3 January Current Affairs | Daily Current Affairs

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3 January Current Affairs

 

NARI – Online Portal for women empowerment launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development

NARI – Online Portal for women empowerment launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • An online portal NARI has been launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development for the empowerment of women.
  • The portal will provide women citizens with easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives being run by both Central as well as the States governments.
  • e-Samvad portal has also been launched to provide platform for NGOs and Civil Societies to interact with the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Related Points –

  • Minister of Women and Child Development – Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

 

 

 

Prime Minister’s Official Website launched in Assamese and Manipuri versions

Prime Minister’s Official Website launched in Assamese and Manipuri versions

  • The Prime Minister’s official website – pminida.gov.in has been launched in Assamese and Manipuri versions.
  • The website is now available in 11 regional languages – Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu in addition to English and Hindi.

 

 

 

Allied Health Professionals Database Portal launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Allied Health Professionals Database Portal launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • The “Allied Health Professionals Database Portal” has been launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • The portal will help the government to track the number of professionals and streams of allied and healthcare professionals in the country.
  • It has capacity of storing data of more than 10 lakh Allied and Health Professionals.

 

 

 

Tourist Police Wing launched by Puducherry

Tourist Police Wing launched by Puducherry

  • The Puducherry government has launched Tourist Police – special police force as tourist friendly measure.
  • The force has distinct blue-coloured head gears and blue badges bearing the police emblem.

 

 

 

India’s second largest rooftop solar plant commissioned in UP by GAIL

India’s second largest rooftop solar plant commissioned in UP by GAIL

  • India’s second largest rooftop solar plant has been commissioned by GAIL in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The 5.76 MWp (Mega Watt Peak) solar plant has been installed at GAIL’s petrochemical complex at Pata in Uttar Pradesh.

Related Points – GAIL

  • Headquarters – New Delhi

 

 

 

Turkey’s endangered ‘bird language’ enters in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Turkey’s endangered ‘bird language’ enters in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

  • The ‘bird language’ of Black Sea villagers has been entered in the UNESCO list of intangible Cultural Heritage.
  • The bird language is whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote Northern Turkey.

 

Related Points – UNESCO

  • Headquarters – Paris, France
  • Members – 195 states
  • Head – Audrey Azoulay
  • Turkey’s Capital – Ankara
  • Turley’s Currency – Turkish Lira

 

 

 

No transaction charges for payments through debit card and BHIM app for upto ₹2000

No transaction charges for payments through debit card and BHIM app for upto ₹2000

  • The customer will not be charge any transaction charges for payments upto ₹2000 made through debit card, BHIM app or Aadhaar enabled payment systems.
  • The government will bear the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges on transactions upto ₹2000 for digital transactions.

 

 

 

HDFC Bank tie up with Rajasthan Government to help startups

HDFC Bank tie up with Rajasthan Government to help startups

  • HDFC Bank has partners with Rajasthan Government to promote startups in the state.
  • Under HDFC’s Smartups program, the start-ups will be provided with end to end solutions like current accounts, credit cards and other solutions.

 

 

 

Vijay Keshav Gokhale – Foreign Secretary of India

Vijay Keshav Gokhale – Foreign Secretary of India

  • Vijay Keshav Gokhale has been appointed as Foreign Secretary of India.
  • He has succeeded Jaishankar.

 

 

 

Devika Shah – MD and CEO of Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd. (ICCL) 

Devika Shah – MD and CEO of Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd. (ICCL)

  • Devika Shah has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd. (ICCL).

Related Points – ICCL Ltd

  • It is wholly owned subsidy of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) which deals with clearing, settlement, collateral management and risk management.

 

 

 

Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga – New Prime Minister of Mali

Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga – New Prime Minister of Mali

  • Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga has been appointed as new Prime Minister of Mali.
  • He will replace Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga.

Related Points – Mali

  • Capital – Bamako
  • Currency – West African CFA franc

 

 

 

Mohamed Salah – Arab Football player of the year 2017

  • Mohamed Salah has been named as Arab Football Player of the year 2017.
  • HE is Liverpool and Egypt striker.

 

 

 

G Sathiyan – India’s highest ranked player in latest ITTF rankings

  • G Sathiyan has been ranked as India’s highest ranked player in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings.
  • He has scored 49th position in the world.

Related Points – International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)

  • Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland

 

 

 

Anwar Jalalpuri – Famous Urdu Poet passes away

Anwar Jalalpuri – Famous Urdu Poet passes away

  • Anwar Jalalpuri – Famous Urdu Poet has passes away at the age of 71.
  • His famous works include Rahrau se Rahnuma Tak, transalations of Gitanjali and Bhagwat Gita in Urdu.
  • He was also dialogues writer of the TV serial – Akbar the Great.

 

 

 

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