Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

Bimal Jalan led panel defers report on RBI surplus funds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee led by Bimal Jalan (former RBI governor) constituted for considering guidelines for transfer of central bank’s surplus funds to government delayed submitting its report after lack of consensus among its members. The panel was originally supposed to submit its report in April 2019. Background The RBI committee was Read More…

DRDO test fires Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from launch pad number-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha Coast. About HSTDV It is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft. It is designed to cruise at Mach 6 speed with scramjet Read More…

IRSDC enters into tripartite Agreement with French Railways & agency

The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered into a Tripartite Agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) & AFD, a French development agency in order to support Railway Station Development Program in India. Key Highlights Under the Tripartite Agreement, AFD will provide in-kind grant financing up to €700,000 to French Railways (SNCF), to provide technical Read More…

Indian Navy hosts Maritime Information Sharing Workshop 2019

The Indian Navy is hosting a Maritime Information Sharing Workshop 2019 edition under the aegis of the Information Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) at Gurugram, Harayana. The two-day event was inaugurated by Vice Admiral MS Pawar, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff in 12 June 2019. Key Highlights Participants: More than 41 delegates from 29 Read More…

Priyanka Chopra selected for Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by UNICEF

Actor Priyanka Chopra will be awarded Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by United Nations International Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) American chapter at their Snowflake Ball in December 2019. Priyanka Chopra She is known for her contribution to social causes and for being a voice for children’s education. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and most recently she Read More…

Government launches DBT Tribal web portal

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched DBT Tribal web portal to streamline and expedite the process of releasing scholarship grants directly into bank accounts of beneficiary students.  DBT Tribal web portal The portal provide single common platform to states to upload data related to beneficiaries, raise queries and give feedback. It has uniform 29-column data Read More…

Centre sets target to provide Clean Drinking Water to all by 2024

The Central government has set a target of providing clean drinking water to all by 2024. It includes increasing coverage of piped water to households from current 18 to 100% by 2024. Water Status in India Over the years per capita availability of water has fallen drastically. From 5,000 litre per capita availability of water Read More…

CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian appointed part-time member in IBBI

Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) and B. Sriram, former managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI Bank) were appointed part-time members of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). K Subramanian, an Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad professor was appointed chief economic adviser for a Read More…