Friday, January 18, 2019

UP Police Constable 2019: Exam Date, Exam City, Admit Card

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UP Police Constable 2019: Exam Date, Exam City, Admit Card


UP Police admit card 2019

UP Police admit card 2019: The admit card for the UP Police recruitment exam will be released anytime soon. The Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board or UPPRPB, official hiring arm of the Uttar Pradesh Police, had earlier announced that the written exam for the constable recruitment announced in October 2018 will be held on January 27 and January 28, 2019. According to reports, the name of the city and center of exam details have already been released online. UP Police admit card and other details of the exam will be available on the official website, uppbpb.gov.in. 
The written exam, for which the UP Police admit is expected, is the first stage in the selection process. 
The UP Police recruitment board had announced more than 49,000 constable vacancies in October and had concluded the application process in December 2018.

UP Police Admit card 2019: How to download

The candidates who want to download UP Police admit card can follow these steps to download their admit cards:
Step 1: Visit the official website, uppbpb.gov.in
Step 2: Click on the admit card link from the homepage
Step 3: On the next page, click on "download admit card" link
Step 4: Enter your registration details 
Step 5: Submit and download your UP Police admit card
The recruitment board will upload more information on the official website in due course of time.
UPPRPB had advertised 49568 vacant posts in Reserve Civil Police and Reserve Armed Constabulary in October this year. The October advertisement was the second constable recruitment advertisement by the board which had released another notification way back in January.
The selection process for the January recruitment notification is in the last leg with Physical Efficiency Test (PET) being conducted. UPPRPB has released the admit card for the PET process on its official website.
The selection process for Constables consists of a written exam followed by a Document Verification (DV) process and Physical Standard Test (PST). Those who qualify after the DV and PST process are then called for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) which is the last stage in the selection process.


Bay Area Wakes to Earthquake for Second Straight Morning

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Bay Area Wakes to Earthquake for Second Straight Morning

Bay Area Wakes to Earthquake for Second Straight Morning

On the twenty-fifth day of remembrance of the Northridge earthquake, the second earthquake in 2 days has woken up the Bay area, with the last seismal event a magnitude 3.5 centered within the Oakland-Berkeley Hills.

The latest earthquake struck at 6:11 a.m., with an epicenter less than a mile west of the western fringe of the Caldecott Tunnel — concerning 2 miles southeast of the UC Berkeley field and four miles northeast of the downtown city.

An earlier quake, a magnitude 3.4, hit each day earlier at 4:42 a.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported light shaking, or intensity 4 shaking, on the changed Mercalli Intensity Scale. Shaking of this sort usually is felt inside by many, and rattle dishes and windows and cause walls to create a cracking sound. It will feel like a heavy truck striking a building, and rock standing cars perceptibly.

The East Bay is threatened by the Hayward fault, that has been referred to as a “tectonic time bomb.” A landmark report by the USGS last year estimates that a minimum of 800 folks may be killed and eighteen,000 additional injured in a hypothetical magnitude seven earthquake on the Hayward fault centered below the city.

The Hayward fault is therefore dangerous as a result of it runs through a number of the foremost heavily inhabited elements of the Bay area, spanning the length of the East Bay from the San Pablo Bay through Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont and into Milpitas.

Out of the region’s population of seven million, two million folks survive high of the fault, which proximity brings potential peril.

The fault has formed the history of the Bay area. old town halls in Hayward and Fremont are abandoned because they lie on the fault. At Memorial stadium at UC Berkeley, seating was recently broken up and restored in order that the facility’s western half might move six feet northwest from the other aspect. within the hypothetical earthquake situation, half of Memorial stadium moves two feet northwest throughout the main earthquake, another foot over the next twenty-four hours, and one more foot or so over the next few weeks or months.

The so-called HayWired situation envisions a scale of disaster not seen in trendy California history — 2,500 folks needing rescue from collapsed buildings and 22,000 being trapped in elevators. over 400,000 folks may be displaced from their homes, and a few East Bay residents could lose access to clean running water for as long as six months.

In some respects, the HayWired situation would be a minimum of ten times as unhealthy for the Bay area because of the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake, despite the similar magnitude. The 1989 earthquake is blamed for concerning 60 deaths and created $10 billion in harm; the HayWired situation envisions $82 billion in property damage and direct business losses, with fire following the earthquake potentially adding $30 billion more.

A Hayward fault earthquake might trigger important aftershocks on different faults for up to half a year after the main shock. within the HayWired situation, a large aftershock comes nearly six months once the main quake — a magnitude 6.4 close to Cupertino, the home of Apple’s headquarters, followed in close succession by a magnitude 6.2 quake near town, a key town in Silicon Valley, and a 5.4 back in the city.

The Hayward fault is one of California’s quickest moving, and on the average produces a major earthquake concerning once each 150 to 160 years, provide or take 70 or 80 years. The last major earthquake on the Hayward fault, a magnitude 6.8, had its 150th day of remembrance on October. 21.


In December, the city passed a law requiring a number of its most vulnerable buildings — so-called “soft-story” apartments with flimsy 1st stories, typically for garages — to be retrofitted. San Francisco, Berkeley, and Fremont have similar laws, however several different Bay area cities within the heart of California’s booming tech region, together with town and Burlingame, haven't acted. Hayward, a town that shares its name with the Hayward fault, also has not passed a compulsory retrofit law for soft-story buildings.

RRB ALP Admit Card 2018 for 2nd stage CBT out

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RRB ALP Admit Card 2018 for 2nd stage CBT out


RRB ALP Admit Card 2018 for 2nd stage CBT out


RRB ALP Admit Card 2018: 


The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the admit card for the 2nd stage computer-based test (CBT) of Group C, ALP, Technician posts on January 17. The candidates can download the admit card through all the official websites of RRBs-- www.rrbcdg.gov.in. The candidates who were declared successful in the first level exam and allowed for the RRB ALP second stage exam 2019 will be able to download their Hall Ticket.

RRB ALP Admit Card 2018: Date of exam


According to the RRB notification, the second stage of the Group C Assistant Locomotive Pilot (ALP) and Technician 2018 examination was conducted on January 21, 22 and 23, 2019, as per the official notification.

RRB ALP Admit Card 2018: How to download


·         Visit the official site of RRB-- www.rrbcdg.gov.in
·         Click on the link of News & Recruitment provided on the top panel of the site
·         Fill your user ID and password (date of birth)
·         Now, to get your admit card click on submit button
·         And thus you can download the admit card and save it for future use
Apart from the exam details, SC/ST candidates can also download the travel pass to avail for the free travel pass.

RRB ALP Admit Card 2018:


RRB had released the notification for the Group C ALP/Technician recruitment in February 2018 for around 25,500 positions. The vacancies were later revised to 64,037 positions.


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Lok Sabha approved DNA Technology 

Regulation Bill


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On January 8, 2019, Lok Sabha passed DNA (Use and Application) Technology Regulation Bill via voice vote. The bill proposes the use and application of DNA technology for the purpose of establishing the identity of a certain category of persons including the victims, offenders, suspects, under trials, missing persons and others. It is to employ the application of DNA-based forensic technologies to support, strengthen and speed up the justice delivery system of the country. It advocates credible DNA test results protected from misuse or abuse in terms of the privacy rights of the country’s citizens.

Nandan Nilekani panel for digital payments



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The Reserve Bank of India constituted a 5-member high-level committee under Aadhaar architect and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani to suggest steps to strengthen the safety of digital payments in the country. Former RBI deputy governor H R Khan, former MD, and CEO of Vijaya Bank Kishore Sansi and former secretary in ministries of IT and steel Aruna Sharma and chief innovation officer, Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad, Sanjay Jain are the other members of this panel. The panel will identify best practices to accelerate digitization of the economy.

NHAI tied with Oil Marketing Companies


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In January 2019, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) promoted the company, Indian Highways Management Company Ltd. (IHMCL) inked Memorandum of Understanding with state-run Oil Marketing Companies viz. IOCL, BPC, and HPC for the issuance of FASTags via petroleum retail outlets. It is worth recalling here that IHMCL had launched the national electronic toll collection program (NETC) under the brand name “FASTag” in April 2016. This program registered success at 450 toll plaza along with national highway and selected state toll plazas.

The launch of ‘Buhari Leekan Si’ project 


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In January 2019, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole launched ‘Buhari Leekan Si’ (Buhari for another term) project to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. It is a self-funded project of the Health Minister to complement the party's campaign structure. The effort is aimed at canvassing professionals and artisans to garner support for Buhari’s re-election in the six southwest states with extension to some parts of Kwara and Kogi states.

ISRO’s first manned mission to space 

‘Gaganyaan’


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On 12th January 2019, ISRO announced first manned mission to space ‘Gaganyaan’, which it will launch by December 2021. According to the Chairman Dr. K Sivan’s information, a human space center has been set up for this mission. In Gaganyaan project, India will send three astronauts to outer space for seven days and bring them back. Apart from this, other missions involving 332 launches are planned this year among which Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon has been scheduled in mid-April 2019. And GSAT-20 Satellite for high bandwidth connectivity will be launched in September-October.

India’s first railway university will have a 

Vice- Chancellor



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In January 2019, Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a post of Vice- Chancellor for the newly started India’s first railway university, National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI). Cabinet decided that the position of Vice-Chancellor will be that of the Principal Executive Officer of the institution and the appointee will exercise general supervision, control the affairs of the institution and implement the decisions of all the authorities of the Institution, deemed to be University for rail and transportation.

India will be the world's third largest 

consumer market



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In January 2019, World Economic Forum tabled a report 'Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Market - India' declaring India as the world's third largest consumer market after US and China by 2030. Consumer spending in India is expected to enlarge from 1.5 trillion US dollar at present to 6 trillion US dollar by 2030. Presently, India is the world's sixth largest economy with the annual GDP growth rate of 7.5 %. The growth of the middle class will lift approximately 25 million households out of poverty.

Two level Maths paper for class 10 from 2020


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In January 2019, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced two levels of maths exam for class 10 from 2020 onwards to provide relief to those who do not wish to pursue mathematics in their higher education. For this in addition to the existing level, an easier mathematics syllabus will be introduced under level-2. According to the latest official circular by the CBSE, the current mathematics subject will be called Mathematics-Standard and the easier level will be called Mathematics-Basic. And those who will appear for Basic-level will not be considered for pursuing mathematics at the higher education level.
 

Abhinav Shaw: The youngest gold medallist 

in shooting



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On 13th January 2019, ten-year-old Abhinav Shaw became the youngest gold medallist in shooting at the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune. The champion teamed up with Mehuli Ghosh to help West Bengal win the 10m air rifle mixed team event. While Delhi's Devanshi Rana won gold in Under-21 girls  25m pistol event. Maharashtra once again dominated the gymnastics arena at the Games with 18 medals comprising nine gold, six silver and three bronze in gymnastics and Maharashtra were also crowned as champions.

INEC begins recruitment for the 2019 election


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In January 2019, Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun “INEC Registration Area Tech Support and Local Government Area Tech Support Ad-Hoc RECRUITMENT” for the general elections. It invited applications at 
https://t.co/9Y3i2rI9kS . The electoral body will disclose the final lists of the presidential and National Assembly by January 17, 2019, and governorship and state house of assembly lists by January 31, 2019. The 2019 election will start with the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 16 while governorship and state assembly elections will take place in March 2019.

Abubakar Adamu Mohammed became Acting 

IGP


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On 14th January 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, as acting Inspector General of Police. The appointee has succeeded the outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris. Abubakar Adamu Mohammed belongs to Lafia in Nasarawa State and was brought from National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS. He has also served as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State,  Commissioner of Police, Enugu State and has also served at Interpol and FCIID, Alagbon before getting promoted to AIG rank.


15th January: Armed Forces Remembrance 

Day


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Nigeria marked the annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day on 15th January 2019. The occasion was used to pay rich tribute to celebrated fallen heroes who died in the line of duty while fighting to ensure the territorial integrity of the nation, whether on land, air or water. It was initially celebrated on November 11 that coincided with the Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) for the World War II veterans in the British Commonwealth of Nations. Later it was changed to January 15 in Nigeria in memory of the surrender of Biafran troops to the federal troops on January 15, 1970.  

India’s largest startup ecosystem now in 

Kerala


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On 13th January 2019, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched country’s largest startup ecosystem, 1.8 lakh sq ft, integrated startup complex under the Kerala Startup Mission, at the Technology Innovation Zone in Kochi, Kerala. It is a housing incubation infrastructure across a series of sectors in technology viz.biotechnology, computer-aided design, augmented/virtual reality and advanced communication  and promotes hardware startups, the BioNEST (Bio-Incubator Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies) that promotes medical technologies, BRIC which helps developing solutions for cancer diagnosis and care, BRINC, the country's first international accelerator for hardware startups and a centre of excellence establishment by industry majors such as UNITY.  The government is planning to give direct jobs to 2.5 lakh in IT.

Gujarat: the first state to exercise 10% quota 

for EWS in general category



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On January 13, 2019, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the implementation of 10 % reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the general category with immediate effect. With this, Gujarat has become the first state to implement this quota. It will be implemented in all ongoing recruitment process too wherein there is the only advertisement published but the first stage of examination is yet to hold. Those who have an annual household income below Rs 8 lakh, agriculture land below 5 acres, residential house below 1000 sqft, the residential plot below 100 yards in notified municipality and below 200 yards in non-notified municipality area will be the beneficiaries of this quota.

IDFC Bank is now IDFC First Bank


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On January 13, 2019, private sector lender IDFC Bank changed its name to IDFC First Bank Ltd on account of its merger with Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) Capital First on December 2018. This nomenclature has come into effect from January 12, 2019, by virtue of ‘Certificate of Incorporation pursuant to a change of name‘ issued by the Registrar of Companies, Chennai. Besides this, V Vaidyanathan, founder, and chairman of Capital First Ltd has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the merged entity.

Namita Gokhale became Sushila Devi 

Literature Awardee


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On January 12, 2019 Writer Namita Gokhale was honored with the Sushila Devi Literature Award for her novel “Things to Leave Behind” in the ‘Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author’ category at the inaugural edition of Bhopal Literature and Art Festival (BLF) at the Multi Art Centre of the Bharat Bhawan. Former bureaucrat Raghav Chandra is the brain behind this festival. The literary event witnessed participation of more than  70 writers and artists.

Bengaluru Raptors scripted Premier 

Badminton League title


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In January 2019, Bengaluru Raptors have won their first ever Premier Badminton League title defeating Mumbai Rockets by  4-3. Star player Kidambi Srikanth had outshone World No. 18 Anders Antonsen by a superb 15-7, 15-10. World No. 59 Vu Thi Trang played against Mumbai’s 202nd ranked Shreyanshi Pardeshi and defeated her by 15-8, 15-9. The Men's Doubles pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan outshone Mumbai’s Lee Yong Dae and Kim GI Jung steering Bengaluru to victory.

CBSE introduced aptitude tests for Class 9 & 

10


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As per January 2019 circular of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), an aptitude test ‘Know Your Aptitude’ (KYA) will be conducted to help students of grade 9th and 10th understand their strengths and limitations before making important career choices. The performance of students will be evaluated on basis of scoring guidelines issued by the board and this will also help parents, teachers and the school administrators to extend support to the student while making such decisions. NCERT has developed KYA which will be available on CBSE website from January 29.

Kumbh Mela 2019 began in UP


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On January 15, 2019, seven-week event of world's largest religious and cultural human congregation, ‘Kumbh 2019’ began at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh and it will continue till March 4, 2019. More than 12 crores people are expected to take holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati. 21 Snan Ghats and more than 120000 toilets have been set up for clean Kumbh over an area of 3,200 hectares of land.  

Death of 1956 Olympian footballer Zulfiqar


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On January 13, 2019, Former India and 1956 Olympian footballer, Mohammed Zulfiqaruddin died at 83 in Hyderabad. He represented India in the 1958 Tokyo Asian Games and the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia and was the captain of Andhra Pradesh in the Santosh Trophy from 1955 to 1967. Besides this, he also played the captain of  AP Police team from 1954 to 1967 and clinched IFA Shield, Durand Cup, and Rovers Cup tournaments.

Dr. T.C.An Anant is now Member of UPSC


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On January 14, 2019, former Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Dr. T.C. Anant got appointed as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). His oath was administered by Arvind Saxena, Chairman, UPSC. A member of the UPSC can have a maximum of six-year tenure or till an incumbent attains the age of 65. Presently, former Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi, Air Marshal A S Bhonsle (retired), Prof. Pradeep Kumar Joshi, Sujata Mehta, Manoj Soni, Smita Nagaraj, M Sathiyavathy and Bharat Bhushan Vyas are other members of the UPSC.

President Kovind approved re-formation of 

Triple Talaq ordinance


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In January 2019, President Kovind has promoted the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019. The ordinance advocates protection of the rights of married Muslim women and criminalizes the practice of triple talaq or Talaq-e-Biddat announcing a jail term of three years for the husband guilty of this crime. It has prohibited the Islamic practice that allowed men to divorce their wives immediately by uttering the word “talaq” (divorce) thrice.

Sikkim launched 'One Family, One Job' 

scheme

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In January 2019, Longest serving Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling launched 'One Family, One Job' scheme. The scheme entitles employment to a member of every family which does not have a government job in the state. In all, 11,772 people have been issued appointment letters on the day of the inauguration of the scheme. Currently, recruitments are being made for Group C and Group D posts in 12 government departments. The budget allocations have been done for 89 days in the current financial year for paying emoluments to the new recruits. Under this scheme, all loan debts in the farming and agriculture sector will be canceled.

Good news for SC, ST Ph.D. aspirants




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In January 2019, University of Lucknow announced 5% relaxation for SC and ST Ph.D. candidates following notification regarding ‘Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M Phil/Ph.D. Degrees (first amendment) Regulations, 2018’ of HRD Ministry (UGC) dated August 27, 2018. With this, the varsity has become the first state university to adopt this Gazette notification in the interest of the society. The details convey 5% relaxation in marks (from 50% to 45%) in the entrance test for SC/ST/OBC/non-creamy layer/differently-abled candidates in the ongoing Ph.D. admissions. Besides this, the unfilled seats after these admissions will be transferred to the next year for admission in the same respective categories.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Book “We Are Displaced” took place in 

bookstores

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In January 2019, the youth icon of the world and the Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai launched her new book “We Are Displaced”. The book is about refugee girls across the globe. Malala who traveled worldwide as an international activist was not welcomed to the very place where she belonged to. ‘I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban’ (co-written with Christina Lamb) in 2013 and ‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’ in  2017 are her previous books.


Mary Kom: 'World No 1' Boxer



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In the latest rankings of International Boxing Association (AIBA) in January 2019, Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte, the most celebrated Indian Olympic boxer from Manipur and  the only woman who  became World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships has topped in the 45-48 kg category weight division with 1700 points. The current Rajya Sabha member had been felicitated with Arjuna Award (2003), Padma Shri (2006), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009), Padma Bhushan (2013), and many more in past.

EIU Democracy Index 2018



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On January 10, 2019, the Economist Intelligence Unit released the 11th edition of EIU Democracy Index 2018 on democracies of 167 countries worldwide. Norway topped the charts and Iceland (2), Sweden (3), New Zealand (4) and Denmark (5) followed it to form the top five. While, the bottom 5 of the list are Chad (163), Central African Republic (164), Democratic Republic of Congo (165), Syria (166) and North Korea (167). India ranked at 41st position in the ‘Flawed Democracy’ category.

Su Tseng-chang became PM of Taiwan


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On January 10, 2019, Su Tseng-chang got appointed as the Prime Minister of Taiwan. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen made this appointment during a Cabinet reshuffle following the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's heavy losses in local elections. Su had played as former premier in 2006 under then-President Chen Shui-bian and has also been a chairman of Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party for two terms. And after this appointment came widely-expected resignation of William Lai, the second premier to quit since Tsai took office in 2016.

Nicolás Maduro became Venezuelan President

for the second term



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On 10th January 2019, Nicolás Maduro took oath as the President of Venezuela for a second term in Capital of Venezuela, Caracas amid the international criticism that his re-election was illegitimate. Around 13 nations have refused to recognize Maduro's presidency. Paraguayan President Mario Abdo tweeted to cut diplomatic ties with Venezuela. The Organization of American States condemned  his second term as "illegitimate." Despite opposition, the 56-year-old socialist leader Maduro is all set for his new term.

Use sun's energy for renewable fuels: A new 

breakthrough


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In a recent study from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists discovered adaptation of natural membrane to generate hydrogen fuel from water. Researchers employed a chemical reaction pathway of Photosystem I which is central to plant biology for the new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel, utilizing energy from the sun. The details are available in paper based on the research, called 'Z-scheme solar water splitting via self-assembly of photosystem I-catalyst hybrids in thylakoid membranes.’

Ending of violence via comic book


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In January 2019, 17-year-old Rizka Raisa Fatimah Ramli from Makassar, Indonesia, created a comic book character at Uniting Nations' worldwide comic contest to end violence in schools. Her efforts were acknowledged with UNICEF award. Her comic character 'Cipta' is a make-believe superhero who gives children a sketchbook to draw objects that in turn come to life and stop violence and bullying. It helps in keeping children and young people safe and away from violence in and around schools.

Australia defeated India by 34 runs to win 1st 

ODI



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On 12th January 2019, Australia has won the first One-day International of the three-match series in Sydney. Electing to bat first, Australia posted a challenging 288 for five.  In this, Peter Handscomb emerged as top-scorer for the hosts with his 73-run knock while Usman Khwaja 59 and Shaun Marsh 54 also made half-centuries. Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten on 47. In reply, India made 254 runs losing nine wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. Rohit posted a superb 133. While M.S. Dhoni scored 51 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar contributed 29 runs. The second ODI will be played in Adelaide on the 15th of January 2019.

India-Central Asia Dialogue


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On January 13, 2019 India and the five Central Asia nations viz. Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan showed their support for the inclusive peace process in Afghanistan during the first ever India-Central Asia Dialogue. India indicated its support for an inclusive Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace and reconciliation process. The  Ministers welcomed the participation of Afghanistan as a significant land link in the regional cooperation and pledged to help in the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan via implementation of joint infrastructure, transit, and transport, energy projects including regional cooperation and investment projects.

PM Narendra Modi became the first-ever 

Philip Kotler Presidential Awardee



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On January 14, 2019, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was felicitated with the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award in New Delhi for making India a Centre for Innovation, a global hub for professional services like  Information Technology, Accounting and Finance , starting Make in India initiative, Startup India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat, UIN (Aadhaar) for social benefits and financial inclusion that transformed India as a iconic country. This award has been instituted in memory of contribution done by  Philip Kotler, who is an American marketing author, consultant, and professor. And it is focussed on triple P’s of the Nation i.e. People, Profit and Planet.

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed scripted a 

new record


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On January 13, 2019, Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed built a world record to become the wicket-keeper captain with the most number of catches in a match. In the third test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg against South Africa, Ahmed took five catches in the first innings and repeated the feat in the second innings to surpass Australia’s Adam Gilchrist’s and India’s MS Dhoni’s highest 8 catches in a single match. In this way, Sarfaraz is said to have scripted a unique world record.

Ivo Karlovic made record in Australian Open



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On 15th January 2019, Croatian professional tennis player Karlovic, who will turn 40 next month, defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz by 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 to become the oldest winner of a men’s singles match at Australian Open, the year’s opening Grand Slam tournament since  Australian icon Ken Rosewall reached the third round of the 1978 tournament at the age of 44. With this win, Karlovic also became the oldest winner at any Grand Slam event since 40-year-old Jimmy Connors reached the second round of the US Open in 1992.

Global Aviation Summit 2019


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On January 15, 2019, a two day Global Aviation Summit 2019 started on 'Flying for all-especially the next 6 Billion' theme in Mumbai. The Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Summit for devising solutions of aviation sector problems. In the event, experts and CEOs from Global Aviation Fraternity discussed the latest trends, futuristic aircraft, and cutting-edge technologies. In context to India, Maharashtra is planning to make New Mumbai's airport functional, which has the capacity to add 1 percent to the GDP and addition of around 1,000 aircrafts over the next 7-8 years is expected across the country.

The appearance of an Iranian bank now in 

Mumbai


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In January 2019, India has allowed an Iranian Pasargad bank to open a branch in Mumbai. Parallel to this, India’s UCO Bank will open a branch in Iran. With this, the two banks will facilitate transactions regarding operation of berths at Iran’s Chabahar Port that India is developing. India will be able to carry out a trade on easier terms with Iran in the wake of US sanctions. According to Union minister Nitin Gadkari, the move seems to circumvent US trade and investment sanctions as India builds a strategic port in the West Asian country.

JLL released the sixth City Momentum Index


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On January 15, 2019, property consultant JLL has put out a report titled ‘JLL City Momentum: The World’s Top 20 Most Dynamic Cities’. Bengaluru topped the list for its robust technology and innovation ecosystem, followed by Hyderabad (2nd), Hanoi (3rd), Delhi (4th), Pune (5th), Nairobi (6th), Chennai (7th), Ho Chi Minh City (8th), Xi’an (9th) and  Guangzhou (10th). 19 of the top 20 cities were from the Asia Pacific region. And credit of India’s success goes to the implementation of reforms like RERA and GST in context to infrastructure and ease of doing business in the real estate sector.

Satyarup Siddhanta: world’s youngest 

mountaineer to climb 7 peaks, 7 volcano 

summits


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On 17th January 2019, Indian Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta at the age of 35 years and 262 days climbed Antarctica's highest point, Mount Sidley, at a temperature of minus 40-degree Celsius. With this, he became the first Indian and youngest man to climb the seven highest peaks and volcanic summits across all continents. Satyarup is a software engineer by profession and belongs to Haridevpur in South Kolkata. Before him, Australia's Daniel Bull performed this feat at the age of 36 years 157 days.

The US launched Ten Iridium 

communications satellites


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In January 2019, American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base from California arched over the Pacific west of Los Angeles. The Iridium Communications satellites are meant to replace the original fleet with a new generation of mobile communication technology and added global aircraft tracking capability. With this, Iridium will have a total of 75 new satellites in orbit, including nine spares.