Category: Latest Current Affairs

27th September 2018 Current Affairs

Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy The cabinet has approved a new telecom policy named National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018. The policy focuses on increasing high-speed broadband penetration, through the use of modern technologies such as 5G and optical fibers across the country. The policy aims to attract USD 100 billion investment and create […]

26th September 2018 Current Affairs

Finance Ministry launches Jan Dhan Darshak mobile app The Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) have jointly developed a mobile app called Jan Dhan Darshak as a part of a financial inclusion (FI) initiative. The mobile app will act as a guide to the common people in finding […]

25th September 2018 Current Affairs

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates centenary celebrations of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (DBHPS) in New Delhi. DBHPS is a national organization that aims to improve Hindi literacy among the non-Hindi speaking population in South India. The […]

24th September 2018 Current Affairs

Ibrahim Mohamad Solih wins Presidential Elections in the Maldives Opposition Leader Ibrahim Mohamad Solih wins Presidential Elections in Maldives. This was a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen. Solih secured 58.3% of the popular vote. PM Modi inaugurates new airport in Jharsuguda, Odisha Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a new airport in Jharsuguda, which is […]

21st September 2018 Current Affairs

India Post Payments Bank, Bajaj Allianz join hands to provide insurance to all India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co Ltd (BALIC) have entered into a strategic partnership to provide life insurance solutions. The aim is to provide life insurance solutions at the doorstep of every household in the country. ISRO […]

20th September 2018 Current Affairs

Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission. Their film ‘Sui Dhaaga – Made in India’ salutes India’s entrepreneurs and skilled workforce. The film highlights the untapped potential of India’s talented craftsmen and skilled […]

19th September 2018 Current Affairs

INSV Tarini crew bestowed with Tenzing Norgay Award The all-woman crew of the INSV Tarini, an Indian Navy sailboat, has bagged the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award. The crew won the award for their feat of sailing across the world for eight months. The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award is the highest national recognition […]

18th September 2018 Current Affairs

PayU India gets RBI approval to operate as NBFC Online payment service provider PayU has received RBI approval to operate as a non-Banking financial institution (NBFC). The approval is subject to certain pending RBI compliance. PayU is a fintech company owned by the Naspers Group, which is headquartered in South Africa. SBI appoints Prashant Kumar […]

17th September 2018 Current Affairs

ISRO inaugurates S-band Polarimetric Doppler weather radar The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has inaugurated its S-band Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar at Sriharikota. Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) is used for the observation of the weather system up to a range of 500 km. DWR helps in early warning of severe weather events. ISRO launches 2 […]

15th September 2018 Current Affairs

Govt launches National Scholarship Portal mobile app The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, has launched the country’s first “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” (NSP mobile app). The app aims to ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections. Through the National Scholarship Portal, all scholarships […]

14th September 2018 Current Affairs

Cabinet approves new umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA) The Union Cabinet has approved a new umbrella scheme titled ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan’, or PM-AASHA. The scheme aims to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018. The goal is to […]

13th September 2018 Current Affairs

Cabinet approves “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan” Giving a major boost to the pro-farmer initiatives of the Government and in keeping with its commitment and dedication for the Annadata, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a new Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA). The Scheme […]

12th September 2018 Current Affairs

NITI Aayog, Intel and TIFR join hands to set up an international center for AI NITI Aayog, Intel and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) are collaborating to set up a Model International Center for Transformative Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI). The aim is to develop and deploy AI-led application-based research projects. The Model ICTAI will be […]

11th September 2018 Current Affairs

Health Ministry implements HIV AIDS Act 2017 The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced the implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017. As per the act, every HIV infected or affected person below the age of 18 years has the right to […]

10th September 2018 Current Affairs

Ayushman Bharat call center inaugurated in Bengaluru The Ayushman Bharat call center has been inaugurated in Bengaluru by CEO of Ayushman Bharat, Dr. Indu Bhushan. The call center will run 24 hours a day and share information initially in English and Hindi. Nine more regional languages will be added later. Ayushman Bharat Yojana (or the […]

8th September 2018 Current Affairs

Section 377 Verdict: Supreme Court legalizes Homosexuality, partially strikes down Section 377 A Five Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018, decriminalized Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by partially striking down some of its provisions. The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra; Justices R F Nariman, A M […]

7th September 2018 Current Affairs

India, France sign agreement on “Mobilise Your City” (MYC) India and France have signed an implementation agreement on “Mobilise Your City” (MYC). Mobilise Your City (MYC) is part of an international initiative supported by the French and the German Governments. It was launched in December 2015. The European Union has agreed to 3.5 million euro […]

4th September 2018 Current Affairs

India to have ‘one-nation-one-card’ policy for transport soon: NITI Aayog NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said that India will soon unveil a ‘One Nation-One Card’ policy for public transport. The One Nation-One Card policy is for added connectivity between various modes of transport. The objective is to provide sustainable mobility and accessibility for the […]