Ministers Approve Afghanistan’s WTO membership

Current Affairs: Ministers formally approved Afghanistan’s WTO membership terms at a special ceremony held at the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi on...

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...

Inter-State Migration of Workers in India

According to the Economic Survey 2016-17, the inter-state migration of workers in India has increased substantially to 90 lakh annually between 2011-16. The first-ever estimate...

2nd Round of National Deworming Initiative

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is implementing the 2nd  round of National Deworming Day (NDD) 2017 on 10th August in 33 States/UTs followed by...

National Productivity Council of India

National Productivity Council is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India. Established by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India in 1958,...

First ‘Constitution Day’ in Parliament

Constitution Day is being celeberated on 26 November. It was on 26th November in 1949, that the constitution of India was adopted by the...

World Tsunami Awareness Day

The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction welcomed the resolution adopted by the General Assembly recognizing 5 November as World...

India Has 2nd Largest Facebook Users

India is home to the second largest userbase of the facebook. India has about 80 million users of Facebook Groups. Facebook has 155 million monthly...

‘Equal Pay Platform of Champions’ Launched

With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile network to call for...

Payment of Mineral Royalty to Districts

Ministry of Mines has amended the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 through the MMDR Amendment Act, 2015, one of the...

Leo Cornelio Gets Human Rights Award

Current Affairs: Archbishop of Bhopal Leo Cornelio has received the prestigious International Human Rights Award for the year 2015. The Archbishop’s name was nominated by...

Laghu Udyog Samachar Magazine Released

The 13th Meeting of the National Board for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister...

Tsunami and Earthquake Warning System in India

The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC), which is based at & operated by Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad has...

President Dedicates New University to Nation

President of India Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the BML Munjal University to the nation. The event was conducted at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. BML Munjal...

Wage Agreement of Coal Workers

The 10th Wage Agreement of Coal Workers was finalised recently. Wage Agreement of the employees has been due from 1 July 2016. The negotiation...

UP Pravasi Diwas 2016

Preparations are going on in full swing for the first-ever (Uttar Pradesh) UP Pravasi Diwas 2016 (UPPD), with the Sate government forming a high-level...

Visva Bharati University VC Dismissed

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the dismissal of Visva-Bharati Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, the first instance of sacking of the V-C of a Central University. The...

Steps Taken to Prevent Coal Mine Accidents

The provisions of Mines Act, 1952, Subordinate Rules and Regulations made thereunder are being administered for ensuring the safety in coal mines by Directorate...

Latest Labour Laws Reforms in India

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken a number of legislative initiatives in labour laws during the last 3 years. Such initiatives include: Amendment...

IAS Prelims 2019 Preparation

IAS Prelims 2019 also known as Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 will be held in the month of June 2019. The exact date is...

UP Ratna Award Conferred

Frank Islam, a prominent Indian American entrepreneur and philanthropist has been awarded the inaugural UP Ratna award. The award will be given by Uttar Pradesh...

President Inaugurates Vedapathasala

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Vedapathashala of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam at Ai-Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh. The President said Vedas are a source of...

Passing Law in First Attempt Must to Become Judge

The Bombay High Court has held that in order to become a junior division civil judge, it is mandatory for a candidate to clear...

Energy Savings Certificates to Industries

Ministry of Power has issued/entitled to purchase Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) to Designated Consumers (DCs) of Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) Cycle I on...

Indigenous Sports Disciplines in India

The Central Government complements/supplements the efforts of the State Governments. Under the revamped Khelo India proposal, there is an exclusive component called “Promotion of...

Violinist Perlman Wins ‘Jewish Nobel’

Current Affairs: Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman has been awarded this year’s “Jewish Nobel” for his accomplishments as a musician, teacher and advocate for the...

Book on Jawaharlal Nehru Released

The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari has released the book “Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective”, edited by Prof. (Dr.)...

Use of Newspapers in Food Packaging

Use of newspapers for wrapping, packing and serving food is a common practice in India. However, this is a food safety hazard. Wrapping food in...

Cooperatives in India: Latest Information

The Indian cooperative movement has sustained itself as one of the biggest cooperative movements in the world. The reach of cooperative in India is...

World Skills Competition

The WorldSkills Competition occurs every two years and is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world that truly reflects global...

National Consumer Day on 22 Dec

The Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, Government of India is celebrating the National Consumer Day 2015 with...

Improving Policy Making and Implementation

Rapid and equitable economic growth requires the formulation and implementation of good policy, which in turn involves both ministers and civil servants. There is...

Steps Taken for Promoting Trade from North-East

The objectives of Act East Policy includes deepening of economic cooperation and expanding trade with countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. The process facilitates bilateral...

Book Titled ‘Vande Mataram’ Released

The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh released a book titled ‘Vande Mataram’. The book traces the journey of ‘Vande Mataram’ since the time of...

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the...

TIME ‘Person of the Year 2015’

Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "Person of the Year 2015," hailing her leadership for navigating debt and refugee crises that...

Government to Support Tangaliya Weavers

Government of India will facilitate Tangaliya weavers in purchase of looms, by providing them an assistance amounting to 90% of the price of looms. The...

Civil Services Prelims Exam in June

The civil services preliminary examination, to select IAS and IPS officers among others, will be held in June instead of August next year. Thousands of...

Expenditure on Public Healthcare by Indian Government

As per Economic Survey 2016-17, the expenditure by Government (Central and State Governments combined) on health as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for...

Electricity Distribution and Tariff Rates

Electricity generated by central sector generating stations is allocated to the beneficiary States and Union Territories in the electricity region by the Ministry of...

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

The Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) with the vision of providing end-to end solutions in irrigation supply chain, viz. water...

Modi Attends Somnath Trust Meeting

A meeting of the Somnath Trust was held in Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Keshubhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, L K Advani, Harshavardhan...

List of Steps Taken to Control Air Pollution

As per World Bank Disaster Management and Climate Change Unit Report, “India – Diagnostic Assessment of Select Environmental Challenges”, the cost of serious health...

National Bamboo Mission Renamed

National Bamboo Mission renamed as National Agro-Forestry & Bamboo Mission (NABM) is being implemented as per the set objectives and targets of the Mission. As...

‘Traill’s Pass’ in News

In continuance to the revered tradition of the Army Ordnance Corps, a ‘Trekking Expedition to Traill’s Pass’ was organized by AOC Centre, Secunderabad, under...

Color Atlas of Oral Implants & Conservative Dentistry

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee received the first copies of books – Color Atlas of Oral implants and Conservative Dentistry – Basics. He congratulated the authors...

International Conference on Indology

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) organized an International Conference on Indology from November 21-23, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. It was attended by...

IIM Bangalore Director Resigns

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore Director Sunil Vachani has demitted office, a few months before his term was set to expire. Around two months...

Digital Profile of India: Key Indicators

Digital India initiative of the government of India has transformed the digital profile of India significantly. Some of the key indicators of this are: Phone...

Regulation of Higher Education in India

The University Grants Commission (UGC) was established in 1956 under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)...

Initiatives to Improve Knowledge of Engineers

With a view to improve the standards of technical knowhow and knowledge of engineering professionals who are graduating from various colleges to enable them...

SAIL Gets New Chairman

Latest GK 2015: Prakash Kumar Singh was appointed as news Chairman and Managing Directions of government PSU SAIL. He was selected by Public Enterprise...

Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for amendment in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivize investments in Electronic Sector...

Cooperatives Movement in India

Conference of the 12th International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) - Asia Pacific Regional Assembly and 9th Cooperative Forum was held recently in New Delhi. There are...

Production of Steel Silos in India

Food Corporation of India (FCI) has awarded contracts for creation of 1.6 Million MT silos and State Governments have completed/awarded contracts for 2.15 Million...

Revised Accreditation Framework of NAAC

The Revised Accreditation Framework which became operational in July 2017, is ICT enabled, objective, transparent, scalable and robust. The new framework is a subtle combination...

India Ranks 97th on Forbes List

India has ranked a low 97th out of 144 nations on Forbes' annual list of the best countries for business in 2015. Denmark topped the...

General Studies

It includes the following sections: 1  India Year Book 2  Latest Economic Survey 3  Indian Political System More sections will be added soon.

Steps Taken To Prevent Railway Accidents

The measures announced to prevent accidents and ensure safety in the last two Railway Budgets were, Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) on High Density...

DBFOT Model of Investment in Infrastructure

Total Sixteen number of National Highway Projects have been awarded on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) model in Karnataka. Thirteen number of National...

National Milk Day Observed

The National Milk Day (NMD) was observed on 26 November is to mark birth anniversary Dr.Verghese Kurien, father of the White Revolution in India. Since...

New Financial Commissioner of Railways

Current Affairs: S Mookerjee has taken over as the new Financial Commissioner — Railways and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. He succeeds...

Archaeological Sites in Kaushambi (UP)

In Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, the following monuments have been declared protected and are preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). 1. Fort attributed to...

Free Aids and Assistive Devices to Divyangjans

Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment distributed Free Aids and Assistive devices under the ADIP scheme of Government of India to 1544...

Post Graduate Institutes of Yoga and Naturopathy Education and Research

There are 03 institutions under the Ministry of AYUSH, which are imparting education in Yoga and Naturopathy including Yoga and Naturopathy in the country...

Institutional Mechanism for Textiles Sector

Building on the overwhelming success of Textiles India 2017, Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms to synergize efforts of the Ministry of...

Centre for The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum announced its new Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in India, which would aim to bring together the government and...

Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the three day long 88th annual conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan on January 10, 2016...

IAF Gets New Deputy Chief

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and...

Insurance Cover For Railway Passengers

An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme on a pilot basis for one year has been launched w.e.f 01/09/2016 for the railway passengers who book e-ticket...

Insurance Ombudsman Gets ISO Certification

The Office of the Insurance Ombudsman, Delhi established under Redressal of Public Grievances, 1998, to deal with consumer complaints against the Insurance Companies operating...

Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

The Government established Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) as a Society in 1994 to facilitate agri-business ventures by catalyzing private investment through Venture Capital...

Apple Gets New Chief Operating Officer

As part of a series of changes to the company's leadership team, Apple Inc promoted longtime executive Jeff Williams to the role of chief...

Government Current Affairs

Government Current Affairs Section includes following sub-sctions. Click on the following to read them in detail: 1  Government Schemes and Programmes 2  Government Policies 3  Laws, Ordinances,...

Steps Taken to Promote Carpet Industry

Exports of Handmade Carpets & Other Floor coverings for the last three years and the current year is as under:- Year Export figures (in Rs....

Latest Information on Passport Seva Kendras

There are 91 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) and 55 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) working as on 15 July, 2017. There are 38 Passport...

Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu delivered the 19th Convocational address at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, in Kanpur. Chandra...

Hydrographic Survey Completed in Sri Lanka

INS Darshak of the Eastern Naval Command which has been on a two month deployment to Sri Lanka has successfully completed surveys of Weligama...

National Mathematics Day on 22 Dec

India has accompanied UNESCO since its founding in 1945 on the conviction that peace is built in the minds of people through education, science...

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...

Hunar Haat by Minority Affairs Ministry

The second “Hunar Haat” of Minority Affairs Ministry, has become a hit among the visitors and more than 20 lakh people have visited it...

USA Declares Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as Terrorist Group

USA has designated Hizbul Mujahideen — also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, also known as HM — as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. It has also imposed sanctions on this Pakistan-based...

Indian-American Elected Head of Dental Body

Important Current Affairs: An Indian-American doctor Rena N D'Souza has been elected vice-president of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). An alumni of Government...

Urjit Patel Appointed RBI Deputy Governor

The government reappointed Urjit Patel as a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor. The new mandate, for a three-year term, had been expected and...

New Medical Colleges in India

Permission to new Medical Colleges/ increase of seats in existing medical colleges is governed under Section 10 A of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The...

First Female Sikh MP Elected in UK

Britain got its first female Sikh MP and first turban-wearing MP. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, known as Tan, won his Slough seat decisively polling 34,170 votes,...

Pilot Project “e-Shakti” in News

e-Shakti is a pilot project of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for digitisation of Self Help Groups (SHGs). It was initiated to...

Garwood Award Presented to President Mukherjee

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee received Garwood Award for ‘Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation’ from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business today (December...

National Youth Day Celeberated

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, delivered the inaugural address for the National Youth Day at Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, via video-conferencing from Race Course Road. National...

Latest Data on Roads in Indian States

Declaration of State Roads as new NHs are done from time to time keeping in view the requirements of connectivity, inter-se priority and availability...

Countries Where India Don’t Have Resident Mission

The Government of India is expanding ties with small countries and island nations based on its assessment of various relevant factors. The opening of...

SAUBHAGYA Scheme Launched in Manipur State

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) was launched in Manipur. A total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rural households and...

First Successful Uterine Transplant in India

A team of 12 doctors at the city’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) successfully completed the India’s first uterine transplant on a woman from...

List of Closed Central Public Sector Enterprises

List of CPSEs Closed Sl.no. Name of CPSE Date/year of approval of closure City/State in which the Registered Office of the CPSE is located A List of CPSEs closed     1 Tyre Corporation...

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...

National Crime Records Bureau Celebrates Foundation Day

Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Archana Ramasundaram was the Chief Guest at the 32nd Inception Day of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). NCRB is...

Per Capita Expenditure on Education in India

As per National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), survey conducted during 2011-12 on Household Consumer Expenditure, percentages of monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) on education...

Kapil Chopra Appointed Chairman of WTC

Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group, has been appointed as the Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) for 2016. The Annual...

National Industry Conclave on Skills

Union Government is organising a "National Industry Conclave on Skills" on 12th January, 2016 at Mumbai. Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development and Parliamentary...

Measures to Stop Attacks on Naval Vessels

Gulf of Aden (East Coast of Africa), Malacca Strait and West Coast of Africa are shipping routes which suffer incidents of pirate attacks. The...