Current Affairs - December, 2019

India secures loan from Germany to develop an energy-efficient housing programme

India has secured a US $277 million (about Rs.1,900 crore) loan from Germany to establish an energy-efficient housing programme in the country. The loan agreement was signed between State Bank of India (SBI) and Germany’s KfW Development Bank for US $277 million to establish an energy-efficient housing programme in India. About SBI-KfW agreement for Energy-Efficient Read More…

Amitabha Bagchi wins 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Author Amitabha Bagchi has won DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019, for his novel ‘Half the Night is Gone’. It is Bagchi’s third novel. A major part of Half The Night Is Gone, is based in old-forgotten world of scheming zamindars, dubious morals and a man lamenting lost opportunities. His attention to detail ensures Read More…

Sridhar Patra appointed CMD of NALCO

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Sridhar Patra as the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO). He has been appointed as CMD of NALCO till the date of his superannuation, i.e. on 31 October 2024 r until further orders, whichever is earlier. At Read More…

Lt General Manoj Mukund: The Next Army Chief

Lt General Manoj Mukund Naravane is set to become the next chief of the Indian army. The three-year tenure of the current Army Chief Bipin Rawat ends on December 31 as he retires. However, GoI is yet to announce the name of the first Chief of Defence Staff as announced by PM Modi in his Read More…

DDA Portal 2 for registration of properties in unauthorised colonies launched

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri formally launched DDA Portal 2 in New Delhi. Now, the residents of 1,731 unauthorised colonies can register their details and upload their documents for verification in the given portal to apply for ownership rights. About 8,268 citizens have already registered on Portal 2 ever since it became Read More…