Current Affairs - 2017

Cabinet approves MoC between India and Japan on Technical Intern Training Program

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP). Decision in this regard was taken by the Union Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Key Facts The Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) is ambitious program to send… Read More »

October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year across world to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Observance of the day seeks to increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender and supports more opportunity for girls. This… Read More »

Current Affairs Daily Digest: October 10-11, 2017

The Current Affairs Daily Digest for October 10-11, 2017 with important tid-bits on current events in National, International, Banking, Science and Technology, Banking, Business and Sports etc for various competitive exams.

Cabinet approves MoC between India and Japan to establish Liquid, Flexible and Global LNG Market

The Union Cabinet approved signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on establishing a liquid, flexible and global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Market. The MoC provides framework to cooperate in facilitating flexibility in LNG contracts, explore possibilities of cooperation in establishing reliable LNG spot price indices reflecting true LNG demand and supply… Read More »

Cabinet approves change of status for marine body IALA

Union Cabinet approved status change of International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) from Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO). The move will bring IALA at par with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO). Moreover, it will facilitate safe, economic and efficient movement of vessels. Background In… Read More »

Anupam Kher appointed as Chairman of FTII

Veteran actor Anupam Kher (62) was appointed as new Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. He will succeed Gajendra Chauhan whose tenure ended in March 2017. Earlier he had held post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama in India. He… Read More »

SC criminalises sex with minor wife aged between 15 to 18 years

The Supreme Court has criminalised sex between man and his underage wife below 18 years provided the woman files a complaint within a year. The landmark order fixes the age of consent at 18 for all girls. The apex court gave its order on a petition filed by NGO Independent Thought which had challenged exception… Read More »

Government to set up think tank for oil sector

The Union Government will soon get Cabinet approval for setting up of high-powered think tank under Ministry of Petroleum to look into key issues related to oil and gas sector. Besides, Petroleum Ministry also has send proposal to Union Cabinet for setting up domestic gas trading hub to adopt better mechanism for price discovery of… Read More »