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European Council President Donald Tusk
European Council President Donald Tusk has called a meeting of EU leaders to discuss Brexit, however, he warned that they would not renegotiate the withdrawal deal with the United Kingdom. After British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a Parliamentary vote to approve the deal, Mr Tusk said that the leaders would meet on Thursday. He said that they will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but ready to discuss how to facilitate UK ratification.   
NASA’s Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space, leaving behind the solar system.
 Voyager 2 is the only probe ever to study Neptune and Uranus during planetary flybys.It is the second man-made object to leave our planet. It is now 11 billion miles from Earth, following behind it’s sister spacecraft, Voyager 1, which is 6 years ahead of it. The probe is estimated to be travelling at 34,000 mph.
Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors
Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi has become the Vice-Chair of the UN Panel of Auditors, CAG said on Tuesday. The United Nations Panel of Auditors consists of External Auditors of the United Nations and its agencies.Presently, the panel consists of 11 countries -- India, Germany, Chile, Canada, France, Italy, Philippines, Ghana, Indonesia, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Currently, the panel is chaired by the Comptroller and Auditor General of the UK.
Prime Minister inaugurates fourth Partners’ Forum
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the fourth Partners’ Forum in New Delhi today. The objective of the conference is to improve knowledge, alignment and accountability to accelerate action on women’s, children’s and adolescents health.Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Upendra Yadav, First Lady of Belize Kim Simplis Barrow, President of Inter-Parliamentary Union Ms Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Chairperson of Global She Decides Movement Tikhala Itaye, Union Health Minister J P Nadda addressed the inaugural session.
The Partners’ Forum is a global health partnership launched in September 2005 to accelerate efforts to reduce child and maternal mortality, improve adolescent, child, newborn and maternal health.The forum will also present and explore the findings of the 12 Success Factors case studies that showcase how countries are collaborating across sectors to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country’s Istanbul consulate, has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” alongside several other journalists.The magazine has also honoured Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo — currently imprisoned in Myanmar and the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, including five members killed in a June shooting. 
Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System Inducted into the Indian
Indian Navy's first flyaway Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System was formally inducted by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff, at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, former CNS/Cs-in-C as well as the senior management of the Original Equipment Manufacturer, M/s James Fisher and Sons Pvt. Ltd, UK were present during the induction ceremony. Aquisition of this capability is a significant and pioneering jump in the Indian Navy's capability in deep submarine rescue.The Indian Navy currently operates submarines of the Sindhughosh, Shishumar, Kalvari Classes as well as nuclear powered submarines. The operating medium and the nature of operations undertaken by submarines expose them to high degree of inherent risk. In such an eventuality, traditional methods of search and rescue at sea are ineffective for a disabled submarine. To overcome this capability gap the Navy has acquired a third generation, advanced Submarine Rescue System considering of a Non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) and its associated equipment.
The Indian Navy now joins a select league of Nations worldwide with the sovereign capability, in fly away configuration, to search, locate and rescue crew from a disabled Submarine. The Deep Sea rescue system would have a global footprint and can be mobilised from the Naval base at Mumbai to the nearest mobilisation port by air/land or sea to provide rapid rescue to the Submarines in distress. The newly acquired capability would be operated and deployed by the crew of Indian Navy's newly formed Submarine Rescue Unit (West) from its base in Mumbai.The Indian Navy's Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System considered to be the most advanced system currently in operation globally, is capable of undertaking rescue from a disabled Submarine upto 650 m depth. The DSRV, which is operated by a crew of three, can rescue 14 personnel from a disabled Submarine at one time and can operate in extreme sea conditions (upto Sea State 6).
LED Lights at Stations
All electrified Railway stations other than those in gauge conversion have already been provided with 100% LED luminaries by 30.03.2018. Also, 99% of service buildings have been provided with 100% LED lights over Indian Railways. Use of 100% LED lights will reduce energy consumption for non-traction purpose by about 10%. This will be equivalent to about 240 million units of electricity per annum.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama invites West Bengal to participate and benefitVibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019

With the 9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 fast approaching, Gujarat Education Minister Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama led the official road-show for the Global Summit in Kolkata at the Swiss hotel here today. The Minister was leading a delegation of senior officials of Government of Gujarat which included Mr. A.K Rakesh, Principal Secretary, Panchayat, Rural Housing and Development, Mrs. Mamta Verma IAS, Industries Commissioner and Mrs. S. Chhakchhuak IAS, Director Gujarat Energy Development Authority
Addressing a hall filled with industrialists and business leaders from the manufacturing and service sectors, Mr. Chudasama laid out the theme and focus for the 9th edition of the biennial summit. He spoke in detail about the investment potential in Gujarat and gave a glimpse of the government policies designed for different sectors that have furthered growth and investment in the state of Gujarat.
Mr. Chudasama also spoke about mega projects such as the Special Investment Regions at Dholera and Mandal-Becharaji; GIFT City; Saykha Industrial Estate within PCPIR; Coastal Economic Zone in Kachchh; and India’s first 1 GW offshore wind energy park, the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train.
Shaktikanta Das has been appointed the new Governor of the RBI
Former Finance Secretary Shaktikanta Das has been appointed the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Mr Das will have a tenure of three years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his name. Mr Das is currently a Member of the  Finance Commission.
Yesterday, incumbent RBI Governor Urjit Patel had resigned from his job citing personal reasons.
National Register of Citizens (NRC) deadline
The Supreme Court on December 12, 2018 extended the deadline for the submission of claims and objections by individuals excluded from the first draft of the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) to December 31, 2018.The Assam government released the final draft of NRC on July 30, 2018. The list incorporates names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. The names of 40.07 lakh people have been left out.
 The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list that contains names of Indian citizens of Assam. It was last prepared after Census in 1951. Assam, which had faced an influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only state having an NRC.The Assam government on July 30, 2018 released the second and final draft of the state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC). The draft includes the names of Indian citizens who have been residing in Assam before March 25, 1971.
 UK government suspend “golden visa
The UK government has put on hold plans to suspend “golden visa” category in reference to its use by super-rich foreign nationals, including Indians, to acquire fast-track settlement rights in Britain.They provide a faster route for wealthy investors coming from outside the European Union and Switzerland to settle in Britain. The program was introduced in 2008 to attract wealthy foreign nationals willing to invest large amounts of capital in Britain.
 World’s first floating nuclear plant in Russia:
Akademik Lomonosov is the world’s first “floating” nuclear power plant (FNPP). It is coming up in Russia. An FNPP is basically a mobile, low-capacity reactor unit operable in remote areas isolated from the main power distribution system, or in places hard to access by land. They are designed to maintain both uninterruptible power and plentiful desalinated water supply in remote areas.
Exhibition on Futuristic Technologies at Science City for Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019
Ahead of the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, preparations are in full swing at Science City in Ahmedabad to put on a display a mega-exhibition of Futuristic Technologies as well as an exhibition on Space.
Starting from the 17th of January, Science City in Ahmedabad will hold an exhibition on Futuristic technologies that have real world commercial applications.The exhibition will provide a glimpse of the advanced technologies that were once considered the stuff of science fiction, and the futuristic technologies demonstration will showcase the smartgadgets that control every facet of home, self-driving vehicles, facial and biometricidentification systems, precision robots and drones, giving everyone aglimpse of the high-tech reality were moving towards.These technologies will change the landscape of the world, as we know it today.
Some of the worlds most renowned tech companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Phillipsetc will put on display and demonstrate their research projects that they have been developing. Futuristic technologies that have applications in the healthcare sector, agriculture sector and well as urban mobility devices and lifestyle tech devices will be on display for the visitors to experience for themselves.
important announcements for better and effective sustainable and industrial development
Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani
has urged the Pollution Control Board and GIDC to make the
process of obtaining various permissions completely online in order to ensure an effective, transparent and easy way for industrialists.

The CM said to move a step ahead and adopt ‘Feel of Doing Business’ for providing better facilities to industrialists. He further stressed on making the state Vibrant in terms of more investments, and more employment opportunities through an honest, transparent, and sensitive administrative which will ensure a red carpet for industries. Keeping this in mind, the CM made 12 important announcements.

The industrial units who wish to obtain Environmental clearance have been relived from the CTE process.

1)     The industrial units who wished to avail EC had to take 2 other approvals of NCOM from EC and GPCB which was cumbersome and time consuming.
2)     The state government shall provide the EC to industrial units in no more than 105 days.
3)     As many as 1,000 industries will benefit from this leading to employment generation for 10,000 people.

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh honoured with Jnanpith Award

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year's Jnanpith Award.

The decision was taken in a meeting of Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by eminent novelist, scholar and Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray. In a statement, Bharatiya Jnanpith said Amitav Ghosh is a path-breaking novelist. In his novels, Ghosh treads through historical settings to the modern era and weaves a space where the past connects with the present in relevant ways. 
Ghosh, one of the most prominent contemporary Indian writers, is known for a series of novels such as "Shadow Lines", "The Glass Palace", "The Hungry Tide", and Ibis Trilogy  "Sea of Poppies", "River of Smoke", and "Flood of Fire" chronicling the Opium trade between India and China run by the East India Company. Ghosh is also recipient of the Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award.