10th January 2019 Current Affairs

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PM Modi launched 'Gangajal Project' to provide better and assured water supply in Agra

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has launched a series of development projects worth Rs. 2900 Crores for the Agra city and the adjoining areas.
  • The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation ‘Gangajal project’ which will provide Agra with better and more assured water supply.
  • The Gangajal project aims to bring 140 cusecs of Ganga water to Agra.
  • Prime Minister laid the foundation Stone of Integrated Command and Control Centre for Agra Smart City.
  • In this project, CCTVs will be installed throughout Agra City for monitoring and surveillance for the purpose of safety and security.

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi wins the presidential election in Congo

  • According to Congo electoral commission, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election.
  • Tshisekedi has won with 38.57 per cent of more than 18 million ballots cast.
  • If Tshisekedi’s victory is confirmed by the constitutional court, Democratic Republic of Congo will see its first peaceful democratic transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960.

RBI allows ‘tokenisation’ services

  • The RBI allowed the card payment providers to offer tokenisation services.
  • ‘Tokenisation’ will ensure the safety of digital transactions and reduce the chances of fraud.
  • It involves a process in which a unique token hides the sensitive card details.
  • The token is used to perform card transactions in contactless mode at Point of Sale (POS) terminals, Quick Response (QR) code payments, etc.

India allows Iran’s Bank Pasargad to open a branch in Mumbai

  • According to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, India has allowed an Iranian bank ‘Pasargad Bank’ to open a branch in Mumbai.
  • Iran’s Pasargad Bank has received the necessary clearances to open its branch in Mumbai.
  • The move is aimed at circumventing US trade and investment sanctions as India builds a strategic port in the West Asian country.

Mohamed Salah named African footballer of the year

  • Liverpool’s 26-years old Mohamed Salah (from Egypt) has been named as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year.
  • He received the award at a ceremony in Senegal.
  • Houston Dash and South Africa forward Thembi Kgatlana was named Women’s Player of the Year.
  • Salah scored 44 goals for Liverpool during the 2017-18 season.

Hockey India removed Harendra Singh as coach of India Men's Team

  • According to Hockey India a statement, Indian men’s hockey coach Harendra Singh was removed from the position.
  • Singh was given back the charge of the Junior Men’s Hockey team.
  • Harendra Singh was brought in as men’s coach in May 2018.
  • Until the appointment of a new coach, Hockey India High-Performance Director, David John and current Analytical Coach, Chris Ciriello will oversee the team.
  • Hockey India will be inviting applications for the position of chief coach.

Mary Kom attained number one position

  • Boxer MC Mary Kom attained number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings.
  • She won the gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
  • She also won a silver at the prestigious ‘Strandja Memorial’ in Bulgaria.
  • She successful boxer in the history of World Championship after she won the gold medal in the World Boxing Championship in 2018.

World Hindi day being celebrated across the world today

  • The World Hindi day being celebrated across the world every year on 10th January to create awareness about the language of Hindi across the World.
  • Hindi is the fourth most spoken language of the world.
  • The first World Hindi Conference was organized in Nagpur on 10th January 1975.

India's longest single lane steel cable suspension bridge opens in Arunachal

  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has inaugurated India’s longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge (300-metre) over Siang River in Upper Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The bridge is also known as ‘byorung bridge’, built at a cost of Rs 4,843 crore and funded by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources scheme.
  • The bridge will reduce the distance between Yingkiong and Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh by almost 40 km (earlier road length- 192 km).

Airboat service from Varanasi to Prayagraj

  • The government of India will launch an airboat service from Varanasi to Prayagraj for the Kumbh Mela from 26 January 2019.
  • The airboat will have an engine of a vehicle and carry 16 people in one go. It can cruise up to 80 kilometers per hour and requires a depth of only 10 centimeters.
  • The Kumbh Mela will begin in Prayagraj on 15 January 2019.

‘We are Displaced’ released in India

  • A book titled ‘We are Displaced’ was released in India on 9 January 2019.
  • The author of the book is Malala Yousafzai.
  • The book gives a description of her experiences of traveling around the world and visiting refugee camps.
  • Malala Yousafzai got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has launched 'Gangajal Project' to provide better and assured water supply in which city?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has launched a series of development projects worth Rs. 2900 Crores for the Agra city and the adjoining areas.

2. Who has won the presidential election in Congo?

Correct! Wrong!

According to Congo electoral commission, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election.

3. The RBI allowed the card payment providers to offer tokenisation services. The token is used to perform card transactions in which mode?

Correct! Wrong!

The RBI allowed the card payment providers to offer tokenisation services. The token is used to perform card transactions in contactless mode at Point of Sale (POS) terminals, Quick Response (QR) code payments, etc.

4. India has allowed an Pasargad Bank to open a branch in Mumbai. Pasargad Bank is from which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Iran’s Pasargad Bank has received the necessary clearances to open its branch in Mumbai.

5. Who has been named as African footballer of the year?

Correct! Wrong!

Liverpool’s 26-years old Mohamed Salah (from Egypt) has been named as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year.

6. Harendra Singh related with which game?

Correct! Wrong!

According to Hockey India a statement, Indian men's hockey coach Harendra Singh was removed from the position.

7. who has attained number one position in International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings?

Correct! Wrong!

Boxer MC Mary Kom attained number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings.

8. Which day World Hindi day being celebrated across the world?

Correct! Wrong!

The World Hindi day being celebrated across the world every year on 10th January to create awareness about the language of Hindi across the World.

9. India's longest single lane steel cable suspension bridge open in which state?

Correct! Wrong!

India's longest single lane steel cable suspension bridge opens in Arunachal.

10. The government of India will launch an airboat service from Varanasi to Prayagraj for which Mela?

Correct! Wrong!

The government of India will launch an airboat service from Varanasi to Prayagraj for the Kumbh Mela.

11. A book titled ‘We are Displaced’ is written by..............

Correct! Wrong!

A book titled ‘We are Displaced’ was released in India on 9 January 2019. The author of the book is Malala Yousafzai.

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