Daily Current Affairs January 30 2018

1) Environment Minister Harshvardhan Launches PetaFlop Super Computer Environment Minister Harshvardhan launched a 2.8 PetaFlop capacity high-performance computer system ‘Mihir’ in Noida. The system will be able to predict weather and climate accurately. This will be helpful in addressing the various issues of agriculture operations and fishing in the country. The system will help the department in predicting severe climate-related calamities and warnings for fishermen. With the launch of the system, India has joined the elite 30 member group of countries which have this advanced technology. 2) 5 MPs Chosen For Outstanding Parliamentarian Award The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced that five members of parliament (MPs) selected for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards.… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 29 2018

1) Government to set up apex cybercrime coordination centre Union Home Ministry is planning to set up Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), an apex centre to deal with cyber crimes such as financial frauds, circulation of pornographic and communal contents. I4C will be located in Delhi. It would actively coordinate with state governments in matters of cyber crimes and would closely monitor the cyber space and social media. The centre will also be authorised to block those websites which break India’s laws and circulate child porn and communally and racially sensitive content. State Governments have also been asked to set up cyber crime centres on similar lines at district level. 2) Paytm,… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 27 and 28 2018

1) India, Cambodia Decide To Boost Defence Ties, Ink 4 Pacts On January 27, 2018, India and Cambodia inked following four pacts, post comprehensive talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Visiting Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen. India signed a pact for Cultural Exchange Programme with Cambodia for the year 2018-2022. The Cultural Exchange Programme seeks to promote cultural exchange and strengthen the friendly relations between India and Cambodia during the specified period. This pact was exchanged between Dr. Mahesh Sharma – Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Mrs. PHOEURNG Sackona – Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia. 2) Himachal… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 25 and 26 2018

1) India Celebrates 69th Republic Day India celebrated 69th Republic Day on January 26, 2018. Republic Day celebrations are held to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect i.e. on January 26, 1950. On January 26, 2018, leaders of all the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)member countries attended India’s Republic Day celebration at Rajpath, New Delhi as Chief Guests. Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Singaporean Premier Lee Hsien Loong, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Cambodian Premier Hun… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 24 2018

1) Rapid Reporting System For SAG Launched On National Girl Child Day Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Mr Rakesh Srivastava launched the Phase -1 i.e. the beneficiary module of the Rapid Reporting System (RSS) for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) on the occasion of National Girl Child Day (24th January).  It is a web-based online monitoring for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls in New Delhi. The URL for the portal is ‘sag-rrs.nic.in.’ Presently, MWCD is implementing the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) in selected 508 districts across the country. 2) India To Host 16th International Energy Forum Meet The 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial meeting will be held in New Delhi in April 2018. According to the Union Minister of… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 23 2018

1) International Dam Safety Conference Held In Thiruvananthapuram International Dam Safety Conference – 2018 begun at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 23rd January 2018. Dam safety conferences are organized every year under the Dam Safety Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). This two-day conference was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation presided over the inaugural function. International Dam Safety Conference – 2018 is being organised by Central Water Commission in association with Kerala Water Resources Department (KWRD), National Institute of Technology – Calicut, Kerala State Electricity Board and College of Engineering, Trivandrum. Nearly 550 delegates from over 20 countries including leading dam safety… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 22 2018

1) India to Grow at 7.4% in 2018: IMF According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India is projected to grow at 7.4% in 2018 as against China’s 6.8%, making it the fastest growing country among the emerging economies. Due to demonetisation and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), India’s economy slowed down a little bit to 6.7% in 2016. In 2017, India’s growth rate dropped to 6.7%. In its latest World Economic Outlook update released in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, the IMF has projected a 7.8% growth rate for India in 2019. 2) India’s 1st Garbage Festival Organised in Chhattisgarh The Raipur Municipal Corporation in Chhattisgarh organised the… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 19, 20 and 21 2018

1) Government Names Nine New Smart Cities Under Smart Cities Mission On January 19, 2018, Central Government announced names of nine new cities selected under the Smart Cities Mission. Announcement in this regard was made by Minister of State, Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep S Puri. The nine cities that have been selected have proposed an investment of Rs. 12824 crore. Minister of State, Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep S Puri has stated that with the selection of nine new cities, total investment proposed under Smart Cities Mission has reached Rs.203979 crore.  List of Nine Cities Selected for Smart Cities Mission: Serial Number City Name State/Union Territory 1 Silvassa Dadra and Nagar Haveli 2 Erode Tamil Nadu… Read More

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What is NIFT?

What is NIFT?  National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a group of fashion colleges in India. It was established in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business. BRANCHES It has currently 16 branches and its main campus in New Delhi, and other campuses at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Patna, Raeberalli, Shillong, and Srinagar.Further two more campuses at Haryana and Kashmir are expected to come. Courses offered in NIFT             NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate, programmes in the areas of design, management, and technology. In order to secure admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as… Read More

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Career option after Hotel Management

In the last article we had a glance as to why one should select Hotel Management as a career option. First of all this is a very fresh and creative career option. After graduation in Hotel Management one can go for their career in hotels across the world for their career enhancement. Airlines, clubs, cruise ships, hospital administration and catering are a few of them, we can name where one can be sure of placement after their graduation. Catering department of railways, banks, armed forces, catering institutions & self employment are the budding areas where we see young people being placed after graduation and they are doing really well. Even… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 16 2018

1) PM Modi Inaugurates Project Commencement of Rajasthan’s first Oil Refinery in Barmer Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the project commencement of the Rajasthan Refinery at Pachpadra in Barmer district. This is the first oil refinery in the state. The 43,000 crore rupee project is a joint venture between HPCL and the Rajasthan government.  The refinery is expected to be operational in 4 years and the state will have an additional income of 34,000 crore rupees from it. The project is expected to generate thousands of direct and indirect jobs. 2) 65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held in New Delhi 65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held in New Delhi on January 15,… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 15 2018

1) Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in India India and Israel have agreed to enhance co-operation in the areas of agriculture, science and technology and security. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is the second Israeli PM to visit India after Ariel Sharon, was accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The first one took place when PM Narendra Modi visited Israel in July 2017, becoming the first Indian leader to visit the Jewish state 2) India contributes USD 50,000 to UN Youth Envoy’s Office India has contributed USD 50,000 to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s Office of Envoy on Youth to help with its mission of involving young people in the world body’s goals. The contribution… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 13 and 14 2018

1) Finance Minister Unveils India’s First Agri-Options By NCDEX  On January 14, 2018, Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister, Arun Jaitley launched India’s First Agri-commodity Options in Guar Seed on National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) platform. The launching ceremony was held in New Delhi in presence of farmers & Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) from various States of India. Options contract offers the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a stock/commodity/asset at an agreed-upon price (referred to as strike price) during a certain period of time up to a specific date. Guar seed options, which have been uniquely designed by NCDEX and approved by the Securities and Exchange Board of India… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs January 11 2018

1) UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ to address privacy concerns In an attempt to address security and privacy concerns around leakage of Aadhaar numbers and data, the Unique Identification Authority of India introduced two new measures – virtual ID and limited KYC. The virtual identity or virtual ID will be a random 16-digit number mapped to the Aadhaar number of a citizen, and will come with an expiration date. The VID will not be duplicable by agencies performing authentication of Aadhaar number, and hence will ensure safety of the Aadhaar number. The UIDAI has further introduced limited KYC (know your customer) process wherein only some entities, categorised as global authentication user agency (global AUA) will be allowed… Read More

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