10th January-Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-01-11

? World Hindi Day is celebrated every year on January 10. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh announced to celebrate World Hindi Day in 2006. The first World Hindi Conference was organized in Nagpur on January 10, 1976.

? The 5th edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5) held in India was organised by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.

? Soumendu Roy, who has worked closely with film maestro Satyajit Ray, will be conferred the lifetime achievement honour at the annual award ceremony of West Bengal Film Journalists Association(WBFJA) to be held on January 12.

? The State Bank of India has announced ‘residential builder finance with buyer guarantee’ (RBBG) scheme to give a push to residential sales and improve homebuyers’ confidence.

? The Government has approved the Viability Gap Funding, VGF of 5 thousand, 559 crore rupees to Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited to build Natural Gas Pipeline Grid covering 8 North Eastern states.

? CCEA has given its ‘in principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment of 4 Central Public Sector Enterprises & 2 Odisha State PSUs in Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL).

? India celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India.

? Jasbinder Bilan has won the UK based Costa Children’s Award 2019 for her debut novel ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’.

? A Sakthivel has been appointed as the new chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council of India (AEPC).

? Paytm announced the launch of its all-in-one QR for merchants across the country.

? The Cabinet has approved conferring the status of Institution of National Importance to a cluster of Ayurvedic institutions at Gujarat Ayurved University campus located in Jamnagar.

? The Union Cabinet gave its approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the UK’s Department for International Development for enabling energy self-sufficiency in Indian Railways.

? Jasbinder Bilan has won the UK based Costa Children’s Award 2019 for her debut novel ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’.

? The International Naval Program ‘Milan’ will be held in Visakhapatnam in March 2020. Milan 2020 is an international exercise of the Indian Navy. Its goal is to increase professional contacts between navies and learn from each other’s strengths. Earlier, Visakhapatnam had organized International Fleet Review in 2016.

? Samiya Naseem of Indian origin has been recently appointed as the judge of Chicago. She will soon take the charge. US Attorney General William Barr appointed her on the post of the judge of Chicago.

? The Gujarat Assembly will move a motion to support the Citizen Amendment Act(CAA) in a one-day special session. The session has been convened as per the provision in article 176 of the constitution.

? Census India-2021 will begin on April 1, 2020 and will end on September 30, 2020. The census will be conducted through a mobile phone application, moving away from the traditional pen and paper.

? The UK MPs finally approved the Brexit deal on January 9, 2020 by 330-231 votes, paving the way for Britain’s smooth exit from the European Union on January 31. The move is historic, as the deal was stuck in the British Parliament for over a year.

? The Income-Tax Department has launched a 24×7 control room to monitor black money and illegal inducements in poll-bound Delhi. The department has launched a toll-free number- 1800117574 – where people can inform the department about any misuse of money power.

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