Current Affairs – 2020

GoI nominates 2 sites to be included in World Heritage Sites List

The Government of India submitted two nomination dossiers for their inclusion in World Heritage List for the year 2020. They are as follows Dholavira: A Harappan City Monuments and Forts of Deccan Sultanate ContentsDholaviraKutch Desert Wildlife SanctuaryDeccan Sultanate Dholavira The dholavira is an archaeological site in Gujarat. It consists of ruins of ancient Indus Valley Read More…

GoI Allows Airlines to provide In-Flight WiFi

The Government of India recently permitted the airlines operating in the country to provide in-flight WiFi Services to its passengers. This technology allows the passengers to use laptop, tablet, smart watches, smartphones and a point of sale device in flight mode. ContentsIn-Flight WiFiHow does an In-Flight WiFi work? In-Flight WiFi In-Flight WiFi is offering internet Read More…

The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 introduced

On March 2, 2020, the HRD Minister introduced the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. It was introduced in Lok Sabha in December 2019 and was passed. ContentsKey Features of the BillPowers and FunctionsAuthorities of the Universities Key Features of the Bill The bill aims to convert deemed Sanskrit universities to central Sanskrit Read More…

8th Foundation Day of Land Port Authority of India held in New Delhi

On March 2, 2020, the eighth foundation day of the Land Port Authority of India was celebrated. The event discussed various aspects of land ports such as cargo operations at Integrated Check Ports and other border infrastructure. ContentsLand Port Authority of IndiaFunctionsLegislation Land Port Authority of India The Land Port Authority of India is responsible Read More…

Star Rating Programme for Light Commercial Air Conditioners and Deep Freezers launched

On March 2, 2020, in its 19th foundation day, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) operating under Ministry of Power launched star rating programme for Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCAC) and Deep Freezers. ContentsHighlightsSignificanceStar Rating Highlights The Star Rating Programme was formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Around 24 Read More…

GoI allows Export of Onions

In September 2019, GoI had banned the export of onions in order to bring down its prices in the country. The prices of the key cooking ingredient had soared due to supply disruptions and floods in the major onion producing states Haryana and Maharashtra. ContentsHighlightsMinimum Export PriceCurrent Concerns of MEP Highlights Onion prices peaked in Read More…

EKAM Fest: Event to Promote craftsmanship and products of Divyang entrepreneurs

A week-long festival called “EKAM FEST” was organized to promote the products of Divyang artisans and entrepreneurs. More than 80 Divyang entrepreneurs and artisans participated in the event. ContentsHighlightsNHFDCVishesh Microfinance Yojana Highlights The event focuses to promote knowledge and entrepreneurship of Divyang Community. It also aims to market their opportunities. The event was organized by Read More…

National Chambal Sanctuary declared as Eco-Sensitive Zone

On March 2, 2020, the Government of India declared National Chambal Sanctuary as Eco-Sensitive Zone. The Sanctuary is home to Gangetic Dolphins and critically endangered Gharials. ContentsHighlightsNational Chambal SanctuaryEco-Sensitive Zone Highlights The Sanctuary is home to naturally living Gharials. 75% of Gharials live in the Sanctuary. It also harbours 180 species of migratory birds and Read More…