Current Affairs Digest | 16th January 2019

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Let us take a look at the daily current affairs digest for 16th of January 2019

Sikkim Launches ‘One Family One Job’ Scheme

One Family One Job scheme entitles one government job for every family in the state. The Chief Minister handed over appointment letters to over 12,000 unemployed youths at an employment fair organized at the Paljor Stadium in Gangtok. Only members of those families which do not have a government job at present are eligible for government employment under the scheme. The government has announced that the nature of the job is not temporary and would be regularised after five years. Sikkim is the first state in the country to launch an exclusive programme which entitles every family in the state with a government job and Sikkim earmarks 70 percent of its revenues towards salaries for state government employees. Read More

Trishna Gas Project of ONGC get the approval of National Wildlife Board

ONGC has discovered 10-12 gas bearing wells in the Trishna Wildlife sanctuary. The gas extracted from these wells would be supplied to the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) owned 100 MW gas-based thermal power project at Monarchak in Sonamura subdivision of Sipahijala district of Tripura. The Tripura unit of ONGC has also committed Rs 25 crore to the state government for carrying out Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. Read More

Tamil Nadu introduces road safety robot ‘ROADEO’

The Chennai Traffic Police inducted a road safety robot into service on January 14, 2019, for traffic management. The robot is named as ‘ROADEO’. The robot will help police in traffic management and assist pedestrians in Chennai roads.  It will also ease the work of traffic police as the robot can be integrated with the traffic signals. The robot can also be operated manually through a Bluetooth app. Read More

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launches DD Science and India Science

The Department of Science and Technology, along with Doordarshan, launched two science communication initiatives – DD Science and India Science. The aim is to launch a 24/7 channel dedicated to science. The two channels will have science-based documentaries, studio-based discussions, and virtual walkthroughs of scientific institutions, interviews and short films and will be free to access.  While DD Science is a one hour slot on Doordarshan National channel, India Science is an internet-based science channel. These channels are the first step in creating a national science channel for India. Read More

This was the current affairs update for 16th January 2019.

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