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CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 5 and 6

                                               
  NATIONAL  AFFAIRS


171 hospitals de-empanelled & ₹4.5 cr fine imposed for fraud under Ayushman Bharat scheme by  National Health Authority(NHA)
Violations detected by NAFU: The National Anti-Fraud Unit (NAFU) that is responsible for conducting regular medical audits to check any medical violations under the Ab-PMJAY scheme, detected suspect e-cards on the basis of algorithms developed internally by it and shared with states for due diligence and action.
About National Health Authority: 
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)- Dr. Indu Bhushan (ceo of AB-PMJAY)
Deputy CEO- Dr Praveen Gedam (Deputy CEO of AB-PMJAY)
Eight States finalized Agriculture Export Policy by the Government of India
On January 5, 2020, As per Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), eight states namely Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Punjab, and Karnataka finalized an action plan for Agriculture Export Policy (AEP) to enhance exports.
Chandigarh railway station is fifth in the country and first in North India to inaugurate Navigation facilities for visually impaired
  • It was developed by Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) and Makemytrip Foundation through NGO (Non-government organization) ‘Anuprayaas’.
  • Mysuru Railway Station in Karnataka was India’s first visually impaired-friendly railway station inaugurated in Nov 2015.
 India gives $75 million LoC to Cuba for solar parks

The line of credit is as per agreement signed between Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) and Banco Exterior De Cuba for installation of 75 MW Photovoltaic Solar Parks in the Republic of Cuba.

Capital of Cuba: Havana;
 President of cuba: Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Uttar Pradesh became 1st state to shortlist migrants for citizenship


On January 05, 2020 Uttar Pradesh (UP) became the 1st state in India to conduct an exercise to shortlist migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan for eligibility under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA2019


Amit Shah to head group of ministers to examine the proposed National Tariff Policy 


GoM: The interministerial group will have 10 ministers comprising of 8 ministers in the cabinet rank and 2 ministers with independent charge.

                                         INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


Top Iran general Qassem Soleimani killed at Baghdad airport in US airstrikes

Head  of the Quds Force.

Iraqi commander killed:  Apart from Soleimani, at least seven people were believed to have been died which also included Iraqi militia leader Mujahideen Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

 New Iran Military general: An Iranian generaEsmail Ghaani replaced Qassem Soleimani as the next military commander of Iran.


BANKING & FINANCE
PNB MetLife and RevFin in partnered to offer life cover
This insurance covers loans up to ₹3 lakh for a term of three years. The product is offered digitally through RevFin’s app (iOS and Android), so there is no additional paperwork needed.

Indian Bank signed MoU with TN’s WEWA to provide credit for business establishments

WEWA target: The WEWA currently aims to add 1,000 members by 2023.
About Indian Bank:
Headquarters- Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Chief Executive Officer(CEO) & Managing Director(MD)- Ms. Padmaja Chunduru
Tagline- Your Own Bank; Taking Banking Technology to the Common Man; Your Tech Friendly Bank


IRDAI: Health insurance cover in the name ‘Arogya Sanjeevani’ mandatory for insurance companies

Insurance limit: Under the Arogya Sanjeevani plan, the minimum sum insured will be Rs. 1 lakh while the maximum sum insured limit will be Rs. 5 lakhs (in multiples of 50,000). The health insurance plan should be offered with a policy term of one year.

PayPal India launches adoption assistance programme for employees

 PayPal India Private Limited has launched a new Adoption Assistance Program, where it will be offering financial assistance of up to Rs 1 lakh per adoption for the parents. It is being effective from December 2019.
About PayPal India:Formation– 2017
Headquarters– Varthur, Karnataka

CSC inks pact with Paytm Payments Bank for sale of FASTags



  • The agreement will facilitate the sale of PPBL FASTags through the last mile network of 3.6 lakh CSCs, helping realize the government's vision of cashless and smooth transit at all toll plazas across the country.
  • FASTags, which work on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology -- have been made mandatory at toll gates on national highways.
                                                ECONOMY & BUSINESS

HAL inks pact with Wipro 3D to make aerospace components
3D printing : It is a modern manufacturing technique, which uses solid material such as plastic or metal as ink to print or manufacture the desired object layer by layer, also called additive printing.

About Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL):
Headquarters– Bangalore, Karnataka
Chairman & MD– R Madhavan
About Wipro 3D:Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATION             

Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo wins the Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election
About Guinea-Bissau:
Capital- Bissau
Currency- West African CFA franc


Karur Vysya Bank MD and CEO P R Seshadri resigns

About Karur Vysya Bank:
Headquarters- Karur.
Tagline- Smart Way to Bank.

Singular ‘they’ voted word of the decade by US linguists

The most popular pick for the Word of the Year 2019 was “(my) pronouns”.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ISRO signs an agreement with IIA to set up optical telescopes

under ‘Project NETRA’ (NEtwork for space object TRacking and Analysis) for tracking space objects.
i.Recently, ISRO has also tied up with NIT-Karnataka (National Institute of Technology) at Surathkal in Dakshina Kannada to set up a regional academic center for space to promote research and development in space.
ii.Rs.2 Crore will be provided annually by ISRO to NIT for Research and Development activities.
Indian Army to sign MoU with Russia for 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles procurement

CEO of IRRPL: To regulate the timely delivery of rifles, the Army has appointed Major General Sanjeev Senger as the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of IRRPL.

SPORTS

India’s all-rounder cricketer Irfan Pathan announces retirement
Indian Sports Ministry gave ‘in principle’ approval to hold shooting and archery in 2022 CWG
About CWG 2022:
Place- Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK)
Mascot- Mistar Urdd
Motto- Are you Game?
Indian Olympic Association:
President- Narinder Batra
Founded- 1924

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma lays foundation of International cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana
The cricket stadium has been named as “Rohit Sharma Cricket stadium” by spiritual guru Kamlesh Patel.

63rd National Shooting championship competitions 2019 held in Bhopal, MP


Shooter Zeena Khitta wins women’s national 10m Air Rifle


Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala bags gold medals


Indian professional sport shooter, Manu Bhaker of Haryana has bagged 4 gold medals (individual and team events in senior and junior) in the women’s 10 meter air pistol event.


 Shooter Anish Bhanwala from Haryana has clinched gold medal in the senior men’s 25 meter rapid fire pistol event.


Saurabh Chaudhary clinches gold in men’s 10 m air pistol


Vijayveer Sidhu claims 3 gold,


 Jitu Rai wins team gold


BOOKS & AUTHORS


Malayali novelist A Sethumadhavan’s first English novel, ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest’ published
published by Niyogi Books

                                                                       STATE NEWS
MP cabinet approves Mukhyamantri karmachari swasthya bima yojana rollout from April 1,2020
Under this, Rs 5 lakh for general illness and 10 lakh for critical illness & Cashless treatment facility up to Rs 10,000 per annum in OPD(Outpatient Department) will be provided / free medicines will be distributed.
New Zealand batsman Leo Carter becomes seventh cricketer to hit six sixes in an over