Current Affairs - December, 2019

Data Protection bill approved by the cabinet

The Cabinet on December 4, 2019 approved Data Protection bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha. The bill lays down legal framework to preserve sanctity in data sharing. The Draft of the bill was released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2018. Key features of the bill The bill provides rules for Read More…

RBI fifth bi-monthly Monetary Policy released

The Reserve Bank of India on December 5, 2019, released its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for the year 2019-20. Highlights According to the policy, the repo rate was unchanged at 5.15%. Last time, it was cut by 135 basis points to a 9-year low. Accordingly, the reverse repo rate stood at 4.9% and the Read More…

India 5th worst country in terms of invasive use of biometric data

According to a new report from Comparitech, a Britain-based tech research firm, India is fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and United States in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data. Methodology: The study was conducted based on- 50 different countries were anlaysed to find out where biometrics are being taken, what Read More…

Goa to host 2nd edition of Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit 2019

The 2nd edition of Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit is being organized in Goa on 6-7 December 2019 for Fund Managers and Limited Partners of Top Global Venture Capital (VC) Firms. The summit is being organized by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in Read More…

Pacific Air Chiefs’ Symposium 2019 being held in Hawaii

The Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is set to participate in Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2019 (PACS 2019) being held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii (a state of USA). Theme for 2019’s symposium is: ‘A Collaborative Approach to Regional Security’. About Pacific Air Chiefs’ Symposium Read More…