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Workshop-cum-exhibition on “Bamboo- A wonder grass” was recently concluded in which citiy?
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Who: Workshop-cum-exhibition on “Bamboo- A wonder grass”
What: was concluded in Jammu
When: published on 12th January 2020

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The deliberations of the two-day workshop-cum-exhibition on Bamboo with the aim of creating opportunities for the sustainable development in Jammu and Kashmir concluded today at Convention Center, Jammu. The workshop-cum-exhibition is being organized by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, North Eastern Council, Govt. of India and Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir through Cane and Bamboo Technology Center (CBTC), Guwahati, Assam and the Department of Social Forestry, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir.

During the valedictory session today, Shri. C.H. Kharshing, Planning Advisor, North Eastern Council, Govt. of India put forth various recommendations for the growth of Bamboo industry in Jammu and Kashmir on the pattern of North Eastern Region.
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Which of the following districts has been awarded the Plastic Waste Management Award -2020 for being the best district of India in plastic waste management category during Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019?
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Who: Dibrugarh
What: awarded with Plastic Waste Management Award 2020
When: published on 13th January 2020

Dibrugarh district has been awarded the Plastic Waste Management Award -2020 for being the best district of India in plastic waste management category during Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019.

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha received the award from renowned Bollywood actor Amir Khan at a function in Delhi as recognition of the innovative and effective efforts taken by the district in managing plastic waste in rural areas of the district. The function was organized by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India.

Swachhta hi Seva 2019, a massive nationwide awareness and mobilization campaign on Swachhta, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mathura on September 11, 2019.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.sentinelassam.com/north-east-india-news/assam-news/dibrugarh-awarded-with-plastic-waste-management-award-2020/
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Two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS), Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur, were commissioned by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar at _______________.
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Who: Two Coast Guard ships
What: were commissioned at Kolkata
When: published on 12th January 2020

Two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur — were commissioned by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar at Kolkata on Sunday.

Director General of Indian Coast Guard K. Natarajan, Additional Director General and Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) V.S. Pathania, and other officials from Central and State agencies, were present during the impressive ceremony, according to a statement issued by the Headquarters, Coast Guard Eastern Seaboard, here.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/two-coast-guard-ships-commissioned-at-kolkata/article30551648.ece
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Who among the following has recently launched project VISHWAS and CYBER AASHVAST at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar?
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Who: HM Amit Shah digitally
What: launches project VISHWAS & Cyber AASHVAST
When: published on 11th January 2020

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday digitally launched project VISHWAS and CYBER AASHVAST at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Vishwas is acronym for Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security.

First of its kind project in the country, VISHWAS is a major e-governance initiative. The project aims at improving Law and Order Management, Proactive traffic management and control, Crime detection through video analytics and Post incident Investigation and video forensics.

To make cyber-space safe, Gujarat Police has brought the cyber-security solution to common man through Cyber AASHVAST Project, which is a helpline for cyber crime victims. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present on the occasion.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.ddnews.gov.in/national/hm-amit-shah-digitally-launches-project-vishwas-cyber-aashvast
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As per the recent news, the government of India is in the process of acquiring how many aircraft to cope with the depleting aerial inventories of the Indian Air Force?
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Who: India
What: to acquire 200 fighter jets for Indian Air Force
When: published on 13th January 2020

The government is in the process of acquiring around 200 aircraft to cope with the depleting aerial inventories of the Indian Air Force, defence secretary Ajay Kumar said here.

The contract for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited-manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1 A advanced fighter jets are in the final stages, he said.

Apart from these, Expression of Interest (EOI) has been floated for another 110 aircraft, based on which Request for Proposal (RFP) will be floated, Ajay Kumar said.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-to-acquire-200-fighter-jets-for-air-force-defence-secretary/articleshow/73215043.cms?from=mdr
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2. Jasprit Bumrah to receive Polly Umrigar award for best Indian international cricketer.
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India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will receive the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2018-19) at the BCCI Annual Awards to be held in Mumbai on Sunday.
The world''s No. 1 ODI bowler made his Test debut during India''s tour of South Africa in January 2018 and hasn't looked back since. Bumrah has been in a phenomenal form since the start of the 2018 season. Having picked 62 wickets at a staggering average of 19.24 in just 12 matches since his Test debut against South Africa in January 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has risen up the ranks at a rapid pace in the longest format and reiterated his position as a top bowler in the world.

3. World Future Energy Summit to begin in Abu Dhabi.
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The World Future Energy Summit will begin in Abu Dhabi. 33,500 participants from 170 countries and 800 specialist exhibitors are expected to attend the four-day annual event.

The theme for this year's summit is "Rethinking Global Consumption, Production, and Investment." World Future Energy Summit is the Middle East’s largest future energy and sustainability event.

Held annually at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the 2020 edition includes exhibition and forum programmes across five main pillars: energy, solar, water, waste and smart cities, hosting an unrivalled gathering of top-level government and business leaders.

The event is starting to set an example for best practice, supporting the circular economy through recycling, and acting to remove single-use plastics from the event.

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4. Nitin Gadkari presents National Highway Excellence Awards 2019.
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Road, Transport and Highway Minister, Nitin Gadkari today said performance auditing is more important than the financial auditing. He said that the decision must be taken with a positive attitude.

Presenting the National Highway Excellence Awards 2019 in New Delhi today, he said, officers must visit the actual site and make the assessment.   

During the event, Minister of State for Road, Transport and Highway, V.K. Singh said, infrastructure is important for the economy and it accelerates the economic activity in the country. Instituted in the year 2018, National Highway Excellence Awards aim to recognize the well-performing companies in the field of construction, operations, maintenance, toll collection and road safety on National Highways.

5. Kaziranga records 96 species of wetland birds.
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Kaziranga, home of the world's most one-horned rhinos, has 96 species of wetland birds — one of the highest for wildlife preserves in India.

Officials of the Kaziranga National Park and avian specialists conducted the second wetland bird count on January 9-10. The teams counted a total of 19,225 birds belonging to 96 species under 80 families.

The first waterfowl census in 2018 had yielded 10,412 birds covering 80 families from 21 families.

6. India to acquire 200 fighter jets for Indian Air Force.
(Today’s Current Affairs in Short of 15th January 2020)

The government is in the process of acquiring around 200 aircraft to cope with the depleting aerial inventories of the Indian Air Force, defence secretary Ajay Kumar said here.

The contract for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited-manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1 A advanced fighter jets are in the final stages, he said.

Apart from these, Expression of Interest (EOI) has been floated for another 110 aircraft, based on which Request for Proposal (RFP) will be floated, Ajay Kumar said.

7. HM Amit Shah digitally launches project VISHWAS & Cyber AASHVAST.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 15th January 2020)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday digitally launched project VISHWAS and CYBER AASHVAST at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Vishwas is acronym for Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security.

First of its kind project in the country, VISHWAS is a major e-governance initiative. The project aims at improving Law and Order Management, Proactive traffic management and control, Crime detection through video analytics and Post incident Investigation and video forensics.

To make cyber-space safe, Gujarat Police has brought the cyber-security solution to common man through Cyber AASHVAST Project, which is a helpline for cyber crime victims. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present on the occasion.

8. Two Coast Guard ships were commissioned at Kolkata.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 15th January 2020)

Two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) — Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur — were commissioned by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar at Kolkata on Sunday.

Director General of Indian Coast Guard K. Natarajan, Additional Director General and Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) V.S. Pathania, and other officials from Central and State agencies, were present during the impressive ceremony, according to a statement issued by the Headquarters, Coast Guard Eastern Seaboard, here.

9. Dibrugarh awarded with Plastic Waste Management Award 2020.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 15th January 2020)

Dibrugarh district has been awarded the Plastic Waste Management Award -2020 for being the best district of India in plastic waste management category during Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019.

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha received the award from renowned Bollywood actor Amir Khan at a function in Delhi as recognition of the innovative and effective efforts taken by the district in managing plastic waste in rural areas of the district. The function was organized by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India.

Swachhta hi Seva 2019, a massive nationwide awareness and mobilization campaign on Swachhta, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mathura on September 11, 2019.

10. Workshop-cum-exhibition on “Bamboo- A wonder grass” was concluded in Jammu.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 15th January 2020)

The deliberations of the two-day workshop-cum-exhibition on Bamboo with the aim of creating opportunities for the sustainable development in Jammu and Kashmir concluded today at Convention Center, Jammu. The workshop-cum-exhibition is being organized by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, North Eastern Council, Govt. of India and Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir through Cane and Bamboo Technology Center (CBTC), Guwahati, Assam and the Department of Social Forestry, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir.

During the valedictory session today, Shri. C.H. Kharshing, Planning Advisor, North Eastern Council, Govt. of India put forth various recommendations for the growth of Bamboo industry in Jammu and Kashmir on the pattern of North Eastern Region.