1. National Voters’ Day 2019 observed in India
  2. On the eve of the 70th Republic Day, former President Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and musician Dr. Bhupen Hazarika have been awarded the Bharat Ratna. “The President has been pleased to award Bharat Ratna to Shri Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously), Dr Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously) and Shri Pranab Mukherjee,
  3. ISRO launches Kalamsat, Microsat-R satellites on PSLV-C44 rocket
  4. WCD Ministry observes National Girl Child Day 2019; marks anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
  5. PM Narendra Modi launches Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana
  6. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort
  7. 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: India, Mauritius agree upon partnership in various sectors
  8. Indu Shekhar Jha took oath as Member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
  9. President Ram Nath Kovind confers Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019
  10. The National Women’s Party which has been formed with the motto of women empowerment was launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra on January 21, 2019. The party has been founded by Dr Swetha Shetty, a medical practitioner-cum- activist from Hyderabad, who would also serve as its President.
  11. Vice President presents Chhatra Vishwakarma, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana awards
  12. Virat Kohli named ICC Test, ODI Player and Cricketer of the year 2018
  13. World Economic Forum 2019 begins in Davos
  14. Bharat Ratna CNR Rao chosen for first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials
  15. India likely to surpass UK in world’s largest economy rankings: PwC
  16. Indians over 65 and under 15 years can use Aadhaar Card to visit Nepal, Bhutan
  17. Rio de Janeiro named as first World Capital of Architecture for 2020
  18. Defence Minister launches India’s second defence industrial corridor
  19. PM Narendra Modi launches National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai
  20. Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian athlete to be nominated in Laureus World Comeback of Year Award
  21. PM Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019
  22. Naval Air Station Shibpur will be commissioned as INS Kohassa by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba on January 24, 2019. The move is being undertaken to enhance the operational capability of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
  23. India’s Satyarup becomes world’s youngest mountaineer to climb 7 peaks, 7 volcano summits
  24. The Election Commission of India on January 16, 2019 launched Voter Awareness Forum in New New Delhi. The key objective of the Voter Awareness Forums is to promote informed and ethical electoral participation, beginning from the first step, which is voter registration.
  25. The 2018 Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred on Yohei Sasakawa, who is at the forefront of many philanthropic initiatives. His compassionate nature can be seen in the manner in which he has worked to eliminate leprosy in India.
  26. Government launches two national science channels DD Science, India Science
  27. Government launches ‘Womaniya on Government e Marketplace’ initiative  . The Womaniya homepage (gem.gov.in/womaniya) will inform procurement officers in various government ministries, departments and CPSEs about the drive to promote procurement of common use goods and services from women entrepreneurs.
  28. Kumbh Mela 2019: World’s largest religious and cultural human congregation begins in UP
  29. Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019: 10% reservation for economically weak in general category comes into force
  30. Puducherry to ban single-use plastic from March 1
  31. PM Narendra Modi conferred with first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award
  32. PM Modi releases commemorative coin and stamp on Guru Gobind Singh ji
  33. Gujarat becomes first state to implement 10 per cent quota for EWS in general category
  34. Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri receive honorary membership of Sydney Cricket Ground
  35. Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri receive honorary membership of Sydney Cricket Six states – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand signed an agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project on January 11. The project is aimed at meeting the drinking water needs of these states.
  36. The Union Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched the National Clean Air Programme, a time-bound national level strategy for pan India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner.
  37. ‘Magnificent Mary’ became the most successful boxer in world championships history when she claimed the 48kg category top honours in November 2018, her unprecedented sixth world title triumph
  38. India set to become third-largest consumer market: WEF
  39. RBI forms Nandan Nilekani led Committee to boost digital payments
  40. The Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.
  41. Lok Sabha passes DNA (Use and Application) Technology Regulation Bill
  42. Lok Sabha passes bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce
  43. 2019 Golden Globe Awards: Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Picture Drama
  44. Government launches nationwide cleanliness survey ‘Swachh Survekshan 2019’
  45. Saubhagya Scheme: Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang District achieves 100% electrification
  46. Parliament passes National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The bill aims to grant retrospective recognition to Central and State institutions which had conducted teacher education courses without approval by the Council. This will ensure that the future of about 17 thousand students having degrees from such institutions is secured.
  47. Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and SA assume charge as Non-Permanent Members of UN Security Council
  48. PM Modi’s visit to Andamans: Three islands in Andaman and Nicobar renamed after Netaji Subash Chandra Bose
  49. Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to score century in 100th ODI
  50. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament on January 3, 2019 received the assent of the President of India on January 10. It has now been notified in the Gazette of India.
  51. Nagaland becomes first north-eastern state to launch single emergency number ‘112’
  52. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed globally on December 3, 2018 with the theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The theme focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  53. Sunil Arora has assumed charge as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner of India succeeding O P Rawat, who demitted the office on December 1, 2018 after completing his tenure. The 62-year-old Arora was appointed to the Election Commission on August 31, 2017.