NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

7th Pay Commission Recommendations Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits. It will come...

Prime Minister Launched The “Stand Up India Scheme”

Prime Minister launched the “Stand up India scheme” and a Web portal for the scheme on 05th April, 2016 at NOIDA. The “Stand up India...

CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Top Firms Mandated To Disclose Dividend Policy

According to SEBI, the top 500 listed companies (by market capitalisation) will now have to declare a dividend distribution policy to their shareholders. In the...

Big Bazaar Acquires EasyDay Stores

Bharti Retail’s stores Easyday have now become Big Bazaar outlets as the Future Group has completed their integration following the merger agreement in May...

LATEST APPOINTMENTS

Sunil Bharti Mittal Elected ICC Chairman

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, has been elected as the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is the third...

Nuclear Fuel Complex Gets New Head

G Kalyanakrishnan has taken over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad. He succeeds N Saibaba, who has retired on completion of two...

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES

Integrated Bio Energy Mission

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy aims to launch an Integrated Bio Energy Mission with an estimated outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore from...

Initiative ‘Vidyanjali’ Launched

Inspired from Prime Minister’s vision to inculcate reading habits among children and create a reading culture at school and community level, Union HRD Minister...

ECONOMY CURRENT AFFAIRS

How Disputes are Settled in WTO ?

Settling disputes is the responsibility of the Dispute Settlement Body (the General Council in another guise), which consists of all WTO members. The Dispute Settlement...

Fund of Funds for Start-Ups Established

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of "Fund of Funds for Startups" (FFS) at Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for contribution...

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

International Continental Scientific Drilling

The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by signing an...

Exploration Of Poly Metallic Sulphides

The Union Cabinet approved for signing of 15 years contract by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for undertaking...

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Greece Legislates Tax And Pension Reforms

Greek lawmakers approved new tax and pension reforms, a move the left-led government hopes will help unlock fresh bailout funds under a financial lifeline...

Puerto Rico Declares Moratorium On Debt Payment

Puerto Rico's declared a moratorium on a $422 million debt payment due by the island's Government Development Bank (GDB). Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed the...

LATEST COMMITTEES

Panel on Education Policy Submits Report

A high-power committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary S.R. Subramanian, tasked with drawing a blueprint for a new national education policy, has recommended that...

Panel For Relaxation in CRZ Norms

The Shailesh Nayak committee, which reviewed the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 notification, has suggested relaxation in No Development Zones (NDZ) in CRZ-3 areas of...

ENVIRONMENT CURRENT AFFAIRS

Healing of Antarctic Ozone Layer

Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have identified the "first fingerprints of healing" of the Antarctic ozone layer. The team found that the September ozone hole...

India UK Project to Study Monsoon Starts

India and the UK have joined hands to start an observational campaign from June 8 till end-July to better understand small-scale processes that drive...

LATEST AWARDS

International Indian Film Academy Awards

The 17th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards was held at Spain and was hosted by Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar. Here's a complete...

Google Lunar Xprize

In a unique opportunity, youngsters from across the country are being invited to design an experiment that will fly aboard an Indian spacecraft to...

INDIA AND WORLD CURRENT AFFAIRS

India’s Farm Protection Facing Resistance At WTO

India’s hopes for a special safeguard mechanism to protect farm products such as apples, poultry and dairy from import surges by raising duties beyond...

India Signs Pact For Information Exchange On MNCs

India has signed a multilateral pact that would help it gain a better understanding on the way multinational enterprises structure their operations around the...

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Denmark Lift Thomas Cup

Denmark beat Indonesia 3-2 in the Thomas Cup final, securing the nation’s first world badminton team championship after racking up eight second-place finishes over...

Youngest Cricketer To Reach 10,000 Test Runs

Alastair Cook became the first Englishman to reach 10,000 Test runs before leading his team to an emphatic nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in...

DEFENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

INS Karna Joins Indian Navy

The Navy’s dedicated base for its Special Operation Forces – MARCOS – INS Karna was commissioned by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil...

India to Get F16 Fighters in 2019

US defence major Lockheed Martin has firmed up its plans to produce the latest version of its iconic F-16 fighter jets only in India...

LATEST GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Government Relaxes Norms On Higher Education

The government issued new set of regulations for college and university teachers and doctoral students, pertaining to issues ranging from teaching hours to guidelines...

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...

LAWS AND ACTS

Central Port Authorities Act 2016

The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016 ’ to replace the ‘Major Port Trust Act, 1963’. This...

Model Shops And Establishments Bill

The Union Cabinet has considered the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Bill will now be sent...

IMPORTANT REPORTS IN NEWS

Latest Human Capital Index

India was ranked low at 105th position globally on a worldwide Human Capital Index, which measures countries’ ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent...

IISC, 4 IITS Among Asia’s Top 50 Universities

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and four IITs — Bombay, Delhi, Madras and Kanpur — figure in the list of Asia’s top 50...

MEETS AND CONFERENCES

National Skill Development Mission Meet

The first meeting of the Governing Council of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) was held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The...

7th Clean Energy Ministerial Meet (CEM7)

Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan led the Indian delegation at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and the Inaugural Mission...

STATES CURRENT AFFAIRS

Gujarat Unveils Policy to Boost IT and StartUps

Gujarat announced new policy for promotion of information technology (IT) and electronic start-ups, envisaging setting up of 50 incubators to provide leadership and facilities...

Haryana and Railways Ministry Forms JV Company

MOU for “Formation of Joint Venture Company for Development of Railway Infrastructure in the State” was signed on 3rd June, 2016. The MoU was signed...

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