Current Affairs - January, 2019

India Ratings report on state’s finances: Key Facts

A Fitch Group company, India Ratings has released its report on states finances. The important findings of the report are: Loan waiver and other support measures for farmers are expected to raise the aggregate fiscal deficit of states to 3.2 per cent in 2018-19. Further, the fiscal deficit would increase by 40 basis points (100 Read More…

Godavari-Cauvery link project

The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari announced that the Centre would soon take up a major project to Link Rivers Godavari and Cauvery. The detailed project report for linking rivers Godavari-Krishna-Pennar-Cauvery has been finalised and will be presented before the cabinet soon for approval. Objectives of the Project Read More…

Study on impact of unplanned development on Ecology of Central Western Ghats

An Indian Research team comprising of T V Ramachandra and S Bharath (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore); S Vinay and A. Shashishankar (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India) undertook a study to examine the possible impact of unplanned development on Ecology of  Central Western Ghats. The study focussed on River Kali that originates in Uttara Kannada Read More…

SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on listing of plea challenging Article 35-A

The Supreme Court has announced that it would take ‘in-chamber’ decision on listing of plea challenging Article 35-A. ‘In-chamber’ decision refers to a process of decision making where the orders are issued from the Justice’s chambers without a formal court proceeding. Article 35A of the Indian Constitution Article 35A empowers the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature to decide who all are Read More…

Global Talent Competitive Index: Key Facts

The Global Talent Competitive Index prepared by the INSEAD business school in partnership with Tata Communications and Adecco Group was released on the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2019. The Global Talent Competitive Index measures how countries and cities grow, attract and retain talent, ranking 125 countries and 114 cities across all Read More…