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Monthly Current Affairs 2019

Union Ministry of Railways releases new Water Management Policy

Mar 23, 2017
On this occasion, the Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu presented GreenCo Certificates to three units of Indian Railways for their eco-friendly initiatives.

Indian para-athletes win 8 medals in IPC Athletics Grand Prix

Mar 23, 2017
Sundar Singh Gurjar clinched a gold each in the men’s Javelin Throw F-46 and Discus Throw F-46 competitions.

UK Parliament on lockdown after suspected terrorist attack leaves 5 dead

Mar 23, 2017
In the deadliest attack in London since suicide bombings in July 2005, five people were killed and over 40 injured when a car rammed into the pedestrians outside UK’s Parliament.

CCEA approves Policy for extension of oilfield contracts

Mar 23, 2017
It will enable the contractors to extract not only the remaining reserves but also the additional reserves by implementing new technologies.

Peshawar High Court orders separate counting of Sikhs in census

Mar 23, 2017
The high court directed that the implementation of the ruling should be carried out in the second phase of the population census, which would start from 25 April 2017.

Ninth Gorkhas celebrates 200-years of raising in Secunderabad

Mar 23, 2017
The troops of the Gorkha regiments are ethnic Nepali Gurkhas of Nepal and ethnic Indian Gorkhas of India.

World Meteorological Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 23, 2017
On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2017, WMO released its new digitized International Cloud Atlas.

India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Index, Norway tops again

Mar 23, 2017
India has been ranked 131 in the Human Development Index, below two of its SAARC counterparts Sri Lanka and Maldives, which have been categorised in the high human development category.

Nation paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day

Mar 23, 2017
The trio, were hanged Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and were hanged to death on 23 March 1931 at 7.30 pm in the Lahore jail.

Union Cabinet approves MoU with USA on partnership for Cyber Security

Mar 23, 2017
The agreement aims to promote closer co-operation and exchange of information pertaining to the Cyber Security in accordance with the relevant laws, rules and regulations and on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit.

Union Government sanctions more affordable houses for urban poor in Puducherry, Telangana and HP

Mar 22, 2017
Central assistance of Rs 27766 crore was approved for construction of these houses.

NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

Mar 22, 2017
NASA to send its newly developed next-generation atomic clock to space to help in the navigation of space crafts and astronauts.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission

Mar 22, 2017
The proposal to close the 13-year-old UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti comes as the United States is planning major funding cuts to the United Nations. The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti is known by its French acronym MINUSTAH.

Aadhar Card to be made mandatory for ITR and PAN Card Applications

Mar 22, 2017
With this, Aadhaar enrolment number while filing ITR could also be accepted. However, failing to declare Aadhaar may lead to PAN being deemed invalid.

The National Health Policy 2017: Explained

Mar 22, 2017
The Government passed the National Health Policy on 15 March 2017.The Policy seeks to reach everyone in a holistic integrated way to move towards wellness. We have analyzed this policy here.

5th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav being organized in North East Region

Mar 22, 2017
About 5000 artists from North East India and 2000 artists from across the country will showcase India’s cultural heritage through performances, arts and cuisines.

Recycling waste water would ease global water shortages: United Nations

Mar 22, 2017
The report stated that recycling the world's waste water, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment.

Madhabi Puri Buch appointed as Whole Time Member of SEBI

Mar 22, 2017
This appointment marks the first time that a woman and a person from the private sector was chosen for a key post in SEBI.

Upendra Tripathy appointed as Interim Director General of ISA

Mar 22, 2017
The participant countries of the ISA that will be headed by Upendra Tripathy come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

Majuli to be India’s first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site

Mar 22, 2017
In addition, the Chief Minister also launched Forests are Lives campaign to underline the importance of Assam’s rich forest and biodiversity.

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