Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Current Affairs: 15th January to 22nd January 2019 | GK Update

Indian Navy commences the largest coastal defence exercise, code-named 'Ex Sea Vigil', off the Indian Coast. It covers the entire coastline of 7516.6 km & Exclusive Economic Zone of India.

Maharashtra Cabinet has decided to support 'Divyang' people (persons with disability) by giving them Rs 3.75 lakhs to purchase eco-friendly vehicles & start mobile vehicle shops. It was announced in state budget 2018-19&today cabinet approved preliminary budget of Rs.20 cr for scheme.

Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) approves grant of ECHS (Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) membership to Assam Rifles Pensioners & their dependents residing in India & Nepal, subject to certain specific conditions.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a bonus of Rs. 20 lakhs each for the 5 members of All-India Senior Selection Committee, following team’s Test series win in Australia & first bilateral ODI series win in Australia.

ICC announces men's Test and ODI Teams of the Year. Virat Kohli has been made the captain of both the teams.

UP  government has decided that all destitute persons (including women, disabled etc) to get a pension of Rs 500 per month as compared to Rs 400 earlier.

China on Monday(21.01.2019) announced that its economy cooled down in the last quarter of 2018, recording a growth rate of 6.6 per cent, which is the slowest in the last 28 years.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurate Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in Varanasi.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamanon inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor in the Tiruchirapalli, with various private and public sector industries announcing an investment of around Rs 3100 crores.

Aparna Kr becomes the 1st woman IPS DIG & Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to complete the expedition to South Pole. She reached the South Pole on 13 Jan. She is a 2002 batch UP Cadre IPS officer, who has been posted at Northern Frontier Headquarters of ITBP in Dehradun.

Himachal Pradesh government approves 10% reservation given by Central Government in government jobs and education to economically weaker section in the general category.

I-T Dept to issue notice where cash transaction is above Rs 20,000 in property purchase.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated of National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC).

PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a medical college in Silvassa, Dadar and Nagar Haveli.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Larsen & Toubro Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also present.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 3D laser projection show at Dandi Kutir in Gujarat.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approves decision to rename Mughalsarai tehsil to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay tehsil.

Uttar Pradesh government approves 10% reservation given by Central Government in government jobs and education to economically weaker section in the general category.

Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has been elected as the Speaker of Telangana legislative assembly.

Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjay Khanna today(17.01.2019) sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 28 judges, as against sanction strength of 31.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar.

Rajasthan Cabinet approves Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Amendment Bill 2019&Rajasthan Municipality Amendment Bill 2019, to end minimum educational qualification condition for contesting local body polls in state. Both bills will be introduced in state assembly during present session.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released the book, India’s Ocean Neighbourhood: Narendra Modi’s Strategy Initiatives, written by Professor SV Seshagiri Rao in Hyderabad.

Union Home Minister has approved Task Force report on Space Technology in Border Management. With the assistance of Dept of Space, MHA will implement the project. It will strengthen island and border security & facilitate the development of infrastructure in border/island areas.

BCCI announces fixtures for women’s home series against England. The series will comprise 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The ODIs will be a part of the ICC Women’s Championship&will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The T20Is will be played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show in Gandhinagar.

The public sector entity Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) designed and developed light combat helicopter (LCH) has successfully carried out air-to-air missile firing on a moving aerial target.

Reserve Bank of India has approved the re-appointment of Vishakha Mulye as Executive Director of the ICICI Bank for a period of two years from January 19, 2019 to January 18, 2021.

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament on 3rd January, received the assent of the President of India on 10th January.

Coal & Railway Minister Piyush Goyal: Central Cabinet has given its approval for incurring an expenditure of Rs 3639.32 crore for 13 new central universities for recurring cost & creation of necessary infrastructure for completion of campuses. It'll be completed within 36 months.

Coal and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal: Cabinet approves recapitalisation of Export-Import Bank of India to the tune of Rs. 6,000 crores and increase in the authorised capital of Exim Bank from Rs. 10,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore.

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