Current Affairs – October, 2019

October 5: World Teachers Day

The World Teachers Day is commemorated by UNESCO since 1994. It is on this day the Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers was adopted in 1966. In 1997, Status of Higher – Education Teaching Personnel was adopted. SDG 4 adopted on Education recognizes teachers as a key to the achievement of Education 2030 agenda. Since Read More…

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Goa Maritime Conclave, 2019

The Goa Maritime Conclave was inaugurated by the National Security Advisor of India Sri. Ajith Kumar. Theme of the conclave: Common Maritime Priorities in IOR and need for Regional Maritime Strategy The Conclave was held under three sessions. It focused on capacity building of IOR (Indian Ocean Region) Navies to encounter emerging maritime threats Why Read More…

FSSAI launches ‘Trans Fat Free’ logo

Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan launched the ‘Trans Fat Free’ logo of FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) at 8th International Chefs’ Conference held in New Delhi. Key Highlights Food Facilities or Establishments that use trans-fat free fats/oil as well as do not have industrial trans-fat over 0.2g per 100g of food, Read More…

Cabinet approves new strategic disinvestment process

On 4th October, 2019, Cabinet approved new process of strategic disinvestment to privatize selected PSUs – Public Sector Units. The process was approved by PM Modi under which DIPAM – Department of Investment and Public Asset Management operating under Ministry of Finance will be the nodal agency to implement the process. The PSUs to be Read More…

Rapid spread of Dengue fever in Telangana

In the last 10 days, around 1,700 cases of Dengue were reported in multiple districts of Telangana. The state received rains for few days that washed away the mosquito larvae collected in dumps and stagnant water. Causes Changes in rainfall pattern, rise in humidity level and long spell of warmer temperatures are the main reasons Read More…