TNPSC Current Affairs 2019 in English 26.01.2019 –Download as PDF

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jan 26 current affairs

January 26 – 70th Republic Day

  • 70th Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm across the Country. The main function was organized at Rajpath in the National Capital. President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the Tricolour and took the salute of the parade. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was the Chief Guest at the Parade this year.

Telangana Women and Child Welfare Department organized National Girl Child Day

Telangana Women and Child Welfare Department and IMA jointly organized the occasion of National Girl Child Day on 24th January 2019. Collector M. Ram Mohan Rao, in his speech, said discrimination against girls/women persists at many places, despite the changes that the society has been witnessing in recent times. He also said women were at the helm of affairs in several fields, fighting discrimination at all levels. New opportunities must be created for women in all fields.

MP announces employment scheme for urban poor youth

On the occasion of Republic Day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced the launch of the ‘Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ for youths from the economically weaker sections in urban areas.

  • Under this scheme, 100 days of employment will be provided to youths from economically weaker sections in urban areas. They will also be given skill training. While those in rural areas get employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), the urban poor youth are left out. This scheme will effectively cover them.

WHO lists 10 threats to global health in 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed out 10 global health threats for 2019, adding that millions of lives will be at risk if these threats are not addressed. According to the WHO, the plan focuses on a triple billion target that includes ensuring 1 billion more people benefiting from access to universal health coverage, 1 billion more people being protected from health emergencies and 1 billion more people enjoying better health and well-being.

Sahitya Akademi Award Winning Bengali Writer Atin Bandyopadhyay Passes Away

Sahitya Akademi award winning Bengali writer Atin Bandyopadhyay passed away of brain stroke. Bandyopadhyay, who was 85 was born in Dhaka in then undivided Bengal and had taken up various jobs as a sailor, school teacher, factory manager, journalist to finally became a writer. Winner of 2001 Sahitya Akademi award for his compilation of short stories Panchayati Galpo, Bandyopadhyay had also penned popular fiction pieces like Nilkantha Pakhir Khonje, Aloukik Jaljaan, Nil Timi, Ekti Jaler Rekha in his illustrious career spanning over decades.
Niagara Falls region freezes as storm system sweeps through North America
One of the biggest waterfalls, Niagara Falls frozen out due to extreme weather conditions. The winter storm that has blanketed the Midwest in snow and turned the Northeast into a deep freezer has now brought the falls’ rushing waters to a halt in places. The Niagara Falls region is expected to be coated in the snow for the next few days, with the area bracing for more storms. About 2 to 5 centimeters of snow, considered light snow by the Canadian weather bureau, was forecast, along with temperatures that felt like -5 degrees Celsius. The icy vista was a weather system moving over North America from west to east, which the

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

I&B Ministry to increase advertisement rates by 11% to private TV channels

  • Information and Broadcasting Ministry has decided to revise the advertisement rates offered by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) to private TV channels.
  • The revised rates have been announced on the basis of a Review Committee constituted by the Ministry which submitted its report on 1st of this month.

Tamil Nadu State government bagged awards for BBBP scheme

The Tamil Nadu State government bagged two awards for its performance pertaining to the Union government’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme at the National Girl Child Day celebrations in New Delhi. Maneka Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child Development, presented the awards. While one award was for the State’s performance, the other was for Tiruvannamalai district.
INTERNATIONAL

China to become world’s biggest retail market in 2019: Research firms eMarket

China is poised to become the world’s top retail market in 2019, displacing the US. China’s retail sales this year will surpass that of the US by more than $100 billion, according to eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail and ecommerce forecast. 

AWARDS

  • Bharat Ratna Award – Social activist Nanaji Deshmukh, Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika and former President Pranab Mukherjee
  • Ashoka Chakra award[India’s highest peacetime gallantry award] – Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani of J&K [posthumously]
  • Kirti Chakra award – Major Tushar Gauba

SPORTS

Australian Open Tennis

  • In the Women’s Singles Final of the Australian Open, the first major of the season, at Melbourne, Osaka, seeded fourth, defeated eighth-placed Czech Petra Kvitova, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
  • Japan’s Naomi Osaka has become the first player since 2001 to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles.
  • Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal of Spain in the Single’s finals of tothe urnament.

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