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January 2019 Current Affairs

Current Affairs in Short: 7 January 2019

Jan 7, 2019
The North Central Railway, NCR has launched a mobile application to help people navigate through Prayagraj city during Kumbh Mela starting from January 15. The app will also provide information regarding all the 'Mela special' trains that will run during the period.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 7 January 2019

Jan 7, 2019
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 2019 Golden Globe awards, North Central Railway’s new app and illegal mining among others.

Lok Sabha passes bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce

Jan 7, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment Bill), 2018, which seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce. Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable.

Government to soon make Aadhaar linking with driving licence mandatory

Jan 7, 2019
The Union Government will soon make it mandatory for linking Aadhaar with driving licences, as per Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It aims to prevent guilty individuals from escaping the scene of an accident and then procuring duplicate licences.

2019 Golden Globe Awards: Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Picture Drama

Jan 7, 2019
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on January 7, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. These annual awards, honouring the best in Motion Pictures and Television for the year 2018, were hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

US Chief of Staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Jan 7, 2019
Kevin Sweeney, the chief of staff of the US Department of Defence, has announced his resignation from the post. The move comes a month after the Defence Secretary James Mattis announced his departure in December 2018.

Government launches nationwide cleanliness survey ‘Swachh Survekshan 2019’

Jan 5, 2019
Launched as a part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, the Swachh Survekshan 2019 aims to evaluate the achievements in the cleanliness level in urban areas of the country.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 January 2019

Jan 4, 2019
The Indian Parliament on January 3, 2019 passed the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018, following the approval of the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha had already passed the Bill on July 23, 2018.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 4 January 2019

Jan 4, 2019
4 January 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like UK Sinha led Expert Committee on MSME, Saubhagya Scheme and suicides of JNV students among others.

FSSAI notifies new food packaging norms, asks food businesses to comply with norms by July 1, 2019

Jan 4, 2019
Considering that the inks and dyes may lead to formation of Cancer, the norms also prohibit the use of newspaper and such other materials for packing or wrapping of food articles.

Saubhagya Scheme: Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang District achieves 100% electrification

Jan 4, 2019
The Pasighat Electrical division of the state has electrified 2,662 households which were earlier left out till the end of previous year. The Pasighat Electrical Division falls under Pasighat Electrical Circle-II in East Siang district.

Parliament passes National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Jan 4, 2019
The bill aims to grant retrospective recognition to Central and State institutions which had conducted teacher education courses without approval by the Council. This will ensure that the future of about 17 thousand students having degrees from such institutions is secured.

RBI constitutes U.K. Sinha led Expert Committee on Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Jan 3, 2019
The central bank announced the constitution of the Committee in its Fifth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19, that was released on December 5, 2018.

Current Affairs in Short: 3 January 2019

Jan 3, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 106th Indian Science Congress at Lovely Professional University in Phagwara near Jalandhar on January 3, 2019. He delivered the inaugural address before Nobel laureates, eminent scientists, policymakers, young researchers and school children from across the country and abroad.

Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and SA assume charge as Non-Permanent Members of UN Security Council

Jan 3, 2019
These five countries will hold a two-year term in the Council with effect from January 1, 2019. This will be the Dominican Republic’s first time on the Security Council. The other four countries have previously served on the body.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana: Cabinet approves restructuring of National Health Agency as "National Health Authority"

Jan 3, 2019
The existing budget that was approved earlier by the Union Cabinet for the National Health Agency including costs related to IT, human resources, infrastructure, and operational costs would be utilised by the proposed National Health Authority. No new funds were sanctioned for the new entity.

Cabinet approves merger of Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank and Bank of Baroda; first-ever three way merger in Indian Banking

Jan 3, 2019
The amalgamation will be the first-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India. The amalgamated entity will be India's second largest Public Sector Bank and India’s third largest bank with a total business of more than Rs 14.82 lakh crore.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 2 January 2019

Jan 2, 2019
2 January 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like restructuring of advances to MSMEs, Chief Justice of Telangana HC and US withdrawal from UNESCO among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 January 2019

Jan 2, 2019
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 1, 2019 released guidelines on restructuring of advances to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

RBI releases guidelines on restructuring MSMEs loans; allows restructuring of debt up to Rs 25 crore

Jan 2, 2019
The central bank allowed a one-time restructuring of existing debt of up to Rs 25 crore for the MSMEs which have defaulted on payment, however, the loans given to them continue to be classified as standard assets.

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