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Daily Current Affairs : 21-Jan-2020

Major Topics Covered :

  1. 12TH NATIONAL TRIBAL YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

  2. FIRST SQUADRON SUKHOI-30 MKI AIRCRAFT - TIGER SHARKS

  3. LIBYA PEACE- BERLIN SUMMIT

  4. PATHRI- BIRTHPLACE OF SAI BABA

  5. ICP BIRATNAGAR

  6. “XENOBOTS”- WORLD’S FIRST “LIVING MACHINES”

  7. 50TH WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

  8. WEF’S GLOBAL SOCIAL MOBILITY REPORT

  9. OXFAM

  10. DUBAI - ‘RECIPROCATING TERRITORY’


12TH NATIONAL TRIBAL YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

Part of GS- 1 Social Issue


Why in news?

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Dr Kiran Bedi inaugurated the 12 th National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme in Puducherry.


Highlights:

• To provide an opportunity to the tribal youth to understand the cultural ethos, language, lifestyles of the people depicting Socio –economic & Cultural Development & Development process unity in diversity aspect of our national life.

• The first programme was held in 2006.

• Two hundred youths from Naxal-affected districts of Chattisgarh are taking part in this week- long programme.

• The programme has been jointly organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and Puducherry Government with a view to ensure development and empowerment of the tribal youths.

• They will be visiting many places to know about the language, customs, culture, arts, dressing patterns, food pattern and other aspects of Puducherry.


Source: AIR



FIRST SQUADRON SUKHOI-30 MKI AIRCRAFT - TIGER SHARKS

Part of GS- 3 Defence and Security


Why in news?

The Indian Air Force has inducted its first squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft carrying the BrahMos missiles in the South at its Thanjavur base in Tamil Nadu on 20th January, 2020.


Highlights:

• The Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria inducted the squadron at an impressive ceremony.

• The Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft integrated with the supersonic cruise missiles BrahMos is the strongest maritime combination that we have, in terms of weapon capability.

• The newly reinstated 222-squadron, also known as the Tiger sharks, would serve as a lethal weapons platform capable of carrying both aerial and maritime roles in the Indian Ocean Region.

• Thanjavur is strategically located in the southern peninsula. He said, from there, the Tigersharks can dominate the seas and provide very close and integrated support to the Indian Navy.


Source: PIB



LIBYA PEACE- BERLIN SUMMIT

Part of GS- 2 IR


Why in news?

World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's war and to uphold a weapons embargo at a Berlin summit on 20th January, 2020.


Highlights:

• This was part of a broader plan to end the spiralling conflict.

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and France were among global chiefs signing up to the plan to stop interfering in the war. This includes through weapons, troops or financing.

Libya has been torn by fighting between rival armed fa