Let us take a look at the Current Affairs Daily Digest 19th January 2019. This is helpful for government exam aspirants.
Current Affairs Daily Digest for 19th January 2019
Expansion of Numaligarh refinery in Assam approved by the Union Cabinet
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the capacity expansion project of Numaligarh Refinery from 3 MMTPA (Million Metric Tonne Per Annum) to 9 MMTPA. The expansion project involves setting up a crude oil pipeline from Paradip in Odisha to Numaligarh and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Siliguri in West Bengal. The expansion is expected to be completed by within a period of 48 months, after approval and receipt of statutory clearances. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 22,594 crore. The Numaligarh Refinery will raise a debt of Rs.15,102 crore and would contribute Rs.2,307 crore from its internal accrual. Read More
Tripura launches Sustainable Catchment Forest Management Project
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) Project which is undertaken with the assistance of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). The SCATFORM project aims to address issues such as forest cover loss and forest degradation that have been mainly caused by shifting cultivation, which increases soil erosion risks on hill slopes especially in upper catchment areas. Read More
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flags off Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) Vans
Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) Vans was flagged off by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to promote and create awareness among people on the need for oil and gas conservation for the future and the methods to do it. To spread the awareness about energy conservation for better future these vans will travel to 30 districts. As part of the awareness drive, Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) will also run people-centric drives throughout the country between January 16 to February 15 under SAKSHAM. Read More
Sanjay Jain & KM Nataraj appointed as Additional Solicitor Generals of India
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed senior advocates Sanjay Jain and K M Nataraj as Additional Solicitor Generals of India. The appointments were made by the President as per the recommendations of the Appointments Committee of the cabinet. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet is headed by the Prime Minister and the Home Minister is a member of the committee. Read More
India, JICA sign loan agreements on Japan’s Official Development Assistance Loan to India
India and Japan-India Cooperative Actions (JICA) on January 18, 2019, signed the loan agreements under the Japanese Official Development Assistance Loan Program. The Loan Agreements were signed by Dr. C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance, and Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, JICA in New Delhi.
The agreements under the Japanese Official Development Assistance Loan were signed for two projects. These are:
(i) Project for the Construction of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road (Phase 1) for Japanese Yen 40.074 billion (around Rs 2470 Crore)
(ii) Program for Japan-India Cooperative Actions towards Sustainable Development Goals in India for Japanese Yen 15.000 billion (around Rs 950 Crore).
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