Introduction: This post deals with top 'The Hindu Current Affairs' of  January 2019, These are fully analyzed and every single detail is provided with the exam point of view, All you need to do is go through it and try to read between the lines so that you can come out with your own opinion. 


UAE’s Crown Prince, on a visit of Pakistan
·        UAE’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan is on a visit of Pakistan to meet Pakistan’s, P.M Imran Khan.
·        The crown Prince may announce financial assistance of USD 6.2 billion to Pakistan, as it was discussed between the two countries last week.
·        Notably, Pakistan is suffering from economic crisis and is seeking help from countries with whom it has friendly relations.
·        Last year, in August Pakistan had visited Abu Dhabi twice to seek financial assistance.

Malaysia’s King, Sultan Muhammed V has abdicated
·        Malaysia’s king Sultan Muhammed V has renounced the throne as confirmed by royal officials on  January 6.
·        He becomes the first king of the country to abdicate since it gained independence in 1957.
·        Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, where rulers change in every 5 years.
·        His reign started from December 2016 and ended to January 2019.
·        He was the 15th head of the state.
·        Malaysia-
§  Capital- Kuala Lumpur
§  Currency- Malaysian Ringgit

Railways to check passengers, just like at airports
·         Railways are soon going to seal stations to check passengers just like at airports as announced by the director general of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Arun Kumar.
·         Therefore, passengers will have to reach 20 min. before departure.
·         The access control system will put in various sensitive and large railway stations across the country.
·         Railway Protection Force-
§  Founded-  27 July 1984
§  Governing Body- Ministry of Railways
§  Motto- Service & Loyalty
§  Functions- to ensure the protection of railway passengers, passengers area and railway property of the Indian Railways. It can arrest, investigate & prosecute criminals.

Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu gave away Textile Awards
·        The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has given textile awards to 17 persons for their outstanding contributions in different fields of textile sector.
·        He also presented commemorative stamps on GI (Geographical Indication) registered handicrafts.
·        Ministry of Textiles-
§  Minister- Smriti Zubin Irani

5.5 Magnitude of Earthquake has hit Western Iran
·        5.5 magnitude of earthquake has hit western Iran and has left 31 people injured.
·        In November 2018, 6.3 magnitude of earthquake shook the region by leaving 700 people injured.

Former International Carrom Player Prakash Rele died
·        Former International Carrom player Prakash Rele has passed away on 2 January 2019 due to cardiac arrest.
·        He was 78.
·        He had represented India against Sri Lanka in a test series in 1960.
·        He was the Joint Secretary of the Maharashtra Carrom Association and played a vital role in redrafting the laws of carom.

National Table Tennis Championship began in Cuttack
·         The 80th National Table Tennis Championship has begun in Cuttack.
·         550 players, 35 teams will be participating.
·         The championship is always hosted by the Odissa State Table Tennis Association (OSTTA) in every 18 years.
·         The event will conclude on 9 January 2019.

Bengaluru Bulls becomes the winner of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2018-19
·         Bengaluru Bulls has become the winner of the 6th edition of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League 2018-19.
·         It has won by beating Gujarat Fortunegiants.

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