Current Affairs

September 14 , 2019

Rajasthan launches information portal

Rajasthan launched a portal for quick access to information on government departments, claiming that the site is the first of its kind in the country. Launching the 'Jan Soochna Portal' under the Rajasthan Innovation Vision (RAJIV) campaign, Rajasthan becomes the first state in the country to provide information about a dozen departments on a singl...

September 13 , 2019

IIT Ropar makes surprise entry as No. 1 Indian varsity, ranked higher than IIT Bombay, Delhi: World University Rankings 2020

The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020 was released and IIT Ropar made a surprising entry on the list as the Number 1 among the 56 Indian institutes on the list of the best universities of the world compiled by UK-based Times Higher Education (THE). The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, and the Indian Institute of Scienc...

September 12 , 2019

Skill India gets its first Batch of IES officers to the ISDS cadre

The first batch of the Indian Skill Development Services (ISDS) commenced their training program at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysuru. Indian Skill Development Services (ISDS) is the newest central government services. The ISDS has 263 all India posts. The cadre comprises of 3 posts at Senior Administrative Grade, 28 posts at Juni...

September 11 , 2019

6th India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue

The 6th India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) will be held in New Delhi from 7-9 September 2019. Set up between erstwhile Planning Commission and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China during the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to India in December 2010, the SED has since then served as an effective mechanis...

September 10 , 2019

First helicopter summit held in Dehradun

The Ministry of Civil Aviation organised India's first-ever helicopter summit the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Indian Air Force was invited at the summit to talk on the "role of IAF helicopters in MEDEVAC (Medical evacuation) at the national level". The conclave was attended by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the Aviation Secretary...

September 9 , 2019

5 yearsGovt to spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore on mega water scheme in Jal Jeevan Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the next five years under the newly formed Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide piped water ('Har Ghar Jal') to all rural households by 2024. He said the move was aimed at fulfilling legendary socialist late Ram Manohar Lohia's dream of providing water, and toilets, to mitiga...

September 7 , 2019

India, South Korea seal logistics pact

India and South Korea concluded a military logistics agreement during the ongoing visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Seoul. The two countries also formulated a forward-looking road map to take bilateral defence industry cooperation to the next level. India will be able to get assured logistic support when it operates in the Indo-Pacific in...

September 6 , 2019

Travel and Tourism Competitiveness index: India ranked 34th

India has moved up six places to rank 34th on world travel and tourism competitiveness index, driven by rich natural and cultural resources and strong price competitiveness, a report World Economic Forum. India's ranking improved from 40th to 34th, the greatest improvement over 2017 among the top 25 per cent of all countries ranked in the report. "...

September 5 , 2019

Delhi, Mumbai slip down on Global Liveability Index for 2019

The latest Global Liveability Index for 2019 shows that the living conditions in India's largest metropolises, Mumbai and New Delhi, are getting worse. The capital's "appalling air quality" as well as downgrades to its culture and stability score have pulled down its ranking on this year's index. New Delhi reportedly slipped down six ranks to 118,...

September 4 , 2019

'Namaste Pacific' - Culture of countries in Pacific region showcased in Delhi

The High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji jointly organised a cultural event 'Namaste Pacific' here to showcase in India the culture of the Pacific countries....

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