Current Affairs – February, 2019

CBIC sets up Working Groups to Facilitate Exports, Curb Tax Evasion

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has constituted three working groups to suggest ways to facilitate exports, especially through e-commerce, and improve compliance by way of curbing tax evasion. The Working Groups would study and recommend measures to facilitate trade, promote exports and improve compliance. Mandate of Working Groups Export promotion and facilitation Read More…

Monkey Declared Vermin in Himachal Pradesh

The government of Himachal Pradesh has made an announcement regarding the announcement of  Monkey as Vermin for the period of one year in 11 districts of the state. Monkeys were declared as vermin in 38 tehsils and sub-tehsils of 10 districts in Himachal Pradesh. The period of this notification was extended for one year on December 20, Read More…

Gujarat Launches Second Edition of Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan

The government of Gujarat has launched the second edition of the water conservation scheme Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan. Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan The scheme aims to deepen water bodies in the state before monsoon to increase storage of rainwater to be used during times of scarcity. The scheme involves cleaning and desilting of Read More…

IOC Suspends India from Hosting Global Sporting Events

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended all discussions with India regarding hosting of global sporting events in the backdrop of denial of visas to the two Pakistani Shooters. The Pakistani shooters were supposed to participate in the 25m rapid fire pistol event in the ISSF World Cup. Contents of the IOC statement IOC notes that Read More…

Cheetahs from Namibia to be kept at Nauradehi Sanctuary: NTCA

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has stated in the Supreme Court that Spotted Cheetahs being translocated from Namibia would be kept at Nauradehi sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. NTCA even stated that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  has given no objection for the translocation and the decision to reintroduce spotted cheetahs in Read More…