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January 2019 Current Affairs

ECI to host international conference on making elections inclusive and accessible

Jan 24, 2019
The Election Commission of India will be hosting an International Conference on Making Elections Inclusive and Accessible. The conference will include two sessions in which representatives from the EMBs and International Organisations will participate and share their experiences.

Indian Railways to recruit 2.30 lakh employees in 2 years; first major recruitment with 10% reservations for EWS

Jan 24, 2019
This will be the first major recruitment in India with the benefit of 10 percent reservations for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of General Category after the passage of 103rd Constitutional Amendment in the Parliament. It will be line with the mega recruitment process for enrollment of 1,51,548 employees initiated by the Indian Railways under the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).

Top Cabinet Approvals: 24 January 2019

Jan 24, 2019
The Union Cabinet has approved the landmark amendment to Article 280 of the Constitution to increase powers of Autonomous Councils in Sixth Schedule areas of North East. The proposed amendment will give more powers to Autonomous District Councils of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 January 2019

Jan 23, 2019
The Article 35-A was added to the Indian Constitution (Appendix II) through a Presidential Order - The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954. It provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 January 2019

Jan 23, 2019
23 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 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, SC ruling on marriage between Hindu woman and Muslim man and World Economic Forum 2019 among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 January 2019

Jan 23, 2019
India will surpass China to become the second largest oil demand growth centre globally in 2019 on back of buoyant auto fuel and LPG consumption, as per a report by research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie that released on January 22, 2019.

Article 35-A: Supreme Court to take 'in-chamber' decision on plea challenging the legislation

Jan 23, 2019
The Article 35A was added to the Indian Constitution (Appendix II) through a Presidential Order - The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954. It provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Narendra Modi launches Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana

Jan 23, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana under which a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year. The group will be taken to the religious places of all major religions in India.

Environment Ministry notifies CRZ Regulations 2019; replaces CRZ norms of 2011

Jan 23, 2019
The new CRZ norms, issued under Section 3 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, aim to promote sustainable development based on scientific principles taking into account the natural hazards such as increasing sea levels due to global warming.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort

Jan 23, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at the iconic Red Fort in Delhi to mark the leader’s 122nd birth anniversary. The museum showcases various artefacts related to Subhash Chandra Bose and INA.

Child born out of marriage between Muslim man & Hindu woman entitled to father's property: SC

Jan 23, 2019
The plea was filed by Mohammed Salim, son of couple Mohammed Ilias and Valliamma (his hindu wife). Salim claimed share in the ancestral property through inheritance after the death of his father.

15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: India, Mauritius agree upon partnership in various sectors

Jan 23, 2019
For the first time in the history of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, the event is being held in Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India. Around 6,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) are expected to take part in the three-day event.

Indu Shekhar Jha took oath as Member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Jan 22, 2019
Indu Shekhar Jha on January 21, 2019 took oath as the Member of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to Jha.

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.

National Women's Party launched in Mumbai

Jan 22, 2019
The National Women’s Party which has been formed with the motto of women empowerment was launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra on January 21, 2019. The party has been founded by Dr Swetha Shetty, a medical practitioner-cum- activist from Hyderabad, who would also serve as its President.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 January 2019

Jan 22, 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 ICC Awards, Global Trust index and 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas among others.

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.

Government constitutes NITI Aayog-led Committee to monitor pricing of drugs

Jan 22, 2019
The constitution of the Committee is seen as a move that would curb the powers of the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) when it comes to regulating the prices of medicines in the country.

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.
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