Top Current Affairs of January 18, 2019 – Prelims 2019


Important Current Affairs of January 18, 2019 taken from The Hindu newspaper & PIB.

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10% quota for EWS from 2019-20

From 2019-20 session the newly formed 10% Quota for Economically Weaker Section of General Category will be implemented.

The 2019-20 academic session will see the implementation of this 10% Quota of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in General category.

This quota will be over and above 50% reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes, taking the total reservation to 60 per cent.

This 10% quota for EWS will also be implemented in private institutions.

Current Affairs January 18

Gukesh becomes the Worlds second youngest grandmaster

D Gukesh becomes the second youngest Grand Master (GM) in the worlds in Chess.

D Gukesh is the youngest Indian to achieve the feat at age of 12 years and 7 months.

He achieved the feat in the ongoing 17th Delhi International Open Chess tournament in Delhi. D gukesh is now India’s 59th Grand Master.

Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine currently holds the record of being the youngest grandmaster.

Current Affairs January 18

Mount Sidley conquered by Indian

Current Affairs January 18

Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta at 35 years of age scaled the Antartica’s highest point, Mount Sidley.

He becomes the World’s Youngest To Climb 7 Volcanic Peaks.

Last year in 2018, Satyarup Siddhanta climbed highest volcanic peak Pico de Orizaba in North America.

Mount Sidley

Mount Sidley is the highest dormant volcano in Antarctica.

Mount Sidley was first climbed in 1990 by Bill Atkinson. He was from New Zealand.

Current Affairs January 18

Eklavya Model Residential Schools

Indian Government has decided to set up 460 more Eklavya Model Residential Schools across the country.

Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) is a Government of India initiative / scheme for Indian tribals.

It is a model residential school for Scheduled Tribes across India.

Most number of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (10) are in Odisha.



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