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Monthly Current Affairs 2019

Year 2019: Revisiting the Top Events of 2018 that changed the world

Jan 8, 2019
As we bid adieu to 2018 and welcome 2019, take a quick look at important events of 2018, crucial happenings, decisions and discourses that are very important to remember in terms of current affairs. JagaranJosh is providing you with brief and essential information of 50 most important events that took centre stage in the year 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 January 2019

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. The Globes this year pulled a twist at the end of the ceremony, with Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody staging upset wins.

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.

Railways announces recruitment for 13487 posts

Jan 6, 2019
The Ministry of Railways has announced recruitment for 13487 posts of Junior Engineers, Depot Material Superintendent and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 31 December to 6 January 2019

Jan 6, 2019
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Balkan athlete of the year 2018, first Chief Justice of Telangana HC and UNESCO withdrawal among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 31 December to 5 January 2019

Jan 5, 2019
Veteran Bollywood actor-director and scholar, Kader Khan passed away on January 1, 2019 following a prolonged illness in Toronto, Canada. He was 81. He is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya Government for failing to curb illegal mining

Jan 5, 2019
The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of whopping Rs 100 crore on the Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state. The green tribunal imposed Rs 100 crore fine on the state government as a deterrent and for its inaction to curb illegal mining in the north eastern state.

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar, Companies Amendment Bill

Jan 5, 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment Bill) 2018 and Companies Amendment Bill 2018. The Aadhaar bill was passed to amend the Aadhaar Act and two related laws, which will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone connection.

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.

Current Affairs in Short: 4 January 2019

Jan 4, 2019
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case to January 10. The matter is listed before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul. The bench is likely to constitute a three-judge bench to look into the matter.

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.

30 Most Important Current Affairs of December 2018

Jan 4, 2019
Jagranjosh.com brings to you December 2018 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as the SDG India Index 2018, Niti Aayog's Strategy for New India @75, RBI, Supreme Court Verdicts, State Assembly Elections 2018, UN Human Rights Prize, G20 Summit, Paris Climate Deal and ISRO Missions 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.

HRD Ministry constitutes task force to look into suicides of JNV students

Jan 4, 2019
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has constituted a task force to look into the issues of suicides of the students in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. The task force will suggest ways and means to arrest the trend of suicides by students.

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