Current Affairs Today 7th January 2020

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Current Affairs Today 7th January 2020

 

Arun Kumar Sahu appointed India’s next High Commissioner to Dominica

Arun Kumar Sahu has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the mountainous Caribbean island of Dominica.

Arun Kumar Sahu presently High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Commonwealth of Dominica with residence in Port of Spain.

India Ambassadors

  • Ghana: Sugandh Rajaram
  • China: Vikram Misri
  • United Arab Emirates: Pavan Kapoor
  • Nepal: Manjeev Singh Puri
  • USA: Harsh Vardhan Shringla
  • Pakistan: Ajay Bisaria

Former PM Zoran Milanovic wins Croatia’s presidential election

Former Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic won the presidential election. He defeated center-right incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in a second-round vote.

Croatia

  • Prime Minister: Andrej Plenkovic
  • Capital: Zagreb

Mizoram govt set to organize 1st edition of Zo kutpui festival 2020

The Mizoram state government is organizing the Zo Festival in 10 states across India and in foreign countries such as the US, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.

The aim of the celebration of the Zo Festival is to reunify and strengthen the brotherhood among different tribes of Mizo.

Festival recently held

  • National Tribal Dance Festival – Raipur
  • Military Literature Festival 2019 – Chandigarh
  • Orange Festival – Manipur
  • Mandu Festival – Madhya Pradesh
  • Bathukamma – Telangana
  • Sangai Festival – Manipur
  • Khrachi Puja – Tripura

Bhubaneswar to host 1st edition of Khelo India University Games 2020

Khelo India University Games 2020 is going to be held for the first time at KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

The first edition is being organized by the Government of Odisha in association with the Sports Authority of India, Association of Indian Universities, National Sports Federation, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and participating universities.

Related Info

  • Meghalaya to host 2022 National Games
  • 13th edition of South Asian Games – Nepal
  • 3rd edition of Khelo India Youth Games – Guwahati

Buxa Bird Festival Begins in West Bengal

The 4th edition of the Buxa Bird Festival began in Buxa National Park in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal.

Around 300 rare species such as Sultan Tit, Greater Spotted Eagle and Great Hornbill visit the Buxa National Park.

governor of West Bengal: Jagdeep Dhankhar

Shivalik Mercantile receives approval to become Small Finance Bank

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) coming up with its draft guidelines on urban cooperative bank (UCB) asking them to lend 75 per cent of their portfolio towards priority sector, Uttar Pradesh based multi-state Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank Ltd received an in-principle approval for becoming a small finance bank.

The RBI will grant a licence to Shivalik Mercantile bank for the commencement of banking business under Section 22 (1) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as an SFB.

Shivalik bank is the largest UCB in Uttar Pradesh.

ISRO’s Human Space Flight Centre to Come up at Challakere

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed a ₹ 2,700-crore master plan to create the Human Space Flight Centre at Challakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka.

At present, the four selected astronauts will train at the “Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre” in Russia for Gaganyaan mission 2022.

ISRO has set-up a new Space Technology Incubation Centre – NIT Tiruchirappalli

CISF to observe 2020 as the Year of mobility

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will observe 2020 as the year of mobility.

This year will have a special focus on the creation of more residential units and the implementation of various welfare measures for the troops.

t will focus on sports and physical fitness leveraging modern gadgetry and constructing infrastructure to their families.

Director General of CISF – Rajesh Ranjan