Current Affairs 2018 - Current Affairs Today

NPPA fixes retail price of 30 drug formulations

Drug price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed retail price for 30 drug formulations, including those used for treatment of diabetes, bacterial infections and high blood pressure. The prices were fixed/revised under Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO), 2013. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) NPPA is independent body under Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Read More…

PM Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurate iCREATE facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated iCREATE facility at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. iCreate aims to develop an ecosystem in India to generate quality entrepreneurs. iCreate iCreate is an independent Centre established with an objective of facilitating entrepreneurship through blend of creativity, innovation, engineering, product design and leveraging Read More…

Maharashtra Government approves 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs

Maharashtra Government has approved 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs d education for orphans in the state under general category. Decision in this regard was taken at state Cabinet meeting Chaired by Devendra Fadnavis. Key Facts This reservation provision is termed as parallel reservation. It will be provided under general category, which means government Read More…

DAC clears procurements of assault rifles and carbines

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has cleared procurement proposal of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines on fast track basis for Rs 3,547 crore. DAC also simplified ‘Make II’ procedure which prescribes guidelines to be followed to develop and manufacture defence equipment through Indian Industry. Procurement of assault Read More…

Department of Commerce and CII ink MoU for development of Logistics sector

The Department of Commerce has signed MoU with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for setting-up institutional mechanism for the development of Logistics sector in the country. Both will work together for taking logistics sector to global levels both in terms of efficiency and cost. They will follow Commerce Ministry’s roadmap for modernizing logistics sector and Read More…

Khap Panchayats can’t interfere in marriages of adults: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that every adult has right to marry anyone and nobody including parents, khap panchayats or similar associations can question their choice of spouse. It also ruled that any kind of attack and interference on such adults opting for marriage, especially inter-caste marriage as ‘absolutely illegal’. The case has been listed for Read More…

Government ends Haj subsidy

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has decided to end Haj subsidy from this year as a part of its policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement. This decision was taken based on the recommendations of Afzal Amanullah Committee and May 2012 Supreme Court order. Key Facts The Hajj is an annual Islamic Read More…

NITI Aayog launches first course under GIAN Program on Sustainable Urban Planning

The NITI Aayog has launched first course on Sustainable Urban planning using remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) at IIT Kanpur’s outreach centre in Noida. This is first course conducted under  Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) Program of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is actively supported by NITI Aayog and Ministry Read More…