Friday, 28 February 2020

February 29 : current affairs

1)NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY 2020;

🤡National Science Day  is celebrated in India on Feb 28.
🤡The day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of "Raman Effect"  by the great Indian physicist Sir C V Raman on Feb 28 ,1928.
🤡The theme for National Science Day 2020 is 'Woman in Science'.
Did you know?
Raman received  Nobel Prize for physics in 1930.
2)INDIA AND MYANMAR SIGNED 10 AGREEMENTS ;

🤡India and Myanmar exchanged 10 agreements in different fields like infrastructure,energy,communication and health.
🤡The agreements was signed by PM Narendra Modi and Myanmar president U Win Myint in New Delhi.
Did you know?
India is the fifth largest trading partner of Myanmar.
3)INDIA'S FIRST PROTEIN DAY;

🤡Right To Protein ,a National level public health initiative has launched India's first Protein day on 27 Feb 2020.
🤡The theme of India Protein Day 2020 is set to act as a remainder for all Indians to daily ask  themselves and others #ProteinMeinKyaHai.
Did you know?
Protein is the building blocks of  body tissues.
4)NTPC AND CPCB SIGNED AN AGREEMENT;

🤡NTPC  Ltd announced signing an agreement with CPCB to provide financial support for installation and commissioning of continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring  Stations (CAAQMS).
🤡The CAAQMS will be installed in Gwalior, Kanpur,madurai,Allahabad,Lucknow,Ranchi,Varanasi,Pimpri-chinchwad ,Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Dadar and Nagar Haveli,and Daman and Diu.
Did you know?
 CPCB- Central Pollution Control Board .
5)KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES 2020;

🤡Savitribai Phule Pune University is at the top most position with three good medals at KIUG 2020 held at Odisha.
🤡Mahesh Datta Asawale and Prajkta Ravindra Khalkar won gold in weightlifting  competition,while Jyotiba Bajrang Atkale bagged yellow medal in wrestling .
6)GOV APPROVED 32 PROJECTS UNDER PMKSY ;

🤡Gov has sanctioned 32 projects in the food processing sector under  PMKSY .
🤡The project spread around 17 states with 406 crore investment.
🤡They were cleared by inter-ministerial approval  commitee chaired by food processing minister.
Did you know?
Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the food processing minister.
7)ICGS VARAD COMMISIONED ;

🤡The Indian Coast Guards off shore patrol vessel ICGS varad has been commissioned on 28 Feb 2020.
🤡It was Inducted into service by union shipping minister a function held at Chennai port.
🤡The ship varad is under the operational control of the Coast Guard North Eastern Region .
Did you know?
Mansukh Mandaviya is the union shipping minister.
8)NITI AAYOG LAUNCHES ARTIFICIAl INTELLIGENCE MODULES IN SCHOOLS;

🤡The GoI think thank NITI Aayog joined hands with the National Association of software and services and launched the artificial intelligence module for students .
🤡The artificial intelligence module is to be implemented in 5000 Atal Tinkering Labs to empower 2.5 million students.
Did you know?
It is expected that the global market will growcat the range of 15 to 15.5 trillion USD by the year 2030.




February 28: current affairs

1)34th DBT FOUNDATION DAY;

👍Department of Bio-technology ,Ministry of Science and  Technology,t today Celebrated  the 34th Foundation day at NII,New delhi.
👍Dr.Harsh vardhan announce the launching of M k Bhan ,'Young Investigators Research Award ' by DBT .
Did you know?
DBT BRITE Award  was given to 34 scientist's.
2)PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION FROM SWEDAN VISITS ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA;

👍A ten members delegation of MP's of the Committee from the parliament of swedan visited Indian Election Commission today.
👍The Commission is committed to hold free ,fair,transparent,peaceful,inclusive,accessible,ethical and  participative elections .
Did you know?
Shri Sunil Arora was the Chief Election Commissioner of India.
3)ELON MUSK'S SPACE X ROCKET PRODUCTION FACILITY APPROVED BY LOS ANGELEA;

👍Space x,is the  private rocket company of Elon Musk ,won the approval on tuesday to build a research and manufacturing plant from Los Angeles .
👍LA permitted to proceed new space craft and rocket system which carry humans to moon and mars.
Did you know?
Musk is also the founder of Tesla Inc Electric Car Company.
4)GOV PLANS NEW IT ACT TO FACTOR CYBER CRIME ,AND DATA PRIVACY;

👍IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that a committed of experts will soon found a new law.
👍The new act will cover aspects like cyber security,and data privacy.
Did you know?
IT-Informational technology.
5)UNION CABINET APPROVES  SURROGAVY BILL;

👍The union Cabinet approved the srrogacy bill 2020,which allows any 'coilling'woman to be a surrogate mother.
Widows and Divorced woman can have the benifit from this system..
👍The bill proposes to regulate surrogacy by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and the state surrogacy Board .
6)SHARAPOVA ANNOUNCED HER RETIREMENT FROM TENNIS;

👍Maria Sharapova ,five time Grand Slam Winner had announced her retirement from tennis.
👍The first Russian who won Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 17.
Did you know?
In 2016 she served a 15 month ban after testing positive for meldonium .
7) GOVERNMENT SOON LAUNCH 3rd PHASE OF PMKVY;

👍The government to launch the third PHASE of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY).
👍The Scheme was launched in 2015 to mobilize youth to take up skill training and also to have the aim of increasing productivity.
Did you know?
The Scheme was revamped as PMKVY -2 in 2016
8)EXEMPTION OF IPGL FROM DPE GUIDELINES;

👍The union Cabinet has approved for the exemption of India Ports Global Ltd (IPGL)from DPE guidelines , except reservation and vigilance policies.
Did you know?
IPGL was Incorporated Under companies Act 2013 .
9)KHELO  INDIA WINTER GAMES;
👍The union minister for youth affairs and sports inaugurated the first -ever khelo India winter GAMES at the leh in the union territory of Ladakh .
👍This event was organised to promote winter sports in India.
Did you know?
Open ice hockey Championship,figure skating ,speed skating are the three winter sporting competitions.

Thursday, 27 February 2020

February 5: current affairs

1)Pramod Agarwal: New Chairman Of Coal India;

🙂Pramod Agarwal was appointed as the new Chairman and managing director of Coal India Ltd.
🙂He was a 1991 batch IAS officer and also the principal Secretary for urban development and housing department in madhya Pradesh.
🙂Agarwal took over this place after A k.Jha retired as the CIL Chairman on January 31,2020.
Did you know?
Coal India Ltd is head quarted in Kolkata .
2) Novak Djokovic On Top In ATP Rankings ;

🙂Novak Djokovic after winning his eighth Australian open title he was the No.1 in the ATP rankings .
🙂The first Grand Slam trophy boosted Sofia kenin's to a carreer -high No.7 and it will made her  the leading American on the WTA list .
Did you know?
In the rankings,Nadal is in No.2,and federer is in No.3 positions.
3)Saima khan Was The 1st To Receive IADR Fellowship;

🙂Dr.Saima Yunus Khan became the first Indian to receive this prestigious IADR fellowship in the field of dental research.
🙂IADR to John Clarkson fellowship was awarded to obtain training and experience in the field of dental health at pediatric hospital.
Did you know?
IADR means International Association For Dental Research.
4)Amitabh Bhatt :New CEO Bengaluru Complex At HAL ;

🙂Amitabh Bhatt was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of HAL's Bengaluru Complex.
🙂For the past 15 years he served in SKF India Ltd.
Did you know?
Earlier he was heading the LUH project in HAL as a Executive Director.
5) India Developed  A New Vaccine ;

🙂The Indian Institute Of Vertinary Research (IVRI) of the Indian Council of Agriculture (ICAR)has introduced a new Vaccine ,which control classical swine fever
🙂The Vaccine will be more cheaper and more effective.
Did you know?
Classical swine fever is the most common diseases in pigs which can cause high Mortality rate of swine in India .
6) Deepa Malik Was Elected As The New President;

🙂Indian Paralympic medal -winner Deepa Malik Was elected  as the new President of Paralympic committee of India.
☺️Malik won silver medal in shot put at Too 2016.
Did you know?
Gursharan singh as the Secretary general ,Lavender Chaudhury and Shashi Ranjan Prasad Singh as voice Presidents,and M.Mahaveva as treasurer .
7)Defence Expo 2020 Opened in Lucknow ;

☺️The 11th edition of the Def Expo- 2020 a Hagship biennial event start at Lucknow in 5 Feb 2020 .
☺️It will cover the entire spectrum of the country's aerospace , defence and security interests.
Did you know?
The largest mega defence exhibition held for the first time in Lucknow.



Tuesday, 11 February 2020

February 4: current affairs

1.February 4:World Cancer Day

     
            World Cancer day is observed on the 4 February every year to create awareness about cancer and to encourage it's prevention, detection and treatment.2020 theme,I am and I will acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden.
(Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally.)

2.Indian Boxers bag six gold at Golden girl championship in sweden.

           
      India's junior youth claimed  14 medals includes six Gold and won the overall championship trophy and the 'Best Boxer 'award at the golden Girl championship in Sweden.The youth team secured a single gold and four bronze medals.
(Prachi Dhankar won 'Best Boxer'award in the junior   category.)

3.APEDA-CFTRI sign MoU for Liason office in Guwahati.

 
               MoU was signed by CSIR(Council of scientific and industrial Research) -CFTRI (Central Food Technological Reserch Institute) with Agricultural and processed food products Export development authority to set up a office in Guwahati,to provide technical support to the food industries in the NE region.

4.Reduction of about 147 million kg of CO2 achieved in FAME india phase-1.

       
  In order to promote manufacturing of hybrid and Ev,dept of heavy industry formulated the scheme FAME india (Faster Adaptation and manufacturing of hybrid and EVs in india) commencing from 1 April 2015, it's phase-1 attained the reduction of about 147 million kg of CO2.
(Saving of about 59 mn litres of fuel is another achivement.)

5.Minstry of tourism to develop 15 thematic circuits in the country.

       
         Tourism ministry,under the Swadesh Darshan scheme  is developing thematic circuits in the country in planned manner.Under the scheme 15 thematic circuits have been identified for the development.Ministry also identified 17 iconic sites in the country.
(Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes help in tourism growth.)

6.Government proposes 5% of health cess on import of medical devices.

   
            To achieve the twin objectives of supporting local manufacturers and generating funds to create health infrastructure,the budget has imposed a 5% of health cess on import of medical devices.Estimates show that it would generate about Rs.2000 crore investment.
(Imports last year stood at Rs.38,000 crores.)

7.Budget 2020 increases the National Calamity Contingent duty on cigarettes.

 
              The union budget 2020-21 increased the National Calamity Contingent duty (NCCD)on cigarettes anywhere between 212% to 388% depending on the cigarette stike sizes.The imposed NCCD duty is expected to witness price rise of 7% in the sales of cigarettes.
(The NCCD duty was introduced under finance act,2001.)

8.Import duty on Green energy Equipment hiked by 20% in Budget 2020-21.

   
             To boost participation of domestic industry in the clean energy sector,Union budget 2020 proposed 20% customs duty on solar panals and EVs.Budget offered tax relief to clean energy generators.Customs duty on completely built EV buses and trucks is 25-40%.
(15% tax for new industrialists in the renewable energy sector.)

9.Amitabh Bhatt appointed new CEO (Bangalore complex) at Hindustan Aeronautics.

 
               Amitabh Bhatt has taken over as CEO of Bengaluru headquartered defence PSU,Hindustan aeronautics limited's Bangalore complex.Earlier,Amitabh Bhatt was heading the Light Utility Helicopter(LUH) project in HAL as Executive director.

Monday, 10 February 2020

தமிழ்நாடு அரசு பணியாளர் தேர்வாணையம் (TNPSC) தேர்வில் முறைக்கேடுகளைத் தடுப்பதற்காக ஆறு புதிய மாற்றங்கள் அறிமுகப்படுத்துவதாக தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.அவை என்னென்ன மாற்றங்கள் என்பதை கீழே காணலாம்.


     
           1.தேர்வு நடைமுறைகள் நிறைவடைந்ததும் தேர்வர்களின் விவரங்கள் தேர்வாணைய இணையதளத்தில் வெளியடப்படும்.
           2.தேர்வர்களின் விடைத்தாள் நகல்களை உரிய கட்டணம் செலுத்தி பெற்றுக் கொள்ள அனுமதி வழங்கப்படும்.
           3.கலந்தாய்வு மூலம் நிரப்பப்படும் பணியிடங்களில் இட ஒதுக்கீடு எவ்வாறு கடைப்பிடிக்கப்பட்டது என்பது குறித்த தகவல்கள் இணையதளத்தில் வெளியிடப்படும்.
           4.தேர்வு மையத்தை ஏற்பாடு செய்வதில் மூன்று வாய்ப்பு வழங்கப்பட்டு தேர்வாணையமே தேர்வு மையத்தை ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யும்.
           5.தேர்விற்கு விண்ணப்பிக்கும் போது ஆதார் அட்டை எண் குறிப்பிடப்படுவது கட்டாயமாக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
            6.தேர்வில் முறைக்கேடுகளை தடுக்க உயர் தொழில்நுட்பத் தீர்வு நடைமுறைப்படுத்தப்படுகிறது.

February 3 current affairs

1.Mohammad allawi appointed the Prime minister of Iraq.

   
             One of the former communications minister of iraq,Mohammad allawi is appointed as the PM of Iraq by the President Barham Salih. Despite ex-PM Adel Abdul Mahdi formally resigned,he had agreed to continue in a caretaker capacity until a successor was chosen.
(Iraq is among the  5 most corrupt countries in the middle east.)

2.India Maldives sign five MoUs for establishing addu tourism zone.


                             

India and Maldives signed five MoUs for establishing the addu tourism zone in 5 islands of addu atoll at a cost of USD 2.49 million.MoUs were signed between the high commissioner of india Sunjay sudhir, foreign affairs minister Abdullah Shahid and addu city council.
       

3.Budget 2020 announces the largest ever science mission.

     
            The government in it's budget 2020 has announced a national mission on Quantum technology and applications (NM-QTA) with a total budget outlay of Rs.8000 crore for a period of five years to be implemented by the department of science and technology.
(Quantum technology is based on the principles of  Quantum theory)

4.Budget 2020 indian railways operating ratio for FY20 at 98.41%.

     
               Operating ratio is a measure of a portion of revenue that goes into meeting the expenses.Hence lower the number,the better the performance.In FY 2019-2020, railways spend about Rs.98.41 to earn every Rs.100 , according to the union budget 2020.
(Projected operating ratio  in FY20-21 is around 97.30%)

5.Budget 2020 plan to hike FPI limit in corporate bonds to 15% to 9%.

     
                 The government plans to increase investment limit of foreign portfolio investers in corporate bonds from 9% to 15%.In her second budget presentation,the finance minister sitharaman said certain government securities will be open for foreign investors.
(22,000 crore had given to infrastructure project pipeline)

6.Madya Pradesh bags first position for implementation of PMMVY.

       
            Madya Pradesh has bagged the 1st position for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. Women and child development minister smriti irani will present the award.Indore district has bagged the 1st place for better performance of the scheme.
(Incentives of Rs.5000 is given to pregnant women under the PMMVY)

7.Navy conduct coastal security exercise 'matla abhiyaan' in kolkata.

         
           The Indian Navy carried out a 5 day coastal security exercise,'Matla abhiyaan'with personal of two naval boats, holding interaction with all stackholders along the riverine border with Bangladesh.It was aimed to spread awareness on coastal security.

8.Australian Open:Novak Djokovic wins his record 8th men's singles title.

         
               In tennis,Serbia's Novak Djokovic won his record 8th men's singles title in Australian Open in Melbourne.He beat first time Australian open finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria.Joa Salisbury of UK and American Rajeev Ram clinched the men's doubles title.
(Timea Babos and Cristina Miadenovic won the women's doubles title)

9.RBI's Shakthikanta Das named best central banker in Asia Pacific.

     
                  Shakthikanta Das  has been named the central banker of the year 2020 for the Asia-Pacific region by financial intelligence magazine the Banker.He won the accolade for bringing in measures to tighten the rules around NBFCs.he became RBI governor in 2018.
(Shakthikanta Das is 25th governor of RBI)


Saturday, 8 February 2020

February 2: current affairs

1.FM emphasis on building "caring society" in budget.                                                    

         
 On the 2020-2021 budget,FM emphasised on building a caring society by including a slew of measures for social welfare,climate change and improvement of culture and tourism.She allocated Rs.4400 crores to encourage states to implement plans for cleaner air.
(Government allocated Rs.35,600 crores for nutrition-related scheme.)

2.Budget 2020:Rs.99,300 crores blueprint to take education to next level.

     
        Presenting the budget for 2020-21,FM said Rs.99,300 crores has been allocated for the education sector and Rs.3000 crores for skill development for the next fiscal.Steps will be taken to attract external commercial borrowing and FDI in the education sector.

3.Budget 2020:Sixteen action points for agriculture, irrigation and rural development.

         
      A total of Rs.2.83 lakh crore has been allocated in the union budget 2020 for the sixteen action points for agriculture,irrigation and rural development.Rs.1.23 lakh crore has been allocated for the rural development and panchayati raj projects.
(Board measures for 100 water stressed districts proposed)

4.Union Government plans to raise funds through LIC IPO.

             
   FM Nirmala sitharaman said that the government plans to sell a partial stack in LIC through IPO.The union budget proposed that the government will sell  its stack in IDBI Bank to private investors and also amend the banking  regulation act to strengthen co-op banks.
(LIC owns 51% stacks in IDBI Bank,while Government holds 46%.)

5.Government appoints M.Ajit kumar as chairman of CBIC.

         
         Appointments committee has approved the appointment of M.Ajit kumar as chairman Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs.It is the national nodal agency responsible for administering customs,GST, Central excise, service tax and Narcotics in india.
(CBIC was founded on January 1,1964.)

6.2 February: World wetlands day.

               
      World wetlands day occurs annually on february 2 since 1997,marking the date of adoption of the convention on wetlands on February 2,1971 when a small group of environmentalists signed an international agreement at the Ramsar convention in iran.

7.Arvind krishna appointed of CEO of IBM.

     
      Arvind krishna has been appointed as the new chief executive officer(CEO) of IBM,succedi suc Ginny Rometty.He will take over on April 6,2020.He is currently IBM senior vice President for cloud and cognitive software.Ginny Rometty will retire after almost 40 year with the company at the end of the year.