Daily Current Affairs 28 January 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28 January 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28 January 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 28 January 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. 2019 Jaipur Literature Festival

  • The 12th Edition of Jaipur Literature Festival has been concluded at royal Diggi palace Jaipur.
  • It is an annual literary festival which takes place in the Indian city of Jaipur each January. It was founded in 2006, and from 2008 has been produced by Teamwork Arts.

2. Vande Bharat Express

  • India’s first indigenously built engineless semi-high speed train ‘Train 18’ has been named as ‘Vande Bharat Express’.
  • Train 18 is an Indian semi-high speed intercity electric multiple unit. It was designed and built by Integral Coach Factory Chennai under the Indian government’s Make in India initiative over a span of 18 months.

3. Sur Jahan Festival

  • The three-day music festival Sur Jahan Festival will be held in Goa from February 6.
  • Theme :- ‘Music for all, music for peace’

4. Yuva Swabhiman Yojana Scheme

  • Madya Pradesh Govt. has launched employment scheme ‘Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ for urban youth.
  • Under this scheme, 100 days of employment will be provided to the weaker section of the society in urban areas of the state.

International News

1. Be-Bound with BSNL India

  • French company Be-Bound and BSNL have signed an MOU to offer data connectivity through SMS in areas where there is no Internet connectivity or signal breaks.
  • Be-Bound has developed technology that is embedded in mobile apps. This app used to send command to Be-Bound server if it doesn’t get data network for SMS-based connectivity.
  • Be-Bound server will facilitate SMS connectivity after getting command from the app.

2. Swedish aerospace and defence company with Airports Authority of India

  • The MOU is for exploring air traffic management (ATM) solutions for airports operating under the UDAN Scheme, A regional connectivity scheme.
  • UDAN-RCS, UDAN is a regional airport development and “Regional Connectivity Scheme” of Government of India, with the objective of “letting the common citizen of the country fly”, aimed at making air connectivity affordable.

3. India-South Africa Business Forum

  • India-South Africa Business Forum was organised jointly by Indian Industry Chambers CII, FICCI and Assocham.
  • President: Cyril Ramaphosa || Capitals: Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein || Currency: South African rand

Business News

1. SBI with Etihad Airways

  • SBI Card and Etihad Guest will launch a travel specific Visa credit card
  • It is the first international co-brand partnership of SBI Card.
  • Etihad Guest is the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways.
  • Etihad Airways is the flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad commenced operations in November 2003.
  • The State Bank of India is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services company. It is a government-owned corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company is ranked 216th on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations as of 2017.

2. IRDAI’s Panel to identify Systemically Important Insurers

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