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President Ram Nath Kovind confers Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

Jan 22, 2019
A total of 783 applications were received for the Bal Shakti Puruskar this year. The names of awardees were finalised by the National Selection Committee under the Chairpersonship of Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 January 2019

Jan 22, 2019
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) announced a bonus of Rs 20 lakh each for the senior selection committee members following India's maiden Test series win in Australia.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 January 2019

Jan 22, 2019
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer to win all the top three ICC individual awards including the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men's Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year for his performances in 2018.

Vice President presents Chhatra Vishwakarma, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana awards

Jan 22, 2019
Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented the second Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards to students and their mentors and Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana awards to institutions for their contribution in the holistic development of villages adopted by them.

India among the most trusted nations globally: 2019 Edelman Report

Jan 22, 2019
India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business s, NGOs and media but the country's brands are among the least-trusted, as per the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 January 2019

Jan 21, 2019
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on January 20, 2019 announced that Aadhaar Cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15 and over 65 years travelling to Nepal and Bhutan.

Bharat Ratna CNR Rao chosen for first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials

Jan 21, 2019
The Sheikh Saud International Prize committee unanimously decided to award Professor Rao of the Jawaharlal Nehru for Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 January 2019

Jan 21, 2019
Prominent Lingayat seer of Tumakuru-based Siddaganga Math, 111-year old Shivakumara Swamiji, who was known as the Walking God, passed away on January 21, 2019 after a prolonged illness. The highly revered seer was born on April 1, 1908 in Veerapura village in Karnataka.

Defence Minister launches India’s second defence industrial corridor

Jan 21, 2019
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor from Tiruchirappalli, taking a major step forward to boost indigenous production of defence equipment. The corridor is the second defence corridor being set up by the government to support various defence manufacturing units.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 14 January to 19 January 2019

Jan 19, 2019
The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, the Act providing 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of General Category, came into effect on January 14, 2019.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 January 2019

Jan 18, 2019
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to justices Maheshwari and Khanna during the swearing-in ceremony.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 January 2019

Jan 18, 2019
India’s star female wrestler Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian athlete to be nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. She has been nominated for the award along with American golfer Tiger Woods and world’s other great sportspersons who made a comeback in 2018.

NAS Shibpur to be commissioned as INS Kohassa

Jan 18, 2019
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.

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

Jan 18, 2019
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

Jan 17, 2019
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.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 January 2019

Jan 17, 2019
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

Jan 17, 2019
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.

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

Jan 17, 2019
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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 January 2019

Jan 16, 2019
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.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 January 2019

Jan 16, 2019
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.

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