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Indian Railways launches its first consolidated Bridge Management System

On the same occasion, Piyush Goyal also felicitated the artists who worked to beautify the stations under the In-house Station Beautification Contest. Their work won them the top prize in the contest.

Recommended for : Indian Railways , Bridge Management System , IR-BMS , In-house Station Beautification Contest , Piyush Goyal

Publish Date : Jul 13, 2018

Haryana increases ex-gratia for kin of policemen who die in line of duty

The state government of Haryana has announced that it would be enhancing the ex-gratia grant being given to the family members of the police personnel who die in the line of duty from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.

Recommended for : Haryana Government , Ex-Gratia , Kin of Policemen , Line of Duty , Grant Amount

Publish Date : Jul 11, 2018

GST Panel recommends no extra tax incentives for digital transactions

Another ministerial panel chaired by Sushil Kumar Modi on Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) recommended replacing the present Section 9(4) with a new Section 9(4) which will permit the government to notify specific class of registered persons who would be covered under RCM provision.

Recommended for : GST Panel , no extra tax incentives , digital transactions , incentivising digital transaction , GoM , Sushil Kumar Modi , Reverse Charge Mechanism

Publish Date : Jul 9, 2018

Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel appointed NGT Chairperson

Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, who retired from the Supreme Court of India on July 6, 2018, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal. The post of NGT chairperson had been lying vacant for more than 6 months after the retirement of Justice Swatanter Kumar.

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Publish Date : Jul 7, 2018

CJI is Master of Roster, has authority to allocate cases: Supreme Court

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud gave the ruling while dismissing a plea filed by Constitutional expert and senior advocate Shanti Bhushan who filed a petition pleading to have a collegium of Supreme Court judges collectively allocating cases.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2018

Major General Jose Eladio Alcain of Uruguay to head UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

The first team of unarmed military observers, who eventually formed the nucleus of UNMOGIP, arrived in the mission area in January 1949 to supervise the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the ceasefire between India and Pakistan, and to assist the Military Adviser to the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP).

Recommended for : Major General Jose Eladio Alcain , Uruguay , UN Military Observer Group in India , Pakistan , UNMOGIP , India-Pakistan , Major General Alcain

Publish Date : Jul 4, 2018

In Detail: Financial Action Task Force puts Pakistan on ‘grey list’

Dr Shamshad Akhtar, who reached Paris on June 24, 2018 alongside officials of the financial monitoring unit to fight the country’s case, had requested the FATF to remove Pakistan from its grey list.

Recommended for : FATF , Pakistan on grey list , Financial Action Task Force , Money Laundering , terrorism funding

Publish Date : Jun 28, 2018

Ministry of Women and Child Development launches report on ‘Women in Prisons’

The report covers a wide range of issues that women face in prisons. It not only considers the needs of pregnant women, but also those who have recently given birth, those who have miscarried, or those who have recently undergone abortion.

Recommended for : Ministry of Women and Child Development , Women in Prisons , condition of women inmates , pregnant women

Publish Date : Jun 26, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 21 June 2018

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep together immigrant families who have been detained at the border with Mexico.

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Publish Date : Jun 21, 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed

The third annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed across the world on June 19, 2018. The day aims to foster solidarity with the survivors who endure multiple, intersecting stigmas in the wake of sexual violence.

Recommended for : Sexual Violence , Conflict Areas , Victims of War , Elimination of Sexual Violence , Children Born of War

Publish Date : Jun 19, 2018

Chhattisgarh government approves merger of shikshakarmi with state school education department

The Chhattisgarh Government has approved the merger of `shikshakarmi' with the state school education department with effect from July 1. The decision is expected to benefit around 1.50 lakh shikshakarmi who are currently working under Panchayats and urban local bodies.

Recommended for : Shikshakarmi , Chhattisgarh Government , Contractual Teachers , State School Education Department

Publish Date : Jun 19, 2018

Indian Army observes 2018 as ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’

The Indian Army is observing the year 2018 as the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’ to honour soldiers who have been disabled in the line of duty while serving the nation and to celebrate the undying spirit of ‘Soldiering’.

Recommended for : Disabled Soldiers , Line of Duty , Indian Army , Union Government , Rehabilitation of Disabled Soldiers

Publish Date : Jun 19, 2018

Sulabh International founder honoured with Japan's prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize

Bindeshwar Pathak, noted social reformer and founder of Sulabh International, has been honoured with Japan's prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murti are among the few Indians who have won the prize in the past.

Recommended for : Bindeshwar Pathak , Sulabh International , Nikkei Asia Prize , NGO

Publish Date : Jun 13, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 12 June 2018

The United Kingdom has assured India of full co-operation towards bringing to book anybody whether it is Vijay Mallya or Nirav Modi who is wanted in India by Indian courts or agencies.

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Publish Date : Jun 12, 2018

Candidate with varicose veins unfit to join Army: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court stated that a candidate who had developed varicose veins and was operated upon later is unfit to join the armed forces, as it requires working in extreme conditions and involves more physical activity.

Recommended for : Varicose Veins , Vein Malfunction , Military Posts , Delhi High Court

Publish Date : Jun 10, 2018

M K Jain named new RBI deputy governor

IDBI CEO M K Jain has been appointed as the fourth deputy governor of RBI for a three-year term. He would be succeeding SS Mundra, who retired in July last year. He was previously heading the Chennai-based Indian Bank.

Recommended for : RBI deputy governor , MK Jain , SS Mundra , RBI Governors , NPA , IDBI Bank , New RBI Deputy Governor

Publish Date : Jun 5, 2018

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression observed

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was observed globally on June 4, 2018. During armed conflicts, it is the most vulnerable members of societies - children, who are most affected by the consequences of war.

Recommended for : International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression , Child Victims , Violence Against Children , Victims of Aggression , Conflict Zones

Publish Date : Jun 4, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 June 2018

Denmark's Parliament on May 31, 2018 banned the wearing of face veils (burqa and niqab) in public places, a move that will criminalise Muslim women who choose to wear the niqab or burqa.

Recommended for : RuPay card , BHIM and SBI apps , Singapore , Press Council of India , National Women Commission , facebook , Denmark bans wearing of face veils , registered domestic workers

Publish Date : Jun 1, 2018

Denmark Parliament bans wearing of face veils in public

The ban was supported by the ruling liberal-conservative coalition parties, the far-right People’s Party and the opposition Social Democrats, who believe that face veils are contrary to the Danish values.

Recommended for : Denmark , law banning burqa , wearing of face veils in public , Danish parliament , niqab

Publish Date : Jun 1, 2018

World No Tobacco Day observed globally

World No Tobacco Day was observed across the world on May 31, 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) along with its partners mark the day each year by highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Recommended for : World No Tobacco Day , WHO , Tobacco and Heart Disease , WHO’s MPOWER , Tobacco Control , CVD

Publish Date : May 31, 2018

WHO adopts Resolution on Digital Health initiated by India: JP Nadda

The resolution recognises that Digital health technology has a huge potential for supporting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and improving accessibility, quality and affordability of health services.

Recommended for : WHO , resolution on Digital Health , JP Nadda , 71st World Health Assembly

Publish Date : May 29, 2018

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 May to 26 May 2018

Recently, the state Health Department has confirmed Nipah virus (NiV) infection for the first time in Kerala with the blood and body fluid samples of two persons who died of viral fever in the past fortnight in Kozhikode district indicating the presence of the zoonotic disease.

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Publish Date : May 26, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 May 2018

US President Donald Trump has cancelled the historic Singapore Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accusing North Korea of ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’. The meeting would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader.

Recommended for : Top 5 Current Affairs , Current Affairs 2018 , WHO , Donald Trump , North Korea , Kim Jong Un , 15th Finance Commission , Indian Navy

Publish Date : May 25, 2018

Nepal becomes first country in South-East Asia to eliminate Trachoma: WHO

Trachoma is an eye disease that is caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The disease gets spread through contact with infective eye or nose discharges.

Recommended for : Nepal , South-East Asia region , eliminate Trachoma , WHO , trachoma

Publish Date : May 25, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 May 2018

The Union Cabinet on May 23, 2018 approved the ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC), heaving a sigh of relief to homebuyers who have invested in housing projects of real estate companies that have gone bankrupt.

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Publish Date : May 24, 2018

Union Finance ministry ties up with 40 companies for extending loans under Mudra scheme

These companies will identify people who need loans under the Mudra Yojana, endorse them and the loans will be extended to them under the scheme.

Recommended for : Union Finance ministry , 40 companies , Mudra scheme , Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana , PMMY

Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Explained: Nipah Virus Outbreak in India

The Nipah virus (NiV), member of the family Paramyxoviridae, was first isolated and identified during the 1999 outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States.

Recommended for : Nipah Virus , Nipah Virus in India , NiV , Nipah Virus explained , zoonotic disease , WHO , World Health Organisation

Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 21 May 2018

With the resignation of BS Yeddyurappa from CM’s post after failing to gather the required numbers to form a majority government, H D Kumaraswamy who heads the Congress-JDS coalition is set to become Karnataka’s new Chief Minister. He would be sworn in on May 23.

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Publish Date : May 21, 2018

Suresh Prabhu launches Intellectual Property mascot ‘IP Nani’

This mascot is also in line with the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) campaign for the World IP Day 2018 which celebrated the brilliance, ingenuity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world.

Recommended for : Suresh Prabhu , Intellectual Property , mascot IP Nani , IPR , intellectual property rights

Publish Date : May 18, 2018

WHO releases REPLACE guide to eliminate trans-fatty acids from food by 2023

WHO has identified elimination of industrially-produced trans fats from food as one of the priority targets of its draft 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) which will guide the work of WHO in 2019 - 2023.

Recommended for : WHO , REPLACE guide , eliminate trans-fatty acids from food , 13th General Programme of Work , trans-fats , World Health Organisation

Publish Date : May 17, 2018
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