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Pneumonia may kill over 17 lakh children in India by 2030: Study

Nov 12, 2018
More than 17 lakh children in India are likely to die of pneumonia by 2030, despite the infection being easily curable, as per a global study released by UK-based NGO 'Save the Children'. The study found that the infectious disease is likely to kill over one crore children under five by 2030.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 November 2018

Nov 12, 2018
The Supreme Court has declined early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 November 2018

Nov 12, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 12, 2018 inaugurated an Inland Multi-Modal Terminal Port on river Ganga at Ramnagar in Varanasi. Constructed at the cost of Rs 207 crore, this inland waterways terminal is the first of the four Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on National Waterways-I on River Ganga.

Ladakh’s LAMO Centre wins UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award, 2 Mumbai projects get Honourable Mention

Nov 12, 2018
Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards. These two projects are Rajabai Clock Tower & University of Mumbai Library Building of Mumbai; and Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain, both belonging to the colonial-era.

Public Service Broadcasting Day observed across India

Nov 12, 2018
The Public Service Broadcasting Day was observed across India on November 12. The day is observed every year to commemorate the first and last visit of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away: A glimpse of his political career

Nov 12, 2018
He was among a few party leaders, besides former CM BSYeddyurappa, who can be credited for the growth of BJP in Karnataka, bringing the party to power in 2008 and making it the first saffron government in South India.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 5 November to 10 November 2018

Nov 10, 2018
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has released Rs 113.36 crore to 6 Border States under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) to improve the condition of people living in these isolated locations. These 6 Border States are Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

India, Singapore bilateral naval exercise ' SIMBEX 2018' begins

Nov 10, 2018
The 25th edition of SIMBEX, an acronym for Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise is scheduled to be held from November 10- 21, 2018 in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The 2018 edition will be the largest edition since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 November 2018

Nov 9, 2018
India plans to resume exporting raw sugar to China beginning 2019, almost after a decade. The move is a part of a larger goal of shifting focus to the overseas markets to shed surplus stocks that have muted prices and created financial distress in the Indian sugar mills.

Current Affairs in Short: 9 November 2018

Nov 9, 2018
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inducted three major artillery gun systems, including the globally combat proven M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers, K-9 Vajra-Tracked Self Propelled Guns and 6x6 Field Artillery Tractors into the Army.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 9 November 2018

Nov 9, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved leasing of six AAI airports including Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru for operation, management and development under Public Private Partnership.

Current Affairs in Short: 6 November 2018

Nov 6, 2018
The Union Government has approved the operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens to ensure availability of tomato, onion and potato throughout the country round the year without price volatility.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 November 2018

Nov 6, 2018
The newly-built Ekana International Stadium of Lucknow was on November 5, 2018 renamed after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The stadium will now be known as 'Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium'.

India’s nuclear submarine INS Arihant completes first ‘deterrence patrol’

Nov 6, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its “first deterrence patrol". The development signifies that the underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission with live nuclear-tipped missiles.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 November 2018

Nov 5, 2018
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has inaugurated the long awaited Delhi's Signature Bridge, the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in India. The bridge was constructed by the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) at an expenditure of Rs 1,518.37 crore.

Current Affairs in Short: 5 November 2018

Nov 5, 2018
India and Japan signed loan agreement worth Rs 1817 crore for construction of Turga Pumped Storage Hydel Project. On completion, this project will contribute to Industrial Development and Living Standard Improvement in the West Bengal.

3rd Ayurveda Day observed across India

Nov 5, 2018
Ayurveda is perceived as one of the well documented systems of medicine. Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda. Lord Dhanvantari is considered as divine propagator of Ayurveda. Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration of Ayurveda Day by the Ministry of AYUSH to nationalise this system of medicine.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 November 2018

Nov 2, 2018
Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi were on November 2, 2018 sworn-in as the Judges of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi administered oath of office to the four judges.

Current Affairs in Short: 2 November 2018

Nov 2, 2018
The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogi established an in house ‘think tank’ to strengthen the knowledge infrastructure of Supreme Court of India. To this end, the CJI redefined the mandate of Centre for Research and Planning (CRP) to meet the “fast expanding knowledge needs of judiciary”.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 November 2018

Nov 1, 2018
The World Bank on October 31, 2018 released the Doing Business Report 2019 titled as ‘Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform’, assessing and ranking countries on the basis of ease of doing business in the year 2018.

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