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November 2018 Current Affairs

Shubhangi Swaroop becomes first woman to be inducted as Pilot in Indian Navy

Nov 24, 2017
Swaroop was among four women officers who had passed out of the Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala. The other three women officers are Aastha Segal, Roopa A and Sakthimaya S. These three women cadets were inducted at the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI), where no female officer has ever worked.

Morning Current Affairs: 24 November 2017

Nov 24, 2017
Shubhangi was among four women officers who had passed out of the Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala. The other three women cadets will soon become a part of the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI), where no female officer has ever worked.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 November 2017

Nov 23, 2017
According to the latest study, Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive rise in cybercrime.

Union Government constitutes Task Force for drafting New Direct Tax Legislation

Nov 23, 2017
The task force will draft an appropriate Direct Tax Legislation keeping in view the direct tax system prevalent in various countries, international best practices and economic needs of the country. The Task Force will set its own procedures for regulating its work and will submit its report to the Government within six months.

Home Ministry to conduct mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness

Nov 23, 2017
The Ministry of Home Affairs through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) would be conducting a multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness.

CCEA approves expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao for Pan India coverage

Nov 23, 2017
The expansion includes Multi sectoral intervention in 244 districts in addition to existing 161 districts and 235 districts will be covered through Alert District Media, Advocacy and Outreach.

Union Government sends a proposal to UN for declaring year 2018 as International Year of Millets

Nov 23, 2017
Millets can help tackle the health challenges such as obesity, diabetes and lifestyle problems as they are gluten free, have a low glycemic index and are high in dietary fibre and antioxidants. Moreover, in times of climate change, they will be the last crop standing and will be a good risk management strategy for resource-poor marginal farmers.

Union Cabinet approves Wage Policy for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises

Nov 23, 2017
The Wage revision of unionized workmen is decided by trade unions and managements of CPSEs in terms of guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for wage negotiations.

Union government initiates 'safe-city' plan for women in 8 metropolitan cities

Nov 23, 2017
The Union government has initiated the process of formulating comprehensive 'safe-city' plans for women in eight metropolitan cities of the country. The plan will be implemented in cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad.

Union Cabinet approves continuation of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Scheme

Nov 23, 2017
With the continuation, the training programs, research activities and projects conducted by the Institute will enhance the skill sets resulting in increased employability of students as well as professionals.

India is one of top global cybercrime hotspots: study

Nov 23, 2017
According to the latest study, Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive rise in cybercrime. As per the APAC Cybercrime Report 2017 by Threat Metrix, cybercrime in the Asia-Pacific region is growing with attacks becoming more organized and sophisticated. It is because of the rapid digital transformation spurred by massive economic growth.

Cabinet approves India-Russia agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism

Nov 23, 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for signing of an agreement on cooperation between India and Russia to combat all forms of terrorism and organised crime. The cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Cabinet approves setting up of the 15th Finance Commission

Nov 23, 2017
The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission. The decision was a constitutional obligation under Article 280 (1) of the Constitution. The Terms of Reference for the 15th Finance Commission will be notified soon.

Union Cabinet approves India's Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Nov 23, 2017
The minimum initial investment towards the membership of EBRD will be approximately 1 million Euros. This assumption is based on India's decision to buy the minimum number of shares (100) required for obtaining the membership.

Cabinet approves agreement between India and Philippines on cooperation in customs matters

Nov 23, 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing and ratifying of an agreement between India and Philippines on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters.

Morning Current Affairs: 23 November 2017

Nov 23, 2017
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for expansion of the schemes of WCD Ministry under umbrella Scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’ for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 November 2017

Nov 22, 2017
World’s fastest Supersonic Cruise Missile Brahmos on 22 November 2017 created history after it was successfully flight-tested from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI for the first time.

Cabinet approves expansion of umbrella scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’

Nov 22, 2017
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for expansion of the schemes of WCD Ministry under umbrella Scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’ for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Union Cabinet approves revised salaries, pension for Supreme Court and High Court judges

Nov 22, 2017
The revision in salaries and allowances will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws such as Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954.

Brahmos missile successfully flight-tested from Sukhoi fighter aircraft

Nov 22, 2017
After being dropped from the Sukhoi-30MKI, the missile’s engine fired up and propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal. Weighing 2.5 ton, Brahmos is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.

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