Current Affairs – 2020

Cabinet approves to set up a 12-member Technology Group

On February 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to set a technology group. The 12-member group will provide scientific advice on mapping of technologies, commercialization of dual use technologies and develop a road map on selected key technologies. The group will provide three major pillars of support namely Policy support, research and development proposals and Read More…

Manipur- the major role player of Act East Policy

India has been focusing on Act East Policy lately with a strong motive of developing the North East. Out of all the North Eastern States, Manipur has evolved the major supporter of Act East Policy. ContentsMeasuresAct East Policy Measures The GoI and the Manipur Government have taken several measures together in order to make the Read More…

Cabinet approves Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission

On February 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved on implementing the phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission. The phase II of the mission will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus. ContentsHighlightsJal Jeevan MissionFinancial Assistance Highlights The budget allocated for phase II of the mission is Rs 52,497 crores. The mission in this phase is to Read More…

GoI to launch “TILHAN Mission” to make India Self Reliant in oil seed Production

On February 19, 2020, the Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced that Government of India is to launch “TILHAN MISSION” to boost the oil seed production. The announcement was made at an occasion of Soil Health Card Day. Soil Health Card Day was celebrated all over India on February 19, 2020. ContentsHighlightsCurrent Oil Seed Scenario Read More…

China moves against Pakistan in FATF, Turkey now the only supporter

China has joined India and United States in putting Pakistan on Grey list of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). Both China and Saudi Arabia have joined US, India and other European countries sending stern messages to Pakistan against its actions of terror funding money laundering ContentsHighlightsFATF Grey List and Black ListGrey ListBlack ListCountries currently Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-20 February 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for February 20, 2020 ContentsINDIAECONOMY & CORPORATESPORTS INDIA Sanjay Kothari, Secretary to the President, selected as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner Information Commissioner Bimal Julka selected as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) approved; focus Read More…

22nd Law Commission of India approved by the Union Cabinet

On February 19, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the 22nd Law Commission of India. The commission has been approved for a period of three years. ContentsHighlightsLaw Commission of IndiaBenefitsFunctions Highlights The 22nd Law Commission will consist of a full time Chairperson. It has four full time members. Also, secretaries from Department of Legal Affairs and Read More…

Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill approved by Union Cabinet

On February 18, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) bill. The bill proposes to establish a national registry. ContentsHighlightsAssisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Highlights The bill aims at setting up of a national board and as state board to implement a legal framework. The bill also proposes to establish a central data Read More…