Current Affairs 26 & 27 January 2019
1.Long Range Surface to Air Missile Launched Off Odisha Coast by DRDO
6.Sultan Abdullah elected new king of Malaysia
Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was elected as Malaysia’s new king by the members of the country’s royal families.He replaced Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, who stepped down recently, making it the first abdication in Malaysia’s history.
7.UN chief warns against losing the race on climate change
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change and demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord.Nations would find the resolve but stressed that world needs political will and governments should understand that this is the most important priority of our times.The Paris climate accord has been shaken by the withdrawal of the United States under President Donald Trump and by threats to do the same by Brazil’s leader Jair Bolsonaro
8.US-India Business Council to hold its first India Idea Summit in Mumbai
The international panel held discussions on the current state of Ease of Doing Business in Maharashtra and also assured assistance in the field of drone technologies, artificial intelligence, and various digital initiatives.The U.S.-India Business Council is a business platform for strengthening commercial ties between India and the United States.
Current Affairs :Sports
9.Shooter Apurvi Chandela Wins Gold at Meyton Cup
Shooter Apurvi Chandela from India has won gold in the women’s 10 metre Air Rifle event.Apurvi, who has already won the 2020 Olympic quota for the country, is a strong medal contender for next year’s Tokyo Games.Meyton Cup is a European Shooting Event which is being organised in Innsbruck, Austria.
10.AFC Asian Cup 2019: Clinical Japan stun Iran 3-0 to reach final
Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako scored twice in 11 second-half minutes to help four-times champions Japan into the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 victory over tournament favourites Iran.The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation.