Current Affairs 2018 - Current Affairs Today

UP cabinet approves renaming of Faizabad as Ayodhya, Allahabad as Prayagraj

Uttar Pradesh Government has approved renaming of Faizabad and Allahabad divisions as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively. The decision was taken at meeting of state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in state capital Lucknow. Now, the proposal will now go to Central before the city is officially renamed. Prayagraj division will comprise Prayagraj, Read More…

PM inaugurates country’s first multi-modal terminal constructed on river Ganga in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first Inland Multi-Modal Terminal Port on river Ganga at Ramnagar in Varanasi and received first container cargo belonging to PepsiCo. It is the first of four Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on National Waterways-I (NW1) on River Ganga as part of World Bank-aided Jal Marg Vikas project of Inland Waterways Read More…

ISPRL signs MoU with ADNOC to explore storage of crude oil at Padur underground facility in Karnataka

Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd. (ISPRL) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to explore storage of crude oil at Padur underground facility in Karnataka. This follows arrival of final shipment of initial delivery of ADNOC crude to be stored in another ISPRL underground facility in Mangaluru, which will Read More…

India-Indonesia naval exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ begins in Indonesia

The inaugural edition India, Indonesia Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ was held at the port of Surabaya, Indonesia. The aim of the exercise is to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime co-operation, enhance interoperability and exchange best practices. Samudra Shakti The exercise started with Harbour Phase which encompassed planning and briefing on various activities, professional interactions, Read More…

Global Cooling Innovation Summit held in New Delhi

The first Global Cooling Innovation Summit was held in New Delhi.  It was inaugurated by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan. It was jointly organised by Department of Science and Technology along with Alliance for An Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE), Rocky Mountain Institute, Conservation X Labs and CEPT University. Global Cooling Innovation Summit The two-day summit was Read More…

Twitter launches #PowerOf18 campaign to boost youth engagement for 2019 polls

Twitter India has launched #PowerOf18 campaign aimed at encouraging youth to contribute in public debates and participate in civic engagement for the 2019 general elections. The initiative was launched by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Maya Hari, Vice-President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Twitter during townhall chat with the students of IIT Delhi. #PowerOf18 campaign Read More…

Indian Health Fund: 4 innovators selected for early detection of TB, malaria by Tata Trust and The Global Fund

Tata Trust and The Global Fund backed Indian Health Fund (IHF) has chosen four innovators for early detection of tuberculosis (TB), malaria to effectively tackle these eradicate diseases. Three selected innovators are related to TB and one to malaria. They were selected from proposals received for its second Request for Proposals. Key Facts The aim Read More…

India and Morocco sign Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

India and Morocco sign an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, mainly aimed at containing menace of terrorists funding. It was signed in New Delhi by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju from the Indian side while Minister of Justice Mohamed Aujjar signed on behalf of Morocco government. Key Read More…