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  • Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed as new CBI director

    Rishi Kumar Shukla, 1983 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was on February 2, 2019 appointed as the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He will be serving for a fixed term of two years.

    Feb 3, 2019
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 28 January to 2 February 2019

    The Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal has named India's first engineless train, Train 18 as the Vande Bharat Express, acknowledging its made-in-India status. The train was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in the period of 18 months under the 'Make in India' initiative of PM Narendra Modi.

    Feb 2, 2019
  • Budget Special - Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 February 2019

    As per the Budget, individual tax payers with taxable income of up to Rs 5 lakh will get full tax rebate from now on. Those earning Rs 6.5 lakh will not have to pay tax, if they invested in specified savings such as PF, PPF, etc.

    Feb 1, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 1 February 2019

    The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend sanctions against the Central African Republic (CAR) for another year. The resolution will renew the sanctions regime, an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze till January 31, 2020.

    Feb 1, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 31 January 2019

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds Finance portfolio, presented the state annual budget of Rs 19,548.69 crore for the year 2019-20 as against Rs 17,123.28 crore for the year 2018-19, representing an increase of 14.16 percent over last year.

    Jan 31, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 January 2019

    The Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be presenting Interim Budget 2019-20 on February 1, 2019, the last budget of the NDA government before the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

    Jan 31, 2019
  • Railway Minister Piyush Goyal awarded 4th annual Carnot Prize

    Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal was formally conferred with the fourth annual Carnot Prize by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in New Delhi. The award aims to recognise India’s efforts towards eliminating energy poverty with sustainable energy solutions.

    Jan 31, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 January 2019

    India improved its ranking on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by three points and moved to 78th position with a score of 41. India ranked at 81st place on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017.

    Jan 30, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 30 January 2019

    India and China have signed the protocol for exports of Indian tobacco leaves to China. Quality tobacco on par with international standards is available in India at competitive prices and there is a good potential for export of Indian tobacco to China.

    Jan 30, 2019
  • Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 presented to 24 writers; Hindi writer Chitra Mudgal among winners

    To name a few, winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 include Sanjib Chattopadhyay for Bengali, Anees Salim for English, Sharifa Vijliwala for her essays in Gujarati, Chitra Mudgal for Hindi, and S Ramesan Nair for his poetry in Malayalam.

    Jan 30, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 29 January 2019

    Human Resources Development Ministry issued orders on revision of allowances and special allowances for teachers and equivalent academic cadre, Registrars, Finance Officers and Controller of Examinations in Central Universities and Colleges.

    Jan 29, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 January 2019

    The International Cricket Council has suspended Indian bowler Ambati Rayudu from bowling in international cricket. The suspension will remain in place until he is tested and can demonstrate that he is able to bowl with legal action.

    Jan 29, 2019
  • ICAR Republic Day tableau 'Kisan Gandhi' wins first prize

    The Indian Council of Agricultural Research was awarded the first prize for its Tableau, ‘Kisan Gandhi’ in the Republic Day Parade - 2019. The Union Minister of Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman, handed over the award to the ICAR team in New Delhi on January 28, 2019.

    Jan 29, 2019
  • Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away

    He played a pivotal role in fighting against the Emergency declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the mid 1970s. During the Emergency, he was arrested and tried in the Baroda dynamite case. He was still in prison when he won in Muzaffarpur in the 1977 general election.

    Jan 29, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 January 2019

    The Supreme Court on January 28, 2019 constituted a Constitution Bench for hearing a plea challenging the mandatory requirement to recite Sanskrit and Hindi prayers in morning assembly sessions of 1,125 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country.

    Jan 28, 2019