Current Affairs - November, 2019

National Intelligence Grid will begin operating from December 31, 2020

On 20 November, 2019, it was announced in Lok Sabha that the ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will begin by December 31. 2020. National Intelligence Grid The NATGRID is a counter terrorism Programme. The grid connects databases of core security agencies of India. It utilizes technologies like Big Data to study and analyze huge Read More…

5th India – Europe 29 Business Forum held in New Delhi

The 5th edition of India-Europe 29 Business Forum was recently held at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi from 20 to 21 November 2019. It was organized by industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Union Ministry of External Affairs. It saw participation of some 400 delegates from 29 European countries. The focus sectors Read More…

Strategic Disinvestment of BPCL and 4 other PSUs

The Cabinet of PM Narendra Modi approved disinvestment of BPCL along with Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL) and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). The GoI has agreed to sell its stakes in the above PSUs Highlights The GoI plans to sell Read More…

Cabinet approves Patent Prosecution Highway programme

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for adoption of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme. It will be adopted by Indian Patent Office (IPO) under Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, India (CGPDTM), Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries with patent offices of various other interest countries or Read More…

Cabinet approves Recycling of Ships bill, 2019

The Union Cabinet on 20th November, 2019 approved the proposal for enactment of Recycling of Ships bill, 2019. It also nodded to the Hong Kong International Convention for safe and environment sound recycling of ships. Background India is one of the leaders of ship recycling industry with a share of 30% of the market. According Read More…