Current Affairs - November, 2019

NIFTEM to conduct National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs

Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to organise ‘National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs’. The event will be planned and organized through National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Sonepat, Haryana. NIFTEM Vice Chancellor has agreed to Read More…

1st International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience

The 1st International Conference on ‘Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience – 2019’ was held in New Delhi.  It was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy.  International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience Objective: To bring together all stakeholders including relevant ministries, organizations, departments, universities, as well as experts Read More…

Shipping Ministry approves Loktak Inland Waterways Project in Manipur

Union Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has approved long pending demand of Government of Manipur for development of Loktak Inland Waterways Project in the north eastern state. The request for development of this project was made by L Susindro Meitei, Chairman of Loktak Development Authority and MLA Khurai in Manipur. Key Highlights Government of India approved Read More…

Global Diplomacy Index 2019

The 2019 Global Diplomacy Index was released by Sydney-based Lowy Institute. The index gives the latest statistics and marking about how the world’s diplomatic networks are expanding and, in certain cases, shrinking. The index ranked 61 countries across the world. Key Highlights of Index China now has more diplomatic posts across the world than United Read More…

Cabinet approves extension of norms for mandatory packaging in jute materials

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has accorded its approval for mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for Jute Year 2019-20. The scope of mandatory packaging norms under Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987 has been retained by Union Government as per 2018. Cabinet decision mandates that 100% of food grains and Read More…