Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

PM Modi and Angela Merkel to co-chair 5th Biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will co-chair the fifth Biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) in New Delhi on 1 November 2019. The two leaders will also hold talks and discuss a host of bilateral issues including agriculture economic partnership, trade and investment. ContentsKey HighlightsIndia-Germany Key Highlights German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Read More…

COP25 cancelled

On October 30, 2019, the Chile Government cancelled the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and the COP25 conference due to the ongoing protests in the country. The country’s president in a press meet said that the ongoing violent protests have plagued the country for weeks and it is currently not in a situation to hold Read More…

ASI: Gottiporlu-a historic trade centre

The Archaeological Survey of India has discovered the remains of huge settlement during its first phase of excavation at Gottiprolu near Naidupeta, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. It has uncovered a mass settlement that was surrounded by a massive brick enclosure ContentsHighlightsThe Brick EnclosurePeriod of the excavationsAntiquitiesTrade CentreTools Highlights The experts unearthed the Hindu god, Lord Vishnu Read More…

Union Territory of Ladakh gets Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar approved the proposal of New Regional Centre of the GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development at Ladakh. ContentsObjectivesAbout the InstituteSignificance Objectives To promote alternative and innovative livelihoods for climate change vulnerable cold-desert communities To strengthen and establish the solutions and approaches towards Read More…

IIT Delhi launches Global Alumni Endowment Fund

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has formally launched its Global Alumni Endowment Fund with an initial commitment of Rs 250.crore from nearly 20 corporate leaders and alumni of institution. The Endowment Fund was launched by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 31 October 2019. ContentsKey HighlightsWhat is an Endowment Fund? Key Highlights Read More…

Bamboo Tech Parks in J&K and Ladakh

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Council (NEC) will set up new Bamboo Technology parks in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories. The nodal agency CBTC (Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre) under the Ministry of NEC will implement the project. ContentsHighlightsCBTC-Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre Highlights The model of bamboo cultivation, harvesting and Read More…

IIIT Hyderabad create first ever Indian Brain Atlas

Researchers at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Hyderabad, have created the first-ever Indian Brain Atlas referred to as IBA 100. The research has been published in a peer-reviewed journal– Neurology India. The Indian human brain atlas construction was undertaken by team of IIITH researchers was led by Jayanthi Sivaswamy from Centre for Visual Information Read More…

Girish Chandra Murmu sworn in as first Lieutenant Governor of J&K

Girish Chandra Murmu (59) took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on 31 October 2019. He was administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court at function held at Raj Bhawan at the foothills of the Zaberwan Read More…