Daily Current Affairs 25 January-Prelims 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 25 ,2019

Important Current Affairs of January 25, 2019 taken from The Hindu newspaper & PIB.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 25

National Voters’ Day

For encouraging young voters to take part in the political process, Indian Government has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as “National Voters’ Day” (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस).

 It has been started from January 25, 2011 to mark Commission’s foundation day.


CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 25

Nepal banned Indian Rs denomination having a value above 100

NEPAL said, it will not accept high-value Indian currency above the value of Rs. 100

As India yet to settle the Nepal’s issue related to the demonetized currency, Nepal in a fresh statement has said that it will not  accept high-value Indian notes (Rs.2000).

Three neighboring countries where Indian currency is used are:

  1. Bhutan,
  2.  Nepal and
  3.  Myanmar

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ISRO launched Kalamsat-V2 into Space

ISRO launched student made satellite Kalamsat-V2 and imaging satellite Microsat-R onboard PSLV-C44 into the orbit. It was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

ISRO said that Kalamsat-V2 is the lightest satellite in the world. It is lighter than a wooden chair at 1.26 kg.

The satellite designed and built by students working with a private organization called “Space Kidz India” in Chennai.


Mugger Crocodiles being removed

The Gujarat forest department has started relocating mugger crocodiles from the ponds near the Statue of Unity. This is done to make way for seaplane service. Mugger crocodiles is an endangered species.

TYPES OF CROCODILES

There are three species of the crocodiles:

  1. Saltwater,
  2. Gharial &
  3.  Mugger

Indian state, Odisha is having distinction for existence of all the three species of crocodiles.

Saltwater Crocodile

  1. Largest of all living crocodiles and all living reptiles.
  2. It is found throughout the east coast of the country, India.

Gharial

  1. Gharial is listed as a Critically Endangered by IUCN.
  2. Gharial is a fish eating reptile.
  3. Gharial is native to the Indian subcontinent.

Mugger

  1. Mugger Crocodile is mainly a freshwater species, and found in flowing rivers, lakes and marshes.
  2. Mugger Crocodile is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.
  3. Mugger called as Indian crocodile, or marsh crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Gharial and Saltwater crocodile conservation programme was first implemented in Odisha.

 

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