Current Affair For Year “2018”
Date: November 14, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a multi-modal terminal in Varanasi and received the first container vessel post-Independence on national waterway.In Varanasi, PM Modi received a large container vessel that left Kolkata inland port on October 30 carrying cargo belonging to PEPSICO (India).
This is the first time that a container vessel travelled on inland waterways on the Ganga. Th...
Date: September 27, 2018Read More
Date: September 27, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the UN’s highest environmental honour, bestowed upon five other individuals and organisations, for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022.
Six of the world's most outstanding environmental changemakers have been recognised with the Champions of the Earth Award...Read More
Date: September 26, 2018Read More
Date: September 24, 2018
The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programmes for the Government of India, NITI Aayog al...Read More
Date: August 20, 2018
Precision agriculture (PA) is an approach to farm management that uses information technology (IT) to ensure that the crops and soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health and productivity. The goal of PA is to ensure profitability, sustainability and protection of the environment. PA is also known as satellite agriculture, as-needed farming and site-specific crop management (SSCM).<...Read More
Date: July 01, 2018
The NITI Aayog has launched the first Delta ranking (incremental progress) for the Aspirational Districts, based on self-reported data of districts between March 31, 2018 to May 31, 2018, across five developmental areas of Health and Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources, Financial Inclusion and Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure.&nb...Read More
Higher Education Commission of India (HECI): New Institution proposed in the place of the University Grants Commission (UGC)
Date: June 29, 2018
The Centre has decided to establish a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) in the place of the University Grants Commission (UGC). A draft Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill, 2018, is being circulated among stakeholders to invite suggestions.
Date: June 25, 2018
ndia and Bangladesh have agreed to institute a Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual feature between the two Navies. The first edition will be inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit there from June 24 to 29.The Navy regularly conducts CORPATs with Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. It also conducts EEZ surveillance of Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles on their request....Read More
Date: June 21, 2018
The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance continued to put out slogans, short forms and alliterations in the fourth year in power—though fewer in number—to create a buzz around its government schemes and projects. Like in the previous three years, Mint updates the Modi lexicon list with the new buzzwords and catchphrases that were added in the fourth year.