Category: Current Affairs

Current Affairs 27,February 2018

Uma Bharti launches 2nd project of Swajal Yojana in Rajasthan On February 27, 2018, Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti, launched the Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura, in Rajasthan. Details about Swajal Project in Rajasthan: i. Swajal is a community owned drinking water programme for sustained drinking water supply. 90% of the project cost […]

Current Affairs 26, February 2018

Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s visit to India – Overview Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family were on a week-long official trip to India starting from February 17, 2018. i. On February 23, 2018, India and Canada signed  six pacts in New Delhi ii. Indian Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for research […]

Current Affairs 25,February 2018

Govt. ropes in IIFT, ICAI for improving ‘Doing Business’ ranking Union Commerce and Industry Ministry has appointed four institutes, to interact with stakeholders and suggest measures to push up India’s ranking in ease of doing business index. i. Four institutes that have been roped in for this purpose are Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Institute of Chartered […]

Current Affairs 24,February 2018

International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels, 2018 to be held in New Delhi International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels, ICSB 2018 will be held in New Delhi on 26thand 27th February, 2018. More Information about ICSB 2018: i. This conference is being jointly organised by Mission Innovation – India Unit and Biofuture Platform and will be hosted by Department of Biotechnology under Union […]

Current Affairs 23,February 2018

Guwahati organises tribal festival ‘Aadi Mahotsava’ On 23rd February 2018, ‘Aadi Mahotsava’, a tribal festival organized by Assam, began at Gandhi Mandir Indoor stadium, in Guwahati, Assam. Aadi Mahotsava: i. The ‘Aadi Mahotsava’ is held for 10 days. It was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. ii. It is conducted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India jointly with […]

Current Affairs 22,February 2018

Uttar Pradesh becomes 1st Indian state to clear projects digitally Uttar Pradesh (UP) has become the first state in India where business and investment projects can now be cleared digitally, without any human interface. i. This has become possible with launch of ‘Nivesh Mitra’, a digital platform which will serve as a single-window clearance system.  ii. ’Nivesh Mitra’ was […]

Current Affairs 21,February 2018

Cabinet approves New Bill to ban Unregulated Deposit Schemes In a bid to protect the savings of the investors, Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to introduce Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 and Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in Parliament. i. Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 – Main objective to introduce […]

Current Affairs 20,February 2018

Cabinet Approvals on February 20 2018 On February 20, 2018, Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved following initiatives and bilateral agreements. i. Union Cabinet has given approval for creation of Rs. 60000 crore – National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) under Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC). ii. Cabinet approves Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarkhand iii. Union Cabinet has approved the proposal […]

Current Affairs 19,February 2018

22nd edition of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and 26th edition of Nasscom India Leadership Forum (ILF) held in Hyderabad On 19th to 21st February 2018, 22nd edition of World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and 26th edition of Nasscom India Leadership Forum (ILF) are held concurrently, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, in Hyderabad.WCIT & ILF: i. Prime […]

Current Affairs 18,February 2018

Iran President’s India Visit President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani was on a three-day visit to India from 15th – 17th February, 2018. i. On February 17, 2018, Mr. Rouhani held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. ii. After delegation-level talks on February 17, 2018, India and Iran signed following 9 pacts: […]

Current Affairs 17,February 2018

Government to set up 562 more Ekalavya schools On February 16, 2018, Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram stated that Central Government will set up 562 more Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in tribal areas across India. More Information about Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS): i. Setting up EMRSs is a part of Government’s commitment to provide best quality education to […]

Current Affairs 16,February 2018

Gopichand launches India’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme On February 15, 2018, former Indian Badminton player Pullela Gopichand initiated India’s largest ‘train the trainers’ programme by inducting 1500 Physical Education (PE) teachers from across Gujarat for advanced training. Details about ‘train the trainers’ programme initiated by Pullela Gopichand: i. This programme has been envisioned by the ELMS Sports Foundation. ii. ELMS Sports Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative promoted by Vita […]

Current Affairs February 15,2018

NITI Aayog, KPIT technologies tie-up to promote innovation in schoolsKPIT technologies has made a two-year statement of intent with NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog to promote innovative skills of students.NITI Aayog, KPIT technologies tie-up:i. This tie up between NITI Aayog and KPIT aims to improve the innovative skills of senior secondary students as part of the Atal Innovation Mission […]

Current Affairs February 14, 2018

West Bengal becomes first state to opt out of ‘Modicare’On 13th February 2018, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that, West Bengal has opted out of National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) also known as ‘Modicare’.West Bengal becomes first state to opt out of ‘Modicare’:i. The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) also known as ‘Modicare’ was announced in the Union Budget […]

Current Affairs February 13, 2018

India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit held in New DelhiOn 13th February 2018, India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit was held in New Delhi.India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit:i. India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.ii. Gajender Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Sergey Beletskiy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Russia, spoke at the summit.iii. Heads of […]