Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation

The third Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation is being held at New Delhi. In the conference, wide-ranging discussions shall be held on the status of the Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP) by all tiger range countries besides deliberations on combating wildlife trafficking. This conference is organised by the Global Tiger Forum which is an implementing Read More…

Mohammed Shami: Fastest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets

Fast Bowler Mohammed Shami has become the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals. Mohammed Shami achieved this feat in his 56th ODI game. Mohammed Shami’s wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill. Before Mohammed Shami, the record was held by Iran Pathan who had reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 Read More…

Capacity Augmentation to Successfully Deliver the G20 Presidency

India will preside and host the G20, or Group of 20 nations meeting in 2022. G20 provides a unique opportunity for India to transform from rule-taker to rule-maker. Being a host India would set an annual agenda, wielding vast direct and indirect influence on the G20 nations’ economies. To exploit this opportunity to the full Read More…

Delhi to award MSP as per Swaminathan Committee Report

The Delhi government has decided to introduce the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers based on the recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers (NCF) headed by MS Swaminathan. ContentsSwaminathan Committee recommendations on MSPProduction costs in Agriculture Swaminathan Committee recommendations on MSP The National Commission on Farmers (NCF) was constituted on November 18, 2004 under Read More…

India to participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2021

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. India would be participating in the PISA assessment in 2021. ContentsWhat is PISA?India and PISA What is PISA? PISA coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Read More…

World Steel Association Report: Key Facts

The World Steel Association has released a Report highlighting various trends related to the Industry, they are: China is the largest producer of crude steel and it accounts for more than 51 per cent of global production. China’s share has been increased from 50.3 per cent in 2017 to 51.3 per cent in 2018. The Read More…

Iran Trade Promotion Plan

Three European Powers U.K., France and Germany are set to announce a plan to help companies trading to Iran to defy the sanctions on Iran. ContentsUS sanctions on IranIran trade promotion plan US sanctions on Iran US President Trump had unilaterally walked out of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA) agreement and reimposed the Read More…

Australia Day: January 26

Australia celebrates 26th January as Australia Day which marks the landing of the First Fleet, a convoy of 11 ships carrying convicts, at Port Jackson in 1788. It also marks the founding of the colony New South Wales. ContentsHow the Australia Day came into being?January 26 is also a day of Mourning How the Australia Read More…