NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Zika Virus in News

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sh J P Nadda held a high level meeting comprising senior officials from the Health Ministry and...

Steps Taken to Liquidate Cane Price Arrears

The Government took several measures to facilitate payment of cane price arrears by infusing liquidity into the sector. 1. A scheme for extending soft loans...
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ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

What is Sin Tax ?

Sin Tax in India Have you been sinning? If you’ve been gulping down fizzy drinks, zipping around in sports cars, pub-hopping or puffing away at...

Excise Duty on Petrol Diesel Hiked

The government has increased excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 1 a litre and Rs. 1.5 a litre respectively. The hike has not...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Great Attractor Region Explained

Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor. Despite being...

New Glowing Creatures Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of luminous creatures in the Red Sea, living in colonies as garlands of ‘fluorescent lanterns’ and emitting a...

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

North Korea Executes Army Chief

North Korea executed its army chief of staff, General Ri Yong-gil, on corruption charges. General Ri Young-gil served as the chief of the general...

Julian Assange Arbitrarily Detained

The founder of the WikiLeaks website, which published confidential diplomatic information, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest...

ENVIRONMENT CURRENT AFFAIRS

Proposal to Limit Airlines Carbon Emissions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a proposal by the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the binding limits on carbon dioxide...

Ponds Emit Greenhouse Gases

According to latest study small ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters. Although ponds less than a quarter...

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

India Australia Energy Security Dialogue

Sh Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Coal, Power and New and Renewable had an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy Mr...

India USA Controversy on API Issue

India has sought clarity from the U.S. government on the ramifications of a recent adjudication, which gave rise to apprehensions that the medicines procured...

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

India Won 10 Archery Medals

Indian Archery team won all the five gold medals in the recurve event at 12th South Asian Games in Shillong. India also begs two...

Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open

Novak Djokovic won Australian Open championship for the sixth time, equalling Roy Emerson’s record. It was Djokovic’s fourth win over Murray in the final of...

DEFENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

Andhra Pradesh to Get INS Viraat

The Indian Navy has agreed to hand over INS Viraat to the Government of Andhra Pradesh after decommissioning it in June. It will be...

India China Conducts Joint Drills

Chinese and Indian border troops have conducted a joint disaster relief exercise. The two armies practised handling scenarios like rescuing trapped herders. The exercises...

LATEST GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Problem of Leprosy in India

India was officially declared to have eliminated leprosy in 2005 when new cases fell to less than 1 per 10,000, yet India still accounts...

New Commemorative Coins Released

Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of for Culture and Tourism released a Commemorative Coin of Rs 150 and a Circulation Coin of Rs 10 on...

JUDICIARY AND LAW CURRENT AFFAIRS

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled...

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has come into force from today and repeals the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection...

IMPORTANT REPORTS IN NEWS

UN Report on Disasters in 2015

A new analysis issued today by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 2015 – the hottest year on record...

USA Gets Largest FDI in 2015: Report

Accroding to report of UNCTAD, USA has emerged as the top host country for FDI last year. The US bounced back as the top host...