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Daily News Digest:14 January 2019

Khelo India Games 2019 concludes

Maharashtra won maximum number of Gold medals in the Khelo India Games 2019.

Maharashtra won total 156 medals which include 56 Gold, 44 Silver and 56 Bronze medals.

Bengaluru Raptors win their first ever PBL title

Bengaluru Raptors were crowned champions of Premier Badminton League season 4 after a thrilling 4-3 win over Mumbai Rockets on 13 January 2019.

At 3-3, the Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan clinched the deciding rubber against Rockets’ Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 15-13, 15-10 to seal the championship for Raptors.

India to grow crops for UAE, Saudi Arabia

India and the UAE are reportedly working on creating a “farm-to-port” special economic zone to meet the latter’s food security interests.

Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that the UAE and Saudi Arabia had decided to use India as a base to address their food security concerns.

Tulsi Gabbard may launch US presidential bid

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced she will run for president in 2020 – the latest in what is likely to be a huge Democratic field looking to defeat Donald Trump.

A native of American Samoa and an Iraq veteran, Ms Gabbard, 37, is seen as an outspoken figure on the left of the party.

America’s longest Shutdown under Trump

The government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall became the longest in U.S. history on 12 January 2019, as it stretched into its 22nd day.

Before this year, the longest shutdown lasted for 21 days under President Bill Clinton in 1995.

Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall on the Southern border — a proposal central to Trump’s controversial immigration agenda have stretched into 22 days of Federal Budget being locked out.

RBI approves Brahm Dutt as Yes Bank Chairman

The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Brahm Dutt as non-executive part time Chairman of the board of private sector lender Yes Bank.

The appointment is till July 2020 as Dutt will then attain the age of 70 years.

RBI under Banking Regulation Act 1949 gets the power to approve or disapprove the candidacy for chairman recommended made by banks.

Sikkim launches One Family One Job Scheme

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on January 12 launched the 'One Family One Job' scheme which entitles one government job for every family in the state.

Chamling also announced that over 25,000 already employed but unregularised government employees would also be subsequently regularised within 2019 according to their seniority.

India Barometer Report 2019: Economy to grow at 7.3%

FICCI in association with PwC revealed India Barometer Report 2019 on 9 Jan 2019.

The India Manufacturing Barometer survey brings out the key aspects related to the sector, including manufacturers’ outlook on the economy, the business environment for the next 12 months and factors that determine trade competitiveness.

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