Category: Current Affairs

315th Sainik Rest House opened in Delhi

Why in news ? Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday inaugurated the 315th Sainik Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) here aimed to provide facilities for former servicemen. About news ? The rest house built at Naraina tri-junction near Delhi Cantonment area in west Delhi at a cost of around Rs 8 crores. […]

Union Government launches mobile app Aarambh for road maintenance

Why in news ? The Union Government on 24 July 2017 introduced a mobile app Aarambh for road maintenance. About news ? The app was launched by Narendra SinghTomar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj,Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation, and Deborah Greenfield, Deputy Director General (Policy) of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It aims at […]

13,872 villages electrified under rural scheme DDUGJY says Piyush Goyal in Rajya Sabha

Why in news ? Union Government Shri Piyush Goyal confirmed that 13,872 villages electrified till 30th June 2017 in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, AndhraPradesh and Sikkim are the states where 100% villages are electrified till date. About news ? The Decentralized Distributed Generation (DDG) scheme, under Deen […]

Boxer Sachin Siwach wins gold at Commonwealth Youth Games

Why in news ? World Youth Champion Sachin Siwach on Sunday clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games after defeating Welsh boxer James Nathan Prober 4-1 in the final. About news ? Siwach, who won gold last year, was the only one of the 103 boxers to have clinched a gold so far […]

World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

Why in news ? The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. About news ? The Peter head wind farm is known as Hywind, is a trial. It is a tech development project to ensure it’s working in open sea conditions. The Hywind project is […]

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 […]