Current Affairs 12th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS 1st international conference on sexual exploitation of children to be held in Kolkata The first international conference on “Sexual Exploitation of Children in Digital Era” will be held in Kolkata on December 14-15 to spread awareness among people. The global meet comes close on the heels of reports that India accounted for around 2.4 million Read more about Current Affairs 12th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 11th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS Govt contribution to NPS raised to 14%, withdrawal made tax free Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Centre has decided to increase its contribution to the NPS for the central government employees to 14 per cent and also made the entire withdrawal amount tax free at the time of retirement. The central government’s contribution to the National Pension System (NPS) will Read more about Current Affairs 11th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 10th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS AIIB clears $400-m loan for water supply project in AP The board of Beijing-headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) has approved a $400-million loan for a water sanitation project in Andhra Pradesh, taking the overall exposure of the bank to India to $2 billion spread over nine projects. The new project is expected to have a positive Read more about Current Affairs 10th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 9th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS Gender Wage Gap Highest In India, Women Are Paid 34% Less Than Men: ILO Women are paid the most unequally in India, compared to men, when it comes to hourly wages for labour. On average, women are paid 34 per cent less than men, a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found. Read more about Current Affairs 9th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 8th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS Military Literature Festival 2018 begins in Chandigarh The three-day Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, kick-started in Chandigarh. The festival is a joint initiative of military historian and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore. Open to one and all sans entry fee, MLF 2018 aims to offer an opportunity for the younger generation to get Read more about Current Affairs 8th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 7th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS Iceland’s Foreign Minister arrives in India Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, arrived in India on an eight-day visit to the country. Thordarson is scheduled to address the Iceland-India Business Seminar at The Oberoi hotel in New Delhi. On December 8, the Icelandic Foreign Minister will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Jawaharlal Read more about Current Affairs 7th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 6th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS Number of patents granted by India shot up by 50% in 2017: UN The number of patents granted by India shot up by 50 % in 2017, keeping up a trend of steep increases, according to the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The patents granted by India increased from 8,248 in 2016 to 12,387 Read more about Current Affairs 6th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 5th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS ISRO successfully launches GSAT-11 communication satellite The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite, GSAT-11, from the Spaceport in French Guiana. The launch vehicle, Ariane 5 VA-246, lifted off from Kourou Launch Base carrying India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellites. Ariane 5 is one of three launch vehicles operated by Arianespace along with Read more about Current Affairs 5th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 4th December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS 80th session WCO policy commission held in Mumbai The 80th Session of the three-day Policy Commission of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) will begin in Mumbai. Issues like trade facilitation and controlling illicit financial flow will be discussed during the three-day event, the opening session of which will be addressed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The meeting is being Read more about Current Affairs 4th December 2018[…]

Current Affairs 3rd December 2018

NATIONAL NEWS Global Agriculture & Food Summit 2018 Held in Jharkhand Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated Global Agriculture and Food Summit 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Seven countries, including China, Israel and Malaysia are participating in the two-day Summit. The aim of the Summit is to promote Jharkhand as a key player to attract investment in the agriculture Read more about Current Affairs 3rd December 2018[…]