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Current affairs one liners- 2020- Important bits

1-Indore has grabbed the top position in the cleanliness charts for two successive consecutive quarters among cities with population crossing over 10 lakh. Kolkata city was the worst performer.

2- Jamshedpur has achieved the first position in the cleanliness charts for two successive consecutive quarters among cities with a population of 1 lakh to 10 lakh.

3-Hardeep Singh Puri is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Hardeep Singh Puri
Hardeep Singh Puri

4- The National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has released the 2nd edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index.

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(NITI) Aayog- Important Points

  • Amitabh Kant is the CEO of NITI Aayog.
  • The National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog is a policy think tank that was established in 2015 replacing Planning Commission.
  • NITI Aayog was formed through a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. It is formed to serve the needs and aspirations of the people of India in a better way.
  • NITI Aayog is neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body.
  • The first vice-chairman of Niti Aayog is Arvind Panagariya. He served the position between January 2015 and August 2017. He is an Indian-American economist.
  • The president of Niti Aayog is Narendra Modi.
  • The President of India is the First Citizen of India.

5-According to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index. India’s composite score has accelerated from 57 in 2018 to 60 in 2019.

6-Kerala is the first rank holder in the composite SDG Index having a score of 70. It is followed by Himachal Pradesh at 69.

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7-Bihar found the the bottom place at Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index.

8-Five states namely Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Sikkim, Karnataka, Goa, moved to the ‘Front Runner’ category (65–99) from the ‘Performer’ category.

9- NIF- National Indicator Framework

  • MoSPI- The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
  • NPF= Naga People’s Front

10- For the ninth time, Bengaluru will host the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress. The event will be hosted by the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru.

  • The theme for the 107th edition is- ‘science and technology: rural development’. The congress has chosen the theme.
  • 15,000 delegates, including 8,000 students and 74 scientists from abroad will participate in the event.

11-PPRTMS- Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System. It is launched by the Election Commission of India.

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12-The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will develop a 2nd launch port in Thoothukodi district in Tamil Nadu.

  • The ISRO Chairman is K.Sivan.

*ISRO Headquarter is Bengaluru; It was established in 1969.

13- ‘Gaganyaan’ is India’s 1st manned mission to outer space. It will be launched by 2022.

14-The Chandrayaan–3 mission to the moon, comprising of a lander and a rover has been approved by the government.

15-President of Nepal: Bidhya Devi Bhandari has launched the ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ at Dasaratha Rangashala in Kathmandu.

Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  • Mythical creature Yeti is the mascot of the campaign.
  • Prime Minister of Nepal is K P Sharma Oli.

16-Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu has died. He was the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader.

17-Chief Minister of Nagaland is Neiphiu Rio. The Governor is R. N. Ravi.

18- The re-employment of V K Yadav as the Chairman of Railway Board has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

19- The 25th Governor of RBI is Shaktikant Das; RBI Headquarter is in Mumbai; RBI is founded on 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

20- MANI-Mobile Aided Note Identifier. It is anmobile app launched by RBI to help the visually challenged people to identify the denomination of a currency note.

21-Guinea-Bissau presidential election is won by Umaro Cissoko Embalo. He is replacing the incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz.

22-The Pacific nation of Palau has become the 1st nation to ban reef toxic sun cream which is harmful to corals and sea life.

23-Tribal Museum will be set up in Ranchi Jharkhand.

24-The chief guest for the year 2020 republic day parade is Brazilian president, Jair Messias Bolsonaro.

Jair Messias Bolsonaro
Jair Messias Bolsonaro

25-The 72nd Army Day is being celebrated all across the country on January 15.

  • Indian Army Day- January 15

26-The Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani came forward launching 3 welfare schemes for women in Goa.

Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani
  • The schemes are Yashaswini Scheme for Women Entrepreneurship, Swasthya Sahayak Project and breast cancer screening initiative handheld device helping the detection of cancer.

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27-India’s first e-waste clinic is opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

28-The 31st International Kite Festival began in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

29-Michael Debaprata Patra is appointed as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India.

30-Former DG of CRPF Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar took charge as the Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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