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Top Weekly Current Affairs – Jan 13 to Jan 18, 2019, for Bank and Government Exams

Current Affairs – Jan 13 to Jan 18, 2019

In this blog, All the Top Weekly Current Affairs – Jan 13 to Jan 18, 2019, for your General Awareness and Current Affairs preparation for Bank and Government exams

1) With 111 medals in its kitty with 37 gold, 31 silver and 43 bronze, Maharashtra tops the medal tally at the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune.

2) The GST Council raised the annual turnover limit under which companies would be exempt from GST to ₹40 lakh for most States and ₹20 lakh for the North Eastern and hill states, from the earlier limit of ₹20 lakh and ₹10 lakh, respectively.

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3) Gujarat Government has announced that the benefits of 10% quota for Economically Weaker sections of the general category in educational institutions. The new quota will be applicable only for which the announcement for jobs.

4) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and IMD have developed a Mobile App called “DAMINI” to give alerts on impending lightning activity over a certain area. The DAMINI App is available from Google Stores.

5) A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China’s recent Chang’e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological matter to grow on the Moon. The 1.3-tonne lander, carried the seeds of cotton, oilseed rape, potato among others to form a simple mini biosphere.

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6) At the age of 12 years, seven months and 17 days, D. Gukesh defeated Dinesh Sharma in the ninth round of the Delhi International Open Grandmasters chess tournament for his third and final GM norm to become the youngest Grandmaster in the country.

7) ISRO is scheduled its first satellite mission of 2019, PSLV C-44 which will lift off from the spaceport Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, carrying a student satellite called KalamSAT and an imaging satellite known as Microsat-R.

8) PM Modi recently received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award. The award focuses on the triple-bottom-line of people, profit and planet. Mr Modi was selected for his reinvigorate for the nation in form of digital revolution, linking Unique Identification Number, Aadhaar, for social benefits & financial inclusion.

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9) Indian female wrestler Vinesh Phogat becomes the 1st Indian athlete to receive a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. She won the gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games.

10) Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly & Training programme of ISRO (UNNATI) held in Bengaluru. UNNATI is a capacity building programme on Nanosatellite development, an initiative by ISRO. The programme provides opportunities to the participating developing countries to strengthen in assembling, integrating and testing of Nanosatellite.

 

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