Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

AIFF Awards: Ashalata Devi and Sunil Chhetri bag top honours

Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri and women’s footballer Ashalata Devi have bagged top honours at All India Football Federation (AIFF) 2018-19 awards. Chhetri was named as Men’s footballer of the year, while Ashalata Devi won the Women’s footballer of the year title. ContentsKey HighlightsAbout AIFF Awards Key Highlights Sunil Chhetri: He is Indian Read More…

CCEA approves 3rd phase of PMGSY

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved 3rd phase of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to consolidate 1,25,000 km of roads in the states. ContentsKey Features of PMGSY-III SchemeBackground Key Features of PMGSY-III Scheme The 3rd phase of PMGSY (or PMGSY-III) involves consolidation of through routes Read More…

Kerala Govt. to set up Non-Resident Keralites Investment company

Kerala Government decided to form a Non-Resident Keralites Investment company with 74% stake to be held by expatriate (or expat) to channelize investments from overseas Keralites for major infrastructure development in the state. Decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Kerela Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Key Highlights In Non-Resident Keralites Read More…

Delhi’s Connaught Place 9th most expensive office location in World: CBRE

As per property consultant CPRE’s annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs Survey, New Delhi’s Connaught Place (CP) is 9th most expensive office location in the world with an annual rent of nearly $144 per sq. ft. CP retained its 9th position from last year. CBRE is world’s leading commercial real estate services company. ContentsKey Highlights Read More…

Indian Army places order for procuring Spike missiles from Israel

Indian Army has placed an order for procuring Israeli Anti-Tank Spike missiles from Israel. The procurement was made under emergency purchases to meet operational preparedness of the army. ContentsAbout Spike missileBackground About Spike missile It is known for their precision targeting with an ability to pierce even bunkers. Range: It can hit targets at a Read More…

Dutee Chand wins 100m gold in World Universiade in Italy

Dutee Chand, the Indian sprinter won gold medal in women’s 100m in World Universiade, 30th Summer University Games held in Naples, Italy. With this win she became 1st Indian woman to do so. ContentsKey HighlightsAbout Dutee Chand Key Highlights The 23-year-old Indian athlete clocked 11.32 seconds to win gold as she led the race from Read More…

2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held in New Delhi

The 2nd India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held in New Delhi. It took place under chairmanship of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog and Mr. TimurMaksimov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russian Federation. ContentsKey Highlights of IRSEDAbout India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue Key Highlights of IRSED Participants: included Read More…

Pro-Khalistan group ‘The Sikhs for Justice’ banned by govt.

Pro-Khalistani group ‘The Sikhs for Justice’ (SFJ) has been banned by Central government for its alleged anti-national activities. In a recently held Union Cabinet meeting decision was taken to ban on Sikh fundamentalist organisation SFJ under Section 3 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for its alleged anti-national activities. Reasons for ban given by government Read More…