Page-7 of Current Affairs - December, 2019

Stamps released to commemorate contribution of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

On December 26, 2019, Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman released postage stamps to commemorate the services of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in order to protect the nation. Significance DRI plays an immense role to counter smuggling and preserve cultural heritage and environment of the country. It is essential for DRI to keep pace ..

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NTPC to invest Rs. 50,000 cr to add 10GW Solar Energy Capacity by 2022

State-owned power giant NTPC Ltd. is planning to add 10 GW (gigawatt) of solar energy generation capacity by 2022. The project would entail an investment of around Rs.50,000 crore which will be funded mainly by green bonds. NTPC’s plans to add 10GW solar energy capacity assumes significance in view of country’s ambitious target of having ..

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India’s first Transgender University to come up in UP

India’s first university for transgender community will be opened in Fazilnagar block of Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh. It is the first of its kind University in country, where transgender community members will be able to get education. Key Highlights The university is being built by Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Siksha Seva Trust (All-India transgender education ..

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Govt to launch Digital Radio by 2024

Centre government is planning to revamp ‘All India Radio’ officially known as ‘Akashvani’ by introducing Digital Radio in India by 2024, when the country will be technologically-equipped for it. The announcement in this regard was made by Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar at the 2019 Akashvani Annual Awards in New Delhi. Significance ..

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Pakistan to import polio markers from India

The Pakistan Government decided to import Polio markers from India recently. The Government had suspended the trade with New Delhi for months after abrogation of Article 370. Highlights There are three countries in the world where Polio is still endemic. It includes Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. As of December 2019, there have been 111 documented ..

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