Current Affairs - 2017

IIP rises to 9-month high of 4.3% in August 2017

According to data released by Central Statistics Office (CSO), factory output measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has grown nine-month high to 4.3% in August 2017. This was mainly due to a robust performance of the mining and power sectors. Key Facts The manufacturing sector output grew 3.1% in August 2017, mining… Read More »

October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed every year on October 13 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The observance of day seeks to encourage citizens and governments to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. It also celebrates how people and communities around world are… Read More »

INS Satpura, Kadmatt participates in Passage Exercise in Japan

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt participated in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force (JMSDF) held at Sasebo, Japan. These ships are participating in the exercise in pursuance of India’s Act East Policy and demonstration of India’s commitment to peace and stability in Indo-Pacific Region. The visiting Indian Naval ships engaged with… Read More »

Global Hunger Index 2017: India ranks 100th among 119 nations

India ranked 100th position among 119 countries on Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017 report released by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). This year slipped by three positions as compared to 97th rank in 2016 GHI. Global Hunger Index (GHI) GHI is multidimensional measure that describes state of hunger situation on regional, national and… Read More »

First Meeting of EAC-PM held in New Delhi

The first-ever meeting of newly-constituted Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) was held at NITI Aayog, in New Delhi. It was chaired by Dr. Bibek Debroy, Member NITI Aayog. The meeting took stock of the current economic, fiscal and monetary policy environment and identified key issues that it would focus on. It identified major… Read More »

CCEA approves SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved two World Bank supported schemes Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) to boost Skill India Mission. SANKALP is Rs 4455 crore centrally sponsored scheme including Rs 3300 crore loan support from World Bank whereas STRIVE is… Read More »

India’s first STP under Hybrid Annuity Mode to come up in Haridwar and Varanasi

India’s first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) under Hybrid Annuity Mode will come up in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). In this regard, a tripartite agreement was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and state level executing agencies Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam and Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam and with concessionaires. Key Facts The… Read More »

44th Indian Handicrafts and Gifts-Delhi Fair inaugurated in New Delhi

The 44th edition of Indian Handicrafts and Gifts (IHGF)-Delhi Fair was held at India Expo Centre and Mart on outskirts of Delhi in Greater Noida. It was organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and was inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani. Key Facts The five-day B2B IHGF Fair was biggest platform in  National Capital… Read More »

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