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January 2019 Current Affairs

Virat Kohli named ICC Test, ODI Player and Cricketer of the year 2018

Jan 22, 2019
Indian skipper Virat Kohli on January 22, 2019 became 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.

World Economic Forum 2019 begins in Davos

Jan 22, 2019
More than 100 CEOs from India are expected to participate in the meet. Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and filmmaker Karan Johar are also going to be a part of session.

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.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 January 2019

Jan 21, 2019
21 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 Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials, 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and 2019 World Economic Forum among others.

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.

India likely to surpass UK in world's largest economy rankings: PwC

Jan 21, 2019
India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, as per a report by global consultancy firm PwC. The report has projected real GDP growth of 1.6 per cent for the UK, 1.7 per cent for France and 7.6 per cent for India in 2019.

Indians over 65 and under 15 years can use Aadhaar Card to visit Nepal, Bhutan

Jan 21, 2019
Earlier, people over 65 and under 15 years could show PAN card, driving licence, ration card, but not the Aadhaar, to prove their identity to visit the two countries. The Aadhaar card has now been added to the list.

Rio de Janeiro named as first World Capital of Architecture for 2020

Jan 21, 2019
UNESCO has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a programme launched together by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects in November 2018.

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.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 14 January to 20 January 2019

Jan 20, 2019
14 January to 20 January 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 like Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 and recapitalisation of EXIM Bank among others.

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.

PM Narendra Modi launches National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai

Jan 19, 2019
Built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore, the museum depicts the journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode.

India, JICA sign loan agreements on Japan’s Official Development Assistance Loan to India

Jan 19, 2019
The Program for Japan-India Cooperative Actions towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to contribute to promotion of SDGs in India especially in social development.

IIT-Hyderabad to launch full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence

Jan 19, 2019
The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad has announced the launch of a full-fledged bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence technology from the new academic session, which is a first for the country and only the third globally.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 January 2019

Jan 18, 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 Laureus World Sports Awards, NAS Shibpur and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 among others.

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.

Shehri Samridhi Utsav to begin from February 1; will focus on extending outreach of DAY-NULM

Jan 18, 2019
The event, organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, will focus on urban livelihoods and extending the outreach of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable, and facilitate access of SHG members to the other government schemes.
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