Archive For October 11, 2018

Daily Current Affairs Quiz Archive – September 2012

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Quiz – Current Affairs September 28-30, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 27, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 26, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 25, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 24, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 23, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 22, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 21,…

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Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act(IRWA)

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The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986". Major amendments proposed are as follows: · Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and material in electronic form. · Penalties to be enhanced to a maximum of 3 years of imprisonment and fine…

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India’s NSDC inks pact with Ausralia’s industry skills council SkillsDMC

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An agreement was signed b/w Ausralia’s industry skills council SkillsDMC and India’s National Skills Development Corporation(NSDC) to provide training to 500 million people in key industry areas by 2022. As per the pact, SkillsDMC will support the establishment of the Indian Sector Skills Council for mining. India aims to provide skills training for up to…

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First American Indian canonized

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Kateri Tekakwitha, famous as “Lily of the Mohawks”, who for centuries has been a symbol of hope for the long-oppressed American Indians, was canonized in St Peter’s Square by Pope Benedict XVI . Who is famous as the “Lily of the Mohawks” ? Kateri Tekakwitha             Source:gktoday

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Govt unveils Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system

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The Union Government unveiled a new Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system that will provide a reliable mechanism of direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in a transparent manner. Objective: To eliminate fraud, black-marketing, pilferage in schemes and bribery in the delivery of government services. What is Aadhaar? A 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority…

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Bharti Airtel: World’s fourth largest mobile operator

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As per the ‘Scoreboard’ report by analyst firm Wireless Intelligence, Bharti Airtel with over 250 million mobile subscribers is world’s fourth-largest operator in terms of subscribers. Airtel overtook Telefónica of Spain to reach this position. Top 4 Mobile Operators Rankings China Mobile Vodafone Group American Movil Group Bharti Airtel Reliance Communications 8th position Idea Cellular…

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EC prohibits publication/broadcast Opinion Polls during election in Gujarat and HP

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The Election Commission put a ban on the publication/broadcast kind of opinion poll during the period of assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. As per EC there will be complete ban on display of any election matter like opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, during the period of 48…

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India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

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India and Japan decided to enhance cooperation key bilateral areas, including maritime, cyber, outer space security and also deliberated on regional and international security situation. It was second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue held in Tokyo which involved discussions on foreign policy issues and security. Both the nations reviewed bilateral security and defence cooperation and discussed ways…

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Domestic companies can make payments in SEZ in foreign currency: RBI

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The RBI has given permission to domestic companies to make payments to units in Special Economic Zones in foreign currency for the services delivered by them. Earlier, this facility was allowed only for payments made for goods. To promote software exports, RBI has simplified procedure for exporting goods and services by all Software Technology Parks…

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Rs 4,000 crore plan to fight Japanese Encephalitis

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The Union Cabinet of India sanctioned a Rs 4038-crore comprehensive multi-pronged plan for prevention and control of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the country. States where this plan will be implemented: Uttar Pradesh West Bengal Tamil Nadu Bihar Assam The plan will be implemented within five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17….

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E-eye Project in Corbett National Park

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E-Eye Project: A pilot surveillance project being piloted in Corbett National Park in which live electronic surveillance is done with the help of cameras with video recording facility mounted on towers. The project will help in tracking the movement of animals, human interference and checking poaching. These cameras will generate alerts to the control room…

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