Current Affairs This Week (07-07-2019)

New Zealand bans Single-Use Plastic shopping bags New Zealand has officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from 1 July 2019. It has also introduced hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them. As per United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) more than 80 countries have already introduced similar bans.   WBC Asia: Indian Pro Boxer Vaibhav Yadav wins Indian pro boxer Vaibhav Yadav became World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia silver Welterweight Champion after winning the title bout held in Pattaya, Thailand.   Tamil yeoman: now Tamil Nadu’s State Butterfly The southern State formally notified this by an order … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (07-07-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (30-06-2019)

26 June:Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking To raise awareness against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) by adopting the resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987.   RAW It was established in 1968 following the intelligence failures of India-China and India-Pakistan wars. It is headquartered in New Delhi.It is under the direct command of Prime Minister and reports on administrative basis to the Cabinet Secretary of India, who in turn reports to the PM. Samanat Goel appointed as RAW Chief.   ‘goAML’ launched by UAE The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (30-06-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (23-06-2019)

Govt restores ration in kind provision to military officers The Govt of India has approved Union Ministry of Defence proposal for restoration of ‘ration in kind’ to military officers stationed in peace areas. This is one of the 1st major decisions taken by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after he assumed the new portfolio role in Modi govt 2nd term.   Facebook’s Cryptocurrency ‘Libra’ It will let its user to send or receive money and buy things at nearly zero fees. Users can pseudonymously buy/cash out their Libra online or even local exchange points (ex- grocery stores), and can spend it … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (23-06-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (16-06-2019)

Leader of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) A Leader of House is a Rajya Sabha member who either holds a rank of cabinet minister or another nominated minister. The Leader has a seat next to ex-officio Chairperson of Rajya Sabha (the Vice President of India), in the front row. The term Leader of the House has been defined in Rule 2(1) of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajya Sabha.   Indian girl honoured in UAE for Green efforts An eight-year-old Indian expat student has collected nearly 15,000 kg of paper waste in Dubai as part … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (16-06-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (09-06-2019)

New Wasp species identified in Goa Scientists have recently identified a new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia in Goa. The wasp species was collected from Western Ghats forest. Nomenclature: The wasp is dubbed as Kudakrumia rangnekari. It has been named after Parag Rangnekar, a Goa-based researcher.   Binny: India’s only Orangutan dies India’s only orangutan named Binny died at the age of 41 in Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The lone female orangutan Binny, was brought to Nandankanan Zoo from Pune’s Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park on 20 November 2003, when she was 25 years old.   29 … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (09-06-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (02-06-2019)

SpiceJet: 4th Indian Airline to have 100 aircraft fleet No-frills airline SpiceJet became fourth Indian airline to have a 100 aircraft in its fleet after a recent induction of a Boeing 737 which became 100th plane. The other three domestic airline with 100 Aircraft fleet are national carrier Air India, now grounded Jet Airways and IndiGo.   Birth Anniversary of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar observed Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s birth anniversary was celebrated on 28 May 2019. On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to VD Savarkar and said that the nation will always remember sacrifices made by … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (02-06-2019)