Daily Current Affairs 21 January-Prelims 2019

Daily CURRENT AFFAIRS 21 JANUARY, 2019

Important Daily Current Affairs of 21 January, 2019 taken from The Hindu newspaper & PIB.

For Previous Current Affairs of January Click

 

Daily Current Affairs 21 January

Laureus World Sports Award

Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian who is nominated for the prestigious ‘Laureus World Sports Award’.

Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold in both Gold Coast Commonwealth and Asian games 2018.

Laureus World Sports Awards

Laureus World Sports Awards is an award ceremony held annually to honour individuals & teams from the world of sports along with sporting achievements in the year.

Supported by its global partners Mercedes-Benz (German global automobile) and IWC Schaffhausen (luxury swiss watch manufacturer).

Roger Federer, the Swiss tennis player holds the record for the most number of Laureus World Sports Awards with Six.


Daily Current Affairs 21 January 

Flamingo festival

Flamingo festival held at picturesque Pulicat Lake started this Sunday. Tourists from all over the India and abroad made a beeline to watch these migratory birds in the Pulicat lake.

Pulicat lake lies  in Thiruvallur district on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lake in India, after Chilika Lake (Odisha).

Flamingo Festival is held every year to promote tourism.
Daily Current Affairs 21 January Flamingo festival

Flamingos are water birds so they prefer lagoons and lake areas.


Daily Current Affairs 21 January 

Sustainable Catchment Forest Management

Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project launched by Chief Minister of Tripura  Shri Biplab Kumar Deb.

Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM)  project was aimed mainly to address issues such as forest degradation and forest cover loss which was caused by shifting cultivation.

Shifting cultivation increases soil erosion risks on the hilly slopes of the state.

Japanese agency JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) is assisting the project.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an administrative institution under the Government of Japan.


India’s first private Howitzer-manufacturing facility

Daily Current Affairs 21 January Howitzer guns K9 Vajra

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first private Howitzer-manufacturing facility in Armoured Systems Complex of Larsen and Toubro in Gujarat. Here the self-propelled Howitzer guns,K9 Vajra will be manufactured.

This will boost Make in India in the defence sector.

L&T had signed a transfer of technology contract for guns with South Korean company Hanwha Corporation.

Producing advanced armoured platforms for the defence sector, L&T’s ASC in Hazira will be the first manufacturing facility in the private sector.

Daily Current Affairs Howitzer guns K9 Vajra

 


RailTel turning railway stations into wifi hubs

Indian Railways now has one of world’s largest public wifi networks turning Indian railway station into digital hubs.

These wifi network is being provided under RailWire by RailTel.

RailTel is a Mini Ratna central PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) under the Ministry of Railways.

RailWire is RailTel’s retail Broadband initiative.

Miniratna Companies

Miniratna companies are those company which have made profits continuously for the last three years or earned a net profit of Rs. 30 crore or more in one of the three years and should have a positive net worth.

 

 

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