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1
Which of the following companies has recently launched e-commerce platform for handloom weavers?
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Who: Microsoft
What: launched e-commerce platform for handloom weavers
When: published on 20th January 2019

Microsoft India has launched a new e-commerce platform re-weave.in for handloom weavers under its Project ReWeave, part of its philanthropic initiatives.

This e-commerce platform will help connect artisans to buyers directly, enabling them to expand to newer customers and markets.

The new e-commerce website hosts signature collections created by weaver communities and showcases traditional designs and products created from natural dyes. This e-marketplace will help sell to a broad set of customers, helping weavers to increase their income and earn a sustainable livelihood, while also reviving forgotten Indian art.

Microsoft in association with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has also curated a special curriculum in ‘CAD and Color for Handloom Weaving’ to provide digital training in handloom design.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/info-tech/microsoft-launches-e-comm-platform-for-handloom-weavers/article26036936.ece
2
Which of the following ministries has recently notified the 2019 Coastal Regulation Zone norms?
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Who: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
What: notified the 2019 Coastal Regulation Zone norms
When: published on 28th December 2019

The Cabinet cleared the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification allowing for construction up to 50m of the high tide line, and temporary structures only 10m from it in a move that environmental experts and fisherfolk said would ruin the coastal environment.

The new notification relaxes various provisions of the CRZ 2011 notification, including the reduction of no-development-zone to 20 metres for all islands from the earlier 50 or 100 metres (depending on the type of island).

The new notification allows for greater real estate and tourism development on the coast, but could come at a significant cost to the environment.

Fishermen’s unions have warned of a national level agitation if the notification comes into force because it doesn’t address their concerns and makes the coastline vulnerable to environmental disasters.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cabinet-s-clearance-to-new-coastal-regulation-zone-notification-sets-off-alarm-bells/story-qFrN8xxDSIzIlAq3tJjNWL.html
3
India has recently agreed upon critical partnership in various sectors with _____________ on the sidelines of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
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Who: India, Mauritius
What: agree upon critical partnership in various sectors
When: published on 23rd January 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth held talks.

They have discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment, including finalisation of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement.

Both leaders met in Varanasi on the sidelines of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which was inaugurated by Mr Modi, and in which Mr Jugnauth was the Chief Guest and keynote speaker.

In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said, both Prime Ministers reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, and the talks focussed on the initiatives to further strengthen the ties.

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http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=358498
4
Which of the following institutions has recently held that the marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man is irregular?
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Who: Supreme Court
What: held that the marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man is irregular
When: published on 22nd January 2019

A marriage of a Hindu woman with a Muslim man is not a "regular or valid" but the child born out of such wedlock is legitimate, the Supreme Court held.

It also said that the legal effect of such an irregular marriage is that a wife is entitled to get dower but cannot inherit the husband's property.

The court held that the child born in an irregular marriage is legitimate just like in the case of a valid marriage and is entitled to inherit the property of the father.

A bench of justices NV Ramana and MM Shantanagoudar upheld the order of the Kerala High Court by which it was ruled that the son of a couple - Mohammed Ilias and Valliamma (who was Hindu at the time of marriage)- was legitimate and was entitled for share in his father's property according to law.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/marriage-of-hindu-woman-and-muslim-man-irregular-not-valid-child-born-is-legitimate-sc/articleshow/67644994.cms
5
Which of the following cities has recently hosted the two-day Global Investors Summit on January 23, 2019?
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Who: Chennai
What: hosted the two-day Global Investors Summit on January 23, 2019
When: published on 23rd January 2019

The two-day Global Investors Summit, being organised by Tamil Nadu government, is underway in Chennai.

It is being participated by about five thousand delegates from industries in India and abroad. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy in his inaugural address this morning said the state government would soon unveil e-vehicle policy to give a boost to electric vehicles manufacturing in the state.

He said the 200 acres aerospace industrial park at Sriperumbudur near Chennai has the potential to get expanded by 700 acres more.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman unveiled the state's aerospace and defence industrial policy in the event. She said the Union Government is undertaking systemic transformation in the country in a big way.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=358531


Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 31st January 2019
 
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at the iconic Red Fort in Delhi to mark the freedom fighter's 122nd birth anniversary.
(31st January 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at the iconic Red Fort in Delhi to mark the freedom fighter's 122nd birth anniversary.

PM Modi also inaugurated the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum - dedicated on the Jallianwala Bagh and Indian soldiers in World War I. He also inaugurated a museum on 1857 - India's first war of Independence, and the Drishyakala Museum on Indian Art within the Red Fort complex.

The museum on Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army showcases various artefacts related to freedom fighter and his movement. The artefacts include a wooden chair and sword used by the leader, medals, badges, uniforms and other artefacts related to the Indian National Army.

A documentary on Netaji Bose and the INA will help visitors understand the vision of the freedom fighter. Actor Abhishek Bachchan has lent his voice for the documentary.

2. The Indian Navy has commenced its largest-ever coastal defence exercise - ‘Sea Vigil’-off the Indian coast, ten years after the "26/11" attack.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 31st January 2019)

Ten years after 26/11, the Indian Navy coordinated the largest-ever coastal defence exercise off the Indian coast on 22-23 January 2019, codenamed Sea Vigil. The first ever of its kind, this exercise was undertaken along the entire 7,516.6 km coastline and India’s EEZ involving all nine coastal states and four union territories along with all maritime stakeholders and facilitated by the ministries of defence, home affairs, shipping, petroleum and natural gas, fisheries, customs, state governments and other agencies of the Centre/state as well as the fishing and coastal communities.

The scale of the exercise was unprecedented in terms of the geographical extent, the number of stakeholders involved, the number of units deployed, and in terms of the objectives to be met. Planned in two phases, Phase I commenced with the deployment of personnel and seagoing units of all stakeholders. 150 ships and 35 aircraft of the Navy and Coast Guard were deployed for the exercise. This when added to sea-going assets of other stakeholders like the state police, CISF, Customs, etc, reached an astonishing 500-600 craft at sea. This layered defence provided almost unbroken surveillance along the entire coast of India and outlying islands. This was further enhanced by the chain of radar stations set up along the coast as part of the coastal surveillance network (post 26/11, all 46 lighthouses along India’s coastline are radar stations). All this was fed back to the JOCS set up by the Navy at Mumbai, Kochi, Visakhapatnam and Port Blair for monitoring, analysis and response. The uniform and technical surveillance network was further augmented by the fishing communities along the coast as the “eyes and ears” of the nation’s coastal security construct.

3. Maharashtra approved Rs 253 cr worth Nirbhaya scheme.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 31st January 2019)

The Maharashtra cabinet Tuesday approved the implementation of the Centre's Nirbhaya scheme, which seeks to curb crimes against women, for Mumbai.

The Nirbhaya Fund was started in 2013 by the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to implement initiatives aimed at enhancing safety and security of women across India.

It is a non-lapsable fund and the corpus stands at Rs 3,600 crore up to 2018-19.

4. India to surpass China to become 2nd largest oil demand centre in 2019.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 31st January 2019)

India will surpass China to become the second largest oil demand growth centre globally in 2019 on back of buoyant auto fuel and LPG consumption, research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie said.

In a report, Wood Mackenzie said India's oil demand growth recovered strongly in 2018, overcoming the aftermath of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation, and contributed 14 per cent of the global demand growth or 2,45,000 barrels per day.

5. Davos hosted the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 annual meet.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 31st January 2019)

World leaders and top CEOs are meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from January 22 until today, January 25, to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit.

This year's theme is Globalisation 4.0 and leading figures such as Prince William and Sir David Attenborough are in attendance alongside prime ministers and presidents. Here's the latest.

6. Chennai hosted the two-day Global Investors Summit on January 23, 2019.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs Quiz of 31st January 2019)

The two-day Global Investors Summit, being organised by Tamil Nadu government, is underway in Chennai.

It is being participated by about five thousand delegates from industries in India and abroad. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy in his inaugural address this morning said the state government would soon unveil e-vehicle policy to give a boost to electric vehicles manufacturing in the state.

He said the 200 acres aerospace industrial park at Sriperumbudur near Chennai has the potential to get expanded by 700 acres more.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman unveiled the state's aerospace and defence industrial policy in the event. She said the Union Government is undertaking systemic transformation in the country in a big way.

7. Supreme Court held that the marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man is irregular.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 31st January 2019)

A marriage of a Hindu woman with a Muslim man is not a "regular or valid" but the child born out of such wedlock is legitimate, the Supreme Court held.

It also said that the legal effect of such an irregular marriage is that a wife is entitled to get dower but cannot inherit the husband's property.

The court held that the child born in an irregular marriage is legitimate just like in the case of a valid marriage and is entitled to inherit the property of the father.

A bench of justices NV Ramana and MM Shantanagoudar upheld the order of the Kerala High Court by which it was ruled that the son of a couple - Mohammed Ilias and Valliamma (who was Hindu at the time of marriage)- was legitimate and was entitled for share in his father's property according to law.

8. India, Mauritius agree upon critical partnership in various sectors.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 31st January 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth held talks.

They have discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment, including finalisation of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement.

Both leaders met in Varanasi on the sidelines of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which was inaugurated by Mr Modi, and in which Mr Jugnauth was the Chief Guest and keynote speaker.

In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said, both Prime Ministers reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, and the talks focussed on the initiatives to further strengthen the ties.

9. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the 2019 Coastal Regulation Zone norms.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 31st January 2019)

The Cabinet cleared the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification allowing for construction up to 50m of the high tide line, and temporary structures only 10m from it in a move that environmental experts and fisherfolk said would ruin the coastal environment.

The new notification relaxes various provisions of the CRZ 2011 notification, including the reduction of no-development-zone to 20 metres for all islands from the earlier 50 or 100 metres (depending on the type of island).

The new notification allows for greater real estate and tourism development on the coast, but could come at a significant cost to the environment.

Fishermen’s unions have warned of a national level agitation if the notification comes into force because it doesn’t address their concerns and makes the coastline vulnerable to environmental disasters.

10. Microsoft launched e-commerce platform for handloom weavers.
(Current Affairs In Short of 31st January 2019)

Microsoft India has launched a new e-commerce platform re-weave.in for handloom weavers under its Project ReWeave, part of its philanthropic initiatives.

This e-commerce platform will help connect artisans to buyers directly, enabling them to expand to newer customers and markets.

The new e-commerce website hosts signature collections created by weaver communities and showcases traditional designs and products created from natural dyes. This e-marketplace will help sell to a broad set of customers, helping weavers to increase their income and earn a sustainable livelihood, while also reviving forgotten Indian art.

Microsoft in association with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has also curated a special curriculum in ‘CAD and Color for Handloom Weaving’ to provide digital training in handloom design.
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