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Category: Current Affair 2018

Important Articles “The Hindu” – 10/12/2018

GS 2   1- JICA norms flouted in bullet train project Officials of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is funding the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, have apparently found violations of the agency’s guidelines in the process of land acquisition. 2- Centre amends rules for minorities from three nations The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, […]

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Former Indian Diplomat Preeti Saran Elected to UN’s Socio-Economic, Cultural Panel

On December 6, 2018, a previous senior Indian diplomat, Preeti Saran was chose unopposed to an Asia Pacific seat on the United Nation’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) chose Saran to the 18-part board of trustees ‘CESCR’ for a four-year term starting on January 1, […]

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Important Articles from “The Hindu” – 07/12/2018

    1- A relationship under stress From the realpolitik point, even if the U.S. wants to limit Iranian influence, Saudi Arabia under MBS is not helping the cause. It lost the Syria war. Its intervention in Yemen drove the Houthis further into Iran’s embrace. 2- Shielding witnesses A robust witness protection scheme will strengthen […]

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Important Articles from The Hindu – 06/12/2018

  GS 2 1- You may soon be able to opt out of Aadhaar The government is in the last stages of finalising a proposal to amend the Aadhaar Act to give all citizens an option to withdraw their Aadhaar number, including biometrics and the data. 2- The Taiwan card Taipei’s fine balance in its […]

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‘The Big Bird’,India’s Most Powerful Satellite, Launched Successfully

ISRO’s (Indian Space Research Organization) GSAT-11 satellite, called the “Big Bird ” was effectively propelled into space today from the French space port of Kourou in South America. The satellite, propelled at 2.07 am (IST), will help give satellite-based web to remote spots where link based web can’t reach. The satellite, weighing 5,854 kg, is […]

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Must Read Articles today in “The Hindu”. – 05/12/2018

GS – 2 1.Disabilities Act: States going slow on roll-out, says study – A study conducted by the Disability Rights India Foundation (DRIF) on the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, across 24 States, has revealed that more than half have not notified the State rules, despite a significant lapse of […]

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47th Indian Navy Day Observed

On December 4, 2018, the 47th Indian Navy day was celebrated across the country to commemorate the role and achievements of the naval force in India. On this propitious occasion, the Indian Naval Forces exhibited an acrobatic skills show with an Army helicopter in the Island of Rameswaram. The acrobatic show was organized at the […]

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Arvind Saxena appointed as Chairman of UPSC

The President of India has named Arvind Saxena as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The tenancy of Mr Saxena as Chairman, UPSC will begin from the date he enters upon the workplace of Chairman, UPSC. The term of his arrangement will be till August 7, 2020 when he reaches the age of 65 years […]

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India, Australia sign 5 Agreements to boost business and education links

On November 22, 2018, India signed 5 agreements with Australia to augment cooperation and improve investments in several areas, i.e. bilateral investment, service to the disabled, agricultural research, scientific collaboration  and education. On the presence of president Ram Nath Kovind and Australian Prime-minister Minister Scott Morrison, the agreements were signed in Sidney, Australia. Ram Nath […]

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Indian-American Thomas Kurian To Head Google Cloud

Grabbing one of the most significant roles in tech arena, Thomas Kurian has been announced as the head of the cloud division at Google, he is currently the president of Product Development at Oracle Corporation. Thomas Kurian will start from November 26th in Google “replacing Diane Greene” and will be taking over the role of […]

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