Current Affairs for the year of 2019 - 2018

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  • SAARC Immigration Authorities meeting organised in Islamabad
    Miscellaneous World
    The seventh meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Immigration Authorities was held on 2 August 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Usman A. Bajwa, Pakistan’s Director General Immigration and Passports, chaired the meeting. The meeting aimed at formulating recommendations to...
  • Evidence of environmental influence on species richness given by popcorn-like fossils
    Environment and Ecology World
    The research by analysing the fossil record of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains resemble miniaturised popcorn and date back millions of years, provided the first statistical evidence that environmental variations can alter species richness. According...
  • China bug Chan's Megastick declared world's longest insect
    Miscellaneous World
    The Insect Museum of West China on 5 May 2016 announced that a stick insect measuring 62.4 centimeters has broken the record for length among the world’s 807625 known insects. The insect, named Phobaeticus chani or Chan's megastick was discovered two years ago in the southern province of Guangxi,...
  • Record 20 satellites launched by ISRO from Srihaikota
    Science and Technology India
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 22 June 2016 launched a record 20 satellites in a single mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. With this launch of 20 satellites, ISRO also managed to break its previous record of placing 10 satellites into orbit in a...
  • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became first Indian to play in Tippeligaen
    Sports India
    National football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on 29 May 2016 became the first Indian to play top-tier European football league match. He turned out for Norwegian side Stabaek FC in Norwegian Premier League (Tippeligaen) . About Gurpreet Singh Sandhu • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu signed for Stabaek...
  • Noted comedian Razak Khan is no more
    Miscellaneous India
    Razak Khan, one of the best comedians of Bollywood movies, passed away on 1 June 2016 following a cardiac arrest in Bandra, Mumbai. He was popularly known for his roles in movies like Hello Brother, Hungama and Hera Pheri. About Razak Khan • He made his Bollywood debut in 1993 with Boney Kapoor's...
  • Kerala Government to use Sachin Tendulkar's name in its Anti-Drug Campaign
    Miscellaneous India
    This was announced on 1 June 2016 by the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He said that the cricket icon has given his consent to use his name to strengthen the campaign against liquor and drug abuse in the state. This agreement was reached when Tendulkar along with three other co-owners of the Kerala...
  • World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2016 list released by Forbes
    Miscellaneous World
    Forbes on 6 June 2016 released the list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women of 2016 showing women who impacted businesses, media, philanthropy, politics and more. Four metrics: money (net worth, company revenues or GDP), media presence, spheres of influence, and impact, were analysed to prepare the...
  • UNODC launches inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report
    Environment and Ecology World
    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on 24 May 2016 launched its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report. The report highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of different species across the globe present real environmental dangers. The report also urges shared responsibility...
  • Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli abandons ahead of a no-confidence vote
    Politics World
    Nepal's Prime Minister, Khadga Prasad Oli, on 24 July 2016 resigned from his office. He resigned ahead of a no-confidence vote. Oli’s resignation, who was heading Nepal’s eighth government in past 10 years, threw the nation into a fresh political turmoil. Oli, 64, who became prime minister of Nepal...
  • 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants won by Anita Gopalan
    Miscellaneous India
    Translator and artist Anita Gopalan on 25 July 2016 was awarded the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for her English translation of Hindi novel Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi. Gopalan is the second Indian translator to be selected for the grant. Simsim, the lyrical, award-winning novella was first published...
  • SBI cited in Hall Of Shame list of Banks for funding Cluster Bomb Makers
    Miscellaneous World
    The State Bank of India (SBI) was on 16 June 2016 named in the Hall of Shame list of 158 banking institutions that have invested billions of dollars in companies making cluster bombs. The list was prepared by Dutch campaign group PAX Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions report. State Bank of India...
  • Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah is no more
    Miscellaneous India
    Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah died on 21 June 2016 at his house at Ragannagudem, Telangana following a brief illness. He was 61. He is survived by three daughters. His songs both regaled and incensed supporters of statehood movement. About Guda Anjaiah • Anjanna was famous for his...
  • National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal constituted
    Politics India
    Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on 1 June 2016 notified the constitution of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) with immediate effect. Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya, Judge (Retd.), Supreme Court of India appointed as the Chairperson of the...
  • Three-match T20 Series against Zimbabwe won by India
    Sports World
    India on 22 June 2016 won the three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe 2-1. In the third and final match played at Harare, India defeated Zimbabwe by a narrow three-run margin. Winning the toss and electing to ball first, Zimbabwe succeeded in restricting India to 138 for six in 20 overs. In the second...
  • Tintu Luka attained silver at Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet held in Prague
    Sports India
    Tintu Luka, the Rio Olympics-bound Indian track and field athlete, on 7 June 2016 won a silver medal in 800 meters in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague, Czech Republic. To win the medal, she covered the distance with her season's best timing of 2:00.61 (2 minutes point Six One seconds)....
  • Consent given to MoU/Agreements between India and Taiwan
    Miscellaneous World
    The Union Cabinet on 15 June 2016 gave its ex-post facto approval to the MoU for the cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sector. Besides, the cabinet also gave its nod to the signing of Air Services Agreement between both the countries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed...
  • World's first 3D-printed aircraft THOR displayed by Airbus
    Science and Technology World
    Airbus on 1 June 2016 displayed the world's first 3D-printed aircraft THOR at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Schoenefe. The drone THOR is short for Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality and it resembles a large, white model airplane. About 3D-printed aircraft THOR • Is the world's first...
  • Baciro Dja named Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau
    Politics World
    Guinea Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz on 26 May 2016 issued a presidential decree naming Baciro Dja as Prime Minister of the country. Dja succeeds Carlos Correia, who was sacked earlier in May 2016. His removal threatened to deepen political turmoil in the tiny West African nation. Effects of Presidential...
  • Global Day of Parents observed worldwide
    Miscellaneous World
    The Global Day of Parents was observed globally on 1 June 2016. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General...
  • Unconditional basic income proposal rejected by Switzerland voters
    Miscellaneous World
    Switzerland voters on 5 June 2016 rejected an unconditional basic income (UBI) proposal in referendum. As per the proposal, all Swiss citizens and foreigners who have been residents in Switzerland for at least 5 years are provided with the UBI irrespective of their income status. The referendum result...
  • Indian Coast Guard Ship ARUSH Commissioned
    Miscellaneous India
    The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ARUSH was commissioned on 26 May 2016 by the Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) Additional Director General SPS Basra at Kochi. The ship has been named ICGS ARUSH that means first ray of sun. ARUSH is the seventeenth ship in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels...
  • Pharmaceutical city in Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar districts to be set up by Telangana government
    Miscellaneous India
    Telangana government on 10 June 2016 decided to set up of a Pharma City on 12500 acres of land in Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar districts of the state. Telangana has traditionally been the bulk drugs capital of India with almost one-third of the total production in value terms. The state government intends...
  • Yuriko Koike elected as first female governor by Tokyo
    Politics World
    Former Japanese Defence Minister Yuriko Koike on 31 July 2016 was elected as the first woman governor of Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. Koike garnered more than 2.9 million votes in the election, defeating her opponents, Hiroya Masuda and Shuntaro Torigoe, by a wide margin. Who is Yuriko Koike? •...
  • To digitise documents, Aadhaar-linked e-Signature facility launched
    Miscellaneous India
    Online legal documentation startup LegalDesk.com on 3 August 2016 launched the electronic signing feature eSignDesk that allows people to sign documents digitally from remote places. With over a billion Aadhaar cardholders and about 25 million transactions taking place every quarter, digital signatures...
  • Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by Lok Sabha
    Miscellaneous India
    The Lok Sabha on July 25, 2016 passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to amend the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, which declares certain Institutes of Technology as institutions of national importance. Highlights of the Bill • The Bill seeks to add six new...
  • National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 announced by the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation
    Miscellaneous India
    The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) released National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2016 on 15 June 2016. The policy’s mission is to provide safe, secure, affordable and sustainable air travel for passengers and air transportation of cargo with access to various parts of India and the world....
  • 42nd G7 Summit concluded in Japan
    Miscellaneous World
    The 42nd G7 Summit was held at Ise-Shima in Japan for 2-days from 26 May to 27 May 2016. During the summit, the member countries discussed a wide range of major global economic and political challenges and approved the G7 Ise-Shima Leaders’ Declaration. The summit assumed significance as it was the...
  • Scientists to use underwater robots to study Indian monsoon
    Science and Technology India
    To predict the Indian monsoon, scientists have decided to release underwater robots into the Bay of Bengal who will help them in providing more accurate data on Indian monsoon. It is estimated to cost eight million pounds. The decision was announced on 14 June 2016 by a team of scientists from Britain...
  • Gymnast Dipa Karmakar as the first Indian to qualify for Vault Finals
    Sports World
    Dipa Karmakar, the Indian Gymnast, on 7 August 2016 created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre. The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings. Competing...
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