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President Ram Nath Kovind confers National Sports Awards 2018

3 hrs ago
The Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards this year. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 September 2018

7 hrs ago
Health Minister J P Nadda announced that 1000 people have been benefited on the first day after the launch of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). The scheme was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ranchi in Jharkhand on September 23, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 September 2018

7 hrs ago
The state of Andhra Pradesh has topped the ‘Ease of Living Index’ rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It was followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

Supreme Court constitutes committee to look into jail reforms

11 hrs ago
The Supreme Court on August 27 had reserved its order on the issue of constituting a committee to deal with issues pertaining to jails and suggest reforms for prisons across the country. The bench was hearing a matter relating to inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across India.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 September 2018

1 day ago
The Assam government has asserted that no genuine citizen would be excluded from the National Register of Citizens. The state government confirmed that no action on citizenship would be taken against anyone on the basis of the draft NRC.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 September 2018

1 day ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, 2018 launched the flagship scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana' (PMJAY), also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM).

India conducts successful test of Prithvi Defence Vehicle

1 day ago
India has conducted a successful test of its indigenously designed ballistic missile defense system off the coast of Odisha. With the test, India achieved a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.

Village Rockstars is India’s official entry to Oscars 2019

1 day ago
Village Rockstars tells the story of 10-year-old Dhunu, a young girl from a remote village in Assam, who dreams of owning a guitar and forming a rock band despite the awful financial situation at home.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 17 September to 22 September 2018

3 days ago
The Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs of the week spanning from 17 September to 22 September 2018 cover the topics like National Sports Awards 2018, National Registry of Sexual Offenders, Ordinance banning the practice of Instant Triple Talaq, Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna, Assam NRC, merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank, 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, etc.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 September 2018

Sep 21, 2018
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be on a four-day visit to India from October 1, 2018. He will be accompanied by a six member delegation and will be participating in the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention scheduled to be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, New Delhi on October 2, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 September 2018

Sep 21, 2018
The World Bank board has approved an ambitious five-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India that is in line with India’s objectives of high, sustainable and inclusive growth. Under the framework, the World Bank will support India in its transition to a high-middle income economy.

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang passes away at 61

Sep 21, 2018
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang passed away at the age of 61 on September 21 in a military hospital in Hanoi after a prolonged serious illness. According to reports, the Vietnamese leader had been suffering from a serious illness since the past few months and had travelled abroad several times for treatment.

India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile

Sep 21, 2018
India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile 'Prahaar' from the Odisha coast. The test launch was successful, as the missile travelled a range of 200 km before zeroing in on the target, achieving all mission objectives.

International Day of Peace 2018 observed globally

Sep 21, 2018
This year’s theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

National Sports Awards 2018 announced; Mirabai Chanu, Virat Kohli to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Sep 21, 2018
This year, the Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2018

Sep 20, 2018
The National Sports Awards 2018 were announced by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on September 20, 2018. Cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will jointly be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 September 2018

Sep 20, 2018
The Maharashtra government is going to come out with a scheme to protect deposits of upto Rs 1 lakh in cooperative credit societies, on the lines of similar protection offered to depositors of commercial banks.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 September 2018

Sep 19, 2018
Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma were signed as the ambassadors of Skill India Campaign to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2018

Sep 19, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence. The ordinance has similar provisions as mentioned in original the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which was cleared by the Lok Sabha in December 2017.

Union HRD Ministry presents Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18

Sep 19, 2018
The award was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative launched in 2014. Under Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative, a record number of 417796 toilets were constructed in 261400 schools, including 190887 girls’ toilets in one year up to August 15, 2015.

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