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  • Exercise Indradhanush commenced at Airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

    570 days ago
    The fifth edition of Exercise Indradhanush was jointly commenced at Air Force Station Hindan, Airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on 24 February 2020. The exercise is held between the Indian Air Force (IAF), India and Royal Air Force (RAF), the UK. The exercise will formally conclude on 29 February 2020. Exercise Indradhanush-V: ♦ The focus... Read More

    Cabinet approves issuance of an order for adaptation of Central laws in JK

    570 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the issuance of an order for an adaptation of Central Acts in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir under Section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 by the Government of India. Highlights: ♦ The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 has been reorganized... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Cabinet approves setting up of National Technical Textiles Mission

    570 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission on 26 February. The Mission estimated a total cost of Rs.1480 crore. Aim: The aim of the mission is to position India as a global leader in Technical Textiles. The Mission will have an implementation... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    INCOIS launched 3 technological support and alert systems

    571 days ago
    The Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) launched three new technological support and alert systems on 25 February. The technology aims to significantly reduce damage and losses to fishermen, offshore oil exploration industries and coastal population during extreme weather and oceanic events. Highlights: 1)... Read More

    Jawed Ashraf appointed as Indias next Ambassador to France

    571 days ago
    Diplomat Jawed Ashraf has been appointed as India's next Ambassador to France on 26 February. The announcement was made by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He will take up the assignment shortly. The appointment comes in view of rising strategic ties between India and France. Jawed Ashraf: Jawed Ashraf is a 1991-batch Indian Foreign Service... Read More

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak passed away

    571 days ago
    Former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, passed away. He was 91-years-old. The funeral took place in an eastern suburb of Cairo on 26 February. Hosni Mubarak: On 14 October 1981, he became Vice President of Egypt. In 1981, he was sworn in as the fourth president of Egypt. He succeeded Anwar Sadat, who was assassinated by Islamist militants during... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Pranab Mukherjee to address Bangladesh Parliament on Mujib Centenary

    571 days ago
    Former President Pranab Mukherjee is to address Jatiya Sangsad, a special session of Bangladesh Parliament, on the occasion of the centenary year of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Along with Mukherjee, Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is also invited for the session. This would be the third time a foreign dignitary would address Bangladesh's... Read More
    Category: International

    Annual census reported reduced number of dolphins at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

    571 days ago
    The January 2020 census reported that the number of dolphins at Odisha's Gahirmatha marine sanctuary has nearly reduced to half over a year. This has pushed down the state's overall count. The census was released on 24 February 2020. Census Highlights: ♦ The January 2020 census spotted only 62 of the marine mammals at Gahirmatha, which... Read More
    Category: Environment

    High-level committee on Assam Accord submitted report to CM Sarbananda Sonowal

    571 days ago
    A high-level committee, constituted by GoI, submitted its report on Assam Accord's Clause 6 to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati. The Assam state government is now expected to send the report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the follow-up action Report Highlights: ♦ The committee gave recommendations and measures... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Suella Braverman appointed as the UKs new Attorney General

    571 days ago
    Indian-origin Suella Braverman has been appointed as the UK's new Attorney General. The appointment comes in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's reshuffled Cabinet in February 2020. Suella Braverman sworn in for the post at a ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on 24 February. Braverman will involve reviewing the work of the... Read More

    Sanjay Agarwal chaired a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control

    571 days ago
    The Union Minister of Agriculture, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare Sanjay Agarwal chaired a high-level meeting on Desert Locust Control on 25 February. Desert Locust Control: ♦ The meeting discussed by the challenges and achievements the locust control operations done from May 2019 to February 2020.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    ISRO to launch GISAT-1 on 5 March

    571 days ago
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch new-age geo- imaging satellite GISAT-1 from Sriharikota on 5 March 2020. This is the first satellite to be launched in 2020. GISAT-1: ♦ The satellite has the capability to perform real-time and constant watch of the Indian subcontinent. ♦ The satellite weighs 2,275 kg. ♦... Read More

    Pralhad Joshi laid foundation stone of Crusher and Conveyor System at NALCO

    571 days ago
    Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi laid the foundation stone of Crusher and Conveyor System at National Aluminium Company's (NALCO) Mining & Refinery (M&R) Complex in Damanjodi, Odisha on 25 February. Mining & Refinery (M&R): ♦ NALCO's M&R will cater to feed bauxite for the 5th stream of the Alumina... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    CERCA organized exhibition in IIT-Delhi

    571 days ago
    Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) organized an exhibition at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi). The exhibition was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Sanjay Dhotre. Highlights: ♦ IIT-Delhi showcased its work in the area of clean air through start-ups incubated at IIT-Delhi... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Arjun Munda inaugurated All India Tribal Workers Meet

    571 days ago
    Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda inaugurated the All India Tribal Workers Meet in Delhi on 25 February. The meet was organized by Bharatiya Adim Jati Sevak Sangh (BAJSS). Highlights: ♦ The meet highlighted the works that are to be carried out to the communities primarily tribals and nomadic, semi-nomadic and Vimukta Jati communities... Read More

    Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 concluded

    571 days ago
    The 5th edition of joint military Exercise Ajeya Warrior 2020 concluded at West down Camp, Salisbury Plains Training Area, UK. The exercise was held between India and the United Kingdom. Brigadier Tom Bewick, Commander of UK 7 Infantry Brigade and Brigadier Gavin, Defence Attache of the UK in India attended the closing ceremony of the event. Aim: The... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Joint Ministerial Commission was held between India and Australia

    571 days ago
    The 16th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held between India and Australia in New Delhi on 24 February 2020. The Session was co-chaired by Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal, Government of India and Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Government of Australia. Highlights: ♦... Read More

    India, US signs 2 MoUs and 1 Letter of Cooperation during Trumps State visit to India

    571 days ago
    US President Donald J. Trump along with the First Lady Melania Trump visited India on 24-25 February. During his visit, 3 MoUs and 1 Letter of Cooperation were signed. Agreements: ♦ A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mental Health between Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of the Republic of India and Department... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

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