Current Affairs 2018 - Current Affairs Today

Regional meeting of World Customs Organisation being held in Jaipur

Four-day regional meeting of World Customs Organisation (WCO) was held in Jaipur, capital city of Rajasthan.  It was attended by representatives of 33 member countries of Asia. The meeting was jointly chaired by WCO Deputy Secretary General Ricardo Travino and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Chairman S Ramesh. Key Facts The meeting deliberated Read More…

India and UK sign MoU for collaboration in cancer research       

India and United Kingdom have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in cancer research.    It is follow-up to joint statement issued by Prime Ministers of India and UK during visit of PM Narendra Modi to the UK in April 2018. Key Facts The MoU was signed between Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Cancer Research Read More…

NIPUN: Delhi Police launces e-learning portal for training its personnel

Delhi Police has launched an e-learning portal ‘Nipun’ to impart training and provide up to date information to police officers. The initiative is aimed at imparting in-service online training and information to police personnel through specialised courses available online which have been designed by experts in various fields. NIPUN The online courses on this portal Read More…

Government launches Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). It isyouth-friendly scheme aimed at attracting youth to cooperative business ventures. Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme The scheme is linked to Rs 1000 crore ‘Cooperative Start-up and Innovation Fund Read More…

ISRO successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-29

Communication satellite GSAT-29 was launched successfully by the second developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV MKIII-D2) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. GSAT-29 Communication satellite GSTA-29 weighing 3,423 kg is a multiband and multi-beam satellite. The mission life will be 10 years. The satellite’s Ku-band and Ka-band payloads Read More…

Winter Session of Parliament to be held from Dec 11, 2018 to Jan 08, 2019

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended convening of winter session of Parliament from December 11, 2018 to January 8, 2019. The CCPA was headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and met in New Delhi and deliberated on the dates of the session.  The winter session of Parliament usually starts every year Read More…

Athlete Hima Das appointed first Youth Ambassador of UNICEF India

India’s ace sprinter and Asian Games gold-medallist sprinter Hima Das was appointed as first ever youth ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India. UNICEF India works with central government to ensure that each child born in country gets best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential. Hima Das She Read More…

Nexxt Credit Card: IndusInd Bank launches first interactive Credit Card in India with buttons

IndusInd Bank has launched first interactive Credit Card in India with buttons called IndusInd Bank Nexxt Credit Card.  It will give customer multiple options on how to make a payment using his or her Credit Card. This Card has been created in partnership with Pittsburgh USA headquartered Dynamics Inc., which designs and manufactures intelligent, battery Read More…