Day: October 6, 2018

NMCG Partnered With TSAF To Launch Mission Gange

NMCG Partnered With TSAF To Launch Mission Gange National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) partnered with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) to launch a month-long rafting expedition of a team of 40 members which will be led by the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest Ms. Bachendri Pal. The meeting will conclude in Patna.

Swachh Survekshan Gramin Awards 2018 Announced

Swachh Survekshan Gramin Awards 2018 Announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave awards to top Ranked State, District and State with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2018 commissioned by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Overall Ranking:  (A) Top 3 States- 1. Haryana, 2. Gujarat, 3. Maharashtra. (B) Top 3 Districts-  […]

First Regional Conference On ‘Women In Detention And Access To Justice’ In Shimla

First Regional Conference On ‘Women In Detention And Access To Justice’ In Shimla The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs is organising the First ever Regional Conference at Shimla on ‘Women in Detention and Access to Justice’ in collaboration with the Prison Department, Himachal Pradesh on October 4-5, 2018. The Conference will […]

Experts says mutated virus might have killed Gujarat lions

Experts says mutated virus might have killed Gujarat lions Wildlife experts say that the death of 21 lions in the last month maybe because of a mutation in a virus. In 1994, the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) was responsible for an epidemic in the Serengeti region of Africa, where 1,000 lions died in 3 weeks. While the […]

India And ADB Sign $ 150 Million Loan Agreement To Support Indias First Global Skills Park

India And ADB Sign $ 150 Million Loan Agreement To Support Indias First Global Skills Park  Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $150 million Loan Agreement in New Delhi to establish a Global Skills Park (GSP) in Madhya Pradesh, the First Multi-Skills Park in India, to enhance the quality of […]

India ranked 28th among 73 countries in govt e-payment adoption: 2018 Visa Survey

India ranked 28th among 73 countries in govt e-payment adoption: 2018 Visa Survey 05 October 2018 Current Affairs: The Government E-Payments Adoption Ranking (GEAR), compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by payments company Visa ranked India as 28th country to progress in the digital transformation journey. India moved up to 28th in 2018, from […]

First Global Guidelines on Sanitation and Health launched by World Health organisation

First Global Guidelines on Sanitation and Health launched by World Health organisation   World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first Global Guidelines on Sanitation and Health. According to estimation, for every US$ 1 invested in sanitation a nearly six-fold return can be expected. The new guidelines are based on four principal recommendations. They are: Accessible toilets, for […]

ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar quits and Bakhshi takes over

ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar quits and Bakhshi takes over Chanda Kochhar, the MD and CEO of ICICI Bank, private sector lender, quit her position. This is after the bank’s appointment of a Srikrishna committee which is headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna (retd.).  The committee was to look into the allegations of conflict of interest against Ms.Kochhar. The committee […]

World Teachers Day is obseved on 5 October

World Teachers Day is obseved on 5 October  The theme for this year’s WTD is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,” The WTD 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring […]

Vladimir Putin arrived in New Delhi for the annual summit

Vladimir Putin arrived in New Delhi for the annual summit  Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in New Delhi for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The will discuss the Key regional and global issues including US sanctions on the import of Iranian crude oil and S-400 missile deal. Also, it is expected that Russia and India will be […]