National Current Affairs (Page : 11)

  • National State of Forest Report 2013

    Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

    National State of Forest Report 2013

      India can pat its back for spreading the forest cover - albeit minutely - as per the recently released 13th biennial state of the forest report b

  • Narendra Modi becomes the 15th Prime Minister of India

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Narendra Modi becomes the 15th Prime Minister of India

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space portfolio with himself.

  • Nano Mission gets financial boost

    Saturday, Mar 08, 2014

    Nano Mission gets financial boost

    The government has reinforced the national mission on nano science and technology "Nano Mission" with a boost of Rs 650 crore for the 12th plan period (2012-17)

  • The Archaic Indian Anti-Beggary Law

    Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014

    The Archaic Indian Anti-Beggary Law

    If we were thinking that begging is a mere social issue, we were living in oblivion. In India it is a crime to beg and the statute for this has been coded in th

  • Mission document on the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) approved

    Monday, Mar 03, 2014

    Mission document on the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) approved

      Government has approved the Mission document on the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE). The mission's primary o

  • List of Schemes run by Ministry of Minority Affairs

    Saturday, Mar 01, 2014

    List of Schemes run by Ministry of Minority Affairs

    National Monitoring Committee for Minorities (NMCM) has recently (February 2014) been Set up under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Minority Affairs to eva

  • India’s largest solar photovoltaic plant comes up in Madhya Pradesh

    Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

    India’s largest solar photovoltaic plant comes up in Madhya Pradesh

    India’s largest solar photovoltaic plant has been commissioned at Bhagwanpur in Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh). The plant with installed capacity of 151-MW has been

  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

    Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

    Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

    Why is it in news? Amendments are going to be made in the older draft of "The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill". It will expand definition of di

  •  Programs / Schemes Of  Ministry Of Rural Development

    Monday, Feb 24, 2014

    Programs / Schemes Of Ministry Of Rural Development

    Ministry of Rural development It has two departments : dept. of land resources and dept. of rural development The erstwhile dept. of drinking water and

  • Schemes for Slum Dwellers and Urban Poor

    Friday, Feb 21, 2014

    Schemes for Slum Dwellers and Urban Poor

      These are the schemes for slum dwellers and urban poor in the country being implemented by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. 

National Tidbits ( Feb 21, 2014 - Jul 10, 2014 )

  • Jul 10, 2014 India raise its forest cover by 5871 square km. - read more

  • Jul 10, 2014 TRAI increases the minimum broadband speed to 512 kbps from the earlier 256 kbps.     show

  • Jul 08, 2014 C Rangarajan panel revises poverty line at Rupees 32 per day in rural areas and Rupees 47 in Urban areas.    show

  • Jul 05, 2014 Government introduces four new life-saving vaccines as part of India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).    show

  • Jul 04, 2014 Centre approves the inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.    show

  • Jul 04, 2014 Direct Rail link to Katra (Vaishno Devi) inaugurated. - read more

  • Jul 03, 2014 Trial run of nation's fastest train between Delhi and Agra is conducted by the Indian Railways.   show

  • Jul 02, 2014 State Bank of India launches six digital branches named sbi-INTOUCH across the country as a part of its programme to offer next generation high-tech banking.   show

  • Jun 24, 2014 33% reservation for women in police force has been made in Gujarat.This announcement has been made today by first women Chief Minister of Gujarat anandi Patel .Gujarat is the safest state in India having lowest crime rate.

  • Jun 21, 2014 Indian Railways have hiked the passenger fare by 14.2% in all classes and freight tariff by 6.5% with effect from June 25.    show

  • Jun 18, 2014 Union Ministry of Human Resource Development announcements: A new Central University for Himalayan Technology will be set up in Uttarakhand;  National e-Library to be established by the end of this year.

  • Jun 18, 2014 Gauravi, nation’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) has been inaugurated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.   show

  • Jun 18, 2014 Centre to provide incentives for chip-making units in 8 cities across the country.   show

  • Jun 14, 2014 Maharashtra government clears Bill to put a complete ban on dance bars across the State.   show

  • Jun 13, 2014 Gujarat gets approval from Narmada Control Authority (NCA) to raise Narmada dam height by 17 metres .   show

  • Jun 11, 2014 Prime Minister disbands four cabinet committees - another legacy of previous UPA government - as part of his efforts to spur up decision-making processes.   show

  • Jun 05, 2014 The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs signs an MoU with Grant Thornton India LLP to develop capacity of the Indian companies for effective implementation of the CSR Rules laid down as per Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013.

  • Jun 05, 2014 The Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), becomes the first aquaculture pathology laboratory in the country to be accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board For Testing & Calibration Laboratories).   show

  • Jun 03, 2014 Congress nominates senior leader and former Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge as the Leader of the party in the Lok Sabha.    show

  • Jun 02, 2014 Telanagana is born as the 29th state of India on June 2, 2014; Telugu Rashtra Samithi supremo Chandrasekhar Rao becomes its inaugural Chief Minister.   show

  • May 31, 2014 Ajit Doval has been appointed as the National Security Adviser. show

  • May 31, 2014 Singapore Airlines becomes the first carrier to launch commercial flights of Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, in India from IGI airport, Delhi.      show

  • May 29, 2014 Centre to revamp and rename Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).    show

  • May 28, 2014 Centre constitutes 'Special Investigation Team' on Black Money in compliance with the judgement of Supreme Court.      show

  • May 22, 2014 RBI instructs all banks to install talking ATMs with Braille keypads from July 1, 2014 onwards.   show

  • May 21, 2014 Naveen Patnaik sworn-in as Odisha Chief Minister for the fourth straight term.   show

  • May 20, 2014 Dalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi to replace Nitish Kumar as the next Chief Minister of Bihar.   show

  • May 17, 2014 16th Loksabha Elections Stats 1) 62 women members elected, Highest ever (approx. 11% of total) as against 61 in last Loksabha. show

  • May 16, 2014 Supreme Court allows Indian Navy to send decommissioned INS Vikrant - India's first aircraft carrier - to Darukhana ship-breaking yard (near Mumbai). show

  • May 14, 2014 BHEL commissions first of the two unit of 600 MW capacity for Jindal Thermal Power Project at Angul in Odisha.   show

  • May 08, 2014 Gujarat model of land Acquisition has been declared the best in the country by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)   show

  • May 08, 2014 India’s aviation regulator 'DGCA' grants operating permit to AirAsia India.   show

  • May 08, 2014 Supreme Court allows Tamil Nadu to raise the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam on Periyar river to 142 feet.   show

  • May 05, 2014 India successfully test-fired its 1st indigenous air-to-air missile 'Astra' from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet.  show

  • May 03, 2014 Government approves setting up of the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) for the execution of the Polavaram irrigation project.   show

  • May 03, 2014 Air India to become the first Indian carrier to join the world’s largest airline grouping, Star Alliance.   show

  • May 02, 2014 TRAI recommends charging 8% of yearly revenue on Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) as license fee from internet service providers (ISPs).     show

  • Apr 30, 2014 TDSAT revokes ban imposed on telecom operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea -  for intra-circle 3G roaming.   show

  • Apr 26, 2014 Japanese telecom major NTT Docomo breaks partnership with Tata Group; exits India business.   show

  • Apr 24, 2014 The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) allows use of portable electronic devices, such as cellphones and laptops, on flight/airplane mode in all phases of flight.   show

  • Apr 23, 2014 Ircon International Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, signs an MoU with Transparency International India.   show

  • Apr 23, 2014 Tata Consultancy Services breaks into the top 10 global IT services companies as per HfS Research Survey on competitive landscape for IT Services in 2013.   show

  • Apr 22, 2014 Supreme Court revokes ban on iron ore mining in Goa, but limits extraction to 20 million tonnes a year.   show

  • Apr 16, 2014 Railsaver’, a web portal meant to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways, has been Inaugurated.   show

  • Apr 15, 2014 Government sanctions the recruitment of women as combat officers in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).    show

  • Apr 14, 2014 Books in The News : show

  • Apr 12, 2014 Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, the senior-most judge of the apex court, is to be the new Chief Justice of India from 27th April, 2014.   show

  • Apr 11, 2014 India’s first aircraft Carrier 'INS Vikrant' is auctioned off to 'IB Commercial Pvt Ltd' for 60 crores

  • Apr 09, 2014 Arunachal capital 'Itanagar' gets the rail connectivity with the introduction of a passenger train linking the town of Dekargaon to the capital city.    show

  • Apr 05, 2014 Kandla port handles the most iron ores among all ports in the country for the 2013-14 period.     show

  • Apr 03, 2014 RBI instruct banks not to fine consumers for non-maintenance of minimum balance in their saving accounts.   show

  • Apr 03, 2014 Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) gets derecognized by Sports Ministry for failing to revamp its constitution.   show

  • Apr 01, 2014 President re-promulgates the ordinance on SEBI Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013 as it lapsed owing to the parliament inability to pass it in its final session.    show

  • Mar 29, 2014 The newly inducted Super Hercules C-130J transport aircraft of Indian Air Force crashes near Gwalior killing all five aboard.    show

  • Mar 28, 2014 Google has been fined Rs 1 Crore by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for unfair trade practices.     show

  • Mar 26, 2014 'Bank of India' becomes the 1st public sector bank to launch Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme in Mumbai. The IMT, an innovative domestic money remittance facility, allows customers to withdraw cash from IMT-enabled ATMs without the need of any card or bank account.     show

  • Mar 24, 2014 Assam Rifles celebrates its 179th anniversay : founded in 1835 it is India's Oldest Para Military Force. show

  • Mar 21, 2014 Yojana March 2014- Summary - read more

  • Mar 21, 2014 Yojana Feb 2014- Summary - read more

  • Mar 21, 2014 Market of Mothers' : Surrogacy Market in India - read more

  • Mar 20, 2014 Election Commission issues detailed guidelines for use of Social Media Platform by Political Parties during election campaigning (political advertisements). show

  • Mar 20, 2014 Central Government increases strength of all High Court judges by 25% to clear backlog of pending cases. show

  • Mar 19, 2014 Henderson Brooks Report on 1962 Indo-China War (in Arunachal Pradesh) made public by an Australian Journalist Neville Maxwell show

  • Mar 19, 2014 NCAER (National Council for Applied Economic Research) releases latest India Human Development Survey (IHDS) ; largest household survey (sample size42,000 households) after those conducted by state body NSSO (National Sample Survey Organisation). show

  • Mar 14, 2014 Expert Panel of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment recommends to declare Transgenders as third Gender in India. show

  • Mar 14, 2014 India launches "Operation Serachlight" : a combined effort of Navy and Coast Guard in Andaman sea to search the whereabouts of missing Malaysian aircraft MH-370. show

  • Mar 13, 2014 Election Commission Data : Average number of Contestants per Lok Sabha seat increased to a high of 25 (approx.) in 1996 General Elections from an low of   4 in first ever 1952 Elections. show

  • Mar 12, 2014 The National Archives of India celebrated 124th Foundation Day on 11 March 2014 (founded on 11th March 1891 as Imperial Records Department at Imperial Secretariat Building, Calcutta). show

  • Mar 12, 2014 Supreme Court asks Law Commission to go into the issue of "Hate Speeches" (made by political / religious leaders) and frame guidelines to curb and regulate it.

  • Mar 08, 2014 Nano Mission gets financial boost. - read more

  • Mar 08, 2014 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan - read more

  • Mar 06, 2014 National Mission For a Green India. - read more

  • Mar 06, 2014 India to vote in 9 phases to elect its next government.   show

  • Mar 05, 2014 India Inclusive Innovation Fund - read more

  • Mar 05, 2014 Schemes for Slum Dwellers and Urban Poor - read more

  • Mar 05, 2014 Programs / Schemes Of Ministry Of Rural Development. - read more

  • Mar 05, 2014 Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - read more

  • Mar 05, 2014 Minority Affairs Ministry introduces 2 new schemes namely Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme and Nalanda Project.   show

  • Mar 04, 2014 Indian Railways launches ‘SMS Gateway' for sending SMS alerts to passengers about their PNR Status.

  • Mar 03, 2014 Centre approves revision of ceiling on election expenditure.   show

  • Mar 01, 2014 List of Schemes run by Ministry of Minority Affairs. - read more

  • Mar 01, 2014 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves Rs. 975 crore for 'River Basin Management' (RBM) scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources during 12th Plan Period.

  • Mar 01, 2014 Nation's first post office savings bank ATM comes up in Chennai.   show

  • Feb 28, 2014 Government sanctions Rs.434 crore for establishment of four new National Institutes of Design (NID) at Jorhat (Assam), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) and Kurukshetra (Haryana).

  • Feb 28, 2014 Government kicks off Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Boys – “Saksham”.   show

  • Feb 28, 2014 Government constitutes G K Pillai committee to look into the viability of carving out a separate Bodoland state from Assam.   show

  • Feb 27, 2014 National Monitoring Committee for Minorities (NMCM) holds its first meeting in Delhi. show

  • Feb 27, 2014 Government passes Bill to establish "Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University" at Jhansi (UP). show

  • Feb 27, 2014 India Newspaper Society (INS) celebrates its Platinum Jubilee. show

  • Feb 26, 2014 Government to set up Urban Institute of India in Delhi, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.   show

  • Feb 26, 2014 RBI constituted Bimal Jalan panel, meant to shortlist applications for new bank licences, submits its report.   show

  • Feb 25, 2014 India’s 1st on Site Net Zero Building (green technology building) “Indira Paryavaran Bhawan” comes up in Delhi.   show

  • Feb 25, 2014 National Centre for Good Governance Inaugurated in Mussorrie.   show

  • Feb 25, 2014 7200 km of state highways to be elevated to National Highways by the union government.   show

  • Feb 24, 2014 President inaugurates national conference on TB and allied diseases at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Feb 24, 2014 Number of voters grow over 4.7 times since independence in the country. The sample compares the electorate size of 1951-52 with 2014.

  • Feb 24, 2014 Indian Railways (IRCTC) launches E-Wallet Scheme to make payment process fast and hassle-free.   show