16 January 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

16 January 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

16 January 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. 5th Science Film festival starts in Goa

  • The 5th edition of Science Film Festival of India has been started in Panaji, Goa.
  • The objective of the festival is instilling the knowledge of science among the youth with the help of exhibitions, masterclasses, workshops, and other activities.
  • A special workshop ‘Million SoUL’ will also be conducted by IIT Bombay on training about making solar lamps.
 International Affairs

2. The US signs the first phase of the trade deal with China

  • The US has signed the first phase of a trade deal with China.
  • It includes Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Enforcement, re balancing the US-China trade relationship and effective dispute resolution.
  • The deal was signed by President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House in Washington.
  • However, President Trump has refused to roll back the massive tariff imposed on the import of Chinese goods
 National Affairs

3. Mega campaign on fuel conservation 'Saksham' inaugurated

  • Petroleum Secretary Mr MM Kutty inaugurated fuel conservation mega campaign 'Saksham' of Petroleum Conservation Research Association in New Delhi.
  • India's share of primary energy demand is set to double to 11% by 2040.
  • It will help in the progressive reduction of carbon footprint and lead to fulfilling government's commitment to a greener environment.
 National & International Appointments

4. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submits resignation

  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted his resignation to President Vladimir Putin.
  • According to the Tass news agency, Mr Putin will name Mr. Medvedev as deputy of the presidential Security Council.
  • Russian President asked Medvedev's Cabinet to keep working until the new Cabinet is formed.
 Summits & Conferences

5. Ladakh hosts first ever Food Processing Summit to attract in

Ladakh is hosting the first-ever Food Processing Summit to attract investors to the region.
• The event is aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurs to begin a StartUp to tap the potential in the Food Processing Industries in Ladakh.
• Ladakh region has vast scope for investment in food Processing Industries in horticulture products (Apricot, SeabuckThorn, Apple) and agricultural produce (buckwheat and barley).
 National Affairs

6. Mr. Patel inaugurates ‘Indian Heritage in DigitalSpace’

  • The Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launched a month-long special exhibition 'Indian Heritage in Digital Space' and a first international heritage symposium in New Delhi.
  • Visitors will be able to see the recreations of the socio-cultural life and traditions of Hampi, architectural and conjectural reconstructions of several important structures.

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