Page-5 of Current Affairs - January, 2019

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: January 27

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on January 27. January 27 marks the anniversary of the Allied liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where an estimated 1.1 million people died, including 1 million Jews. The day is part of the efforts to educate about the dark phase of humanity and ..

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Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation

The third Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation is being held at New Delhi. In the conference, wide-ranging discussions shall be held on the status of the Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP) by all tiger range countries besides deliberations on combating wildlife trafficking. This conference is organised by the Global Tiger Forum which is an implementing ..

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Mohammed Shami: Fastest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets

Fast Bowler Mohammed Shami has become the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals. Mohammed Shami achieved this feat in his 56th ODI game. Mohammed Shami’s wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill. Before Mohammed Shami, the record was held by Iran Pathan who had reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 ..

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Capacity Augmentation to Successfully Deliver the G20 Presidency

India will preside and host the G20, or Group of 20 nations meeting in 2022. G20 provides a unique opportunity for India to transform from rule-taker to rule-maker. Being a host India would set an annual agenda, wielding vast direct and indirect influence on the G20 nations’ economies. To exploit this opportunity to the full ..

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Delhi to award MSP as per Swaminathan Committee Report

The Delhi government has decided to introduce the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers based on the recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers (NCF) headed by MS Swaminathan. Swaminathan Committee recommendations on MSP The National Commission on Farmers (NCF) was constituted on November 18, 2004 under the chairmanship of Professor M.S. Swaminathan. The committee made ..

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