Current Affairs - UPSC

Sep 19, 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS 19/09/18

Sep 18, 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS 18/9/18

PM Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina to jointly flag off construction of Indo-Bangla pipeline project

  • Both countries had entered into an agreement for the pipeline construction in April this year during Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale's visit to Dhaka.
  • The 130-kilometre pipeline will connect Siliguri in West Bengal in India and Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of Bangladesh. 

Former foreign secy S Jaishankar joins board of USISPF

  • Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has joined the board of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).
  • USISPF is a forum founded with the objective of promoting a strategic relationship between the US and India, and finding common ground on important issues facing businesses in both countries

India and Malta sign three MoUs in the fields of Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training

  • India and Malta today signed three MoUs in the fields of Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training after delegation level talks between Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu and President of Malta, Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to confer Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18

  • Education and Literacy had launched the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar to honour the schools that have done exemplary work in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • These awards are given to ensure long term sustainability and behaviour change towards cleanliness. It also provides a benchmark and roadmap for schools to make further improvements. The Ministry said, this year, first time the awards have also been extended to private schools besides government and government aided schools.
  • This award was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative launched in 2014.

Labour & Employment Minister presents Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar & National Safety Awards for 2016

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad initiates cleanliness drive in at Electronics Niketan

Japan conducts first submarine drill in disputed South China Sea

Centre proposes to amalgamate Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank.

Sep 18, 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS 18/9/18