Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Standing Committee on Economic Statistics Constituted

On December 28, 2019, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation constituted standing committee on statistics. The objective of the committee is to improve data of the government. The committee will be headed by Chief Statistician Pronab Sen. ContentsHighlightsConsumer Expenditure SurveySwachh Bharat Mission Highlights The committee is set to meet on January 6, 2020. There Read More…

UN increases budget; includes funds for war crime probes

The United Nations has adopted 3.07 billion USD budget on December 27, 2019. The organization for the first time included investigation of war crimes in Myanmar and Syria in its fund allocation ContentsHighlightsExpenditure of the UN Highlights The budget proposal for the year 2020 is slightly greater than that of 2019. In 2019, UN budget Read More…

UN to draft new international treaty on cyber crime

The United Nations on December 27, 2019, approved a new resolution in order to draft an international treaty to combat cyber crime. ContentsHighlightsBudapest ConventionCouncil of Europe Highlights Under the new draft, an expert committee will be established. It includes all regions of the world and will meet in August 2020. The Russian drafted resolution was Read More…

CSC e-Governance India restarts Aadhaar registration work

CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) restarted Aadhaar registration and other related works which it plans to expand across the country next week. Aadhaar is now being used as primary identity document. ContentsKey HighlightsBackground Key Highlights The Common Service Centres (CSC) SPV Read More…

RBI Financial Stability Report: NPAs will increase

On December 27, 2019, RBI released Financial Stability Report. The report is biennial and reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-committee of Financial Stability and Development Council. The report said that the non-performing asset ratio of banks is increasing. It was 9.9% in September 2019 and may rise to 9.9% in September 2020. ContentsHighlights of Read More…

RBI directs large co-op banks to report all exposures above Rs.5 crore

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed large cooperative banks to report all aggregate exposures of Rs.5 crores and more to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC). The move is aimed at early recognition of financial distress. Key Highlights Earlier in its bi-monthly monetary policy review in December 2019, the RBI had announced Read More…

First Trial run of Double Stack Train

On December 28, 2019, a trial run of the first freight train was conducted in the western dedicated freight corridor. The train was flagged off by Dedicated Freight Corporation India Limited (DFCIL). ContentsHighlightsUnification of existing Railway services Highlights The train will be operated in the Rewari-Madar Section in Haryana and Rajasthan states. DFCIL is currently Read More…

CSIR develop new technology of Geranium Production

CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) has developed a new low-cost technology to produce Geranium saplings. Geranium acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-septic agent. It has several medicinal values. The development has been made under Aroma Mission. ContentsAbout the TechnologyGeraniumAroma Mission About the Technology The geranium cultivation is being done in aerated glass house Read More…