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current affairs jan 30

January 30 – National Martyrs’ Day

  • The nation pays homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary. The day is also observed as Martyrs’ Day. He was assassinated on this day in 1948

Former Union Minister George Fernandes passed away

George Mathew Fernandes, former Union Minister, passed away. He was an Indian trade unionist, politician, journalist, freethinker, and member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar.  He was a key member of the Janata Dal and the founder of the Samata Party. He held ministerial portfolios including communications, industry, railways, and defence.
Pakistan appoints Its First Ever Female Hindu Civil Judge
Suman Kumari becomes the first Hindu woman to have been appointed as a civil judge in Pakistan after passing an examination for induction of judicial officers.  Kumari, who hails from Qambar-Shahdadkot, will serve in her native district.
NATIONAL

India signs an agreement with OECD for participation in PISA 2021

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- Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021.

India improves global corruption index ranking by 3 points to 78 in 2018

India has improved its ranking on a global corruption index in 2018, while its neighbour China lagged far behind, according to the annual index released by an anti-graft watchdog.

Maharashtra govt launched special scheme to curb infant deaths

The Maharashtra government launched a special scheme to curb infant deaths. Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde distributed baby-care kits to the children born in primary health centres and government hospitals.

BANKING

RBI to inject Rs 37,500 crore through OMO in February

The Reserve Bank of India said that it will inject Rs 37,500 crore into the system through purchase of government securities in February to increase liquidity. RBI stated that it has decided to conduct purchase of government securities under Open Market Operations (OMOs) for an aggregate amount of Rs 375 billion in the month of February 2019through three auctions of Rs 125 billion each during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

IIT Mandi team finds Malarial drug inhibits Zika virus growth

  • Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have found a drug hydroxychloroquine or HCQ, that is already being used for treating malaria to be effective in inhibiting Zika virus growth and replication. 

APPOINTMENTS

  • Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar – Assumes charge as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.
  • Suman Kumari – First Hindu woman to be appointed Civil judge in Pakistan.

SPORTS

South Korean footballer Ki Sung-yueng announces retirement

Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng announced his retirement from the South Korean national team. The midfielder had hinted at retirement after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but decided to compete in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, currently being held in the United Arab Emirates.

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