Current Affairs 2018 - Current Affairs Today

Review petition in SC against the Aadhaar verdict

Imtiyaz Ali Palsaniya has filed a review petition in Supreme Court against the Aadhaar verdict in which the Supreme Court had upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar. SC Verdict on Aadhaar A five-judge constitution bench while upholding the constitutional validity of Aadhaar had struck down various provisions of the in the Aadhaar Act. Important Read More…

PIL in Supreme Court against govt’s order to snoop on computers

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma challenging the government’s notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system. What was the Order of the Home Ministry? As per the notification of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, 10 central probe and snoop agencies Read More…

HUL found guilty of Profiteering Rs 383 crore

National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) assessment has revealed consumer goods maker Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) allegedly profiteering to the extent of Rs 383 crore after the large-scale goods and services tax (GST) rate cut last November. The National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) has asked HUL to deposit Rs 223 crore in central and state consumer welfare funds Read More…

Italy’s Mount Etna Volcano erupts

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupted on 24th December 2018 resulting in more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude. The volcanic lava and ash spewed from a new fracture near its south-eastern crater for the first time in a decade and was visible for miles. Etna’s eruptions are relatively frequent and there has Read More…

Mohammed Rafi Awards conferred

Mohammed Rafi Award instituted by the NGO Spandan Arts was bestowed upon late music composer Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and playback singer Usha Timothy. The Mohammed Rafi Lifetime Achievement Award consisting of Rs 1 lakh and a trophy was conferred to Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar. The Mohammed Rafi consisting of Rs 51,000 and a trophy was conferred to Read More…

Coast Guard deploys hovercrafts for enhanced security in Sir Creek

Indian Coast Guards has deployed two new hovercrafts to enhance its surveillance capabilities and to protect against any filtration bids from the Pakistan Side. The two hovercrafts would operate from the Jakhau facility in Gujrat. The two new hovercrafts together with three interceptor vessels will be responsible for the round the clock surveillance in the contentious Read More…

Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Schools for students in Rural Areas

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Schools’ for students in rural areas on the occasion of 94th birth anniversary of the late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Initially, 13 Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools would be part of the international board and it would be expanded in the Read More…

Haryana: Child Care Institutes being run in the state renamed as ‘Jagannath Ashrams’

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 25th December 2018 has announced the renaming of Child Care Institutes being run in the state as Jagannath Ashrams. The announcement was made by the chief minister at the during a dance competition organised by women wing of All India Vaish Federation. Why the renaming? Announcing his decision the Chief Minister Read More…