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PIB News Synopsis 18th January 2020

1)Indian aviation and technology leaders gathered in Bengaluru for industry meet ahead of “Wings India 2020”, Asia’s largest civil aviation event.

 

2)Piyush Goyal to lead Indian Delegation to World Economic Forum 2020:- The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, is an NGO, founded in 1971. The WEF’s mission is cited as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.

It is a membership-based organization, and membership is made up of the world’s largest corporations.

The WEF hosts an annual meeting at the end of January in Davos.

3)The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a specialised force constituted “for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster” under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

The “Apex Body for Disaster Management” in India is the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The Chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister.

The responsibility of managing disasters India is that of the State Government. The ‘Nodal Ministry’ in the central government for management of natural disasters is the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is under the National Disaster Management Authority.The head of the NDRF is designated as Director General.

4)‘Pariksha Pe Charcha-2020’ to be held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Jan 20.

5)Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi to be conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman. Eminent Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi will be conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman. He has been selected for this prestigious literary award for his short stories collection- Chequebook.

 

 

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