Current Affairs - December, 2019

Milk Price Rise in India

On December 14, 2019, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul) and Mother Dairy (owned by National Diary Development Board) increased MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of their pouched milk by Rs 2 per litre. Why the price rise? The two main reasons behind the price hike is partly structural and partly weather related. The months between Read More…

CII organizes “Steeling India-2019”

On December 16, 2019, the Confederation of Indian Industry organized “Steeling India 2019” conference, a drive to increase metal intensity in key sectors. Union Minister for Steel, Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the conference. Highlights The session focused on key industries namely automobile, infrastructure, railway, water, irrigation and housing. It discussed Read More…

ITBP becomes first among CAPF to launch a matrimonial site for its staff

In a first of its kind move, the border guarding paramilitary force of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has started a dedicated matrimonial site for its staff. This is the first -ever dedicated and well-managed matrimony portal among Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). A link for the unique portal was launched on 9 December on the Read More…

Vijay Diwas celebrated across India

On December 16, 2019, India commemorated its victory over Pakistan in the war of 1971. India fought against Pakistan helping Bangladesh obtain its freedom and won the war. On the very same day, Bangladesh celebrates its independence. Highlights In order to commemorate India’s victory and to pay tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Read More…

What is Disha Act, the new law of Andhra Pradesh?

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has recently passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill, 2019 (now, Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019). Disha is the name given to the veterinarian who was raped and murdered in Hyderabad on 27 November and sparked an outrage across country. Recently, Delhi Commission of Women Chief Swati Maliwal has Read More…