Category: Current Affairs

Ramphal Pawar appointed as Director of NCRB

Ramphal Pawar appointed as Director of NCRB The government of India appointed Ramphal Pawar as Director of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). He is the former Joint Secretary of NATGRID. He is the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from West Bengal cadre. NCRB​ is an Indian government agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as […]

ICC ropes in Royal Stag as official sponsor

ICC ropes in Royal Stag as official sponsor The International Cricket Council (ICC) has roped in Royal Stag as the official sponsor for the next five years. The partnership, which runs through 2023, will cover international events, including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup and ICC World Test Championship. ICC currently also […]

Loan agreement signed between India and ADB

Loan agreement signed between India and ADB India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $60 million loan agreement on 13 December 2018. The loan aims to continue financing riverbank protection works, renovation of flood embankments and community-based flood risk management activities in critically flood-prone areas along the Brahmaputra river in Assam. The loan is […]

Amitav Ghosh honoured with ‘Jnanpith Award’

Amitav Ghosh honoured with ‘Jnanpith Award’ Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with the ‘Jnanpith Award’ 2018 for outstanding contribution towards literature. The decision was taken in a meeting of Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by eminent novelist, scholar and Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray. He is known for a series of novels such as […]

India’s first private UAV factory inaugurated

India’s first private UAV factory inaugurated India’ first private sector unit for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) opened at Adani Aerospace Park in Hyderabad. The Adani Aerospace Park facility has been built by the Adani Group and Israel-based Elbit Systems. The facility will develop ‘Hermes 900’ medium altitude long-endurance UAVs for the Indian and global […]

Chiefs of IB and RAW gets six months extension

Chiefs of IB and RAW gets six months extension The Chiefs of Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing Rajiv Jain and Anil K Dhasmana respectively got extensions of six months each on 14 December 2018. The decision to extend the tenure of the two intelligence chiefs by six months was taken due to the […]

1st Workshop on Explosives Detection held

1st Workshop on Explosives Detection held The first National Workshop on Explosives Detection was inaugurated at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune on 14 December 2018. A trace explosive detection device, ‘OPX-Revelator’, developed by HEMRL was also unveiled during the workshop. The OPX Revelator is a portable, miniaturised, an electronic detector capable of […]

Ashok Kumar Singh assumes charge of secretary

Ashok Kumar Singh assumes charge of secretary Ashok Kumar Singh has assumed charge as Secretary of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on 14 December 2018. Dr Nand Kumar Sai is the chairperson of NCST. He is the former Additional Secretary of Lok Sabha Secretariat. NCST investigates and monitors all matters relating to the safeguards provided for […]

Women Transforming India Awards 2018

Women Transforming India Awards 2018 Government think-tank NITI Aayog will organise the 3rd edition of the ‘Women Transforming India Awards’ 2018 on 16 December 2018. It will also launch the upgraded portal of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will present the awards and launch the portal. The awards were instituted to recognise […]

1st state to have a law banning ‘sextortion’

1st state to have a law banning ‘sextortion’ Jammu and Kashmir have become the first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council approved the amendment of ‘Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, […]