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Important Current Affairs 3rd January 2020

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

World’s Second Tallest Statue of SardarVallabhbhai Patel Unveiled in Ahmedabad

• On 3rd January 2020, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani unveiled the second tallest statue of SardarVallabhbhai Patel in the world at Ahmedabad.

• The 50 feet tall bronze statue of Sardar Patel weighs 70 thousand kilograms.This is the second highest statue of India’s first home home minister after the Statue of Unity ( (597 ft) 182 metres), situated at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Central Gujarat.

• The Statue has also been designed by Padma Bhusan Ram V. Sutar, the same sculptor who had designed the Statue of Unity.

‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative Launched by Maharashtra Government

• The state government of Maharashtra Government has launched a ‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative to ensure that women and children do not fall prey to these cyber criminal activities.

• Under the initiative, various awareness camps will be held across all the districts of the state regarding cyber safety to help in educating women about how the web is used by anti-social elements and child predators to commit various types of crimes.

Odisha Government Launches e-Gazette portal for Gazette notifications

• The State Government of Odisha has launched an e-Gazette portal, a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, to make available the Gazette notifications from all state departments under one platform.

• The system will expedite the process of Gazette publication, make it error-free and paperless and also save transportation of trucks of papers from Government Press to departments, districts and other quarters.

Indian Railways Launches Integrated Helpline Number 139

• The Indian Railways has integrated all its helpline numbers into a single number, 139, to help its passengers in quick grievance redressal and enquiries during their train journeys.

• 139 helpline will be available in twelve languages.

Railway Protection Force(RPF) is Renamed as Indian Railway Protection Force Service

• The Indian Railways has renamed its security force RPF (Railway Protection Force) as Indian Railway Protection Force Service.

• The ministry has accorded organised Group A status to RPF and renamed it.

• The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force, enacted by the Indian Parliament for “the better protection and security of railway property”.

• The force is under the authority of the Indian Ministry of Railways.

• Union Railway Minister: Piyush Goyal.

SPORTS

National Ice Hockey Championship-2020

• The 5th Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) National Ice Hockey Championship -2020 has begun in Leh, Ladakh.

• The tournament will continue till 7th January in Karzoo Ice Hockey Rink in Leh. Where the Army, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra and home team Ladakh are participating for the championship in U-20 boys category.

• In Girls category Ladakh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Chandigarh are playing for the championship.

• In the inaugural match in Under-20 Boys category between Chandigarh and Haryana.

• President of Ice Hockey Association of India: K. L. Kumar.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

PM Modi Dedicates 5 Young Scientists Laboratories of DRDO to the Nation

• Prime Minister ShriNarendraModi dedicated to the nation 5 Young Scientists Laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 02 January 2020 from Bengaluru.

• The 5 DRDO Young Scientist Laboratories (DYSLs) are located in five cities namely Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad.

• Each lab will work on a key advanced technology of importance to the development of futuristic defence systems such as, Artificial intelligence, Quantum technologies, Cognitive technologies, Asymmetric technologies and Smart materials.

SUMMITS AND MOU’S

GOI signed MoU with Flipkart under DAY-NULM scheme

• Government of India signed MoU with Flipkart for selling the products made by women self-help groups under DeendayalAntyodayaYojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) on the e-commerce platform.

• Under the DeendayalAntyodayaYojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), self-help groups consisting of 44 lakh women have been working across the country, a move aimed at making women financially independent.

• Flipkart established: October 2007; Headquarter of Flipkart: Bengaluru.

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