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January 2019 Current Affairs

India improves its ranking on Corruption Perceptions Index 2018; moves to 78th position

Jan 30, 2019
The Index is topped by Denmark and New Zealand at first and second positions respectively. Singapore moved up three spots to fetch 3rd place on the index.

Maharashtra Government launches special scheme to curb infant deaths

Jan 30, 2019
The state government of Maharashtra has started distributing baby-care kits to the children born in primary health centres and government hospitals, as part of its efforts to reduce the infant mortality rate.

India replaces Japan to be world’s second largest steel producer

Jan 30, 2019
India has replaced Japan as the world's second-largest steel producing country, only behind China, which is the largest producer of crude steel accounting for more than 51 per cent of production. India's crude steel production in 2018 was at 106.5 MT, which is up by 4.9 per cent from 101.5 MT in 2017.

UP Cabinet approves construction of Ganga Expressway to connect Prayagraj with Western UP

Jan 30, 2019
The Cabinet also gave its assent for the Bundelkhand Expressway and the development of the Bundelkhand region. The Bundelkhand Expressway will be 296 km long and would cost Rs 8,864 crore. It will pass through 182 villages.

Beating the Retreat ceremony held in Delhi

Jan 29, 2019
The four-day long celebrations of the 70th Republic Day concluded on January 29, 2019 with Beating the Retreat ceremony, which was held at the historic Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 January 2019

Jan 29, 2019
Human Resources Development Ministry issued orders on revision of allowances and special allowances for teachers and equivalent academic cadre, Registrars, Finance Officers and Controller of Examinations in Central Universities and Colleges.

Union Steel Ministry announces to set up Safety Directorate

Jan 29, 2019
The decision, regarding the same, was taken during the Consultative Committee Meeting of the Ministry in Goa. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 January 2019

Jan 29, 2019
The International Cricket Council has suspended Indian bowler Ambati Rayudu from bowling in international cricket. The suspension will remain in place until he is tested and can demonstrate that he is able to bowl with legal action.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 January 2019

Jan 29, 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 Beating the Retreat ceremony, Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards and conference on prison design among others.

ICC suspends Ambati Rayudu from bowling in international cricket

Jan 29, 2019
Indian bowler Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in international cricket by the International Cricket Council. The bowler failed to submit a bowling action test in the given timeline and hence, was penalised.

Ministry of Statistics, NCAER sign MoU for improving official statistical system of India

Jan 29, 2019
Under the MoU, both sides will conduct Business Process Review (BPR) of the existing official statistics system and develop an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plan for mainstreaming data integration.

ICAR Republic Day tableau 'Kisan Gandhi' wins first prize

Jan 29, 2019
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research was awarded the first prize for its Tableau, ‘Kisan Gandhi’ in the Republic Day Parade - 2019. The Union Minister of Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman, handed over the award to the ICAR team in New Delhi on January 28, 2019.

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away

Jan 29, 2019
He played a pivotal role in fighting against the Emergency declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the mid 1970s. During the Emergency, he was arrested and tried in the Baroda dynamite case. He was still in prison when he won in Muzaffarpur in the 1977 general election.

India signs agreement with OECD for participation in PISA 2021

Jan 29, 2019
The Union Human Resources Development Ministry has signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for India’s Participation in Programme for International Student Assessment- PISA 2021.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 January 2019

Jan 28, 2019
The Supreme Court on January 28, 2019 constituted a Constitution Bench for hearing a plea challenging the mandatory requirement to recite Sanskrit and Hindi prayers in morning assembly sessions of 1,125 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 January 2019

Jan 28, 2019
Part-time bowler Ambati Rayudu was banned from bowling in international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he failed to submit a test of his bowling action. He was suspended from bowling on an immediate basis by ICC.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 January 2019

Jan 28, 2019
28 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 2019 Bharat Ratna award, Padam Shri 2019 and 7th Australian Open among others.

SC forms Constitution Bench to hear plea challenging ‘Hindu prayers’ in Kendriya Vidyalayas

Jan 28, 2019
The bench of Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Saran observed that the matter of Hindu prayer recitation in Kendriya Vidyalayas required examination by constitution bench and accordingly placed the matter before the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to constitute bench.

Bharat Ratna 2019: Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika conferred with highest civilian honour

Jan 28, 2019
Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of India that was instituted on January 2, 1954 by the order of Rajendra Prasad, the former President of India. Bharat Ratna recipients rank seventh in the Indian order of precedence, but constitution prohibits using the award name as title.

Republic Day 2019: 48 people conferred with Jeevan Raksha Padak awards

Jan 28, 2019
The President of India approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards – 2018 on 48 people, eight of them posthumously. The Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are conferred for the meritorious act of human nature in saving the life of a person.

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