Current Affairs Update for Government Exams | 28 January

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Hello Everyone! Here is the Current Affairs Update for Government Exams for 28 January 2019

Current Affairs Update for Government Exams

9th National Voters Day celebrated on 25th January 2019

India celebrated 9th National Voters Day on 25th January 2019 for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process.  The main purpose of celebrating National Voters Day is to encourage, facilitate and maximize the enrollment, especially for the new voters. The National Voters Day was first celebrated on 25th January 2011. January 25th is celebrated as the National Voter’s Day vowing to the fact that it was on this day the Election Commission of India was constituted on 25th January 1950.  India would be witnessing the parliamentary elections in 2019 and in order to ensure an inclusive election process, the theme of the National Voters Day 2019 is: “No Voter to be Left Behind”. President Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest at the main function being organized by the Election Commission in New Delhi.

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ISRO launched the lightest satellite “Kalamsat-V2”

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the Kalamsat-V2 from Sriharikota Space Centre. The satellite is named after former President and Indian scientist Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. It is the lightest satellite to be ever built and launched into orbit and it is also ISRO’s first launch of a satellite built by a private firm. It is a communications satellite for ham radio transmission, a form of wireless communication used by amateurs for non-commercial activities. The satellite is being built by students belonging to Space Kidz India, a Chennai-based space education firm. The satellite costed 1.2 Million Indian rupees and was built during the span of six days. The Satellite was launched using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), a four-stage rocket.

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ICC honours International Cricket Players by ICC Awards 2018

The International Cricket Council (ICC), every year recognizes and honors the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months. Virat Kohli of India creates history by winning ICC Cricketer of the Year, Test Player of the Year and ODI Player of the year. The list of awardees are given below:

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year: Virat Kohli
  • ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year: Virat Kohli
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year: Virat Kohli
  • ICC Emerging Player of the Year: Rishabh Pant
  • ICC Associate Player of the Year: Calum MacLeod
  • T20I Performance of the Year: Aaron Finch
  • ICC Spirit of Cricket award: Williamson
  • Umpire of the Year: Kumar Dharmasena
  • Fans’ Moment of the Year: India’s victory in the Under-19 World Cup

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So, this was the Current Affairs Update for  Government Exams 28 January 2019. Now, let us take a look at exam round up.

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This was the current affairs update for Government Exams 28 January 2019

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