Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from Farming

Recognising the need to cut down on carbon emissions to tackle climate change, the government of India has taken the following steps to reduce the emissions from the farm sector: Crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI). Increasing the area Read More…

Sabarimala Opens for Makaravilakku festival season

The Sabarimala shrine has been opened for the annual 21-day annual Makaravilakku festival season. Women Enters Sabarimala Shrine The History was made on 2nd January 2019. Women on the menstrual age entered the Sabarimala shrine during this season of Makaravilakku festival. Even though Supreme Court had struck down the century-old religious practice which barred the Read More…

Monuments of national importance

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has declared 6 monuments as Monuments of national importance in 2018. ContentsMonuments of national importance declared in 2018Criterion for the declaration of Monument of National ImportanceWhat is an Ancient Monument? Monuments of national importance declared in 2018 The six monuments declared as Monuments as Monuments of national importance in Read More…

Parliamentary Panel Report on Western Ghats

The Western Ghats has an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism and is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. The Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. The Rajya Sabha Committee on Government Assurances has examined issues related to the categorisation Read More…

Heritage conservation in Indian Railways

The Ministry of Railways has initiated several steps to promote heritage conservation. The conservation measures undertaken by railways include a revival of Steam Locomotives, up-keeping Hill Railways, a special delegation of powers to Divisions for promoting Hill and Steam tourism, strengthening Railway museums, conservation of built heritage, digitization of Railway Heritage and bringing it online for Read More…

Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries register refill rate of 80%

The Ujjwala Yojana was first of its kind welfare scheme initiated by the Ministry of Petroleum. But the viability of the scheme was questioned citing that there would not be refills from the beneficiaries of the scheme. The current data from the Ministry of Petroleum has put the refill rate at 80%. Refilling of cylinders Read More…

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…