Measures Taken To Control Population Growth

Current Affairs: As per the latest World Population Prospects released by United Nations (revision 2015), the estimated population of India will be 1419 million...

National Anti-Profiteering Authority of India

The Union Finance Ministry will soon set up a National Anti-Profiteering Authority in order to to curb any unwarranted price hikes by dealers/traders. According to the GST...

Current Affairs November 28

Current Affairs November 28, 2015 Following are the Summary of Important Current Affairs. You can read all these current affairs in detail in our Monthly...

Mount Abu Freezes in Rajasthan

Hill station Mount Abu recorded the lowest temperature in the Rajasthan State. Cold wave conditions revived in Rajasthan with the State’s sole hill station...

Shyam Benegal Committee on Film Certification

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and I&B Secretary Shri Sunil Arora...

Issue of GEAC Approval of GM Mustard

Environment Ministry has clarified that no final decision was taken on approval to GM Mustard. A section of the media has carried reports that...

New 62 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved for the opening of new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) each in “62 uncovered districts”. There will be...

Bhadla Solar Power Project Launched

NTPC has commissioned 20 mega watt (MW) of Bhadla Solar Power Project in Rajasthan. With this, the commissioned capacity of Bhadla Solar Power Project, NTPC...

Distribution of Energy Efficient Appliances in India

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power signed a MoU with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) under the Ministry of Petroleum and...

First Licensed Indian Shipyard to Make LNG Ships

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), a Public Sector Undertaking under the administrative control of Ministry of Shipping, has successfully completed a Mark-III Flex Mock-Up, which...

Steps Taken for Consumer Protection

Following steps have been taken by Union government to ensure consumer protection and consumer awareness: 1. Consumer Protection Bill 2015 that seeks to simplify and...

DGCA Bans Samsung Note Series in Flights

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asked all airlines to ban the use of Samsung Galaxy Note series of smartphones inside planes. In recent incident...

Initiatives to Facilitate Nuclear Power

The Government has taken measures to ensure availability of fuel in required quantity (from both domestic and imported sources) and to expedite ongoing projects. In...

International Rice Research Institute in India

The Union Cabinet chaired PM Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus...

Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety Created

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of one circle office of Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS), along-with all supporting officers and staffs...

Foreign Investment Promotion Board Abolished

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Modi has given its approval to the phasing out of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The proposal...

Inter State Council (ISC) Reconstituted

Current Affairs: The Government has reconstituted the Inter State Council (ISC) and the Standing Committee of the Inter State Council under Clause 2 of...

Net Neutrality: Important Topic in News

The Internet has become an indispensable tool for users around the globe and a fundamental facilitator of innovation and economic growth. Demand for Internet...

Railways Project Management & Information System

Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways launched one E-enabled project, namely, Project Management & Information System (PMIS). The Indian Railways has numerous big projects throughout the...

Measures to Reduce Infant Mortality in India

Infant Mortality Rate As per the Sample Registration Report (SRS) of Registrar General of India, the major causes of infant mortality or deaths of children...

Food Legumes Research Platform in News

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved: (i) the Establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP) at Amlaha, Sehore, Madhya...

National Achievement Survey in News

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts periodic national surveys of learning achievement of children in classes III, V, VIII and...

Current Affairs December 1 2015

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Inquiry Commission Setup On DDCA Scam

Delhi government has decided to set up a commission of inquiry under chairmanship of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to probe alleged irregularities including...

RINL Inks MoU with Andhra Pradesh

RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant inked an MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh during the “22nd CII Partnership Summit &...

‘Pharma Sahi Daam’ App Launched

The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar launched a Mobile App “Pharma Sahi Daam” developed by NPPA which shows the MRP fixed...

Bovine Population in India

The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh launched e-pashuhaat portal (www.epashuhaat.gov.in) on the occasion of National Milk Day. For the first time...

Creating One Trillion Dollar Digital Economy in India

Digital India being one of the most important programmes of the Government of India. The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) recently organized...

Latest Measures for the Benefit of OBCs

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. for...

MoU Signed to Establish 3 IIITs

The Central Government signed Memorandum of Understanding and documentation for establishing three Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) at Ranchi, Nagpur and Pune. These IIITs...

President Dedicates NIMHANS to Nation

Current Affairs:  The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences(NIMHANS), Bangalore to the nation as an Institute...

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...

One lakh Villages Becomes ODF

By 2nd October 2016, one lakh villages will become Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 40 Districts will achieve the status of ODF Districts in...

Progress of India in Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5 and 6 pertain to health sector. Progress on MDGs 4, 5 and 6 are given below. MDG - 4: Reduce...

CAPF Doctors Retirement Age Increased to 65

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation in respect of: (i) General Duty Medical Officers of...

Konkan Railway Project: Financial Restructuring Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the Second Financial Restructuring proposal of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL),...

Current Affairs December 3 – 2015

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Sanskrit Commission Setup By Government

A panel headed by Shri N. Gopalaswami has been set up by this Ministry of Human Resource Development on November 18th, 2015 to assess...

‘ShaGun’ Web Portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’ for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan at New Delhi. ‘ShaGun’ aims to capture and...

NRDC Inks Agreements For Commercialization Of New Technologies

The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, entered into Licence Agreements with M/s Nabagram Resham Shilpa Unnayan Cooperative...

Distribution Of Medical Colleges and Seats

The State-wise details of availability medical colleges and undergraduate and postgraduate seats are as under. With a view to bridging the gap in underserved areas,...

Pre-Loaded Sim Card for Tourists Launched in India

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, launched the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for providing pre-loaded...

Proxy Voting Rights to Non-Resident Indians

The Union Government has approved changes in electoral laws to permit Non-Resident Indians to cast their vote in assembly and Lok Sabha elections from...

Current Affairs December 2 – 2015

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FLO Gender Parity Index Launched

Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley unveiled the ‘Gender Parity Index, a tool kit to evaluate gender diversity and empowerment of women in the...

Skill Initiatives for Youths Launched

Ministry of Tourism has launched the following new skill initiatives on the occasion of “National Youth Day” to mark the Birth Anniversary of Swami...

MOEF Committee Reports GM Mustard Safe

An environment ministry sub-committee on genetically modified mustard in its report has said that the technology is safe for consumption and environment and does...

Shale Gas Exploration in India

Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum...

New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras Opened

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO)/ Post Offices in...

India’s First Private Missile Production Facility

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd.,...

Gujarat Becomes Tenth State to Join UDAY

Current Affairs: With Gujarat Government communicating its in-principle to Ministry of Power (MoP) of joining UDAY , Gujarat has become the 10th State to...

Lucknow Metro Rail Project Approved

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Lucknow Metro Rail Project Phase - 1 A. It will cover...

1000th WI-FI Hot Spot Dedicated to Nation

Union Minister for Telecom and Information Technology, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad dedicated 1000th WI-FI hot spot to the nation with the operationaliation of WI-FI...

33%Quota to Women in Railway Catering

The Indian Railways introduced a sub-quota of 33 per cent for women in allotment of each of the reserved catering units. The introduction of new...

Google Toilet Locators Launched

Toilet construction in India has increased in urban areas and due to this Swachh Bharat Mission(Urban) moved to a new level of improving ‘ease of...

Step Taken to Increase Production of Lychee

Several steps taken by the Government to increase the Country’s production of fruits and vegetables including lychee are as under: Mission for Integrated Development of...

Now 100% Central Funding of Northeast Projects

The Union Cabinet approved 100% Central funding of Northeast projects through Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). In departure from the earlier practice...

Current Affairs November 29

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Govt Abolishes Interview for Group B and C Posts

The Central Government has decided to dispense with the interview for all Group 'C' and non-gazetted Group 'B' category in Central Government by 31.12.2015. If...

Indian Economic Association Conference

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 98th annual conference of the Indian Economic Association in Hyderabad. He earlier inaugurated the 1998 session at Kolkata. The three-day...

Rural Sanitation Initiatives For Ganga Rejuvenation

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti launched nine projects for rural sanitation initiatives under Namami Gange Programme for...

Nagpur Metro Gets 130 million Funding

Nagpur Metro achieved financial closure of the project by securing a credit of Euro 130 million from AFD (French Development Agency). A Credit Facility Agreement...

MoU Signed for Welfare of Handicraft Artisans

Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated...

FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken two revolutionary steps in consultation with RBI and NPCI to facilitate the availability of FASTags for...

Current Affairs December 4, 2015

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Projects Launched by Prime Minister Recently

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur, where he paid floral tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar on the occasion of his...

‘Matdaata Mahotsav’ By Election Commission

Election Commission of India (ECI) is organizing Matdaata Mahotsav from 14th to 17th of January, 2016 at Central park, Connaught Place, New Delhi ahead...

New Guidelines on SIM Upgradation

The Department of Telecom has released a new guidelines on SIM upgradation to 3G or 4G from 2G. According to guidelines SIM upgradation can be...

Indian Council for Fertilizer and Nutrient Research

In order to promote research in the field of fertilizers, Indian Council for Fertilizers and Nutrient Research (ICFNR), an Institution exclusively devoted to promotion...

Redevelopment of Indian Railway Stations

An MoU was signed between Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), an institution under Ministry of Railways and National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), a PSU...

Integrated Traceability System ‘HORTINET’ in News

Hortinet is an integrated traceability system developed by APEDA for providing Internet based electronic services to the stakeholders for facilitating farm registration, testing and...

Sub-Mission of Agricultural Mechanization

With increasing agricultural labour Shortage in India, a calculated shift to mechanization is imperative. Not only does mechanization provide for optimal utilization of factor...

States Excluded From National Small Savings Fund

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to exclude State Governments States/UTs (with Legislature) except Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh from National...

Use of Radiation Technology in Food Processing

Preservation of food items is a pre-requisite for food security. The seasonal nature of production and the long and unmanageable distances between the production...

Declaration to Make Swachh Bharat Signed

Top leadership of the country including the Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers and Ministers from States and Union Territories signed a Declaration of Commitment to...

Class X CBSE Board Exams Mandatory in 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education's Governing body unanimously approved a proposal to  make board exams compulsory for Class X from 2018. At the meeting...

India Second Largest Producer of Footwear

India is the second largest global producer of footwear after China, accounting for 9.57% of global footwear production of 23.00 billion pairs. India produces 2200...

Online Portal ‘NARI’ for Women Empowerment

In a path breaking initiative to empower women, the Minister of Women & Child Development, inaugurated an online portal NARI in New Delhi. Developed by...

Current Affairs December 5, 2015

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Committees On Civil Services Examination

Current Affairs: The Union Public Service Commission has so far constituted following committees for review of different aspects of Civil Services Examination including the...

Technology Upgradation Scheme for Textiles Industry

Current Affairs: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of "Amended Technology Upgradation Fund...

13 More Smart Cities Announced

Central Government announced 13 more smart cities from as many States. Lucknow topped the list of winners of the Fast Track competition conducted for 23...

India’s Solar Power Generation Reached 8.7 GW

Addition of 1,964.76 MW in the first seven months of the current fiscal has taken the total solar power generation capacity in the country...

Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency in News

The RBI has come up with idea of PARA in the latest Economic Survey 2017. The Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency or PARA will be an...

Socio-Economic Development in North-East

The Government has assessed the challenges being faced by the North Eastern Region (NER) through various studies and reports submitted by different Committees, Commissions,...

Current Affairs December 6, 2015

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National Mission on Libraries

The Scheme “National Mission on Libraries – Upgradation of Libraries – providing services to the public” has been approved with a total outlay of...

Agreement with ISRO to Monitor Highways

NHAI has signed Memorandum of Understanding with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and North East Centre for Technology...

Helpline 14401 Launched for Power Outages

Consumers can now get an update from power distribution companies about outages in their area through 'Urja Mitra Helpline' by dialling 14401. Department of Telecom...

Deregulation of Fruits Vegetables Marketing

In order to reduce the price gap between producers and consumers through reduction in intermediation of supply chain, create alternative marketing channels and promote...

MoU on Defence Projects 75, 15B and 17A

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), a Miniratna Schedule ‘A’ DPSU under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

India and Germany Sign Agreement on Railways

A Joint Declaration of Intent was signed between Ministry of Railways and Germany regarding carrying out of feasibility study on existing Chennai-Kazipet corridor of...

Judicial Committee on OROP Appointed

The Central Government has appointed Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court to head the Judicial Committee which will look...

Scheme on Blue Revolution Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for implementation of an umbrella schemefor...

Steps Taken to Reduce Anaemia in Women

As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS) - III (2005-06), prevalence of anaemia in women is 55.3%. The steps taken by Government to prevent...

NICPR Signs MoU With AIIACPR

An MoU was signed between the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), an autonomous institute under Department of Health Research, Ministry of...

Cable TV Digitalisation Time Phases Revised

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has extended the cut-off date for Phase IV to 31st March, 2017 in lieu of uncertainty in the market...

RBI Set up Enforcement Department

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that they have set up an Enforcement Department (EFD). EFD would serve as a centralised department to speed...

1 to 7 Star Ratings for Garbage Free Cities Launched

Indian Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs launched the ‘Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’ in Goa.The star-rating initiative, developed by the...

Current Affairs December 8, 2015

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