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Government of India celebrates 2018 Civil Services Day (CSD) on April 21

The Government of India (GoI) celebrates April 21 every year as ‘Civil Services day’ as an occasion for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work. This date is chosen to commemorate the day when first Home Minister of Independent India, ..

Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat

Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat is not a scheme but a campaign launched by Prime Minister on 31st October 2015 on occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. The objective of this campaign was to strengthen cultural relations of various parts of country and to embolden mutual connection between people dwelling in different ..

Punjab government observes martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru as ‘Youth Empowerment Day’

The Punjab Government is observing the martyrdom day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru as ‘Youth Empowerment Day’ on March 23, 2018. In the state-level function organised at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Bhagat Singh in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh paid homage to the ..

Veteran journalist Neelabh Mishra passes away

Neelabh Mishra (57), the Veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of Delhi-based National Herald, has passed away in Chennai Hospital. In 2016, he steered the re-launch of National Herald, the newspaper founded by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938, as a digital news website. In 2017, Mishra relaunched the National Herald as Sunday newspaper, and ..

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration celebrates 74th anniversary of First Flag Hoisting Day

The 74th anniversary of First Flag Hoisting Day has celebrated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on December 30, 2017. Lieutenant Governor Admiral DK Joshi hoisted the National Flag at the main function held at the Gymkhana Ground in Port Blair. On the occasion, the Lieutenant Governor felicitated veteran Islanders who were members of Indian National ..

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on October 2 to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The day is an occasion to disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness. This ..

Karnataka Government launches “Indira Canteen” for urban poor

The Karnataka government and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi have launched ‘Indira Canteen’ in Bengaluru with an aim to reach out to the poorer sections of the society. The canteens will offer breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10 per plate. Of a total of proposed 198 canteens, 101 were launched ..

2017-CGS-19: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions GS-II: International Relations OBOR Summit In May 2017, China organized a two days grand summit (Belt and Road Forum) to show off its plans to build a great network of trade routes under its One Belt-One Road (OBOR) umbrella. The OBOR is part of its so called “Silk Road Diplomacy”. Meaning of OBOR ..