27th January 2019 Current Affairs

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National (21st January -26th January)

  • Inter-state bridge in J-K to be inaugurated
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu Presented Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards and SAGY Awards
  • PM Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort
  • Piyush Goyal Named Interim Finance Minister
  • South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to be Chief Guest at 2019 R-Day Parade

International (21st January -26th January)

  • Rio de Janeiro will be World Capital of Architecture for 2020: UNESCO
  • Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven Reelected For Second Term
  • Nigeria’s new outbreak of Lassa fever kills 16
  • Venezuela Breaks Off Diplomatic Ties with the US
  • Sultan Abdullah named as King of Malaysia
  • Pak declares Sugarcane juice as national drink

Economy and Business (21st January -26th January)

  • Nepal’s Central Bank Announces Ban of Indian Notes Above Rs100
  • WEF’s annual meeting begins in Davos
  • BSNL, French firm join hands to offer data services through SMS

Sports (21st January -26th January)

  • Ankita Raina wins ITF’s tournament in Singapore
  • Virat Kohli named Captain of ICC’s Test, ODI teams of Year
  • BCCI announces a bonus of Rs 20 lakh each for senior selection committee members
  • Mohammed Shami becomes the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets
  • Johan Botha retires from all forms of cricket

Awards (21st January -26th January)

  • Ranjani Murali wins ‘Woman’s Voice Award’
  • President Ram Nath Kovind Confers Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019
  • Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani to be conferred with Ashok Chakra
  • Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika awarded Bharat Ratna
  • Government institutes Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar

Appointments (21st January -26th January)

  • RBI Approves Appointment of V Vaidyanathan as MD, CEO of IDFC First Bank
  • Ravneet Gill To Replace Rana Kapoor as Yes Bank MD and CEO
  • PNB: Agyey Kumar joins as Executive Director
  • Parthasarathi Mukherjee to head Lakshmi Vilas Bank for another two years
  • Karthyani appointed as Goodwill Ambassador
  • Ronojoy Dutta named new Indigo CEO

Important Days (21st January -26th January)

  • National Girl Child Day being observed on 24th January
  • National Voters’ Day celebrated across the country on 25th January

Science and Tech (21st January -26th January)

  • ISRO’s first mission of 2019 to put military satellite Microsat-R in space
  • Technology Mission Centre launched by govt
  • Opportunity rover completes 15 years on Mars

Defence (21st January -26th January)

  • Indian Navy begins coastal defence exercise off the Indian coast
  • Israel, US successfully test ‘Arrow 3’ system
  • IAFTX 2019: India Africa Field Training Exercise Held in Pune
  • Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba commissions new Naval Air Base INS Kohassa

Obituaries (21st January -26th January)

  • Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami passes away
  • Nagendra Jamatia passed away
  • Former India hockey player Raghbir Bhola passes away
  • Senior journalist Gopinath Kochattil passes away
  • Krishna Sobti, a legendary Hindi writer, passes away

States (21st January -26th January)

  • ASI finds 2,300-year-old artefacts in Odisha
  • Odisha Government hikes Old-Age Pension
  • Arunachal Government declares Pakke Hornbill fest as ‘State Festival’
  • ‘Joymati Bahini’ launched in Guwahati
  • Bihar top state in terms of GDP growth in FY18: Crisil report
  • D N Chakraborty gets journalism award

Miscellaneous (21st January -26th January)

  • UK Sinha-Headed Working Group to Suggest Suitable Framework
  • Jallikattu event enters world record
  • JNPT Becomes Only Indian Port to Be Listed Amongst World’s Top 30 Container Ports
  • India-set short film ‘Period. End of Sentence’ gets Oscars nomination
  • Government launches new norms for JSS

Agreements (21st January -26th January)

  • India & China sign protocol for tobacco export
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of domestic workers

 

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1. PM Modi inaugurated Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum in which city?

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PM Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort in New Delhi.

2. Which country breaked off diplomatic ties with the US?

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Venezuela Breaks Off Diplomatic Ties with the US

3. Which country has announced ban of Indian notes above Rs100?

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Nepal’s Central Bank Announces Ban of Indian Notes Above Rs100

4. Who has been named as captain of ICC's Test & ODI teams of Year?

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Virat Kohli named Captain of ICC's Test, ODI teams of Year

5. Who is winner of Woman’s Voice Award?

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Ranjani Murali wins ‘Woman’s Voice Award’

6. Who has been named as new CEO of Indigo?

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Ronojoy Dutta named new Indigo CEO

7. Which day National Voters’ Day celebrated across the country?

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National Voters’ Day celebrated across the country on 25th January

8. Opportunity rover completed its 15 years on which planet?

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Opportunity rover completes 15 years on Mars.

9. IAFTX 2019 is a Field Training Exercise between.......

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IAFTX 2019: India Africa Field Training Exercise Held in Pune

10. Krishna Sobti has passed away. He was a legendary.....

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Krishna Sobti, a legendary Hindi writer, passes away

11. Which state is top state in terms of GDP growth in FY18: Crisil report?

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Bihar top state in terms of GDP growth in FY18: Crisil report

12. Which Indian short film has been shortlisted for Oscars nomination?

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India-set short film 'Period. End of Sentence' gets Oscars nomination

13. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of.........

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of domestic workers

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