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January 2019 Current Affairs

Lok Sabha Elections To Be Held In 7 Phases, counting starts on 23 May: Election Commission

Mar 10, 2019
The Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule has been announced by the Election Commission at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 10th March 2019. On behalf of Election Commission, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora read out the dates of the national elections and also the assembly elections in four states. With the announcement of date, Model Code of Conduct also came into force.

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Feb 26, 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.

Parliament passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019

Feb 13, 2019
The Parliament has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment Bill), 2018, which seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce. Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable.

30 Most Important Current Affairs of January 2019

Feb 9, 2019
Jagranjosh.com brings to you January 2019 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as Union Budget 2019-20, 2019 Bharat Ratna Award, Padma Awards 2019, Kumbh Mela 2019, 10 percent reservations for Economically Weaker Sections, CBI-Alok Verma Dispute, ICC individual awards, Indian Railways recruitment, merger of banks, Brexit and Kalamsat satellite among others.

National Road Safety Week to be launched

Feb 4, 2019
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will be launching the 30th National Road Safety Week on February 4, 2019 with a host of initiatives planned for generating awareness and sensitising people about safe road usage.

Union Budget 2019: All you want to know about the Budget; Process of Budget approval

Feb 1, 2019
This year, the government will present the Interim Budget, also known as ‘Vote on Account’ as it is close to the end of its term. An interim budget is usually passed by the Lok Sabha without discussion.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 January 2019

Jan 31, 2019
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds Finance portfolio, presented the state annual budget of Rs 19,548.69 crore for the year 2019-20 as against Rs 17,123.28 crore for the year 2018-19, representing an increase of 14.16 percent over last year.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 January 2019

Jan 31, 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 Union Budget 2019-20, Swadesh Darshan Project and 'Aber' common digital currency among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 January 2019

Jan 31, 2019
The Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be presenting Interim Budget 2019-20 on February 1, 2019, the last budget of the NDA government before the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal awarded 4th annual Carnot Prize

Jan 31, 2019
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal was formally conferred with the fourth annual Carnot Prize by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in New Delhi. The award aims to recognise India’s efforts towards eliminating energy poverty with sustainable energy solutions.

Piyush Goyal launches the IEA’s 'The Future of Rail' report

Jan 31, 2019
India and the International Energy Agency (IEA) enjoy a long on-going bilateral relationship and cooperation in areas including energy security, statistics, energy efficiency, market analysis for oil, gas, electricity, system integration and enhanced technologies.

Government announces hike in Research Fellowship; all research fellows entitled to HRA

Jan 31, 2019
The Fellowship of the Junior Research Fellows in the first two years of Ph.D programme has been increased from Rs 25,000 to Rs 31,000 per month.

PM Modi inaugurates National Salt Satyagraha Memorial in Gujarat

Jan 31, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial at Dandi in Navsari district, Gujarat to the nation, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 71st death anniversary. The memorial has 24-narrative murals depicting various events and stories from the historic 1930 Dandi March.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 January 2019

Jan 30, 2019
India improved its ranking on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by three points and moved to 78th position with a score of 41. India ranked at 81st place on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 January 2019

Jan 30, 2019
30 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 George Fernandes passed away, Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 and four-lane Ganga Expressway among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 January 2019

Jan 30, 2019
India and China have signed the protocol for exports of Indian tobacco leaves to China. Quality tobacco on par with international standards is available in India at competitive prices and there is a good potential for export of Indian tobacco to China.

Amnesty urges travel sites to ban Israel settlement listings

Jan 30, 2019
Amnesty International has urged online travel sites to ban listings from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The group’s report titled ‘Destination: Occupation’ stated that rental are driving tourism to settlements that most of the world considers illegal.

K J Alphons inaugurates first Swadesh Darshan Project in Sikkim

Jan 30, 2019
Under the scheme. the Government is focussing on development of quality infrastructure in the country with objective of providing better experience and facilities to the visitors and on fostering the economic growth.

SEBI proposes relaxed norms for REITs, InvITs to increase access to investors

Jan 30, 2019
The REITs and InvITs are listed entities that mainly invest in income-producing assets, the earnings of which are mostly distributed to their shareholders. They generally get special tax treatment.

UAE, Saudi Arabian central banks launch common digital currency called 'Aber'

Jan 30, 2019
The central banks of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have launched a common digital currency called Aber, which will be used in financial settlements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies.
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