India: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

IIT Delhi to set up space technology cell in collaboration with ISRO

Published: November 2, 2019

IIT Delhi has decided to set up a space technology cell in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The cell would work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research ..

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Aarambh is India’s first ever common foundation course for probationer civil servants

Published: October 29, 2019

The Union Government has launched India’s first ever common foundation course – “Aarambh” – for probationer civil servants at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat. Around 500 newly recruited bureaucrats are undergoing a 6-day training. Beside this, the Indian Government has also launched the “Nurture the Future” programme. Under this program the civil servants will ..

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50th anniversary of establishment of Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Published: October 28, 2019

Addressing 50th anniversary of establishment of Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) at Rajgir in Bihar; President Ram Nath Kovind said the timeless teachings of Lord Buddha and Gandhi are panacea for fundamental problems faced by individuals, a community, a country and the entire world.

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HPCL and Power Grid Corporation get Maharatna status in October 2019

Published: October 28, 2019

Government of India has accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to public sector undertaking’s (PSU’s) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Power Grid Corporation. Two separate orders to this effect were issued by Department of Public Enterprises, under Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises.

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Central Government gives final approval to Tamil Nadu’s proposal to establish six new medical colleges

Published: October 28, 2019

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given its final approval to Tamil Nadu’s proposal to establish six new medical colleges. The institutes will come up in Tiruppur, the Nilgiris, Ramanathapuram, Namakkal, Dindigul and Virudhunagar at a cost of ?1,950 crore, and will be attached to existing hospitals in these districts. The new ..

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