Category: Current Affairs

Earthport appoints new India Head

Why in news ? Earthport, which runs a network for cross-border payments, has appointed Sandeep Guptaas its head of India. About news ? Gupta, who is based in Mumbai, will be responsible for leading the expansion of the business in the primary markets of India and Sri Lanka. Earthport has appointed Sandeep Gupta as its […]

No Gandhi Jayanti holiday in Rajasthan University this year

Why in news ? State universities in Rajasthan won’t be observing a holiday for Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 this year. About news ? The new holiday calendar issued by the office of Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh, also the chancellor of all state universities, has listed 24 holidays for the academic year 2017-18. In October, […]

9 year old Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest person to reach the 6,153 metres-high Mt Stok Kangri in Kashmir

Why in news ? The 9 year old Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest person to reach the summit of the 6,153 metres-high Mt Stok Kangri in Kashmir. About news ? Kaamya reached the peak by climbing 30 Km over a course of 3 days, with an altitude gain of 2,750 metres. In May 2017, Kaamya […]

Nation Tribute to Sri Aurobindo on 145th Birth Anniversary

Why in news ? India paid tributes to Sri Aurobindo on his 145th Birth Anniversary. About news ? Sri Aurobindo’s rich thoughts and grand vision for India continues to be a great source of inspiration. A spiritual reformer and philosopher,Sri Aurobindo had a major contribution in the Indian freedom struggle. Sri Aurobindo was born in […]

Home Minister Launches Live Twitter Wall on ‘Bharath Ke Veer’

Why in news ? Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the live twitter wall for promoting Bharat Ke Veer portal on the eve of 71st Independence Day. On the occasion, Mr Singh and Ministers of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Kiren Rijiju contributed their one month salary for Bharat Ke Veer corpus.  Mr Singh has handed over a cheque of […]

Indian Exports in July Grow Nearly 4 Percent Over Last Year

Why in news ? Indian exports in July at $22.5 billion recorded a growth of over 3.9 percent on the back of a healthy rise in shipments of engineering goods, petroleum products and chemicals, official data showed on Monday. India’s exports during the corresponding month of last year stood at $21.69 billion.

Indian boxers clinch 10 medals at Serbian tournament

Why in news ? India won 10 medals, including two gold, in the 6th Golden Glove women’s Boxing Tournamentat Vojvodina, Serbia. About news ? In all, India won two gold, four silver and four bronze medals. The gold-medalists were Jyoti(51kg) and Vanlalharitpuii(60kg). The silver medals were clinched byAnjali(48kg),Sakshi(54kg), Ashtha (69kg) and Anupama (81kg)Mandeep (57kg), Nisha […]

112 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel, members of paramilitary Forces

Why in news ? On the occasion of 71st Independence Day, 112 Gallantry Awards have been approved by the President Ram Nath Kovind for the Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces. It includes five Kirti Chakras, 17 Shaurya Chakras, 85 Sena Medals (Gallantry), three Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and two Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).  About news ? Havaldar Giris Gurung from first Gorkha Rifles who […]

Lalit Modi resigns from Rajasthan Cricket Association

Why in news ? Lalit Modi on Saturday resigned as the president of the Nagaur District Association, severing his ties with the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). About news ? The former IPL chairman and commissioner, expunged by the BCCI, had earlier refused to quit, prompting the cricket board to suspend the state association. And even […]

Ronaldo hit with five-match ban after shoving referee

Why in news ? Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid’s 3-1Spanish Super Cupfirst leg victory on Sunday, the Spanish Football Federation(RFEF) said on Monday. About news ? Ronaldo collected a yellow card for taking his shirt off before […]