Current Affairs – 2020

What is Adjusted Gross Revenue?

There was a tussle between the Telecommunication industries and the GoI over the license fee settlement. The Union Budget waived penalty for those who paid their interest charges over the disputed tax liabilities before March 2020. The case over the license fee settlement was pronounced in favour of the GoI recently. Following this, several companies Read More…

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-18 February 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for February 18, 2020 ContentsCMS COP 13INDIAECONOMY & CORPORATEWORLDSPORTS CMS COP 13 PM inaugurates Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 13) at Gandhinagar India will chair the presidency of (CMS COP 13) for three years starting Read More…

India attends 3rd Global Conference on Road Safety held in collaboration with WHO, World Bank

On February 17, 2020, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari represented India at the 3rd global Conference on Road Safety. The Conference aimed at achieving Global Goals 2030. It was held in Stockholm, Sweden. ContentsHighlightsThe Decade of ActionNeed Highlights The conference was held in collaboration with WHO and World Bank. The conference Read More…

GoI: 5th Meeting of Task Force of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients discuss Corona Virus

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers held the fifth meeting of Task Force. The Task Force discussed small, medium and large API units. ContentsHighlightsWhat is API?Significance Highlights The Ministry discussed on the availability of medicines and drugs to control the impacts of Corona Virus. The Task Force also discussed and Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: 4th National Conference held in Udaipur

On February 17, 2020, the fourth National Conference of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima yojana was held in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The Conference was organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. ContentsHighlightsPradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Highlights The Conference was attended by more than 140 members. It included members from NABARD (National Bank of Agriculture and Read More…

US removed “Developing” Tag for India: What are its implications?

Recently, the United States of America removed the “developing” tag for dozens of countries. India is one amongst them. These countries are to be classified as developed economies ContentsHighlightsBackground Highlights The “Developing” status for a country in the US is associated with US Trade Act, 1974. The act authorized General System of Preferences (GSP). The Read More…

Atal Bhujal Yojana: GoI and World Bank signed loan agreement of 450 million USD

On February 17, 2020, the World Bank and the Government of India signed a loan agreement to support the national programme that aims on strengthening ground water institutions and also arrest the depletion of ground water resources. ContentsHighlightsKey Features of the Programme Highlights The project supported by the World Bank called the “National Ground Water Read More…

Ladakh and J&K to come under Central Administrative Tribunal

On February 17, the Minister of State in the PMO (Prime Minister Office) announced that the Union Territory of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are to be brought under the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). The announcement was made by the Minister at the annual Conference of the tribunal. ContentsHighlightsWhat is Central Administrative Tribunal? Highlights The Read More…