14th January 2019 Current Affairs
Egypt to host African Cup of Nations


Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar that Egypt will host the 2019 African Cup Nations.

• Egypt beat South Africa.

• It will be the fifth time Egyp, which won the tournament when it last hosted in 2006.

• Egypt will use eight stadiums during the tournament, hosting in five different cities: Alexandria, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez and the capital Cairo.


Mohamed Salah named African Footballer of the Year


• Mohamed Salah names as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year.

• The 26-year-old Salah beat Medhi Benatia Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize.

• For the second consecutive year, he has won the award.

• He becomes the first player since Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha to win African Footballer of the Year in consecutive years.

• He was named the Premier League's Player of the Season in 2017/18, and has so far scored 13 times in 23 games of the current campaign.


National Youth Day celebrated on 12 January


• National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January of every year since 1984.

• National Youth Day 2019 is the 156th birth anniversary of great philosopher Swami Vivekananda.

• It celebrated every year to create awareness amongst the people, youths about the importance of Rights in India.
• National Youth Day is also known as Yuva Diwas.
Ashok Chawla resigned as chairman of the NSE


• Ashok Chawla resigned as chairman of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

• He has been appointed as the Chairman of National Stock Exchange since 2017.

• He has also served as a Secretary in Ministry of Finance, Government of India and as the Chairman of the Competition Commission of India.


The 11th edition of EIU Democracy Index 2018: Norway tops, India ranks 41st


• The Economist Intelligent Unit has released the 11th edition of the EIU Democracy Index 2018 which ranks 167 countries.

• According to the report ranking, Norway has topped while Iceland Sweden and New Zealand were ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively.

• India has ranked at 41st place.

• Pakistan has ranked at 112th position.

• The Index was started in 2006.

• No country from Asia and African continent are in the top 10 lists of annual democracy Index.


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