Category: Current Affairs

Navy chief Lanba begins tour of Mozambique, Tanzania

Why in news ? Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba July 23rd began an eight-day-long two-nation tour of Mozambique and Tanzania with an aim of exploring new avenues of bilateral defence cooperation. About news ? Admiral Lanba, who also heads the powerful Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), will visit first Mozambique.  Later on his tour, Admiral […]

Brenda Hale appointed as UK supreme court’s first female president

Why in news ? Brenda Hale has been appointed as the first female president of theUK supremecourt the senior-most judge of the country. About news ? Hale, 72, will take charge as the head of Britain’s top judging panel in September following the retirement of current President, Lord Neuberger.  She has served as Neuberger’s deputy […]

The Chief Minister Dr Mukul launches Mission Football in the state at JN Stadium

Why in news ? The Chief Minister, Dr MukulM Sangma launched Meghalaya Mission Football in a grand ceremony at JN Sports Complex, Shillong. About news ? During the occasion, Dr. Mukul Sangma stated that through this mission the future of Meghalaya can be foreseen when the State will be connected with the rest of the […]

HS Prannoy beats Parupalli Kashyap to lift US Open badminton title

Why in news ? Indian shuttler HS Prannoy clinched the US Open Grand Prix Gold tournament after defeating compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in the final on Sunday. About news ? It was third Grand Prix Gold title of badminton. The 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold was the eleventh Grand Prix’s badminton tournament of the 2017 […]

India ranks 132 in commitment to narrow income inequality

Why in news ? India has been ranked 132nd among 152 nations in a new index tracking commitment to reducing income inequality.  About news ? Sweden led the index while Nigeria remained the worst performer. India ranked 132nd out of 152 countries on the inaugural “Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index” released by international NGO Oxfam […]

India lose Women’s World Cup 2017 final to England by 9 runs

Why in news ? In a heartbreaking end to a fantastic run, India on Sunday lost the Women’s World Cup final to England by nine runs at Lord’s in London. About news ? India lost to England by nine runs in the International Cricket Council(ICC) Women’s World Cupfinal at Lord’s in London. The country England […]

Former ISRO Chairman U R Rao passes away at 85

Why in news ? Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman and internationally renowned space scientist Professor U R Rao passed away in the wee hours of Monday at his residence in Bengaluru, news agency. About news ? Prof Rao is credited with having played an instrumental role in building up Indian satellite programmes right […]

Iran and Iraq Sign Accord to Increase Military Cooperation to Counter Extremism

Why in news ? Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against “terrorism and extremism,” Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington. About news ? The MoU encourages the promotion of interaction and share of experiences in the fight against […]

Government launches ‘SHe-box’ portal for sexual harassment complaints

Why in news ? The women and child development (WCD) ministry on Monday launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace. About news ? The SHe-box (Sexual Harassment Electronic box)is available for the Private Sector as well. We just need to […]

US citizens ban from travelling to North Korea

Why in news ? The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from traveling to North Korea due to the risk of “long-term detention” in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. About news ? The United States announced that the government will […]