Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam wins the Dan David Prize

Indian historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam has won prestigious Dan David Prize of Israel for the year 2019 for his work on inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America during the early modern era. Sanjay Subrahmanyam shares the award in the category of ‘past time dimension’ with Prof Kenneth Pomeranz of the University Read More…

Defence Innovation Hubs

The Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework under the Defence Ministry is envisaging setting up of independent Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs) where innovators can get information about needs and feedback from the Armed Services directly and create solutions for India’s major defence platforms.  Defence Innovation Hubs are aimed at attracting more innovators to work for Read More…

National Gas Grid

The Union Government has envisaged the development of the National Gas Grid. The government is implementing various projects of about 14,239 Km gas pipelines which would add to the existing 16,788 Km natural gas pipeline. ContentsAuthorisation AuthorityObjectives of the National Gas Grid Authorisation Authority Under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006 Petroleum and Natural Read More…

Himachal’s First Mega Food Park inaugurated in Una

The Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Cremica Food Park in Una which is the first mega food park of Himachal Pradesh. ContentsCremica Food ParkMega Food Park Scheme Cremica Food Park The important features of the Cremica Food Park are: The mega food park set up at a cost of Rs Read More…

LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019

The first LAWASIA Human Rights Conference was organised by LAWASIA, in association with the Bar Association of India. The LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019 was held between 9 – 10 February 2019. The conference aims to provide a unique opportunity for lawyers and associated professional members to exchange insights and expertise on topics of significant Read More…

Improving Research Ecosystem in India

The central government has launched the following schemes to improve the research ecosystem in India: ContentsPrime Minister’s Research FellowshipSetting up of Research ParksImpacting research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT)Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY)Smart India HackathonsInstitution’s Innovation Council (IIC)Trainee Teacher Scheme Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship To attract the bright and meritorious students into research within the country, the Read More…

India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative

India and Norway signed a letter of Intent for establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative. The letter of intent was signed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India together with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative During the visit of the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to Read More…

GeM and CCI Sign MoU

Government e Marketplace (GeM) and Competition Commission of India (CCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable a fair and competitive environment in the e-Marketplace. ContentsCombating Anti-competitive practicesGovernment e Marketplace (GeM)Competition Commission of India (CCI) Combating Anti-competitive practices Both CCI and GeM attach significant importance to the advanced analytical tools and processes for identification Read More…