Current Affairs 13th February 2018
Current Affairs 13th February 2018
DAC clears proposal worth 15,935 crore
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Tuesday, accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services valued at approximately Rs 15,935 crore.
These included procurement of essential quantity of Light Machine Guns for the three Services through the Fast Track Procedure at an estimated cost of over Rs 1,819 crore.
Over 2.45 lakh beneficiaries assisted till Dec 2017 under DAY- NULAM: MoHUA HS Puri
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that over 2(point)45 lakh beneficiaries have been assisted till December last year under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY- NULAM) for setting up individual and group micro enterprises.
India to host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics from Feb 17
India will host the 8th edition of Theatre Olympics from 17th of this month. The event which will continue till 8th of April will inaugurated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at Lal Quila in the national capital.
80,000 students to be trained under Green Skill Development programme in 2019-2020: Harsh Vardhan
Government has increased the Green India mission budget by 48 per cent and 1000 crore sapling plantation will be done between 2021 to 2030. The allocations include 20 crore for Green India Fund,350 crore for project tiger and 170 crore rupees for development of wildlife habitat.
Railways to invest Rs.73,000cr to solve safety-related woes
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced plans to invest a sum of Rs. 73,000 crore towards resolving safety-related problems faced by commuters.
EAM Sushma Swaraj holds talks with her Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov on strategic bilateral issues in New Delhi.
12th International Conference on corporate social responsibility held in Bengaluru
World Radio Day being celebrated today
Oscars 2018: Indian-born engineer Vikas Sathaye wins sci-tech award for aerial camera mount
World’s Tallest Hotel ‘Gevora’ Opens In Dubai
Delhi government, MoEF jointly launch ‘Clean Air Campaign’
Telugu to become mandatory in all Telangana schools soon
The Telangana government is all set to bring in an ordinance to make the Telugu language mandatory, from Class 1 to 12, in schools across the state.
SC rejects NGO’s plea for probing Chhattisgarh govt’s AgustaWestland chopper deal
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by an NGO seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the purchase of an AgustaWestland chopper by the Chhattisgarh government for VIP use in 2006-07.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurates workshop on environmental health in Delhi
Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a workshop on environmental health, as part of the Clean Air Campaign in New Delhion .
Retail inflation eases to 5.07% in Jan; Industrial Production expands 7.1%
Retail inflation fell to 5(point)07 per cent in January this year due to easing prices of vegetables, fruits and fuel components compared to last month.
WFUNA and Worldview launch theme for WIMUN India 2018
At the closing ceremony of the recently concluded WIMUN conference in New York, the theme for this year’s WIMUN India conference was launched by the conference co-hosts World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA) and Worldview Education.
Radio Umang: India’s first online radio station launched
Deeper penetration of smart phones and internet data has given fillip to several non-conventional services and Radio Umang is one of them. Launched recently, listeners can tune in to this online radio station through web streaming or download the app.
RBI rolls out new stressed assets framework to tackle bad loan problem
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) scrapped numerous loan restructuring programmes, asking banks to immediately identify defaults and make disclosures every Friday to the RBI credit registry, starting from February 23.
Women cricket: India beat South Africa by 7 wickets in first T-20