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  • Mumbai Central railway station certified as India's first Eat Right Station

    293 days ago
    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) certified Mumbai Central railway station as India's first Eat Right Station. It rated the station with four stars rating. The move comes under the Eat Right India initiative started by FSSAI in 2018.
    Eat Right Station: ♦ Indian Railways (IR) launched the Eat Right Station as a part of efforts to help passengers make a healthy and right food choice. ♦ Mumbai Central Railway Station has been judged on the basis of... Read More


    CCEA approved Rs.150 crore for 39 Government Medical Colleges and Institutions

    293 days ago
    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal for the up-gradation of the 39 Government Medical Colleges and Institutions (GMCIs) in the third phase of PMSSY on 7th November 2013. It also approved a cost of Rs.150 crore each, Rs.120 crore for the Central Contribution and Rs.30 crore for the State Share. Total outlay in respect of each of the 39 GMCs is Rs.150 crore: (Center share-Rs.120 cr) + (State share-Rs.30 cr) PMSSY: The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    The 2nd Nagaland Honey Bee Day was celebrated on 5 December

    293 days ago
    The 2nd Nagaland Honey Bee Day was celebrated on 5 December 2019 at the Heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima, Nagaland. It aims to give more effort to continue on mission for more production of honey and to make Nagaland a Honey destination.
    Theme: The theme of the Honey Bee Day is Save Bee Save Life.
    Organized by: The program was organized by Nagaland Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) with support from North East Council (NEC).
    Events: ♦ The Nagaland State Government... Read More
    Category: Important Days

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    K Vijay Kumar is appointed as a Senior Security Advisor in the Home Ministry

    293 days ago
    K Vijay Kumar is appointed as a Senior Security Advisor in the Union Home Ministry. He will be advising the Home Ministry headed by Amit Shah on security-related matters of Union Territory of JK and Left Wing Extremism (LWE). K Vijay Kumar: K Vijay Kumar, 67, is a 1975-batch officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS). He served as the Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Director of the National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He was the chief of the Tamil Nadu... Read More


    Civil Defence Day is observed on 6 December

    293 days ago
    Civil Defence Day is celebrated on 6 December 2019 in India. Day is observed every year. The day aims to make aware of the citizens and highlight the importance of Civil Defence.
    Roles: Civil Defence being a voluntary Organisation. It acts as a protector to the civilian population during the crisis. The Civil Defence and Home Guards are the twin Voluntary organizations for the cause of defence to the nation. These organizations are based on the concept of safety of the common... Read More


    Rates remained unchanged in RBIs 5th Monetary Policy

    293 days ago
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the apex body, released the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2019-20. The policy was prepared by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)-led by Governor Shaktikanta Das. Both the RBI and government are working in coordination to achieve growth. Monetary Policy for 2019-20: ♦ The repo rate remains the same as 5.15%. It was not changed due to inflation pressure. ♦ The regulator did not reduce the MPC rate but wait for maximum... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Odisha to merge Kalia scheme with PM Kisan scheme

    293 days ago
    The Odisha government is to merge the State's Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme with the Centre's Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) yojana due to financial constraint. KALIA Scheme: ♦ KALIA Chhatravritti scheme was launched by the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in December 2018. ♦ Under the scheme farmers, mostly small and marginal cultivators will get Rs.10,000 in two installments for two crops in a year. The... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Mysore University to set up separate Department of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Studies

    293 days ago
    The University of Mysore (UoM) is to set up a separate Department of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Studies (DDRS) on its campus at Manasagangotri. It was approved by the University of Mysore Academic Council. The announcement was made by the Vice-Chancellor G Hemantha Kumar.
    With this, UoM became the first varsity in the state to introduce the course, as per the directives of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the University Grants Commission... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    New Zealand cricket team was awarded 2019 MCC CMJ Spirit of Cricket Award

    293 days ago
    New Zealand cricket team was awarded with the Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) Christopher Martin-Jenkins (CMJ) Spirit of Cricket Award for 2019. The New Zealand team defeated the World Cup final against England to win the cup. The team displayed a level of sportsmanship in the event.  CMJ Spirit of Cricket award: The CMJ Spirit of Cricket award was instituted by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the BBC in 2013. It was instituted in memory of former MCC President and BBC Test Match... Read More
    Category: Sports


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    Mongla and Chattogram port declared as Ports of Call

    293 days ago
    Centre has declared Port of Mongla and Chattogram as Ports of Call under Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWT&T) between India and Bangladesh. Mongla and Chattogram are declared as Ports of Call under the Coastal Shipping Agreement between India and Bangladesh. An MoU, Agreement and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was signed between India and Bangladesh on the use of Chattogram Port & Mongla Ports for the movement of goods to and from India. Ports of Call: The Ports... Read More


    Sarai 14MLD Sewage Treatment Plant was inaugurated

    293 days ago
    The 14 million litres per day (MLD) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Sarai in Haridwar, Uttarakhand started its functioning on 5 December 2019. The plant was completed before its scheduled timeline.
    It was inaugurated by their Majesties, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Dr. Maja Fjaestad, Secretary of State, Sweden, Mr. KlasMolin, Ambassador of Sweden to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre sanctions Rs.100 crores to set up Women Help Desks in Police Stations

    293 days ago
    The central government has sanctioned a sum Rs.100 crores from Nirbhaya Fund to set up and strengthen Women Help Desks in Police Stations. The scheme will implemented by the States and Union Territories. Women Help Desks: ♦ Women Help Desks will focus on making the Police Stations more women-friendly and approachable ♦ The government has considered that it would be the first and single point of contact for any woman walking into a police station.
    ♦ Lady police... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Government to introduce AI as a subject in the next academic year

    293 days ago
    Centre is has introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a subject in class IX from the session 2019-20 in the schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Centre has also launched a twelve hours Inspire module in which schools can take up with the students of class VIII. The announcement was made by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'. Aim: The move aims to enhance the multidisciplinary approach in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Exercise INDRA 2019 to be conducted from 10 December

    293 days ago
    Exercise INDRA 2019 is a joint, tri-services exercise held between India and Russia. The exercise will be conducted in India from 10-19 December 2019. It will hold simultaneously at Babina, Pune, and Goa.
    Aim: The exercise will facilitate further strengthening of bonds between the defence forces of India and Russia. It will focus on combatting the threat of global terrorism nations and by countries around the world. Events: ♦ The historic occasion for two of the world's... Read More
    Category: Defence


    HDFC ERGO launched my health Woman Suraksha policy

    293 days ago
    HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched my:health Woman Suraksha policy to address all health-related concerns. my:health Woman Suraksha policy: ♦ The policy has been designed to cover women against numerous illnesses and contingencies they may face during their lifetime. ♦ The policies aim to provide financial aid in case of medical contingencies.
    ♦ The National Health Portal of India said that the women in India face many health issues like breast cancer,... Read More


    In 2018 India recorded the highest estimated number of cervical cancer deaths

    293 days ago
    A report by Lancet Global Health said India recorded the highest estimated number of cervical cancer deaths in 2018.
    Report Highlight: ♦ The report titles Estimates of incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in 2018: a worldwide analysis said that the global cervical cancer cases reported in India and China together contributed 35% of the global cases in 2018.
    ♦ India contributed with 97,000 cases and 60,000 deaths and China recorded over 106,000 cases and 48,000... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India stands as fifth worst country in terms of biometric use

    293 days ago
    The Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech reported that India is the fifth worst country in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data. Before India stands China, Malaysia, Pakistan, and the US. India shared the fifth position along with Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Report highlights: ♦ The researchers analyzed 50 countries to find out where biometrics are being taken, the reason for the collection of the biometric data, and the process of the data... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    President Kovind is visiting Rajasthan and Odisha

    293 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind is visiting Rajasthan and Odisha from 6-8 December 2019.
    Agenda: ♦ On 6 December 2019, the President will attend the National Convention on Empowerment of Women for Social Transformation at the headquarters of Brahma Kumaris in Mount Abu.    ♦ On 7 December 2019, he will participate in the 2nd convocation of AIIMS, Jodhpur. He will inaugurate the new building of Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur. ♦ On 8 December 2019, the President... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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