Current GK 2019

Parliament Passes NIA (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Parliament has passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, with the Rajya Sabha approving it on July 18, 2019. The Lok Sabha had already passed the bill on July 15, 2019 by a majority of 278 against 6 members voting against it. The legislation aims at enhancing the jurisdiction of NIA to investigate scheduled […]

Parliament Approves Teachers Quota Bill

Parliament on July 3, 2019 passed a bill to enable universities or colleges to be considered as a unit instead of the department while providing reservation for filling vacancies of teachers in central educational institutes. The passage of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha ...

Cabinet approves Code on Wages Bill

The Union Cabinet on July 3, 2019 approved the Code of Wages Bill which seeks to subsume existing laws related to workers’ remuneration and enable the centre to fix minimum wages for the entire country. • The code in wages is one of the four codes that would subsume 44 labour laws with certain amendments […]

What is G-20 Summit?

The participants are leaders from 19 countries and the European Union (EU). The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America. In addition, leaders of ...

What is CICA Summit?

The CICA stands for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia. It is a forum of 27 Asian countries for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia through dialogues and consultations The CICA is based on the recognition that there is a close link between peace, security and ...

When will India’s Population overtake China?

India is projected to surpass China to become the world’s most populous country in the next eight years or around 2027. In 2050, India will be home of 1.5 billion people while China’s population will be reduced to 1.1 billion. India’s population will continue to grow an reach its peak of 1.65 billion by 2059 […]

Which State the First time Five Deputy Chief Minister has been Appointed?

In a move which has no precedence in Indian politics, Andhra Pradesh became the first State to appoint five Deputy Chief Ministers in the State cabinet. Chief Minister Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who alone took the oath of the office after securing a historic mandate to form the government with more than two-thirds majority, inducted […]

India Successfully Conducts Flight Test Of Unmanned Scramiet Aircraft

In a path-breaking attempt, India conducted the first test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from a defence test facility off Odisha coast setting the perfect ground for the development of longrange cruise missiles. Mounted on an Agni series missile, the technology demonstrator vehicle was launched in autonomous mode from ...

How much Indian Black Money is in Abroad

Unaccounted wealth stashed abroad by Indians is estimated to be in the range of $216.48 billion to $490 billion between 1980 and 2010. The observation has been made by the Standing Committee on Finance in a report tabled in 17th Lok Sabha Budget Session on June 24, 2019. The 73rd report of the committee tided […]

Why is Orchha famous?

The architectural heritage of Orchha town in Madhya Pradesh which depicts the peculiar style of the Bundela dynasty has been included in UNESCO’s tentative list of world heritage sites following a proposal sent by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to the U.N. body on April 15, 2019. According to the rules, to be a […]