Daily Current Affairs for Government Exams | 23 January 2019

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Daily Current Affairs for Government Exams – 23 January 2019

Indians can visit Nepal and Bhutan producing Aadhaar as ID Proof

As per new norms, Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan by producing Aadhaar as Identity proof but this is only for those Indians aged under 15 and over 65 years.  Indians other than in those age brackets will not be able to use Aadhaar to travel for Nepal and Bhutan. India has an open door policy with Nepal and Bhutan. Indians don’t require a passport to travel to either of these countries. Indians can enter these countries by showing any of the acceptable photo identity documents like Passport, Voter Id etc. India’s open door policy with Nepal and Bhutan is in recognition with the shared history, culture and deep-rooted interpersonal ties of Indians with the citizens of these countries. Article 7 the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship allows free movement of people between the two nations on a reciprocal basis.

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Chief Minister of Tripura unveils the official logo of Tripura Tea

The Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb unveiled the official logo of Tripura Tea. The Tripura Tea logo features Neermahal, the iconic landmark of Tripura. Neermahal was built by then Tripura King Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya in the middle of Rudrasagar Lake, as his summer residence. It is located in Melaghar, around 53 km west of Agartala. This is the largest water palace in India and one of two water palaces in India. The other water palace of India is Jal Mahal located in Rajasthan.

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C.N.R. Rao awarded the first Sheikh Saud International Prize

The first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research has been awarded to C.N.R. Rao. The award will be presented to Rao by Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi ruler of Ras Al Khaimah emirate during the International Workshop on Advanced Materials at Ras Al Khaimah on February 25. Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao popularly known as C.N.R. Rao is an Indian scientist who has made significant contributions in material research. He has authored over 1,600 research papers and 50 books. His areas of research include transition metal oxides and other extended inorganic solids, metal-insulator transitions, nano-materials including nanotubes and graphene, artificial photosynthesis and hydrogen generation by photocatalysis and thermal means. He has been honoured several national and international awards which include honorary fellowship of the ‘Royal Society of Chemistry’, London in 1989 and ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur’ from France in 2005.

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Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor

The Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor. Lockheed Martin, a global security giant, also announced its intention to invest in the corridor. It is also called as Tamil Nadu Defence Production Quad as the nodal cities of Chennai, Hosur, Salem, Coimbatore, and Tiruchirappalli form a quadrilateral with one of them at the centre. The five nodal cities already have existing defense ecosystem in the form of ordnance factory boards, vendors working with defense PSUs, and other allied industries. Together with helping in accelerated growth and regional industry agglomeration, the defense corridor will also facilitate a well-planned and efficient industrial base which will lead to increased defense production in the country and the region.

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UNESCO recognizes Rio de Janeiro as World Capital of Architecture 2020

Rio de Janeiro has been recognised as the ‘World Capital of Architecture’ for 2020 by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) in July 2020. The theme of the 2020 World Congress of the International Union of Architects is “All the worlds. Just one world”. UNESCO in the release said that “Through the range and quality of its activities, the World Capital of Architecture in Rio de Janeiro will demonstrate the crucial role of architecture and culture in sustainable urban development”. The World Capital of Architecture initiative underscores the common commitment of UNESCO and the UIA to preserve architectural heritage in the urban context.

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