Current Affairs January 5,2019
Top 5 Current Affairs of January 5, 2019 taken from the hindu newspaper.It covers the prelims oriented questions.
Fresh Up a new luxury facility for railway passengers
Fresh Up a new luxury facility for railway passengers is opened up at Udupi railway station. This Fresh up facility centre has been launched by Fresh Minds Services Pvt.Ltd. based in Chennai in collaboration with IRCTC, and Konkan Railway.
This Fresh Up facility provides the passengers a luxurious stay while waiting for the train.
It gives few hours of relaxation which is a welcome change for passengers waiting for their trains especially during night hours when trains are running late.
The Fresh Up facility provides passengers with flexible hourly packages of stay suitable to their needs with some top in the line facilities.It has a chaise lunge with four separate beds and two double beds.
Passengers can book for this facility through IRCTC website and IRCTC rail connect along with direct walk-in with valid rail ticket.
Salem District in Top 12 World Toilet Day contest 2018
World Toilet Day Contest 2018 is announced and Salem district is among the top 12 winners of the contest.
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation organised contests from November 9 to 19, 2018.
It was organized to encourage the sanitation movement for a open defecation free (ODF) sustainability.
The winners of the contest were announced in two categories –
Top 12 districts and Top 30 districts.
Salem figured in top 12 districts &
Namakkal figured in the 30-districts list.
The parameters for the ranking were Information, Education and Communication (IEC) & Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) activities.
World Toilet Day
World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international observance day on 19th November. It is celebrated for inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.
- 19th November is celebrated as World Toilet Day
- It is an official United Nations international observance day
- Celebrated for inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.
- It was established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001.
- UN General Assembly declared World Toilet Day an official UN day in 2013.
- Theme for 2018: Nature based solutions (slogan: When Nature Calls).
- Theme for 2017: Wastewater
NGT Fined Meghalaya
National Green Tribunal (NGT) fined Meghalaya following a report submitted by a committee appointed to take stock of mining in north eastern state.
The report cites that acid mine discharge has been continuing and consequently water bodies in the state have been polluted to such an extent that it is no more suitable for human consumption.
National Green Tribunal
National Green Tribunal is a special tribunal to handle the expeditious disposal of the cases pertaining to environmental issues. It has its inspiration from Article 21 which says that the citizens of India have the right to a healthy environment.
China renamed Lunar to Yutu-2
China renamed Lunar rover to Yutu-2. It was successfully deployed on Thursday to carry out experiments on the far side of the moon.
China’s Lunar probe is part of the ‘Made in China-2015‘ project.
Yutu-2 follows the China’s homegrown Global Positioning System the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
The rover will look for moon’s inner structure along with soil and rock samples for minerals and a a radio telescope to search for possible signals from deep space.
World’s first Women Amputee Scaled Mount Vinson
Arunima Sinha becomes the first woman Amputee who scaled Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica).
This is a World record by World’s 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson.
She is also the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
Arunima Sinha is a former national level volleyball player
She was pushed down a train in 2011 while attempting to resist a gang of dacoits.