Daily Current Affairs 15th January 2019 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 15th January 2019 For All Government Examinations
Daily Current Affairs 15th January 2019 For All Government Examinations


Daily Current Affairs 15th January 2019 For All Government Examinations

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First-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award entitled to PM Narendra Modi


The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award, in New Delhi.

The Award focuses on the triple bottom-line of People, Profit and Planet. It will be offered annually to the leader of a Nation.

PM Narendra Modi is selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country.


During his regime, India is identified as the Centre for Innovation and Value Added Manufacturing (Make in India), and a global hub for professional services such as Information Technology, Accounting and Finance.

His visionary leadership has also resulted in the Digital Revolution (Digital India), including the Unique Identification Number, Aadhaar, for social benefits and financial inclusion.

It is enabling entrepreneurship, ease of doing business, and creating a 21st century infrastructure for India.” 

This award is given in remembrance of works and contribution done by Prof. Philip Kotler is a world renowned Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management...........Read More


“Womaniya on GeM” launched by Government e Marketplace [GeM]

The Commerce Ministry announced that the Government e Marketplace [GeM] launched “Womaniya on GeM” initiative to enable women entrepreneurs and women self-help groups [WSHGs] to sell handicrafts and handloom, accessories, etc. directly to various Government ministries, departments and institutions.


CEO GeM,S Radha Chauhan, launched a 3-minute video to highlight the essence and benefits of the Womaniya initiative. She stressed the fact that Nearly 80 percent women-owned establishments are self-financed.

More than 60 percent of 8 million units are owned and or led by women entrepreneurs from socially-challenged sections of the society.

 Economic empowerment of women is a step in the direction of poverty alleviation.

Artist Anukta M Ghosh’s artwork “Magan”, an illustration of women empowerment and grace, is the face of Womaniya on GeM.

The initiative aligns with Government’s initiatives for MSMEs, especially to reserve 3 percent in government procurement from women entrepreneurs.............Read More


Minister Harshvardhan launches special weather services for Kumbh Mela

Union Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a special weather service for the Kumbh Mela, which includes setting up of four automatic weather stations (AWS), the special weather services for the benefit of people visiting Prayagraj during Kumbh Melaat a function in New Delhi.

The service will provide information of the prevailing weather and forecasts for next 3 days through four Automatic Weather stations (AWS).



The observation sites are distributed in all four directions within the radius of 5-10 kilometres and are located at the Allahabad University, Delhi Public SchoolG B Panth Institute of Social Science and Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS).
mobile application named “Kumbh Mela Weather Service” was also launched to inform about the live weather information (temperature, humidity, rainfall and winds) and warnings if any for Prayagraj for next 3 days as observed in all the AWS sites.........Read More


Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s 2-day visit to Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC)

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman embarked on her 2-day visit to Andaman & Nicobar islands. The Defence Minister is on a two day visit to Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) on 13 & 14 Jan 2019.

She was received by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command at INS Utkrosh.

This was her second visit to the Command, she will be reviewing its operational preparedness and infrastructural developments of the outlying units of ANC.


The Defence Minister will witness an operational exercise involving all the forces of the Command, off Campbell Bay in the Great Nicobar Island on 14 Jan 2019.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also inaugurating the second phase of Married Accommodation Project (MAP) consisting of 868 dwelling units for troops of ANC at Brichgunj Military Station...........Read More


Gujarat becomes 1st state to implement 10% quota to EWS (Economically Weaker sections)

Gujarat Government has announced that the benefits of 10 per cent quota for Economically Weaker Sections of general category in educational institutions and government jobs will be applicable from 14th January 2019 midnight tonight.


Gujarat becomes the first state in the country to implement 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically weaker sections in the general category.


It will be implemented in all ongoing recruitment processes including where only an Advertisement has been published and a first stage of examination is yet to be held........Read More

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