Current Affairs of 28 January


Top Tableau in Republic Day
Top Tableau in Republic Day
Top Tableau in Republic Day - The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) tableau in the Republic Day Parade has won the first prize for its Kisan Gandhi theme. The ICRA tableau with the theme "Mishrit Kheti, Khushiyon Ki Kheti". Tripura bagged the first prize for the state tableau while tableau from Jammu and Kashmir was adjudged the second and Punjab won the third prize. The theme of Tripura's tableau was 'Empowering Rural Economy the Gandhian Way'.

Swasth Bharat Yatra
Swasth Bharat Yatra
Swasth Bharat Yatra - The Swasth Bharat Yatra, the world’s biggest cyclothon to push people to eat right, culminated in New Delhi on 28 January. The campaign was flagged-off on 16th October last year on the occasion of World Food Day. The yatra began from six different locations - Leh, Panaji, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Kolkata and Agartala on six different tracks in which more than ten thousand volunteer cyclists covered over twenty thousand kilometres spreading the message of ‘Eat Safe, Eat Healthy and Eat Fortified. This yatra is a part of the Eat Right India movement.

Pravasi Dividend Pension Scheme
Pravasi Dividend Pension Scheme
Pravasi Dividend Pension Scheme - Kerala government has floated a 'Pravasi Dividend Pension Scheme' to provide regular pension to Non-Resident Keralites on a one-time payment of Rs 5 lakh.  A non-resident Keralite can invest an amount ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 50 lakh, as a whole or as 6 installments paid within 3 years. Each beneficiary will be entitled to receive pensions ranging from Rs 5,000-50,000 every month, 3 years after the total amount is deposited, at a dividend rate of 12%.

Yuva Swabhiman Yojana
Yuva Swabhiman Yojana
Yuva Swabhiman Yojana - Madhya Pradesh Government announced the Yuva Swabhiman Yojana to provide employment for the unemployed youth from the economically weaker sections of the society. The scheme aims to provide 100 days of employment to youngsters from economically weaker sections of the society in urban areas.

Roshni Android App
Roshni Android App 
Roshni Android App - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, has developed first Android app Roshni that would help the Visually Impaired to recognise currency notes. The app can recognise both old and new notes and gives audio information as to which note you are holding in your hands.

SBI Card and Etihad Signed Agreement
SBI Card and Etihad
SBI Card and Etihad Signed Agreement - SBI Card and Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, have joined hands to launch a travel-specific Visa credit card for members and Indian travelers. This is the first international co-brand partnership of SBI Card, the country's second-largest credit card issuer.

Praveen Kutumbe Panel
Praveen Kutumbe Panel
Praveen Kutumbe Panel - Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a panel headed by Praveen Kutumbeto identify domestically systematically important insurers (SIIs) and an augmented regulatory framework is logically established in this regard.

World Para Swimming Championships
World Para Swimming Championships
World Para Swimming Championships - Malaysia was stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. The International Paralympic Committee announced the decision after the Malaysian authorities failed to provide the necessary guarantees that Israeli Para swimmers could participate safely in the Championships, free from discrimination.

Tata Most Trusted Indian Brand
Tata Most Trusted Indian Brand
Tata Most Trusted Indian Brand - Tata group has been ranked 86th in the list compiled by the London-based consultancy Brand Finance, up from 104 in 2018. It is the only domestic brand in the global top-100. The value of the brand Tata has soared 37 percent to USD 19.5 billion in 2019.

Recession Again
Recession Again
Recession Again - U.S. economic growth will slow this year to 2.3 percent from 3.1 percent in 2018, as the stimulative effects of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts wane and the federal budget deficit climbs to nearly $900 billion, congressional researchers said. US and China are considered two main drivers of global growth because of the size of their economies and a less than expected GDP growth in both the countries will ring alarm bells in other emerging economies including India.

General Data Protection Regulation
General Data Protection Regulation
General Data Protection Regulation - Nearly 65% of Indian organizations are better prepared for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), making the country the sixth leading nation globally in the GDPR readiness index, global networking leader, according to CISCO. The GDPR, which focused on increasing protection for EU residents' privacy and personal data, came into force in May 2018.

India and OECD Signed Agreement
India and OECD Signed Agreement
India and OECD Signed Agreement - Human Resources Development Ministry signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for India’s Participation in Programme for International Student Assessment - PISA 2021.  PISA is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate the education system worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.

Robotics For MSME
Robotics For MSME
Robotics For MSME - Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd (BFW), a Bengaluru-based machining solution provider, has partnered with Universal Robots, a Danish robot maker and a leader in collaborative robots, to co-create robots for MSME sector. BFW and Universal Robots plan to redefine the production processes by deploying the robotic arms through modular, flexible and user-friendly integration solution platform — Arjun. 

Kochi Refinery Project Dedicated To Nation
Kochi Refinery Project
Kochi Refinery Project Dedicated To Nation - Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Kochi Refinery project and IOCL LPG Bottling Plant to the Nation in Kochi, Kerala. Prime Minister also laid a foundation stone for Petrochemical Complex.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu - Part-time bowler Ambati Rayudu was banned from bowling in international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he failed to submit a test of his bowling action. His action was reported by the match officials during the first ODI between India and Australia in the recently-concluded series.

Atal Setu
Atal Setu
Atal Setu - Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated four-lane 5.1-kilometer long “Atal Setu”, the third Cable Bridge across river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa. Infrastructure works worth Rs 15000 crore have been sanctioned for the state of Goa. 

Michel Legrand
Michel Legrand
Michel Legrand - Oscar-winning French composer Michel Legrand has passed away aged 86. During a career spanning more than half a century, Legrand won three Oscars. His first was in 1969 for the song ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’ from the film ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’.