Browse by

Current Affairs

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to arrive for a seven-day visit today

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will be visiting India for seven days. The visit aims at further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries. The focus will be on trade, investment, energy, science, innovation, skill development, space, and infrastructure development. Cooperation in countering tourism and security, exchange of views on global and regional issues of mutual interest will also be important areas of focus during the visit. Justin Trudeau will be accompanied by his wife and 3 children during this visit.

Cauvery River Verdict: Karnataka to get more water

The apex court of India has decided to cut down the share of water of Tamil Nadu and has increased the share of Karnataka. Supreme court has given an additional 14(point)75 TMC of Cauvery water to Karnataka. Karnataka, after the decision of the Supreme Court, will now release 177 TMC to Tamil Nadu instead of 92. The long-awaited verdict came just months before the Karnataka elections and is claimed as a big win by the ruling Congress party. 

Prime Minister Modi to visit Arunachal Pradesh today

PM Modi is going to visit Arunachal Pradesh today. It is his second visit to the state. He will participate in a number of programmes. The Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre will also be inaugurated by him. He is also going to lay the foundation stone of the Academic block of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Science and dedicate the State Civil Secretariat to the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Later, PM will address the people at IG Park and go to Tripura on a non-official visit.

11,500 crores rupees fraud shocks Punjab National Bank

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has detected a fraud of nearly 11,500 crores in one of its branch in Mumbai. The fraud is considered as one of the biggest frauds in the Indian Banking System. As per reports, PNB detected unauthorized transactions worth 11,500 rupees and has suspended 10 officers due to this scam. The case has been referred to the CBI for further investigation.

RBI Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-2018 to be announced today

The Reserve Bank of India is going to announce its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy decision at 2:30 pm on Wednesday. A 2-day meeting was started yesterday by The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, in Mumbai. All eyes are on the outcome of the 6-member MPC meeting which is being keenly awaited by stakeholders amidst a huge sell-off in the stock markets globally.

Union Budget of 2018 released, no change in income tax rates

The last budget of Modi Government was released this Thursday. The budget has introduced reforms in various sectors but there is no change in income tax rates. The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the world's largest health care program. Agricultural production and rural development is given the utmost importance in the budget of 2018. The salary of President, Vice President and Governors also witnessed a hike this year. The budget of 2018 also reflected the commitment of the government towards digitalization.

Biennal Auto Expo 2018: Inauguration today

The inaugration of Auto Expo 2018 is done today while it will be open to the general public on February 9. The 14th edition of Auto Expo of 2018 is expected to see nearly 24 new launches and the unveiling of over 100 vehicles. The first day of the Auto-Expo 2018 saw concepts from Maruti Suzuki, Renault, KIA Kotors along with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq and Elite i20. Other release and concepts include BMW 6 Series GT, BMW F750GS, BMW F850GS, BMW M5, Maruti Suzuki E-Survivor electric compact SUV Concept, Mahindra Stinger Concept etc.

India successfully tests nuclear-capable Short Range Ballistic Missile(SRBM) Agni-1
India has successfully tested nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range on Tuesday. The test was conducted from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Orissa. According to reports, the test was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army with logistic support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a range of about 900 km.
Surface ballistic missile Agni 5 tested successfully

India successfully tested its surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5 on Thursday. The strike range of the missile is over 5,000 kilometers. The missile is the most advanced of the Agni series. The missile was tested from a test range off the Odisha coast. It has new technologies implemented in terms of navigation, radar, and tracking system.

India wins against South Africa in 3rd ODI

India has won by 124 runs against South Africa in the third One Day International. With this, India has taken a 3-0 lead. This is the biggest win for India against South Africa in South Africa in terms of runs. Earlier, on February 5, Indian women's cricket team won against South Africa by 88 runs in Kimberley taking a lead of 1-0.

Virat Kohli scores 33rd century in ODI
India secured its first win in 2018 in Durban. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli also scored his 33rd century in ODI on Thursday. He secured 112 runs off 119 balls. The match was against South Africa in Durban, South Africa. It was the first time in 2018 that the captains of both the teams secured a century in the ODIs.
Cricket World Cup 2018: India beats Pakistan in Under-19 World Cup

India defeated Pakistan by a massive score of 229 runs in the Under-19 World Cup. This defeat is the heaviest defeat for Pakistan in terms of score. On February 3, India is going to face Australia in the summit clash. Australia had beaten Afghanistan by six wickets in the first semifinal match on Monday.

Supreme Court lifts Ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat

The Supreme Court of India has cleared the way for the all-India release of the movie Padmaavat. The date to release the movie is January 25. As per the reports, Supreme Court has stayed orders and notifications of Rajasthan and Gujarat government who prohibited the release of the movie and has also restrained other states from imposing such bans.

Ban on Condom Ads on TV

All the condom promotion ads will be banned from Indian television as they pose indecent content for children. According to officials, the content can harm the psyche of children. The ads, however, can run from 10 PM to 6 AM. No TV channels are allowed to telecast the ads at any other time. Failure to obey the order may cause legal action against them.

Actor Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Veteran film actor Shashi Kapoor has died in Mumbai aged 79. The younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, he acted in notable films such as Dewaar, Junoon etc. He was also famous for his theatre work. He is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and sons Kunal and Karan. Here you can know more about Shashi Kapoor.

Centre to set up 562 more Eklavya Schools

The centre is all set to establish 562 more Eklavya Model Residential Schools in the tribal areas of the country. Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram while addressing media on budgetary provision said 271 such schools have already been sanctioned out of which 190 are operational.

Theatre Olympics: Vice President to inaugurate the 8th edition

Vice President of India is going to inaugurate the 8th edition of the Theatre Olympics at Lal Quila in Delhi this evening. The event is scheduled for 51 days and will continue till April 8. It will be held in 17 cities including Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, and Jammu. The theme of the fest is- “ Flag of Friendship”. According to the Culture Ministry, it is for the first that more than 25 thousand foreign artists will participate in such an event hosted by India.

Modicare: West Bengal becomes the first state to opt out

The Finance Minister on February 1 announced the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) named “Modicare”, which is the biggest global plan to provide health cover benefits to a large population. The Chief Minister of West Bengal  Mamata Banerjee has claimed that the state has already enrolled 50 lakh people under its own “Swasthya Sathi programme” and has taken a decision to opt out of the scheme. This makes West Bengal the first state to withdraw from the world's largest health care program.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which states in India has less population than Delhi? Delhi has a population of approximately 18.6 million people, as per the latest census. Delhi's area is much less as compared to many states and Union territories in India. But in… Read More...
Which State is biggest Jute producer? West Bengal is the largest producer of jute in India. India is the largest producer of jute in the world. Approximately 60 percent of the total world produce of jute is cultivated in India… Read More...
Which State is the Largest Tea producer? Assam is the largest producer of tea in India. India is one of the largest producers of tea in the world, second only to China. India recorded a total production of 1233.14 million… Read More...