Category: Current Affairs

Smriti Mandhana Tops Womens ODI Batting Record

Smriti Mandhana Tops Womens ODI Batting Record 04 February 2019 Current Affairs: India’s Smriti Mandhanaattained top in the ICC ODI rankings for batswomen, she grabs the first position after the match against New Zealand, whereas Ellyse Perry followed her in the second position and Indian ODI skipper Mithali Raj in the fifth position. In the ODI […]

International World Cancer Day celebrated on 4th February

International World Cancer Day celebrated on 4th February The world celebrates the World Cancer Day on 4th February. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The aim is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The main goal is […]

P.S.Krishnan is to receive K.Veeramani Award

P.S.Krishnan is to receive K.Veeramani Award K.Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2018 will be conferred on P.S. Krishnan, former Secretary, Government of India. Dravidar Kazhagam leader Veeramani will felicitate the awardee at a function in New Delhi. About the award: Periyar International Inc., (USA) gives an annual award for outstanding contributions to Social Justice, which is named his honor.  Mr.V.P.Singh, former […]

P.V.Bharathi appointed as the MD and CEO of Corporation Bank

P.V.Bharathi appointed as the MD and CEO of Corporation Bank The government has appointed P.V.Bharathi as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Corporation Bank. Earlier she has served as the Executive Director of Canara Bank. Corporation Bank is public-sector banking The company headquartered in Mangaluru, India. She took charge on February 1, 2019. The bank has a pan-Indian presence.  The bank […]

Kerala State sets up Price Monitoring and Research Unit

Kerala State sets up Price Monitoring and Research Unit Kerala has become the first State to set up a Price Monitoring and Research Unit (PMRU). This unit will track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO). The move comes more than five years after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)proposed such […]

US envoy held talk with his Korean counterpart

US envoy held talk with his Korean counterpart The U.S. special representative on North Korea, Stephen Biegun arrived in Seoul and held talks with his counterpart Lee Do-hoon. They discussed the pending issues including working-level talks with North Korea.  The talk with North and South Koreans is ahead of the second summit between President Donald Trump and the North’s Kim Jong-un. […]

Taliban to meet Afghan Opposition leaders in Moscow

Taliban to meet Afghan Opposition leaders in Moscow The Taliban said that it plans to send a delegation to Russiafor a rare meeting with Afghan Opposition leaders. This is just days after peace talks with the U.S. that excluded the Kabul government. The two-day talk in Moscow will be attended by some of President Ashraf Ghani’s chief political rivals, but none of […]

Padma Shri R.B.Patil passed away

Padma Shri R.B.Patil passed away Padma Shri R.B. Patil, 93-year-old, passed away in Hubballi. He established North Karnataka’s first comprehensive centre for cancer in 1977 from voluntary donations.  Dr.Patil completed his education in England and continued to see patients until recently before his health deteriorated. The mortal remains of the surgeon were kept at his nursing home in […]

Bihar approved approved a draft Bill on providing 10% quota to the EWS

Bihar approved approved a draft Bill on providing 10% quota to the EWS The Bihar Cabinet has approved a draft Bill on providing 10% quota in government jobs and educational institutions to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among the general category. The Bill is set to be tabled before the bicameral State legislature during the budget session beginning February 11.  The state government […]

Tamil Nadu State approved Rs.158 crore for drinking water supply scheme

Tamil Nadu State approved Rs.158 crore for drinking water supply scheme Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamisanctioned Rs.158 crore for taking up drinking water supply schemes across the State. This approval is in view of the below normal rainfall during the north-east monsoon.  While Rs.122 crore has been earmarked to Chennai Metro Water to take up suitable drinking water supply works, another […]