Category: Current Affairs

Indian U-15 football team claim SAFF Championships title

Why in news ? The Indian U-15 football team completed a brilliant comeback win over Nepal to win the SAFF U-15 (South Asian Football Federation) Championships in Kathmandu. About news ? They were trailing 0-1 at the interval, but second half goals from Lalrokima and Vikram clinched the trophy for the Indian side. Bangladesh’s Foysal Ahmed […]

Hamilton Wins Belgian Grand Prix

Why in news ? Mercedes’ British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton registered his 58th career race win after claiming the Belgian Grand Prix title. About news ? Hamilton’s rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came second, while Daniel Ricciardo was placed third. With the win, Hamilton has cut Vettel’s lead at the top of the drivers’ championship […]

Airtel Ties up with Symantec

Why in news ? The country’s largest telecom services provider,Bharti Airtel, entered into a partnership with Symantec Corp,the world’s leading cyber security company, to serve the growing cyber security requirements of businesses in India. About news ? It will provide protection and prevention of online threats in an increasingly digitally connected world. According to the […]

Baba Ram Rahim Sentenced 10 Years of Imprisonment

Why in news ? Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years of imprisonment. About news ? The sentencing came three days after the CBI court in Panchkula convicted Singh in a 2002 rape case. A three-tier security ring was set up around the district jail. […]

P V Sindhu Won Silver at World Badminton Championship 2017

Why in news ? PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Badminton Championship 2017. About news ? She lost the historic match against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in an epic final,in Glasgow, Scotland. In the longest match of the tournament, Sindhu lost (19-21 22-20 20-22) after battling hard for one hour and 49 minutes. For […]

Island of Tuvalu World’s Least Visited Country: UN Report

Why in news ? According to a report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),the island of Tuvalu was the least visited countryin 2016. About news ? According to the report, 2,000 people visited Tuvalu in 2016, while 1,000 people visited the country in 2014.  Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is 4.6 […]

Sushma Swaraj Inaugurated 1st ‘Videsh Bhavan’ in Mumbai

Why in news ? External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the country’s first ‘Videsh Bhavan’. About news ? The Bhavan integrates all offices of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in Maharashtra It is located in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai. As a first pilot project, four offices of MEA – Regional Passport Office […]

Rural Games to Take Place in Delhi

Why in news ? Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Mr. Vijay Goel announced thatthe first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav will kick-start from Delhi. About news ? The Rural Games will aim at popularising the indigenous games like wrestling, athletics etc. and will also have fun games like Matka […]

Arun Jaitley hands over LRSAM to Indian Navy

Why in news ? Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM)jointly developed by India and Israel, to the Indian Navy, at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL). About news ? LRSAM is an advanced combat suit for missile defence against air targets and missiles, and has full capabilities of air and surface surveillance, […]

Two-day Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo

Why in news ? External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in which Sri Lankan prime minister and the president are among key speakers. About news ? The theme of the conference is peace, progress, and prosperity. It will see participation from […]