Current Affairs - 2017

Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Governor of Tamil Nadu

Banwarilal Purohit was sworn in as 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu. He was administered oath of office and secrecy by Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee. He was transferred from post of Governor of Assam by President Ram Nath Kovind. He will take charge from C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra who was hold… Read More »

Kazuo Ishiguro selected for 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Academy has selected Japanese-born English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro (62) for the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature. The award was given for his works that are of great emotional force which uncovers the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world. Kazuo Ishiguro Kazuo Ishiguro was born in 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan… Read More »

India, Ethiopia sign agreements on trade, communication

India and Ethiopia have signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties. The agreements were signed after wide ranging talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The agreement was signed during President Ram Nath Kovind’s second leg of his maiden visit abroad… Read More »

Fact Box: Embryo transfer technology (ETT)

Department of Animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in co-operation with 12 States had undertaken Mass Embryo Transfer programme in indigenous breeds under National Mission on Bovine Productivity Scheme. The programme is implemented with the objective of conservation and development of indigenous breeds under Rashtriya Gokul Mission using Embryo transfer technology (ETT). Embryo transfer technology (ETT)… Read More »

India signs €300 million agreement with European Investment Bank for Bangalore Metro Phase II

Government has signed Finance Contract with European Investment Bank (EIB) for lending of €300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6. The Phase II of metro project is jointly financed by EIB (€500 million) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (€300 million). The project envisages extension of East-West & North-South lines for Bangalore… Read More »

Government launches Paryatan Parv to boost tourism

The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Other Union Ministries and State Governments has launched nationwide ‘Paryatan Parv’ to showcase cultural diversity of country and reinforce the principle of ‘Tourism for All’. Its objective is to draw focus on the benefits of tourism. It was inaugurated at Humayun’s Tomb and will be held across… Read More »

Ganga Prasad sworn in as Governor of Meghalaya

Ganga Prasad was sworn in as the 17th Governor of Meghalaya. He was administered oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Justice Dinesh Maheshwari. He succeeds B Purohit who was given additional charge as governor of Meghalaya, a temporary appointment after V Shanmuganathan had resigned on charges of compromising with… Read More »

India, Djibouti sign pact on bilateral consultations

India and Djibouti have signed an agreement to establish regular Foreign Office-level bilateral consultations between both countries. The agreement was signed during President Ram Nath Kovind’s first leg of his four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia. President Ram Nath Kovind is first Indian leader to visit Djibouti and it was also his maiden trip abroad since… Read More »