Current Affairs – February, 2019

Mahesh Elkunchwar to be honoured with META Lifetime Achievement Award

Eminent Indian playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar has been chosen for META Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. The award would be conferred on March 12 during the Mahindra Theater Festival. Mahesh Elkunchwar Mahesh Elkunchwar is regarded as one of the progressive playwrights of the country and is critically-acclaimed and widely-known for having experimented with a wide range of drama and Read More…

India hosts Global Digital Health Partnership Summit

The 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit being held at New Delhi was inaugurated by the Union Health Minister J P Nadda in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology. The summit provides an opportunity to support governments and health system reformers in improving Read More…

ESIC payroll data suggests 2 crore jobs created in 16 months

The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) payroll data released by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) suggests 2 crore jobs created in 16 months. The ESIC data is one of payroll numbers released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its reports based on people joining various social security schemes run by Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Read More…

India and Sweden to Increase Cooperation on Anti-Microbial Resistance R and D

The Swedish Health Minister Lena Hallengren after the meeting with Union Health Minister J P Nadda announced that  Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is really dangerous and India and Sweden intend to boost cooperation to tackle it. Cooperation to tackle Anti-Microbial Resistance India and Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the field of various issues, including AMR, communicable diseases Read More…

Government Approves Construction of more than 5 lakh Affordable Houses

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 560,695 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The approval was given by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The details of the projects approved are Read More…