Page-16 of Current Affairs - January, 2019

How JNPT surged into top 30 of Lloyds Report?

India’s premier container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has become India’s only port to get listed among the top 30 global container ports in Top 100 Container Ports report. JNPT has notched up five spots, to be 28th on the list, compared to its previous ranking. What made this jump possible? The Union Ministry of Shipping has ..

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Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana. The features of the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana are: Under the scheme, a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year. The first batch of 40 people participated in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 held ..

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SBI Ecowrap Report recommends Unconditional Cash Transfer to Farmers

The SBI Ecowrap report recommends the government to opt for the unconditional cash transfer to farmers to alleviate agrarian distress rather than Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme. Why does the SBI report recommend unconditional cash transfer? The report has recommended the unconditional cash transfer based on the following reasons: Currently, it is not feasible to ..

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Study indicates that even Non-obese and lean Indians are also prone to type 2 diabetes

A new study has revealed that contrary to popular belief, not only obese and overweight but also non-obese and lean persons may be prone to type 2 diabetes. The study indicates that nearly 20 to 30 per cent suffering from diabetes are non-obese and even some are lean. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition ..

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Regional variations in the World Economic Forums Public Opinion Survey

The findings from the World Economic Forum’s public opinion survey register regional variations on the various issues. Few of them are listed below: When asked how important it is for countries to work together towards a common goal, a global average of 76 per cent said they believe it is either extremely important or very ..

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