Current Affairs in Short: 2 January 2019

Jan 2, 2019
Two women of menstruating age group made history on January 2, 2019 when they stepped into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, breaking a centuries-old tradition defying dire threats from the Hindu right.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 December 2018

Dec 31, 2018
The Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri has announced that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana loan subsidy for middle-income group has been extended till March 31, 2020. About one lakh beneficiaries have taken benefit of the scheme so far.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 December 2018

Dec 28, 2018
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has bettered Rahul Dravid's long-standing record of most runs scored by an Indian in a calendar year overseas, adding another feather to his illustrious cap.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 December 2018

Dec 27, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on December 26, 2018 launched a 'Survey on Retail Payment Habits of Individuals (SRPHi)'. The survey will capture payment habits of individuals in six cities, including four metropolitan towns.

Current Affairs in Short: 26 December 2018

Dec 26, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India will soon introduce a new Rs 20 currency note with additional features. The old currency notes, except for banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, will continue to remain legal tender.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 December 2018

Dec 24, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India shortlisted six major IT companies, including TCS, Wipro and IBM India, to set up a wide-based digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) for capturing details of all borrowers and wilful defaulters.

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

Dec 22, 2018
The Lok Sabha has passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 which is aimed at prohibiting commercial surrogacy and unethical practices relating to it. The bill permits surrogacy only for couples who cannot conceive a child. Also, the surrogate mother has to be a ‘close relative’ of the intending couple.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 December 2018

Dec 21, 2018
External Affair Minister Sushma and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi co-chaired the first-ever meeting of India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges in New Delhi on December 21, 2018.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 December 2018

Dec 20, 2018
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari inaugurated projects worth Rs 9533 crore at separate events in Roing and Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 December 2018

Dec 19, 2018
M Nageswara Rao, who is holding post of interim CBI Director, was promoted to the rank of an additional director by the government on December 18, 2018. The Supreme Court has asked Rao not to take any policy decisions until it hears the petition related to the feud between Verma and Asthana.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 December 2018

Dec 18, 2018
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced to waive off farm loans to the tune of Rs 6,100 crore of more than 16 lakh farmers. It has been decided to waive off all short-term loans availed by farmers from cooperative and Rural development banks.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 December 2018

Dec 17, 2018
India and Maldives signed four agreements on various fields in New Delhi. The agreements were signed after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 10 December to 15 December 2018

Dec 15, 2018
Ashok Gehlot is likely to be sworn-in as Rajasthan Chief Minister for the third time. While, Sachin Pilot will take oath as the Deputy CM of Rajasthan. The decision was announced on December 14, 2018 after Congress President Rahul Gandhi met both Gehlot and Sachin Pilot in Delhi on December 13, 2018.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 December 2018

Dec 14, 2018
The Congress has named Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan's next chief minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague following several rounds of discussions.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 December 2018

Dec 13, 2018
The Supreme Court stayed the Meghalaya High Court order that had directed commercial airlines like Indigo and Spicejet to immediately begin flight operations from Umroi airport in the northeast state.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 December 2018

Dec 12, 2018
The Manipur Government has honoured AIBA World Women Boxing Gold medallist MC Mary Kom with the title "Meethoileima" at a function in Imphal. Kom was adorned with attires particularly worn by a queen of Manipur as a mark of ‘highest woman’ of the state while conferring the title.

30 Most Important Current Affairs of November 2018

Dec 11, 2018
Nearly four years after moving to a new GDP series, the Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) on November 28, 2018 released the revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the years 2004-2005 to 2010-2011.

Current Affairs in Short: 10 December 2018

Dec 10, 2018
Member of Parliament and Chief of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the Union council of ministers on December 9, 2018. The move comes just a day ahead of the start of the Winter Session, triggering a realignment of political equations in Bihar.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 3 December to 8 December 2018

Dec 8, 2018
The Supreme Court has approved the Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed the Central and State Governments to enforce the same in letter and spirit. The scheme will become ‘law’ under Article 141/142 of the Constitution till the enactment of parliamentary and state legislations on the subject.

Current Affairs in Short: 7 December 2018

Dec 7, 2018
India, with 18 percent of the world’s population, has a disproportionately 26 percent of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution. One in eight deaths in India was attributed to air pollution in India in 2017, making it a leading risk factor for death.

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