BSNL Satellite Phone Service Launched in India

The Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha launched BSNL’s satellite phone service that will be offered to government agencies in phase one and...

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...

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...

Andhra’s New Capital Amravati

Marking a historic day for the state on the day of Dussehra, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for a new, futuristic state...

Tableaux from 17 States in Republic Day Parade

This year Republic Day Parade on Rajpath will witness tableaux from 17 States and Six Ministries of the Central Government. These tableaux will showcase...

Cyclone Chapala Intensified

Cyclone Chapala could become the strongest on record in the Arabian Sea and may make an unprecedented landfall at hurricane strength along the coast...

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...

‘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...

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...

Extra Mural Research Scheme in News

Ministry of AYUSH has set-up two autonomous organisations namely, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) and Morarji Desai National Institute of...

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...

Mobile App ‘Aarambh’ Launched For Road Maintenance

The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aarambh mobile app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads. Aarambh mobile...

Najib Shah Appointed CBEC Chairman

IRS officer Najib Shah was appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), apex body on Indirect Taxes. The Appointments Committee of...

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...

International Film Festival for Persons with Disabilities

First international film festival for the persons with disabilities (IFFPD) will be held in Delhi from 1st to 3rd December 2015. The festival organized to...

Central Regulatory Authorities in India

There are 11 Central regulatory authorities in the country related directly or indirectly to infrastructure sector and protection of consumer interests. These are listed...

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,...

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...

Exemption from Quoting Aadhaar ID to Individuals

The Central Government vide notification dated 11th May, 2017 has notified that the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply...

Dilip Kumar Gets Padma Vibhushan

Actor Dilip Kumar was presented with Padma Vibhushan by Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in Mumbai. The 93-year-old veteran got fame with Naya...

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,...

India Year Book by Rajiv Mehrishi Released

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ authored by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi IAS. The richness in...

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...

New Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board

Mr. Sunil Kumar Chourasia, IOFS, has been appointed as the new Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board...

Programme on Scientific Research on Panchgavya

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has constituted a National Steering Committee to initiate a National Programme on “Scientific Validation...

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...

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...

Malaysia Seizes Indian Tortoises From Madagascar

Malaysian authorities seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit ($276,721), in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being...

Combined Geo-Scientist And Geologist Examination

Based  on  the  results  of  the  written  examination  held  by  the    Union Public Service Commission in May, 2016 followed by interviews  for  Personality  Test...

Google Adds 8 Local Tongues in Search

Tech giant Google has added voice search capability for eight additional Indian languages including Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil. Currently, voice search feature is available in...

Technology Mission on Coconut: Latest Projects

Coconut Development Board (CDB) has approved 38 projects with an outlay of ₹60.20 crore and financial assistance of ₹9.086 crore under Technology Mission on...

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences Convocation

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee attended the Sixth Foundation Day of this prestigious Institute as also its 3rd Convocation ceremony. The institution was established in...

Latest Facts on Domestic Tourism in India

Ministry of Tourism compiles data on tourist arrivals and visits to States/ Union Territories (UTs) on the basis of details received from various sources...

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...

Our Performance in IAS Prelims 2016

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR PERFORMANCE 2016 UPSC PRELIMS GENERAL STUDIES – I (SET A) PRELIMS QUES NO.   IAS PRELIMS QUESTION Read Full Question in Paper BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS EBOOK  PAGE...

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...

21st International Conference in Yoga

The 21st International Conference on ‘Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications’ (INCOFYRA) will bring together traditional and modern medical systems. The 21st INCOFYRA will...

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...

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...

Muskan Devta Wins Award in New Zealand

Muskan Devta was presented the Supreme ACC Attitude Award for 2015 at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre. A 16-year-old girl Muskan Devta, suffering from hemiplegia, has...

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...

Geological Survey of India: Latest Data

Geological Survey of India has completed 3762 sq. km Specialized Thematic Mapping (on 1:25,000 scale) out of 9230 sq. km target during Annual Programme...

Train Ticketing System ‘Vikalp’ Launched

With a view to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and also to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme Alternate Train Accommodation...

Medical Research on Homeopathy in India

The Union government has granted 11 crore rupees to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, IIEST, Shibpur of West Bengal, for conducting medical...

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.

Sex-Ratio in India: Latest Data

As per the Census, 2011 the child sex ratio has shown decline from 927 females per thousand males in 2001 to 918 females per...

Ashok Lahiri Committee Term Extended

Government has extended the tenure of a high level committee set up under former Chief Economic Advisor Ashok Lahiri by one year. Ashok Lahiri Committee was...

Germany Opens Consulate in Hyderabad

Germany has opened its new Consulate office at Madhapur in Hyderabad. It will provide limited consular service in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Total Universities in India

As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2015-16, the number of universities in the country is 799. Out of them 386 Universities came...

‘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...

Govt Sacks Bank of Maharashtra CMD

The Central government removed Sushil Muhnot from the post of Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra with immediate effect. The move has been...

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...

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...

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...

Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme ‘VIKALP’

With a view to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and also to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme called Alternate Train...

India Convention Promotion Bureau

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) has been set up under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism to promote India as a venue...

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

The nation will celebrate the birth anniversary of the first Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or the...

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...

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...

National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir launched the website, http://npdrr2-mha.net.in, for the ensuing 2nd meeting of National Platform on...

26th November ‘Constitution Day’

The Government has decided to observe 26th November as 'Constitution Day. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force...

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...

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will confer the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2014 at a...

Indians Win Queen’s Award in UK

Neha Swain, 28, and Kartik Sawhney, 21, from India are among 60 others who won the Queen's Young Leaders award 2016. They have won the...

National Festival ‘Bharat Parv’ in News

Bharat Parv, a national festival showcasing the country’s diverse culture, cuisines, handicrafts and catch glimpses of a progressive India was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh...

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...

Ayurvedic Drugs Developed by Indian Councils

The Central Government has set up four Research Councils, namely Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani...

Programmes to Promote Local Dialects in India

Sahitya Akademi, an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture, is organising many programmes to promote literature in local dialects of the country. Details of the...

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...

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...

Solar Power Reached 5000 MW

The installed capacity of solar power in India crossed the milestone of 5,000 MW on 15 January 2016. The cumulative installed capacity has reached...

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...

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 ...

TransStadia “Arena Project” Inaugurated by PM

Indian Prime Narendra Modi formally inaugurated TransStadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The multi-purpose sports complex hosts a 20-000 seater state-of-the-art football stadium, the first of its...

National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board

A National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board has been constituted to provide a dedicated institutional framework to take forward the cause of promotion of...

Nissan Appoints Sanjay Gupta

Current Affairs: Nissan has appointed Sanjay Gupta as Vice-President – Marketing, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd effective December 21, 2015. Gupta will report to the...

AirForce Jets Landed on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Indian Air Force fighter jets touch down on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar Pradesh as part of the grand opening of India's longest expressway;...

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...

Delhi Economics Conclave 2015

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Delhi Economics Conclave 2015 on 6th November. The theme of the DEC this year is “Realizing...

Delhi Declaration on Traditional Medicines

In its quest for promotion of cooperation in the field of medicinal plants, the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) under the Ministry of AYUSH...

Standard Chartered Appoints New CEO

Standard Chartered named Zarin Daruwala as new chief executive of its India operations. Daruwala was president of the wholesale lending team at ICICI Bank Ltd. Daruwala...

IAS Prelims Question Papers 2017

UPSC conducted the Civil Services Preliminary Exam on 18th June 2017. The IAS Prelims Question Paper of 2017 both General Studies and CSAT must...

Initiatives Taken for Defence Start Ups in India

Government of India has launched ‘Start-up India’ initiative in January 2016, which aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that...

Why Pokeman Go is in News ?

Pokémon Go, is a free-for-all augmented reality game on Android and iOS platforms. It was released in the US just a week ago, and is...

Archaeologists Recovered Treasure in River

Chinese archaeologists have recovered more than 10,000 gold and silver items that sank to the bottom of a river in southwestern Sichuan Province over...

Two New Institutes of Ayurveda Established

The Central Government has established National Institute of Ayurveda at Jaipur which offers undergraduate and postgraduate and fellowship programme. Further, the Government has also established...

Indian-Origin Leads Multination Initiative

Current Affairs: Sanjay Pradhan, an Indian-origin World Bank official, has been selected to lead a multination initiative focused on improving government transparency, accountability and...

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...

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...

Steps Taken to Improve Primary Healthcare System

Health being a State subject, the technical and financial support by various development partner including international agencies are given to the States where they...

National Productivity Council in News

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India has notified Six Waste Management Rules in year 2016. These are 1. Plastic Waste...

Steps Taken to Check Air Safety Violations

During the last three years and the current year, a total of 409 safety violations by flight crew of Scheduled Operators, Non-scheduled Operators and...

Sanctioned Posts of IAS / IPS Officers

The current sanctioned strength of IAS and IPS as on 01.01.2017 is detailed below:   Sl No. Cadre   IAS IPS Total Authorized Strength 1 Andhra Pradesh 211 144 2 AGMUT 337 295 3 Assam-Meghalaya 263 138 4 Bihar 342 231 5 Chhattisgarh 193 103 6 Gujarat 297 195 7 Haryana 205 137 8 Himachal Pradesh 147 94 9 Jammu & Kashmir 137 147 10 Jharkhand 215 149 11 Karnataka 314 215 12 Kerala 231 172 13 Madhya Pradesh 439 305 14 Maharashtra 361 302 15 Manipur 115 89 16 Nagaland 94 70 17 Odisha 237 188 18 Punjab 221 172 19 Rajasthan 313 215 20 Sikkim 48 32 21 Tamil Nadu 376 263 22 Telangana 208 139 23 Tripura 96 65 24 Uttarakhand 120 69 25 Uttar Pradesh 621 517 26 West...

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...

7th Nuclear Energy Conclave

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated session of the "7th Nuclear Energy Conclave" in Delhi. It...

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...

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...

World Food Day Observed

World Food Day was observed on October 16. This year’s observance of World Food Day follows the landmark adoption by world leaders of the...

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...

Combined Defence Services Examination

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2016 at different venues located at 41 Centres throughout the...