Current Affairs – February, 2020

NITI Aayog Report: 28% of Aadhaar based payment are going to wrong accounts

The NITI Aayog has released a progress report on National Nutrition Mission (Poshan Abhiyaan). According to the report, one in three Aadhaar based payments was credited to a wrong bank account, especially in Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. Highlights This is the second report prepared by the think tank. The report was prepared and released Read More…

PM Kisan Mobile App launched to succeed “Doubling Farmer Income by 2022”

The successful completion of one year of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is being celebrated on February 24, 2020. In order to commemorate its success, PM Kisan Mobile app was launched by the Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. Highlights The application helps farmers to learn about their payment status, their eligibility Read More…

February 24: Central Excise Day

Every year, on February 24, the Central Excise Day is being celebrated by Central Board of Excise and Customs all over India. The day is being celebrated to honour the service of Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country. Highlights The day is also celebrated to honour the officers associated with CBEC Read More…

Facts Box: Thal Sena Bhawan, the new Army Headquarters

The Defence Minister Rajanth Singh recently laid foundation stone to construct a new Army Headquarters in Delhi Cantontment. The building has been named “Thal Sena Bhawan”. Highlights The building is designed as a rising sun and is spread over 39 acres. The new department that integrates army, navy and air force is to be placed Read More…

Artificial Intelligence based Chatbot ASKDISHA launched by the Railways

The Indian Railways recently launched Artificial Intelligence based chatbot called “ASKDISHA”. The chatbot will interact with the Railway customers in Hindi language resolving their queries. Highlights The Chatbot was initially launched in 2018 in English. Now, the chatbot has been empowered to converse in Hindi. The bot handles more than 3.000 inquiries. There are further Read More…