Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Jharkhand’s Mahuamilan station becomes country’s 5500th station to get free wifi facility

Jharkhand’s Mahuamilan station which comes under East Central Railway (ECZ) zone has become 5500th station to get free wifi facility. The RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. (RCIL), the digital arm of Indian Railways, has thus provided free WiFi at 5,500 stations across country. RailTel is a ‘Miniratna’ enterprise that focuses on providing broadband and VPN Read More…

100 days of Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana

The National programme driven by TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India), Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY), completed 100 days under Ministry of Tribal Affairs on December 7, 2019. The programme aims at empowering the tribal community. ContentsHighlightsTargets of TRIFED Highlights In order to mark 100 days of success, the Ministry of Tribal Read More…

Foreign Exchange reserve touches a new high of 451.08 billion USD

According to the weekly data released by the Reserve Bank of India, the foreign exchange reserve touched a new high of 451.08 billion USD. The foreign exchange currency assets include the depreciation or appreciation of the non-US currency like pound, Euro and Yen as well. ContentsHighlightsGold reserves and Foreign Exchange Highlights The increase is mainly Read More…

Assam govt. sets up Anti Depredation Squads to avoid human-wildlife conflicts

The state government of Assam has set up 15 Anti-Depredation Squads of Forest department to deal with human-wildlife conflicts in state. The squads would help Forest Department to reduce casualties in conflict situations. About Anti-Depredation Squads These squads will be stationed in 15 major human-wildlife conflict districts of Assam to deal with problem and ensure Read More…

Global Climate Risk Index 2020

Global Climate Risk Index 2020, published by environmental think tank Germanwatch found Japan to be the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Philippines, Germany, Madagascar and India. ContentsKey Findings of IndexAbout Global Climate Risk Index 2020 Key Findings of Index (1) Japan: It topped the list of most affected countries in 2018 as Read More…

FM transmitters to be set up in Sashastra Seema Bal premises

Government of India has approved seven projects for setting up of FM transmitters in premises of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) for strengthening FM coverage along Indo-Nepal border. The information in this regard was presented by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar to Lok Sabha. The FM transmitter project would be installed in Bihar, Read More…

National Florence Nightingale Awards 2019

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards to 36 awardees, on 5 December 2019 on the occasion of International Nurses Day, at a ceremony in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. It was conferred in presence of Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Read More…

First Meeting of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Petroleum

The first meeting of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Petroleum was chaired by the Minister of Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. ContentsHighlights of the meetGovernment measures of BiofuelsCurrent Scenario Highlights of the meet The committee announced that Government of India is working towards a transformative change in energy sector. It is planning to increase share of Read More…