Current Affairs – 2020

February 24: Central Excise Day

Every year, on February 24, the Central Excise Day is being celebrated by Central Board of Excise and Customs all over India. The day is being celebrated to honour the service of Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country. ContentsHighlightsHistoryCBEC Highlights The day is also celebrated to honour the officers associated with Read More…

Facts Box: Thal Sena Bhawan, the new Army Headquarters

The Defence Minister Rajanth Singh recently laid foundation stone to construct a new Army Headquarters in Delhi Cantontment. The building has been named “Thal Sena Bhawan”. ContentsHighlightsGRIHA Highlights The building is designed as a rising sun and is spread over 39 acres. The new department that integrates army, navy and air force is to be Read More…

Artificial Intelligence based Chatbot ASKDISHA launched by the Railways

The Indian Railways recently launched Artificial Intelligence based chatbot called “ASKDISHA”. The chatbot will interact with the Railway customers in Hindi language resolving their queries. ContentsHighlightsAI in Indian RailwaysBudget 2020 Highlights The Chatbot was initially launched in 2018 in English. Now, the chatbot has been empowered to converse in Hindi. The bot handles more than Read More…

ICMR Report says Delhi and Ahmedabad tops in added-fat consumption

The Indian Council of Medical Research conducted study on the food habits of the citizens of the country. The study said that vegetarians consume more fat than that of non-vegetarians. Also, among the metropolitan cities of India, Delhi and Ahmedabad topped the list in average consumption of added fat. ContentsHighlightsGoI on Nutrition Highlights The survey Read More…

US to sign peace deal with Taliban forces to end war in Afghanistan

The US President Donald Trump recently announced that the United States of America will sign a peace agreement with the Taliban forces on February 29, 2020. ContentsHighlightsTalibanUS-Taliban Highlights The US and the Taliban forces are to sign peace agreement to end the war of 18 years in Afghanistan. After the agreement, 12,000 US troops that Read More…

Temperature controlled largest Terminal to store Agro and Pharma Products launched at Mumbai airport

The Mumbai airport has recently launched the world largest temperature-controlled facility to store agro and pharma products. The “Export Cold Zone” launched is capable of holding more than 700 tonnes of cargo. ContentsHighlightsIATA CEIV PHARMA Highlights The terminal connects 500 cargo destinations spread across 175 countries. The unit is spread over 6,000 square metres. It Read More…

February 24: PM-Kisan Scheme completes one year

On February 24, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana completed one year of its implementation. The scheme was launched to increase the income of farmers. It aims to help farmers by providing them income support of Rs 6,000 per year. The scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 24, 2019 at Gorakhpur, Read More…

International Judicial Conference held in New Delhi

The International Judicial Conference was held in New Delhi recently. The Conference was addressed by PM Modi. The following theme was introduced at the conference Theme: Gender Just World ContentsHighlightsThe “Just-World” Hypothesis Highlights The Conference discussed the changes being introduced by the Government of India to bring Gender Equality in recruiting women in military services, Read More…