January 2019

Governance (January 31 2019)

India stood at 78 globally, according to the annual index by global watchdog Transparency International.

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Tourism (January 30 2019)

India received the Award of Excellence for 'Best in Show' at the recently concluded New York Times Travel Show 2019, the largest travel show in North America, held from 25th - 27th January in New York, USA.

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Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (January 29 2019)

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was awarded First Prize for its Tableau, ‘Kisan Gandhi’ in the Republic Day Parade - 2019.

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National (January 28 2019)

Republic day 2019 in India is being celebrated on 26th of January. In 2019, India is celebrating its 70th Republic Day. First Republic Day of India was celebrated in 1950.

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Defence (January 25 2019)

Ship launched Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) has been successfully test fired from INS Chennai against an incoming aerial target flying at low altitude

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Space (January 24 2019)

Indian Space Research Organisation's first mission of 2019 will put into space a 130-kg military imaging satellite, Microsat-R.

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Sustainable Development (January 23 2019)

The Status Paper and Way Forward on Resource Efficiency & Circular Economy and Four Sectoral Strategy Papers on Resource Efficiency on Steel, Aluminium, Construction & Demolition Waste, Secondary Materials Management in Electrical & Electronics Sector

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Environment Conservation (January 22 2019)

Indian firms are importing plastic scraps from China, Italy, Japan and Malawi for recycling and the imports of PET bottle scrap & flakes has increased from 12,000 tonnes in FY 16-17 to 48,000 tonnes in FY 17-18

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Science and Technology (January 21 2019)

ISRO is launching a 1 month Young Scientists program, under this program, 3 students from each state will be selected, they will be taught & given access to research & development labs giving them practical experience in building satellites.

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Science and Technology (January 18 2019)

The 46th flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) will launch Microsat-R and Kalamsat from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota

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Education (January 17 2019)

The Annual Status of Education, ASER report by the NGO Pratham which measures the learning outcomes has been released.

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Defence (January 16 2019)

Chandimandir Cantonment - Chandi Mandir Cantonment is a military station of the Indian Army located in Panchkula district at the foot of the Sivalik Hills adjoining Panchkula city in Haryana.

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Science and Technology (January 15 2019)

ISRO is working on reusable launch technology for using the first and second stages of a rocket multiple times. To master this technology, ISRO will conduct an advanced version of the reusable launch technology test in June-July

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Culture (January 14 2019)

His birthday sometimes falls either in December or January or even both months in the Gregorian calendar. The annual celebration of the Guru's birthday is based on the Nanakshahi calendar.

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Social Issues (January 12 2019)

It is also known as Yuva Diwas and is celebrated every year on 12th January to create awareness amongst the people, youth about the importance of Rights in India.

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Social Issues (January 11 2019)

The 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fourth of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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Governance/Constitution/Polity (January 10 2019)

Parliament cleared the Constitutional Amendment Bill guaranteeing 10% quota in education and employment to economically weaker sections in the general category, following an approval by the Rajya Sabha.

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Internal Security (January 9 2019)

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, that seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Internal Security (January 8 2019)

The Centre has set up a high-level committee headed by former IAS officer M.P. Bezbaruah to assess the appropriate level of reservation of seats in the Assam Assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people, besides providing employment opportunities.

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Infrastructure Development (January 7 2019)

Prime Minister laid the Foundation Stone for the revival of North Koel (Mandal Dam) project. The North Koel (Mandal Dam) project has remained incomplete for nearly 47 years.

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Science and Technology (January 4 2019)

A Chinese space probe touched down on the far side of the moon. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the “soft landing” and transmitted the first-ever “close range” image of the far side of the moon

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Science and Technology (January 3 2019)

An outreach programme has been launched by ISRO called Samwad with Students. The aim of this programme is to motivate young Indian and tapping their scientific potential.

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Environment Conservation (January 2 2019)

A distinctly dark large bird – the Cinereous vulture, with a blacked-tipped pink beak – migrates from the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia to warmer places, including India during the winter

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