Current Affairs This Week (19-01-2020)

Importatnt days (Jan 12 to Jan 18) January 14: Armed Forces Veterans Day January 12: National Youth Day   SCO heads meet: first time in India The Statue of Unity that was inaugurated by PM Modi in October 2018 has been included in 8 wonders of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). The statue was a monumental tribute to Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The Statue was inaugurated on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. It is the world’s tallest statue.   LCA Tejas: 1st Indigenous Aircraft make an arrested Landing On January 11, 2020, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas successfully … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (19-01-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (12-01-2020)

H2O Holy Faith and Alfa H2O Holy Faith and Alfa Serene, two apartments in Kochi’s Maradu, were demolished following Supreme Court orders. These were constructed illegally in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms.   Ukraine Plane Shot Ukraine Plane Shot Down Because of Human Error, Iran Says: One of its missiles had struck a Boeing 737-800 minutes after it took off from Tehran on Wednesday with 176 people on board, Iran admitted early on Saturday that its military had shot down the passenger jet by mistake.   JNU Jawaharlal Nehru University was established in 1969 by an act of … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (12-01-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (05-01-2020)

Important dates (Dec 29 2019 to Jan 4 2020) January 4: World Braille Day   How do reserves affect Currency? Reserves act as shock absorbents of negative effects of exchange rate of a currency. The central bank of a country (like RBI) use these reserves to maintain a stable exchange rate. The bank buys or sells the reserves depending on the direction the exchange prices are intended to move.   US army kills Iranian Commander Soleimani In a drone strike held by the US force at Baghdad airport, the Iranian Commander was killed along with other Iran supported militia heads. … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (05-01-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (29-12-2019)

India’s first Transit-Oriented Development Project Under the TOD project a state-of-the-art infrastructure zone, including national capital’s tallest tower, will be built in east Delhi. The project- ‘East Delhi Hub’ at Karkardooma (in New Delhi), spreading over 30 ha, will come up in next 3.5 years.   Massive Locust Invasion in Gujarat The farmlands in Gujarat border are in great threat from locust invasion. The insects were flying from Pakistan Sindh province and spread in the villages of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The locusts emerged from Sudan and Eritrea in the coast of Red Sea.   South India’s earliest Sanskrit Inscription found … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (29-12-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (22-12-2019)

India’s most powerful women Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Biocon’s billionaire founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and HCL Corp chief Roshni Nadar feature in a Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Sitharaman – who makes her maiden appearance on the list at the 34th position – is India’s first female finance minister and has also served as the defence minister.   ITBP 1st among CAPF launch a matrimonial site for its staff This is the first -ever dedicated and well-managed matrimony portal among Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). A link for the unique portal was launched on 9 December on … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (22-12-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (15-12-2019)

7th Economic Census: 1st time digital; The Seventh Economic Census is being conducted nationwide through Common Service Centres (CSC) and is expected to be completed by March 2020. This is the first time the census is being conducted digitally.   Trakea: A Unique bar-coding software used by Haryana Police The software is used to ensure that 1000s of digital forensic reports are stored safe and secure. It offers a foolproof security to the samples collected from the crime scene. The samples and reports are sent through biometrically authorized chain.   GoI invokes DPCO, 2013 for the first time On December … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (15-12-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (08-12-2019)

1st India-Japan 2+2 Foreign & Defence Ministerial Meeting Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) in New Delhi. During the meet the two sides discussed about boosting defence and security ties besides other issues of mutual interest. This India-Japan ministerial meeting comes ahead of annual summit of two prime ministers scheduled to be held in Guwahati, Assam in December 2019.   Awards for first ever CMS Vatavaran-2019 presented The Awards for first-ever MoEF&CC and CMS VATAVARAN-2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment was presented in New Delhi. The awards were presented by Ravi Agrawal, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Environment, … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (08-12-2019)