One liners 28th January

• Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has proposed the State government to provide a mobile app to drivers of the mini jetting machines to tackle sewer blockage complaints in a speedy manner and give easy access to the machines.

• Aditya Jagtap won his third Professional Squash Association (PSA) title in the Bourbon Trail Challenger Tour squash at Chattanooga, USA. He defeated Andrew Schnell of Canada and secured 12-10, 4-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6.

• India Meteorological Department said that the Cold wave conditions continue in Himachal Pradesh. The prominent tourist destinations have reduced to below freezing temperatures.

• The Union Cabinet is to approve a relief package for farmers grappling with falling prices and to tackle distress in the farm sector. The relief package is seen as an attempt to assuage the farming community’s discontent ahead of the general elections.

• The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT), the only major port in India, has met its total energy requirement from solar power generated by its captive plant.

• GMR group is to introduce face recognition-based terminal entry system in its Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. It has already conducted trials successfully involving its staff members.

• Shriyanka Sadangi and Akhil Sheoran won gold in the mixed air rifle event in the H&N Cup international shooting championship which was held in Munich, Germany.

• Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu approved Rs.3,000 crore on the Backward Classes.

• Australian T20 cricket team “Brisbane Heat” won their maiden Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) title by defeating Sydney Sixers in the final by three wickets at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney, Australia.

• New Zealand fast bowler Ewen Chatfield, who is also known as ‘The Naenae Express’ decided to hang up his boots at the ripe age of 68.

• Ministry of Defence launched ‘RDP INDIA 2019’ app was launched on the 70th Republic Day. Using the mobile application, people can watch the highlights of this year’s Republic Day parade at the Rajpath.

• World Health Organization (WHO) stated more than half of the leprosy cases globally was reported by India although there is a steady decline worldwide in the number of leprosy cases which is estimated to be 2 around Lakh. Significant leprosy cases has been detected in South-east Asia region, Brazil, Sub-Saharan Africa and Pacific apart from India.

• Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated four-lane, 5.1-kilometer long “Atal Setu”, the third Cable bridge across river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa. This is the third bridge across Mandovi River.

• Assam government entitled the Republic Day Journalism Award 2019 to veteran journalist and former editor Dhirendra Nath Chakraborty.

• The Forest Department has issued permission to expand Pioneer Power Corporation Ltd, a private company’s mini-hydel project in the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Mandya district, Karnataka.

• The Pakistan government declared sugarcane juice as the “national drink” of the country. The government of Pakistan declared sugarcane juice as the nation juice of Pakistan.

• An expert programme ‘Operation Olympics’ managed by Kerala’s Sports Department and State Sports Council was commenced to train 123 athletes in 11 disciplines for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

• Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched ‘Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ for youths of the weak section in urban areas of Madhya Pradesh. The main aim is to provide employment to the youth belonging to the weaker section of the society mainly in urban areas of the state.

• The Oxford Dictionaries announced that the word ‘Nari Shakti’ which is derived from Sanskrit has been chosen as the Hindi Word of the year for 2018. The Announcement was made during a session at Jaipur Literature Festival which is being held at Diggi Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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