February 2019

Social Issues (March 19 2019)

A government-commissioned survey shows that just over a quarter of rural toilets use this twin-pit system.

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Space Awareness (March 18 2019)

ISRO is now set for the launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C45 on April 1.

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Economic Developments (March 16 2019)

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Gandhinagar, Gujarat . He also presented the 10th Biennial National Grassroots Innovation Awards.

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Defence (March 15 2019)

In a major boost for Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired indigenously developed, low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for the second time in the ranges of Rajasthan desert.

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Defence (March 14 2019)

Indo Oman Joint Exercise Al Nagah III 2019, a joint military exercise between Indian and Royal Army of Oman (RAO), commenced at HQ Jabel Regiment, Nizwa, Oman

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Factoids (March 13 2019)

Arecanut (also known as supari or betel nut) is the latest entrant in the list of agricultural produce with a GI (geographical indication) tag

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Defence (March 12 2019)

Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Pokhran ranges.

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Judiciary (March 11 2019)

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court referred the Ayodhya dispute for mediation in a bid to heal minds and hearts.

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NITI Aayog (March 09 2019)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved setting up of a National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage, to drive clean, connected, shared, sustainable and holistic mobility initiatives.

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Culture (March 08 2019)

The Prime Minister, released the Dictionary of Martyrs of India's Freedom Struggle.

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Security Challenges (March 07 2019)

Two pilot projects covering about 71 Kms on Indo-Pakistan Border (10 Kms) and Indo-Bangladesh Border (61 Kms) of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) have been completed.

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International Relations (March 06 2019)

Arguing that New Delhi had failed to assure America that it would provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors, US President Donald Trump informed the US Congress about his intent to terminate the designation of India and Turkey as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme.

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Environment (March 05 2019)

The burning of agricultural residue — a contributor to north India’s winter pollution — increases the risk of respiratory illnesses threefold for those who experience it.

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Infrastructure Development (March 04 2019)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has approved investment for Transmission Component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project(Nepal portion)

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Defence (March 02 2019)

Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) concluded a three-day Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019 as a part of confidence-building measures between the two border guards.

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Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises (March 01 2019)

With a view to enhance awareness among MSMEs about latest technological innovations available, and sensitize them on the role of technology in creating competitiveness and opportunities, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)organized a programme on Technology Support and Outreach (TECH-SOP 2019)

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International Conventions (February 28 2019)

The international protocol prohibits combat prisoners from being tortured and lays down the standards to be followed on treating them humanely

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Defence (February 27 2019)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired indigenously developed Quick Reach Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM) from ITRChandipur, off the Odisha Coast

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International Relations (February 26 2019)

Afghanistan has launched a new export route to India through the through the Chabahar Port of Iran.

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Government Schemes (February 25 2019)

The Prime Minister, launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) from Gorakhpur.

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Factoids (February 23 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honoured with the Seoul Peace Prize.

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State Specific (February 22 2019)

The government of Odisha has launched the KALIA Chhatra Bruti scholarship for the children of farmers.

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Human Resource Development (February 21 2019)

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched Operation Digital Board to leverage technology in order to boost quality education in the country.

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Infrastructure Development (February 20 2019)

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, chaired the fifth meeting of the Island Development Agency (IDA)

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Defence (February 19 2019)

Fighter jets and helicopters hit targets during day and night. It was for the first time, the Advanced Light Helicopter and the Akash were deployed in a military exercise

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Tribal Affairs (February 18 2019)

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) was set up on 19th February, 2004 through Constitution (89th Amendment) Act.

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Bilateral Relations (February 16 2019)

India withdraws MFN status to Pakistan is intended to isolate the country diplomatically and squeeze its industry

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Social Issues (February 15 2019)

In order to assist the State Governments in the task of rehabilitation of identified and released bonded labourers, a Centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme for Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour has been in operation since May, 1978.

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Defence (February 14 2019)

Using ultra light Howitzers and indigenous Swathi weapon-locating radar, Indian Army demonstrated its artillery firepower at the annual ''Exercise Topchi'' held at Deolali camp in Nashik district

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Defence (February 13 2019)

The Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework of the Government envisages setting up and managing independent Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs).

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Defence (February 12 2019)

American aerospace major Boeing announced the arrival of first batch of four Chinook military helicopters for the Indian Air Force at the Mundra port in Gujarat from there it will be ferried to Chandigarh, where they will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2019.

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Textiles (February 11 2019)

BuniyaadTasar Silk Reeling Machines were distributed to women reelers from tribal areas at a function organised by the Ministry of Textiles and Central Silk Board

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Defence (February 09 2019)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the second indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR)’ propulsion based missile system from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha today.

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Economic Development (February 08 2019)

The Cabinet has approved the setting up of a unified authority that would regulate all the financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSC), such as the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) in Gandhinagar.

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Science and Technology (February 07 2019)

India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana

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Environment Conservation (February 06 2019)

A study that analysed the link between population density and emissions from transport, across India's districts.

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INTERIM BUDGET 2019 -20 (February 02 2019)

Interim Budget 2019-20 was presented in Parliament today by the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal.

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Science and Technology/Space (February 01 2019)

ISRO Set To Launch GSAT-31 From French Guiana On 6 February Replacing The Ageing INSAT-4CR

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