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January 2019 Current Affairs

Jammu and Kashmir State Budget 2017-18 presented

Jan 12, 2017
The budget proposes to set up J&K Asset Reconstruction Company in partnership with the J&K Bank.

CERT-In signed MoU with US-CERT on Cyber Security

Jan 12, 2017
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) seeks to renew the agreement that was signed by both the countries in January 2011.

World’s first gender literature fest to be held in Patna

Jan 12, 2017
The Gender Resource Centre of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation will be organising the first of its kind festival.

Indian Railways launches IRCTC Rail Connect mobile app

Jan 12, 2017
With this, a new user registration and activation can now be directly done through this application.

India, Kenya signed MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors

Jan 12, 2017
The agreement is a symbolic victory for the Modi Government, which has been taking pro-active steps to engage African nations in a big way.

New species of gibbon discovered in China

Jan 12, 2017
A completed genetic and physical comparison with other gibbons confirmed it to be a new species.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India's first international stock exchange at Gift city

Jan 12, 2017
It will work for 22 hours in a day from sunrise to sunset i.e. it will start when the Japan exchanges begin and will close when the US markets end.

Second Scorpene class submarine Khanderi launched in Mumbai

Jan 12, 2017
India annually celebrates 8 December as the Submarine Day. The day commemorates the birth of the submarine arm with induction of the first submarine, erstwhile INS Kalvari, into the Indian Navy on 8 December 1967.

Budget 2017: Expectations and Wishlist post Demonetization

Jan 12, 2017
Post demonetization, the Union budget 2017 is going to be a litmus test for this government. Budget expectations are running high and have created a buzz in entire country. Budget 2017 is going to be even more important for common people because the financial year 2016 has ended on a heavy note with the demonetization of high value currency notes on November 8.

Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary observed as National Youth Day

Jan 12, 2017
In 1984, it was declared by the Union Government that 12 January will be observed as National Youth Day.

PR Sreejesh becomes member of FIH Athletes' Committee

Jan 12, 2017
The nomination of Indian men's hockey team captain to the FIH Athletes' Committee was confirmed by the FIH Executive Board.

Union Government inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics

Jan 11, 2017
The three-day ICERP 2017 event will comprise of exhibitions and conference programmes emphasizing on mechanism, process and automation.

SC directs Union Government to submit NGOs’ audit report by March 2017

Jan 11, 2017
The court rebuked the government over its failure to work out a regulatory mechanism to monitor the public money that is given to the 32 lakh NGOs, societies and voluntary organisations in the country.

Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth dies

Jan 11, 2017
She also covered the conflict in Vietnam where she scored a scoop that peace talks would shortly begin between Hanoi and Washington in 1968.

Union Health Ministry introduces Rubella vaccine in its Universal Immunization Programme

Jan 11, 2017
The Measles - Rubella Campaign aims at rapidly building up immunity for both measles and rubella.

China launches first commercial space mission with Kuaizhou-1A rocket

Jan 11, 2017
As a part of the mission, three satellites namely Jilin Linye-1 forestry satellite (JL-1), CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1 were launched into space.

21st National Youth Festival to be held in Rohtak

Jan 11, 2017
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the participants of the Festival through video conference on the occasion of opening ceremony.

Environment Ministry invites comments on Draft Notification for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2016

Jan 11, 2017
The Rules make it mandatory for all dog breeders and the dog breeding establishments to register themselves with the State Animal Welfare Board of the respective State Governments.

World Bank releases January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report

Jan 11, 2017
In its latest report, the World Bank said, immediate withdrawal of a large volume of currency in circulation and subsequent replacement with new notes in November contributed to slowing growth.

FIFA votes to expand World Cup competition to 48 teams

Jan 11, 2017
At the 3rd meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 9 and 10 January 2017, the council decided on a new tournament format with the 48 national teams split into 16 groups of three teams. The top two teams from each group will then move forward to a 32-team knockout stage.

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