Current Affairs – 2020

Task Force Meet: India and Norway to strengthen their BLUE ECONOMY PARTNERSHIP

In January 2019, India and Norway jointly inaugurated a Task Force of Blue Economy for Sustainable Development. The third meet of the task force was held on February 18, 2020. They also launched a new collaboration of Integrated Ocean Management and Research at the meet. ContentsHighlightsSignificanceIndia Norway Business Summit Highlights India and Norway have been Read More…

February 19: Soil Health Card Day

In order to commemorate the launch of Soil Health Card Scheme, the GoI is marking Soil Health Card Day on February 19, 2020. The Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 19, 2015. ContentsObjectivesNeedSoil Health-Other MeasuresSoil Health ManagementNutrient Based SubsidyDevelopment of Model VillageSuccess of Soil Health Card5 years of Soil Health Read More…

Indian Bird Species have declined by 80% says State of India’s Birds Report at CMS COP 13

On February 18, 2020, the State of India’s Birds Report was released at the CMS COP 13. It assessed the status of more than 867 birds. The report says that more than 80% of Indian bird species have declined in the last 5 years. More than 15,000 bird watchers participated in the survey. ContentsHighlightsStabilityAssessmentLong Term Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-19 February 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for February 19, 2020 ContentsINDIAECONOMY & CORPORATEWORLDSPORTS INDIA Kolkata-based GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd) delivers anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kavaratti to the Indian Navy India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development inaugurated Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with CII participating Read More…

India and Russia Defence Deals to cross 16 billion USD after DefExpo 2020

India and Russia have signed 14 MoUs during the DefExpo 2020. It included land, air, naval and other hi-tech civilian products. With the agreements signed the Defence trade between the countries is to cross 16 billion USD. ContentsHighlightsUS Role Highlights The trade of 16 billion USD between the countries includes S400 missiles, Kamov helicopters and Read More…

Kala Kumbh: Exhibition to promote GI crafts and Heritage of India held in New Delhi

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Textiles organized “Kala Kumbh”. It is an exhibition to promote GI (Geographical Indication) crafts and heritage of India. These exhibitions are sponsored by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. ContentsHighlightsExport Promotion Council Highlights The exhibition has been planned in several cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Read More…

14,100 tonnes of the rare metal, Lithium Reserves found in India

The researchers at the India’s Atomic Energy Commission have found Lithium Reserves of 14,100 tonnes in Mandya. Mandya is 100 km away from Bengaluru, Karnataka. Being a very rare metal Lithium is mainly used in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles. ContentsHighlightsIndia’s ScenarioIssues Highlights The reserves found is very little as compared to the world’s leading Read More…

Economic Census begins at the National Capital Region

The seventh Economic Census was flagged off at the National Capital by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. This is the first time the Census is being carried out in Digital Platform. The Ministry has tied up with Common Service Centres Network (CSCN) for the digital implementation of the census ContentsHighlightsNational Economic Census Highlights Read More…