Current Affairs

India confirms NSAs met in Bangkok-12/01/2018

The National Security Advisers (NSAs) of India and Pakistan met on December 26 in Bangkok, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed on Thursday.

16-digit virtual identification: UIDAI system to protect privacy partially - 12/01/2018

Under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the government has mandated the linking of Aadhaar with all banking and financial instruments by March 31

In a first, Collegium recommends woman advocate for direct appointment as SC judge - 12/01/2018

Indu Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer to be directly recommended from the Bar to Supreme Court judgeship.

NITI Aayog may revamp process of drug selection for price control-10/01/2018

Government think tank NITI Aayog is working to revamp the existing system of identifying medicines for price control, two persons aware of the matter said.

Funds suspended, not cancelled; take decisive action on terror: US to Pak-10/01/2018

The US on Tuesday asked Pakistan to take decisive action against terror groups, including the Taliban and the Haqqani network, operating from its soil, and said it was ready to work with it to combat terrorism.

Issue of Chinese road building in Arunachal Pradesh resolved, says Army Chief-10/01/2018

India and China held a Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) last week to resolve the incident of road building by Chinese civilians at Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh.

Supreme Court refers plea to decriminalise homosexuality under Sec. 377 to larger Bench- 09/01/2018

The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a larger Bench a writ petition filed by five petitioners to quash Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality.

US imposes sanctions on Iranian missile firms

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin linked the measure to recent anti-government protests, arguing that Iran ought to spend more on public welfare rather than banned weapons.

India’s transportation architecture should comprise a mix of fuel sources: NITI Aayog

The NITI Aayog on Friday said India’s transportation architecture should comprise a mix of fuel sources, in what could provide relief to automobile manufacturers, under the pump with the government’s push for an all-electric fleet of vehicles by 2030.

US freezes most aid, military equipment delivery to Pak: Top developments

Taking the strictest action against Pakistan, the US has announced that it was freezing most security aid and the delivery of military equipment because Islamabad continues to shelter terrorists despite several warnings from President Donald Trump and other leaders.

India in aerospace: Vision 2020

Strong collaboration between the government and the private sector can help close the gap between Indian and Western manufacturers faster

Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

The passing of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2017 will make the resolution process more efficient.

Pakistan frees 145 Indian fishermen

One hundred and forty-five Indian fishermen on Friday crossed the Wagah border into India after Pakistani authorities released them from jail.

Endo-atmospheric interceptor missile successfully tested

India on Thursday successfully test-fired an Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile, capable of destroying enemy ballistic missiles at low altitude, from a test range in Odisha.

Expert panel favours nod for new naval base in Andhra Pradesh

The project for setting up the Naval Alternate Operating Base involves diversion of 676.12 hectares of forest land in Rambilli and Kalavalapalli regions of Visakhapatnam.

Rajya Sabha passes Indian Forest Bill, excludes bamboo from 'tree' category

The government argued that the exclusion of bamboo from the definition of "tree" would promote bamboo cultivation

Indian Science Congress to be held in March in Imphal

The 2018 edition of the historic Indian Science Congress will be held at Manipur University, Imphal, in March.

China to maintain contact with India on artificial lakes on Brahmaputra

China will maintain communication with India to deal with massive lakes formed by landslides on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet following an earthquake, which caused concerns of a sudden flooding on the Indian side, a Foreign Ministry official said today.

Army crosses LoC, kills 3 Pak soldiers

Indian security forces hit back at Pakistan, hard, overnight Monday, killing three Pakistani soldiers across the LoC in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), and separately, neutralising a wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist in J&K's Pulwama district.

India, Israel bilateral talks may give wing to the stuck aircraft deal

AWACS aircraft deal has been stuck for a over a year due to Israel quoting higher price than the permissible level.

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