Current Affairs 02 January 2019

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Daily Current Affairs

1.NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft broke a record after successfully entering into orbit around the asteroid Bennu 

OSIRIS-REx is the third mission in NASA’s New Frontiers program, which previously sent the New Horizons spacecraft zooming by Pluto and the Juno spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter.Read more..

2.Sudhir Bhargava Appointed New Chief Information Commissioner

The Central Information Commission is a high-powered independent body which inter alia looks into the complaints made to it and decides the appeals. It entertains complaints and appeals pertaining to offices, financial institutions, public sector undertakings, etc., under the Central Government and the Union Territories.Read more..

3.India, Pak. move towards release of civilian prisoners
India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody. Read more..

4.Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

Japan is to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling from July, it announced on Wednesday, abandoning a decades-old campaign to persuade the commission to allow it to hunt whales commercially.Read more..
5.ISRO’s Samwad with Students initiative
As part of the enhanced outreach programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new platform named Samwad with Students (SwS) was launched in Bengaluru.Read more..


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