Current affairs 19th January

0
80

In today’s article you will read about :
1 . Raja Krishnamoorthi is appointed as a new member of HPSCI for the 116th Congress
2 . Prabhat Singh appointed DG in NHRC
3 . India to Host the 14th Session of the Conference of Parties to UNCCD
4 . Tripura launched Project for Sustainable Catchment Forest Management
5 . Dr. Rattan Lal Honoured with 2019 Japan Prize
6 . BHEL and LIBCOIN To Build India’s 1st Lithium Ion Giga Factory

Raja Krishnamoorthi is appointed as a new member of HPSCI for the 116th Congress :

Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democratic lawmaker, has been appointed as a member of a Congressional committee on intelligence. He is the first South Asian to serve in the powerful body tasked to strengthen U.S.’s national security. Mr.Krishnamoorthi, 45, who represents Illinois’s 8th Congressional District in the House.

Prabhat Singh appointed DG in NHRC :

The Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India has appointed Senior IPS Officer Prabhat Singh as Director General (Investigation) in the National Human Rights Commission. Singh, a 1985 batch IPS Officer of AGMUT cadre is at present Special Director, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He has been appointed to the post for a period up to April 30, 2020.

India to Host the 14th Session of the Conference of Parties to UNCCD :

India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to address the issue of land degradation and desertification which will have participation from over 100 countries.

Tripura launched Project for Sustainable Catchment Forest Management :

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched a project for Sustainable Catchment Forest Management at State Forest Academy Ground in West Tripura and stated that the project would help develop the quality of forestlands and livelihood of forest dwellers in the state.

Dr. Rattan Lal Honoured with 2019 Japan Prize :

The Japan Prize Foundation announced India born professor Dr. Rattan Lal, University Professor of Soil Science at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A, as the recipient of the 2019 Japan Prize for his contributions in the field of ‘Biological Production, Ecology’.

BHEL and LIBCOIN To Build India’s 1st Lithium Ion Giga Factory :

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Libcoin are in dialogue to form a world-class consortium to initially build 1GWh lithium-ion battery plant in India. Its capacity will be scaled up to 30GWh in due course. With this, India has finally taken steps into its energy security and clean energy commitment to the world. BHEL will be sending a team of senior officers for the study of the facilities, R&D infrastructure and other techno-commercial issues soon.