4th January 2020 Current Affairs for IBPS PO/Clerk | RRB PO/Clerk | SSC | Railways

Indian Railways launches integrated helpline number 139 for passengers


The Indian Railways launched an integrated helpline number into a single number 139 for quick grievance redressal and enquiries by passengers during their train journeys.

The helpline number will be available in 12 languages and It will be easy for passengers to remember this number and connect with Railways for all their needs during train travel.


Gujarat CM unveiled world's 2nd tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel


Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani Unveils world's 2nd largest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Sardardham campus near Vaishnodevi Circle in Ahmedabad

50 feet tall bronze statue with a weight of 70 thousand kilograms was built at a cost Rs 3.25 crores.  Padma Bhusan Ram Vanji Sutar, who designed the World's 2nd tallest statue, the same Sculptor who had designed the Statue of Unity.


'Cyber Safe Women' initiative launched by Maharashtra Government


Maharashtra Government Has launched a 'Cyber Safe Women' initiative under which various awareness camps will be held across all the districts of the state regarding cyber safety.

The initiative will help in educating women about how the web is used by anti-social elements and child predators to commit various types of crimes. The initiative has been launched to mark the 189th birthday of Savitribal Phule


Iran's names Esmail Qaani as new Commander


Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named the Deputy Head of the Revolutionary Guard's foreign operations arm Esmail Qaani to replace Qasem Soleimani as its commander.

Qasem Soleimani was killed in US strike in Baghdad. Qaani was one of the most decorated commanders of the Guards during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.


Shri Nityanand Raj 4th All India Police Judo Cluster Championship 2019


Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Raj inaugurated the 4th All India Police Judo Cluster Championship 2019 in New Delhi. 

The 4th All India Police Judo Cluster Championship organized this year by CRPF is being attended by 34 participating teams.

It consists of 1207 sportspersons from across the country, with a total of 15 Trophies and 214 Medals, including one Medal for the Best Gymnast, in contention.


 WHO designated 2020 as "Year of Nurse and Midwife"


World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to honour of 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

The organization is leading the development of "World Nursing Report" that is to be launched in 2020 prior to the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly.


Abhinav Kumar gets extension as BSF IG


The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extending the deputation tenure of IPS Abhinav Kumar, Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF), up to June 27, 2021, in relaxation of IPS Tenure Policy.


Manav Thakkar becomes world no.1 in ITTF rankings


Indian paddler Manav Thakkar became World no.1 in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings in the Under-21 men's singles category.

Thakkar became the fourth Indian to achieve the feat after Harmeet Desai,  G Sathiyan and Soumyajit Ghosh. 

Manav Thakkar achieved the feat after clinching the U-21 men's singles title at the ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open in Markham, Canada.


Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best Men's Player of the Year at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2019


Cristiano Ronaldo won the Best Men's Player of the Year in the International football function held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 Ronaldo was awarded by 11th Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. Ronaldo has won the award six times out of its nine years of its existence. 

The award has been presented in 16 different categories.


 Hillary Clinton appointed as the new chancellor of Queen's University


Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been appointed as the first female chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland for a five year term.

The  position of chancellor has been vacant since the death in 2018 of Thomas J Moran, chairman, president, and chief executive of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company


World Braille Day: 4 January


The World Braille Day is observed annually on 4 January. 

The day is Marked remembering the birth anniversary of Louis Braille.

He was the inventor of Braille -for people with visual disabilities.


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