Current Affairs One Liners
Union Minister for Commerce and Industries, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo - 2019 in Mumbai on January 17, 2019. The India Rubber Expo is Asia's largest rubber expo. The event offers a unique opportunity for Indian companies to meet and collaborate with overseas companies.
In Rajasthan, senior leader of Congress and former Central Minister C.P Joshi was elected as Speaker of the 15th Legislative Assembly. Leader of the Rajasthan house, Ashok Gehlot proposed Joshi’s name for the speaker which was seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, leader of opposition Gulab Chand Katariya, and leaders of other parties.
71st Army Day was celebrated across India on January 15, 2019 to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) KM Carriappa took over the command of Indian Army from General Sir FRR Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army.
The main camera onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been shut down after it encountered a hardware problem. The camera was installed by spacewalking astronauts during Servicing Mission 4 in 2009. Hubble is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, providing an unobstructed view into the universe.
Sacked CBI Chief, Alok Verma announced his resignation from service, refusing to take charge of the new role as DG, Fire Services. The move comes a day after a high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed him from the post of CBI Director in a 2:1 vote.
ISRO has announced that it is well prepared to meet the targets of launching Gaganyaan manned mission to outer space by December 2021. The space agency is also conceiving a mission to Venus by 2023.
The Supreme Court of India has fixed the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute case for January 29, 2019. The Constitution Bench hearing the case is to be reconstituted after Justice UU Lalit recused himself from the case.
The Supreme Court has set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute case. The bench will be headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprise of Justices S A Bobde, N V Ramana, U U Lalit and D Y Chandrachud.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) imposed a ban on single-use plastic items at its 129 airports across the country. The Authority undertook various steps to eliminate single-use plastic items at passenger terminals and city side. These steps include banning of single-use plastic items like straws, plastic cutlery, plastic plates etc.
The North Central Railway, NCR has launched a mobile application to help people navigate through Prayagraj city during Kumbh Mela starting from January 15. The app will also provide information regarding all the 'Mela special' trains that will run during the period.