Professor Najma\nAkhtar named as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia\nUniversity (JMI).Malala\nYusufzai\nPens New Book \u2018We are displaced\u2019 on refugee Girls. Dr.\nManmohan Singh\nis the author of the book \u2018changing India\u2019. Image\nof a crying toddler at US Border won the world press photo award 2019-Veteran\nGetty photographer John Moore.Jailed Reuters\nJournalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo won a Pulitzer prize.The\nUSA and Israel officially quit the UNESCO amid concerns\nthat the organization fosters anti-Israel bias.France introduced a new \u2018GAFA\ntax\u2019 named after the larger internet and technology companies Google,\nApple, Facebook and Amazon to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of\ntaxes on their massive businesses in Europe.Saudi Arabia to host G-20\nsummit in 2020.IIT-Delhi Scientist creates \u2018DotBook\u2019\nIndia\u2019s first Braille laptop.World\u2019s\nfirst television channel\ndedicated to human rights was launched in London by the International\nobservatory of human rights (IOHR).Sikkim\nChief Minister launched \u2018One Family, One Job\u2019 scheme in Rojgar Mela 2019\nto give one state government job to one family.\n\n\n\nRanking Report\n\n\n\nIndia\nranks 140th in UN world happiness report 2019. The\nlist is topped by Finland for second year in a row.India\nranked 140th in world press freedom Index.India\nranked at 41st at the 11th edition of EIU\ndemocracy index 2018, Norway topped the Index: Economist Intelligent Unit\nreport.Singapore\u2019s\nchange airport\nhas been crowned the world\u2019s best aviation hub for the 7th\ntime while New Delhi\u2019s IGI airport at number 59 according to the\nskytrax world airport awards.As per air quality in\nIndia, 2014-19 report, Kanpur ranked first as the most polluted city.HDFC\nBank ranked No.1\nin India by Forbes.\n\n\n\nNational\n\n\n\nIndore in Madhya Pradesh bagged the title of India\u2019s cleanest city in the central govt\u2019s cleanliness survey for the third consecutive year.Dhanbad best city for 4G availability in India study.India to be guest country at Paris Book fair 2020.Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the \u2018Ujjawala Sanitary Napkin\u2019 initiative in Bhubneshwar, Odisha.The congress-led Madhya Pradesh government announced that it is going to create an Adhyatmik Vibhag (Spiritual department) by merging several existing department.Andhra Pradesh got a separate high court which is being set up at the \u2018Justice City\u2019 in Amravati.The ISRO launched a new platform named \u2018Samwad with Students\u2019 (SWS) as part of the enhanced outreach programme and to engage youngsters across India to capture their scientific temperament in Bengaluru.The Mumbai-based company Linkus Infratech has launched a hyper-local connectivity app called \u2018\u2019Bhonga\u2019\u2019 to connect users to people in their neighbourhood in the city even without an Internet connection.The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in general category according to 103th amendment constitution act.Taglines of Endura Mass \u2013 Transform Zindgi.SBI launches card less ATM withdrawal with YONO cash.ROADEO: Robot inducted by Chennai Traffic Police for traffic management.Nashik in Maharashtra to be the site of the country\u2019s second defence innovation hub after coimbtore.2019 Kala Ghoda Arts festival begins in Mumbai.Garia festival celebrated in Tripura.\u2018Azadi ke Diwane\u2019 museum inaugurated at Red Fort.Matua community matriarch Binepani Devi, popularly known as \u2018Boro Ma\u2019 (elder mother). Matuas are a religious refugee community from Bangladesh. Matuas are considered as a key political force behind Mamata Banarjee\u2019s rise to power.The ministry of human resource development signed a memorandum of understanding with the ministry of higher education, Afghanistan to work on Digital education Initiatives that will include many programs developed by Indian Institutes of technology. IIT Madras will also be a part of the collaboration.The new denomination of banknotes of Rs20 has the motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country\u2019s cultural heritage.Bihar government has approved funds worth 25000 each for girls graduating from 2018 onwards.Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as Ayodhya.The Indian Railway has decided to give 40% concession in passenger\u2019s fares to transgender senior citizens\n\n\n\nInternational\n\n\n\nNepal has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2000, rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations in the country.Global Investor Summit 2019 held in Chennai.The International year of the periodic table of chemical elements will be launched at UNESCO\u2019s headquarter Paris.NATO\u2019s headquarter is in Brussels and Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the US led alliance.Kylie Jenner was named the youngest self made billionaire of all time by Forbes magazine.Venezuelan capital caracaras is the cheapest city in the world: cost of living 2019.Paris, Singapore and Hongkong are most expensive cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Units 2019.India will build cancer hospitals in Kenya in collaboration with Japan.China has successfully tested the world\u2019s first armed amphibious drone boat.Indonesia releases special stamp on theme of \u2018Ramayana\u2019.The world\u2019s first malaria vaccine has been launched in Malawi.Sentinelese Tribe which is currently in news for killing an American Traveller named John Chau is native to Andaman Islands.Russia successfully tests world\u2019s first floating Nuclear Power Plant.\n\n\n\nFirst In India\n\n\n\nProfessor Najma Akhtar named as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMI).India\u2019s Arunima Sinha becomes first female amputee to climb the highest peak of Antarctica- Mt. Vinson.Solar man of India, Pranav R Menta, became the first Indian to head Global Solar Council, USA.For the first time at the Kumbh Mela, a transgender ashram, known as the Kinner Akhara.Arpana Kumar first female IPS to reach the South Pole.Amitav Ghosh English novelist who has become the first English writer to be conferred with 54th Jnanpith Award.Gauri Sawant becomes India\u2019s 1st transgender election ambassador.Former SC Judge, Pinaki Chandra Ghose is all set to become the first Lokpal of India.Nahid Afrin the Popular singer of Assam who has been appointed as the first \u2018Youth Advocate\u2019 of the north eastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights.Gujrat became the first state to implement 10% quota to EWS (Economically Weaker Sections).Kerala is the first Indian state to have four international airports.\u2018Jammu and Kashmir\u2019 became the first one to have a law against Sextortion. Sextortion is a type of sexual exploitation that creates non-physical pressures for giving sexual pleasure.State\nbank of India\nlaunched India\u2019s first \u2018Green Car Loan\u2019.At\nVadodara in Gujrat,\nIndia\u2019s first Railway University was dedicated to the nation by Railway\nMinister Shri Piyush Goyal.First\nRBI governor, Urjit patel\nsince 1990 to resign before completion of term.\n\n\n\nAppointment\n\n\n\nThe govt. of India appointed Sudhir Bhargaya, an information commissioner in central information commission as new chief information commissioner.VK Yadav appointed new chairman of Railway Board after Ashwani Lohani.K Sivan is the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).Graham Reid appointed Indian men\u2019s hockey coach.Ajit Kumar Mohanty appointed Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed Next Navy chief.New chairman of UPSC- Arvind SaxenaBhagwan Lal Sahni appointed chairman of the National Commission for Backward classes.Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) by ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship- A M Naik.Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh- Bhupesh Baghel.Chief Minister of Rajsthan- Ashok Gehlot.Chief Minister of Mizoram- ZaramthangaChief Minister of Telengana- K Chandrasekhar.\n\n\n\nAbbreviation\n\n\n\nAbbreviation\nof TOPS- Target Olympic Podium Scheme.Abbreviation\nof AICTE- All India Council for Technical Education.\n\n\n\nGolden\nGlobe Award\n\n\n\nBest\nmotion picture (Drama)- Bohemian RhapsodyBest\nmotion picture (Musical or Comedy)- Green BookBest\nActor (Drama)- Rami Malek for \u2018Bohemian Rhapsody\u2019.Best\nActress (Drama)- Glenn Close for \u2018The Wife.\u2019Best\nActor (Musical or Comedy)- Christian Bale for \u2018Vice.\u2019Best\nDirector- Alfonso Cuaron for \u2018Roma\u2019.The\n49th International Film festival of India (IFFI) was held\nin Goa.\n\n\n\nSports\n\n\n\nIndia\u2019s\nfirst CWG Boxing Gold medallist Mohammed Ali Qamar appointed as women\nTeam\u2019s youngest coach.India\u2019s\nnew chief boxing coach- C A Kattappa.Asian\nwrestling championship\ntaken away from the India, to be now held in Thialand.25\nyear old Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah became the highest\ninternational wicket-taker of 2018 with 78 wickets.USA\ncricket\nannounced as ICC\u2019s 105th member.Dhoni makes his place in\nthe 10000 runs club like Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul\nDravid and Virat Kohli had scored 10000 ODI runs for India.Virat\nKohli\nbecame the first player to bag all top three ICC Awards in a single\nyear. He won Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year,\nthe ICC Men\u2019s Test player of the year and the ICC Men\u2019s ODI player of\nthe year for his performance in 2018.Papua\nNew Guinea\ngot ODI Status after USA and Oman.Go\nDaddy\npartners with ICC as official sponsor for cricket world cup 2019.ICC Men\u2019s cricket\nworld cup 2023\nto be played in India.ICC CEO Manu Shauney,\nChairman Shashank Manohar.SC\nappoints P.S Narashima as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket\nadministration in BCCI.Mohammed Sammi succeeded the Indian record\nholder Irfan Pathan to became the fastest Indian Bowler to take 100 ODI\nwickets.New\nCoach of Indian Women\u2019s Cricket- W V Raman. Mithali\nRaj\nbecomes first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs.India to host FIFA\nU-17 women\u2019s world cup in 2020. \n\n\n\nHighest, Largest, and Fastest\n\n\n\nICF\nChennai\nbecomes world\u2019s largest rail coach manufacturer.Saudi\nArabia\nreplaces India as world\u2019s largest arms importer.Vedangi Kulkarni 20 year old Indian\nwho has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe.Train\n18 has\nofficially become the fastest train of India.At\n15, 256 ft,\nTashingang in himachal Pradesh is world\u2019s highest polling station.\n\n\n\nBrand Ambassador\n\n\n\nAamir\nKhan\nappointed as Phone Pe\u2019s Brand ambassador.Hima\nDas,\nthe Indian athlete and Asian Games gold medallist who has been\nmade the country first youth ambassador by UNICEF.policyX.com introduces legendary\ncricketer Virendra sehwag\u2019 as its Brand Ambassador.Mithali\nRaj\nis goodwill ambassador for SCCWC 2019.Redbus announces M.S\nDhoni as brand ambassador.Book\n\u2018Every Vote Counts\u2019 authored by Navin Chawla released.World\u2019s largest\ne-waste recycling hub opens in Dubai.Norway gets world\u2019s first\nwireless charging station for taxis.Social-networking\nsite facebook launched two new India-specific tools \u2018candidate\nconnect\u2019 and \u2018share you voted\u2019 to boost civic engagement on its platform\nduring the general elections that commence in April.Guwahati\nRailway station\n1st to get 150 certification in India.\n\n\n\nScience and Technology\n\n\n\nGoogle launches its first drone delivery service in Australia.Google unveils cloud gaming service \u2018Stadia\u2019.Google launches reading tutor app \u2018Bolo\u2019 for kids in India.Google launched Anthos a new open platform from Google cloud, that lets users run application from anywhere. Anthos is a complete software based solution.@cyberdost was the Twitter handle launched by the union govt. to spread awareness about cyber crimes.Bharti Airtel in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) launched a mobile app, My Circle, to help women in case they face any professor or a panic situation.ECI launches \u2018observer app\u2019 for important notifications, alerts and urgent messages alert.Election commission launches \u2018Voter Turnout\u2019 app.India\u2019s education technology start-up, Dost Education, claims $25000 global tech prize.India\u2019s latest communication satellite GSAT-3 was successfully launched from the spaceport in French Guiana.HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar launched STARS-Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in science to fund science projects.\n\n\n\nImportant Day and\nDates\n\n\n\nWorld Intellectual Property is observed annually on 26th April, theme for this year is \u2018\u2019Reach for Gold: IP and Sports.\u2019\u2019World Earth Day which is celebrated on 22 April every year. For the year 2019, the earth day theme is \u2018protect our species\u2019.World Malaria Day 2019 was on April 25th. This Year\u2019s theme for world Malaria Day was \u2018End Malaria for Good\u2019.Every year, the world health day is celebrated on April 7.The WHO\u2019s theme for world health day 2019 is Universal Coverage: Everyone to ensure that no human being will ever have to make a choice between the two.World consumer Rights Day is every year on March 15. This year theme of promoted world consumer rights day is \u2018Trusted Smart Products\u2019.National Consumer Day is observed on 24th December. Theme- timely disposal of consumer complaint.The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st march the International Day of Forest in 2012. The theme for 2019 is forest and education.World water day is celebrated every year on March 22. The world water day theme 2019 is \u2018Leaving no one behind\u2019.Every year, the world health day is celebrated on April 7.The world Homeopathy Day is observed on 10th April.National Youth Day to honour the birthday of Swami Vivekananda on 13th January.The National panchayati Raj Diwas (Day) is celebrated every year in India on 24th April.National education day is observed across India to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on 11th of Nov.On Dec 25, 2018, India observed the Good Governance Day to mark the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Aug 16, 2018.\n\n\n\nAwards\n\n\n\nNobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen has been awarded the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford\u2019s world-famous Bodleian Libraries.Chitra Mudgal won the Sahitya Academy Award 2018 in Hindi language in Novels Category.India film \u2018period. End of Sentence\u2019 was shortlisted for the 91st Oscar in the documentary short subject category.Renowned Kathak dancer Seema Mehta has been conferred the \u2018Nari Shakti Puraskar\u2019 award for her contribution towards women empowerment over the last 15 years.The players in France\u2019s football team which last year defeated Croatia to win the world cup were awarded the Legion of Honour, France\u2019s highest award for \u2018\u2019exceptional service\u2019\u2019 to the nation.The film \u2018Donbass\u2019 won the coveted Golden\u00a0 Peacock award at the 49th International Film Festival of India.First-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award entitled to PM Narendra Modi.Azim Premji was awarded for his outstanding contribution in developing the Information technology industry in India.The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 was awarded to another Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel \u2018Solo\u2019 which is a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material\u00a0 existence.Sonam Kapoor has been named the PETA person of the year 2018.