Top Current Affairs of the day: 07 February 2020

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  • India and China Trade Deficit

    55 days ago
    India’s trade in China decreased from USD 89.71 billion in 2017-18 to USD 87.07 billion in 2018-19. India’s imports from China declined from USD 76.38 billion in 2017-18 to USD 70.32 billion in 2018-19, and our exports grew from USD 13.33 billion in 2017-18 to USD 16.75 billion in 2018-19. India’s trade deficit with China reduced from USD 63.05 billion to USD 53.57 billion. The Government of India consistently making efforts achieving a more balanced trade with China in all... Read More


    PM Narendra Modi in Assam to celebrate Bodo pact

    55 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kokrajhar in Assam to participate in an event to celebrate the signing of the Bodo agreement. This will be the prime minister’s first visit to the Northeast since protests erupted against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act last December. Bodo agreement  The Bodo agreement signed on January 27 by the Central government with four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), All Bodo Students Union, and a civil society group... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India to develop 200-km range tactical ballistic missile

    55 days ago
    India on a new tactical ballistic missile capable of striking targets at a range of 200km, two top government officials. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) The surface-to-surface missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)named Prakash, the first official cited at a military systems exhibition organized by the Department of Defence Production that seeks to project India as a hub for global defence manufacturing. The new weapon traces its... Read More
    Category: Defence

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    USD Five billion defence export target to be achieved by 2024

    55 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed confidence that the country will achieve the target of five billion dollar worth of defense exports by 2024. The MoUs signed by us will strengthen the defense industrial base and will prove beneficial for the country. Around 200 agreements have been concluded in this Defexpo and described it as historic. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPIEDA), 23 MoUs were signed, and Rs 50,000 crore investment. This Defexpo, initially a... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Uttar Pradesh should emerge as Defence Manufacturing Hub

    55 days ago
    Over 200 partnerships involving Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), Transfer of Technology (ToTs) Product launches concluded on the third day of DefExpo 2020. The agreement aimed at forging and renewing partnerships for innovative collaboration and transformation of the Defence manufacturing in the country inked by representatives of various DPSUs. The signing of MoUs to achieve Prime Minister’s $5 billion defence exports target in the next five years. The liberalized licensing... Read More


    Ease of Living Index and Municipal Performance Index 2019 Launched

    55 days ago
    Ease of living index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019 have launched by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The indices designed to assess the quality of life of citizens in 100 Smart Cities and 14 other Million Plus Cities. Municipal Performance Index 2019, the Ministry sought to evaluate the performance of municipalities based on five enablers, namely Service, Finance, Planning, Technology, and Governance, which have been further divided into 20 sectors, which will be... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    Prince Charles unveils children's protection fund for India

    55 days ago
    Britain's Prince Charles unveils a new children's protection fund for India as part of British Asian Trust, the charity founded by him in 2007 to fight poverty in South Asia. Katy Perry as the ambassador of the new fund, which will be focussed on reducing the exploitation of children by 50 percent. Natasha Poonawalla made a multimillion-pound pledge in support of the fund, which she will chair, and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIIF) set to match fund everything raised... Read More
    Category: International


    DRDO signed Technology Development Contract with Rosoboronexport Russia

    55 days ago
    DRDO's High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) signed a Technology Development Contract with Rosoboronexport Russia. It was signed during the DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow. The contract aims for the development of a spectrum of high energy materials required for missiles, rockets, and guns. Technology Development Contract: ♦ The contract has been signed for the development of Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems. ♦ The contract will enable advancement in the field of... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Ministry of Corporate Affairs to launch Spice plus form

    55 days ago
    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is set to launch the new company incorporation form "Spice+". This is a part of a comprehensive package to make life easier for someone starting a business. It will be launched on 15 February 2020. Spice+ form: ♦ The form has at least five new formalities including Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and professional tax registration, the opening of bank account and GST... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    CM inaugurated the first Commercial flight operations at Bidar Airport

    55 days ago
    Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) flagged off the first direct flight from Bidar airport to Bengaluru in Karnataka on 7 February 2020. The flight operation was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B.S. Yediyurappa, and Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Bidar MP Shri Bhagwanth Khuba. Bidar airport flight operations: ♦ Bidar airport has been remodeled under the Regional Connectivity Scheme-Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN) of the Government ♦ The airport has... Read More


    Nepal to count LGBT people in next census

    55 days ago
    For the first time, Nepal has announced that it will count a "third gender" category in its next population census. The country decided to count lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a minority group that can be allocated to government jobs and education. The people should identify themselves and their family members as either male, female or others (sexual/gender community). The moves come after the demand by the LGBT community of Nepal where the census taken... Read More
    Category: International


    Govt approved proposals under Atal Bhujal Yojana

    55 days ago
    Government has approved proposals for Atal Bhujal Yojana for sustainable management of groundwater resources with community participation in water-stressed blocks of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria. Atal Bhujal Yojana: ♦ Atal Bhujal Yojana is a groundwater management scheme of the Central... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    India, UK to partner on developing jet engine technology

    55 days ago
    India and the United Kingdom are expected to sign a government-to-government agreement on jet engine technology development. The announcement was made by the UK Minister for Defence Procurement James Heappey on 6 February.
    India-UK on Jet engine: ♦ Both India and the UK are exploring various options for collaboration on joint defence projects. ♦ The UK has initiated to set up joint technology development for sixth-generation fighters which can go into India's... Read More
    Category: Defence


    India, African countries agreed to combat terrorism

    55 days ago
    India and several African countries have agreed to deepen cooperation to combat the growing threat of terrorism at first India- Africa Defence Ministers' conclave which was held during the Defexpo 2020. India- Africa Defence Ministers' conclave Highlights: ♦ The Ministers adopted a joint deceleration to preserve maritime security by sharing information, intelligence, and surveillance ♦ India agrred to provide a range of military hardware to African countries. ♦... Read More


    I-T department introduced e-calculator to compare due income tax under new, old regime

    55 days ago
    The Income-Tax (IT) Department has unveiled an e-calculator on 6 February 2020. The e-calculator will help the individuals to estimate their tax liability if they opt for the new tax slabs, without claiming deductions and exemptions, for Income tax return (ITR) filing which was announced in the recent Budget. e-calculator: ♦ The e-calculator is provided with a comparative table to compare taxes in the old and the new tax regime ♦ It can be used by the resident individuals for... Read More


    HAL signed MoU with Elbit Systems for Digital HUD for fighter planes

    55 days ago
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed an MOU with Israel-based defense electronics company Elbit Systems on 6 February 2020 during the DefExpo 2020. The MoU aims to promote and market the Digital Head-Up Displays (HUD) units.
    MoU Highlights: ♦ The MOU will extend cooperation for new HUD technologies in the country. ♦ It will also promote Digital HUD to the Indian Defence Services and other potential customers.
    ♦ The digital HUD will incorporate new features... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    India, Russia signed 14 MoUs at the Fifth round of IRMIC

    55 days ago
    The fifth round of India-Russia Military Industrial Conference (IRMIC) was conducted on the sidelines of Defexpo-2020 at Lucknow on 6 February 2020. The conference was co-chaired by Indian Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar, and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation Mr. Oleg Ryazantsev. 14 MoUs were exchanged between the Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the Indian companies during the conference. Conference Highlights: ♦ The Ministers discussed... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


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