Politics


Indu Malhotra becomes 1st woman lawyer directly appointed for SC judgeship

The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the name of senior advocate ‘Indu Malhotra’ as the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the apex court.
She will be the seventh woman judge since independence to make it to the Supreme Court.       
 In 1989, the first woman to be appointed as a judge of the apex court was Justice M Fathima Beevi.
 

As per the National survey, Bihar is the poorest state in India, Delhi richest

Fourth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) on around 6 lakh households in 2015-16 has revealed that Bihar is India's poorest state, while Delhi is the richest.

 Nitin Gadkari proposes creating world’s largest garden in Mumbai

At the foundation stone-laying ceremony of an international cruise terminal in Mumbai, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the Mumbai Port Trust will create the "world's largest garden" by reclaiming 350 hectares of land.

 International News

Saudi Arabia opens its first women only car showroom in Jeddah

 A Saudi Arabia private company opened the first car showroom in Le Mall, Jeddah for women only just five months before a decision allowing females to drive takes effect

Sri Lanka lifts ban on women buying, selling alcohol

Sri Lanka has revoked a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women and employing them in places where the brews are produced and sold.
The notification revoking the ban to restore gender equality and promote tourism.

India, Bhutan jointly unveil 'Special logo'

The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan Damcho Dorji, jointly unveiled the ‘Special logo’ for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in New Delhi and Thimphu through video-conference.
  

Sports


Sarjubala Devi claims gold in National Women's Boxing Championship

Former world silver medallist Sarjubala Devi has won the gold in 48 kg category in the National Women's Boxing Championships in Rohtak.

She was also given the best boxer trophy.

 


Technology


ISRO's Successful Launch 42nd PSLV

 

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its 42nd Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The PSLV-C40 is to place 31 satellites, originating from seven countries, across two orbits
Rocket scientist Sivan K was recently appointed as the 9th chairman of ISRO.
ISRO was established in 1969.
Founder and 1st Chairman of ISRO- Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, Headquarters in- Bengaluru, Karnataka




Business


TRAI cuts ISD incoming call termination rate to 30 paise

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has slashed international incoming call termination rate to 30 paise from 53 paise.
The new rate will be effective from 1st of February.
TRAI has reduced the termination charges payable by an International long Distance Operator to the access provider.