CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 & 23 JANUARY, Prelims- 2019


Important Daily Current Affairs of 22 & 23 January, 2019 taken from The Hindu newspaper & PIB.

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Daily Current Affairs 22 & 23 January

Microsoft launched online portal for Weavers

In Telangana, technology giant Microsoft launched a new E-commerce portal.Named as ‘‘ it was launched to empower handloom weavers in the state.  the online portal will help the weavers in the state to optimise operations and engage better with the customers. it will also host signature collections created by the weaver communities and showcase traditional designs & products created from natural dyes.

Kidia Gandyal bridge

Nitin Gadkari ( Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) inaugrated Kidia Gandyal bridge, kathua in Jammu & Kashmir.

Current Affairs 22 & 23 January

The bridge is built on the river Ravi will connect 45 villages with Kathua and other regions of Jammu. Earlier residents of these villages had to travel via Pathankot (Punjab) to reach Kathua in Jammu.

Human Rights channel

World’s First Human Rights channel launched in London. The channel is dedicated to the Human rights and to lend the voice to stories ignored by mainstream media.

Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi Train is Cleanest

In a first ever ‘Total Cleanliness Survey‘ by Indian Railways two winners emerged:

  1. In the premium category trainsNorth Western Railway (NWR) &
  2. Other than Premium category trains – Southern Railway

Premium’ trains included :

  1. Rajdhani,
  2. Shatabdi,
  3. Duronto,
  4. Tejas and
  5. Gatiman

Other than Premium category includes:

  1. Sampark Kranti,
  2. Intercity,
  3. Jan Shatabdi and
  4. other Mail and Express trains

Cleanliness survey conducted by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) which covered around 209 trains.

Mumbai Rajdhani emerged on top with a score of 787 in the Rajdhani trains category.

Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi with a score of 916 tops the list and the cleanest of the lot.

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugrated Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi.

The year 2019 is the 15th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas.

The theme of 15th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is ‘Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India’.

Chief Guest of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2019, Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated once in two years.


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