Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Aadhaar amendment Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The government has introduced the Aadhaar amendment bill in Loksabha. The bill aims to provide legal backing for voluntary seeding of biometric Aadhaar ID for mobile SIM card and bank account authentication purposes. Features of the Bill The important features of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018 are: The bill seeks to amend Read More…

Odisha reduced the cases of Malaria by 80 percent

Odisha is highly endemic for malaria and bears almost a quarter of the country’s disease burden. Through its innovative methods involving non-health workers in malaria control, Odisha was able to reduce the number of cases by 80 per cent. How Odisha fought the battle? The battle of Odisha resulted has resulted in the decline in Read More…

President Trump signs ‘Asia Reassurance Initiative Act’ into law

US president has signed the ‘Asia Reassurance Initiative Act’. The law aims at countering the encroaching influence and growing threat from China, and to reinvigorate U.S. leadership in Asia. Features of the Act The important features of the act are: The act aims to establish a multifaceted U.S. strategy to increase U.S. security, economic interests, Read More…

Paper Sensor to detect freshness of Milk

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, have developed a paper kit to test the freshness of milk and determine how well the milk has been pasteurized. The kit can also aid in ensuring that milk is consumed before it turns too sour with the help of a smartphone app. How does the Kit Read More…

States set to roll out Parivesh

An ambitious web-based single-window system Parivesh (Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub) for environmental clearances will be rolled-out at state levels by January 15. Parivesh provides for an automated system for submission, clearance and monitoring. Parivesh is expected to bring an end to the clearance nightmare for entrepreneurs. Parivesh has already been implemented at the Read More…

Krishak Bandhu scheme of West Bengal

The government of West Bengal has announced the Krishak Bandhu scheme to address the farm distress in the state. Features of the Scheme The important features of the scheme are: The West Bengal government will give annual financial assistance of Rs 5,000 per acre in two instalments, one during Kharif and another during Rabi season. Farmers Read More…

New chairman for the Ordnance Factory Board

Saurabh Kumar has been appointed as the Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in Kolkata. Indian Ordnance Factories Indian Ordnance Factories organisation is a family of 41 Ordnance Factories under the aegis of its corporate headquarters Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata. It is working under the aegis of Ministry of Defence. The ordnance factories form an Read More…

India-Pakistan exchange list of Nuclear Installations

Both India and Pakistan have exchanged their list of nuclear installations. The exchange was in accordance with the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India. Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities The Agreement was signed between India and Pakistan on 31 December 1988 at Read More…