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Daily News Digest:20 January 2019

PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai on 19 Jan.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by a host of Bollywood stars including veteran actor Manoj Kumar, Aamir Khan, Kangana Ranaut, filmmaker Karan Johar, director Rohit Shetty and Zero director Aanand L Rai. 

The museum will take the visitors on a journey from the silent era of the Indian cinema to the current hi-tech studios.

Andry Rajoelina sworn in as President of Madagascar

Andry Rajoelina was sworn in as Madagascar's president on 19 Jan at Mahamasina stadium in the Madagascan capital city of Antananarivo.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by delegation from 35 countries and international organizations.

High Constitutional Court had declared him as winner of the Presidential election on 8th January with 55.66% of the votes.

Nirmala Sitharaman to launch Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor

Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman formally launched the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.

This will be the country's second defence industrial corridor after the first one was launched in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh August last year.

US Spy Satellite NROL-71 launched

On Jan. 19, 2019, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched the clandestine NROL-71 spy satellite on a secret mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. 

NROL-71 is a reconnaissance satellite.

A reconnaissance satellite or intelligence satellite is an Earth observation satellite or communications satellite deployed for military or intelligence applications.

Bharat Ratna CNR Rao chosen for Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials

Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna C N R Rao has been chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates.

The award involves a plaque, a medal and a cash prize of 1 lakh US Dollar. The award will be presented to Professor Rao during the International Workshop on Advanced Materials at Ras Al Khaimain UAE on February 25.

Congo Court declares Felix Tshisekedi is elected President

Congo's Constitutional Court has declared the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the President and has rejected the challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu.

The court’s declaration came shortly after the African Union in an unprecedented move asked Congo to delay announcing the final election results, citing “serious doubts” about the vote.

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