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  • CISF celebrated 51st raising day on 10 March

    469 days ago
    Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) celebrated the 51st raising day on 10 March. The day was celebrated by CISF personnel and their families. Highlights: ♦ On the raising day, a parade was established by the CISF officials. ♦ Service Personnel were awarded medals for distinguished and meritorious services. ♦ PM laid a wreath... Read More

    GoI constitutes committee on Kisan Rail

    469 days ago
    Government of India has constituted a committee to work out the modalities of 'Kisan Rail.' The setting up of Kisan Rail was proposed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. It was set up through the public-private-partnership (PPP) model for a cold supply chain to transport perishable goods. Committee for Kisan Rail: ♦ The committee... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Railways constitute GoS to render advice for private passenger train operators

    469 days ago
    Ministry of Railways has constituted a Group of Secretaries (GoS) to advise the terms and conditions for private passenger train operators. The announcement was stated by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Roles of GoS: ♦ GoS will advise private passenger train operators to operate trains with world-class technology covering the Indian Railways... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Jack Ma overtook Mukesh Ambani to become Asias richest man

    469 days ago
    Bloomberg Billionaires Index reported that Jack Ma became Asia's richest man. Mukesh Ambani, who stood as Asia's richest man, has moved to the second position after oil prices collapsed along with global stocks. The novel coronavirus erased $5.8 billion from Ambani's net worth on and pushed him to No.2 on the list of Asia's richest people.... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    India listed as the worlds second-largest arms importer as per SIPRI

    469 days ago
    India stands as the world's second-largest arms importer as per the "Trends in international arms transfers 2019" report of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) data. The data was released on 9 March. Saudi Arabia topped the list. Also, India has ranked 23rd position among the top 25 weapon exporters. Highlights: ♦... Read More

    Exercise SAREX concluded at Goa

    469 days ago
    National level Search, and Rescue Exercise and Workshop (Exercise SAREX 2020) concluded in the sea at Vasco, Goa. The exercise was conducted by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). It was carried out on 5-7 March. Highlights: ♦ The SAREX exercise was inaugurated by Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Defence), Ministry of Defence (MoD). ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Lt Gen KJS Dhillon to assume charge as Director General of DIA

    469 days ago
    Lt Gen KJS Dhillon is appointed as the Director-General Defence Intelligence Agency (DG DIA) and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence) (DCIDS) on 9 March. The department functions under the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the newly created Department of Military Affairs. He will assume the charge soon. Lt Gen KJS Dhillon: Lt Gen... Read More

    Centre to extend Gevra Opencast coal mine, Chhattisgarh

    469 days ago
    The expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment recommended that the environmental clearance issued to Gevra Opencast coal mine to be extended for the next 30 years or the life of the mine, whichever is earlier. EAC is yet to decide whether the plant capacity can be expanded further from 45 MTPA to 49 MTPA. Gevra mine: The Gevra... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    IAEA urged Iran to provide access to suspected nuclear sites

    469 days ago
    United Nations atomic watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urged Iran to cooperate immediately and fully with the nuclear agreement with world powers at the quarterly meeting of IAEA's 35-member Board of Governor. IAEA asked Iran to provide access to two locations of the nuclear sites in January 2020. Iran failed to engage in substantive... Read More
    Category: International

    Gujarat topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants

    469 days ago
    As per Government data, Gujarat has topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants. It is followed by Maharashtra. The aim of the installations of solar rooftop plants is to achieve renewable power generation goals. Report Highlights: ♦ As of 2 March, a total of 79,950 systems have been installed across the country with a combined... Read More

    CSW64 of UN adopted political declaration on womens rights

    469 days ago
    The UN's 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) was held on 9 March 2020 in New York, US. During the meeting, the United Nations adopted a stripped-down political declaration on women's rights. The declaration sought to preserve gains under threat but does not advocate new ways to ensure progress toward equality. Highlights: ♦... Read More

    Chalasani Venkat Nageswar gets additional charge as CFO of SBI

    469 days ago
    Chalasani Venkat Nageswar was given the additional charge of Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of State Bank of India (SBI) on 9 March with immediate effect. SBI: Founded on: 2 June 1806 (as Bank of Calcutta), 15 April 1840 (as Bank of Bombay), 1 July 1843 (as Bank of Madras), 27 January 1921 (as Imperial Bank of India),... Read More

    Ekam Fest concluded on 9 March

    469 days ago
    The exhibition cum fair "Ekam fest" concluded on 9 March. The exhibition-cum-Fair was organized by National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Aim: EKAM Fest was aimed to promote entrepreneurship among the Divyangjan community. The main objective of the fest is to... Read More
    Category: Festivals

    UNDP released Gender Social Norms Index

    469 days ago
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the new Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) on 5 March. The report stated that gender disparity still exists in every country. Highlights: ♦ The index measured how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in work, politics, and education in 75 countries or 80% of the world's population.... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    Harsh Vardhan chaired the 43rd Annual Day of NIHFW

    469 days ago
    The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired the 43rd Annual Day of the National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW) on 9 March. He suggested that Synergy and cooperation between institutions are needed to counter India's Public Health challenges. Highlights: ♦ The meeting emphasized the role of... Read More

    NAI is to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day on 11 March

    469 days ago
    National Archives of India (NAI) is to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day on 11 March 2020. During the occasion, the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate an exhibition on Jallianwala Bagh at the premises of National Archives, New Delhi. Highlights: ♦ This exhibition... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    HAL to set up its base in 4 countries

    469 days ago
    State-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is planning to set up its logistics bases in four countries, namely Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. The move is a part of HAL's initiatives to attract the countries to buy India's light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas and military helicopters. Highlights: ♦ The four... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Holi festival is celebrated in India

    469 days ago
    Holi, the Festival of Colors, is a famous festival in India. It is celebrated on different dates every year. The famous Indian festival is observed at the end of the winters in the month of March after the full Moon. This year the festival is celebrated on 9-10 March 2020. Holi is celebrated around the country with great zeal and enthusiasm. History: Holi... Read More
    Category: Festivals

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