Current Affairs – October, 2019

India, Saudi Arabia signs MoU to launch RuPay card in kingdom

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabia to launch the RuPay card in the country. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between the two countries for the purpose. The step will benefit not only 2.6 million Indians in Read More…

OCI can now apply for National Pension System

The Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) will now be eligible to apply for National Pension System (NPS) at par with Non Resident Indians (NRIs). The permission to permit OCI to enroll in NPS was given by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). The decision is one of the endeavours of PFRDA towards promoting and Read More…

National Health Profile 2019 Released

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released the 14th National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 on October 30, 2019. The NHP is prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). It was first published in 2005. Significance The Data is important in understanding the needs and issues of the population Also, it helps Read More…

Malware detected in NPCIL system, isolated

As per Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), a malware was identified in state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) system at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), Tamil Nadu. The matter was conveyed to the DAE by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on 4 September 2019 and was immediately investigated by DAE specialists. Key Read More…

National Symposium on United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

On October 30, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized National Symposium on the following theme Theme: United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Highlights The event was inaugurated by the Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The minister also signed the “Call to Action to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2021” Significance The Read More…