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...

Guv Gokaran Appointed IMF’s Executive Director

Former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Gokaran was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The name of the...

Budget ‘Halwa’ Ceremony in News

The process of printing documents for the 2017-18 Budget began with the ritual 'halwa ceremony' in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's presence. FM participated in the...

New Programme SATYAM Launched

Ministry of Science and Technology launched a new programme SATYAM-''Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation'' to strengthen research in the areas of yoga...

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...

Know About Bharat Fund

Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his US visit, announced the launch of $150 million Bharat Fund, aimed at creating and providing support...

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...

Compensation Rate Doubled to Railway Accident Victims

Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the amounts of compensation payable in respect of Death & Injuries to the passengers involved in Accidents...

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...

China Unveils Its Biggest Passenger Plane

China's unvelied its first big passenger plane C919 to challenge foreign giants Airbus and Boeing for market share. C919 a narrow-body jet which can seat...

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...

World’s Best Restaurant

New York eatery 'Eleven Madison Park' was crowned the world’s best restaurant of 2017 at a  ceremony in Melbourne edging out last year’s winner,...

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...

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...

Rajaswa Gyan Sangam

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) have been holding annual Conferences of senior officers...

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...

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...

Confucius Peace Prize 2015

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been awarded 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China. The Prize is dubbed as Chinese equivalent of the Nobel Peace...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fossil Named After Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is the famed British naturalist. Researchers from the Yale University and universities in England named shrimp fossil in the honour of...

Hero Motor Corp Founder Dies

Brijlal Mohan, Founder and Chairman of Hero MotoCorp died in a Delhi hospital. He was 92. Mr Munjal was born in 1923 at Kamalia in...

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...

New Prison Manual 2016 Approved

The Union Home Minister has approved the new Model Prison Manual consisting of 32 chapters which aims at bringing in basic uniformity in laws,...

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...

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...

Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Bhagirathi II

The NCC Boys Mountaineering Expedition to Mount Bhagirathi II was flagged off by Director General National Cadet Corps (NCC) Lt Gen A Chakravarty. The team...

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...

2015 Noble Prize in Medicine

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to with one half jointly to William C. Campbell (USA) and Satoshi Omura (Japan) for their...

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...

New Delhi World Book Fair Started

Each winter season, the New Delhi Book Fair brings to the city a treat for book lovers, an international gathering of publishers, authors, intellectuals...

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...

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...

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...

New Atomic Energy Commission Chairman

Dr. Sekhar Basu took the charge as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy in Mumbai. Dr. Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman, Atomic...

World Herbal Encyclopedia Released

Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases World Herbal Encyclopedia at the inauguration of Patanjali Research Institute, in Haridwar. The “World Herbal Encyclopedia” is a unique endeavour...

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...

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...

Raghuram Rajan Appointed Vice Chairman of BIS

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan was appointed as vice chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Rajan was appointed to a three-year...

Irom Sharmila Floats Political Party

Rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who ended in August her 16-year long fast she undertook to demand repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers)...

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...

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...

Steps To Reduce Road Accidents in India

United Nations had promulgated the UN Decade of Action targeting to reduce road accidents by 50% by the year 2020. All member countries of...

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...

Two Hydrocarbon Reserves Discovered in Assam

Public sector undertaking, Oil India Ltd has notified two Hydrocarbon Discoveries in the Upper Assam Basin. The discoveries were made in the wells Borbhuibil-1...

‘Slum Yuva Daud’ in News

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel flagged off 2nd Slum Yuva Daud. The marathon started from Cross River Mall, Karkardooma and...

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...

Book ‘Empowering the Marginalized’

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has released the book ‘Empowering the Marginalized’ authored by Deepak Dwivedi. The Vice President said that empowering...

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...

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...

Measures for Promotion of Transportation by Shipping

As per report of Sub Group VIII (Inland Water Transport) of the Working Group on Ports and Shipping under the National Transport Development Policy...

“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...

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...

Rashtrapati Nilayam Gardens Opened

The Gardens of Rashtrapati Nilayam, Bolarum, Secunderabad received more than 75000 visitors this year during its annual opening from January 3 to 10, 2016. This...

Nur Hossain Deported to Bangladesh

Bangladesh national and former Awami League leader Nur Hossain, prime accused in the sensational 7-murder case, was deported to Dhaka by India. Police said Indian...

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...

Mount Dhaulagiri Mountaineering Expedition

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Krishna Chaudhary flagged-in the first Mount Dhaulagiri-1 (8167 Mtr) International Mountaineering...

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...

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...

New Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 Coins by RBI

The Reserve Bank will soon put into circulation new Rs. 10 coins that have been minted to commemorate 125th year of National Archives of...

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...

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...

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...

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Post Graduate)

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for entrance to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses shall be conducted by the National Board of Examinations. 1. The examination shall be held...

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...

Facebook to Set-up Wi-Fi in Rural India

Boosting government's ambitious 'Digital India' drive, Facebook has come forward to facilitate state-run BSNL in setting up 100 wi-fi sites in rural areas of...

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...

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...

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...

Storytelling Festival ‘Kathakar’ in News

7th edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ was held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ( IGNCA), New Delhi. Kathakar is the...

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...

President Inaugurates ‘Umang Festival’

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated ‘Umang-2015’,a Festival of Energy at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya School in President’s Estate on December...

Prime Ministers of India

TENURE IN OFFICE Dr. Manmohan Singh May 22, 2004 - May 26, 2014 Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee March 19, 1998 - May 22, 2004 Shri Inder Kumar...

Book ‘Garuda Purana’ by All India Kashiraj Trust

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of book ‘Garuda Purana’ (Critical Edition) published by All India Kashiraj Trust on June...

Airlines Ban Galaxy Note 7 in Flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has joined other airlines in banning the inflight use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones after reports of exploding batteries in...

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,...

New Book of MS Swaminathan Released

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a two-part book series on the eminent agricultural scientist Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. The series is titled - M.S. Swaminathan:...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

JNPT Becomes First to Install Radiological Detection System

The Marine Department of the port had initiated installation and commissioning of Radiological Detection Equipments at all the exit gates including the Rail Gates....

Dr. Ambedkar International Centre Launched

The Prime Minister Modi dedicated the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, in New Delhi, to the nation. He had laid the foundation stone of this...

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,...

Tata Motors’ New Brand Ambassador

Tata Motors get Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle (CV) business unit. Tata Motors’ association with Kumar for commercial vehicles...

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...

David Cameron Resigns from UK Parliament

Britain's former prime minister David Cameron has resigned his seat in the House of Commons. Cameron stepped down as prime minister in June, after Britain...

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...

Railways Maharajas’ Express Service

The IRCTC launched a special monsoon service offering visits to prominent southern tourist destinations in the Maharajas’ Express. Maharajas’ Express, the flagship luxury train of...

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...

Uber Expands Services To More Cities

Current Affairs: Cab Service App 'Uber' has expanded operations in four more cities of Ajmer, Jodhpur Udaipur and Mangalore. The launch comes after it signed...

‘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...

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...