Saturday, January 12, 2019

Current Affairs: 6th Jan to 12th Jan 2019 | GK Update

President Ram Nath Kovind gives nod to 10% quota bill for economically weaker section in general category.

Macedonia approves constitutional changes to rename itself North Macedonia, finalizing its part of deal with Greece.

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik unveiled the logo of the state agriculture fair 'Krushi Odisha 2019'. The fair is scheduled to be held from 15-19 January in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, judge of Delhi High Court, as Supreme Court Judges.

The inaugural round of the India-U.S. 2+2 inter-sessional meeting was held in New Delhi today(11 Jan 2019). The inter-sessional meeting was set up to follow up on the decisions taken during India-U.S. Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue, first round of which was held in New Delhi in September 2018.

Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base 2011-12 for the month of November 2018 stands at 126.4, which is 0.5 percent higher as compared to the level in the month of November 2017.  The cumulative growth for the period April-November 2018 over the corresponding period of the previous year stands at 5.0 percent.

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu announces enhancement of the old age pensions from Rs. 1000 to 2000 from January.

All four including Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in Journalist Ram Chander Chhatarpati murder case, by CBI Spl Court in Panchkula. Sentence to be pronounced on January 17.

Former CBI Chief Alok Verma refuses to take charge as DG, Fire Services.

M. Nageshwar Rao, Additional Director, CBI has assumed the charge of the office of Director, CBI after Alok Verma was transferred yesterday as DG Fire Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence.

Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, UP, Uttarakhand and Haryana signed agreements of Renukaji Dam between the six states.

Union Cabinet nods to the proposal for establishing three new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) including one each for Jammu and Kashmir region and one at Gujarat.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is sworn in for a second term by the Supreme Court.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das & Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Global Skill Summit in Ranchi. Total 1,06,619 offer letters for jobs in private sector given to youth.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and France on technical bilateral cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy. Cabinet also approves MoU between India and Japan on development of Advanced Model Single Window.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of 3 new AIIMS at Vijaynagar in Samba in Jammu, Awantipur in Pulwama in #Kashmir and Rajkot in Gujarat.

CBI Additional Director, M. Nageshwar Rao will look after the duties of the Director, CBI till the appointment of a new Director, or until further orders.

Mandate of the Selection Panel headed by PM is limited to appointment of CBI chief, and transfer of CBI chief.  Committee felt that as a detailed investigation, including criminal investigation, was necessary, Verma's continuation as CBI Director was not desirable.

The Selection Panel has recommended the transfer of Alok Verma as CBI Chief. The ACC has subsequently posted Alok Verma as DG, Fire Services, Civil Defence, and Home Guards.

Paytm India- Australia series set to be played in India from February 24 to March 13. The series will comprise two T20Is and five ODIs.

#InternationalKiteFestival 2019, held in Surat yesterday(9 jan 2019).

Parliament passes bill granting 10% quota to economically-weaker sections of general category.

Rajya Sabha passes the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 165 'ayes'. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society.

The first India-Central Asia Dialogue will be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on January 12 and 13, and will be co-chaired by EAM Sushma Swaraj and her Uzbekistan counterpart, Abdulaziz Kamilov.

Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal has quit the government service in protest against the "unabated killings" in Kashmir and "lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union government".

According to the World Bank, India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow at 7.3 per cent during the ongoing financial year (2018-19).

Global GDP seen slowing to 2.9% in 2019, US 2.5%, World Bank says; cuts global growth forecast amid US-China trade conflict.

Lok Sabha passes Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 323 'ayes'. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society in higher educational institutions.

The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 has been passed in Lok Sabha.

RBI appoints Nandan Nilekani as chairman of high-level committee to assess the digitisation of payments in India.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announces cash awards after India wins Test series against Australia. For all Test team members-Bonuses will be equivalent to actual match-fee payable,which is Rs.15 lakhs per match for playing XI. Rs. 7.5 lakhs per match for reserve players. Rs. 25 lakhs each for the Coaches. For Team India Support Staff (non-coaching), bonuses will be equivalent to the pro-rata salary/professional fee. The Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administrators.

Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director after setting aside the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) October 23 order.

Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth time.

The growth in GDP during 2018-19 is estimated at 7.2 percent as compared to the growth rate of 6.7 percent in 2017-18.

The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed by Lok Sabha.

10 percent reservation approved by Union Cabinet for economically weaker upper caste sections. Reservation approved in Govt jobs and education.

Direct Tax Collections for FY 2018-19 up to December 2018 are at Rs 8.74 lakh crore which is 14.1% higher than the gross collections for the corresponding period of last year. Refunds amounting to Rs.1.30 lakh crore have been issued during April-December 2018.

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