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Current Affairs 1st December, 2016

Current Affairs 1st December, 2016   Union Cabinet approvals Approves inclusion of 15 new castes in Central OBC list The Union Cabinet has given its approval for inclusion of 15 new castes and modification in 13 other castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in respect of 8 states. These states are Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Read More


Current Affairs 30th November, 2016

Current Affairs 30th November, 2016   Asia’s first cycle highway inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh Asia’s first and longest cycle highway was inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh. It is also India’s first cycle highway. The 207-km-long cycle highway runs between Etawah and Agra. It was inaugurated by state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The cycle highwa Read More


Current Affairs 29th November, 2016

Current Affairs 29th November, 2016   India hosts golden jubilee celebrations of UNCITRAL in New Delhi India hosted the golden jubilee (50th anniversary) celebrations of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New Delhi. The opening address at international conference of the golden jubilee celebrations of UNCITRAL was given by President Pranab Mukherjee. UNCITRAL Read More


Current Affairs 28th November 2016

Current Affairs 28th November 2016   Govt launches e-Pashuhaat portal to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched e-pashuhaat portal to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals. The portal will act as a single online e-trading market platform, including availability of bovine germplasm. It will enable the farmers to buy bovine Read More


Current Affairs 26th & 27th November, 2016

Current Affairs 26th & 27th November, 2016   Jharkhand adopts new bill to curb job racket The Jharkhand govt has introduced a strict law against placement agencies to rein in those involved in exploiting people on the pretext of giving employment outside the state. The govt framed ‘Jharkhand Nizi Niyozan Abhikaran and Gharelu Kamgar (viniyam) vidheyak 2016 (Jharkhand private employment age Read More


Current Affairs 25th November, 2016

Current Affairs 25th November, 2016   13th World Robot Olympiad in India for the first time The 13th World Robot Olympiad will be held in India for the first time, with over 2,000 students from 54 countries participating to find innovative ways, using robotic technology, to reduce, manage and recycle waste that we daily generate. The theme of the Olympiad is “Robots for Reducing, Managing and Recyc Read More


Current Affairs 24th November, 2016

Current Affairs 24th November, 2016   5th International Tourism Mart begins in Imphal, Manipur The fifth International Tourism Mart has begun in Imphal, Manipur. It will be held between 23– 25 November 2016. The event has been organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism in association with the North Eastern States and West Bengal. North East region of India has immense touris Read More


Current Affairs 23rd November, 2016

Current Affairs 23rd November, 2016   Union Govt constitutes committee to assess the status of demonetisation drive The Union Finance Ministry has constituted a committee comprising Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries and Directors to know status of implementation of demonetisation drive. The committee was formed after the Union Government took decision to scrap 500 and 1000 rupees currency notes o Read More


Current Affairs 22nd November, 2016

Current Affairs 22nd November, 2016   Stealth Guided missile destroyer INS Chennai commissioned into Indian Navy INS Chennai, a Kolkata-class stealth Guided missile destroyer ship was commissioned into Indian Navy’s combat fleet by Defence minister Manohar Parrikar in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is the largest-ever warship to be built in India. It is third and last Kolkata-class guided missile destroye Read More


Current Affairs 21th November, 2016

Current Affairs 21th November, 2016    India elected as Vice Chair of Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme 2018 India was elected as Vice Chair of Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS) 2018 and as the Chair for 2019 of KPCS. The announcement was made during the KP Plenary Meeting 2016 at Dubai. Earlier, this position of KP Chair was held by India in 2008. The Kimberley Process Read More


Current Affairs 19th & 20th November, 2016

Current Affairs 19th & 20th November, 2016   COP22 adopts Marrakech Action Proclamation The COP22 to the UNFCC, 12th session of COP of Parties to Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12), and first session of COP of Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) were held in Marrakech, Morocco. Nearly 200 nations attending the COP22 to the UNFCC have adopted Marrakech Action Proclamation for Our Climate and Sustainable Devel Read More


Current Affairs 18th November, 2016

Current Affairs 18th November, 2016   Mauritius PM inaugurates AYUR Herbarium project in Goa Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius Anirood Jugnauth inaugurated AYUR Herbarium project in North Goa, an initiative by the pharmaceutical major in association with Union AYUSH Ministry. Jugnauth inaugurated the project at the property of Sandu Pharmaceuticals Ltd at Saligao village, 10 kms Read More


Current Affairs 17th November, 2016

Current Affairs 17th November, 2016    India’s combat-capable Rustom-II drone successfully completes maiden test flight India’s indigenously developed long-endurance combat-capable drone, Rustom-II (TAPAS 201) successfully completed its maiden-flight. The test flight took place from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga, Karnataka, which is a newly developed flight test range for th Read More


Current Affairs 16th November , 2016

Current Affairs 16th November , 2016   Nitish kicks off free power connection for every Bihar household Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar kicked off another resolve of his saat nischay (seven resolves) programme with the project to provide a power connection to every household by 2018. Keeping up with his another election promise, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a key programme Read More


Current Affairs 15th November, 2016

Current Affairs 15th November, 2016    Federal Bank to open its first overseas branch in Dubai Federal Bank said it has received Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s permission to open its first international branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The bank said the permission is subject to other approvals from the host regulator, Dubai Financial Services Authority. The prop Read More


Current Affairs 13th & 14th November, 2016

Current Affairs 13th & 14th November, 2016    Union Govt launches ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical facilities Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) launched ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical facilities for its beneficiaries of Delhi. Kahin Bhi means any dispensary/Hospital and Kabhi Bhi means anytime. The initiative Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ was launched by Read More


Current Affairs 12th November, 2016

Current Affairs 12th November, 2016   Union Govt unveils steps to boost cybersecurity Union Govt has unveiled a slew of measures in an attempt to strengthen cyber security in India. It was announced by the Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad at the Economic Editors’ Conference-2016. The conference was organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in collaborati Read More


Current Affairs 11th November, 2016

Current Affairs 11th November, 2016   ATMs to dispense Rs 50 notes from Nov 11, says RBI ATMs in the country will also dispense banknotes of Rs. 50 denomination from Nov 11. Currently, the lowest denomination note a customer can get at an ATM is Rs. 100. The Reserve Bank of India said all ATMs and cash dispensing machines will have to be re-configured to disburse bank no Read More


Current Affairs 10th November, 2016

Current Affairs 10th November, 2016   Union Govt launches Smart India Hackathon The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Smart India Hackathon 2017. It is the world’s largest digital national building initiative. Through this initiative, HRD Ministry is keen to reach out to all technology institutions in the country and challenge students to offer innovative Read More


Current Affairs 9th November, 2016

Current Affairs 9th November, 2016   9th International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines Meeting begins in New Delhi The 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) was inaugurated in New Delhi. It has been organised by the Union Ministry of AYUSH and was inaugurated by Minister of State (MoS) for AYUSH Sripad Naik. In this meeting 19 mem Read More


Current Affairs 8th November, 2016

Current Affairs 8th November, 2016   Army launches ‘School Chalo’ operation in South Kashmir After ‘Operation Calm down’ in South Kashmir, Army is now focussing on another operation — ‘ School Chalo’ , under which it identifies areas and provides students with free coaching and make them participate in extra-curricular activities. The army had launched Read More


Current Affairs 7th November, 2016

Current Affairs 7th November, 2016   PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate PETROTECH 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 12th edition of International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition “Petrotech-2016” in New Delhi on 5 December 2016. The 2016 theme is “Hydrocarbons to fuel the future – Choices and Challenges”. PETROTECH is India’s flagship Read More


Current Affairs 6th November, 2016

Current Affairs 6th November, 2016   India-Bangladesh joint military exercise SAMPRITI-2016 begins The seventh edition of India-Bangladesh joint military exercise SAMPRITI-2016 has commenced to practise counter-terrorism and disaster-management operations. The 14-day (from 05 to 18 November 2016) joint military exercise will be held at Shaheed Salauddin Cantonment in Tangail, Dhaka (Bangladesh’s Ca Read More


Current Affairs 5th November, 2016

Current Affairs 5th November, 2016   Andhra Pradesh tops World Bank’s energy-saving rankings The sunrise state Andhra Pradesh has been ranked number one in the World Bank’s ‘Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’. The ranking of the states were released in the World Bank’s study report titled: ‘India’s State Level Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness&r Read More


Current Affairs 4th November, 2016

Current Affairs 4th November, 2016   India’s first titanium project starts test production in Odisha The first titanium project of India has started its test production Ganjam district of Odisha. The project has been established by Saraf Group. This is first of its kind titanium plant and the only one in the country. During the test run, one of its four furnaces became functional. Read More


Current Affairs 3rd November, 2016

Current Affairs 3rd November, 2016   Union Govt is developing National Data Registry The Union Govt is developing a National Data Registry (NDR) to compile and serve metadata of different agencies and re-engineer the feature data sets for improving their use. The registry will also serve as a source of authenticated information. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will be the nod Read More


Current Affairs 2nd November, 2016

Current Affairs 2nd November, 2016   Kerala becomes 3rd Open Defecation Free state Kerala has become the third Open Defecation Free state in the country after Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin). The announcement in this regard was made by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer in New Delhi on the occasion of foundation day of Kerala (1 N Read More


Current Affairs 1st November, 2016

Current Affairs 1st November,  2016   51st Haryana Day observed The 51st Haryana Day was observed on 1 November 2016. The day was observed as Haryana Golden Jubilee (Swarna Jyanti) across the state. The day marks completion of 50 years of Haryana’s existence as a state of the federal map of India. The year will be celebrated as Haryana Swarna Jyanti from 1 November Read More


Current Affairs 30th & 31st October 2016

Current Affairs 30th & 31st October 2016   First meeting of NCTF held in New Delhi The first meeting of National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) was held in New Delhi to discuss ways for developing roadmap for implementation of WTOs trade facilitation agreement. It was headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and was attended by all 24 members along with secretaries of various ministries and depa Read More


Current Affairs 29th October, 2016

Current Affairs 29th October, 2016   Union Govt reconstitutes Inter-State Council The Union Govt has reconstituted the Inter State Council (ISC) and the Standing Committee of the ISC under Clause 2 of the Inter State Council order,1990. The Inter-State Council is a constitutional body to facilitate coordination between states and the centre. It will be headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Read More


Current Affairs 28th October, 2016

Current Affairs 28th October, 2016   Union Cabinet approvals Gives approval to IISER, Berhampur in Odisha The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to formation of the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Odisha. IISER, Berhampur will be established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and it will start of its 2016-17 academic session from 1 Read More


Current Affairs 27th October, 2016

Current Affairs 27th October, 2016   India, New Zealand ink three agreements India and New Zealand signed three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance (DTA), sports and food security to carry forward the ties between both sides. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart John Key after the delegation-level talks in New Delhi. Read More


Current Affairs 26th October, 2016

Current Affairs 26th October, 2016   PM Narendra Modi inaugurates first National Tribal Carnival Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribals. The main purpose of this four-day carnival is to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribals. It will also showcase and promote various facets of Read More


Current Affairs 25th October, 2016

Current Affairs 25th October, 2016   Tatas dump Cyrus Mistry as chairman, recall Ratan Tata The board of Tata Sons shocked corporate India by sacking Cyrus Mistry as chairman four years into the job as Ratan Tata emerged from retirement to wrest back control of the group that bears his family name. The unprecedented move could spark a battle between two of Mumbai’s oldest business families, which s Read More


Current Affairs 24th October, 2016

Current Affairs 24th October, 2016   PM Modi’s #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has launched a campaign asking people to reach out to them for Diwali. The #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign will be spearheaded by Narendra Modi himself. Holistic campaign will be launched to urge and invite people to send letters and messages to the armed forces Read More


Current Affairs 22nd & 23rd October, 2016

Current Affairs 22nd & 23rd October, 2016   Global Conference to strengthen Arbitration & Enforcement held in New Delhi The first ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India was held in New Delhi. The 3-day Conference was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 21 October 2016. The conference aims to provide impetus to commercial arbitration in cou Read More


Current Affairs 21st October, 2016

Current Affairs 21st October, 2016   Protein-enriched rice variety developed by IGKV Chattisgarh Researchers from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Chattisgarh have developed a protein-enriched rice variety. The new developed rice variety has over 10% protein content, which is 3% more than what is found in any popular variety and has 30 PPM (parts per million) zinc content. The p Read More


Current Affairs 20th October, 2016

Current Affairs 20th October, 2016   Maharashtra launches Kaushalya SETU initiative Maharashtra Govt launched Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) initiative. The initiative, which is a skill development programme for students, is likely to generate employment for as many as 7.5 lakh people in state. For the purpose of employing skilled people, the state also signed 22 Mo Read More


Current Affairs 19th October, 2016

Current Affairs 19th October, 2016 Brazil opens Latin America’s first elephant sanctuary The first elephant sanctuary in Latin America has opened in Brazil to provide a home for an estimated 50 circus animals from across the region. Guida and Maia, both over 40 years old, are the first residents. They will be provided with veterinary care and live out their lives in forested areas with pastu Read More


Current Affairs 18th October, 2016

Current Affairs 18th October, 2016   National Summit on Fortification of Food inaugurated in New Delhi The National Summit on Fortification of Food was recently inaugurated in New Delhi to address interventions in combating micronutrient malnutrition in the country. The two day summit was co-hosted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in partnership with related central ministries/ Read More


Current Affairs 17th October, 2016

Current Affairs 17th October, 2016 8th BRICS Summit concludes in Goa The eighth BRICS summit was held in Goa from 15 to 16 October 2016. The summit concluded with adaptation of Goa Declaration. The two day summit was attended by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Michel Temer and South African President Jacob Zuma. Read More


Current Affairs 15th & 16th October, 2016

Current Affairs 15th & 16th October, 2016 National Seismic Programme launched in Odisha The Union Government has launched National Seismic Programme (NSP) to trace hydrocarbon resources like oil and natural gas in Mahanadi basin. It was launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Petroleum and Natural Gas at Taranga village under Soro block in Balasore district of Odisha. Significance Mahana Read More


Current Affairs 14th October, 2016

Current Affairs 14th October, 2016   India, Russia sign agreement to set up agro irradiation centres India and Russia signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation in the development of a network of integrated infrastructure irradiation centres. The agreement was signed between the Indian Agricultural Association, Hindustan Agro Co-Op Ltd (HACL) and United Innovation Corporation (UIC), a subsidiary of ROS Read More


Current Affairs 13th October, 2016

Current Affairs 13th October, 2016 India ranks at 97 in Global Hunger Index 2016  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI). India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Global Hunger Index (GHI) in 2016, behind Nepal, Sri Lanka,  Bangladesh, among others, but ahead of Pakistan Read More


Current Affairs 11th & 12th October , 2016

Current Affairs 11th & 12th October , 2016   4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting held at Jaipur The 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting was held at Jaipur, Rajastan. The purpose of the meeting was to further strengthen the collaboration amongst the BRICS countries in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The meet Read More


Current Affairs 10th October 2016

Current Affairs 10th October 2016   Janani Suraksha Yojana pays dividends As per the new study Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has played important role in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care. The study was conducted by researchers from Delhi based National Council of Applied Economic Research. This is for first time study has shown JSY has reduced socioe Read More


Current Affairs 8th & 9th October, 2016

Current Affairs 8th & 9th October, 2016   Adoption of GST tax will boost India’s medium-term growth: IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asserted that adoption of GST (Goods and Services) tax will boost India’s medium-term growth. It was mentioned IMF’s latest Asia Pacific regional economic update. It mentioned that India has shown progress on reforms that co Read More


Current Affairs 7th October, 2016

Current Affairs 7th October, 2016   India to host 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction India is hosting the 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) from November 3 to 5, 2016 in New Delhi. This will be second time India hosting AMCDRR. The conference will be hosted by Union Government in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Read More


Current Affairs, 6th October, 2016

Current Affairs, 6th October, 2016   India’s communication satellite GSAT-18 successfully launched from French Guiana India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully launched from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana. The satellite was launched on board of heavy duty Ariane-5 VA-231 rocket of Arianespace. It was successfully injected into a Geosynchronous Tra Read More


Current Affairs, 5th October 2016

Current Affairs, 5th October 2016   Three win Nobel chemistry prize for molecular machines Frenchman Jean—Pierre Sauvage, British—born J Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on 5th Oct won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines. The laureates share the 8 million kronor (USD 930,000) prize for the “design and synthesis” of molecules with Read More


Current Affairs 4th October, 2016

Current Affairs 4th October, 2016   Urban areas of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh declared open defecation free The Union Urban Development Ministry has declared urban areas of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh open defecation free (ODF). These are the first states to become open defecation free in urban areas. It was announced on the occasion of second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 147th bir Read More


Current Affairs 2nd & 3rd October, 2016

Current Affairs 2nd & 3rd October, 2016 Delhi Police launches Mobile App for senior citizens The Delhi Police has launched a mobile application “Delhi Police Senior Citizen” for senior citizens to provide immediate assistance to them in distress. The facility was launched by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons (ob Read More


Current Affairs 1st October, 2016

Current Affairs 1st October, 2016   Tamil Nadu tops list of endemic flowering plants: BSI According to the recent publication released by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Tamil Nadu accounts for the highest number flowering plants in the country. The publication titled Endemic Vascular Plants of India also revealed that almost one of every four species of flowering plants found in India are endemic t Read More


Current Affairs 30th September, 2016

Current Affairs 30th September, 2016 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet held in New Delhi The 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet was held in New Delhi from September 27- 28, 2016 to deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers. The two day meeting saw the participation of the five major emerging BRICS economies viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China an Read More


Current Affairs 29th September, 2016

Current Affairs 29th September, 2016 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in Srinagar, J&K Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in Srinagar for the state of Jammu & Kashmir by Chief Minister of J&K, Ms Mehbooba Mufti along with Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan. PMUY, which was launched by the Prime Minister on 1st May 2016 at Ballia (Utt Read More


Current Affairs 28th September, 2016

Current Affairs 28th September, 2016   India will not attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad: MEA India will not take part in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Islamabad (Pakistan) to be held in November 2016. This decision was taken in view of the continuous cross border terrorism by Pakistan which has created environment which is not conducive to successful holding of Sum Read More


Current Affairs 27th September, 2016

Current Affairs 27th September, 2016   27 September: World Tourism Day The World Tourism Day (WTD) is being observed annually on 27th September to raise awareness about the importance of tourism. The day signifies to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme of 2016 is ‘Tourism for Read More


Current Affairs 25th & 26th September, 2016

Current Affairs 25th & 26th September, 2016 ISRO successfully launches 8 satellites into two different orbits The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for first time has successfully launched eight satellites into two different orbits in a single mission. It was ISRO’s longest and most complex mission. These satellites were launched onboard of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C35 (PSL Read More


Current Affairs 24th September, 2016

Current Affairs 24th September, 2016 Arun Goyal appointed Additional Secretary in GST Council Senior IAS officer Arun Goyal has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. The Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is mandated to decide on tax rate, exempted goods and the threshold limit. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Goyal&rs Read More


Current Affairs 23rd September, 2016

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Current Affairs 22nd September, 2016

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Current Affairs 21st September, 2016

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Current Affairs 20th September, 2016

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Current Affairs 18th & 19th September , 2016

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Current Affairs 17th September, 2016

Current Affairs 17th September, 2016   Union Govt approves 500 crore rupee projects for development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved projects worth 500 crore rupees for integrated development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir under Swadesh Darshan scheme. The projects were approved by Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee for the scheme as part of Developmen Read More


Current Affairs 16th September, 2016

Current Affairs 16th September, 2016 “His Bloody Project” shortlisted for Man Booker prize Novel titled “His Bloody Project” by Graeme Macrae Burnet has been shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize. His Bloody Project, a crime thriller, narrates a story in which a triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to arrest of a young man, Roderick Macrae. Read More


Current Affairs 15th September, 2016

Current Affairs 15th September, 2016   15 September: International Democracy Day The International Democracy Day is being observed every year on 15 September to raise public awareness about the democratic system. The observance of the day provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. It focuses on essential elements of democracy i.e. values of freedom, respect for h Read More


Current Affairs 14th September, 2016

Current Affairs 14th September, 2016 Andhra Pradesh becomes second state to achieve 100% electrification Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households. JM Financials published the report based on a national -level survey on electrification in various states. About 35 per cent rural households in states like Uttar Read More


Current Affairs 13th September, 2016

  Current Affairs 13th September, 2016 Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa removed as Arunachal Pradesh governor     Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was removed from the office by President Pranab Mukherjee. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Rajkhowa “shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh”. President Pranab Mukherjee h Read More


Current Affairs 11th & 12th September, 2016

Current Affairs 11th & 12th September, 2016   Union Govt issues fresh guidelines for flexi-fund for CSS The Union Finance Ministry has issued fresh flexi-fund guidelines for the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). These flexi-fund guidelines will give states more freedom in spending money under the CSS  to meet local developmental requirements. Under the new norms, flexi-funds in ea Read More


Current Affairs 10th September 2016

Current Affairs 10th September 2016   Assam’s Majuli becomes first island district of India Majuli became the first island district of India after it was inaugurated as the 35th district of Assam by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The inauguration the island district coincides with the 90th birth anniversary of Assamese music maestro and Dadasaheb Phakle awardee Bhupen Hazarika. Ea Read More


Current Affairs 9th September 2016

Current Affairs 9th September 2016   Integration of DigiLocker with Driving Licenses & Vehicle Registration Certificates launched The Union Govt has launched a new service -integration of DigiLocker with Driving Licenses (DL) & Vehicle Registration Certificates (RC). It was jointly launched by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Electro Read More


Current Affairs 8th September 2016

Current Affairs 8th September 2016   CK Asnani assumes charge as CMD of Uranium Corporation of India Limited CK Asnani assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), an undertaking of the Department of Atomic Energy. He is a Chemical Engineer from Osmania University. UCIL is a Public Sector Enterprise under the Department of A Read More


Current Affairs 7th September, 2016

Current Affairs 7th September, 2016   Religare Enterprises appoints Sunil Godhwani as CEO •Religare Enterprises has appointed Sunil Godhwani as CEO and of the company for the remaining period of his tenure. •The decision was taken at the company’s AGM, which was presided over by Malvinder Mohan Singh, Non Executive Chairman, Religare Enterprises Ltd. •The AGM also approved raising of funds through Read More


Current Affairs 6th September, 2016

Current Affairs 6th September, 2016   Urjit Patel takes over as RBI governor •Eminent economist, consultant and banker Dr. Urjit Patel has assumed charge as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). •Dr. Patel succeeds Raghuram Rajan who completed his tenure after serving a three-year term. •He will have tenure of three years. •Prior to this appointment (elevation) he was Deputy Gove Read More


Current Affairs 4th & 5th September, 2016

Current Affairs 4th & 5th September, 2016   Sakshi Malik appointed Wrestling Director of Rohtak University  •The Haryana Government has announced the appointment of Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik as Wrestling Director at Maharshi Dayanand University in her native town Rohtak. •Announcing this, Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij, also said that she will be given Rs 21 lakh out Read More


Current Affairs 3rd September, 2016

Current Affairs 3rd September, 2016   Indian Railways launches insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket •Indian Railways has launched an insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket. The insurance cover will be upto 10 lakh rupees. •The insurance scheme was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. •For this scheme, Indian Railways has roped in Shriram Gener Read More


Current Affairs 2nd September, 2016

Current Affairs 2nd September, 2016   SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, satellite destroyed in explosion •A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its Cape Canaveral launch pad during a test, destroying a commercial satellite that Facebook had planned to use to extend Internet access in Africa. •No one was injured, but the accident could ground SpaceX for weeks or months, depending on its cause and the extent of damage to Laun Read More


Current Affairs 1st September, 2016

Current Affairs 1st September, 2016   Aishwaryaa Dhanush appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India •Noted filmmaker Aishwaryaa Dhanush was appointed United Nations Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India. •In her new role she will help raise awareness of UN Women’s core message of gender equality and women&rsqu Read More


Current Affairs 31st August, 2016

Current Affairs 31st August, 2016   ODI records smashed at Trent Bridge England set a new record for the highest team total in ODIs as the runs flowed. 443 The previous highest total in ODIs, by Sri Lanka against Netherlands in Amstelveen in 2006. England now hold the record with their 444 for 3 in this match. The previous highest total against Pakistan was 392 for 6 by South Africa in Centurion in 2006-07. 167* The previo Read More


Current Affairs 30th, August 2016

Current Affairs 30th, August 2016   29 August: National Sports Day •The National Sports Day is observed every year across India on 29 August to mark the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand who was born on 29 August 1905. •On this occasion, President Pranab Mukherjee conferred National Sports Awards on sports person at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. •National Sports Awards are Read More


Current Affairs 28th & 29th August, 2016

Current Affairs 28th & 29th August, 2016   Four athletes get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award •Four athletes, including Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shooter Jitu Rai and Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik received the Rajiv Khel Ratna Award from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on August 29. •Fifteen sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna Award and three with the Dh Read More


Current Affairs 27th August, 2016

Current Affairs 27th August, 2016   Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project unveiled  •Maharashtra Govt has unveiled ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project in Mumbai. •The 46,000-crore rupee ambitious project will create state-of-the art road connectivity within a period of three years and give a fillip to investment in the state. •Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communicati Read More


Current Affairs 26th August, 2016

Current Affairs 26th August, 2016   Sania Mirza becomes World No 1 in ATP Women’s Doubles Tennis rankings •India’s ace tennis player Sania Mirza was on 22 August 2016 topped the ATP Women’s Doubles Tennis rankings. •She topped the list after teaming up with new partner, Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic. •The new ranking also follows the victory of the pair in the Cincinnati final. To Read More


Current Affairs 25th August , 2016

Current Affairs 25th August , 2016   NCS signs MoUs to enhance quality & reach of employment services •National Career Service (NCS) signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with strategic partners for enhancing quality and reach of employment services through the NCS network. •These MoUs were signed with job portals companies Indeed, First Job, Freshersworld, Merajob and HT Shine etc. to enhance quality an Read More


Current Affairs 24th August , 2016

Current Affairs 24th August , 2016   Maharashtra becomes first state to sign MoU with Centre, AAI to develop 10 airports under RCS •Maharashtra Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop 10 airports as part of the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme. •The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Civil Aviation Read More


Current Affairs 23rd August , 2016

Current Affairs 23rd August , 2016   National Sports Awards 2016 •The Union Government bestows National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports in India. •These awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar. •Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is India&r Read More


Current Affairs 21st & 22nd August, 2016

Current Affairs 21st & 22nd August, 2016   AP announces Rs. 3 cr cash award, Group I cadre job for Sindhu •The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet today decided to felicitate the Olympic badminton star PV Sindhu with Rs. 3 crore reward in cash, a 1,000 sq yard site in the new capital city of Amaravati and a Group I cadre job in the State. •The State Cabinet, chaired by the Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, while laudin Read More


Current Affairs 20th August, 2016

Current Affairs 20th August, 2016   India’s P V Sindhu wins silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics •India’s ace shuttler, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu won the silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at 2016 Rio Olympics. •In the final match of women’s singles badminton event, Sindhu lost to Spain’s Carolin a Marín (World No.1) by 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 score. •Earlier in he Read More


Current Affairs 19th August, 2016

Current Affairs 19th August, 2016   SBI board approves merger of 5 associate banks, BMB with itself •The State Bank of India’s (SBI’s) board of directors has approved merger of its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. •These five subsidiaries are State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Travancore and Bharatiya Mahila Read More


Current Affairs 18th August, 2016

Current Affairs 18th August, 2016   Telangana gets highest gallantry medals in country •Telangana State has received the highest number of gallantry medals for police personnel in the country on the eve of Independence Day. •It was the only State unit to secure the President’s police medal for gallantry (PPMG). •The other units to receive the award this year were Central Reserve Police Force, Indo- Read More


Current Affairs 17th August, 2016

Current Affairs 17th August, 2016   Bihar becomes 2nd state to ratify Constitutional amendment bill on GST •The Bihar State Legislature has unanimously ratified the The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 for introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the country. •The Bill was moved by the State Commercial Taxes Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav which was unanimously adopted by both of the h Read More


Current Affairs 16th August, 2016

Current Affairs 16th August, 2016   Fifth Generation signs pact with Anna University •Fifth Generation Technologies, a multi-national research and innovation company with specialisation in building “real time intelligence” solutions and products to the manufacturing industry, has entered into an agreement with Anna University, Chennai, for conducting research to arrive at a useful prediction of the remaining l Read More


Current Affairs 14th & 15th August, 2016

Current Affairs 14th & 15th August, 2016   Manjula Chellur appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court •Justice Manjula Chellur has been selected as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. •Currently, she is the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. •She will succeed CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela who retires on August 24, 2016. •She will be second woman Chief Justice of the Bo Read More


Current Affairs 13th, August 2016

Current Affairs 13th, August 2016   Odisha govt to make Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy •In a bid to maintain transparency and ensure quick payment of dues, the Odisha govt has decided to make Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy in the state. •Aadhaar cards of farmers linked to the cooperative banks and the peasants’ accounts for online transfer of cost of paddy to be procured from Read More


Current Affairs 12th August, 2016

Current Affairs 12th August, 2016   Assam becomes first state to ratify GST •The Assam Assembly on 12 August 2016 passed a resolution to become the first state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014. •The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 8 August 2016 and by the Rajya Sabha on 3 August 2016.  •The GST will have two components keeping in mind the federal structure of India: Read More


Current Affairs 11th August, 2016

Current Affairs 11th August, 2016   Bihar agrees to implement Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana •After a slugfest over naming of the Centre’s crop insurance policy, the Bihar government agreed to implement the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana on an experimental basis in the kharif season. •The state government has decided to implement the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in the state keeping in mind Read More


Current Affairs 10 August, 2016

Current Affairs 10 August, 2016   PM Narendra Modi launches Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations •Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Yaad Karo Kurbani (remember the sacrifices) celebrations at birthplace of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad at Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh. •The Yaad Karo Kurbani is 15-day programme aimed to commemorate 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement (QIM) and 70 years of Independence. Read More


Current affairs 9th August , 2016

Current affairs 9th August , 2016   PM Narendra Modi releases theme song for Tiranga Yatra to mark 70 years of Independence •Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a theme song for Tiranga Yatra to be organised to mark 70 years of Independence Day. •The theme song “70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani” has been composed by Dr. Ghazal Srinivas. •Tiranga Yatra will be organised from 16 to 23 Augu Read More


Current affairs 7 & 8th August , 2016

Current affairs 7 & 8th August , 2016   HDFC ERGO launches political risk insurance policy •HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has launched political risk insurance policy, whereby companies operating internationally will be protected against the adverse effects of arbitrary government actions and their assets and/or investments will be insured against expropriation. •While covering businesses against politi Read More


Current Affairs 6th August , 2016

Current Affairs 6th August , 2016   Union Govt aims to roll out GST from April 1, 2017 •The Union Govt has set the ambitious target to roll out of the Goods and Services Tax, (GST) from 1st April 2017. •It was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after unveiling a detailed road map for GST implementation. •This announcement was made after Rajya Sabha had passedThe Constitution (122nd Amendmen Read More


Current Affairs 5th August , 2016

Current Affairs 5th August , 2016   RBI launches portal to curb illegal money •The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a website (sachet.rbi.org.in) to curb illegal and unauthorised pooling of funds by unscrupulous firms. •The website was launched by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. •It will help people obtain information about entities allowed to collect deposits. •It fa Read More


Current Affairs 4th August , 2016

Current Affairs 4th August , 2016   Parliament passes NIT, Science Education & Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 •The Parliament has passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016. •The bill was first passed in Lok Sabha in July 2016 and later in Rajya Sabha in August 2016. •Now the bill will go for presidential assent as per Article 111 of Constitut Read More


Current Affairs 2nd & 3rd August , 2016

Current Affairs 2nd & 3rd August , 2016   7th meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities held in Islamabad •The seventh meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Immigration Authorities was held in Islamabad, Pakistan. •Pakistan’s Director General Immigration and Passports Usman A. Bajwa was unanimously elected as Chairman had chaired the meeting. •It reviewed different Read More


Current Affairs 1st August , 2016

Current Affairs 1st August , 2016   Parliament passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment Bill), 2016 •The Parliament has passed Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to conduct of uniform entrance examination for admission to all medical educational institutions. •The bill seeks to replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 and its provisions will come in to force retrospectively from M Read More


Current Affairs 31st July , 2016

Current Affairs 31st July , 2016   PM Narendra Modi flags off Run for Rio •Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Run for Rio’, an event to encourage the Indian contingent at the 2016 Rio Olympics beginning on August 5, 2016. •The 5km run was flagged off from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. •In this event thousands of school children and Read More


Current Affairs 30th July , 2016

Current Affairs 30th July , 2016   CM Chandrababu Naidu launches ‘Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh’ •Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh’, with the theme ‘green cover for a happy living’, by planting saplings at Sunkollu village under Nuzividu mandal in Krishna district. •Interestingly, Harita Andhra Pradesh was a pet project of late chief mi Read More


Current Affairs 29th July , 2016

Current Affairs 29th July , 2016   OKI installs more than 600 recycling ATMs for State Bank of India  •Japanese payments company OKI has installed 600 automatic teller machines with cash recycling abilities for State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender. •The company which is headquartered in Japan and operates out of Mumbai in India manufactures ATMs which work with recyclable cash and has both Read More


Current Affairs 28th July , 2016

Current Affairs 28th July , 2016   World Hepatitis Day being observed •World Hepatitis Day is being observed on July 28 to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. •The theme for this year’s global campaign is ‘Elimination’. •2016 is a pivotal year for viral hepatitis. •Viral hepatitis is a widely spread infection, Approximately, 40 Read More


Current Affairs 27th July, 2016

Current Affairs 27th July, 2016   Abdul Kalam’s statue unveiled in Rameswaram •A life-size statue of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was unveiled at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram on the occasion of his first death anniversary. •Inaugurating the bronze statue, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, “Dr. Kalam will live forever in our minds and hearts. His thoughts continue to be with us all the time. It Read More


Current Affairs 26th July, 2016

Current Affairs 26th July, 2016   Oldest elephant in Kerala set to enter Guinness •At 86, Dakshayani shows no signs of ageing and looks absolutely fit as she gets all set to enter the Guinness World Records as the oldest living elephant. •The Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) – the owner of the elephant – has already written to the Guinness authorities staking claim to Dakshayani being the oldest living Read More


Current Affairs 24th & 25th July, 2016

Current Affairs 24th & 25th July, 2016   India, Bangladesh border forces meet in Agartala •A 20-member delegation of the Border Guard Bangladesh started a conference with the Border Security Force. •The four-day meeting, being held at the BSF Frontier Headquarters, will discuss terror, cross-border crimes, smuggling and fencing. •BGB southeast region commander Brigadier General Md. Habibul Karim is l Read More


Current Affairs 23rd July, 2016

Current Affairs 23rd July, 2016   PM Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate Petrapole Integrated Check Post •Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated the Petrapole Integrated Check Post (ICP). •It was inaugurated by both leaders through video-conferencing. •Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee also had participated in the vi Read More


Current Affairs 22nd July, 2016

Current Affairs 22nd July, 2016   Govt appoints Ajay Bhushan Pandey UIDAI CEO •Central Government promoted director general and mission director of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Ajay Bhushan Pandey as its chief executive officer (CEO). •The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of A B Pandey, an IAS (Indian Administrative Service). •A doctorate in computer scie Read More


Current Affairs 21st July, 2016

Current Affairs 21st July, 2016   NITI Aayog, Intel India ink SoI •The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has signed Statement of Intent (SoI) with tech giant Intel India to set up Atal Tinkering laboratories (ATL) under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). •The aim of Atal Tinkering laboratories is to cultivate adaptive learning and innovation skills among young minds in the country. &bul Read More


Current Affairs 20th July, 2016

Current Affairs 20th July, 2016   Glaciers melting at 5 to 20 metre rate annually: Government •Majority of glaciers in India including Gangotri are retreating (melting) at varying rates ranging from 5 to 20 metre per year due to global warming. •It was announced by Minister of State (independent charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in Lok Sabha. •The revelations were based on the studies car Read More


Current Affairs 19th July, 2016

Current Affairs 19th July, 2016   Railway Ministry launches project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings The Union Railway Ministry has launched a project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings in order to reduce expenditure on electricity. As part of the project, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu laid the foundation stone of one Megawatt (MW) solar power plant at Amritsar Railway station in Punjab Read More


Current Affairs 17th & 18th July, 2016

Current Affairs 17th & 18th July, 2016   Pema Khandu sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh •Pema Khandu of Congress Party was sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. With this,he became the youngest Chief Minister in the country. •He was administered the oath to office and secrecy by Governor Tathagata Roy at the Rajbhavan in Itanagar. •Besides, Chowna Mein was sw Read More


Current Affairs 16th July, 2016

Current Affairs 16th July, 2016   Nalanda Mahavihara enters UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list The ruins of ancient Nalanda Mahavihara (also known as old Nalanda University) of Bihar has been included in the Tentative List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Nalanda Mahavihara ruins comprise the archaeological remains of monastic-cum-scholastic from the 5th century BC to the 13th century AD. It is located near Read More


Current Affairs 15th July, 2016

Current Affairs 15th July, 2016   Black money declarants get more time to pay tax, penalty The government has decided to revise the time schedule for making payments under the Income Disclosure Scheme. As per the revised norms, a minimum of 25 per cent of the tax, surcharge and penalty should be paid by November 30, 2016 and a second and third instalments of 25 per cent and 50 per cent by March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2 Read More


Current Affairs 14th July, 2016

Current Affairs 14th July, 2016   INS India, base depot ship of Indian Navy at New Delhi celebrates Platinum Jubilee INS India, the base depot ship of Indian Navy at New Delhi celebrated its 75th anniversary (Platinum Jubilee) on 13 July 2016. As a run up to celebrate this grand occasion, a series of events were organised. A Health Run and a Dream Walk was organised. A blood donation camp was also organised. IN Read More


Current Affairs 13th July, 2016

Current Affairs 13th July, 2016   Najma Heptullah quits, Naqvi gets a promotion The reshuffle in the Union Cabinet saw a postscript with Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah tendering her resignation, and her deputy, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi being given independent charge of that ministry. G M Siddheswara, Davangere MP and MoS for heavy industries also tendered his resignation. Both resignations have been accepted Read More


Current Affairs 12th July, 2016

Current Affairs 12th July, 2016   First woman Chief Justice of Nepal Sushila Karki takes oath Sushila Karki has become the first woman Chief Justice of Nepal after taking oath of office and secrecy at a special programme organised at the Presidential Residence, Sheetal Niwas. She will head the judiciary till June 6, 2017. The oath was administered by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Beside Karki, President Bhandari h Read More


Current Affairs 10th & 11th July, 2016

Current Affairs 10th & 11th July, 2016   Tathagata Roy sworn-in as acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. With this he becomes 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of Tripura. He has been given the additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during the leave of absence of incumbent Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa. C Read More


Current Affairs 9th July, 2016

Current Affairs 9th July, 2016   Kerala Govt imposes 14.5 per cent fat tax on Junk Food Kerala Government has proposed a “Fat Tax” on fast food items like burgers, pizzas, donuts and pasta etc. served in branded restaurants in a bid to discourage the junk food culture. The first-of its-kind move in the country was announced in the maiden budget of the CPI(M)-led LDF Government in Kerala presented by Finance Min Read More


Current Affairs 7th & 8th July, 2016

Current Affairs 7th & 8th July, 2016   Astronomers discover HD 131399Ab, planet with three suns A team of international astronomers for the first time have sighted a Jovian planet orbiting a triple star system. The planet has been named as HD 131399Ab. The strange planet was sighted by team of astronomers led by University of Arizona using the SPHERE instrument on European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very La Read More


Current Affairs 6th July, 2016

Current Affairs 6th July, 2016   Rajasthan becomes first state to introduce minimum wages for part time workers Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to introduce minimum wages for part time workers. Labour Department has issued a notification in this regard. According to notification, it is now mandatory to pay 50 per cent of the prescribed a day minimum wage to a person who works for less than four hour Read More


Current Affairs 5th July, 2016

Current Affairs 5th July, 2016   Para-swimmer Niranjan Mukundan wins eight medals in IWAS World Games Bengaluru para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan has won eight medals, including three golds, at the recently-concluded IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) U-23 World Games in Prague, Czech Republic. Niranjan’s efforts saw him win gold medals in 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke, silver in 100 Read More


Current Affairs 3rd & 4th July, 2016

Current Affairs 3rd & 4th July, 2016   Kerala Government bans e-cigarettes Kerala Government has banned ‘electronic cigarette’ alias ‘e-cigarette’ as its use can cause various health issues, including cancer and heart ailments. In this regard, an order was issued that banned the production, sale and advertisement of e-cigarettes in the state. With this, Kerala becomes fourth state in India t Read More


Current Affairs 2nd July, 2016

Current Affairs 2nd July, 2016   Indian Navy launches water jet craft in Kolkata The Indian Navy launched the last of the series of the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) ship at a ceremony in Kolkata. The WJFAC vessel was launched in the waters by wife of chief of logistics, Vice-Admiral Jayant Korde, at Raja Bagan dockyard, a facility meant to build small ships. The fighter craft is capable of attack missions and is Read More


Current Affairs 1st July, 2016

Current Affairs 1st July, 2016   Argentina women’s team wins 2016 Champions Trophy title of Hockey Argentina women’s team has won the 2016 Champions Trophy title of Hockey by defeating Netherlands. In the final match played at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, UK,  Argentina women’s team defeated Netherlands by 2-1 goals. With this victory, Argentina women’s team has won th Read More


Current Affairs 30th June, 2016

Current Affairs 30th June, 2016   Anti-submarine torpedo Varunastra inducted in Indian Navy Indigenously-built heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo Varunastra has been successfully inducted in the Indian Navy. With this India becomes one of the eight countries in the world to have the capability to design and build such anti-submarine torpedo system. The Varunastra torpedo has been developed by Naval Science and Technolo Read More


Current Affairs 29th June, 2016

Current Affairs 29th June, 2016   Xerxes Sapur Desai, founder of Titan, dies Xerxes Sapur Desai, the man who founded Titan Co Ltd, died on 27 June 2016 following a prolonged illness in Bengaluru. He was 79. Desai played a key role in introducing India to its first quartz watch in the late 80s when he set up Titan Co. Ltd (part of Tata Sons), after enduring years of resistance from state-owned HMT Watches.   Is Read More


Current Affairs 28th June, 2016

Current Affairs 28th June, 2016   Anju Bobby George & Pullela Gopichand taken as members of Khelo India Anju Bobby George and Pullela Gopichand were named as the members of Khelo India on 26 June 2016. Khelo India is a national programme launched by the Union Government for the development of sports in the country. Both are the two sportsperson who were included in the seven-member committee of Khelo India. The Read More


Current Affairs 26th & 27th June, 2016

Current Affairs 26th & 27th June, 2016   Chile wins 2016 Copa America Football tournament Defending champion Chile won the 2016 Copa America Football tournament by defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout. In the final match played at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey (US) Chile defeated Argentina by 4-2 goals in the penalty shootout as in the regulation period both teams failed to score goal. This was second Copa Ameri Read More


Current Affairs 25th June, 2016

Current Affairs 25th June, 2016   Scientists develop world’s first 1000-processor microchip named Kilo-core The scientists have developed a microchip, named KiloCore that has 1000 independent programmable processors. The microchip is the world’s first 1,000-processor chip and has the highest clock-rate processor ever designed at the university level. KiloCore microchip has been designed by a team scientist Read More


Current Affairs 24th June, 2016

Current Affairs 24th June, 2016   Syria’s Assad names new prime minister Syrian President Bashar al-Assad named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country. Mr. Assad tasked Mr. Khamis with forming a new government. He replaces Wael al-Halqi who had held the post since August 2012.   IIT-Kanpur professor Sanjay Mittal awarded 2015 GD Birla Award IIT-Kanpu Read More


Current Affairs 23rd June, 2016

Current Affairs 23rd June, 2016   Union Cabinet approves establishment of Fund of Funds for Startups under SIDBI The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) under Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for extending support to Startups. This 10,000 rupees corpus fund will be established in line with the Start up India Action Plan, an initiative of Department of Industrial Polic Read More


Current Affairs 22nd June, 2016

Current Affairs 22nd June, 2016   India sets new record, launches PSLV C34 with 20 satellites Setting a record in its space programme, India on 22nd June successfully launched 20 satellites, including its earth observation Cartosat-2 series, in a single mission on board ISRO’s workhorse PSLV-C34 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.   A PSLV C-34 rocket lifted off at 9.26 a.m. from the Read More


Current Affairs 21st June, 2016

Current Affairs 21st June, 2016   21 June: International Day of Yoga Every year 21 June is being observed as International Day of Yoga (अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस) across the globe to spread awareness about practicing yoga. 2016 Theme: “Connect the Youth”. The year 2016 it is second edition of the International Day of Yoga. This year’s observance seeks to hig Read More


Current Affairs 19& 20th June, 2016

Current Affairs 19& 20th June, 2016   IAF creates history by inducting 3 women fighter pilots for first The Indian Air Force (IAF) created history by inducting 3 women fighter pilots for first time. These three women fighter pilots are Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chatuvedi and Mohana Singh. They were officially commissioned as fighter pilots in the IAF in presence of Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at a ceremony held at Read More


Current Affairs 18th June, 2016

Current Affairs 18th June, 2016   NRIs can now join NPS online through The Union Finance Ministry has announced that non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now open National Pension Savings (NPS) accounts online i.e. through eNPS if they have Aadhaar Card or Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. Earlier, NRIs could open NPS accounts only through paper based applications by approaching Bank offices. NPS is being regulated by the PFRDA Read More


Current Affairs 17th June, 2016

Current Affairs 17th June, 2016   Russia launches most powerful nuclear icebreaker Arktika Russia's new Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed Arktika was launched from the Baltic Shipyard in Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg. Built at the Baltic Shipyard, which belongs to Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation, project 22220 is the world’s largest and most powerful vessel of its kind. Read More


Current Affairs 16th June, 2016

Current Affairs 16th June, 2016   The “HelpAge SOS App’’ was launched by Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi at Raj Nivas. The app provides for an SOS-Save our Seniors button to immediately reach to the counsellor desk of Help Age for rendering emergency help and assistance, apart from health related information. It has 24x7 functionality and aims at helping elders in distress at any given time. The Lt. Govern Read More


Current Affairs, 15th June, 2016

Current Affairs, 15th June, 2016   A translator of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gregory Rabassa has passed away A translator of worldwide influence and esteem who helped introduce Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar and other Latin American authors to millions of English-language readers, Mr. Gregory Rabassa has passed away in Branford, Connecticut, US. He was 94 years old. He has died after a brief illness. He was born in Y Read More


Current Affairs, 14th June, 2016

Current Affairs, 14th June, 2016   14 June: World Blood Donor day Every year the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is being observed across the world on 14 June to raise the public awareness about the need for safe blood donation. The day seeks to spread awareness about the need for safe and secure blood supplies and also to provide an opportunity to draw public attention to the importance of blood donation for saving lives.  Read More


Current Affairs, 13th June, 2016

Current Affairs, 13th June, 2016   Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn Software giant Microsoft has announced that it is going to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share. The deal is in all cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion but initially, Microsoft will finance the transaction primarily through the issuance of new indebtedness. The transaction is expected to close this calendar year. After the d Read More


Current Affairs, 12th June, 2016

Current Affairs, 12th June, 2016   Paralympic Committee Of India Gets Recognition The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with its headquarters in Germany has recognised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) led by Rao Inderjit Singh as the president. The Union Minister of State for Planning and Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh, along with vice president Gursharan Singh had visited the IPC Headquarters in Bonn on May 27, to Read More


Current Affairs, June 11, 2016

Current Affairs, June 11, 2016   India, Japan and US navies kick off 2016 Malabar Exercise near South China Sea India, Japan and United States (US) navies have kicked off 2016 MALABAR trilateral naval Exercise near South China Sea. This year it is the 20th edition of the naval exercise in which over 100 aircraft and 22 naval ships including a nuclear submarine are participating. The 20th edition of the naval exercise will be c Read More


Current Affairs 10th June, 2016

Current Affairs 10th June, 2016   SBI signs MoU with Spain’s CaixaBank State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest bank, and CaixaBank, a leading bank in Spain by market share, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to expand their guarantee transaction businesses by jointly providing credit to Indian-Spanish joint ventures and Indian local enterprises. The banks will also cooperate through introduction of business Read More


Current Affairs 9th June, 2016

Current Affairs 9th June, 2016   India ranked 141 in Global Peace Index, Iceland most peaceful India was on 08 June ranked as low as 141 out of 163 countries researched on a Global Peace Index — making it less peaceful than countries such as Burundi, Serbia and Burkina Faso — with violence taking a USD 680-billion (Rs 4,521,078 crore) toll on its economy in 2015. In a ranking of 163 countries, compiled by the globa Read More


Current Affairs, 8th June 2016

Current Affairs, 8th June 2016   World Bank trims India’s growth rate The World Bank on June 07 marginally downgraded India’s growth rate to 7.6 per cent in 2016 even as it said the country will continue to grow faster than its larger emerging peers. In its Global Economic Prospects Report released on 07 June, the Washington-based institution downgraded its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4 per cent from the 2.9 Read More


Current Affairs 7th June, 2016

Current Affairs 7th June, 2016   Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2016-17 The Reserve Bank of India has left the key interest rate or the repo rate unchanged at 6.5 per cent in the second bi-monthly review of its monetary policy on June 07. RBI indicated that the risks to inflation were on the upside. “The inflation surprise in April reading makes the future trajectory of inflation somewhat more uncertain&rd Read More


Current Affairs 6th June, 2016

Current Affairs 6th June, 2016   ADB, India ink $200 million loan agreement for Jharkhand roads The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) inked an agreement for a $200 million loan to upgrade 176-km roads in Jharkhand. The financing for the Jharkhand State Roads II Project will help upgrade the existing sections of four state roads and also support improvements in the design, safety and maintenance of the road Read More


Current Affairs 5th June, 2016

Current Affairs 5th June, 2016   1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on second leg of his five-nation tour reached Qatar and visited a workers’ camp in Doha, interacted and shared a meal with them. The Prime Minister yesterday visited Afghanistan and inaugurated the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam in Herat. The Prime Minister has been conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan’s highest c Read More


Current Affairs 4th June, 2016

Current Affairs 4th June, 2016   India, Singapore agree to enhance scale of military interaction India and Singapore have agreed to enhance the scale of existing bilateral military interaction and decided to expand the interaction between the armed forces. Decision in this regard, was taken at inaugural Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD). The Dialogue was co-chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Read More


Current Affairs, 3rd June 2016

CURRENT AFFAIRS   Current Affairs, 3rd June 2016   India among top five innovation destinations Innovation centres in the country doubled to 16 in the six-month period ending February this year, and took India into the top 5 global destinations for innovation, a report by consulting major Capgemini. India has been rising in the ranks of favourite destinations to open innovation centres. Previous research identifi Read More


Current Affairs 2nd June, 2016

current-affairs-2nd-june-2016   GIFT’s IFSC inks pact with Singapore International  Arbitration Centre Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Ltd (GIFTCL) and GIFT SEZ Ltd (GIFT SEZ) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Under the MOA, GIFTCL, GIFT SEZ and SIAC will collaborate to promote the use of arbitration, mediation, and o Read More


Current Affairs 1st June, 2016

Current Affairs 1st June, 2016 Four month window to disclose black money opens today The Income Declaration Scheme, seeking to provide an opportunity to all persons who have not declared their income correctly in previous years to come forward and declare undisclosed incomes, will open on June 1st and will remain in force till 30th of September. According to reports, the four month disclosure window will provide an opportunity to dome Read More


Current Affairs 31st May, 2016

Current Affairs 31st May, 2016   May 31: World No-Tobacco Day World No Tobacco Day is observed across the globe on May 31 every year. It is aimed at encouraging people to abstain from consuming tobacco for 24 hours and raising awareness about the hazardous effects of tobacco consumption on a person’s health and well-being. The Delhi Medical Council, Heart Care Foundation of India and IMA have recommended a complete ban o Read More


Current Affairs 29th & 30th May, 2016

Current Affairs 29th & 30th May, 2016   Committee to boost Cashless Transaction in the Country The government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have been working on how to reduce cash transactions in the economy. In this regard, they formed a committee last month, of seven members, chaired by a ministry official, Neeraj Kumar Gupta. It aims to increase card acceptance infrastructure, fix interchange fee for credit cards Read More


Current Affairs 28th May, 2016

Current Affairs 28th May, 2016   ‘Number of public sector banks to come down to 8-10’ Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on May 27 said that the number of PSU banks will come down dramatically from 27 to around 8-10 once the “dust settles” and the consolidation phase ends. Currently, there are 27 state-owned banks in the country. He stated that they have gone through governance and management re Read More


Current Affairs 27th May, 2016

Current Affairs 27th May, 2016   20 Nirbhaya buses with multiple IT-enabled safety measures launched Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched 20 Nirbhaya buses of Rajasthan State Transport Corporation (RSTC). These buses are fitted with multiple IT-enabled safety measures to better protect women passengers and keep anti-social elements under check. These buses were launched by RSTC as a pilot proj Read More


Current Affairs 26th May, 2016

Current Affairs 26th May, 2016   World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy in focus World leaders kick off two days of G7 talks in Japan on May 26 with the creaky global economy, terrorism, refugees, China’s controversial maritime claims, and a possible Brexit headlining their packed agenda. Heads of state and government from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan are meeting in Ise Read More


2 years of Modi govt: BJP to launch series of programmes to highlight achievements (English)

2 years of Modi govt: BJP to launch series of programmes to highlight achievements (English)   Prime Minister Narendra Modi today will launch the two-year anniversary celebrations of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre with a rally in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.   He will visit Shillong tomorrow, Delhi on May 28 , Dhavalgiri in Karnataka on May 29, Balasore, Odisha, on June 2, and also Rajasthan. Read More


2 years of Modi govt: BJP to launch series of programmes to highlight achievements (Hindi)

2 years of Modi govt: BJP to launch series of programmes to highlight achievements (Hindi) नई दिल्ली. मोदी सरकार के गुरुवार को दो साल पूरे हो रहे हैं। सरकार ने #TransformingIndia थीम के जरिए अपने एचीवमेंट को लोगों तक पहुंचाने का प्लान बनाय Read More


Railways to highlight 2-year achievements of Modi government

Railways to highlight 2-year achievements of Modi government Railways will undertake an week-long elaborate programme from May 26 to mark the completion of two years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. "The week will be celebrated as 'Rail humsafar' and during the period we will focus on passenger amenities including cleanliness, catering, punctuality among others to mark the completion of two years," sa Read More


Two Years of Modi Government

Two Years of Modi Government   Weekly Roundup 11 – 17 April 2016 Union Cabinet approved signing of a MoU between India and UAE on cooperation in preventing and combating Human Trafficking. PM Modi launched “Gramoday se Bharat Uday” Abhiyan in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh PM Modi launched e-NAM (National Agriculture Market)   Weekly Roundup 4 – 10 April 2016 PM Narendra Modi launched &ld Read More


Current Affairs 25th May, 2016

Current Affairs 25th May, 2016   Govt renames disability dept; ‘divyang’ replaces ‘viklang’ The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will now be known as ‘Divyangjan’ Sashaktikaran Vibhag in Hindi, dropping the word ‘viklangjan’ from its previous nomenclature. The development comes nearly five months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his radio address &l Read More


Current Affairs 24th May, 2016

Current Affairs 24th May, 2016   India’s first reusable space shuttle RLV-TD launched The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully test launched the first indigenous Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD). It was launched from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The launch was part of a series of technology demonstration missions, which i Read More


Current Affairs 22nd & 23rd May, 2016

Current Affairs 22nd & 23rd May, 2016   India, Iran sign 12 bilateral agreements in various areas India and Iran signed 12 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Agreements in various areas including building and operating the Chabahar port by India. The other agreements include cooperation in science and technology, culture, library sciences, and cooperation between the EXIM banks of both the countries. These agreements Read More


Current Affairs 21th May, 2016

Current Affairs 21th May, 2016   Himachal Pradesh Govt launches PEHAL Himachal Pradesh Government has launched ‘PEHAL’, a vision document of the Shimla District administration for raising education standards. It was launched by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Shimla. PEHAL is an attempt to integrate the various stakeholders in the development story of the district. It aims to identify certain thrust areas which h Read More


Current Affairs 20th May, 2016

Current Affairs 20th May, 2016   India to grow at 7.5% in 2016, 2017: Moody’s Forecasting Indian economy to grow 7.5 per cent in the current and next year, Moody’s Investors Service said the expansion is primarily driven by rising consumption and sustained improvement in private investment was needed to maintain the momentum. The Indian economy had grown by 7.3 per cent in 2015-16. Moody’s in his Global Macr Read More


Current Affairs, 19th May, 2016

Current Affairs, 19th May, 2016   SBI seeks to take over 5 associate PSBs, Bhartiya Mahila Bank The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to merge its five associate public sector banks (PSBs) and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. In this regard, SBI has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that it is seeking in-principle approval for acquisition from the Union Government. The fi Read More


Current Affairs 18th May, 2016

Current Affairs 18th May, 2016   IT dept launches e-nivaran portal to fast track taxpayers grievances The Income Tax (IT) department has launched electronic grievance redressal system ‘e-nivaran’ to fast track taxpayer grievances and ensure early resolution of their complaints. In this regard, a separate and dedicated window for grievance redressal has been launched in the Income Tax Business Application (ITBA). Th Read More


Current Affairs 17th May, 2016

Current Affairs 17th May, 2016 National conference on ‘ Gaushalas ‘ organised in New Delhi A day long national conference on ‘gaushalas’ has been organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the event. The seminar was meant to deal with Read More


Current Affairs 15th & 16th May, 2016

Current Affairs 15th & 16th May, 2016   Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched BJP president Amit Shah launched the “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana” giving cooking gas connections to poor tribal families in Dahod district of Gujarat. Five crore connections would be provided to rural areas across the country. The new initiative is termed as the right tool for women empowerment as with gas connections, women will Read More


Current Affairs 14th May, 2016

Current Affairs 14th May, 2016   RBI proposes higher provisions, risk weight for loans exceeding threshold The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that there is a build-up of high concentration of credit risk in the banking sector and has proposed, in a discussion paper, higher provisioning norms if loans exceed a certain threshold. The discussion paper proposed the new norms to be applicable from 2017-18. The central bank h Read More


Current Affairs 13th May, 2016

Current Affairs 13th May, 2016   RBI issues norms for branch offices by foreign entities The Reserve Bank on 13 May said that entities from Pakistan, China, Bangladesh and four other regions will require its prior approval to establish branch office or project office in India. Other countries and regions are Sri Lanka, Afghanistan,Iran and Hong Kong or Macau, RBI said while releasing guidelines for foreign entities to open a Read More


Current Affairs 12th May, 2016

Current Affairs 12th May, 2016 ICICI Bank launches business credit card with Jet Airways ICICI Bank on 12 May 2016 launched the country’s first contactless business credit card in association with Jet Airways for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees. ICICI christened his first contactless card with ‘Jet Airways ICICI Bank Business Advantage Card’. This co-branded credit card will help customers Read More


Current Affairs 11th May, 2016

Current Affairs 11th May, 2016   Harish Rawat led Congress Govt wins the Floor Test in Uttarakhand  Harish Rawat-led Congress Government has won the floor test in the state legislative assembly conducted on 10 May 2016 on the order of the Supreme Court. In the floor test Harish Rawat Government recieved 33 votes against 28 votes out of 61 qualified members who voted in the assembly. Based on this, the apex court has allow Read More


Current Affairs 10th May, 2016

Current Affairs 10th May, 2016   Govt allows 100% ‘automatic’ FDI in ARCs The Centre has allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) under the automatic route. So far, foreign investment was automatic only up to 49 per cent; beyond that government approval was needed. FII/FPIs have been permitted to invest up to 100 per cent of each tranche in security receipts issu Read More


Current Affairs 8th & 9th May, 2016

Current Affairs 8th & 9th May, 2016   Single emergency number ‘112’ to be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017  The single emergency number ‘112’ will be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017 to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department. In this regard, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad approved the provision of a single numb Read More


Current Affairs 7th May, 2016

Current Affairs 7th May, 2016   Rs.100-crore fine proposed for wrong India map The NDA government has proposed a law where wrong depiction of the map of India could land the violators in jail with a maximum term of seven years and fine up to Rs. 100 crore. This measure has been envisaged by the government against the backdrop of instances where certain social networking sites showed Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as Read More


Current Affairs 6th May 2016

Current Affairs 6th May 2016 SBI launches card-less payment solution for offline transactions State Bank of India, the country’s largest public sector bank, has launched a mobile payment solution that will enable customers to make digital payments at offline stores by scanning a QR (quick response) code on their smartphones. The service has been launched in Bengaluru with a sizable number of merchants and will soon expand into o Read More


Current Affairs 5th May 2016

Current Affairs 5th May 2016   Reliance Power to set up plant in Bangladesh Reliance Power, promoted by Anil Ambani, would be now venturing into Bangladesh for setting up a power plant. Reliance Power has received in-principle approval from the Bangladesh government for the first phase of a 3,000 megawatt gas-based power plant, paving the way for the largest Foreign Direct Investment in the neighbouring country with a potenti Read More


Current Affairs 4th May 2016

Current Affairs 4th May 2016   Big B, Kangana receive National Awards The prestigious National Film Awards were presented on 03 May, when President Pranab Mukherjee conferred top honours. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actress Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Leela Bhansali among others received their awards from the President. Baahubali has won the Best Film award at 63rd National Film Award. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan won the B Read More


Current Affairs 3rd May 2016

Current Affairs 3rd May 2016 Indian Railways ink MoU with Haryana and Punjab to plant trees alongside Railway Track  The Union Ministry of Railways and Forest Department of Haryana & Punjab have inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for plantation of trees alongside Railway Track on Railway Land Boundary. The MoU paves way for planting around 5 lakh trees alongside Railway Track on Railway Land Boundary prior to Monsoon Seas Read More


Current Affairs 1st May & 2nd May 2016

Current Affairs 1st May & 2nd May 2016   Union Govt launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana The Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for providing free of cost LPG (cooking gas) connections to women from BPL Households. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Maldepur Morh, Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. The tagline for the scheme is Swachh Indhan, Behtar Jeevan. Under PMUY, each of the ben Read More


Current Affairs 30th April, 2016

Current Affairs 30th April, 2016 Union Government approves Rs. 9,005 Crore Investment for affordable housing in three states – Maharashtra, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir Union Government nods Rs.9,005 crore investment in reasonable housing of 73,205 houses in 3 States for Economically Weaker sections under Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana 3 States: Maharashtra, Punjab and J&K Ministry: Housing & Urban Poverty A Read More


Current Affairs 29th April, 2016

Current Affairs 29th April, 2016 Constitution (Schedule Caste) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Parliament The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 are passed in parliament The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950. The Indian Constitution authorizes the P Read More


Current Affairs 27th & 28th April 2016

Current Affairs 27th & 28th April 2016   Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the gold medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship in Russia. Mr. Pattnaik won the competition for his 15 feet high art work Mahatma Gandhi’s sculpture for non-violence and peace.   New Zealand’s five-dollar note has been named the banknote of the year for 2015 by the International Bank Note Society.   Read More


Current Affairs, 24th, 25th & 26 April, 2016

Current Affairs, 24th, 25th & 26 April, 2016   1) World Intellectual Property Day 2016 observed globally: The World Intellectual Property Day 2016 was on 26 April 2016 observed across the world with the theme Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation an Read More


Current Affairs, 22nd & 23rd April, 2016

Current Affairs, 22nd & 23rd April, 2016   1) World Book and Copyright Day World Book Capital 2016: Wroclaw, Poland .  Day was mainly chosen on basis that notable authors like Cervantes,Shakesphere, Garcilasco, who passed away on this day.   2) PM to launch Rs 8K cr scheme for free LPG connections to poor: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on May 1 launch an ambitious Rs 8,000 crore scheme to provide Read More


Current Affairs, 20th & 21st April, 2016

Current Affairs, 20th & 21st April, 2016   1) 10th Civil Services Day: Tenth Civil Services Day is being observed.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presenting awards, Highlight of the programme will be awards to officials of 10 districts for their contribution to effective implementation of the government’s key initiatives.   2) India's 1st Beti Garden to celebrate girl child: 'Shloka Beti Gard Read More


Current Affairs 18th & 19 April, 2016

Current Affairs 18th & 19 April, 2016 1) Maneka Gandhi inaugurates Regional Conference of North Eastern States on Child Adoption: The Minister of Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi will inaugurate tomorrow a major One Day Regional Conference with North Eastern States in Shillong on the issues relating to Child Adoption.   2) Railways to allow ticket cancellation over phone: Railways will shortly be launch Read More


Current Affairs 16th & 17 April, 2016

Current Affairs 16th & 17 April, 2016   1) Government to allow Pakistan Hindus to buy property, open bank accounts: People belonging to minority communities of Pakistan, staying in India on a Long Term Visa, will soon be allowed to buy property, open bank accounts and get PAN and Aadhaar cards.   2) Suresh Prabhu to launch free Wi-Fi service at Bhubaneswar railway station : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu w Read More


Current Affairs 14th & 15th April, 2016

Current Affairs 14th & 15th April, 2016   1) 69th Himachal Day being celebrated in the State :   Himachal Pradesh is celebrating 69th Himachal Day . On the occasion, a state-level function would be held at Ghumarvin town in Bilaspur district where Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will unfurl the national flag.     2) PM Narendra Modi launches National Agriculture Market portal eNAM   Read More


Current Affairs 11th, 12th & 13th April, 2016

1) Baisakhi being celebrated in northern part of the country   The festival of harvest, Baisakhi is being celebrated in northern part of the country .On this occasion, farmers, especially in Punjab and Haryana, express their gratitude for a good harvest and pray for prosperity in the coming year.Baisakhi has special significance amongst the Sikh, as they also celebrate the foundation of the Khalsa panth set up by Guru Gobind Singh Read More


Current Affairs 9th & 10 April, 2016

Current Affairs 9th & 10 April, 2016   1) Centre releases Rs 12,230 crore for MGNREGA   Ministry of Rural Development has released a central share of Rs. 12,230 Crore to the States in connection with the implementation of its flagship programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. This is the biggest amount for the scheme released in one go by the ministry.     2) Gurgaon t Read More


Current Affairs 7th & 8th April, 2016

1) Book Launched By Arvind Kejriwal Co-Authored By Imran Hashmi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched the book "The Kiss of Life: How a superhero and my son defeated cancer" in New Delhi. The book is written by Bilal Siddiqi and co authored by Emraan Hashmi.The book has been published by Penguin Books India in three languages. The book narrates the story of Emraan’s life when his family dealt with the horrific s Read More


Current Affairs, April 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th, 2016

1) Manish Sharma first Indian to be Executive Officer Panasonic Corporation   Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has appointed senior executive Manish Sharma to its global executive council, inducting an Indian onto the coveted decision-making body of the $80-billion company for the first time ever. Sharma is the first Indian and fourth non-Japanese member of the 50-member Council headed by a global president.   2) Read More


Current Affairs 30th , 31st March, & 1st April 2016

1) Mehbooba to be sworn in as J&K CM on Apr 4 Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti will be sworn in as the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir on April 4, said late CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's advisor Amitabh Mattoo. PDP and BJP reportedly conveyed the mutually-agreed date to Governor NN Vohra. This comes after a two-month long deadlock on government formation after the death of CM Sayeed. 2) Telangana Read More


Current Affairs 28th & 29th March, 2016

1) World Bank approved to Jordan and Rajasthan   The long-term loan, almost interest free by World Bank of $100 million loan to Jordan for job creation, comes after Lebanon was also awarded $100 million to ensure universal school enrolment for Lebanese and Syrian refugee children by 2017.In an attempt by the international community to improve conditions for refugees in overburdened regional host Jordan will get a cheap $100 millio Read More


Current Affairs 26th & 27th March, 2016

1) Guj to set up nation's 1st organic farming university Gujarat will set up the country's first university focusing exclusively on organic farming and research,said CM Anandiben Patel on Saturday. A total of Rs10 crore has been allotted towards the university in the 2016-17 state budget. While the university's location is yet to be decided, the state has set up a cell to implement its new organic farming policy. 2) In Read More


Current Affairs 26th & 27th March, 2016

1) Guj to set up nation's 1st organic farming university Gujarat will set up the country's first university focusing exclusively on organic farming and research,said CM Anandiben Patel on Saturday. A total of Rs10 crore has been allotted towards the university in the 2016-17 state budget. While the university's location is yet to be decided, the state has set up a cell to implement its new organic farming policy. 2) In Read More


Current Affairs 22nd March to 25th March 2016

1) Jeff Bezos tops Fortune's Greatest Leaders list   Amazon Founder and CEO, 52-year-old Jeff Bezos, has topped Fortune magazine's 'World's Greatest Leaders' list, followed by German Chancellor Angel Merkel and Burmese stateswoman Aung San Suu Kyi. Amazon's market value is $260 billion, with Bezos’ stake worth $46 billion. Bezos has also founded Blue Origin, an aerospace developing and manufacturing c Read More


Current Affairs 20th March & 21st March 2016

1) Hockey team for Sultan Azlan Shah announced   Hockey India today announced the 18-member Indian Hockey team that will take part in the 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. While Sardar Singh will lead the team as Captain, SV Sunil will be supporting him as the Vice-Captain. The tournament will be held in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia from 6 to 16 April.   2) Hinduja brothers top the Rich Asian’s List   Read More


Current Affairs 19 March 2016

1) Ace Fashion Designer Ritu Beri Appointed As Advisor For Khadi Promotion   Ace fashion designer Ritu Beri has been appointed as the advisor for Khadi promotion. she will do her best to make Khadi "a global fabric to reckon" with. "Honoured to be advisor Khadi and Village Industries Commission,"  The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises is implementing several schemes for the holistic developmen Read More


Current Affairs 16th, 17th & 18th March

1) Ashley Judd Appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador   The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the lead UN agency for delivery of a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled, today appointed actor and activist Ashley Judd as its Goodwill Ambassador. UNFA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin announcing the appointment, Ms. Judd told journalists tha Read More


Current Affairs 15th March, 2016

1) 46 Countries To Participate In 9th Defence Expo In Goa   For the first time that the Expo will travel to Goa from Delhi. Defexpo India 2016 will be the ninth in the series of Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition held every alternate year. More than 977 companies and 46 countries have registered for the upcoming Defence Expo scheduled in Goa from 28th to 31st March. With this, the event is steering the p Read More


Current Affairs 12th, 13th & 14 March

1) Kerala Tourism’s Responsible Tourism Campaign Wins Golden City Gate Award At ITB Berlin   Kerala Tourism’s new campaign on responsible tourism has bagged the prestigious Golden City Gate Award at the world’s leading travel trade show , ITB in the German capital of Berlin. Titled ‘New Worlds’, the multimedia campaign containing three short films directed by reputed Malayalam filmmaker Anwar Rasheed Read More


Current Affairs, 11th March 2016

1) 57 Countries to participate in first Maritime Summit   The first Maritime summit to be held at India is going to witness the participation of 57 countries from the world. The maiden Maritime summit is going to be organized in Mumbai, Maharashtra The summit is conducted by Union Ministry of Shipping in April,2016   2) Singapore ranked world's most expensive city   Singapore was ranked the world' Read More


Current Affairs, 10th March 2016

1) Hyundai is now the official partner of BCCI   Korean auto-giant Hyundai, has signed a deal with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as an associate sponsor. Under the four year pact, Hyundai shall be an official partner for all matches to be played across the three formats - Test, One day, and T20. The deal includes in-stadia car display, promotions and Hyundai branding during matches.   2) PSUs Spent Read More


Current Affairs, 9th March 2016

1) NTPC Bags Poll Based Investor Communication Award   NTPC  has been conferred the Research Investor Communication Award among the “Large Corporates” category .Director Finance of the Company Shri K. Biswal, received the award at a ceremony held at BSE in Mumbai   2) Telangana, Maharashtra ink MoU for five irrigation projects   The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Tela Read More


Current Affairs, 8th March 2016

1) Countdown for launch of India’s 6th navigational satellite IRNSS-1F begins in Sriharikota   Countdown for the launch of PSLV-C32 to place India's sixth navigational satellite IRNSS-1F in the orbit started at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota this morning. ISRO's workhorse PSLV-C32 will lift off at 4 PM on Thursday.    2) Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drugs test at Read More


Current Affairs, 6th & 7th March 2016

1) Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani dies at 45   Malayalam actor and singer Kalabhavan Mani passed away at a hospital in Kochi on Sunday at the age of 45 years owing to a liver ailment. Mani won the National Film Award for his role in the 1999 Malayalam film, 'Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum.' Notably, Mani had also worked as an autorickshaw driver prior to his film career.   2) Madhuri launches her jewell Read More


Current Affairs, 5th March 2016

1) Manoj Kumar to get Dadasaheb Phalke Award   Veteran Bollywood actor Manoj Kumar was today chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2015. The title is the highest honour in Indian cinema given annually by the government for lifetime contribution to the industry. Kumar, who was bestowed with the Padma Shri in 1992, is popularly known as 'Bharat Kumar' for playing patriotic roles in films including 'Upkaar'. & Read More


Current Affairs, 4th March 2016

1) Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma passes away   Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma passed away aged 68 due to a heart attack at his Delhi residence today. Sangma was the Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1996 to 1998 and the CM of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. Sangma was also a co-founder of the Nationalist Congress Party. The Lok Sabha is adjourned for today following his death.   2) World Wildlife Day observed with theme Read More


Current Affairs, 3rd March 2016

1) Woman to lead Army contingent for the first time   Lieutenant Colonel Sophia Qureshi will be leading an Indian Army contingent in a multilateral military training exercise in Pune, becoming the first woman to achieve the feat in the country. She will be leading a 40-member contingent at the multilateral military training exercise, Force 18, being held in the city since March 2 and will end on March 8.   2) World Read More


Current Affairs 2nd March , 2016

1)  Bill Gates richest man in the world: Forbes   Microsoft's Co-founder Bill Gates continued his reign as the world's richest person for the third year in a row with a net worth of $75 billion, according to Forbes' annual billionaire ranking. Zara's founder Amancio Ortega moved to the second spot, displacing Mexico’s Carlos Slim who slipped to the fourth position. Warren Buffet retained his position at Read More


Current Affairs 1st, March 2016

1) Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate 1st Raisina Dialogue in Delhi   External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate the 1st Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi this evening. Envisioned as India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics, the Raisina Dialogue 2016 is designed to explore prospects and opportunities for Asian integration.    2) TCS recognised as 'Top Global Employer'   Read More


Current Affairs 28th and 29th February 2016

1) Alok Verma takes charge as Delhi Police chief   Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma today took charge as the new Police Commissioner of Delhi. This follows former Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi's retirement who said on his day of tenure that it is a 'misunderstanding' that the men in uniform work under 'political pressure'. Verma, who is currently Director General (Prisons), will hold the post till July Read More


Current Affairs 27th February 2016

1) Malayalam filmmaker Rajesh Pillai passes away   Malayalam director Rajesh Pillai who is accredited with films like 'Traffic' (2011) and 'Mili' (2015) passed away today at the age of 41. Pillai, who was undergoing treatment for liver cirrhosis and pneumonia, breathed his last at PVS Hospital, Kochi, where he was admitted on February 25. Pillai remade his film 'Traffic' in Hindi in 2014.   2) Read More


Current Affairs 26th February, 2016

1) Jabong appoints former eBay India head as COO   Online fashion retailer Jabong on Thursday appointed former eBay India Country Manager B Muralikrishnan as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Muralikrishnan will work closely with Jabong's largest shareholder Global Fashion Group (GFG) and will be responsible for the company's technology, product and digital marketing functions. This is Jabong's fourth top-level hiring Read More


Current Affairs 25th February 2016

1) India to host 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation   As a move to conserve the tiger population the 3rd Asian Ministerial conference is set to begin on April 12 in India. The conference is inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.India to host 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation. 13 Nations will participate in this conference which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Read More


Current Affair 24th February 2016

1) Afghan cyclists nominated for Nobel Peace Prize   Afghanistan's national women's cycling team has been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The women are challenging gender barriers in Afghanistan, and are among very few Afghan women who cycle socially in their country as it is considered taboo for them. Following an online campaign, 118 Italian ministers voted to nominate them for the Nobel Peace Prize.   Read More


Current Affairs 23rd February , 2016

1) Katni district (MP) to have India's longest railway bridge   Madhya Pradesh's Katni district is all set to get India's longest railway bridge, 14 kilometres on the up line.The project has received clearance and it will be completed in five years, costing Rs600 crore. It will be three and a half times longer than the current longest Vembanad rail bridge in Kerala which is 4.62 kilometres long.   2) Parli Read More


Current Affairs 21 & 22nd February, 2016

1) Rurban mission launched in Chhattisgarh :   Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission launched by Narendra Modi   AIM --To transform the rural areas to get an urban look.    Started -- Dongargarh near chattisgarh   2) Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for the development of Smart Cities   SPVs have been set up for Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopalin Madhya Pradesh and Jaipur and Uda Read More


Current Affairs 20th February, 2016

INDIA :   1) Dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh   Dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul has been sworn-in as the 9th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Governor JP Rajkhowa administered the oath of office and secrecy to him in a simple function at Raj Bhawan in Itanagar Friday night. The oath taking ceremony was attended by 31 MLAs including the Congress rebels, Read More


Current Affairs 19th February, 2016

INDIA :   1) Vijay Rupani elected Gujarat BJP chief   In Gujarat, MLA from Rajkot (West) constituency and Cabinet Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani is elected as the new state BJP President today. Mr. Rupani elected unanimously as only one nomination has filed. Mr. Rupani's nomination was filed by cief Minister Anandiben Patel which was supported by other cabinet ministers.    2) 2nd Joint Working Group Read More


Current Affairs 18th February, 2016

INDIA :   1) I&B Minister releases reference annuals India 2106, Bharat 2016   Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today released India 2016 and Bharat 2016, reference annuals in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Jaitley said the kind of details India 2016 carries makes it a must-read for everyone, particularly for journalists and politicians. He said India 2016 will be of great use for Read More


Current Affairs 17th February, 2016

INDIA :   1) Jaya asks PM to fasten set up of AIIMS in TN   Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today drafted a letter to PM Narendra Modi requesting to fasten up the procedures for setting up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in the state. The establishment of an AIIMS in Tamil Nadu was announced in the Union Budget 2015-16. However, the location is yet to be communicated, Jaya said.   Read More


Current Affairs 16th February, 2016

INDIA :   1)  Sagarmala Initiative launched to augment infrastructure in coastal areas   Recently, the government announced that it has identified 150 critical projects in 13 states along the 7,500 km coastline of India, which will boost infrastructure development in coastal areas under the ambitious Sagarmala Project.  The Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said, "We hav Read More


Current Affairs 15th February, 2016

INDIA :   1) Govt approves over Rs 4,087 crore aid to seven drought-hit states   Government today approved central assistance of over Rs 4,087 crore to seven states affected by drought. A high level committee chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund after examining the proposals based on the report of the Central Team which visited the affected states.   Read More


Current Affairs, 14th Feb 2016

INDIA :   1)  Govt to distribute 14 crore Soil Health cards by March 2017   Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said, 14 crore Soil Health card will be distributed in the country by March 2017. Addressing Assam Krishi Unnayan Mela at Kahikuchi in Guwahati today, he said, steps have been taken to achieve the target. He emphasized the need to impart modern technology in agriculture sector.   Read More


Current Affairs 13 February, 2016

INDIA :   1)  PM Modi greets people on World Radio Day; Terms it as a beautiful means of communication   Today is World Radio Day. The day celebrates the Radio as a medium to improve international cooperation between broadcasters. This Year theme is 'Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted Radio lovers on the occasion of World Radio Day. In his message today, Mr Modi Read More


Current Affairs 12 February, 2016

INDIA : (Current News 12 February, 2016)   1) India set to get its first bio-fuel refinery in Assam by 2019   India is expected to get its first biofuel refinery in Assam by 2019. Lately, Indian oil marketing companies (OMCs) have seen a hike in the requirement of biofuel, as national policies necessitate certain percentage of its blending with petrol and diesel. Currently, the 'National Policy on bio-fuel 2009 Read More


Current Affairs 11 February, 2016

INDIA :   1)  Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan   Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was today given ceremonial reception at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.Later, the visiting dignitary met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence where the two leaders are believed to have Read More


Current Affairs 10th February , 2016

INDIA :   1) AP Govt proposes to develop INS Viraat as tourism centre   Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced that Aircraft carrier INS Viraat, will be developed as a tourism centre after its decommissioning following decades of service in the Navy. He said the Indian Navy is going to decommission INS Viraat very soon and there is a proposal by the defence ministry to develop it as a tourist Read More


Current Affairs 9th February , 2016

INDIA   1) 6th National Science Film Festival & Competition begins   The five days 6th National Science Film Festival & Competition (NSFF) began on Tuesday at Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai. Gracing the inaugural function, Dr. Mike Pandey, India’s Iconic Wildlife Conservationist and Environmentalist / Filmmaker, said that films are the medium of thoughts and discussions and this festival will help create Read More


Current Affairs 8th February , 2016

INDIA :   1)  Parl Standing committee on Home Affairs in Jaisalmer to review border security   In Rajasthan, Parliamentary Standing committee of Ministry of Home Affairs reached Jaisalmer today on two day visit. The twelve member committee led by P. Bhatacharya will review security measures along Indo-Pak international border. They will also visit security posts along the border. Tomorrow, the committee will also Read More


Current Affairs 7th February , 2016

INDIA :   1)  PMKVY completes 10 lakh enrolments under Skill India   The front runner programme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) has completed 10 lakh enrolments.As per the recent announcement, there are 10, 28,671 enrolments under 382 active job roles out of which 70% have already completed their trainings. The scheme has been implemented by Natio Read More


Current Affairs 6th February , 2016

INDIA :     1) Consumers can send Whatsapp messages to complaint against over pricing   Consumers who are charged more than the MRP can now file their complaints on WhatsApp or dial up the Weights and Measures department for appropriate action. An official from the state Food and Civil Supplies department said that people can now WhatsApp their complaints on 9869691666 or dial 022-22886666 between 10 AM to 5. Read More


Current Affairs 5th February , 2016

INDIA :   1)  PM to visit Assam to dedicate NE's first petro-chemical project BCPL to nation   Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visiti Assam today to dedicate the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) at Lepetkata to the nation. The plant is the first ever petro-chemical project in the entire North-East.  He will also dedicate India's highest wax producing unit using indigenous technology i Read More


Current Affairs 4th February, 2016

INDIA :   1)  Govt. sets up Tax Policy Council headed by Finance Minister   The Union Government set up a Tax Policy Research Unit (TPRU) and Tax Policy Council by replacing Tax Research Unit and Tax Policy and Legislation. The TPRU is multi penal body its aim is to carry out the studies on various topics of fiscal and tax policies referred to it by CBDT and CBEC.   2)  Cabinet approves JV with Read More


Current Affairs 3rd FEBRUARY, 2016

INDIA :   1)  India’s Health Ministry issued health advisory, appointing National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the nodal agency for investigation of outbreak- should the situation arise. This comes in the backdrop of  the World Health Organization designating the Zika virus and its suspected complications in newborns as a public health emergency of international concern earlier this week. Zika virus disease Read More


Current Affairs 2nd FEBRUARY, 2016

INDIA :   1)  Centre to soon introduce bill for 50% reservation for women in Panchyats   Central Government will bring amendment bill in the coming budget session of Parliament to reserve a particular ward in panchyati raj institution for two consecutive terms. Addressing the All India Regional Editors Union Conference Jaipur today Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said that this would enable th Read More


Current Affairs 1st FEBRUARY, 2016

INDIA :   1)   First high-speed train Gatimaan Express to roll out this month   The Indian Railways is set to roll out its first semi high-speed train 'Gatimaan Express' from mid-February. The Indian Railways is set to roll out its first semi high-speed train 'Gatimaan Express' from mid-February even as work on the Delhi-Chandigarh semi highspeed corridor has been expedited. The Delhi Division Read More


Current Affairs 31st JANUARY, 2016

INDIA :   1) Dr. Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates a 25 Panel Exhibition Titled ‘Mohan Se Mahatma Tak’ at Rajghat Samadhi Samiti    On the 68th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture inaugurated a 25 panel Exhibition titled ‘Mohan se Mahatma Tak’ based on the evolution of Gandhiji from a mere ‘Monia’, his childh Read More


Current Affairs 30TH JANUARY, 2016

INDIA :   1)  Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's Black Stone Statue Unveiled In Odisha   A black stone statue of former president APJ Abdul Kalam was unveiled at Chandipur on sea beach near the Integrated Test Range (ITR), considered as his 'theatre of action', 15 km from Balasore. "I feel proud to unveil the statue of Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam who dedicated his life for nation building," Read More


Current Affairs 29TH JANUARY, 2016

INDIA :   1)  UP IPS Aparna Kumar scales tallest peak in Antarctica   UP cadre IPS officer Aparna Kumar has become the country’s first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in the Antarctica. She achieved the feat on January 17. She hoisted the Tricolour and the flag of the Uttar Pradesh Police Service on Mount Vinson Massif. She set out on the Antarctic expedition on 5 January 2016, Read More


Current Affairs 28TH JANUARY, 2016

INDIA :   1) RBI Shortlists Five Cos for Audit and Risk Monitoring Mechanism   The Reserve Bank plans to procure an Audit Management and Risk Monitoring System (AMRMS) for the central bank from five "potential shortlisted" solution providers, including PwC and Quadrant 4 Software Solutions. The RBI said it has decided to implement AMRMS to carry out various audit and risk monitoring related activities effici Read More


Current Affairs 27th January, 2016

INDIA :   1)  Najeeb Jung congratulates Delhi for winning best State Award    Lt Governor Najeeb Jung congratulated Delhi for winning the best State Award under the category of initiatives for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Electoral Roll Management on the National Voter's Day 2016.   2)  Modi govt's flagship Atal Pension Yojana meets 10 per cent of target   The Ce Read More


Current Affair 26th January, 2016

INDIA    1)  Modi greets French President Francois Hollande at Chandigarh's Rock Garden   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met French President Francois Hollande at Chandigarh's famous Rock Garden. The Rock Garden has been created by city resident Nek Chand entirely from waste material.   2)   EC celebrates 6th National Voters’ Day across India   The Electio Read More


Current News 25th January, 2016

INDIA :   1) Andhra Pradesh govt to introduce `priest at your doorstep’   The AP endowments department has decided to introduce a novel scheme, “Bhaktuni Chentaku Bhagvantudu” (God visiting the devotee), from the Telugu new year Ugadi. As part of the programme, the priest of the local temple will visit families to bless them on seven special occasions related to birth and marriage. In case of death, Read More


Current Affair 24th January, 2016

INDIA : 1)  PM Narendra Modi Declassifies 100 Secret Netaji Files On His Birth Anniversary   On the 119th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today put in the public domain, for the first time, 100 secret files on the freedom fighter whose disappearance 70 years ago remains a mystery. PM Modi had, in his meeting with members of the Bose family in October last year, announced that Read More


Current Affairs, 23rd JAN, 2016

INDIA :   1)  BR Ambedkar, 'Swachh Bharat' Among Themes For 67th Republic Day Tableaux   A giant statue of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar, rare natural abode of Asiatic lions in Gir, white tiger safari and initiatives like 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Digital India' are among the themes this year for the Republic Day tableaux. A total of 23 tableaux would be on display at the ceremonial parade, with 17 of Read More


Current Affairs, 22nd JAN, 2016

INDIA :   1)  Big B, Priyanka Chopra new ambassadors of Incredible India    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and beauty queen Priyanka Chopra have been brought on board as the new brand ambassadors of the ‘Incredible India’ tourism campaign. They have replaced Aamir Khan, who had fronted the government’s ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ campaign to promote the  country as a tour Read More


Current Affairs, 21st JAN, 2016

INDIA : 1) 4th India Africa Hydrocarbon Conference to be held in New Delhi   4th India Africa Hydrocarbon Conference to be held in New Delhi to explore opportunities, bridge boundaries and boost bilateral trade on January 21st and 22nd, 2016. In the Conference, 22 African nations are likely to participate.The Conference is aimed at greater cooperation between India and African continent towards ‘Development Transmitting Read More


Current Affairs, 20th JAN, 2016

INDIA :   1)  ‘Amma Call Centre’ launches    In an attempt to make governance more accessible to the public, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on 19 Jan 2016  has launched ‘Amma Call Centre’, which would function round the clock to receive calls from citizens.  The call centre, which would receive calls made through the toll-free number 1100, would be manned by 138 persons in the Read More


Current Affairs, 19 JAN, 2016

India :   1)  Twenty Five Brave Hearts Bag National Bravery Awards -2015   The children will receive their awards from Prime Minister  on January 24 and will also participate in Republic Day parade. 15-year-old Gaurav Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe from Maharashtra, who sacrificed his life while saving his four friends, and 24 other young bravehearts will be given the National Bravery Awards this year for their extr Read More


Current Affairs, 18 JAN, 2016

INDIA :   1) No Camel Contingent At Republic Day Parade For First Time In 66 Years.   For the first time in the history of the Republic Day celebrations, the iconic Border Security Force camel contingent will not be ambling down the Rajpath in New Delhi on the coming January 26.     2) Lalu Prasad Elected RJD President For 9th Consecutive Term.   Lalu Prasad was today formally electe Read More





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