Current Affairs – 2020

India bans 101 Defence items

On August 9, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh announced that India has put ban on 101 items to boost indigenous production. The list of 101 items was prepared by the Defence Ministry. This is being done to make India self-reliant under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. ContentsHighlightsProcurementDefence Procurement Highlights The decision has been made to Read More…

Facts Box: Envistats India 2020 report

The National Statistical Office recently released the Envistats India 2020 report. The report says that the number of heat wave days in 2019 increased over 80%. The report was prepared by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The National Statistical Office (NSO) operates under this ministry. ContentsKey Findings of the reportDeaths due to Heat Read More…

78th anniversary of Quit India Movement observed

On August 8, 2020, India commemorated the 78th anniversary of Quit India movement. On August 8, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi launched Quit India Movement at the session of All India Congress Committee in Mumbai. ContentsWhat is Quit India Movement?About Quit India MovementCausesConsequences What is Quit India Movement? The Quit India Movement was launched after Cripps mission Read More…

August 9: World Tribal Day

Every year United Nations and other world organizations celebrate World Tribal Day or International Day of the World Indigenous People. The day promotes and protects rights of world indigenous population. The day marks first meet of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva, 1982. This year the day is being observed under Read More…

IBBI amends Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations, 2017

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy board of India recently amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations. This is the second amendment. The amendment has made major changes to the voluntary liquidation process. ContentsAbout the AmendmentInsolvency and Bankruptcy Board of IndiaInsolvency and Bankruptcy Code About the Amendment The amendment allows the corporate persons to replace Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-9 August 2020

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-9 August 2020 INDIA PM inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra – an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Rajghat, New Delhi PM launches ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’, a special week-long campaign to free India of garbage, till August 15 18 dead as Read More…

PM Modi to inaugurate Submarine Optical Fibre Cable between Chennai and Port Blair

On August 10, 2020, PM Modi is to inaugurate a 2,300 km submarine Optical Fibre Cable that will connect Chennai and Port Blair. ContentsHighlightsAbout the connectivityAbout Submarine OFCUniversal Service Obligation Funds Highlights The submarine cable will also connect major islands in Andaman such as Havelock, Car Nicobar, Great Nicobar, Kamorta, Rangat, Little Andaman. About the Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-9 August 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for August 9, 2020 India PM inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra in Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 8, 2020 inaugurated the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) – an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Rajghat, New Delhi. Read More…