VP Naidu inaugurates 25th edition of Partnership Summit

The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India, is being held in Mumbai. Key Facts: The Summit was organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, State Government of Maharashtra and Confederation of Indian… Read More »

Himachal’s First Mega Food Park inaugurated in Una

  Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated  first mega food park of Himachal Pradesh. Key Facts: The Park is located at Village Singhain Una District of Himachal Pradesh and is the first mega food park operationalised in Himachal Pradesh.  It is set up at a cost of Rs 107.34 crore. It will benefit people of Una… Read More »

Guatemala to Withdraw From UN Anti-Corruption Commission

Guatemala announced, it is withdrawing from a UN-backed anti-corruption commission which has been investigating the country’s president. Key Facts: President Jimmy Morales accused the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, commonly known as CICIG, of polarising the country and putting its security at risk. The CICIG was formed in 2006 upon the request of the… Read More »

Arunachal Pradesh opens India’s longest single-lane steel cable bridge

Arunachal Pradesh CM inaugurated India’s longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge across the Siang river at Yingkiong in Upper Siang district. Key Facts: The bridge has been named Byorung Bridge and  is 300-metre-long. It is built at a cost of Rs48.43-crore provided by the DONER (Department for Development of North Eastern Region) Ministry. The Union Government had sanctioned 268 road projects worth… Read More »

The state of States : Sustainable Development Goals

The NITI Aayog has released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2018, documenting the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories (UTs) towards implementation of the 2030 SDG targets. About SDG India Index: The SDG India Index is intended to provide a holistic view on the social, economic and environmental status… Read More »

No integrity pact in other deals too

Responding to the new revelations in the Rafale fighter deal with France,former Indian Air Force (IAF) official who headed the Indian Negotiating Team (INT) on the deal said there were no anti-corruption clauses even in the Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA) with Russia and the U.S. Key Facts: The Integrity Pact (IP) is a powerful tool developed by Transparency… Read More »

Rajasthan to scrap Education Criterion

The Rajasthan Assembly has passed two Bills which seek to end the minimum education criterion for panchayat and civic poll candidates– Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2019. What’s the Condition? The following educational qualifications was made mandatory: 1.Candidates contesting for the post of Sarpanch – should have passed class… Read More »

WBCS 2019 Answer Key | Question Paper, Answers & Cut Off

WBCS 2019 Preliminary Exam Answer Key, Question Paper, Solutions (Now Available) – Get here WBCS(West Bengal Civil Service) 2019 Answer Key is released here after the exam. WBPSC conducted West Bengal Civil Service preliminary examination on  9th February 2019.The answer key of WBCS 2019 exam comprises of correct answers to all the questions asked in the… Read More »

How will global warming affect El Niño in the 21st Century?

Effects of global warming on El Niño in the 21st Century El Niño remains the largest climate phenomenon that occurs frequently producing droughts, floods, wildfires, dust and snow storms, fish kill, and even elevated risks of civil conflicts. Background: El Niño’s occur every two-to-seven years with very strong El Niño’s occurring about every 15 years.… Read More »

Ministries flouting norms, says Election Commission

Election Commission has refused to entertain Union Ministries  approval for certain decisions after the implementation of Model Code of Conduct Further EC dispatched a letter to Cabinet Secretary where the EC asked Cabinet Secretary to ask its officers to ensure strict compliance of the law. Key Facts: Election Commission of India’s Model Code of Conduct is… Read More »