Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Tourism Minister inaugurates 1st-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar

Prahalad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar, the 12th-century monument, in New Delhi. Now with bottom to top illumination, the architectural beauty of historic Qutb Minar will display its historic majesty after sunset. This step towards promotion of tourism is in line with Read More…

Indian Navy Warships Arrive in Laem Chabang, Thailand for Port Visit

As part of Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment to South East Asia and Western Pacific, two Indian Navy warships, INS Sahyadri and INS Kiltan arrived at Laem Chabang, Bangkok for a port call from 31 August to 3 September 2019. The port call is a demonstration of India’s warm ties with Thailand. Key Highlights During the Read More…

MeitY and Google launch ‘Build for Digital India’ programme for engineering students

Tech giant Google and Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) launched ‘Build for Digital India’ programme for engineering students. Google and Meity have signed a statement of intent for rolling out the programme. About ‘Build for Digital India’ programme Objective: The programme will offer a platform to engineering students for developing market-ready, technology-based solutions Read More…

Kalimantan: Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to Borneo Island

Government of Indonesia has announced to move its current capital from Jakarta (on the island of Java) to the sparsely populated East Kalimantan (on Borneo island). Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has announced that his government plans to build smart, green capital city on Borneo island. However, t some environmentalist groups fear $33billion relocation plan of Read More…

India, Switzerland Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information kicks in

Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) Regime between Switzerland and India kicked off from September 1, 2019. Under this mechanism, India will start receiving information on all financial accounts held by Indian residents in Switzerland, for the year 2018. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has hailed this move as a significant step in the government’s Read More…

New logo and Certificate identity of CBFC unveiled

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) unveiled its new logo and certificate identity at a first-of-its-kind film industry interaction between eminent industry leaders and CBFC board members held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The new logo and certificate identity designed by Rohit Devgun was revealed by Prasoon Joshi,  Chairman, CBFC. Key Highlights New logo and certificate Read More…

Mumbai-Surat AC Ferry Service to start from November

Gujarat government has given in-principle approval for a air-conditioned passenger ferry service between Hazira port in Surat and Bandra in Mumbai. The operations of this ferry service are likely to begin in November 2019. Mumbai-Surat AC Ferry Service The AC passenger ferry service will have 20 rooms and a capacity of 300 passengers. Frequency: It Read More…

Nadubhagam Chundan snake boat wins 67th Nehru Trophy in Alappuzha

‘Nadubhagam Chundan’, the snake boat of Pallathuruthy Boat Club, lifted the 67th Nehru Trophy at Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha in Kerala. This year was67th  edition of coveted boat race. The event was inaugurated by Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala. Renowned cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the chief guest of the event. Key Highlights Participants: A Read More…

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