5 & 6 January-Todays Current Affairs (one liners)

  • World Braille Day, which is birth anniversary of Louis Braille, observed on January 4.
  • Union HRD Minister Ramesh PokhriyalNishank’ inaugurates the 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020. Theme: GANDHI: WRITERS’ WRITER.
  • Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri lays foundation stone for the ‘Bharat Darshan Park’ in New Delhi that will have replicas of monuments built from scrap material.
  • 35-year old Irfan Pathan announces retirement after playing in 29 Tests (1105 runs and 100 wickets), 120 ODIs (1544 runs and 173 wickets) and 24 T20 Internationals (172 runs and 28 wickets).
  • Tamil Nadu (men’s), Kerala (women’s) win senior National volleyball championships in Bhubaneswar.
  • CRPF’s Ex-DG Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as an advisor to the Lt Governor of J&K.
  • 9th Women Science Congress being held on January 5-6 at the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru.
  • Govt. to confer first ‘Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman’ on January 7 to mark the contribution of media in spreading the message of Yoga.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to attend Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) in Ottawa, Canada from January 6 to 11.
  • Iraq’s parliament votes in favour of resolution calling for ending foreign military presence in the country.

Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

  • National Health Authority (NHA) de-empanels 171 hospitals across the country for indulging in fraudulent activities in health insurance scheme: Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
  • AB-PMJAY aims to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.