Current Affairs - January, 2019

Milan 2020: Indian Navy to host multi-nation military drill

On January 10, 2020, Indian Navy will be hosting military drill called ‘Milan 2020’ at Visakhapatnam, The City of Destiny. MILAN stands for ‘Multilateral Naval Exercise’. The Event will witness the participation of several countries. Apart from a large number of ships, senior dignitaries are also expected to take part in various functions and visit Read More…

Horticulture Production in India

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has released the final estimates for 2017-18 and the first estimates for 2018-19 of area and production of horticulture crops. Findings from the Estimates The important findings from the estimates are: India’s horticulture production is estimated to rise by 1 per cent to record 314.67 million tonnes in Read More…

Renaming of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been renamed as the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. Mandate for the Newly Named Department The newly named department will work under the Union Ministry of Commerce. The order issued by the President states that the department would deal with matters related to Read More…

Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal awarded Carnot Prize

The Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal has been awarded the Carnot Prize 2018 for the transformational changes brought by him during his tenure as Union Minister of Power. Piyush Goyal during his tenure as Union Minister of Power, coal, new and renewable energy, and mines brought in transformational changes in the Power Read More…

Damper for India’s entry into NSG

In the backdrop of the meeting of the P5 (UK, US, France, Russia and People’s Republic of China) to discuss issues related to nuclear disarmament, China has again reiterated its previous stand that India’s accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is pre-requisite for its membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) or else there should Read More…