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THE HINDU+ PIB CURRENT AFFAIRS 5 JANUARY 2019 FOR UPSC

Introduction: This post deals with top 'The Hindu + PIB Current Affairs' of  5 January 2019, These are fully analyzed and every single detail is provided with the exam point of view, All you need to do is go through it and try to read between the lines so that you can come out with your own opinion. 


THE HINDU+ PIB CURRENT AFFAIRS  5 JANUARY 2019 FOR UPSC



World Braille Day
·        World Braille Day is celebrated every year on Jan.4 on the birth anniversary of Braille inventor, Louis Braille.
·        The day is celebrated to raise awareness about issues facing the blind and the importance of continuing to produce works in Braille.
·        Braille is a script that helps blind & visually impaired people to read & write.

Cyclone Pabuk approaches the Andaman Islands
·        A ‘yellow’ alert has sounded for the Andaman & Nicobar Islands as the cyclone Pabuk is approaching.
·        The sea conditions will be very rough till January 7.

Science Communicator’s Meet is inaugurated at the Indian Science Congress
·          The Union Minister for Law & Justice & Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated the Science Communicator’s Meet in the ongoing Indian Science Congress 2019.
·         He also informed that India’s ranking in global innovation index in 2017 is 60th which was 81st in 2015.
·         India is 6th in scientific publications & 10th in the patent filing.
·         India is 3rd most attractive investment destination for technology transactions.

7 books published, released in the World Book Fair
·        7 books which are published by Publication of Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, are released in the World Book Fair which is being organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 5th to 13th Jan.
·        The name of the books are as follows-
Ø Bapu ke Aashirwaad
Ø 2500 years of Buddhism
Ø Portraits of Strength
Ø Hindi Swadesh Mein Aur Videsh Mein
Ø Rang Birangi Kahaniya
Ø Badal ki Sair
Ø Aao Paryavaran Bachae  Aur Dhara Ko Swarg Banae

Minister for Women  & Child Development, confers National Awards to Anganwadi Workers
·        Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi has conferred National Awards to 97 Anganwadi workers for their exceptional achievements in 2017-18.
·        The award comprises of a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and a citation.

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 were presented on 4 Jan 2019
·         The National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 which are given to recognizing and honoring outstanding young generation entrepreneurs and also to those who have contributed immensely in building entrepreneurship ecosystem.
·         There was a total of 43 awards were presented among which 39 were for young entrepreneurs in different sectors and 4 for Entrepreneurship Ecosystem builders.
·         The awards were presented by the Minister of Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu & the Minister of State for Skill Development, Ananthkumar Hegde.

Indian Panorama Film Festival was inaugurated in New Delhi
·         Indian Panorama Film Festival, which is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, was inaugurated by the Secretary of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Amit Khare on 4 Jan. 2019, at New Delhi.
·         The festival will last till 13 January 2019 in which 26 feature films & 21 non-feature films will be screened.



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