TNPSC Current Affairs 2019 in English 28.01.2019 –Download as PDF

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current affairs english jan 28

Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international holiday that occurs every 28 January.The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.

NATIONAL

Aditya Jagtap won his third PSA title

Aditya Jagtap won his third Professional Squash Association (PSA) title in the Bourbon Trail Challenger Tour squash at Chattanooga, USA. He defeated Andrew Schnell of Canada and secured 12-10, 4-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6.  Aditya, ranked 120th, got past the early rounds with ease before facing third seed, Schnell. The triumph should help him move into the top 100.  Professional Squash Association (PSA):
♦ Founded: 1975  ♦ Location: England, UK  ♦ President: Ali Farag (for Men), Jenny Duncalf (for Women)  ♦ Chairman: Ziad Al-Turki  ♦ PSA is the governing body for the men’s and women’s professional squash circuit ♦ Over 800 players from all the 5 continents

Roshni, An Android App Developed To Help Visually Impaired Identify Notes

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, has developed an 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.

  • This app was launched in Chandigarh. Roshni is the first Android app, which recognise INR currency notes.

ISB ranks 24 in FT Global MBA rankings

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of the Indian School of Business (ISB) has been ranked at 24 worldwide in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2019. 

  • ISB is ranked number one in India and is the only B-school to figure in the top 25.

CM Chandrababu Naidu approved Rs.3,000 crore on the BCs

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu approved Rs.3,000 crore on the Backward Classes. The fund is for the upgradation of federations to corporations and setting up new corporations for castes that come under the BC. category.  Besides upgrading the 11 BC federations, new corporations would be set up for Agnikula Kshatriya, Toorpu Kapu, Yadava, Kuraba Settibalija (including Gowda and Eediga castes), Koppula Velama, Neta, Kalinga, Gavara and Gandla castes.  Andhra Pradesh:  ♦ Capital: Amaravati  ♦ Governor: E.S.L.Narasimhan  ♦ Chief Minister: N Chandrababu Naidu  ♦ Official language: Telugu

Ministry of Defence launched RDP INDIA 2019 app

Ministry of Defence launched ‘RDP INDIA 2019’ app was launched on the 70th Republic Day. Using the mobile application, people can watch the highlights of this year’s Republic Day parade at the Rajpath. The new initiative is in sync with the Digital India campaign of the government. The app included the information including the order of the march, details of the tableaux presented by different States and Ministries, cultural performances by children, fly past and names of recipients of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2019.

SPORTS

Djokovic beats Nadal for record-breaking 7th Australian Open title

After winning all his previous six Australian Open finals, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic clinched a record-breaking seventh title by trouncing Spain’s Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in Melbourne.

Kartik Sharma wins New South Wales men’s Amateur Golf Championship

India’s Kartik Sharma won the New South Wales men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Australia. Kartik notched up a magnificent win over Australia’s Nathan Barberie in the scheduled 36-hole final to emerge as champion. He had been selected to represent Indian Golf Union for three events in Australia.

AWARDS

Kartik Sharma wins New South Wales men’s Amateur Golf Championship

India’s Kartik Sharma won the New South Wales men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Australia. Kartik notched up a magnificent win over Australia’s Nathan Barberie in the scheduled 36-hole final to emerge as champion. He had been selected to represent Indian Golf Union for three events in Australia.

Tamil translation of French bookwins Romain Rolland Book Prize for literary translation

The Tamil translation of Andrei Makine’s “La vie d’un homme inconnu” (The Life of an Unknown Man) was awarded the second Romain Rolland Prize for literary translation in Jaipur at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.

  • Translated by S R Kichenamourty, former head of the French department of Pondicherry University, the book is published by Kalachuvadu, a publisher of Tamil modern classics and contemporary fiction writing.

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