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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