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Daily Current Affairs – 24 & 25 Sept 2017

Karnataka govt invokes ESMA against garbage contractors The Karnataka government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act against garbage contractors and sanitation workers employed under them following complaints that they were not discharging their duties. The garbage problem has turned worse in the city recently as the contractors…
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Daily Current Affairs – 23 Sept 2017

India is third most natural disasters faced country India has ranked third among the countries that have faced the most natural disasters in the last half century. The United States, followed by China, India, the Philippines and Indonesia, have experienced the most disasters since 1995 – more than…
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Daily Current Affairs – 22 Sept 2017

Navy takes delivery of Scorpene submarine Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) of Mumbai on Thursday handed over the first of the Scorpene submarines, Kalvari , to the Navy. This is the Navy’s first new conventional submarine in two decades. The state-of-the-art technology utilised in the Scorpene has ensured…
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Daily Current Affairs – 21 Sept 2017

First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). This Exercise will be a platform for…
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Daily Current Affairs – 20 Sept 2017

Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane to launch Zero Hunger Programme on 16th October Three districts – Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra – will initiate India’s ambitious ‘Zero Hunger’ programme through interventions in farm sector on October 16 (World Food Day). Though many more…
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Daily Current Affairs – 19 Sept 2017

Norms eased for fund raising by REITs, InvITs The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has relaxed the guidelines for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) in order to broaden the scope of fund raising by such instruments. The board of SEBI decided…
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Daily Current Affairs – 07 Sept 2017

18,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar violence last week: IOM As per data released recently by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 18,000 Rohingya Muslims are estimated to have crossed into Bangladesh in the last week seeking to escape the worst violence in Myanmar’s northwest in at least five…
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Daily Current Affairs – 25 Aug 2017

Privacy is a fundamental right A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on 24 August 2017 ruled that the Right to Privacy is the Fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The bench observed that privacy is intrinsic to freedom of life and personal liberty guaranteed…
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Daily Current Affairs – 24 Aug 2017

Approval for Public Sector Banks to amalgamate through an Alternative Mechanism The Union Cabinet has given in-principle approval for Public Sector Banks to amalgamate through an Alternative Mechanism (AM). The decision is expected to facilitate the creation of strong and competitive banks in public sector space to meet…
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Daily Current Affairs – 23 Aug 2017

Instant triple talaq invalid, rules Supreme Court in 3:2 verdict   A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Tuesday in a split verdict ruled that the practice of instant triple talaq in the Muslim community is invalid. Its…
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