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January 2019 Current Affairs

  • Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away

    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.

    Jan 29, 2019
  • India signs agreement with OECD for participation in PISA 2021

    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.

    Jan 29, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 January 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.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 28 January 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.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 January 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.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • SC forms Constitution Bench to hear plea challenging ‘Hindu prayers’ in Kendriya Vidyalayas

    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.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Train 18 named as ‘Vande Bharat Express’; set to run between Delhi and Varanasi at speed of 160 kmph

    The Vande Bharat Express is set to run between Delhi and Varanasi at speed of 160 kmph. With this, the scheduled commute between New Delhi and Varanasi will take approximately 8 hours, making it 40-50 percent faster than the fastest train currently connecting these two cities.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Bharat Ratna 2019: Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika conferred with highest civilian honour

    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.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Padma Awards 2019 announced: Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, Late Kader Khan among awardees

    The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards, of which, 21 of the awardees are women. The list includes 11 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 3 posthumous awardees and 1 transgender person.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Republic Day 2019: 48 people conferred with Jeevan Raksha Padak awards

    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.

    Jan 28, 2019
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 January to 26 January 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.

    Jan 26, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 25 January 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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 January 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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 January 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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

    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 25, 2019