Current Affairs for Government Exams | 22nd January 2019

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Let us take a look at the daily update for current affairs for government exams for 22nd January 2019. This would be helpful for government exam aspirants.

Current Affairs for Government Exams: 22nd January 2019

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Tamil Nadu Government releases Startup and Innovation Policy 2018-2023

The Government of Tamil Nadu has released “Startup and Innovation Policy 2018-2023” with a mission of providing an enabling and innovative ecosystem for startups registered in the state and to make Tamil Nadu a ‘Global Innovation Hub for Startups’ by 2023. The policy aims for a minimum of 1,00,000 high skilled job creation, direct and indirect, in the startup ecosystem. The policy aims for the creation of at least 5000 technology startups of which at least 10 global high growth startups are in social impact sectors. The Government also plans to provide Infrastructure support to strengthen existing mechanism in areas like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Software as a Service (SAAS). Read More

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IAF AN-32 for the first time makes a landing at Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport

For the first time, Antonov-32 (AN-32) transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a successful landing at Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport, one of the highest airfields in the country. The successful landing has assumed great importance due to its strategic location of 60 km from the India-China border and it is located 4,500 feet above sea level. The successful landing is a booster for the Indian efforts which is aggressively overhauling the infrastructure, particularly in the North-Eastern region, following the Doklam standoff in 2017. Pakyong Airport is a Greenfield airport near Gangtok, the capital of the state of Sikkim. Read More

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IIT Hyderabad becomes the first institute to launch a B.Tech course in AI

IIT Hyderabad has announced the launch of a full-fledged Bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. IIT Hyderabad has become the first institute in the country to launch a full-fledged Bachelor’s programme in AI technology. IIT Hyderabad will be the third institute to globally to offer the B.Tech course in AI. Other institutes providing similar courses in AI are US-based Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read More

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Women set to eventually comprise 20% of the total Corps of Military Police

The Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the decision to induct women in Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) role in Corps of Military Police. The women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20% of total Corps of Military Police. Accordingly, the Army chalked out induction of approximately 800 women in military police with a yearly intake of 52 personnel per year. Military Police are the corps responsible for the enforcing discipline and the maintenance of law and order in the military environment and for military purposes. Read More

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Satyarup Siddhanta becomes world’s youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents

Satyarup Siddhanta, 35-year-old Kolkata mountaineer has set the world record of youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents in 7 years. He is also the first Indian to conquer the seven mountain peaks and seven volcanic summits.

Highest Mountains scaled by Satyarup Siddhanta:

  • Mount Everest (8,848 m) – Nepal
  • Mt Aconcagua (6,961 m) – Argentina
  • Mt McKinley/Mt Denali (6,194 m) -USA
  • Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) -Tanzania
  • Mt Elbrus (5,642 m) – Russia
  • Mt Blanc (4,808.7 m) – France
  • Mt Vinson Massif (4,892 m) – Antarctica
  • Puncak Jaya/Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) – Indonesia
  •  Mt Kosciuszko (2,228 m) – Australia

Seven volcanic peaks scaled by Satyarup Siddhanta:

  1. Ojos del Salado (6,893 m) – Chile
  2. Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) – Tanzania
  3. Mount Elbrus (5,642 m) – Russia
  4. Mount Pico de Orizaba (5,636 m) – Mexico
  5. Mt Damavand (5,610 m) – Iran
  6. Mt Giluwe (4,368 m) – Papua New Guinea
  7. Mt Sidley (4,285 m) – Antarctica

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