Current Affairs – June, 2019

Indian engineer wins Innovation for Sustainable Development Award

An Indian engineer named Nitesh Kumar Jangir won 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London, United Kingdom (UK). He won the award in People category, for creating a low-cost breathing support device called ‘Saans’ for premature babies. Key Highlights The award was presented by Prince Harry (Duke of Sussex), Youth Ambassador of Read More…

ICANN, NASSCOM collaborate to develop technology, standards for IoT

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global internet body and and Indian apex body for IT industry NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) announced collaboration for working in developing standards and identifier technology that will feed into the global consultation for managing Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and infrastructure using internet. Key Read More…

Govt. restores ‘ration in kind’ provision to military officers in peace areas

The Government of India has approved Union Ministry of Defence proposal for restoration of ‘ration in kind’ to military officers stationed in peace areas. This is one of the first major decisions taken by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after he assumed the new portfolio role in Modi government’s 2nd term. Key Highlights Background: On 1 Read More…

ACC Approves extension of Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi as DGFT

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension of Senior bureaucrat Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi by over 3 months, in central deputation as Director General (DG), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Key Highlights A. V. Chaturvedi is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre. He was given extension beyond 18 June 2019 Read More…

Centre to remove Minimum Education requirement for Transport Drivers

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to remove requirement of minimum educational qualification (class 8th pass) for transport vehicle drivers in country. Key Highlights Background: Currently, as per the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver must need to have passed Class VIII. Initially, Haryana state government had Read More…