Current Affairs - January, 2019

Horticulture Production in India

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has released the final estimates for 2017-18 and the first estimates for 2018-19 of area and production of horticulture crops. Findings from the Estimates The important findings from the estimates are: India’s horticulture production is estimated to rise by 1 per cent to record 314.67 million tonnes in ..

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Renaming of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been renamed as the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. Mandate for the Newly Named Department The newly named department will work under the Union Ministry of Commerce. The order issued by the President states that the department would deal with matters related to ..

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Damper for India’s entry into NSG

In the backdrop of the meeting of the P5 (UK, US, France, Russia and People’s Republic of China) to discuss issues related to nuclear disarmament, China has again reiterated its previous stand that India’s accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is pre-requisite for its membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) or else there should ..

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State of Talent Acquisition 2019 Report: Key Facts

The State of Talent Acquisition Report by the Mercer-Mettl’s highlights the following important facts: India Companies are expected to raise their hiring budgets by 34 per cent and volumes by 31 per cent in 2019. Due to this increase in hiring the companies are expected to raise their hiring budgets by at least 34 per cent compared to 20 per ..

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January 30: Martyrs Day

January 30 is celebrated as Martyrs Day to honour the brave martyrs of India who have sacrificed their lives for the country. Why January 30 is celebrated as Martyrs Day? January 30 marks the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On January 30, 1948, at the age of 78, Mahatma Gandhiji, Father of the Nation was ..

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