19 January 2019

●Goa’s ‘Opinion Poll Day’;-{January 16}
↪It was on this date in 1967 that Goans voted against merging with Maharashtra and chose to remain a Union Territory 
●Constitutional provisions for Nagaland to reject the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016;-
•Article 371(A) of the Constitution↪ begins with the words “notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, no Act of Parliament in respect of”.[ means that despite what is in the Constitution, no Act of Parliament shall apply to the State of Nagaland unless the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland by a resolution so decides]
●Lokpal debate;-
↪Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013, but no Lokpal has been appointed since, the Supreme Court has pressed the search committee to recommend potentials to the selection committee led by prime minister modi
•appointments to Lokpal is made by high-level selection committee comprising of PM, CJI, Lok Sabha Speaker, the leader of the largest opposition party and an eminent jurist chosen by them
●Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY);-
↪to promote employment generation through Provident Fund, Pension and Death Linked Insurance (workers earning wages upto ₹15,000/- per month)
• scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment
●Gilgit-Baltistan;- View — uploads.disquscdn.com 
↪Located in the northern Pakistan.It shares a geographical boundary with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, and India considers it as part of the undivided Jammu and Kashmir, while Pakistan sees it as a separate from PoK. [It has a regional Assembly and an elected Chief Minister]
•Supreme Court of Pakistan has extended its powers to Gilgit-Baltistan regarding the area’s constitutional status
●Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G);-
↪aims at providing a pucca house, with basic amenities, to all houseless householder and those households living in kutcha and dilapidated house, by 2022
•Of the total 4.72 lakh beneficiaries identified across the country, only 56,694 have been allotted land
●Sustainable Catchment Forest Management(SCATFORM)launched in Tripura;-
↪project is undertaken with the assistance of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
↪aims to address issues such as forest cover loss and forest degradation have been mainly caused by shifting cultivation

●Data Localization;-
↪Is the act of storing data on any device that is physically present within the borders of a specific country where the data was generated
↪RBI imposed a hard data localisation mandate on payment systems providers to store payment systems data only in India
↪There is an urgent need to have an integrated, long-term strategy for policy creation for data localisation
●IIT Hyderabad has become the first institute in the country to launch full-fledged Bachelor’s programme in AI technology.(will be the third institute to globally)
●Volcano- Mt Shindake↪ has erupted on Kuchinoerabu Island of 'Japan'
●Palestine has taken over the chairmanship of G77 from Egypt;-{chairmanship of the G77 is based on the system of geographical rotation}
•Group of 77 (G77) at the United Nations is a coalition of 134 developing nations, designed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations
●National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC){inaugurated in Mumbai.}
↪museum depicts the journey of over a century of Indian cinema
●Chowmahalla Palace↪ is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state.
↪It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled their state.
●Great Indian Bustard;-
↪country’s most critically endangered bird- Great Indian Bustard. 
↪Once the contender for becoming India’s national bird, the Great Indian Bustard is now facing extinction.
●Shehri Samridhi Utsav;-
↪It is an event which aims to expand the outreach of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable
•This is organized by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
●Diffo Bridge;-{inaugurated in Arunachal Pradesh.}
↪It would provide uninterrupted access between Dibang valley and Lohit valley region of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh

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