Current affair of 24th September 2019

The 15th Finance Commission holds first meeting with the Sikkim govt

The 15th Finance Commission held a meeting with the Government of Sikkim. The commission headed by Chairman, Shri N.K. Singh along with its Members and senior officials held talks with the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang, along with his Cabinet colleagues and senior State Government more

Centre launched 2 mobile app to the farmers

Centre has launched two mobile Apps for the farmers. The mobile applications named CHC Farm Machinery and Krishi Kisan App for Geo Tagging will give easy access to high value and technical agricultural equipment at their doorstep. The mobile app was launched by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers more

President Kovind conferred NSS Awards of the 2017 to 2018 

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Service Scheme Awards 2017-18 in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The award aims to recognize and reward the outstanding contributions towards voluntary community service made by the Universities and Senior Secondary Councils, NSS Units/ Programme Officers and NSS more

Infosys, TCS, HDFC among 17 Indian firms in Forbes

The 17 Indian companies, including Infosys, TCS and HDFC named in the list of World's Best Regarded Companies compiled by Forbes. IT major Infosys has been ranked third in the list of World's Best Regarded Companies, along with global payments technology company Visa and Italian car-maker Ferrari on the first and second position, more

Indian-American dosti flag emblem replaces presidential seal from presidential lectern

The India-US friendship, the Trump administration replaced the presidential seal with an India-US dosti flag emblem from the presidential lectern. As a matter of tradition, every lectern from where a US President speaks be it a joint press conference or an election speech or any speaking engagement either domestically or overseas carries a presidential more

Amid Vikram lull, MOM completes 5 yrs around Mars

September 24, 2019 (Tuesday) marks five Earth years in the Martian Orbit for Isro's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), bringing subdued cheer at the space agency, amid a lull caused by an unsuccessful attempt at soft-landing Vikram, Chandrayaan-2's lander on Moon. MOM was designed for just six months around Mars its long life a feat for Isro, which had failed to more

President Kovind inaugurated 6th India Water Week

The 6th India Water Week -2019 was inaugurated by the President Shri Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi on 24th September. The week is being organized by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. It is being organized since 2012. The international event to focus on water-related issues. So far, 5 editions of India Water Week have been more

Govt issues notification announcing amendments in pension rules

President Ram Nath Kovind approved the amendment to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. These rules called as the Central Civil Services (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 will come into force from October 1, 2019. The government felt that the need for family pension at enhanced rate is more in the case of a government servant who dies more

India's second largest railway overbridge in West Bengal

Indian Railways has completed the construction of the giant four-lane cable-stayed railway overbridge (RoB) at Burdwan Junction in West Bengal. The RoB, considered to be the second largest in the country will be inaugurated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The railway overbridge was completed in 197 days without affecting traffic for even a single more

Centre introduced Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing for the fishermen in Tamil Nadu

The Centre has introduced a new scheme named Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing for Tamil Nadu fishermen. The announcement was made by the Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh. For the scheme, the Centre has allocated Rs.300 crore to the Tamil Nadu government. The scheme is introduced specifically to more

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