Jan. 1:Kerala women under the aegis of the LDF form a 620 km human wall for gender equality from Kasaragod to Thiruvanntapuram.
Jan.2:Two Young women make it to the Sabrimala temple in Kerala, triggering state-wide protests.
Jan.3:Scores are injured and 79 KSRTC buses damage in violence during the Kerala hartal.
The Lok Sabha passes the Aadhar and other laws(Amendment) Bill.
Businessman Vijay Mallya becomes the first person to be declared a fugitive economic offender by the special court in Mumbai.
Jan.7:The Lok Sabha passed the personal laws Bill, 2018, removing leprosy as a ground for divorce.
Jan.8:The Supreme Court “reinstates” CBI Director Alok Verma.
The Lok Sabha passes the citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Protest rock the northeastern States.
The Lok Sabha passes the constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, allowing 10% quota in jobs and education for general category candidates from economically weaker sections.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi k. Palaniswami announce creation of Kallakurichi district by bifurcating Villupuram district.
Jan.9:Parliament passes bill to provide 10% quota for the poor after Rajyasabha nod.
General strike hits transport, banking and Postal Services in many part of the nation for the second day.
Jan.10:A panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removes Alok Verma CBI Director. M. Nageswara Rao again appointed interim Director.
Jan.25:President Ram Nath kovind confers Bharat Ratna on former president Pranab Mukherjee, and social activities Nanaji Deshmukh and Assamese musician Bhupen Hazarika (both posthumous).
Teejan Bai,Chhattisgarh folk artist; Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti; Anilkumar Manibhai Naik, executive chairman of L&T; and Balwant Moreshwar Purandare,theatre artist from Maharashtra are named for the Padma Bhushan awardees.
Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, actor Mohanlal, mountaineer Bachendri Pal, journalist Kuldip Nayar, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, prominent among 94 Padma Shri awardees.
Jan.30:The ICICI Bank decides to sack former MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar after the B.N.Srikrishna panel finds her guilty of violation the bank’s code of conduct.
A CBI Special court in Guwahati sentences NDFB chairman Rajan Daimary and nine others to lifer for their role in the October 30, 2008 serial blast in Assam.