Current Affairs summary 14 Aug

1. Exports rise 14% in July, trade deficit hits five-year high on oil imports

• India’s trade deficit widened to a more than five-year high of $18.02 billion in July, driven largely by a surge in oil imports. Continue reading “Current Affairs summary 14 Aug”

PIB summary 14 August

(1) Pitch to MOVE

Context

• NITI Aayog has launched “Pitch to MOVE” – a mobility pitch competition that aims to provide budding entrepreneurs of India a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a distinguished jury Continue reading “PIB summary 14 August”

Current Affairs summary 13 Aug

1. Ease of Living Index

• Three cities of Maharashtra – Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai – are the most livable places in the country, according to the ranking of 111 cities on the Ease of Living Index released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday. Continue reading “Current Affairs summary 13 Aug”

PIB summary 13 August

(1) Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act

Context

• In order to ensure safe workplaces for Women in the private sector, the Ministry of Women and Child had requested Hon’ble Minister for Corporate Affairs to mandate the disclosure regarding implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in the Directors Report of every company. Continue reading “PIB summary 13 August”

Current Affairs summary 12 Aug

1. Panel to study plight of children growing inside prisons

• A panel headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court will be formed to tackle the issue of children living in prisons merely because their mothers are convicts. Continue reading “Current Affairs summary 12 Aug”

PIB summary 12 August

(1) World Elephant Day

• World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12

  1. • The objective behind celebrating the World Elephant Day every year is to focus attention of various stakeholders to support various conservation policies to help elephants, including improving enforcement policies to prevent the illegal poaching and trade of ivory, conserving elephant habitats, providing better treatment for captive elephants and reintroducing some captive elephants into sanctuaries. Continue reading “PIB summary 12 August”

Current Affairs summary 11 Aug

1. IIP surges to five-month high of 7%

• Growth in industrial activity picked up to a five-month high of 7% in June, driven by an across-the-board acceleration in growth rates including in sectors such as manufacturing, electricity, infrastructure, and capital and consumer goods, according to official data. Continue reading “Current Affairs summary 11 Aug”

PIB summary 11 August

(1) One District one Product

• The summit aims to give boost to micro, small and medium enterprises

• The ODOP scheme seeks to promote traditional industries synonymous with their respective districts to spur local economy and generate jobs

• its aim was to optimise production, productivity and income, preservation and development of local crafts, promotion of Continue reading “PIB summary 11 August”

PIB summary 10 August

(1) Races of Silk Worm Seed

• Central Silk Board (CSB) has notified recently developed races of silkworm seed of mulberry and Vanya silk for increasing the productivity of cocoons and to increase the income of the farmers engaged in sericulture. Continue reading “PIB summary 10 August”

Current Affairs summary 10 Aug

1. Cabinet approves changes to Triple Talaq Bill, PMGSY

• Besides approving 3 amendments to the anti-instant triple talaq bill, the Union Cabinet and the CCEA took several other key decisions as well. Continue reading “Current Affairs summary 10 Aug”