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1 Changing the way of learning Daily Current Affairs Capsule 20 th January nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, will inaugurate the 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medical Products; Advancing global collaboration being organized from January, 2019 in Goa. The organizers of the forum are the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, under the Ministry of AYUSH.

2 The forum will explore and illustrate the potential benefits and pitfalls of bi-lateral/multilateral collaboration and advance global cooperation on a synergistic basis. 2. PM inaugurated National Museum of Indian Cinema Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai. The Museum is housed in two buildings the New Museum Building and the 19th century historic palace Gulshan Mahal in the Films Division campus in Mumbai. Gulshan Mahal is an ASI Grade-II Heritage Structure which has been restored as part of the NMIC project. 3. PM Modi lays foundation stone of Medical College in Silvassa Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Medical College in Sayli in Silvassa. On the occasion, he said Dadra and Nagar Haveli today got its first medical college since independence. He added the Medical College will help boost healthcare facilities in the region. The Prime Minister said that in the last three years, investment worth around 9000 crore rupees has been made in Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of Nirali Cancer hospital in Navsari which will benefit cancer patients of South Gujarat and neighbouring states.

3 4. Nirmala Sitharaman launches TN Defence corridor Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched Defence Industrial corridor in Tiruchiraplli, Tamil Nadu. Four new defence products including Trichy Assault Rifle were introduced at the launch function. Dr.Ajay Kumar, Defence Production secretary said that the corridor is expected to have six nodes at Trichy, Salem, Hosur, Kovai, Madurai as well as Chennai. He also added that the corridor is expected to be a specialised facility of aero component manufacturing. Ordnance Factory Board has announced 2305 crore rupees investment in the corridor. Defence Ministry said that Tiruchirappalli offers perfect ecosystem for defence manufacturing as major public sector companies like BHEL, Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Ordnance Factory and Railway workshops function in the region. This will be the country's second defence industrial corridor after the first one was launched in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh August last year. The Ministry also said that Tamil Nadu ranks 4th in the country with 9.8% of India's total exports and the corridor will expand the exporting opportunities from the region. 5. UP govt approves 10% reservation in jobs, educational institutions for economically weaker sections in general category UPGovt Uttar Pradesh government has approved 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically backward in the general category. Cabinet minister and UP government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said that the nod was given at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow yesterday. The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, providing for 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category was passed by Parliament in its recently concluded winter session. President Ram Nath Kovind has since given his assent to the bill.

4 6. Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth reaches New Delhi Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has reached New Delhi on a week-long visit to India. He will leave for Varanasi to take part in the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Monday. During his visit, he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and take boat ride followed by Ganga Aarti. India is Mauritius largest trading partner and has been the largest exporter of goods and services to Mauritius since Eight Indian Public Sector Enterprises are currently functioning in Mauritius. Over the past forty years, India has extended several Lines of Credit to Mauritius to assist in the development of its infrastructure, human resource, skills development and capacity building. In March 2015, a new Line of Credit of 500 million dollars for civilian infrastructure projects was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Mauritius. 7. Total lunar eclipse and supermoon At the same time, Earth will also witness a supermoon as the satellite will be closer to the planet. The moon will appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual. The eclipse begins with the partial phase around 0904 hours IST on Monday. Totality, when Earth's shadow completely blankets the moon, will last 62 minutes, beginning at 10:11 a.m. During totality, the moon will look red, also known as a blood moon, because of sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere. This total lunar eclipse is the 18th total lunar eclipse since If the skies are clear, the entire eclipse will be visible in North and South America, as well as Greenland, Iceland, United Kingdom, and in most parts of Europe.

5 8. Bharat Ratna CNR Rao chosen for Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna C N R Rao has been chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research said in a statement that the prize committee unanimously decided to award this to Professor Rao. The award involves a plaque, a medal and a cash prize of 1 lakh US Dollar. The award will be presented to Professor Rao during the International Workshop on Advanced Materials at Ras Al Khaimain UAE on February 25.

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