Current Affairs Today
The National Capital Region's air quality showed an unusual improvement on 25th November. The change is due to the increased wind speed, favorable for dispersion of pollutants, but settled in the “poor” category. The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 262, which falls in the “poor” category.
Despite the rain, migratory birds have started arriving this year in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. With water levels low in many lakes and reservoirs, their numbers have been low in some places, but nevertheless, the birds have kept their date with the city.
The arrival of the birds indicates that the migratory season has already begun. From Pulicat to Pallikaranai marshland, all the migratory birds that arrive at a particular date have arrived. About 400-500 pelicans are also there and... Read More
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has offered to collaborate with Telangana for South-South Cooperation in the development of the seed sector in African countries.
The offer by FAO was made in Rome with Principal Secretary (Agriculture) C. Parthasarathi and Director of Telangana State Seed and Organic Certification Authority K. Keshavulu, FAO assistant director-general Bukar Tijani said Indian seed industry is gradually expanding its market and establishing business... Read More
InterGlobe Aviation said its chairman Devadas Mallya Mangalore passed away in the morning of November 25, 2018. InterGlobe Aviation is the country’s largest airline IndiGo.
Mr.Devadas Mallya was also a non-executive independent director. He had served as the CMD of Bank of Baroda and Bank of Maharashtra.
Cotton Advisory Board said that the cotton production this season might be less than the previous year. The board that met on November 22 said that the production from October 2018 to September 2019 is estimated to be 361 lakh bales as against 370 lakh bales last season.
While the total area under cotton for last year was 124.29 lakh hectares, it was 122.38 lakh hectares for this season. The average yield (kg per hectare) has also reduced from 506.07 to 501.47. Cotton demand by textile mills,... Read More
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled a 70-foot-tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district. Mr.Kumar unveiled the statue of Lord Buddha, the second tallest statue of Buddha in the country, in the presence of Mahabodhi temple’s chief monk Bhante Chalinda amid the chanting of hymns.
The statue has been installed above a 16 metre radius pedestal in the middle of the lake Ghora Katora and has been made from 45,000 cubic foot pink sandstone. Ghora Katora lake is a... Read More
Uber Eats announced the appointment of actress Alia Bhatt as its brand ambassador.
India will be the first country where the global company appointed an ambassador.
The ‘Oscars of sports’, the Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 will be held in Monaco on February 18 next year. Sport’s premier global awards ceremony will celebrate the best of 2018 across eight individual and team categories, with the winners collecting a prized Laureus Statuette.
Sports fans around the world will also get to play their part by voting for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year Award. Former India cricket captains Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar... Read More
A rooftop memorial at Nariman House, the Jewish centre in Colaba, is to be formally inaugurated on Monday, the tenth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks. The memorial will be called the Nariman Light House.
The waterfall monument constitutes the names of all the victims of 26/11 terror attack including the policemen and National Security Guards and plaques of the sites where the terrorists attacked, surrounded with lush green plants.
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu announced the government’s intention to set up a domestic Gold Council in India for the growth in the jewelry sector.
The main objective of the council is to constitute an integrated Gold policy to address all the issues faced by the sector.
The commerce and the Finance Ministry will be working together in this regard.
This will help make sure that gems and jewelry business does not suffer from financial issues and would also extend... Read More
The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared a proposal to build a 221-meter-tall statue of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya. The government did not furnish the details of the funding, the construction agency and the location of the statue. The size of the statue will outdo the 182-meter-tall statue of Sardar Patel in Gujarat.
The Yogi Adityanath government had last year announced that it would construct a Ram statue in Ayodhya as part of the “Navya Ayodhya” scheme... Read More
The Uttarakhand government chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, approved a total of 27 proposals including renaming the Dehradun airport after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
MC Mary Kom created history by becoming the first woman to win six boxing world titles by clinching the 48 kg gold at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
The 35-year-old Indian legend got the better of Ukrainian Hanna Okhota in the summit clash.
On this day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India.
On 19th November 2015, during the year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, Government of India declared November 26th as the Constitution Day.
Previously this day was celebrated as Law Day.
Markets regulator Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has come out with new rules for re-classification of a promoter as a public investor, wherein an outgoing promoter over the affairs of the listed firm and not be allowed to hold over 10% stake.
The promoter would not be allowed to have any representation on the board of directors or act as a key managerial person in the listed entity.
The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in Hyderabad, a global organization working in this field announced.
The conference ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’ which will start in October 2019, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease stated.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) notified the insertion of the item ‘Quadricycle’ as a ‘non transport’ vehicle under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.
A Quadricycle is a vehicle of the size of a 3-wheeler but with 4 tyres and fully covered like a car.