NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

‘Pharma Sahi Daam’ App Launched

The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar launched a Mobile App “Pharma Sahi Daam” developed by NPPA which shows the MRP fixed...

POCSO e-Box to File Sexual Abuse Complaints

An online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse, the POCSO e-Box was launched by the Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay...

CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Tata Ties up with Top Academic Institutes

Tata Sons and Tata companies including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Chemicals, Tata Communications, Tata Steel, and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have entered into...

Avantha and Advent International Stake Sale

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals'(CGCEL) erstwhile promoter Avantha Group has transferred all the shares in the company to complete its stake sale to private equity...

LATEST APPOINTMENTS

Oriental Bank of Commerce Gets New CFO

Oriental Bank of Commerce has appointed Jitender Mohan Singh (General Manager) as Chief Financial Officer of the Bank in place of CHSS Mallikarjuna Rao. Accordingly,...

Amit Chandra Joins Tata Sons

Tata Sons appointed Bain Capital Managing Director Amit Chandra as a non-executive director on its board with immediate effect. Chandra joined Bain Capital as Managing...

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES

Third Party Verification of ODF Claims

Ministry of Urban Development has begun the process of third party verification of 'Open Defecation Free' ODF claims by towns under Swachh Bharat Mission...

‘Mera Aspataal’ Initiative Launched

Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the “Mera Aspataal / My Hospital” initiative at the third National Summit...

ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

NABARD Rs204 cr Loan for Haryana

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 204.67 crore under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for rural...

Power Grid Corp to Electrify Rail Tracks

Power Grid Corp (PGCIL) will soon start project to electrify 1,000 km of rail tracks on a pilot basis. In the first phase, the electrification...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Mars Experiment in Hawaii Ends

The six people who went into isolation for a year in Hawaii to help NASA plan for a mission to Mars has completed their...

Kudankulam Synchronised with Southern Grid

The 1000 MW second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was test synchronised with the southern power grid, marking generation of electricity from...

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Tunisia Gets Youngest Prime Minister

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed and members of his cabinet were sworn in after approval from parliament. Mr Chahed, at 40, is the country’s...

USD 55m World Bank Loan for Nepal

Nepal has been granted 55 million dollars by the World Bank as loan to upgrade some of its roads and bridges. The loan has been...

LATEST COMMITTEES

Madhukar Gupta Committee Submits Report

The Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Committee headed by former Home Secretary Madhukar...

Committee Setup on Surge Pricing by Taxis

Transport ministry has set up a high-level committee to look into various issues pertaining to taxi operators, including existing permits and surge pricing by...

ENVIRONMENT CURRENT AFFAIRS

Status of Major Reservoirs in India

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country as on August 24, 2016 was 102.147 BCM, which is 65% of total...

Typhoon Mindulle Hits Japan

Heavy rain drenched the Japanese capital Tokyo as Typhoon Mindulle swept in, bringing floods that suspended train services and high winds that forced airlines...

LATEST AWARDS

CRPF Appointed PV Sindhu as Commandant

Country's largest paramilitary force CRPF has decided to appoint Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu as it's brand ambassador and bestow the honorary rank...

National Sports and Adventure Awards 2016

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016 Following sports persons were conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016. Ms. P.V. Sindhu -Badminton Ms. Dipa Karmakar -Gymnastics Shri Jitu Rai -Shooting Ms....

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

India Myanmar MoU in Traditional Medicine

The Ministry of AYUSH signed a MoU on cooperation in the field of Traditional Medicine with the Ministry of Health & Sports of Government...

India – Mauritius Taxation Protocol Amended

The Protocol for amendment of the Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on...

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sachin Gifts BMW Cars to Sportpersons

Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu and bronze winner grappler Sakshi Malik along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand were...

Sania Mirza Wins Connecticut Open Title

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza won doubles title at the Connecticut Open with Monica Niculescu of Romania. They beat Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine and Chuang...

DEFENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

Indian Warships Visit Port Victoria

In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Seychelles and maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ships Kolkata, Trikand...

Scorpene Submarine Documents Leaked

The Australian newspaper reported that over 22,000 pages detailing the combat and performance capabilities of six Scorpene-class submarines produced by India in partnership with...

LATEST GK

List of Renamed States and Cities

Renamed States East Punjab to Punjab (change effective from 26 January 1950; state later trifurcated into modern-day Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab under the Punjab...

National Sports Day

Dhyan Chand was born on the 29th of August in 1905. To commemorate his birth anniversary, in 2012, the Government of India designated 29...

LAWS AND ACTS

Enemy Property Ordinance Promulgated

The Centre has for the fourth time promulgated an ordinance to amend nearly 50-year-old Enemy Property law. President has approved 'The Enemy Property (Amendment and...

Uttar Pradesh Government Introduces 2 Bills

With Supreme Court directing eviction of former chief ministers from state bungalows within two months, the Uttar Pradesh government introduced two bills to facilitate...

IMPORTANT REPORTS IN NEWS

India Ranks 3rd in Robotic Automation

According to Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), India ranks third in the world in implementing robotic automation in their core business processes. CIMA is...

India 77th in Disaster Risk Index 2016

India ranks 77 on the World Risk Index. The index is part of the World Risk Report 2016 released by the United Nations University Institute...

MEETS AND CONFERENCES

SAARC Statistical Organisation Heads’ Meet

Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the 8th Meeting of Heads of SAARC Statistical Organizations (SAARCSTAT) in New Delhi. The three-day...

International Start-up Conference

An international start-up conference will be held in Hyderabad (Telangana) from September 3 and will see 12,000 participants attending workshops and deliberating on a...

STATES CURRENT AFFAIRS

Haryana Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

The Haryana Assembly unanimously ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The bill was introduced by state Finance Minister Capt...

Maharashtra Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill passed by the Parliament. The bill  was passed unanimously by the Lower...

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