Current Affairs 2018 - Current Affairs Today

9th Annual Defence and Security Dialogue between India and China held in Beijing

The 9th Annual Defence and Security Dialogue between India and China held in Beijing. It held between the two defence delegations headed by defence secretary Sanjay Mitra and China’s deputy chief of Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission. Mitra was accompanied by senior officials of Ministry of Defence and Indian Army, Navy and Read More…

NITI Aayog constitutes Himalayan State Regional Council for development of Himalayan region

NITI Aayog has constituted Himalayan State Regional Council to ensure sustainable development of Indian Himalayan region. It will be chaired by Dr VK Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog and will consist of Chief Secretaries of Himalayan States as well as Secretaries of key Central Ministries, senior officers of NITI Aayog as well as special invitees. Key Read More…

Swadesh Darshan Scheme: Two North East Circuit Projects inaugurated in Arunachal Pradesh

Union Ministry of Tourism has inaugurated two important projects as part of Development of North East Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh. The projects were jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of State (IC) Tourism,K J Alphons, and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Key Facts Bhalukpong- Bomdila – Tawang Project: It was sanctioned Read More…

2nd Mega Food Park in Maharashtra inaugurated in Aurangabad

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated 2nd Mega Food Park in Maharashtra, in Wahegaon and Dhangaon village in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad district. It was launched under Mega Food Park Scheme and is promoted by Paithan Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd. The first park was inaugurated in Satara district in March Read More…

South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure held in New Delhi

South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure: New Approaches to Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Municipal Finance Innovations was held in New Delhi. It was organised by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in partnership with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). South Read More…

Indian Navy completes refit of Maldivian Coast Guard Ship Huravee in Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy has successfully completed refitted Maldivian Coast Guard Ship (MCGS) Huravee at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and was formally handed over. The ship was refitted in four-months as part of Indian Navy initiative undertaken in furtherance of its diplomatic outreach to friendly foreign navies in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Key Facts During the refit, major Read More…

Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave to employees: WCD Ministry

Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has announced that government will pay employers salaries for first seven of 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 month. The announcement comes in wake of complaints that many companies were reluctant to hire pregnant women after maternity leave was extended from Read More…

Sri Ramayana Express flagged off from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi

Shri Ramayana Express, a special tourist train to run on Ramayana circuit to cover major spots related to Hindu epic was flagged off by Indian Railways from Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi. The pilgrimage circuit of Shri Ramayana Yatra will have two travel components — one each in India and Sri Lanka. Shri Ramayana Express Read More…