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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