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January 2019 Current Affairs

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

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Renowned Hindi author, poet Krishna Sobti passes away

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Veteran South African all-rounder Johan Botha retires from all forms of cricket

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • National Voters' Day 2019 observed in India

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • CEMILAC clears Biojet fuel for Aircraft; IAF to operate biojet fuel flight on January 26

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Government to develop around 400 abandoned airstrips across country

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • ISRO launches Kalamsat, Microsat-R satellites on PSLV-C44 rocket

    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.

    Jan 25, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 January 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.

    Jan 24, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 24 January 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.

    Jan 24, 2019
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 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 topics such as National Girl Child Day, new ISRO mission and ‘IAFTX’ field training exercise among others.

    Jan 24, 2019
  • Government institutes Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar

    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.

    Jan 24, 2019
  • Indian Navy’s largest-ever coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil’ concludes

    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.

    Jan 24, 2019
  • WCD Ministry observes National Girl Child Day 2019; marks anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

    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.

    Jan 24, 2019