January 2019 Current Affairs: In this chapter, information has been given about the latest current affairs based on India and the world in the month of January 2019 from the point of view of upcoming competitive examinations. Here you can find various fields of India and the world like: Appointments, Resignations, Sports and Sportsmen, Politics, Awards and Honors, Important Days, Deaths, Reports, Business, Planning, Politics, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Accidents, Science, Technology You can get general knowledge about important current affairs related to geography, records, settlement, convention and entertainment etc.
|31 January 2019 | Inauguration Current Affairs
The National Salt Satyagraha Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi in Dandi, Gujarat. 'National Salt Satyagraha Memorial' handed over to the Central Public Works Department by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
|30 January 2019 | Economics Current Affairs
The United Arab Emirates Central Bank (UAECB) and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) have launched a common digital currency “Eber”. It will be used in financial settlement between the two countries through block-chain and distributed ledger technology.
|29 January 2019 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
Uttarakhand will have the country's second tulip garden after the one located in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. It will be set up in 50 hectares of forest land in Pithoragarh district at a cost of Rs 50 crore. ONGC will develop it under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
|28 January 2019 | Technology Current Affairs
India's first indigenously built engineless semi-high speed train 'Train 18' has been named as 'Vande Bharat Express'. Train 18 is an Indian semi-high speed intercity electric multiple unit. It was designed and manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory Chennai under the Make in India initiative of the Government of India over a period of 18 months.
|27 January 2019 | Agreement Current Affairs
NCDEX and IRMA have signed an MoU with special emphasis on mentoring Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and affiliated institutions. National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited is an online commodity exchange based in India. It has an independent Board of Directors and provides commodity exchange platform for market participants to trade in commodity derivatives.
|26 January 2019 | Sports Current Affairs
Saina Nehwal will now take on three-time world champion and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final. The 2019 Indonesia Masters, officially DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2019, is a badminton tournament that will take place from 22 to 27 January 2019 at Istora Gelora Bang Karno, Indonesia and has a total prize money of $350,000.
|25 January 2019 | Agreement Current Affairs
Both have signed an agreement to promote Maharashtra as an investment destination for US companies. The US-India Business Council was formed in 1975 as a business advocacy organization to enlighten and encourage the private sectors of both India and the United States to increase investment flows.
|24 January 2019 | Economics Current Affairs
In 'India Outlook FY20' by CRISIL, India is expected to grow at 7.3% in FY20. CRISIL is a global analytical company providing ratings, research and risk and policy advisory services. The majority shareholder of CRISIL is Standard & Poor's, which is a division of McGraw Hill Financial and provides financial market intelligence.
|23 January 2019 | Obituary Current Affairs
Raghbir Singh Bhola was an Indian field hockey player who represented India at the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics. Bhola retired from the Indian Air Force as a Group Captain and remained involved in the game of hockey.
|22 January 2019 | Economics Current Affairs
According to the United Nations, the global economy is likely to continue to grow at a steady pace of around 3.0% in 2019 and 2020. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations between nations, achieving international co-operation, and being the center for harmonizing the actions of nations.
|21 January 2019 | Obituary Current Affairs
Shivakumar Swami, 111, was an Indian spiritual leader, humanitarian and educationist. He was a Hindu religious figure of the Lingayat sect and head of the Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka. He also established the Sri Siddaganga Education Society. He was described as the most respected follower of Lingayatism.
|20 January 2019 | Award Current Affairs
Indian scientist CNR Rao has been awarded the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research. It is presented by the Advanced Materials Center of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
|19 January 2019 | Business Current Affairs
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Libcoin will build a 1 GWh Lithium Ion battery plant in India. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, owned and established by the Government of India, is an engineering and manufacturing company based in New Delhi, India.
|18 January 2019 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
The International Observatory of Human Rights has launched the 'world's first television channel dedicated to human rights' in London.
|17 January 2019 | Inauguration Current Affairs
PM Modi will inaugurate the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit on January 18, 2019. The 9th Vibrant Gujarat 2019 Summit will provide a platform for discussion on global, national and state-level agenda, with a special focus on all-round economic development for a 'New India'.
|16 January 2019 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
Election Commission of India will set up Voter Awareness Forums in Ministries, Government Department, Non-Government Department and other institutions. Its purpose is to promote electoral awareness.
|15 January 2019 | Agreement Current Affairs
Both have signed an MoU to invest €2 billion in the acrylic value chain and the designated site will be the Mundra port in Gujarat. Mundra Port is the largest private port in India located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Kutch near Mundra in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
|14 January 2019 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
He is an American politician serving as the US Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013. Is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first Samoan-American member and the first Hindu member of the United States Congress.
|13 January 2019 | Appointment Current Affairs
M Nageswara Rao has taken charge as the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. The Central Bureau of Investigation is the premier investigative agency of India. The CBI, which functions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, is headed by the Director.
|12 January 2019 | Sports Current Affairs
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020. The Games will see 207 countries participating in 339 events in 33 sports (50 disciplines). Tokyo will host the Games for the second time in 2020 after 1964.
|11 January 2019 | Entertainment Current Affairs
Oscars 2019 will be held without a host for the first time in 30 years. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2018 and will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The ceremony will be held on February 24, 2019.
|10 January 2019 | Sports Current Affairs
The 36-year-old boxer, MC Mary Kom, ranked first in the latest rankings released by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) in the light fly 45-48kg category with 1700 points.
|9 January 2019 | Special Day Current Affairs
India celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 9 January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in India's development. The day is celebrated to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi to Mumbai from South Africa on 9 January 1915.
|8 January 2019 | Entertainment Current Affairs
To honor the best in film and television of calendar year 2018, the 76th Golden Globe Awards were held in Beverly Hills, California. Best Actor - Drama: Rami Malek for "Bohemian Rhapsody" Best Actress - Drama: Glenn Close for "The Wife"
|7 January 2019 | Award Current Affairs
Manoj Das has been awarded the Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja National Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Manoj Das is an award-winning Indian author who writes in Odia and English. In 2000, Manoj Das was awarded the Saraswati Samman.
|6 January 2019 | Entertainment Current Affairs
The Indian Panorama Film Festival has begun at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare inaugurated the festival. It is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
|5 January 2019 | Sports Current Affairs
The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It will be held in UAE from 5th January to 1st February 2019.
|4 January 2019 | India Current Affairs
Arunima became the first amputee woman in the world to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. With this, his mission of hoisting the Indian flag on the highest peak of the seven continents was completed.
|3 January 2019 | ISRO Current Affairs
The 'Students of Dialogue' initiative has been launched by ISRO to engage youth across the country in activities related to space science. The Indian Space Research Organization is the space agency of the Government of India with its headquarters in the city of Bengaluru. Its vision is "to harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration".
|2 January 2019 | Scheme Current Affairs
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has achieved the figure of 6 crores. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to provide LPG connections to women from below poverty line (BPL) families.
|1 January 2019 | Obituary Current Affairs
Actor Kader Khan has passed away at the age of 81. Kader Khan was an Afghan-born Indo-Canadian film actor, screenwriter, comedian and director. As an actor, he appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag, starring Rajesh Khanna, in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney.