Current Affairs

October 12 , 2019

Government launches SUMAN scheme, assures free medicines for pregnant women

Aiming zero preventable maternal and newborn deaths in India, the central government launched the Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme, under which pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick newborns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits. The scheme will largely help in bringing down maternal and infant mort...

October 11 , 2019

Dearness allowance (DA) of government employees hiked by 5%

In a Diwali gift to Central government employees and pensioners, the Modi government hiked the dearness allowance (DA) by 5%. The decision was approved in a cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. That the government has hiked DA by 5%, which means the dearness allowance has been increased from 12% to 17%. This increase is based on th...

October 10 , 2019

Infosys bags digital transformation services deal from Volvo

Tech major Infosys has been selected as the main supplier to deliver Volvo Cars’ digital transformation services for its enterprise digital commercial operations applications and products. Infosys will offer next generation application services leveraging its global delivery model (GDM), agile delivery, automation and other service optimisation lev...

October 9 , 2019

First Rafale Fighter Jet Delivered to India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets and flew a sortie in the MMRCA fighter jet from a French airbase in Paris to gain first-hand experience of the aircraft. Rafale is handed over to Singh on the foundation day of the Indian Air Force. The first Rafale bears a tail number ‘RB 01', where 'RB' stands for Air Chi...

October 8 , 2019

National Health Authority and Google Tie up for Ayushman Bharat Implementation

The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with Google to collaborate and strengthen the implementation of the government's flagship health scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). The two organizations will be working closely to explore various user cases for increasing process efficiencies in day-to-day appl...

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