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Monthly Current Affairs 2019

Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana achieves milestone of one crore beneficiaries

1 hour ago
The Scheme has been designed to incentivise employers for generation of new employment, where the Union Government pays the full employer's contribution towards EPF and EPS with effect from April 1, 2018.

NAS Shibpur to be commissioned as INS Kohassa

3 hrs ago
Naval Air Station Shibpur will be commissioned as INS Kohassa by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba on January 24, 2019. The move is being undertaken to enhance the operational capability of Andaman and Nicobar Command.

PM Narendra Modi to launch National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai

4 hrs ago
Built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore, the museum depicts the journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode.

Union Home Minister approves report on use of space technology in border management

5 hrs ago
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved report of task force created by MHA to identify areas for use of space technology in improving Border Management. The key aim is to strengthen island and border security and facilitate development of infrastructure in border and island areas.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 January 2019

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National space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on January 17, 2019 launched the UNNATI (UNispace Nano-satellite Assembly and Training by ISRO) programme at the U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 January 2019

22 hrs ago
17 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 recapitalisation of EXIM Bank, UNNATI Programme of ISRO and Brexit deal among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 January 2019

22 hrs ago
Union Minister for Commerce and Industries, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo - 2019 in Mumbai on January 17, 2019. The India Rubber Expo is Asia's largest rubber expo. The event offers a unique opportunity for Indian companies to meet and collaborate with overseas companies.

India’s Satyarup becomes world’s youngest mountaineer to climb 7 peaks, 7 volcano summits

22 hrs ago
Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta has become the world’s youngest mountaineer to climb the seven highest peaks and volcanic summits across all continents after conquering Antartica's highest point Mount Sidley.

ISRO launches UNNATI Programme; will launch Kalamsat, Microsat-R satellites on January 24

23 hrs ago
ISRO will launch a student satellite called ‘Kalamsat’ and an imaging satellite known as ‘Microsat-R’ on January 24, 2019, marking the first launch of the ISRO in 2019.

CCI imposes penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda

1 day ago
The Competition Commission of India has imposed a penalty on the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda after it found it to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. The move was undertaken after a complaint alleged that the CDAB has indulged in restrictive trade practices.

Government constitutes Group of Ministers on issues relating to lottery

1 day ago
The Secretary of the GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be Manish Sinha, Joint Secretary (TRU-II), CBIC. The GoM will submit its report to the GST Council in next Meeting of the GST Council.

Election Commission of India launches Voter Awareness Forums

1 day ago
The Election Commission of India on January 16, 2019 launched Voter Awareness Forum in New New Delhi. The key objective of the Voter Awareness Forums is to promote informed and ethical electoral participation, beginning from the first step, which is voter registration.

President gives assent to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019

1 day ago
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament on January 3, 2019 received the assent of the President of India on January 10. It has now been notified in the Gazette of India.

Gandhi Peace Prize announced for years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

1 day ago
The 2018 Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred on Yohei Sasakawa, who is at the forefront of many philanthropic initiatives. His compassionate nature can be seen in the manner in which he has worked to eliminate leprosy in India.

Brexit: UK Parliament rejects Brexit Deal, May wins no-confidence vote

1 day ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat in the Parliament on January 15 when over 100 lawmakers of May's Conservative party - both Brexiteers and Remainers, voted against the Brexit deal. This is the biggest-ever defeat suffered by a British premier in modern history.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 January 2019

1 day ago
The Department of Science and Technology along with Doordarshan has launched two science communication initiatives -DD Science and India Science. While DD Science will have a one-hour time slot on the Doordarshan National channel, India Science will be an internet-based channel, which will be made available on any internet-enabled device.

Cabinet approves Recapitalisation of Export-Import Bank of India

1 day ago
Exim Bank is the principal export credit agency for India. The infusion of capital into Exim Bank will enable it to augment capital adequacy and support Indian exports with enhanced ability.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 January 2019

1 day ago
In Rajasthan, senior leader of Congress and former Central Minister C.P Joshi was elected as Speaker of the 15th Legislative Assembly. Leader of the Rajasthan house, Ashok Gehlot proposed Joshi’s name for the speaker which was seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, leader of opposition Gulab Chand Katariya, and leaders of other parties.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 January 2019

1 day ago
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 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 9th International Micro irrigation conference and new chair of G77 among others.

Union Cabinet Approvals: 16 January 2019

1 day ago
The Union Cabinet approved regularization of Pay scales of below Board Level Executives in National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC), North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), THDC India Ltd. and Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) with effect from January 1997.

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