NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

India Set up Government E-marketplace

The government has set up an e-marketplace for procuring common use goods and services. The Director General Supply and Disposal will host an online Government...

Tax Officers Retired for Non Performance

Taking strict action against non-performing and defaulting officials, the union government has decided to prematurely retire 33 officers from the Revenue Service. The government has...

LATEST APPOINTMENTS

Shashank Manohar Elected ICC Chairman

Veteran cricket administrator Shashank Manohar was elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent Chairman. The 58-year-old was elected to the post after the ICC Full Council’s...

Multi Commodity Exchange Gets New Head

After two years of wait, Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) finally saw the new Managing Director and CEO, Mrugank Paranjape, taking charge. Mrugank Paranjape has joined...

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES

2508 Cities Selected Under PM Awas Yojana

As on April 25 2016, a total of 2,508 cities of 26 States have been identified as selected for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana—Housing for...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia. Launching the scheme PM Modi said that the cooking...

ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Undisclosed Income of Rs 71000 cr Unearthed

Tax authorities have unearthed over ₹71,000 crore of undisclosed income and evaded taxes in the last two years. Enhanced enforcement measures have resulted in unearthing...

IRDAI Gives Approval to Cross-Border Reinsurers

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has granted special approval to 23 Cross Border Reinsurers (CBR) for the year 2016-17. This will...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Successfully Tested

ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime. In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket booster carrying...

Mercury Makes Transit Between Earth and Sun

The planet Mercury passed directly across the face of the Sun for the first time in 10 years, as it casts a shadow across...

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Panama Joins OECD Taxation Pact

Panama, that has rocked by a recent major tax scandal, has joined around 100 countries in an agreement to share financial information automatically to...

Brazil Senate Recommends Impeachment Against President

A Brazilian Senate committee voted to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, who now faces being suspended from office in less...

White House Transition Council Setup

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing a team to aid smooth transition process for the new administration as he demits...

Alberta in Canada Declares Emergency

Alberta declared a state of emergency as frantic wildfires have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of...

China Introduces VAT System

China replaced all business tax with a value-added tax (VAT) after extending the policy to cover four new sectors of construction, real estate, finance...

Lions Rescued in Biggest Airlift Operation

In the largest airlift of the lions in history, 33 rescued lions were rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru have been flown to...

ENVIRONMENT CURRENT AFFAIRS

Cyclone Roanu in Andhra Coast

Cyclonic Storm Roanu is an active tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal currently affecting the eastern coast of India. It is the first...

NGT Bans Tourists Activities at Rohtang Pass

The National Green Tribunal ordered that no activities like paragliding and snow scooters would be permitted at Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh as the...

LATEST AWARDS

Swiss Honour for Yash Chopra

Late director Yash Chopra, who captured the verdant Swiss valley in his films, has been honoured with a special statue by the Switzerland government....

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

Prime Minister’s Visit to Iran: May 2016

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi paid a state visit to Iran on 22-23 May 2016. Prime Minister Modi called on the Supreme Leader Grand...

India Mauritius Plug Loopholes in Tax Treaty

India and Mauritius signed a protocol at Port Louis to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), under which capital gains earned by a...

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Shashank Manohar Resigns as BCCI President

Shashank Manohar has resigned as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC). The...

Gambhir, Kohli Fined for Breach of Conduct

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir was fined for “abusing ground equipment”, while Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was penalised for a...

DEFENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

New Warship Commissioned

The Indian Navy commissioned the highly maneuverable Fast Attack Craft INS Tarmugli at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. INS Tarmugli is being based in Visakhapatnam under the...

Indian Navy Gets New Chief

Vice-Admiral Sunil Lanba has been appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff succeeding Admiral RK Dhowan, who retires on May 31. Lanba’s Sea Command...

LATEST GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

IIM Bangalore Gets 47th Rank

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has got 47th position in the overall Financial Times Executive Education 2016 Ranking, moving one spot up from...

Civil Services Exam 2015 Final Result

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the final result of Civil Services Examination 2015. The first position was secured by Tina Dabi (roll no...

JUDICIARY AND LAW CURRENT AFFAIRS

Parliament Passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Rajya Sabha has passed the major economic reform Bill moved by the Government i.e. ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016’. This is considered as the...

Enforcement of Security and Recovery of Debt Bill 2016

In a move to expedite the process of resolving the debt issues burdening the creditors including banks and financial institutions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

IMPORTANT REPORTS IN NEWS

Inequality is Highest in India and China

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has observed that the financial inequality is highest in India and China among Asia Pacific countries despite the two being...

Parliamentary Panel on Latur Water Crisis

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development in its report has said that practically no city in India gets sufficient water to meet the needs...

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

Delhi Lost Most Polluted City Tag

According to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) urban air quality database, Delhi is not the most polluted city in the world any more. In fact,...

AP Makes E-Procurement Mandatory

The Andhra Pradesh government has made e-procurement mandatory for all government departments and public sector organisations in the State. E-procurement is mandatory on the part...

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