Current affairs for this week in may

Here are the current affairs for this week in May

13-02-19 to 18-02-19


1.New Brand Ambassador of Rajasthan Royals is Shane Warne.

2.PM has adressed “Swachh Shakti 2019” event in Haryana.

3.World Radio Day is on 13 February.

4.1st Annual Conference of Media Units in New Delhi is organosed by I&B Ministry.

5.1 st LAWASIA human rights conference 2019 will be held in New Delhi.The theme of the conference is “State Power ,Bussiness and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges”.

6.5 th International Dam Safety Conference 2019 is being held in Bhubneshwar.

7.Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise “Exercise Rahat”concluded in Jaipur,Rajasthan.

8.Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the third indianto reach Top 100 of Men’s single Tennis rankings.

9.National Conference on  Unani medicine concluded in New Delhi.


10. India’s first aqua mega foodpark commissioned in Andhra Pradesh.

11.AYUSH Ministry launched “Aushadhi portal”for getting online licensing for ayurved and homeopathic related matters.

12.Excercise TOPCHI was launched by the Indian Army.There is a special showcase for surveillance and various kinds of weapons.

13.Macedonia has changed its name to North Macedonia

14.Bradley Cooper won Best Director from PETA for “ A star is born”.

15.Siddhartha Kal, a managing director of Eicher Motors has been awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

16.Clouded Leopard will be the masscot of National Games 2022 and it will be hosted by Meghalaya.

17.Manfred Eigen,a chemistry nobel prize winner died at 91

18. 13th Edition of PETROTECH 2019 was held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida from 10-12 February 2019.It was organised by ONGC.

19.Government of India has made a series of amendements in e-visa regime to make it tourist friendly.

20.Expert committee headed by Anoop Satpath has suggested national minimum wage as rs 9750.

21.India and European Union have made a decision to invest 40mn euro to deal with water challenges.

22.India Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee co chaired by Sushma Swaraj and Dr Abdul Monen.

23.International Dam Safety Conference 2019 inaugrated in Bhubhneshwar.

24.Early Ed Asia 2019 Asia’s largest early childhood conference held in Jaipur.

25.India and Sweden has signed an agreement for security protection.

26.India has withdrawn “Most Favoured Nation”status from Pakistan.

27.Himachal Pradesh and World Bank has signed $40 mn loan agreement for water supply of Shimla.

28.Amazon has launched “Amazon pay UPI” in collaberation with Acis Bank for android users.

29.Hardip Singh Puri has launched the PMAY-U mobile app.

30.WWE legend Pedro Morales dies at the age of 76.

31.Former Goa Deputy CM Francis D’Souza has passed away at the age of 64.

32.India’s first Agromet Forecast inaugrated in Karnataka.

33.IWAI has launched a portal “LADIS”  for real time information.

34.IAF carried out ab excercise “Vayu Shakti” at Pokhran.

35.4 th agri leadership summit held at Sonipat.

36.International Annual Desert Festival held in Jaisalmer.

37.India’s fulldrome 3D digital theatre held at Kolkata.

38.Rajnath Singh launches Pan India number 112 for women safety.

39.Israel will launch first moon mission.

40.Arun Jaitley resumes charge as finance minister.

41.Elise Mertens beats Simon Halep to win Qatar Open.

42.Wallace Smith passed away at 87.he was climate scientist.

43.110 feet tall national flag hosted at Raipur Railway Station.

44.Infosys unveils a learning app”InfyTQ” for engineering students.

45.Argentina becomes 72nd country to sign solar agreement.

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Negative statement Based Puzzle for Bank Exam PO/Clerk || IBPS || SBI || RBI || RRB ||


Seven friends i.e. P, X, Z, K, L, B and S are doing the preparation of different banking exams. They have given seven different exams of banking i.e. RRB PO, BOB PO, Syndicate bank, IBPS Clerk, Canara bank, RRB Clerk and IBPS PO but not in same order. They have got different marks i.e. 80, 77, 70, 71, 67, 64 , and 84 but not in same order. The one who has given RRB PO exams got 84 marks. Z got 71 marks but not in BOB and IBPS PO exams. L gives IBPS Clerk exams but does not get 77 marks. B got 77 marks. The one who gives RRB Clerk exams does not get 77 and 71 marks and he is not S and K. The one who gives IBPS PO exams got 80 marks. K does not give Canara bank and IBPS Po exams also does not get 84 marks. The one who gives BOB exams does not get 77 and 67 marks. B does not give Canara bank exams. X and S do not get 80 marks. L does not get 64 and 70 marks.

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New Pattern Floor Base Puzzle for Clerk/Po Exam || IBPS || RRB || SBI || RBI || BOB||


There are 9 girls namely A, B, C, 0, E, F, G, H, I living in a seven-floored girls hostel such that bottom most is 1st floor then 2nd floor and so on... Only two floors are doubly occupied, rest are singly occupied.  Also the odd numbered doubly occupied floor is above the even numbered doubly occupied floor. Neither topmost or lowermost floor is doubly occupied. F does not live on an odd numbered floor and not on a doubly occupied floor. C lives on topmost floor. As many persons live between C and H as between G and H. Only one floor gap is between D and E. E lives above 0, who lives on a singly occupied floor. Both B and I live on 2nd floor. D lives on 3rd floor. More than 1 floor gap is In between A and C.

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Puzzle Question for SSC JE | Bank PO| UPSC | Railway | IBPS | SBI


Seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G were born in seven different months of the same year, viz January, February, May, June, September, November and December but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them also likes a different colour, viz Red, Blue, Black, Green, Yellow, Pink and Brown but not necessarily in the same order.

 C was born in a month which has 31 days. Only three persons were born between C and the one who likes Green. E was born immediately before the one who likes Green. E was not born in a month which has less than 30 days. A was born immediately before the one who likes Black. A was born in a month which has 31 days. Only two persons were born between the one who likes Black and G. The one who likes Red was born in a month which has more than 30 days but not in January. G likes neither Red nor Pink. B was born in a month immediately before the one who likes Pink. The one who likes Blue was born after the one who likes Pink. F was born in a month which has less than 30 days. The one who likes Yellow was born in one of the months before F.

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Puzzle for upcoming govt job exams such as UPSC, CAPF, SSC GD, SSC JE, GAIL, MAT, CMAT and Railways.

There are fourteen boxes which are to be delivered in on either 18th or 29th of seven different months each. The months are January, February, March, June, September, November and December but not necessarily in the same order. 

Box N is one of the boxes and does not delivered on the same date on which box A is delivered. Box M is delivered just before Box I in the same month having less than 31 days. Four boxes are delivered between Boxes I and E. Box K is delivered on even date and in the month having 31 days but not in March. Box K is delivered after Box E. Box B is delivered just before the month in which Box G is delivered but on the same date such that one is delivered in the month having 30 days and another in the month having 31 days. Boxes F, L and D are delivered in exact sequence on the same dates of consecutive months. Box G is not delivered the last. H is delivered rst. Five boxes are delivered between Boxes C and A, but the boxes are delivered in the months having 30 days are excluded. Box D is delivered in the same month as Box E. Box J is delivered in the month having 30 days but not just after Box G. The number of boxes delivered between Boxes C and F is less than those delivered between Boxes A and F.

Answer


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Circular Arrangement for Bank PO/CLERK for || SBI || IBPS || RRB | CSAT | MAT, CMAT



Eight students i.e. M, N, 0, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting around a circular table facing towards the centre. They all have deferent number of toffees with them.

S sits third to the right of T, who has seven less toffees than Q. N has half the number of toffees what S have with him. One person sits between N and the one who has odd number of toffees which is a perfect square more than 35 and less than 81. P has 15 less toffees than Q. 0 has 1 more toffees than half the number of toffees what R have with him. P does not have odd number of toffees. P, who has 20 more toffees than R, and M are immediate neighbor of each other. 0 sits third to the right of N and on the immediate left of Q. R has 13 less toffees than M. S has 4 more toffees than R. Neither S nor T has odd number of toffees. Both the immediate neighbor of S have odd numbers of toffees.

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Circular Seating Arrangement with Blood Relation For PO/CLERK 2019 || IBPS || SBI || RRB ||



L, M, N, 0, T, U, V and W are eight members of a family. They belong to three different generations. There are three married couples and there are 4 females. They are all sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in same manner.

N and L are children of 0. L is not an immediate neighbor his mother. 0 and U are married couples. 0 who is wife of U, is sits second to the left of her husband. There is only one person sitting between N and his niece V, but that person is not V's father. T, a bachelor sits third to the right of his uncle L but neither to the opposite nor to the immediate left of his father. V is not an immediate neighbor of her aunt M. No three females are sitting together. N and his sister-in-law is immediate neighbor. L is not an immediate neighbor of his father.



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Reading comprehension passage Passage for Sbi Po , SO, Clerk, IBPS mains, SSC CBT, Railways, Police recruitment


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.


 Before apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, several people were captured and imprisoned for their fight against the horrific racism. In 1964, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was arrested, the 466th prisoner to be put behind bars. After almost 30 years in prison, he would one day lead the nation and bring people of all castes and colours together. As the 1st President, he knew that the battle against apartheid was only half won. His motive was to build a nation, which he knew could not be achieved until he united his people. Both black & white. Many leaders would think of policies and strategies on the political front.


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NEW PATTERN PUZZLE FOR SBI PO/CLERK, IBPS PO/CLERK, RRB PO/CLERK


Seven Prime Ministers A, B, C, 0, E, F and G belonging to deferent countries i.e. Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA, France, Italy but not necessarily in the same order were invited to attend G7 summit. They were asked to deliver speech one after the other.

Last speech was delivered by the one who was from United Kingdom. F delivered speech Just after fourth person. A, who is from Germany delivered speech on one of the positions before B, who is not from Canada. More than 1 person gave speech between A and B. C, who is from japan delivered speech after the one from France. The host country Canada's prime minister Is the 6th person to deliver the speech. Only one person delivered speech between the ones from Italy and France, who did not deliver speech after Italy's prime minister. Not more than one person delivered speech before E, who is from USA. No person delivered speech between E and G.

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CONFUSING FLOOR BASED PUZZLE || RRB PO|| SBI PO|| IBPS PO||


There are eight persons i.e. M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T who all live in a multi storey building such that ground floor of the building is numbered 1 and above it is numbered 2 and so on till the topmost floor which is numbered 8. They all like dierent colors i.e. Blue, Purple, Red, Brown, Green, Yellow, Pink and Black but not necessarily in the same order. The one who likes Pink color lives immediately below then one who likes Yellow color. There are three floors between Q and S, who lives on an odd numbered oor. Neither P nor Q likes Yellow color. Two persons live between O, who likes brown color and Q. More than two persons live between M and the one who likes brown color. M lives on an even numbered floor and does not like purple color. Only two persons live between R, who likes Green color and P. R does not live on an even numbered oor. T lives on one of the floor below N, who likes Black color. The one who lives on second floor likes Purple color. T does not like Red color.


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Linear Arrangement Questions Based On || IBPS || RRB || SBI || PO AND CLERK ||




There are seven persons i.e. A, B, C, D, E, F and G who all are sitting in a row such that all are facing towards north direction but not necessarily in the same order. They all like diferent colors i.e. Pink, Blue, Green, Red, Black, Yellow and Brown but not necessarily in the same order. C sits third to the right of A and one of them sits at the end of the row. No two person sits adjacent to each other according to the English alphabet (i.e. A does not sit adjacent to B and B does not sits adjacent to A and C and so on). G sits on the left of F and E sits on the right of F. E likes brown color. The one who likes Green color sits on the right of A. B does not like Pink color and Green color. B does not sit at the end of the row. B and D are not immediate neighbor of each other. D likes blue color. The one who likes red color sits second to the right of D. Only two persons sits between the one who likes Black color and the one who likes Blue color. A does not like Brown color and Black color.



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04 February 2019 Daily Current Affairs GK for UPSC, SSC, RRB RAILWAY etc. Exams

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Complete January 2019 month Current Affairs GK in Hindi

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Kinematic of Machines for RRB Railway Exam

Kinematic Link, Types of Link and Relative Motion(in Hindi) for RRB Railway Junior Engineer, GATE, SSC JE and all Mechanical Engineering Exams by Vivek Kumar*
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Linear Arrangement with unknown no. of persons [must do for SBI PO/RRB PO/RBI GRADE B PRE]


Few persons were seated across a straight row facing the north.

• A was 2nd to the left of F's neighbor
 • F and D were seated at a gap of 3 persons
 • D was seated at either of the extreme ends
 • E was seated exactly in the middle of the row
• Number of persons seated to the right of F was one more than the number of persons to the left of A
• B was seated 2nd from the left end of the row.

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Circular Arrangement with different directions


Eight persons are sitting around a circular table named – Ram, Rama, Ramu, Raju, Raja, Ramesh, Rupesh, and Rohit (not necessarily in the same order). They all are facing to the centre and all of them are going to different places Jaipur, Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bangalore, Kota, Mumbai, Mathura.

Ram is facing towards the southwest direction and he goes to Delhi. Ram is sitting in front of the one who is going to Jaipur. Ramesh is sitting opposite to Rama, who does not go to Gurugram and facing south. Ramu is facing north – west direction and likes to go Noida. Rohit is going to Bangalore. Raja, who is going to kota is not facing east direction and he is not sitting between Ram and Ramu. Rupesh is going to Mumbai and is sitting opposite to one who is facing west. Raju is facing north – east direction. The person who sits between the one who likes to go kota and Delhi, is going to Mathura.



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Reading comprehension for 01/02/2019 for Mission PO/Clerk 2019


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

There is a fairly universal sentiment that the use of nuclear weapons is clearly contrary to morality and that its production probably so, does not go far enough. These activities are not only opposed to morality but also to law if the legal objection can be added to the moral, the argument against the use and the manufacture of these weapons will considerably be reinforced. Now the time is ripe to evaluate the responsibility of scientists who knowingly use their expertise for the construction of such weapons, which has deleterious effect on mankind.



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Reading comprehension passage Passage for Sbi Po , SO, Clerk, IBPS mains, SSC CBT, Railways, Police recruitment


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.


Hunger is about people. It is also about oppression and inequalities. Hunger is about corrupt politicians and corrupt bureaucracy; it is also about power and powerlessness. Hunger is about borrowed ideas of science and technology and development which have not worked in local realities; it is also about the disintegration of local communities; about loss of values, traditions; culture and spirituality. Ending hunger is the important unfinished agenda of this century and of independent India.

The world as a whole has achieved dramatic increase in food production, enough to cover the minimum needs of the global population. Yet hunger and malnutrition persist in alarming measure in India and other Third World countries. The World Bank’s estimates are that over a billion people in the world have problems of food security. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) estimates point out that 64 developing countries out of 117 will be unable to feed their population adequately and that 38 out of these developing countries will be able to feed less than half of their populations adequately.



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Expected Level Of Puzzle For || SBI PO|| IBPS PO || IBPS CLERK || RRB PO CLERK ||


Nine people A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I stay in a building. The building has nine floors and only one person stays on one floor. Each of them is the owner of a coaching - Adda, OT, Career Launcher, PM, Oliveboard, Kd, CP, TIME and Testbook. Each person belongs to different city, i.e. Mumbai, Agra, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Noida, Banglore and Gurugram, but not necessarily in the same order.

 The ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it is numbered 2, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered 9. The one who belongs to Banglore stays on the fourth floor. A does not belong to Kolkata. There are three floors between the floors on which C and G stay. D stays on a floor immediately above the I’s floor. The one who has coaching named as CP stays on an even numbered floor. F does not belong to Gurugram. The one who belongs to Mumbai stays on the topmost floor. The one who has coaching named as PM stays immediate below to the one who has coaching named as Adda. F has coaching named as Kd and does not stay on the ground floor. H belongs to Chennai and stays on an even-numbered floor and he has coaching named as PM. G belongs to Noida. E stays on the second floor and belongs to Bhopal. There are three people between the one who has coaching named as OT and the one who has coaching named as TIME. The person who has coaching named as OT stays below the person who has coaching named as TIME. The one who belongs to Gurugram stays on the third floor. There are two floors between the floors on which the people who belong to Noida and Chennai live. The person who has coaching named as TIME is from Noida. C belongs to Agra. The one who has coaching named as Testbook stays immediate above C. There is one floor between the floors on which F and G stay. There is one floor between the floors on which the one who has coaching named as Career Launcher and the one who has coaching named as Testbook stay. A stay on an even-numbered floor below the floor on which H stays.



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Reading comprehension passage Passage for Sbi Po , SO, Clerk, IBPS mains, SSC CBT, Railways, Police recruitment


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below them. Some words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

‘Animal Farm’: What Orwell Really Meant, anti-Stalinist intellectuals of his acquaintance claimed that the parable of Animal Farm meant that revolution always ended badly for the underdog, “hence to hell with it and hail the status quo.” He himself read the book as applying solely to Russia and not making any larger statement about the philosophy of revolution. “I’ve been impressed with how many leftists I know make this criticism quite independently of each other—impressed because it didn’t occur to me when reading the book and still doesn’t seem correct to me.

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Target banking Exams : NEW PATTERN PUZZLE FOR SBI PO/CLERK, IBPS PO/CLERK, RRB PO/CLERK


A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight friends in the college. They all are the players of cricket and play at inter school competition. They like different cricketers among Dhoni, Kohli and Sachin but not necessarily in the same order. Three of them like Kohli and Sachin each and two of them like Dhoni. Each one of them has a different height.

i.                   The tallest does not like Dhoni and the smallest does not like Kohli.
ii.                 F is taller than A and D, but shorter than H and B.
iii.              E, who does not like Kohli, is taller than B and is the second tallest.
iv.              G is shorter than D but taller than A.
v.                  H, who is fourth from the top, likes Sachin along with D.
vi.               G does not like Kohli and Dhoni. B does not like Dhoni.

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NEW PATTERN PUZZLE FOR Bank Exam || IBPS CLERK , SBI CLERK, IBPS PO, SBI PO ||


There are five Gymnasts A, B, C, D and E who are fighting with five grapplers viz. Q, R, S, T and U but not necessarily in the same order. Each fight is of one hour duration. First fight is scheduled from 6PM and the last at 10PM. All five fights are taking place at different cities viz. Sydney, New York, Las Vegas, Toronto and Sao Paolo. No male Gymnast fights with a female grappler.

 Among Gymnasts, there are only three females, who are- the one who fights with R, the one whose fight is at 8 PM and the one whose fight is in Toronto. The female whose fight is at 10 PM fights in Las Vegas. The grappler whose fight is in New York does not fight at 6 PM. S’s fight is neither in New York nor in Sydney. T does not fight in New York. The Gymnast who has a fight with T is a female but she is not D. E fights at 10 PM. A and C are not females. A’s fight is at 9 PM and fights neither with T nor with the one whose fight is in New York. B fights at 7 PM. Q’s fight is in Sydney and he does not fight with A.


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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS:- 24th JANUARY


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS:- 24th January

Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section plays an important role in scoring well above cut off marks in any competitive exam. The Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs mainly. So you need to prepare well this section to score good marks. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!



                                     National News


1. Global Investors Summit Held In Chennai





i. Tamil Nadu Government organised the 2nd edition of Global Investor summit in Chennai. The state government would soon unveil e-vehicle policy to give a boost to electric vehicles manufacturing in the state.
ii. In the opening ceremony, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was the chief guest. Tamil Nadu government has allocated nearly Rs 75 crores to conduct the event.
Static/Current Takeaways:-
  • Tamil Nadu Governor: Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami (AIADMK), Capital: Chennai (Madras).

          2. PM Modi Launched Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana






          i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana under which a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year.
          ii. The first batch of 40 Indian-origin people are at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and from here they will begin their tour. 


          3. IAFTX 2019: India Africa Field Training Exercise Held in Pune



          i. The final planning conference to work out the modalities for Indian Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX)-2019 was conducted at Pune, Maharashtra.
          ii. The joint training exercise is being conducted with more than a dozen African countries & India. It aims at synergysing humanitarian mine action and joint peace operations. 

            4. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba Commissioned New Naval Air Base ‘INS Kohassa’





            i. Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned the new Naval Air Base ‘INS Kohassa’ at Diglipur in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
            ii. The airbase will be used to handle operations of helicopters and small aircraft like the Dornier. The new airbase in the northernmost part of the Andaman Nicobar Islands will be used for both Defence and civil aircraft.


            5. 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 Held In Goa





            i. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, inaugurated the 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 on the ‘Regulation of Homeopathic Medical Products; Advancing global collaboration’ in Goa.
            ii. The organizers of the forum are the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, under the Ministry of AYUSH.


            International News


            6. Venezuela Breaks Off Diplomatic Ties With The US



            i. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that he is breaking off diplomatic ties with the United States after his American counterpart Donald Trump recognized Opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim President.
            ii. Nicolas Maduro gave all US diplomatic staff in Venezuela 72 hours to leave the country. The Venezuelan President accused the US government of attempting a coup d'etat.
            Static/Current Takeaways:-
            • Venezuela Capital- Caracas, Currency- Venezuelan bolรญvar.


            Appointments


            7. Ravneet Gill To Replace Rana Kapoor as Yes Bank MD and CEO



            i. Yes Bank has appointed veteran banker Ravneet Singh Gill as its new MD & CEO and the lender has also received the RBI’s approval for the same.He will join the bank on or before March 1, 2019.
            ii. Mr Gill is currently the chief Deutsche Bank’s India operations. Gill joined Deutsche Bank in 1991 and has worked across different businesses including corporate banking, capital markets and wealth management.
            Static/Current Takeaways:-
            • Yes Bank Headquarters in Mumbai.

            8. Piyush Goyal Named Interim Finance Minister 


            i. Piyush Goyal has been named the interim Finance Minister and interim Minister of Corporate Affairs during Arun Jaitley's indisposition. Goyal will retain his existing portfolios of coal and railways.
            ii. Union Minister Arun Jaitley, 66, had left for the United States for a regular medical check-up. Jaitley will be designated as a minister without a portfolio during his period of indisposition.


            Ranks and Reports


            9. India's Growth to Accelerate From 7.4% to 7.6% in FY20: UN Report 



            i. With robust private consumption and 7.4% GDP growth rate in the current fiscal, the Indian economy is expected to accelerate at a rate of 7.6% in 2019-20, according to a report by the United Nations titled United Nations' World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2019. 


            Awards


            10. 3 Indian expats From UAE Win Prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award



            i. Three Indian expats from the UAE are amongst those who won the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award the highest honor conferred on Indian diaspora. President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the award on Girish Pant, Surender Singh Kandhari and Dr. Zulekha Daud and other awardees at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention in Varanasi.
            ii. Girish Pant is a social worker, Surender Singh Kandhari is chairman of the Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple and a philanthropist, businessman, Dr  Zulekha is founder and chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group. 


            Important Days


            11. National Girl Child Day: 24 January





            i. National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India on 24 January. Women and Child Development Ministry celebrated the National Girl Child Day 2019 at Pravasi Bharti Kendra, New Delhi. The programme also observed the anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme.
            ii. The theme of National Girl Child Day 2019 was “Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow” and celebrating with objectives of generating awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR).
            Static/Current Takeaways:-
            • Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development.

            12. International Day of Education: 24 January



            i. Today (24th January) is International Day of Education.
            ii. On 3 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus a resolution proclaiming 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

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