Current Affairs: 19 January 2019

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19 January, 2019

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  1. India 1st away team to win bilateral series in all formats in Australia

India defeated Australia in the third ODI today to clinch the three-match series 2-1. With this, India became the first visiting side to win a bilateral series (two or more matches) in all three formats in Australia. India registered their first Test series win in Australia earlier this month, while they won a T200 series on Australian soil in 2016.

Source: – ICC


  1. Reliance Retail, Jio to Launch new eCommerce platform

Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani announced that group companies Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio Infocomm would jointly launch a new e-commerce platform in the country.

Gujarat would be the first state to get it. The announcement was made at the on of the three-day Vibrant Gujarat summit. The new e-commerce project would empower 1.2 million shopkeepers in Gujarat.

Source: – The Livemint


  1. Dr. Rattan Lal honoured with 2019 Japan Prize

The Japan Prize Foundation announced India born professor Dr. Rattan Lal, University Professor of Soil Science at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A, as the recipient of the 2019 Japan Prize for his contributions in the field of “Biological Production, Ecology”.

Dr. Yoshio Okamoto was announced to be the recipient of the 2019 Japan Prize on of “Materials and Production” field. Each laureate will receive a certificate of recognition and a commemorative gold medal. A cash award of 50 million Japanese yen (approximately $450,000 USD) will also be given to each prize field.

Source: – The Business Standard


  1. Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated UNNATI programme of ISRO in Bengaluru

Minister of State in Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the UNNATI (Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training) programme organized by ISRO in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

UNNATI, a capacity building programme on Nanosatellite development, is an initiative by ISRO to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations conference on the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space (UNISPACE-50).

Source: – Press Information Bureau


  1. Suresh Prabhu inaugurates 10th edition of India Rubber Expo 2019

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo – 2019 in Mumbai.

The three-day event being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre is one of the most anticipated events in the rubber industry’s calendar.

Source: – Press Information Bureau


  1. 2nd World Orange Festival begins in Nagpur

The second World Orange Festival has begun in Nagpur. The festival, while offering its famed oranges to the world, will also showcase and brand the exquisite fruit in order to boost its export. Agricultural experts and scientists from various countries will participate in the workshops and guide farmers.

Source: – News on AIR


  1. BES EXPO 2019 begins in New Delhi

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare and TRAI Chairman RS Sharma inaugurated the 25th International conference and exhibition on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, BES EXPO 2019 in New Delhi. The theme for this exhibition is Next Gen Broadcasting in the IT World.

Nearly 300 companies from 25 countries are displaying their products at the Expo. On the occasion, an exhibitor’s directory was released by the dignitaries and BES awards were presented to the winners.

Source: – DD News


  1. Vinesh Phogat Becomes First Indian Athlete To Be Nominated In Laureus World Comeback of Year Award

Ace Indian female wrestler Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian athlete to receive a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. She has been nominated alongside US Tour Championship winner Tiger Woods, who won his first tournament in five years.

The 24-year-old Vinesh from Haryana made a sensational comeback after battling a long injury lay-off to win a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games.

Source: – News on AIR


  1. ISRO to give over 100 students chance to launch satellites

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said the space agency may launch functional satellites developed by students under its Young Scientists Programme. The programme will select three students from each state and union territories of India. Mostly eighth-standard pass students will be selected for the one-month programme and will be given lectures and access to ISRO’s labs, Sivan said.

Source: – ISRO

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