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Category: Current Affair 2018

1023 Fast Track Courts to be set up: Government approves proposals under Nirbhaya Fund

The legislature on Friday affirmed three new propositions – fast track exceptional courts, acquirement of scientific packs in rape cases and setting up video reconnaissance framework at 50 rail stations under the Nirbhaya Fund. The choice was taken by the Empowered Committee of Officers headed by Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) Secretary, Rakesh Srivastava. […]

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Athlete Hima Das named UNICEF India’s first youth ambassador

Young sprint sensation Hima Das, who won three decorations, incorporating gold in women’s 4x400m relay at the Asian Games and a memorable gold award at the U-20 World Championship in Finland, has been selected Youth Ambassador by UNICEF for India. “My good example was Sachin Tendulkar as a child. I feel extremely pleased that I […]

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Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

The Union Ministry of Finance on November 13, 2018 chose to discharge a Rs 75 memorial coin on the event of 75th commemoration of  Tricolor hoisting by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair, for the first time. Prior on October 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the National Flag at Red Fort and uncovered […]

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‘Samudra Shakti’ begins Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy bilateral exercise

The introduction version of Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ started on November 12, 2018 at Surabaya, Indonesia. The activity will finish up on November 18, 2018. The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Rana of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command touched base at the port of Surabaya […]

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India, Singapore bilateral naval exercise ‘ SIMBEX 2018’ begins

India and Singapore will hold the 25th joint maritime exercise from November 10 to 21 in India to exult the silver celebration of SIMBEX, an acronym for “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise”. The underlying harbor stage will be held at Port Blair, November 10 to 12 pursued via Sea Phase from November 12 to 16 November […]

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India’s nuclear submarine INS Arihant completes first ‘deterrence patrol’

On 5th November, 2018 , Prime Minister Narendra Modi pronounced that submarine INS Arihant, India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine, has effectively accomplished its “first deterrence patrol”. A ballistic missile submarine is a strategic asset as it can fire city-destroying missiles from anywhere in the ocean and remain undetected for a long time. It can sneak […]

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IIT-Madras creates ‘Shakti’, India’s first microprocessor

Your mobile phones, security cameras and other smart devices may soon be powered by India’s first indigenous Microprocessor.  The microprocessor “Shakti” was designed, developed and booted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and with a microchip fabricated in the Semi-Conductor Laboratory of Indian Space Research Organization(Isro) at Chandigarh. This will effectively reduce dependency on foreign […]

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Booking Unreserved Railway Tickets Made Easy through UTSONMOBILE’ App

On 1St November, 2018, The Ministry of Railways brought the ‘Unreserved Mobile Ticketing’ facility (UTS on Mobile) to smoothen the booking process of unreserved tickets all over the country, eradicating waiting process and keeping passenger from standing in queues for purchasing tickets. Following to which, the unreserved tickets booking process will be made available on […]

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India Leaps 23 Spots In World Bank’s ‘Ease Of Doing Business’ Index, Ranks 77

India has jumped 23 spots and shot up to 77th position in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking, an assessment amongst 190 nations. This has marked a big step towards the Modi government’s struggles to ease processes, create a business-friendly environment and flood in foreign investments. India, last year, sore up 30 positions to […]

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Naveen Patnaik Launches Scheme To Help Kids Of Construction Workers

On Octobeer 6, 2018, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Nirman Kusuma’ programme to offer financial aid to the children of the construction workers, for their higher technical education in the state. “The ‘Nirman Kusuma’ programme will help construction workers’ children to fulfill their dream. This scheme aims to offer financial aid to construction workers’ […]

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