NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

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...

DANICS Officers Seek Cadre Review

A delegation of DANICS (Delhi Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil Service) Officers’ Association called on MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh and sought the intervention...

CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Huawei Setup its Largest Service Centre

Chinese company Huawei launched its largest global service centre (GSC) in India with an initial investment of Rs136 crore. The India GSC is co-located with...

GMR Wins Contract for Goa’s Airport

GMR Airports Limited (GAL) has won the international competitive bid for development and operation of the Mopa greenfield airport in North Goa. The concession period...

LATEST APPOINTMENTS

Google Appoints Shaun Stewart for Car Project

Google has appointed Shaun Stewart to join its self-driving car project. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project. Stewart’s role...

Zee Entertainment Gets New Head

Zee Entertainment has appointed Punit Misra as Chief Executive Officer for its domestic broadcast business. His appointment is with effect from October 1, and Misra...

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES

Sugamaya Pustakalaya – for Persons with Disabilities

“Sugamaya Pustakalaya” is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple...

National Highways Interconnectivity Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for development of 1120 kms of National Highways in the States of Karnataka, Odisha,...

ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

World’s Biggest Pension Fund Record Losses

The world’s largest pension fund Government Pension Investment Fund GPIF (of Japan) suffered huge losses. The massive paper losses suffered in the April to June...

2% Excise Duty on Jet Fuel on RCS Airports

Government imposed excise duty of 2% for jet fuel purchased from airports that come under the regional connectivity scheme. The concessional excise duty rate would...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

New Galaxy ‘Dragonfly 44’ Discovered

Astronomers have found a massive galaxy about the size of the Milky Way made almost entirely of dark matter. The galaxy, Dragonfly 44, is...

Fat Burning Molecule Identified

Researchers have found that a protein that leads to breakdown of fat. The study reports a new role for the protein, Perilipin 5, in the...

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Turkey Allows Women Police to wear Islamic Headscarf

Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform. Women serving in the police force will...

FARC Colombia Peace Deal Finalised

Negotiators seeking to end the five-decades-old bloody insurgency in Colombia have announced that they had reached a final peace deal in one of the...

LATEST COMMITTEES

Task Force for Next Olympic Games

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s that Task Force will be set up to prepare...

Abhinav Bindra Heads Rio Shooters Committee

Abhinav Bindra was named Chairman of a five-member review committee to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle. The mandate of the committee is to "examine...

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

SJAM Golden Jubilee Awards 2016

Maharashtra's sixth Chess GM Shardul Gagare, and steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar, who finished a creditable 10th in the Rio Olympics, have been chosen for...

Iranian Wins Cartooning Award

An Iranian refugee held at an Australian-funded detention centre in Papua New Guinea has won Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning for 2016. Ali, a...

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

Pakistan Appoints 22 MPs on Kashmir Issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed 22 parliamentarians as special envoys “for fighting the Kashmir cause in different parts of the world”. “I am standing...

SAARC Centre and ICRISAT Ink Pact

MoU has been signed between the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation - SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) and International Crops Research Institute for the...

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Winston Salem Open 2016

Veteran Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann made it to the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open beating Swede Robert Lindstedt and...

Durand Football Cup Tournament 2016

Durand Cup is a prestigious football tournament conducted in the country. It was instituted in 1888 at Shimla by Sir Henry Mortimer Durand. It is...

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

President Lays Foundation of Nalanda University Campus

President Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of Nalanda University at Pilkhi village in Rajgir, Bihar. He also conferred the chancellors...

Centers for Railway Research in India

With a view to promote Railway related education and research Ministry of Railways has been taking significant steps in setting up Centres of Railway...

LAWS AND ACTS

Main Features of Surrogacy Bill 2016

Following are the main features of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016: Who can go for surrogacy: Only Indian couples, who are legally married The couple must be...

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016". The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National...

IMPORTANT REPORTS IN NEWS

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...

Shahrukh Highest Paid Actor: Forbes

Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world’s highest paid actors of 2016 according to a Forbes...

MEETS AND CONFERENCES

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...

Fifth Ministerial Meeting of Colombo Process

Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh attended the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Colombo Process, a regional meeting on labour mobility, in...

STATES CURRENT AFFAIRS

Kerala Open Defecation Free By Nov 1

Kerala will be declared as open defecation-free state on its formation day on November 1. A decision to this effect was taken at the state...

Odisha Launches Mahaprayan Scheme

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched a new scheme, 'Mahaprayan' under which dead bodies will be carried from hospitals free of cost. Family members will be...

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