Category: Current Affairs

National Productivity Day- 12 February

National Productivity Day- 12 February i. The National Productivity Council observed the National Productivity Day (NPD) on 12 February 2018. The council is also observing the National Productivity Week till  February 18. ii.  The theme for NPD 2018 is ‘Industry 4.0 Leapfrog Opportunity for India’.

Russia seeks ₹125 crore to repair INS Chakra

Russia seeks ₹125 crore to repair INS Chakra Russian authorities have demanded over $20 million for rectifying the damage suffered by nuclear submarine INS Chakra, which was dry-docked last week. Before INS Chakra, indigenously built nuclear ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant suffered extensive damage because of human error over a year ago. INS Chakra is a Russia-made, […]

India’s 1st Ever Highway Capacity Manual

India’s 1st Ever Highway Capacity Manual The Minister of Road Transport & Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari released India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) in Delhi. The manual is also known as Indo-HCM and it has been developed by CSIR. CSRI is developing it on the basis of an extensive, country-wide study of the traffic characteristics […]

World’s first robot ski competition held

World’s first robot ski competition held World’s first robot ski competition was held in South Korea in which self-operational humanoid skiers with two legs participated wearing skis. The robots were reportedly equipped with sensors, batteries and deep learning algorithms that allowed them to move on their own. Eight teams from local universities and tech firms […]

Gangolli won Chess Championship for the blind

Gangolli won Chess Championship for the blind Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai. The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB). At the end of the 13th round, Asian Championship winner, Gangolli became the champion for […]

Raje announces farm loan waiver for farmers

Raje announces farm loan waiver for farmers Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje announced a one-time loan waiver for small and marginal farmers up to ₹50,000 each from their outstanding short-term debt in the 2018-19 State budget presented in the Assembly. While this move will cost ₹8,000 crore to the State exchequer, no new taxes were imposed […]

Industrial activity posts robust growth

Industrial activity posts robust growth Industrial activity saw robust growth for the second consecutive month in December, with the Index of Industrial Production growing 7.07%. The rise follows strong growth in the manufacturing, capital goods, and consumer non-durables sectors, according to official data released. The Consumer Price Index quickened by 5.07% in that month.

Andhra’s Chandrababu is richest CM in India

Andhra’s Chandrababu is richest CM in India Andhra Pradesh’s Chandrababu Naidu is the richest Chief Minister in India with declared assets worth over ₹177 crore, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) stated. Naidu is followed by Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu with assets worth over ₹129 crore and Punjab’s Amarinder Singh with ₹48 crore. Tripura’s […]

M.P. agrees to shift six tigers to Odisha

M.P. agrees to shift six tigers to Odisha The Madhya Pradesh government has given an “in principle” nod to translocate three pairs of tigers to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The in-principle approval came after CM Shivraj Singh agreed to the Odisha government’s request for translocation of the big cats. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Wild […]

Air dispensary set to take off in Northeast

Air dispensary set to take off in Northeast The air dispensary service in the North East, which is the “brain child” of the Manipur Governor Najma Heptula, will be commissioned soon in Manipur and Meghalaya. Governor Ms. Heptulla said that she first came to know of the air dispensary in Australia during a visit there. […]