Tag: Currents Affairs Update

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 […]

2nd September 2018 Current Affairs

UIDAI relaxes minimum Aadhaar enrolment targets, related deadlines for banks UIDAI extended till November 1 the deadline for banks to do minimum Aadhaar enrolments and updations in identified branches. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked banks to ensure that at least eight enrolments or updations are carried out daily in each stipulated branch from November 1, […]

1st September 2018 Current Affairs

Idea Cellular, Vodafone complete merger The merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has been completed. This creates India’s biggest telecom service provider with over 408 million subscribers, taking top spot from Bharti Airtel. Vodafone Idea Ltd will have all India revenue market share of 32.2%. Balesh Sharma has been appointed Vodafone-Idea’s first CEO. IWAI […]

31st August 2018 Current Affairs

IBM partners with Indian IT companies for disaster management solutions Global and Indian firms have joined the Call for Code Global Initiative for solutions to tackle natural disasters. The firms that have come together include IBM, Persistent Systems, Invest India, Wipro, Capgemini, and Nasscom. Call for Code is a global initiative that aims to build […]

30th August 2018 Current Affairs

India, ADB sign $375 million loan to improve irrigation efficiency in Madhya Pradesh The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a $375 million loan agreement to double farming incomes in Madhya Pradesh. The agreement will expand irrigation networks and system efficiency in the state. The Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement […]

28th August 2018 Current Affairs

Bhopal cleanest Indian city for transport: CSE survey Bhopal has topped a CSE survey of 14 Indian cities for lowest overall emissions and energy use from the urban commute. Delhi is worst for overall emissions and energy consumption. Among the six megacities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad – Kolkata has lowest per-trip […]

27th August 2018 Current Affairs

India’s largest business incubator Bhamashah Techno Hub launched in Jaipur Jaipur Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has launched India’s largest business incubator in the state. It is called the Bhamashah Techno Hub. The incubator will provide end-to-end support to startups. Everything from infrastructure, technology, angel funding, and access to venture capitalists, to mentorship, and exposure to […]

26th August 2018 Current Affairs

ICOMOS launched an initiative to save cultural heritage damaged in flood-hit Kerala The International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) a global monument conservation body, has launched an initiative to assess the damage to the rich cultural and built heritage in flood-devastated Kerala and set up an emergency response platform. ICOMOS is also an advisory body to the UNESCO […]

25th August 2018 Current Affairs

Commerce Ministry developing National Logistics Portal The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is developing a National Logistics Portal to ensure ease of trading in the international and domestic markets. India is aiming to lower logistics costs from 14% of GDP to less than 10% by 2022. The portal will link all the stakeholders of export-import, […]

24th August 2018 Current Affairs

HAL becomes 1st PSU to transact on TReDS: RXIL The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) announced that Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has become the first public sector enterprise to make a transaction on the “TReDS platform”. TReDS is an online electronic institutional mechanism for facilitating the financing of trade receivables of micro, small and medium enterprises […]

23rd August 2018 Current Affairs

VVS Laxman pens autobiography ‘281 And Beyond’ Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman has penned his autobiography titled ‘281 and Beyond’. The book will be released in November 2018. The title is a reflection of his series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001. Chhattisgarh renames Naya Raipur, will now be called Atal […]

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 […]