Current Affairs 2018 - Current Affairs Today

Punjab becomes 3rd state to ban hookah bars or lounges

Punjab becomes third state in the country after Maharashtra and Gujarat  to ban hookah bars or lounges. The ban was announced through law after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018.  The objective Read More…

Jashne Bachpan: 14th edition of international children’s theatre festival held in New Delhi   

The 14th edition of JashneBachpan, a theatre festival for children was held at the Sammukh, Abhimanch, Abhikalp and Little Theatre Group (LTG) auditorium in New Delhi. It was organised by National School of Drama’s (NSD) Theatre in Education (TIE) Company. Key Facts The nine-day theatrical extravaganza for children saw performances of 21 productions from India Read More…

AYUSH Ministry observes the first Naturopathy Day on November 18

Union Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Ministry celebrated first Naturopathy Day on Sunday with aim of promoting drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle. Till now, there was day to celebrate all streams of traditional medicine except Naturopathy.  On this day, Central Council for Research in Read More…

India’s Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi win Women’s Doubles title at Taipei OEC Open tennis

India’s Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi, playing together for first time, won doubles title at $125,000 Taipei Open. In the final match, they defeated Russian pair of Olga Doroshina and Natela Dzalamidze 6-3, 5-7, 12-12 score. The champions collected $5,500 in prize money and earned 160 points, which is expected to push both within Read More…

IIT Kharagpur researchers devise decision support system (DCS) to help maximise LPG connections in BPL households

Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have devised decision support system (DCS) to help maximise LPG connections in BPL (below poverty line) households under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. It is a first of its kind for analysis of national level energy policy. This kind of DSS can be developed for various central and state level policies for Read More…

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants opened in Mathura

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants was formally opened Churmura village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh.  It is promoted by Wildlife SOS which had established first elephant conservation and care centre in 2010 and is currently looking after 20 elephants requiring specialised treatment. ContentsKey FactsWildlife SOS (WSOS) Key Facts The unique medical centre offers Read More…

Government inks $105 million loan agreement with ADB for Hydropower Transmission in Himachal Pradesh

Union Government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed $105 million loan to continue financing transmission system upgrades in Himachal Pradesh for increased supply of hydropower to state and national grid. It is third tranche part of $350 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program approved by ADB Board Read More…

WCD Ministry nominates 3 new members of National Commission for Women

Ministry of Woman and Child Development (WCD) has nominated three members to National Commission for Women (NCW) in pursuance Section 3 of the NCW Act, 1990. They are Chandramukhi Devi, Soso Shaiza, and Kamlesh Gautam. All three are BJP members. They will hold office for period of three years or till age of 65 years Read More…