18th January 2020 Current Affairs for IBPS PO/Clerk | SBI PO/Clerk | SSC | Railways

DV Sadananda launched the "APNA Urea - Sona Ugle" brand of HURL


Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda launched the logo and brand 'Apna Urea - Sona Ugle ' of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL).

HURL is a joint venture company 3 Maharatna companies; Coal India Ltd (CIL), National Thermal Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL) & Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Ltd (HFCL) AS other two partners.


1st Session of India - Norway Dialogue on Trade & Investment Held in New Delhi


The first session of the India-Norway Dialogue on Trade & Investment (DTI) was held in New Delhi.

The session was based on the Terms of Reference (ToR) which was signed between India and Norway on 8th January 2019 in  New Delhi, during the visit of Prime Minister of Norway.


NITI Aayog and UT of Ladakh sign MoU to promote development in Ladakh


NITI Aayog and Union Territory of Ladakh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Development of Infrastructure Projects in Ladakh.

NITI Aayog will be supporting the UT's administration through its key initiative 'Development Support Services to States for Infrastructure Projects (D3S-i).


Sania Mirza wins WTA doubles title in International trophy at Hobart


Sania Mirza (India) and Nadila Kichenok (Ukraine) have won the women's doubles title of the WTA International trophy at Hobart, Australia.

They beat Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang from China 6-4, 6-4.

It is Sania's 42nd WTA doubles title and first since Brisbane International trophy in 2007 with American partner Bethanie Mattek -Sands.


3rd North Zone Conference of MIB's of Media Units held in Jammu


The 3rd edition of North Zone Conference' of Media Units of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, held in Jammu.

The North Zone Conference is being organised by the Regional Outreach Bureau, Jammu and Kashmir region.

The aim of the conference is to strengthen the synergy between the Media Units in order to ensure last-mile delivery, while simultaneously brainstorm the use of new technology in communication.


5th edition of Science Film festival 2020 starts in Panaji, Goa


The 5th edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI 2020) was started in Goa's capital city Panaji.

The annual conference aims of the festival are instilling the knowledge of science among the youth with the help of exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops, and other activities.

The 4-day-long festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant.


World's shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar passes away


World's shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar passes away

He was born on 14 October 1992, stood at 67.08 cm (2 ft 2.41 in) tall.

He was born in the Baglung district of Nepal.

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