Current Affairs Daily Digest | 17 January 2019


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The Government of India sponsors Sakhi Centres

Sakhi Centre or One Stop Centre (OSC) is a fully sponsored scheme of Central Government which offers integrated services like medical, legal, psycho-social support and temporary shelter under one roof. These centers are set up through the Nirbhaya Fund under the National Mission for Empowerment of women by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Read more

PM Modi Receives First-Ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi receives the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award. which aims to spread examples of individuals and companies who create an innovative culture for the economic, social and technological advancements of an industry or a country. PM Modi’s selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country. Under PM Modi’s leadership, India is now identified as the center for innovation and value-added manufacturing (Make in India), as well as a global hub for professional services such as information technology, accounting, and finance. Read More

Puducherry Bans the Use of Single Use Plastic

The Government of Puducherry has decided to ban the production, sale, and use of single-use plastic products from March 1, 2019. The move comes after a similar decision from Tamil Nadu Government last year. To ensure the ban is effective on the ground both in letter and spirit, the Government of Puducherry would be conducting a massive drive to create awareness among the merchants and the public on the necessity of the ban. Read more

India and Myanmar launches IMBEX 2018-2019

India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX 2018-19, has begun at Chandimandir Military Station which houses the headquarters of the Western Command. The objective is to train the Myanmar Army delegation on tactics, procedures, expertise, and methodology required by contingents of the member nations for serving in UN peacekeeping operations. Provide opportunities to the army personnel of both the nations to serve effectively in UN missions by providing about each other’s training, tactics, procedures and best practices. Read More

Namita Gokhale Awarded the Sushila Devi Literature Award

Renowned writer Namita Gokhale was awarded Sushila Devi Literature Award for her work “Things to Leave Behind”. She was honoured in the ‘Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author’ category at the inaugural edition of Bhopal Literature and Art Festival. Read More

Palestine assumes the 2018 Presidency of G77+China

Palestine’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, addressed a ceremony at the United Nations marking the start of the Palestinian chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, defying US objections to lead the biggest UN bloc of developing countries. Palestine takes over from Egypt. The Group of 77 (G77) at the United Nations is a coalition of 134 developing nations, designed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization, but by November 2013 the organization had since expanded to 134 member countries (including China). Since China participates in the G77 but does not consider itself to be a member, all official statements are issued in the name of The Group of 77 + China. Read More

These were the important things for current affairs for 17th January. We hope you find this useful

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