Former Defence Secretary Appointed CIC

Former Defence Secretary R.K. Mathur has been appointed the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). The post had fallen vacant after Vijai Sharma completed his tenure on...

Pulse Polio Programme 2016 Launched

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2016 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old,...

Bureau of Mines: Latest Data on its Performance

Bureau of Mines Achievements in 2016-17 For promotion of conservation and scientific development of mineral resources and ensuring protection of mines environment in mining areas,...

Champaran Satyagrah Centenary Anniversary

The Government has decided to commemorate centenary of Champaran Satyagraha during April 2017 to April 2018. A National Implementation Committee (NIC) has been constituted under...

70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations in Paris, France has launched a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th...

UN ‘Orange the World’ Campaign

From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange...

National Youth Festival at Rohtak

Swami Vivekananda's birthday on January 12 is always celebrated as National Youth Day and the week commencing from that day is known as the...

July Current Affairs PDF Magazine

  July Current Affairs Magazine is available for download. It is very comprehensive and covers news and current affairs from all sections such as: Economic Affairs National...

Latest Scholarships for Pursuing Education in Foreign Universities

Government scholarships for students undertaking higher education in foreign universities in the field of art, agriculture, law, medicine, engineering are as follows:- 1. National Overseas...

Steps Taken to Reduce the Debt Burden of Farmers

The Government has taken the following initiatives to reduce the debt burden of farmers: With a view to ensuring availability of agriculture credit at a...

World’s Biggest Cyber Attack in News

Over the weekend, a virus infected thousands of computers around the world, locking up their data until a ransom was paid. Experts believe the...

New Chairman of Competition Commission

Devender Kumar Sikri, an officer of 1975 batch of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) took oath as the Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI). He...

Misleading Advertisements on Consumer Goods

Under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the practices of making any statement, whether orally or in writing or by visible representation which falsely represents...

Farm Mechanisation in Indian Agriculture

Agricultural mechanisation is one of the important factors for sustainable development of the agricultural sector which helps in increasing production through agricultural works, reducing...

Government Makes Standards For Caustic Soda Mandatory

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar announced that Government will make revised quality standards for Caustic Soda mandatory for both domestic manufacturers...

Seychelles President Won Third Term

Seychelles President James Michel won a third term by the narrowest of margins of 193 votes. Michel, 71, won 50.15 percent with 31,512 votes in...

World’s Oldest Man Dies

The world's oldest man, Yasutaro Koide, died at the age of 112 in Japan. Koide died in hospital in the Japanese city of Nagoya, where...

Russian Ambassador to India Passes Away

Russian Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin passed away due to heart failure. He was 67.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of...

75th anniversary of Quit India Movement

India in 2017 commemorated the 75th year of 'August Kranti' or 'Quit India Movement'. In the history of our freedom movement, the 9th August movement has...

Shipment of Green Chillies by Air Starts in India

Eastern Uttar Pradesh is one of the potential areas for export of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as green chillies, okra, bitter guard, green...

“Bharat Ko Janiye” Online Quiz

The Union Minister for the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MoIA) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Smt. Sushma Swaraj launched the “Bharat...

AIIMS Going Cashless with MobiKwik

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has partnered with mobile wallet company MobiKwik to convert all its payment facilities into cashless mode. To...

Unlimited 3G Mobile Data in Rs 1099

BSNL announced a national unlimited 3G mobile data plan for Rs. 1,099 and doubled the data usage limit in some existing plans. According to BSNL...

South Sudan: World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis

According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming” as 1.6 million people have either...

Steps Taken To Check Increase in Population

Government is expanding health infrastructure and human resources, besides bringing in new interventions to increase the accessibility to health services. The details of steps taken...

Sali Win ‘South East Asia Write Award’

Current Affairs: Indian-origin writer Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali has been declared the winner of this year’s prestigious South East Asia Write Award. Born in Madras in...

Current Affairs (Section)

Current Affairs has the following sub-sections. To read these click on the following sub-sections: 1  National 2  International 3  Economy 4  India and World 5  Science and Technology 6  Defence 7 ...

Latest on Police Reforms in India

The Supreme Court of India has passed seven directives on 22nd September, 2006 on police reforms in a writ petition (civil) No. 310 of...

Garib Nawaz Skill Development Centres Launched

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated the first Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre at Vijayanagar Colony in Hyderabad. In this Skill...

Government Launches E-Greetings

With the aim to reduce use of paper and give a boost to digital initiatives of the Government and to promote a contemporary and...

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...