1. National Health Authority gets Cabinet nod
• Now NHA board will be chaired by Health and Family Welfare Minister
2. Teacher Education bill 2018 has been passed by Parliament
• Date- 03rd January 2019
• Was introduced in Lok Sabha in 2017
3. Qatar will cease to be a member of OPEC
• Due to diplomatic and economic blockade by Gulf neighbours and Arab states.
4. Jayanta Kumar won ‘National Geospatial Award’
5. Justice Asif appointed as new CJ of Pakistan
• Replacing Saqib Nisar
6. P K Singh appointed CCI secretary
• Former law adviser of CCI
7. Saurabh Kumar is the new Chairman of OFB
8. Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar passes away
• Died due to age-related ailments in Mumbai.
• Awarded by Padma Shri and Dronacharya Award in 2010 and 1990 respectively.
9. Kannada actor C H Loknath passes away
• Was addressed as Uncle Alok Nath by fans
10. Entire Nagaland declared ‘disturbed area’ under AFSPA
• Sustain up to June 2019
11. Port Blair Airport declared as an authorized Immigration Check post