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Who was conferred with the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army for his military
prowess and contribution to fostering Nepal’s long and friendly association with India, on
12 January 2019?
On 12 January 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the honorary rank of
General of the Indian Army to General Purna Chandra Thapa, the Army Chief of Nepal.
He was honoured with honorary rank of General of the Indian Army for his military
prowess and contribution to fostering Nepal’s long and friendly association with
He became Nepal Army Chief in September 2018.
Which of the following Bill would grant recognition to trade unions and check arbitrary nomination by the government?
Centre introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Trade Unions Act, 1926. The Bill would grant recognition to trade unions, ensure representation of workers in tripartite bodies and check arbitrary nomination by the government.
With which country has the Union Cabinet authorised Reserve Bank of India to sign the
bilateral currency swap arrangement on 10 January 2019?
On 10 January 2019, the Union Cabinet approved the bilateral currency swap
arrangement between India and Japan.
It authorised the Reserve Bank of India to sign the deal with the Bank of Japan for a
maximum amount of $75 billion.
The arrangement will bring stability to foreign exchange and capital markets in India.
It will also help in maintaining an appropriate level of balance of payments.
Who breaks Bishan Bedis 44-year old record in Ranji Trophy?
The Union Cabinet approved the Signing of Terms of Reference (TOR) between India
and Swaziland (Eswatini) on 10 January 2019.
The TOR will govern a designated Indian Expert who will provide tax assistance to
Swaziland under the Tax Inspectors Without Borders Programme (TIWB).
TIWB is a joint programme of UNDP and OECD.
TIWB aims to strengthen the tax administrations of developing countries.
The three-day 'Bengal Fish Fest 2019' was inaugurated in Kolkata on 11 January
The festival is organised by the West Bengal's fisheries department.
The aim of the festival is to make the people aware of the achievement of the state
government in the area of fisheries.
The festival gives a platform for showcasing the policies that helped in the
improvement of fish production.
National Consultation on Child Protection Held in -----
The government of Odisha launched the 'Ama Ghare LED' scheme on 11 January
Under the scheme, about 95 lakh families in the state will each get four LED bulbs
free of cost.
The LED bulbs (9-watt each) will be distributed to the beneficiaries registered under
the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the State Food Security Scheme (SFSC).
Who has been appointed as the Secretary-General of National Human Rights Commission
(NHRC) on 11 January 2019?
The Government of India appointed Jaideep Govind as Secretary-General of National
Human Rights Commission (*NHRC) on 11 January 2019.
He is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre
At present, he is the Special Secretary and Financial Adviser in Ministry of Rural
Retired Justice HL Dattu is the Chairperson of NHRC