Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose Sworn-in as Lokpal

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the Oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Lokpal. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is the first anti-corruption ombudsman of the country. Country’s first Lokpal has been appointed after a long delay of five years. The Lokpal Act had received the assent of the President on January 1, 2014. Read More…

India’s forest-Certification Scheme gets Global Recognition

The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has decided to recognised forest-certification scheme developed specifically for Indian forests by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-profit. The Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management developed by NCCF is the first forest-certification scheme from India to get global recognition. ContentsCertification Standard Read More…

Lancet Study on TB

Medical Journal Lancet had undertaken a study on Tuberculosis (TB) in three high-burden countries, including India. The findings of the burden of TB in India are: India’s goal to end the epidemic by 2025 was too “ambitious” and “unrealistic”, Hence unattainable. 57% reduction in incidence and 72% reduction in mortality will been seen only by Read More…

World Water Day 2019

World Water Day 2019 was observed on 22 March with the theme  ‘Leaving no one behind’. The World Water Day 2019 encourages people to focus towards marginalized groups as these are often overlooked and discriminated against when they try to access safe water. The theme ‘Leaving no one behind’ underscores the motto of ‘water for Read More…

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is observed every year on March 21st by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Poetry Day aims to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. The decision to observe March 21st as World Poetry Day was adopted by UNESCO during its 30th session held Read More…

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019 was observed on March 21st with the theme Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies. Racist extremist movements which promote populist, nationalist agendas are spreading in various parts of the world, fueling racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, often targeting migrants Read More…

New Zealand Announces Ban on Military-Style Semi-automatics and Assault Rifles

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. New Zealand has decided to overhaul gun laws in the country in the backdrop of the Christchurch mosque shootings. It is estimated that there are about 1.2-1.5 million guns in New Zealand which has a population Read More…

International Day of Forests 2019

International Day of Forests 2019 was observed on March 21st with the theme ‘Forests and Education’ to raise awareness on how sustainably managed forests provide a wide array of contributions. International Day of Forests 2019 promotes education to Learn to Love Forests. The theme ‘Forests and Education’ underscores the importance of education at all levels in Read More…