals at the women’s National Boxing Championship.

ATP tour Tennis

  • Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna’s and  Divij Sharan have  won  maiden ATP tour Tennis title at the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune.

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