Category: Day Wise Current Affairs

20th August 2018 Current Affairs

Imran Khan becomes 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has taken the oath as Pakistan’s new prime minister. He becomes the country’s 22nd Prime Minister. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the President House in Islamabad. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan secured 176 votes; his opponent and Chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz […]

18th August 2018 Current Affairs

NPCI launches upgraded UPI with overdraft facility The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched an upgraded unified payments interface (UPI). The new UPI comes with better security and overdraft facility. The upgraded UPI, which is referred to as UPI 2.0, was launched by the RBI governor Urjit Patel. Through the new UPI, customers […]

17th August 2018 Current Affairs

Bharti Axa, Airtel Payments Bank tie-up to offer Jeevan Jyoti Bima Bharti Axa Life Insurance and Airtel Payments Bank entered into an alliance to offer the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY). The PMJJBY is a government-backed life insurance scheme. The alliance will allow Airtel Payments Bank’s network to reach rural area in order […]

15th August 2018 Current Affairs

India Releases 470 Million Nepali Rupees Grant for Terai Roads Project in Nepal The Government of India has released 470 Million Nepali Rupees Grant for Terai Roads Project in Nepal. Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of grant to the Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport of Nepal, Madhusudan Adhikari in […]

14th August 2018 Current Affairs

Delhi Police inducts first all-woman SWAT team for anti-terrorist operations The Delhi Police has inducted India’s first all-woman Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for anti-terrorist operations. The 36 women commandos from the northeastern states have undergone 15 months’ of rigorous training from specialists all across India and abroad. 13 members of the squad are […]

12th August 2018 Current Affairs

Blockchain: Exim Bank signs MoU with BRICS development banks On August 12, 2018, Exim Bank of India signed an MoU with member development banks of BRICS on collaboration in Blockchain Techonology.  Exim Bank of India is the nominated member development bank under the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism. Other member banks under this umbrella are: Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social […]

13th August 2018 Current Affairs

India to launch 2nd lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ on January 3, 2019 India will launch its second lunar mission, dubbed Chandrayaan-2, on January 3, 2019. The mission objective is to land on the moon with a lander and rover. The Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission will cost 800-crore rupees. The 3,890-kg Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on board the […]

10th August 2018 Current Affairs

R S Sharma re-appointed TRAI chairperson till 2020 Ram Sewak Sharma was given a two-year extension as the chairperson of telecom regulator TRAI. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the reappointment of Sharma as chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) up to September 30, 2020. In July 2015, Sharma was […]

9th August 2018 Current Affairs

Khangchendzonga becomes 11th biosphere reserve from India to be included in World Network of Biosphere Reserves The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). The decision was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) […]

8th August 2018 Current Affairs

Pacific Endeavor-2018 under MCIP starts in Kathmandu Pacific Endeavor-2018, a 12-day communication exercise under the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program (MCIP), has been kicked off in Kathmandu. The basic objective is to develop Communications Operating Procedures so that military forces in the Asia Pacific region can collectively work together in the wake of disasters. Around 270 […]

7th August 2018 Current Affairs

Govt launches Bidder Information Management System and Bhoomi Rashi-PFMS linkage portals Nitin Gadkari launched Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) and Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage portals. The BIMS and Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage portals aim at making the pre-construction processes relating to bidding and land acquisition easier. Bhoomi Rashi is a portal developed by […]

6th August 2018 Current Affairs

Government approves 122 new research projects under ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme The government has approved 122 new research projects under its Impacting Research Innovation and Technology ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme. The cost of these research projects is expected to be around 112 crore rupees. The initiative aims to advance research in energy, security and healthcare domains in the high […]

3rd August 2018 Current Affairs

Andhra Pradesh Govt launches unemployment allowance scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam’ The Andhra Pradesh Government has approved the ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam’ scheme for unemployment allowance. Unemployed youth in the state will be eligible for Rs.1,000 per month from the government. The website for the scheme will be launched in August 2018. 12 lakh youth in the […]

2nd August 2018 Current Affairs

IT Ministry launches e-Aksharayan Language Software At a symposium for Indian Languages Technology Industry “Bashantara” in New Delhi, the IT Ministry’s Ajay Prakash Sawhney has launched e- Aksharayan in 7 Indian Languages. E-Aksharayan is a desktop software that can convert scanned printed Indian Language documents into fully editable text format in Unicode Encoding. E-Aksharayan works […]

1st August 2018 Current Affairs

Reliance beats TCS to become India’s highest-valued company Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has just beaten Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become the most valued company in India by market capitalisation. Reliance had a market capitalisation of Rs.7.46 trillion while TCS’s market cap fell to Rs.7.39 trillion. However, earlier this year TCS beat Reliance […]

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