Current Affairs – 2020

Raisina Dialogue to be held New Delhi

The Raisina Dialogue is to be held between January 14, 2020 and January 16, 2020. It is a multilateral conference that is held in New Delhi annually since 2016. The dialogue is organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation. ContentsHighlightsAbout the DialogueName of the conference Highlights This year, in 2020, number Read More…

LCA Tejas: The First Indigenous Aircraft to make an arrested Landing

On January 11, 2020, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas successfully landed on INS Vikramaditya. With this achievement, the LCA becomes the first aircraft to make an arrested landing on a naval ship. ContentsHighlightsIndian Military Aircrafts Highlights The DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation) made LCA became the first indogenously made aircraft to land on an Read More…

“Cyber AASHVAST” Cyber Crime Prevention Unit launched in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

On January 11, 2020, Home Minister Amit Shah launched the country’s first Cyber Crime Prevention Unit called the “Cyber AASHVAST” in Gandhinagar. Along with AASHVAST, the Video Integration and State Wide Advance Security project called VISWAS was also launched ContentsHighlightsGovernment Measures Highlights The Cyber AASHVAST is a unit that will act to prevent cyber crimes Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-12 January, 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for January 12, 2020. INDIA PM Modi attends 150th anniversary celebration of Kolkata Port Trust in Kolkata; launches Interactive Light & Sound Show of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge) PM dedicates 4 refurbished heritage buildings in Kolkata to the nation — Old Currency Building, the Belvedere House, the Read More…

India attends Hormuz Peace Initiative

India recently attended the Hormuz Peace Initiative that was held in Tehran. The initiative aimed at stabilizing one of world’s busiest shipping lanes, the Strait of Hormuz amidst US-Iran tensions. It was attended by leading trade partners of Iran namely China, Oman, India and Afghanistan. ContentsHighlightsStrait of HormuzTraffic Separation System Highlights The countries that attended Read More…

Corona Virus: A new stain of virus found in China

On January 11, 2020, China reported the first death in the country due to pneumonia caused by a new virus that is of outbreak in the city of Wuhan. The Chinese scientists discovered that the new strain of virus is that of the corona virus. ContentsHighlightsEarlier outbreaksCorona Virus Highlights According to the WHO, the outbreak Read More…

GoI established I4C and a portal to deal cyber crimes

On January 10, 2020, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) and a National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal. The centre was approved in October 2018 at a cost of 416 crores. ContentsHighlightsSignificance Highlights The I4C has 7 major components. It includes National cyber Crime Threat Analysis Unit, Platform Read More…

GoI to launch Purvodaya to accelerate Eastern India Development

On January 10, 2020, the Ministry of Steel announced that it will launch “Purvodaya”, a world class steel hub. The hub aims at an accelerated development programme of eastern states. The Ministry will be joined by CII (Confederation of India Industries) in the implementation of “Purvodaya”. ContentsHighlightsThe Steel HubWhy Eastern States? Highlights The initiative aims Read More…