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Monthly Current Affairs 2019

  • CCI imposes penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda

    The Competition Commission of India has imposed a penalty on the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda after it found it to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. The move was undertaken after a complaint alleged that the CDAB has indulged in restrictive trade practices.

    19 mins ago
  • Government constitutes Group of Ministers on issues relating to lottery

    The Secretary of the GoM on issues relating to lottery shall be Manish Sinha, Joint Secretary (TRU-II), CBIC. The GoM will submit its report to the GST Council in next Meeting of the GST Council.

    1 hour ago
  • Election Commission of India launches Voter Awareness Forums

    The Election Commission of India on January 16, 2019 launched Voter Awareness Forum in New New Delhi. The key objective of the Voter Awareness Forums is to promote informed and ethical electoral participation, beginning from the first step, which is voter registration.

    2 hrs ago
  • President gives assent to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019

    The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament on January 3, 2019 received the assent of the President of India on January 10. It has now been notified in the Gazette of India.

    4 hrs ago
  • Gandhi Peace Prize announced for years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

    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.

    5 hrs ago
  • Brexit: UK Parliament rejects Brexit Deal, May wins no-confidence vote

    British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat in the Parliament on January 15 when over 100 lawmakers of May's Conservative party - both Brexiteers and Remainers, voted against the Brexit deal. This is the biggest-ever defeat suffered by a British premier in modern history.

    5 hrs ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 January 2019

    The Department of Science and Technology along with Doordarshan has launched two science communication initiatives -DD Science and India Science. While DD Science will have a one-hour time slot on the Doordarshan National channel, India Science will be an internet-based channel, which will be made available on any internet-enabled device.

    21 hrs ago
  • Cabinet approves Recapitalisation of Export-Import Bank of India

    Exim Bank is the principal export credit agency for India. The infusion of capital into Exim Bank will enable it to augment capital adequacy and support Indian exports with enhanced ability.

    22 hrs ago
  • Current Affairs in Short: 16 January 2019

    In Rajasthan, senior leader of Congress and former Central Minister C.P Joshi was elected as Speaker of the 15th Legislative Assembly. Leader of the Rajasthan house, Ashok Gehlot proposed Joshi’s name for the speaker which was seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, leader of opposition Gulab Chand Katariya, and leaders of other parties.

    22 hrs ago
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 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 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 9th International Micro irrigation conference and new chair of G77 among others.

    22 hrs ago
  • Union Cabinet Approvals: 16 January 2019

    The Union Cabinet approved regularization of Pay scales of below Board Level Executives in National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC), North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), THDC India Ltd. and Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) with effect from January 1997.

    22 hrs ago
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 on January 18

    The Summit will witness presence of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrashekhran, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani, Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, among others.

    1 day ago
  • DBT, ICAR sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural biotechnology research and education

    The Department of Biotechnology and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase emphasis on multi-disciplinary research and development activities and nurturing innovations in agricultural biotechnology research and education.

    1 day ago
  • 7-Member GoM constituted for boosting Real Estate Sector under GST regime

    The group has been tasked to provide a Composition Scheme for Residential Construction Units. It will examine and suggest ways for Composition Scheme or any other Scheme for boosting Real Estate Sector and suggest Scheme for Transition and its introduction

    1 day ago
  • Government launches two national science channels DD Science, India Science

    The Department of Science and Technology along with Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati on January 15, 2019 launched two science communication initiatives -DD Science and India Science.The two science channels, which are milestones in the history of science communication in India, are the first step in creating a national science channel for the country.

    1 day ago