Current Affairs Capsule – January 25, 2020
- January 25, 2020
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- World Archery has conditionally lifted the suspension on the Archery Association of India (AAI) following elections in New Delhi on 18th January. It instructed the AAI to update its constitution, to clarify athlete membership, develop a strategic plan and resolve other governance issues. The AAI had been suspended since 5th August 2019, with the Indian athletes only allowed to compete under a neutral flag at events that directly affected their qualification chances for the Olympics. India currently has three men’s and one women’s quota place at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Founded on 8th August, 1973, the AAI is the national governing body of archery in India.
- The first war memorial for animals in India will be set up at the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) Centre in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. It will feature those animals that have lost their lives in counter-insurgency operation, mainly in Kashmir. Granite tablets with names and service numbers of more than 300 dogs, 350 handlers and a few horses’ mules will be inscribed at the memorial.
- Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank on 24th January, 2020 signed a loan agreement of USD 210 million for the Maharashtra Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. The project aims to support smallholder farmers participating in competitive agriculture value chains, facilitate agri-business investments, increase market access and productivity in focus commodities and build resilience of crops to recurrent floods or droughts in Maharashtra.
- National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on 24th January in India to spread awareness among people about all the inequalities girls face in the Indian society. The day was started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India in 2008. The International Day of Girl Child is celebrated on 11th October every year. In India, according to the Census 2011, the sex ratio was 108.9.
- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) unveiled a robot named ‘Vyommitra’ that will travel to space as a part of the Gaganyaan unmanned mission. ISRO will conduct two unmanned missions – one in December 2020 and another in June 2021 – before the Gaganyaan mission. Vyommitra is a half humanoid that will simulate human functions in space and also interact with the environment control life support system.
- The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the procurement of military equipment worth over Rs. 5100 crores from indigenous sources. It also approved the shortlisting of Indian Strategic Partners (SP) and the potential Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that would collaborate in the construction of six conventional submarines in India under the strategic partnership model.
- The International Labour Organization released ‘The World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2020’ (WESO) report. The report predicted a rise in the global unemployment by 2.5 million in 2020. As per the report, about 188 million people are unemployed in the world. Around 267 million people in the age group of 15 to 24 year are not in employment, training or education. The ILO was established in 1919. It became the United Nation’s first specialized agency in 1946 and has 187 member States.
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Q1. When was the Archery Association of India (AAI) founded?
Q2. Where will the first war memorial for animals be built in India?
Q3. On which day is the National Girl Child Day celebrated?
- 21st January
- 22nd January
- 23rd January
- 24th January
Q4. What is the name of the robot that will travel to space as part of the Gaganyaan unmanned mission?
Q5. The ILO report predicted a rise in the global unemployment by __________in 2020.
- 1 million
- 2.5 million
- 3.3 million
- 3.7 million