February 13, 2019

January 2019 Current Affairs for IBPS, SBI, SSC & UPSC #3

January 2019 Current Affairs for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, SSC CGL, CHSL, RBI Grade B & UPSC Civil Services

January 2019 Current Affairs for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, SSC CGL, CHSL, RBI Grade B & UPSC Civil Services
  1. Sheikh Hasina won the third term as prime minister of Bangladesh
  2. The Government of India has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as Information Commissioner in the central information commission
  3. On 1st January 2019, Andhra Pradesh got a separate High Court which will temporarily function from the Chief Minister camp office in Amaravati.
  4. With the creation of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh India has now 25 high courts 
  5. On January 1st 2019 Reserve Bank of India granted permission to PayTM payments Bank to add new customers after it initially barred Paytm from opening bank accounts in June 2018.
  6. From 1st January 2019, France introduced a new GAFA tax named after the large internet and technology companies Google Apple Facebook and Amazon to ensure they pay a fair share of taxes on their massive businesses in Europe.
  7. Amitabh Choudhary took charge as the MD and CEO of Axis bank on 1st January 2019 following the retirement of Shikha Sharma.
  8. On 26th January 2019, India celebrated its 70th Republic Day. On this day South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa was the chief guest.
  9. The former President of India who was conferred the Bharat Ratna award 2019 by the president Ram Nath Kovind on 26th January 2019 is Pranab Mukherjee.
  10. A panel is appointed by the insurance regulatory Development Authority of India headed by Pravin Kutumbe to identify domestically systemically important insurance and an augmented regulatory framework.
  11. Kalamsat V2 is India's lightest ever satellite which weighs 1 kilogram that was launched along with imaging satellite microsat R using PSLV C44 by Indian Space Research Organisation from Sriharikota on 25th January 2019. 
  12. Imaging satellite microsat R will be used for military purposes.
  13. On January 24, 2019, Lakshmi Vilas Bank got approval from RBI and reappointed Parthasarathi Mukherjee as its Managing Director for the next 2 years.
  14. On 24th January 2019, the leaders of Malaysian Royal houses known as the conference of rulers elected 59 years old Sultan Abdullah who is the ruler of the Malaysia state of Pahang as new king for the period of 5 years under a system of rotational monarchy
  15. On January 24, 2019, Yes Bank got its approval to appoint Deutsche Bank India head Ravneet Singh Gill as the successor to Rana Kapoor 

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February 07, 2019

January 2019 Current Affairs for UPSC, SSC, SBI, RBI exams #2


January 2019 Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services, SSC CGL, CHSL, SBI PO, Clerk, RBI Grade B Officers exams

January 2019 Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services, SSC CGL, CHSL, SBI PO, Clerk, RBI Grade B Officers exams

January 2019 Current Affairs Part 1

  1. 66.6 Lake Homes have been completed so far under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 20 2016.
  2. The Atal Setu Bridge named after former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Bajpai which is the third cable Bridge across the river Mandovi in Panaji Goa was inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on 27 January 2019.
  3. The two bridges currently present in Goa are Mandovi bridge and Zurai Bridge
  4. Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal announced that train 18 which is India's first indigenously developed engineless high-speed train has been named as Vande Bharath Express on January 27 2019.
  5. A bancassurance pact was signed between Allahabad bank and SBI Life Insurance to sell the policies of the insurer in over  3200 branches of the bank. 
  6. The Allahabad Bank Managing Director and chief executive officer is Malikarjuna Rao
  7. The MD and CEO of SBI Life Insurance is Sanjeev Nautiyal. 
  8. The Confederation of Indian industry in its report titled Growth Outlook for 2019 stated that India will remain the fastest growing major economy with GDP growth estimated to be 7.5% in the financial year 2019. 
  9. Indian women cricket team vice-captain and left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana was adjudged Rachel Heyhoe Flint award for the women's cricketer of the year as well as the women's ODI player of the year by the International Cricket Council. 
  10. III stocktaking conference on tiger conservation was inaugurated in New Delhi. The chairman of the national Tiger conservation authority is the Union Minister for environment forest and climate change doctor Harsh Vardhan
  11. Global Tiger forum is an international intergovernmental organisation for conserving tigers. 
  12. During the St. Petersburg declaration in 2010 Tiger range countries had resolved to double Tiger numbers across the range by 2022. 
  13. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and integrated refinery expansion project Complex of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited on 27th January 2019 in Kochi Kerala. 
  14. Vande Bharata Express is built at a cost of rupees 97 crores at modern Coach Factory Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh.
  15. Pakistan declared sugar cane juice as the National drink of the country on 24th January 2019. 

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February 06, 2019

January 2019 Current Affairs for UPSC, SSC, APPSC and Bank exams #1


January 2019 Current Affairs for UPSC, SSC, APPSC, SBI PO, IBPS, RBI exams

Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam

  1. The three Islands of Andaman and Nicobar was renamed. The Ross Island was renamed as _____. Daniel Island would now be known as _____. The Havelock Island is known as _____. 
  2. Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Ujjwala sanitary napkin initiative in _____. 
  3. _____, renowned dancer from Tamilnadu has become the first person from the trans community to be honoured with Padmashree award. 
  4. Central banks of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia launched a common digital currency called _____. 
  5. The rank of India in the Global corruption index 2018 released by Transparency International is _____ out of 180 countries. 
  6. According to the Transparency International release, Global corruption index 2018 _____ is the least corrupt country. 
  7. Uttar Pradesh government approved the construction of world's longest Expressway connecting Prayagraj with western Uttar Pradesh. The name of the 600 km long Expressway is _____. 
  8. The estimated cost of the Ganga Expressway project will be around _____. 
  9. Another Expressway project which is upcoming for the Uttar Pradesh is _____. 
  10. _____ state government launched a special scheme to curb infant deaths by distributing baby care kids to the children born in Primary Health centres and government hospitals. This scheme is applicable only for the first child of the parents. The government allocated rupees 20 crores for the scheme. 
  11. _____ is the author of the Sahitya Academy Award-winning novel Zindaginama passed away recently. 
  12. India's Gross Domestic Product is poised to grow _____ % in 2019 to 2020 fiscal and 7.7% in 2020 to 2021 as per the world economic Outlook update released by the International Monetary Fund. 
  13. From 22nd January 2019, the flagship event of the world economic forum, the world economic forum Annual meeting 2019 was held in _____. 
  14. The theme of the world economic forum Annual meeting 2019 was- _____. 
  15. Ministry of housing and urban affairs has extended the credit linked subsidy scheme for the middle-income group scheme by another 12 months till _____.

Answers


  1. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep; Shaheed Dweep; Swarajdeep. 
  2. Bhubaneswar Orissa
  3. Narthaki Nataraj
  4. Aber
  5. 78
  6. Denmark 
  7. Ganga Expressway
  8. Rs 36000 crores
  9. Bundelkhand Expressway
  10. Maharashtra 
  11. Krishna Sobti 
  12. 7.5%
  13. Davos Klosters Switzerland 
  14. Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a global architecture in the age of the fourth industrial revolution
  15. March 31st 2020

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