Current Affairs – 2020

GoI bans printing of calendars, diaries and festival greeting cards

The Government of India banned printing materials such as diaries, calendars and festival greeting cards. The order was passed by the Ministry of Finance. The ministry has asked the government organs to adopt digital means to publish such materials. ContentsHighlightsBureau of Outreach and CommunicationHow is digitisation strengthening Indian Economy? Highlights The Government of India has Read More…

Biodiversity Council set up in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has issued an order to set up Biodiversity Council in Jammu and Kashmir. The council is to be headed by the Chief Conservator of Forests. ContentsHighlightsKey Features of the councilNational Biodiversity AuthorityConvention on Biological DiversityWhat are Aichi Targets? Highlights The council is to include 10-members. Out of these, five will Read More…

Current Affairs – September 3, 2020 [Morning Headlines]

Here are the Current Affairs Morning Headlines of September 3, 2020 by Current Affairs Today:  India bans 118 more apps amid border tensions with China Ministry of Information and Technology, for the third time, has banned an additional 118 mobile applications, including the famous PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). This move comes amid the India-China border tensions Read More…

Global Innovation Index: India ranks 48

On September 2, 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index. For the first time, India has ranked among top 50 countries. It has moved up to 48th rank from 52nd position in 2019. India was at the top position among central and southern Asian countries. The index was released based Read More…

Union Cabinet approves Hindi, Dogri and Kashmiri to become official languages of Jammu and Kashmir

On September 2, 2020, the Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved the Jammu and Kashmir Language Bill, 2020 to make five languages namely Urudu, Hindi, Dogri, English and Kashmiri as the official language of the Union Territory. ContentsHighlightsArticle 343Eight ScheduleParliamentary proceedingsJudiciary Highlights Earlier, that is, before the abrogation of Article 370, Urudu and English Read More…

Current Affairs – September 3, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of September 3, 2020 INDIA Union Cabinet approves ‘Mission Karmayogi’ – National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) – aimed at capacity building of central government employees Govt bans 118 Chinese apps, including PUBG, over security concerns Bureaucrat Kshatrapati Shivaji appointed as the chief statistician of India Union Cabinet Read More…

Coal India to invest Rs 1.22 lakh crores on 500 projects by 2023-24

The Coal India Limited is to invest Rs 1.22 lakh crores to develop 500 projects related to coal evacuation, infrastructure, project development, exploration and clean coal technologies. ContentsHighlightsWhat is the plan?Atma Nirbhar Bharat AbhiyanCoal Sector in India Highlights The investment aims to make India self-reliant in coal. It will also help to achieve production target Read More…

Current Affairs – September 2, 2020 [Evening Headlines]

Here are the Current Affairs Evening Headlines of September 2, 2020 by Current Affairs Today:  ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign launched by MP government Around 35 lakh citizens participated in the campaign, which was divided into 5 themes – Cleanliness Oath, Continuous reduction in urban waste emissions, Cleanliness in COVID conditions, Separation  of wastes from sources Read More…