Category: Current Affairs

India signed defence cooperation with Germany and Sweden

India signed defence cooperation with Germany and Sweden India concluded defence cooperation andsecurity protection agreements with Germany and Sweden during the ongoing visit of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The agreement for security protection agreement between the two countries was signed by India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Peter Hultqvist, Swedish Minister for Defence. The agreement […]

NASAs Opportunity rover declared dead by NASA

NASAs Opportunity rover declared dead by NASA During 14 years of intrepid exploration acrossMars, NASA’s Opportunity rover advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet but it has analyzed its last soil sample. In June 2018, NASA lost contact with the rover during a dust storm. It was declared officially […]

L&T Info to buy Germany’s N+P for 28 mn euro

L&T Info to buy Germany’s N+P for 28 mn euro Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. (LTI) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany’s Nielsen+Partner (N+P), an independent Temenos WealthSuite specialist, for €28 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, which includes upfront consideration and a performance-based earn-out. N+P is a leading partner of Temenos in […]

Cabinet approves unified regulator for IFSCs

Cabinet approves unified regulator for IFSCs The Cabinet has approved the setting up of a unified authority that would regulate all the financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSC). Currently, the banking, capital markets and insurance sectors in IFSCs are regulated by multiple regulators, i.e. RBI, SEBI and IRDAI. This will be done through […]

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launches second phase of Pasupu-Kumkuma scheme, welfare pension

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launches second phase of Pasupu-Kumkuma scheme, welfare pension The second phase of Pasupu-Kumkuma (Turmeric-Kumkum) scheme and welfare pensions was launched by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Chandrababu Naidu. Around 94 Lakh DWCRA (Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas) women will be given Rs 10000 in three installments under the Pasupu-Kumkuma […]

Indus River Dolphin declared Punjabs State aquatic animal

Indus River Dolphin declared Punjabs State aquatic animal Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh declared one of the rarest mammal, Indus River Dolphin, which is only found in Beas River, as Punjab State Aquatic Animal. Chief Minister constituted a committee comprised eminent members of the State Board of Wildlife, including Major AP Singh, Hardit Singh Sidhu, Col. P.S. Grewal […]

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 73,000 assault rifles from US

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 73,000 assault rifles from US Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved the procurement of around 73000 Sig Sauer rifles from United States of America under fast track procurement mode in a major move towards infantry modernization. USA will have to deliver the Sig Sauer rifles which is used by US forces as well […]

Qatar won their First-ever Asian Cup Title In Football by defeating Japan

Qatar won their First-ever Asian Cup Title In Football by defeating Japan Qatar won its first major soccer title by beating four-time champion Japan 3-1 in the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup held in United Arab Emirates(UAE). Sudan born Almoez Ali, became the first player to score nine goals at a single Asian Cup. He […]

Sana Mir becomes first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is

Sana Mir becomes first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is Former Pakistan women’s cricket team skipper Sana Mir became the first Asian woman cricketer to play hundred T20 international matches. The 33-year-old reached the milestone when she walked into the field for the ongoing third and final T20I against West Indies in Karachi. Sana is the sixth […]

Rishi Kumar Shukla is appointed as Director of CBI

Rishi Kumar Shukla is appointed as Director of CBI The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla as Director, CBI, for a period of two years. Shukla is at present Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation in Bhopal.  The CBI chief’s post has been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit […]