Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2019 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2019 For All Government Examinations
Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2019 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 16th January 2019 For All Government Examinations

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Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015,2016,2017 and 2018 announced

 The Gandhi Peace Prize for the years 2015,2016,2017 and 2018 has been conferred on the following. (16th Jan 2018)


Vivekananda Kendra, Kanya kumari for the year 2015 for their contribution in Rural Development, Education , Development of natural resources.

For 2016 jointly to Akshaya Patra Foundation for its contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of children across India and Sulabh International for its contribution in improving the condition of sanitation in India and emancipation of manual scavengers.

Ekal Abhiyan Trust for the year 2017 for their contribution in providing Education for Rural and Tribal Children in remote areas pan India, Rural Empowerment, Gender and Social Equality

Yohei Sasakawa for the year 2018 for his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.

The jury under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising the Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan.........Read More


Cabinet approves ex-post facto approval for Agreement on the facilitation of visa arrangements signed between India and Maldives

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval to the Agreement on the facilitation of visa arrangements signed between India and Maldives signed in December, 2018.  (16th Jan 2019)


The Visa Facilitation Agreement signed during the visit of Maldivian President to India aims to further deepen people to people exchanges between the two countries making it easier for Maldivian and India nationals to travel to each others' countries for tourism, medical treatment, education as well as business and employment........Read More


Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on the safety in Mines

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and Department of Natural Resource Mines and Energy, Queensland Government, Australia through the Safety in Mines, Testing and Research Station (SIMTARS).


Impact:-

The MoU will help in establishing a partnership between DGMS and SIMTARS for: implementation of risk based safety management system, providing training, organising, conference, seminar and other technical meetings, setting up occupations safety and health academy and national mine disaster centre, and modernising R&D laboratory of DGMS............Read More


Cabinet approves recapitalisation of Export-Import Bank of India

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the recapitalization of EXIM Bank. The details are as follows:- (16th Jan 2019)

Issuance of Recapitalization Bonds by Government of India to the tune of Rs.6,000 crore for capital infusion in Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank).

The equity will be infused in two tranches of Rs. 4,500 crore in FY 2018-19 and Rs.1,500 crore in FY 2019-20 respectively.


The Cabinet also approved an increase in the authorized capital of Exim Bank from Rs. 10,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore. The recapitalisation bonds will be on the lines issued to Public Sector Banks..........Read More

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