Current Affairs - January, 2020

SAMPRITI-IX: India-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise to be held in Meghalaya

A Joint Military Exercise between India and Bangladesh is to be held at Umroi, Meghalaya between 3rd February, 2020 and 16th February, 2020. The exercise is called “SAMPRITI” Highlights During the joint exercise, Command Post Exercise and Field Training Exercise is to be conducted according to United Nations Charter. The troops of both the armies ..

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Transparency International: Assam tops in budget formulation

According to the survey conducted by Transparency International, Assam tops in terms of budget formulation followed by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The states that were ranked lower in terms of budget formulation are Goa, Maharashtra and Punjab. Highlights The survey was conducted by the organization based on four parameters such as budgetary process, public disclosure, ..

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January 30: World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

Every year January 30 is to be marked as World Neglected Tropical Diseases day. The day creates awareness in addressing the tropical diseases. This is the first time World NTD Day that is being marked. Neglected Tropical Diseases The Neglected Tropical Diseases are caused by pathogens such as bacteria, helminths, viruses and protozoa. They are ..

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UN Development Programme: Telangana tops sustainable growth goals performer list

According to the United National Development Programme (UNDP), Telangana has emerged the best performing states in terms of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It is to be noted that in December 2019, India released SDG India Index. India was the first country to release SDG index. The index was launched by NITI Aayog. Highlights Telangana ..

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Surajkund Mela-International Crafts Fair organized by Haryana with HP as theme state

On February 1, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Fair. The fair is being organized by the Haryana Government in Faridabad. Around 20 countries and the states of India are participating in the fair. Highlights The partner country of the fair is Uzbekistan. The theme state of the fair ..

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