Current Affairs Capsule – January 3, 2020
- January 3, 2020
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- The Khelo India Youth Games, formerly known as the Khelo India School Games (KISG), will be held from 10th February to 22nd February, 2020 in Guwahati, Assam. In this third edition, 6500 athletes from 37 teams will take part. Cycling and lawn ball have been introduced as new disciplines in the games. The first edition was held in 2018 in New Delhi. These games are held every year to identify the talent at the grassroot level.
- Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal will inaugurate the 28th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair that is to be held from 4th January to 12th January, 2020 in New Delhi under the theme – Gandhi, the Writers’ Writer. The fair is being organized by the National Book Trust (NBT) in association with the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO). The first New Delhi World Book Fair was held in 1972.
- Palau, the Western Pacific Ocean country, became the first country in the world to ban sunscreens that are harmful to coral reefs. The country has announced this step as one of the strict environmental measures. Palau is a part of the Micronesia region with over 500 islands. It is famous for its marine life and renowned for its best diving destinations.
- As per the annual report of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released on 31st December, 2019, the year 2019 concluded the ‘deadly decade’ for children with over 1,70,000 grave violations against children in conflict – about 45 violations every single day – since 2010. The report also stated that the number of countries experiencing violence has increased since the adoption of the Convention on Rights of Child in 1989.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the nation to boost indigenous research capabilities in the defence sector on 2nd January, 2020. The event shall be organised at the Aeronautical Development Establishment, DRDO at Bengaluru. The DRDO is the Defence Research and Development Organization, formed in 1958.
- The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will be conducting Asiatic Lion Census in Gujarat in May 2020. Around 8,000 to 10,000 cameras will be used to count lions across 25,000 sq. km. area spanning seven districts, as against 15,000 sq. km. area surveyed in the last census. The 2015 lion census had counted 523 lions in the state. The Asiatic Lions in Gujarat are restricted to the Gir National Park in the state and are listed as “Endangered” in the IUCN Red List.
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Q1. Where will the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 be held?
- New Delhi
Q2. When was the New Delhi World Book Fair held?
Q3. Which is the first country in the world to ban sunscreens?
Q4. When was the Defence Research and Development Organization established?
Q5. The 2015 lion census counted ________lions in Gujarat.