Current Affairs – December, 2016

Anil Baijal appointed as Lt Governor of Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed former bureaucrat Anil Baijal (70) as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He will succeed Najeeb Jung who had resigned before completion of his term and is returning to teaching profession.  About  Anil Baijal He is retired IAS officer of 1969 batch of the Union Territory cadre. He had served Read More…

Viral V Acharya appointed as RBI Deputy Governor

The Union Government has appointed Viral V Acharya (42) as new Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).  He will have regular three-year tenure. His appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. He will fill the post that fell vacant Read More…

Tribal development remains poor: Tribal Ministry report

According to recently released annual report of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the tribal population in India lags behind other social groups on various social parameters. The tribal population lags in parameters such as child mortality and infant mortality and women’s health, education, poverty etc. Key Highlights of report Vast majority of tribal population Read More…

Kerala to seek Union government’s approval for using deer antlers in Ayurveda medicines

The Kerala Government has approached the Union Government for allowing use of antlers of spotted deer and sambar of Ayurveda medicines. In this regard, Kerala State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) under chairmanship of CM Pinarayi Vijayan has forwarded proposal to National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) and Ministry of Environment and Forests. SBWL is seeking suitable Read More…

Union Government gives nod for apex corridor development body

The Union Government has approved the re-designation of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMICPTF) as National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust (NICDIT). NICDIT will be the apex body to oversee integrated development of all industrial corridors across the country. It will implement all the five proposed industrial corridors, together covering 15 Read More…