Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

12th ReCAAP ISC capacity building workshop

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), in cooperation with its India Focal Point, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), began its 12th Capacity Building Workshop from 19 to 21 June 2019, in New Delhi, India. In two-day capacity building workshop 31 International delegates from 19 maritime law enforcement and regulatory authorities from Asia and beyond are Read More…

FM chairs 20th Meeting of FSDC

The 20th Meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held under the Chairmanship of Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs. Key Highlights of Meeting The Meeting reviewed current global and domestic economic situation, overall macro-economic situation and financial stability issues including those concerning Banking and Non Banking Financial Company Read More…

DD India channel to be available in Bangladesh, South Korea

In bid to boost India’s relations with its neighbours, the government has entered into agreements with Bangladesh and South Korea to broadcast DD (Doordarshan) India channel in two countries and their state channels will be shown on DD Free Dish in India. Key Highlights Bangladesh Agreement: As per the agreement inked with Bangladesh, Indian government Read More…

19 June: World Sickle Cell Day observed

The World Sickle Cell Day is globally observed every year on 19 June, to raise public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. This year is the 40th celebration of World Sickle Cell Day. About World Sickle Cell Day Background: The day was 1st recognized by United Nations General Assembly (63rd session) Read More…

India population to cross China’s By 2027: UN

According to United Nations report ‘World Population Prospects 2019’, India is projected to surpass China as world’s most populous country in just eight years i.e. by 2027. Key Findings of Report Global Population: Despite a slowing global birth rate world population is projected to increase by another 2 billion people by 2050 i.e. from 7.7 Read More…

Folksam Grand Prix: India’s P. U. Chitra wins Gold

India’s PU Chitra won gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden. She produced the best time of her season so far by clocking 4 minute 12.65 seconds (4:12.65s). Key Highlights Chitra finished first in Folksam Grand Prix ahead of Kenya’s Mercy Cherono, who won 5000m gold in Commonwealth Read More…

Raavana-1: Sri Lanka’s 1st satellite successfully launched

Sri Lanka’s first ever satellite ‘Raavana-1’, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan engineers, was successfully placed into orbit. It was launched from International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal. About Raavana-1 Background: The satellite was officially handed over to JAXA (Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency) on Read More…

IIT-Bombay best-ranked Indian institute in QS World Rankings

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay), has emerged as best-ranked Indian institute globally at 152nd position in QS World University Rankings’ 2020. IIT-Bombay has been securing top position among all Indian institutes for past three years and in 2020 edition it has improved its rank by 10 moving up places from 2018 ranking. Key Read More…