Current Affairs – August, 2018

Core industries growth quickens to 6.7% in June 2018

As per data released by Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, index of eight core industries expanded to 7-month high of 6.7% in June 2018. This was due to better performance by cement, refinery and coal sectors of the index. The previous high was witnessed in November 2017 at 6.9%. The growth rate in May Read More…

Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy

Rajasthan became first state in the country to implement National Policy on Biofuels unveiled by Union Government in May 2018. Its implementation was approved by high-power Biofuel Authority. It was also decided that dtate Government will release Biofuel Rules, 2018. Key Facts Under this policy, State Government will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds Read More…

WHO instructs India to keep lens on tourist for SARS-like virus

As instructed by the WHO, India is keeping a close watch on incoming tourists, fearing transmission of a new respiratory virus that belongs to the same family as the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The WHO has instructed member countries, under the international health regulations, against screening this virus at point of entry. The Read More…