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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 January 2019

Jan 3, 2019
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 2, 2019 approved the ‘Scheme of Amalgamation’ for merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. The amalgamation will be the first-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India.

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.

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).

Current Affairs in Short: 2 January 2019

Jan 2, 2019
Two women of menstruating age group made history on January 2, 2019 when they stepped into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, breaking a centuries-old tradition defying dire threats from the Hindu right.

Sudhir Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

Jan 2, 2019
Following the swearing-in of Bhargava, newly-appointed Information Commissioners Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Suresh Chandra were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioner of CIC by the Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava.

Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as first Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Jan 2, 2019
Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was on January 1, 2019 sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. Prior to this, Justice Radhakrishnan had been serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Veteran Bollywood actor-writer Kader Khan passes away

Jan 2, 2019
Despite being an actor, he was also a prolific writer. He wrote the story and dialogues for more than 250 films in Hindi and Urdu, beginning with Randhir Kapoor - Jaya Bhaduri starrer ‘Jawani Diwani’ (1972).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 December 2018

Dec 31, 2018
Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away on December 30, 2018 in Kolkata, West Bengal after a prolonged battle with age-related ailments. The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee was known primarily for paving the way for the reign of parallel cinema in the country.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 December 2018

Dec 31, 2018
The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri has announced that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana loan subsidy for middle-income group has been extended till March 31, 2020. About one lakh beneficiaries have taken benefit of the scheme so far.

India submits Sixth National Report to the Convention of Biological Diversity

Dec 31, 2018
India on December 29, 2018 submitted its Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. India is among the first five countries in the world, the first in Asia and the first among the biodiversity-rich megadiverse countries to have submitted NR6 to the CBD Secretariat.

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

Dec 31, 2018
The Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away in the morning of December 31 after a prolonged battle with age-related ailments. His demise brings the end of the legends of the golden era of Parallel cinema, predominant in the 50s and 60s decade.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 24 December to 29 December 2018

Dec 29, 2018
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on December 28, 2018 approved the Gaganyaan Programme, first Indian Human Spaceflight Initiative of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Current Affairs in Short: 28 December 2018

Dec 28, 2018
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has bettered Rahul Dravid's long-standing record of most runs scored by an Indian in a calendar year overseas, adding another feather to his illustrious cap.

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