28th January 2019 Current Affairs
'Nari Shakti' declared as Oxford Dictionaries Hindi Word of the Year


♦ Oxford has declared 'Nari Shakti' as Hindi word of the year 2018.

♦ According to the Oxford dictionaries, the word, derived from Sanskrit, is used to symbolize women who are capable to take charge of their lives.

'♦ Nari Shakti' is made of two words 'Nari' and 'Shakti', 'Nari' means Women and 'Shakti' means Power.


Virat Kohli overtakes Brain Lara to become 10th highest ODI run-getter


♦ Indian Capitan Virat Kohli has become the 10th highest ODI run-getter, achieving the feat during his 45 run knocks against New Zealand in the first ODI.

♦ Kohli has scored 10,430 runs in 212 innings, overtakes Brain Lara, who scored 10,405 runs in 289 ODI innings.

♦ Kohli is the only active player among the top-ten ODI run-getters.


England's Daniel Hazelle retired from International Cricket


♦ England off-spinner Danielle Hazelle retired from international cricket.

♦ She made her debut match in 2009 and represent her country 146 times in international level in which she captained the team twice.

♦ She has two World Cups and three Ashes under her belt


India and Nepal to set up an Energy Banking Mechanism


♦ India and Nepal have agreed to set up an energy banking mechanism to make use of the surplus electricity in an essential and a useful way.

♦ The agreement on the 'Energy Banking Mechanism was arrived at during a meeting between the Nepal and India Energy Secretaries in Pokhara. 

♦ This partnership will help Nepal export its surplus electricity to neighbor Inda during the monsoon season and import power during the winter season.


Amul Camel Milk launched in Gujarat


♦ The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd has launched Amul Camel Milk in selective areas of Gujarat.

♦ Initially, Amul Camel Milk launched in selected markets of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, and Kutch.

♦ Price of 500 ml will be Rs.50 and it should be refrigerated with shelf life of three days.

♦ The camel milk offers a wide range of benefits such as Camel milk assists healthy bacteria growth in the gut making it easy to digest, it also improves gastrointestinal health and systemic immunity.


Tamil Nadu govt begged two awards for Beti Bachao Beti Padao Scheme


♦ Tamil Nadu has bagged two awards for its performance pertaining to the Union government's Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme at the National Girl Child Day celebrations in New Delhi. 

♦ The one award was for State and another for its district Tiruvannamalai.

♦ Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi presented the awards to the selected districts and States.

♦ Principal Secretary to the State government, K.Manivasan, received the State award and Tiruvannamalai District Collector K.S. Kandasamy received the district-level award.



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