India Current Affairs - 2020

Key Points: PM Modi’s address to UN General Assembly

PM Modi’s first speech before the UNGA has been commended by his supporters and critics alike. He touched upon various topics concerning India and the world in his address, which was delivered in Hindi. The speech which lasted a little more than thirty minutes was read from a prepared text, and some parts were extempore Read More…

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan approved by Cabinet

The Union Cabinet has granted its approval for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) which will be officially launched on October 2, 2014. The main goal of the programme is a clean India with all gram panchayats being open defecation free by 2019. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) will last a span of five years and Read More…

Justice H.L.Dattu sworn in as 42nd Chief Justice of India

Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was sworn in as the CJI (Chief Justice of India) by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. He succeeds Justice R.M.Lodha, who was also appointed this year in April. Justice Dattu began his career in 1975 in Bangalore, Karnataka where he practiced civil, criminal, tax and constitutional law. From 1983, he Read More…

PM Modi’s UN Speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known for his speech truly enthralled the world. The PM opened his speech with a tribute to the ancient civilisations of India from which basic philosophy of India of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, or world family, draws strength. He lived up to all standards of internationalism even though sticking to Read More…

Justice Dattu sworn-in as the new CJI

President Pranab Mukherjee has administered the oath of office on Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu as the Chief Justice of India. 63-year-old Justice Dattu took oath at a brief ceremony held at the chandeliered Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prominent figures like Vice President Hamid Ansari, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, Union ministers Read More…