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In brief:

  • The government is planning to home delivery ration to elderly people living alone, said food and civil supplies minister Praduymn Singh Tomar.
  • The minister informed that the department has started verifying ration-card holders through the M-Ration Mitra mobile App. “Till date 37 per cent verification is completed and the process is on”
  • State’s One-State-One-Card policy, Madhya Pradesh had launched the programme a year back. Under the scheme, any of the card holder can buy ration from any PDS shop across the state.

Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Mineral laws

  • Cabinet has approved promulgation of Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020.
  • The Ordinance will amend Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act 2015.
  • After cabinet meeting Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said, these amendments will open up new era to the growth in the Coal and mining sectors.
  • The Ordinance will ease rules for auctioning of coal mines and to open up to all sectors.


Camels to be shot from helicopters after raiding scarce water supplies

  • Marksmen in helicopters will begin culling several thousand wild camels in central Australia after herds of animals marauded through towns and farms in search of water.
  • Camels crazed by thirst have ripped up pipes, broken into water tanks and wrenched air conditioners from walls.
  • The camels are knocking down fences, getting in around the houses and trying to get to water through air conditioners.
  • An Aboriginal settlement 150 miles southwest of Alice Springs is affected.


300 year old stone inscription found near Sivaganga

  • 17th century stone inscription found, kovanur near Sivaganga.
  • The inscription give information about Maravarman Sundharapandiyan.

Chennai book fair

  • The 43rd Chennai Book Fair fair will be held from January 9, 2020 to January 21, 2020 at the YMCA Grounds in Nandanam.
  • The Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI) has pulled out all stops to ensure a unique experience for book lovers in the city.


India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant

  • Manufacturing is underway in Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Kochi is in the third phase and is likely to be commissioned by early 2021.


ICC Test Rankings

  • Virat Kohli retains top spot.
  • Marnus Labuschagne attains career-best position.
  • With 928 rating points, Kohli is miles away from second-placed Steve Smith, who has accumulated 911 rating points in the longest format.


  • Union Home Minister released a book ‘Karmayoddha Granth’ on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


  • Melathiruppanthuruthi is a panchayat town in Thanjavur district present in swach survekshan.
  • First Farmers Science Congress Session on 6th January 2020 held in Bengaluru.
  • The fourth “Buxa Bird Festival” has begun in Buxa National Park in West Bengal.

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