TNPSC Current Affairs 2019 in English 29.01.2019 –Download as PDF

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Country’s second tulip garden to be built in Uttarakhand

The government of Uttarakhand has obtained the permission to develop the tulip garden over 50 hectares of forest land in Pithoragarh district at a cost of Rs 50 crore. It will be the second Tulip garden in the country after the one located in Srinagar of Jammu and Kashmir.

India’s 1st Geographical Indication Store opened in Goa

Union Civil Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated India’s 1st Geographical Indication store at Goa International Airport in Dabolim. The store is located on the first floor on Departure Terminal, and jointly set up by Airports Authority of India and The Cashew Export Promotional Council of India. 

Haj GST reduced to 5 percent

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that GST on Haj has been reduced from 18% to 5% and this will significantly lower the airfare thus saving Haj pilgrims’ Rs.113 crore in 2019. Mr. Naqvi also stated that for the first time since the independence 2,340 women from India will go on 2019 Haj without Mehram.
Telangana government to monitor the forest cover using NRSAs data
As a measure to save the forest, the Telangana government has decided to monitor the forest cover continuously. For this, the State Government is planning to utilize satellite imagery. The State has accordingly roped in the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) for providing high-resolution satellite images to enable it to keep a tab on encroachments, if any, in the forest areas.
India to participate in the International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2021
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.  India would be participating in the PISA assessment in 2012. India participated in PISA 2009.

India replaces Japan to become the 2nd top steel producer in the world

India has replaced Japan as world’s second largest steel producing country, while China is the largest producer of crude steel accounting for more than 51 per cent of production, according to World Steel Association (worldsteel).


Community Radio Awareness workshop

  • Shri Ajay Kumar Gupta, Secretary Power and Civil Supplies, Andaman and Nicobar Administration inaugurated Community Radio Awareness workshop in the conference hall of the TSG Emerald View in Port Blair.
  • The Workshop is being organized by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in partnership with Seeking Modern Applications For Real Transformation (SMART).

‘Bharat Yatra’

  • The Swasth Bharat Yatra, the world’s biggest cyclothon to push people to eat right, culminated in New Delhi. The campaign was flagged-off on 16th October last year on the occasion of World Food Day. Message – ‘Eat Safe, Eat Healthy and Eat Fortified’.     


Rayudu banned from bowling in international cricket

India’s Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after the part-timer’s action was reported during the first ODI against Australia earlier this month.

India Vs New Zealand Women ODI Series

  • India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the second ODI. India have now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series.


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