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

Maruti Tops Passenger Car Sales List

According to the latest data from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), in the top 10 best selling passenger vehicles, Maruti's Alto retained the...

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...

LATEST APPOINTMENTS

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...

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...

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES

CSCs to Launch Skill Training Programmes

People in rural areas can soon approach Common Service Centres for training in various employment-oriented skills. CSC e-Governance Services is all set to roll out...

Electropreneur Park Inaugurated in Delhi

Electropreneur Park has been set-up at University of Delhi, South Campus to incubate 50 early stage start-ups and create atleast 5 global companies over...

ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

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...

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...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Now Smartphones to Detect Toxic Gases

Researchers have developed a new low cost sensing material that can be integrated in electronic circuits and can enable smartphones to detect toxic gases...

China’s Largest Space Rocket Ready

China new largest carrier rocket Long March-5 is ready foe the future space missions. It was moved to its launch base in southern Hainan...

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

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...

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...

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

Balbina Crowned Miss Togo 2016

The 20-year-old D'Almeida Mawubedzro Kokoe Balbina won the coveted Miss Togo 2016 title, the 22nd edition of the West African nation's beauty contest. She came...

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...

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

Balochistan Assembly Resolution Condemns Modi

Pakistan's Balochistan Province Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on Balochistan. Prime Minister Modi, in his Independence Day speech, had...

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...

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

Teenager completes World Round on Solo Flight

An Australian teenager made history by becoming the youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft. Lachlan Smart,...

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...

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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