Union Cabinet approves amendment in National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993

Nov 2, 2017
The NCTE Act, 1993 came into force on 1 July 1995 and is applicable throughout the country, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The main objective of the Act is to provide for the establishment of a NCTE to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system.

Morning Current Affairs: 2 November 2017

Nov 2, 2017
The Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) prepared by Child development NGO Plan India has ranked the state of Goa at the top and Bihar at the bottom. The other two states to occupy the top positions include Kerala and Mizoram, which were ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 November 2017

Nov 1, 2017
The World Bank on 31 October 2017 released the Doing Business (DB) Report 2018 titled as 'Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs'. As per the report, India ranked 100 among 190 countries, assessed by the Doing Business Team. While, India and Italy on 30 October 2017 signed six Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation in various important sectors including energy and trade and railways.

Union Cabinet approves India and Armenia agreement on cooperation in customs matters

Nov 1, 2017
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratifying an agreement between India and Armenia on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters.

Massive black holes might lurk on edge of galaxies like Milky Way

Nov 1, 2017
According to a study led by an Indian-origin researcher, the outskirts of spiral galaxies like Milky Way could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions.

India, Italy sign 6 MoUs to boost cooperation in railways, energy sectors

Nov 1, 2017
India and Italy have signed six Memorandums of Understanding to boost cooperation in various important sectors including energy and trade and railways. The pacts were signed after detailed high-level talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Neelamani N Raju appointed as DG-IGP of Karnataka

Nov 1, 2017
She succeeds R K Dutta, who retired from the service following his superannuation. She will retire in January 2020 and will serve as the Karnataka's police chief for over 2 years.

Google Doodle commemorates 87th birthday of Abdul Qavi Desnavi

Nov 1, 2017
Abdul Qavi Desnavi was born in Desna village in the Nalanda district of Bihar on 1 November 1930. Some of his major works include Hayat-e-Abul Kalam Azad, a book on freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad; Sat Tahriren, Motala-E-Khotoot Ghalib and Talash-E-Azad.

Haryana government announces lifetime pensions for 'Hindi Satyagrahis'

Nov 1, 2017
The state government of Haryana on 31 October 2017 announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for 'Hindi Satyagrahis' and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency. The lifetime pension would continue to be provided to their widows after their death.

Undertrial review panel's functioning needs fine-tuning: Supreme Court

Nov 1, 2017
The Supreme Court, while hearing the case of inhuman conditions of prisoners in the country, said that jail officials must be made part of the undertrial review committees (UTRCs) in the states and a standard operating procedure in this regard should be put in place.

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