Current Affairs This Week (17-06-2018)

India: first military exercise of the BIMSTEC India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focusing on counter-terrorism in Pune on September 2018. As part of this, a conclave of the Army chiefs of all 7 member-states is being planned. Class 7…

Current Affairs This Week (10-06-2018)

Assam boy is India’s youngest writer at 4 He penned the book Honeycomb. Ayan Gogoi Gohain was unable to speak after his third birthday. Today, at 4, he is the author of a book of anecdotes. The India Book of Records had in May adjudged Ayan as India’s youngest author. Eco-day bouquet: 539 species discovered…

Current Affairs This Week (03-06-2018)

Bengal’s Chau mask acquires GI fame Five rural crafts from the State secure Geographical Indication protection The Chau mask of Purulia, the wooden mask of Kushmandi, the Patachitra, the Dokras of Bengal, and Madhurkathi (a kind of mat) have been presented with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Soon, a robot to assist passengers at airports…

Current Affairs This Week (27-05-2018)

Jivya Soma Mashe: tribal artist Maharastra noted tribal artist who popularized the Warli paintings world over. He was honored with Padma Shri in 2011 for his contribution to popularization of the Warli tribal art form. His paintings brought alive glimpses of the tribal vision of nature and culture in equilibrium Russia unveils world’s first floating…

Current Affairs This Week (20-05-2018)

China’s 1st home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials The 50,000-ton carrier will likely be formally commissioned sometime before 2020. “test the reliability and stability of its propulsion and other system,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. India, Nepal to increase people-to-people contact Kathmandu to get greater access to markets. Trade and transport agreements that…

Current Affairs This Week (13-05-2018)

Green licence plates for private electric vehicles The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has approved green licence plates bearing numbers in white fonts for private e-vehicles and yellow for taxis to promote electric vehicles (e-vehicles) in India. India’s installed clean energy capacity touched 70 GW India is progressing fast in areas of renewable…

Current Affairs This Week (06-05-2018)

Indian-American woman appointed interim civil court judge Indian-American Deepa Ambekar has been appointed as interim judge to the civil court of New York City, becoming the second Indian-American woman judge in the city after Chennai-born Raja Rajeswari. LCA Tejas successful test fires Indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas successfully fired Derby air-to-air beyond visual…

Current Affairs This Week (29-04-2018)

World’s smallest land fern discovered in Western Ghats Researchers have discovered the world’s smallest land fern named Malvi’s adder’s-tongue fern (Ophioglossum malviae) inAhwa forests of Western Ghats in Gujarat’s Dang district. Jnanpith winner Mahadevi Varma Mahadevi Verma was a Hindi poet, freedom fighter, woman’s rights activist and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as…

Current Affairs This Week (22-04-2018)

April 18: World Heritage Day Observance of day aims to spread awareness importance of protecting and preserving various sites around world that have achieved world heritage status and having outstanding universal values. 2018 Pulitzer Prizes winners The Pulitzer Prize is an annual award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition…

Current Affairs This Week (15-04-2018)

A new beginning with Nepal Nepali Prime Ministers make Delhi the first foreign port of call after taking over. Delhi and Kathmandu — project implementation will be the test. IRNSS-1I up in space, completes navigation fleet The navigation satellites, dubbed India’s own GPS, are meant for giving precise information of position, navigation and time of…

Current Affairs This Week (08-04-2018)

  Fimbristylis: New plant species discovered in Western Ghats Researchers have discovered new grass-like plant species named Fimbristylis agasthyamalaensis in Ponmudi hills within the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. India at risk of food shortage due to climate change According to recently published global study, India is among countries which are…

Current Affairs This Week (01-04-2018)

March 21: International Day of Forests The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. China launches twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites Using a Long March 3B booster, China successfully launched its newest duo of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites to orbit….