Current Affairs - January, 2019

Coins to commemorate MGR’s 102nd birth anniversary

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami released two commemorative coins in the denominations of Rs 100 and Rs 5 to mark the 102nd birth anniversary of DR M G Ramachandran. The first sets of coins were received by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam at an event organised at the Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University. The commemorative Read More…

Palestine takes over chairmanship of G77

Palestine has taken over the chairmanship of G77 from Egypt. Palestine will be formally elected chair at the annual G77 ministerial meeting, scheduled to take place in mid-September. The chairmanship of the G77 is based on the system of geographical rotation. 2019 was Asia’s turn and the Asian group had unanimously endorsed Palestine. Egypt was Read More…

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U.K. lawmakers reject Brexit deal

The British Parliament has rejected the Brexit deal proposed by the Prime Minister Theresa May. The British House of Commons voted 432 -202 against the deal struck between Britain’s government and the EU in November. Backstop provisions The conservative objectors who were supporters of Brexit have also voted against the deal fearful of the “backstop” provisions. As Read More…

Satyarup Siddhanta becomes world’s youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents

Satyarup Siddhanta, 35-year-old Kolkata mountaineer has set the world record of youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents in 7 years. He is also the first Indian to conquer the seven mountain peaks and seven volcanic summits. Highest Mountains scaled by Satyarup Siddhanta Mount Everest (8,848 m) – Nepal Mt Read More…

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Delhi HC stays fine on HUL for GST profiteering

On the plea by Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) against the order given by the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA), the Delhi High Court has stayed the fine imposed on HUL. Why the HUL has sought a review? The HUL has sought the review of the order of NAA before the Delhi High Court based on the Read More…