Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Foundation laid for India’s first Transit-Oriented Development Project

Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone for country’s first transit-oriented development (TOD) project in New Delhi. Under the TOD project a state-of-the-art infrastructure zone, including national capital’s tallest tower, will be built in east Delhi. About Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project The project- ‘East Delhi Hub’ at Karkardooma (in New Delhi), spreading over Read More…

Second Edition of Eat Right Mela inaugurated

On December 27, 2019, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the second edition of eat right mela in New Delhi. The mela is an effort to encourage citizens on having a healthy diet and reduce the disease burden in the country. The theme of the event is Theme: Healthier Diets The event was organized by Read More…

Five Documents developed by UGC released

On December 26, 2019, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry released five documents that were developed by UGC covering five verticals of quality mandate. The documents covered eco-friendly and sustainable university campuses, evaluation reforms, human values and professional ethics, academic research integrity and faculty induction. ContentsHighlightsSignificance Highlights The document provides new guidelines for values and Read More…

Massive Locust Invasion in Gujarat

The farmlands in Gujarat border are in great threat from locust invasion. The insects were flying from Pakistan Sindh province and spread in the villages of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The locusts emerged from Sudan and Eritrea in the coast of Red Sea. The invasion of the locust was alerted from UN Food and Agriculture Organization Read More…

Stamps released to commemorate contribution of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

On December 26, 2019, Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman released postage stamps to commemorate the services of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in order to protect the nation. ContentsSignificanceDirectorate of Revenue Intelligence Significance DRI plays an immense role to counter smuggling and preserve cultural heritage and environment of the country. It is essential for Read More…

South India’s earliest Sanskrit Inscription found in A.P.

The Epigraphy Branch of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered the earliest Sanskrit inscription to have been discovered in South India as on date. This significant finding is also the earliest epigraphic evidence for ‘Saptamatrika’ cult so far. The discovery was made in Chebrolu village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The inscription came Read More…

NTPC to invest Rs. 50,000 cr to add 10GW Solar Energy Capacity by 2022

State-owned power giant NTPC Ltd. is planning to add 10 GW (gigawatt) of solar energy generation capacity by 2022. The project would entail an investment of around Rs.50,000 crore which will be funded mainly by green bonds. NTPC’s plans to add 10GW solar energy capacity assumes significance in view of country’s ambitious target of having Read More…

India’s first Transgender University to come up in UP

India’s first university for transgender community will be opened in Fazilnagar block of Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh. It is the first of its kind University in country, where transgender community members will be able to get education. Key Highlights The university is being built by Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Siksha Seva Trust (All-India transgender education Read More…