Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

IMD Bulletin about the Average Temperatures in 2018: Key Facts

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released a bulletin highlighting the important features about the climatic conditions of 2018: India’s average mean monthly temperatures were “warmer than the normal” during all the months of the year except December. This more than normal mean monthly temperature is attributed to global warming. The annual mean surface air temperature Read More…

International Gandhi Peace Prize Announced

The Union government has announced the winners for International Gandhi Peace Prize. The awards were announced for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 after the gap of four years. Winners of Gandhi Peace Prize The government has announced the names of Vivekananda Kendra in Kanyakumari (2015), AkshayaPatra Foundation and  Sulabh International  (2016), EkalAbhiyan Trust (2017) Read More…

Sanjay Jain, K M Nataraj appointed as Additional Solicitor Generals

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed senior advocates Sanjay Jain and K M Nataraj as Additional Solicitor Generals of India. The appointments were made by the President as per the recommendations of the Appointments Committee of the cabinet. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet is headed by Prime Minister and Read More…

Government approves Capital Infusion to the Exim Bank

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a capital infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in state-owned Export-Import Bank of India (Exim) to expand its business. How the capital infusion would be made? Key facts about the capital infusion proposal are: The government would issue recapitalisation bonds to the tune of Rs 6,000 Read More…

Know Your Budget Series

The Union Finance Ministry has started the Know Your Budget series on Twitter to educate the general public about the budgetary process. It is a fortnight series which explains the importance of Union Budget and its making. With the government set to present the interim Budget for 2019-20, the Know Your Budget series of the Finance Read More…

Global Risks Report – 2019

The Global Risks Report 2019 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) describes changes occurring in the global risks landscape from year to year and identifies global catastrophic risks. The report also examines the interconnectedness of risks and considers how the strategies for the mitigation of global risks might be structured. Findings of the Report The Global Read More…

What is Collegium System of Appointment of Judges?

The Supreme Court Collegium is the panel of judges vested with the responsibility of appointments and elevations of Chief Justices and judges of the Supreme Court and high courts of the country. The Collegium for the appointment of Judges of Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice of India and comprises of the four other Read More…

GST ministerial panel on lotteries

The Central government has constituted GST ministerial panel on lotteries. The ministerial panel will study the current GST provisions related to lotteries. The panel will look into the current system under GST wherein a state-organised lottery attracts 12 per cent GST while a state-authorised lottery attracts 28 per cent tax. Terms of Reference The inter-ministerial Read More…