Category: Current Affairs English

Current Affairs – July, 2019

 

 CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2019
Awards

The DD News cameraman who has been posthumously awarded the Narad Samman 2019 by the Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra – Achyutananda Sahu

Defence

The 100th warship of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata which was commissioned into the Indian Navy is named – IN LCU L-56

 

The theme of Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019 observed on July 26 to commemorate India’s victory in 1999 – Remember,

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Current Affairs – June, 2019

 Awards

The former Tribune journalist, at present with Huffington Post who has been awarded the prestigious RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’ for her far-reaching expose during Calendar 2018 on the functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of Indian (UIDAI) and its Aadhar data cache – Rachna Khaira

The Bengaluru based NGO which has been chosen for the BBC World Service Global Champion Award – Akshaya Patra

The former Indian President who has been conferred the Order of the Aztec Eagle (the highest civilian award to foreigners) by Mexico – Mrs.

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Current Affairs – May, 2019

AWARDS

  • The Omani writer and academic who has been chosen for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for her book Celestial Bodies – Jokha al-Harthi
  •  The country which has conferred its highest civilian honour named Zayed Medal upon the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – UAE
  • The former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation who has been conferred France’s highest civilian award Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour – Dr.

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Current Affairs – April, 2019

AWARDS

  • The Indian writer who has been awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 for his literary novel Solo – Rana Dasgupta
  • The journalist of Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper who has been awarded the 71st World Press Freedom Hero Award by the International Press Institute, Vienna (Austria) – Cyril Almeida
  • The Reuters reporters at present imprisoned in Myanmar, who have been awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 – Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone
  • The Telugu poet who has been awarded the Saraswati Samman 2018 for his collection of poetry Pakkaki Ottigilite by the KK Birla Foundation – K Siva Reddy
  • The highest civilian award of Russia which has been awarded to the Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi – Order of the St Andrew,

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Current Affairs – March, 2019

The Indian economist who has been conferred the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian LibrariesAmartya Sen
The American mathematician who has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, also known as the Nobel for mathematicsKaren Uhlenbeck
The Indian writer who has been awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize by the Yale University,

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Current Affairs – February, 2019

Defence

  • The place in Maharashtra where the Indian Army conducted its annual artillery fire power exercise Topchi – Deolali
  • The five-day multinational maritime exercise conducted at Karachi, Pakistan with participation of 46 countries and slogan “Together for Peace” – Aman-19
  • The multinational training exercise held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19 in the Western Indian Ocean with participation from USA, India, Netherlands and several East African countries was named – CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19

Persons

  • The former Chairman of Railway Board who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India – Shri Ashwani Lohani
  • The new Chairman of CBDT appointed to replace Shri Sushil Chandra who has taken over as Election Commissioner – Shri Pramod Kumar Mody
  • The American economist who has been nominated by the US President to be the next World Bank President – David Malpass
  • The new Director of Central Bureau of Investigation,

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Current Affairs – January, 2019

Awards & Honours

  • The Union Minister who has been awarded the Carnot Prize 2018 by the University of Pennsylvania, USA – Piyush Goyal
  • The noted Gujarati poet who has been awarded the Saraswati Samman 2017 by the KK Birla Foundation for his collection named Vakhar – Sitanshu Yashashchandra
  • The organisation which has been awarded the Exhibitor of the Year Award at the 106th Indian Science Congress held at Lovely Professional
    University – DRDO

 

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Current Affairs – December, 2018

  • NITI Aayog to begin a series of Development Dialogues to engage experts, thought
    leaders and government stakeholders across key avenues of long-term social and
    economic development. The first event shall be a conference on “Health Systems for A New India: Building Blocks” on November 30. The conference will feature senior government functionaries, and eminent national and international experts in the healthcare space.
  • Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated Global Agriculture and
    Food Summit 2018 in Ranchi,

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Current Affairs – November, 2018

Awards

  • The Indian businessman and founder of Wipro who has been conferred the highest French civilian distinction Chevalier de la Legion d’ Honneur for his contribution to information technology industry in India – Aziz Premji
  • The veteran journalist and Chairman of Hindu group of publications who has been chosen for the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award 2018 by the Press Council of India – N Ram
  • The environmental NGO founded by Anil Kumar Agarwal which has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace,

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