NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Swachh Bharat Mission Gets WB Support

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the US $ 1,500 million project of World...

Project ‘PRAGATI’ Completes 1 Year

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, chaired his eleventh interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister...

LATEST APPOINTMENTS

Department of Expenditure Gets New Head

Ashok Lavasa took over as Secretary, Department of Expenditure in the Finance Ministry. Ashok Lavasa succeeds Ratan P Watal. The coveted post of Finance Secretary...

Exide Appoints New CEO

The ₹6,800-crore turnover Exide Industries has elevated Deputy Managing Director Gautam Chatterjee as Managing Director and CEO. Chatterjee will replace PK Kataky who will retire...

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES

‘Clean Street Food ‘ Project Launched

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda launched Project ‘Clean Street Food’ in Delhi. As part of Project Clean Street Food, FSSAI...

National Rurban Mission Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious ‘National Rurban Mission’ for developing 300 villages across the country as urban growth centres. Mission was launched...

ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Indirect Tax Collections Surpass Target

The Centre's indirect tax collections have surpassed the revised estimate target of Rs. 7.04 lakh crore for 2015-16. As against revised estimate target of Rs....

Safeguard Duty on Steel Imports

The government has extended safeguard duty on steel imports till March 2018. The move is aimed at protecting the Indian industry from cheap China...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

World’s Tiniest Thermometer Created

Scientists have created the world’s tiniest thermometer, using DNA structures that can fold and unfold at specifically defined temperatures. Researchers at the University of Montreal...

Scientists Find New Planet

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in US have discovered a rare triple-star system with a gas giant planet similar in size to...

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Committee Setup on Panama Financial System

The government of Panama has established a committee of independent experts to make recommendations on cleaning up the country’s financial system. Decision was taken after...

Myanmar Passes Bill to Strengthen Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s upper house of parliament approved a Bill that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on...

Syrian Troops Recapture Palmyra

Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured the famed ancient city of Palmyra in Iraq from the Islamic State group in a major victory...

Forest Fire in Philippine Mountains

A major forest fire broke out on Mt. Apo and has affected more than 100 hectares of forest cover. Dozens of trekkers, who climbed...

Local Acquired Zika Case Found in Chile

Chilean health officials have registered the first locally acquired case of the Zika virus, which was sexually transmitted within the country. 46-year-old woman got Zika...

Facebook To Beam Internet Access to All

Social networking Inc Facebook is using its artificial intelligence (AI) technology and resources to map the entire Earth and launch the world's most detailed...

ENVIRONMENT CURRENT AFFAIRS

IMD Issues First Ever Summer Forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued its first ever summer forecast which predicts a slightly higher temperature during April-June across the country in...

Steps Taken to Reduce Water Pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) / Pollution Control Committees(PPCs) is monitoring the quality of water...

LATEST AWARDS

Jaykumar Wins FICCI Award

Toonz Media Group CEO P Jayakumar has won the FICCI-BAF (best animated frames) special award for outstanding contribution to the animation industry. He received the...

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

India and Global Terror Database

An ambitious plan for exchange of information on terrorists on a real time basis between India and the US has been dropped from the...

Nagpur Metro Gets Loan from Germany

German Government’s Development Bank KfW will provide a loan assistance of €500 m (₹3,750 crore) for metro system in Nagpur city. The loan period is...

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Deepika Equals World Archery Record

Indian archer Deepika Kumari equalled the world record in women’s recurve event before helping the country to the mixed pair bronze play-off in the...

Afridi Quits as Pakistan T20 Captain

Facing criticism for Pakistan’s dismal show in the ICC World Twenty20, Shahid Afridi stepped down as captain of the team but will continue to...

DEFENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

IAF Red Flag Exercise

 Amid growing bonhomie between India and the US, 12 IAF aircraft, including the Russian origin Su30 MKI, will fly to Alaska to take part...

Tata Motors Supply HMV Trucks to Army

Tata Motors has signed up a follow-on contract to supply additional 619 units of high-mobility (HMV) multi-axle trucks to the Indian Army. This is in...

LATEST GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

IIM Bangalore Director Resigns

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore Director Sunil Vachani has demitted office, a few months before his term was set to expire. Around two months...

Improving Policy Making and Implementation

Rapid and equitable economic growth requires the formulation and implementation of good policy, which in turn involves both ministers and civil servants. There is...

JUDICIARY AND LAW CURRENT AFFAIRS

Real Estate Act 2016 Comes to Force

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 comes into force from May 1, 2016 setting in motion the process of making necessary operational...

Enemy Property Ordinance Promulgated

The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016 on January 07, 2016 to make amendments to the Enemy...

IMPORTANT REPORTS IN NEWS

Mangrove Coverage Increased in India

The latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), 2015 released in December has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of...

Latest Agriculture Census Released

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation& Farmers Welfare has released Agriculture Census 2010-11(Phase-II). As per Agriculture Census 2010-11: Total number of operational holdings was estimated as 138.35 million. The...

MEETS AND CONFERENCES

Outcomes of 10th WTO Ministerial Conference

WTO members concluded their Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi on 19 December by securing an historic agreement on a series of trade initiatives. The “Nairobi...

Nuclear Security Summit 2016: Highlights

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) is a world summit, aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe. The first summit was held in Washington, D.C.,...

STATES CURRENT AFFAIRS

First Open Defecation Free State

Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first State in the country to make all of its urban areas ‘Open Defecation Free’ by October...

Gujarat Declares 527 Villages Drought-Hit

The Gujarat government declared 527 villages of three districts in Saurashtra region as partially drought-hit after recommendations from a sub-committee formed to check the...

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