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 _____.


  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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