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...

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...

Latest Data on NPAs of Education Loans

The amount of education loan sanctioned and number of beneficiaries during the last three years are given as under: 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Amount in Crore Number of Accounts Amount in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Steps Taken for Tribal Education

Steps taken by the Government to ensure timely release of funds for Tribal education are as follows: All Scheme Guidelines are placed on the website...

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...

CSIR Research on Benefits of Cow Urine

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) through its constituent laboratories has conducted research studies in collaboration with Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, Nagpur on...

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...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

National Tribal Carnival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated First National Tribal Carnival 2016 in New Delhi. The four day long carnival has been organised by Ministry of Tribal...

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)...

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...

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...

HP Judicial Service Results Declared

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) declared the results of HP Judicial Service (preliminary) Examination-2016 that was held on September 4. The exams were conducted...

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...

USA Recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of around one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones plagued by incidents of batteries...

UPSC Declares Civil Services Prelims Result

The results of civil services preliminary examination was declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Thousands of candidates had taken this test held on...

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...

Hotline to Report Child Pornography Started

India's first-ever hotline to curb sexual abuse of children through the internet and to remove child pornographic content online is set to be unveiled...

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...

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...

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...

Canonization of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is being canonised by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016 at Vatican City. Mother Teresa dedicated her entire life to serving the poorest...

Reliance Jio Plans Formally Launched

Reliance announced the much awaited launch of Jio 4G services in India. Reliance Jio 4G is confirmed to commercially launch on Sept. 5. The notable aspect...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Commemorative Coins Released

Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of for Culture and Tourism released a Commemorative Coin of Rs 150 and a Circulation Coin of Rs 10 on...

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...

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...

Matdaata Mahotsav 2016

The four day long Matdaata Mahotsav organized by Election Commission of India on the theme, “No Voter to be left behind” concluded in New...

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,...

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...

Army Day on 15 January

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to all officers, soldiers, civilians, ex-servicemen and their families on the eve...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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.)...

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...

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...

WHO Approves Cholera Vaccine

A third producer of oral cholera vaccine has been approved that is expected to provide 3 million doses in 2016, doubling the world's stockpile...

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...

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...

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...

Indian Pharma Awards 2016

The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumar gave away the 1st India Pharma awards in Bengaluru. The awards constituted by Department of Pharmaceuticals were...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Uttar Pradesh Gets New Lokayukta

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik appointed Justice (retired) Virendra Singh as the new Lokayukta of the state. The Governor will administer oath of office to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ahmad Javed is Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Current Affairs: Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmad Javed has been appointed Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of External Affairs said Mr Javed is expected to...

Delhi Gets First Solar Powered Green School

A Delhi government school at the President's Estate was declared as the capital's first Solar Powered Green School. Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya will generate...

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...

Students in Odisha Set Guinness Records

Students of a Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Odisha set a Guinness world record for the 'largest human sentence'. They arranged themselves into...

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...

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...

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...