Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Asia LPG Summit

The second edition of the Asia LPG Summit was inaugurated by Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas at New Delhi. The two-day summit with the theme ‘LPG – Energy for Life’ will deliberate over series of subjects including how India’s successful Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana can become a viable model for other countries to replicate Read More…

Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index: Key Facts

The seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index report makes the following observations about the Services Business Activity in India: The index witnessed a drop for the second straight month in January to 52.2 from 53.2 in December. The fall indicates a softer expansion in output. The growth was supported by favourable public policies, enhanced Read More…

SBI UK chief honoured ‘Freedom of the City of London’

The State Bank of India’s UK head Sanjiv Chadha has been honoured with the ‘Freedom of the City of London’ award in recognition of his contribution to promoting the bilateral relations. Sanjiv Chadha was nominated for the honour by Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin and Sheriff Vincent Keaveny. ContentsSanjiv Chadha and His contributionsFreedom of Read More…

RBI penalises UCO Bank for Non-Compliance

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed Rs 2 crore penalty on UCO Bank for non-compliance of instructions issued by RBI on the collection of account payee instruments and those on frauds-classification and reporting. RBI directions on Fraud Classification and Reporting The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) advises banks from time to time about the major fraud-prone areas Read More…

Measures for the protection of Sentinelese Tribe

The Sentinelese Tribe are indigenous people inhabiting North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal in India and are considered one of the world’s last uncontacted peoples. They are considered as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG). ContentsLaws to Safeguard the interests of Sentinelese TribeOther Steps to safeguard their interests Laws to Safeguard the interests of Sentinelese Tribe Laws promulgated for the protection Read More…

Steps to Address Cross-Border Infiltration

The cross-border infiltration and illegal immigration are posing serious security threats to both internal and external security. The government has undertaken following steps to arrest the cross-border infiltration: Multipronged approach to check infiltration by patrolling; sharing of intelligence and conduct of joint operations; erection of border fencing; installation of border floodlights; use of watercrafts/boats and Read More…

Steps to Strengthen the functioning of the NMDFC

The following steps have been taken to assist the National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for effective implementation of its schemes: The Ministry of Minority Affairs is providing grant-in-aid assistance for strengthening the infrastructure & operational capability of State Channelising Agencies (SCAs), for effective implementation of NMDFC schemes. A new Annual Family Income eligibility criterion Read More…

Schemes of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation

The National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) is implementing various schemes for the socio-economic development of the ‘backward sections’ amongst the notified minorities. The schemes are being implemented through the State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) nominated by the respective State Governments/UT Administration. ContentsCategorisation of BeneficiariesSchemes of NMDFCCredit SchemesMahila Samridhi Yojana:Promotional SchemesVocational Training SchemeMarketing Assistance Scheme Categorisation Read More…