Current Affairs – 2020

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines- 9 January, 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for January 9, 2020. INDIA IRCTC to start 2 Bharat Darshan Special tourist trains from Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu): 13-day Mahashivratri Nava Jyotirlinga Special Express on February 19 and 14-day Ramayana Yatra Special Express on March 5 Facial recognition technology installed at Bengaluru, Manmad and Bhusawal stations as Read More…

Cabinet approves India’s MoUs with UK, Sweden and BMGF

On January 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understandings India had signed with United Kingdom, Sweden and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) ContentsIndia-BMGFIndia-SwedenIndia-UK India-BMGF The Ministry of Health and BMGF had signed the Mou in November 2019. The BMGF agreed to work with the Ministry to strengthen health sector of the country. Read More…

Cabinet approves India-Mongolia Agreement on exploration of outer space

On January 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the agreement between India and Mongolia to explore outer space for civilian and peaceful purposes. The countries signed the agreement in September 2019. ContentsHighlightsIndia-Mongolia Highlights The agreement enables the countries to pursue research in planetary exploration, space system, application of space technology. The Read More…

Cabinet approves North East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid

On January 8, 2020, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the North East Gas Pipeline Grid. The pipeline is to be constructed for around 1,656 km. ContentsHighlightsAbout the Grid Highlights The gas pipeline grid is to be developed in eight states of the North East Region namely Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Read More…

LIGO: Second Merger of Neutron Stars detected

The LIGO (Laser Inferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detected gravitational waves due to collision of two neutron stars. This is the second time the gravitational waves are being detected. ContentsHighlightsLIGOIndian ContributionWhy is the study important? Highlights The mass of the neutron stars detected is expected to be 3.3 times and 3.7 times as that of the sun. Read More…

Indian Army begins work on GOCO Model

On December 7, 2020, the Indian Army began its work on the GOCO (Government Owned Contractor Operated) Model. The model is extended to base workshops and ordnance depots. The workshops play vital role as they ensure the Indian Army is operationally prepared all the time. ContentsHighlightsIssuesBenefitsArmy workshops Highlights The workshops are assigned the role of Read More…

NITI Aayog: List of high export potential medical devices created

The Government Think Tank Niti Aayog draws up list of medical devices that have high export potential. It has come up with 10 devices to provide priority subsidies. It includes surgical blades, orthopaedic implants, catheters, syringes and needles, X-ray machines, blood bags, MRI machines and CT scan. ContentsHighlightsNational Register Highlights The devices included in the Read More…

UIDAI’s 10-year success-The State of Aadhaar Report

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the statutory body established in January 2009 under the Ministry of Electronics and Information is solely responsible for providing AADHAR cards. Aadhaar even after 10 years is the world’s largest bio metric ID system in the world ContentsHighlightsBenefits Highlights In 2009, nearly 5 million births were unregistered. However, today Read More…