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January 2019 Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 21 January to 27 January 2019

Jan 27, 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 World Economic Forum 2019, National Girl Child Day and Indian Navy’s largest coastal defence exercise among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 January to 26 January 2019

Jan 26, 2019
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on January 23, 2019 announced that the Indian Railways will initiate the fresh recruitment of around 2,30,000 more employees under various cadres over the next two years in two phases.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 January 2019

Jan 25, 2019
The Supreme Court on January 24, 2019 refused to stay the proposed amendments to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act that rule out any provision for anticipatory bail for a person accused of atrocities against SC/STs.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 January 2019

Jan 25, 2019
The 9th National Voters' day was observed across India on January 25, 2019 with an aim to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones. This was the ninth edition of the Day.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 January 2019

Jan 25, 2019
25 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 National Voters’ Day, MD and CEO of YES Bank and Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspension lifted among others.

Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Jan 25, 2019
A Bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman upheld the constitutional validity of the code “in its entirety”. However, the apex court said that related parties in the Act should mean a person connected with the business.

Jan Shikshan Santhans: Government launches new reforms, guidelines to align JSS with National Skill Qualification Framework

Jan 25, 2019
Earlier, the Jan Shikshan Sansthan was managed by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development. However, later in 2018, the JSS was transferred to the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Renowned Hindi author, poet Krishna Sobti passes away

Jan 25, 2019
Eminent Hindi author and poet Krishna Sobti passed away at the age of 93 in Delhi on January 25. The writer was known primarily for writing about issues of female identity and sexuality. She was offered the Padma Bhushan in 2010, which she had declined.

Veteran South African all-rounder Johan Botha retires from all forms of cricket

Jan 25, 2019
Veteran South African all-rounder Johan Botha has announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket. The cricketer cited wear and tear on his body and sheer physical fatigue as the main reason behind the decision.

National Voters' Day 2019 observed in India

Jan 25, 2019
Considering the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Election Commission chose ‘No Voter to be Left Behind’ as the theme for the 9th National Voters’ Day.

CEMILAC clears Biojet fuel for Aircraft; IAF to operate biojet fuel flight on January 26

Jan 25, 2019
For use of bio-jet fuel on all military and civilian aircraft, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), in collaboration with the Indian Air Force brought out a new standard for Aviation Turbine Fuels. These specifications align Indian standards with current international standards.

Government to develop around 400 abandoned airstrips across country

Jan 25, 2019
The Union Government has decided to renovate and develop around 400 abandoned airstrips across the country to strengthen air-connectivity. The first such airport at an initial investment of 100 crore rupees will be developed at Dhalbhumgarh and the first phase of the airport would be completed in 18 months.

ISRO launches Kalamsat, Microsat-R satellites on PSLV-C44 rocket

Jan 25, 2019
One of the specialties of the launch would be the configuration of the rocket. ISRO used the aluminium tank for the first time in the fourth stage of the launch of PSLV C 44.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 January 2019

Jan 24, 2019
The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch a students' satellite Kalamsat and an imaging satellite Microsat-R from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on January 24, 2019, marking its first launch of the ISRO in 2019.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 January 2019

Jan 24, 2019
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was on January 23, 2019 given temporary charge of the Union Finance Ministry. Arun Jaitley, currently on medical leave in the United States, may not present the Modi government’s last Budget on February 1, 2019. Jaitley will remain a minister without portfolio during his indisposition.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 January 2019

Jan 24, 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 National Girl Child Day, new ISRO mission and ‘IAFTX’ field training exercise among others.

Government institutes Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar

Jan 24, 2019
For the year 2019, 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), located at Ghaziabad, was selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for its commendable work in Disaster Management.

Indian Navy’s largest-ever coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ concludes

Jan 24, 2019
Indian Navy’s largest-ever coastal defence exercise Sea Vigil, which was conducted by the Navy and Coast Guard, concluded on January 23, 2019. The exercise, a first of its kind, was undertaken along the entire 7516.6 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India and involved all the 13 coastal States and Union Territories.

WCD Ministry observes National Girl Child Day 2019; marks anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Jan 24, 2019
On the same occasion, the Ministry also observed the anniversary of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme. The WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi felicitated the Principal Secretaries and Commissioners of the 5 States for their overall support, guidance and monitoring of the Scheme.

World Integrated Medicine Forum held to advance global cooperation in Homoeopathy

Jan 24, 2019
The World Integrated Medicine Forum on the regulation of Homoeopathic Medicinal Products with the theme Advancing Global Collaboration was inaugurated by Sripad Naik, Union Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of AYUSH on January 23, 2019.
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