Current Affairs January To March 2019 PDF Download

Current Affairs in India January to March 2019

Fdaytalk – Learn First Be Frist, Current Affairs in India 2019 PDF Download from January 2019 to March 2019 Central Government Schemes, Appointments, MoU’s, Bills/ Acts approved and more

Appointments from Jan – March 2019

Position Person Name
Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava
Information Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha
Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna
Information Commissioner Neeraj Kumar Gupta
Information Commissioner Suresh Chandra
Chairman of Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav
Chairman of High-Level Committee of Clause 6 of Assam Accord M.P. Bezbarauah
DG, SSB Kumar Rajesh Chandra
Director-General of NCC Rajeev Chopra
CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla
Election Commissioner (EC) Sushil Chandra
Director-BARC Dr. A.K. Mohanty
Chief of Naval Staff Karambir Singh

Obituary January – March 2019

Kader Khan Film actor
George Fernandes Former Defence Minister
Ladu Kishore Swain Lok Sabha MP, Odisha
Manohar Parrikar CM of Goa
CS Shivalli Karnataka Minister

India MoU January to March 2019

India and Morocco In the area of cooperation in cybersecurity
India and France In the area of cooperation of new and renewable energy
India and Japan Development of Advanced Model Single Window.
India and Denmark Maritime issues
India and Japan Food processing sector
India and Kuwait Cooperation on the Recruitment of Domestic Workers
India and Republic of Poland In the area of coal mining and clean coal technologies
India and Malaysia Status and Company Secretaryship
India and Norway Ocean Dialogue
India and Brazil In the area of Medicine and Homoeopathy
India and Uzbekistan In the field of e-Governance
India and UAE On development Cooperation in Africa
India and Bangladesh Training of Bangladesh Civil Servants
India and Morocco JWG on Counter-Terrorism
India and Finland In the field of outer space
India and Saudi Arabia In the field of Infrastructure, Mutual assistance in Customs Matters and Tourism
India and Argentina In the field of Tourism and Medical Products Regulation
India and Korea Crime and developing police cooperation
India and Vietnam In the field of Communications
India and Morocco In the field of Academic Qualifications
India and USA To access tipline reports on Missing and Exploited Children
India and Germany In the field of Occupational Safety and Health
India and U.K Cancer Research Initiative
India and Austria In the field of Road Infrastructure Sector
India and Croatia In the field of tourism
India and Argentine On Antarctic cooperation
India and Morocco In the field of Housing and Human Settlement
India and Saudi Arabia In the field of Housing
India and Korea On Startup Cooperation
India and Indonesia On combating illicit trafficking in Narcotic drugs

Cabinet Approved Bills and Acts January to March 2019

Bills/Acts Purpose
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018 To amend the list of Scheduled Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
Trade Unions Act, 1926 To amend the provision of recognition of Trade Unions
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2019 Regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology
Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019 To create accountability and more protection mostly women by their NRI spouses

Current Affairs January 2019 PDF Download

  • On Jan 1, 2019, Sudhir Bhargava appointed as Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) outreach program “Samwad with Students” was launched in Bangalore which aims to engage youngsters across India to capture scientific temperament
  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour and Employment honored Siddrameshwar Siddharam Humanabade, food delivery boy with 1 lakh rupee for helping fire victims at ESIC Mumbai Hospital in a fire accident on 17 Dec 2018
  • Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta, and Suresh Chandra were appointed as Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission(CIC)
  • Indian Science Congress ISC, 2019 106th edition held in Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Central cabinet approved MoU between India and Morocco on cooperation in cybersecurity
  • Government-approved for setting up of a High-Level Committee for implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and measures which provided to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people. Assam Accord was signed on 15th August 1985 after Assam agitation of 1979-1985
    Note: High-Level Committee members
    1. M.P. Bezbarauah as Chairman
    2. Subhash Da, Member
    3. Nagen Saikia, Member
    4. Mukunda Rajbangshi, Member
    5. Ramesh Borpatragohain, Member
    6. Rongbong Terang, Member
    7. 1 representative of All Assam Students Union, Member

    8. Joint Secretary, MHA- Member Secretary
  • Central Cabinet approved for amalgamation/ merging of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda. Its first-ever 3-way merger in Indian Banking
  • Vinod Kumar Yadav is appointed as Chairman of Railway Board, he is a from IRSEE 1980 Batch
  • Union Cabinet as approved to introduce “The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018” in Parliament to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Union Cabinet approved for the continuation of the Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017-18 to 2019-2020.This scheme benefits for the age group of 15-29 years
    Note: Under Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram, there are 8 sub-schemes

    1. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS)
    2. National Youth Corps (NYC)
    3. National Programme for Youth & Adolescent Development (NPYAD)
    4. International Cooperation
    5. Youth Hostels (YH)
    6. Assistance to Scouting & Guiding Organizations
    7. National Discipline Scheme (NDS)
    8. National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP)
  • Union Cabinet approved for the continuation of 5 schemes under “Umbrella Scheme for Family Welfare and Other Health Interventions” for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20
    Note: 5 schemes were given below which are 100% funding schemes from Central Government
         1. SwasthaNagrikAbhiyan(SNA)
         2. Free Supply of Contraceptives
         3. Health Surveys and Health Research (HSHR)
         4. Social Marketing of Contraceptives
         5. Population Research Centres (PRCs)
  • Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Trade Unions Act, 1926 to make provisions regarding recognition of Trade Unions, representation of workers in the tripartite bodies and to reduce litigations and industrial unrest
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto approval to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the negotiating stand at 24th Conference of Parties (COP) held in Katowice, Poland from 2-15 December 2018
  • Union Cabinet approved for restructuring National Health Agency to National Health Authority for better implementation of PMJAY, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
  • Swachh Bharat Mission launched a Unique Contest across the country “Paint Your Toilet” under the new scheme Swachh Sundar Shauchalaya
  • Mission Indradhanush’ is selected as one of the 12 best practices globally and published in a special issue of the British Medical Journal titled “Improving vaccination coverage in India: lessons from Intensified Mission Indradhanush, a cross-sectoral systems strengthening strategy”
  • Children Science Congress (Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan) 2019,  was inaugurated by Nobel Laureates Avram Hershko and F.Duncan M.Haldane in on-going 5-day Indian Science Congress at Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Prakash Javadekar Union HRD Minister inaugurated 27th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair
  • Parliament passed One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment Bill, 2019 which is to amend Article 15 for the advancement of economically weaker sections of citizens
  • Lok Sabha passed “The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2019”. This Bill for the regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology for establishing the identity of missing persons, offenders, under trials and unknown deceased persons
  • Khelo India Youth Games inaugurated by Prime Minister in Pune
  • 1st National Consultation on Child Protection was held in New Delhi
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development launched an online campaign #www: Web- WonderWomen to discover and celebrate achievements of women via social media
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and France on technical bilateral cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy
  • Union Cabinet approved India’s first rail and transportation university, National Rail and Transport Institute (NRTI) for creation of the post of Vice-Chancellor
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Japan on Development of Advanced Model Single Window
  • On 10 Jan 2019, Army Air Defence Corps celebrated the Silver Jubilee of its raising
  • Union Cabinet approved the Bilateral Swap Arrangement(BSA) between India and Japan which is to authorize RBI to sign the Agreement for BSA between the RBI and the Bank of Japan for a max amount of USD 75 billion
  • Union Cabinet approved for establishing new AIIMS at Vijaynagar (Jammu), Awantipura (Kashmir) and Rajkot (Gujarat)
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Denmark on Maritime issues
  • First-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award received by Narendra Modi in New Delhi
  • 1st National EMRS (Eklavya Model Residential Schools) Sports Meet for the students is inaugurated at Hyderabad
  • Gandhi Peace Prize for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as announced
    2015- Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari
    2016- Jointly to Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International
    2017- EkalAbhiyan Trust
    2018- YoheiSasakawa in contribution to Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto in the facilitation of visa arrangements between India and Maldives
  • Narendra Modi inaugurated National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, BHEL and LIBCOIN is to build India’s First Lithium Ion Giga Factory
  • Narendra Modi inaugurated 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Convention at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Japan in the field of the food processing sector
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the Recruitment of Domestic Workers
  • Indian Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX)-2019 conducted at Pune on 23-24 January 2019
  • Union Cabinet approved the creation of National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT)
  • Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) successfully test-fired from INS Chennai against an incoming aerial target flying at low altitude, developed by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
  • Bharat Ratna 2019 award announced
    1. Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously)
    2. Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously)
    3. Pranab Mukherjee
  • ISRO successfully injected Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into orbits through Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) from the 1st LaunchPad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota
  • Republic Day Gallantry Announced 
    01 – Ashoka Chakra – Lance Naik Ahmad Wani
    04 – Kirti Chakras – Tushar Gauba, Sowar Vijay Kumar, Rajendra kumar Nain, Pradip Kumar Panda
    11 – Shaurya Chakras
    28 – Param VishishtSeva Medals
    03 – UttamYudhSeva Medals
    51 – AtiVishishtSeva Medals
    01 – Bar to YudhSeva Medal
    09 – YudhSeva Medals
    02 – Bar to VishishtSeva Medal
    120 – VishishtSeva Medals
    06 – Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry)
    103 – Sena Medals (Gallantry),
    07 – Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry)
    02 – Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry)
    05 – Bar to Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty)
    35 – Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty)
    09 – Nao Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty)
    14 – Vayu Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty)
  • Padma Awards 2019 announced
    Padma Vibhushan – 4
    Padma Bhushan – 14
    Padma Shri – 94; Full List: Download List of Padma Awards 2019
  • Tableau ‘Kisan Gandhi’ of ICAR, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is  awarded First Prize in the Republic Day Parade 2019
  • India received the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’ at the NewYork Times Travel Show 2019
  • The year 2019 is remembered for
    1. 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
    2. 100 years of the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh (13th April)
    3. 70th anniversary of the Constitution Day this year
    4. 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji

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  • The government to launch Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan, mega pension yojana for unorganized sector workers with monthly income up to rs. 15,000
  • Union Minister of State Manoj Sinha released special Rs 5 postage stamp of the Indian Postal Department on Kumbh Mela
  • Rishi Kumar Shukla is appointed as new CBI Director
  • India-US Case at WTO, India challenged the US before the WTO DSB, Dispute Settlement Body for the  unilateral measure of US for imposing an additional customs duty of 25% on Indian steel products and 10% on Indian aluminium products
  • Ministry of Coal signed an MoU with the Republic of Poland in the field of coal mining and clean coal technologies
  • President conferred award ceremony of Sangeet Natak Akademi 2017, List
  • Union cabinet approved Mou between India and Malaysia in Cooperation to raise the status and Company Secretaries across borders
  • Union cabinet approved Mou between India and ECN & ECN in cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration
    ECN- Electoral Commission of Namibia; ECN- Electoral Tribunal of Panama
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Norway on India-Norway Ocean Dialogue
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Brazil in cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Ukraine for cooperation in Agriculture and Food Industry
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Finland on cooperation in the field of biotechnology
  • Union Cabinet approved the proposal for Abolition of Institution of Income-Tax and Indirect Tax Ombudsman
  • Union Cabinet approved the establishment of Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court at Jalpaiguri
  • India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 launched successfully from French Guiana
  • Union Cabinet approved ex post facto MoU between India and Maldives in the field of Fisheries, Marine Resource
  • Union Cabinet approved ex post facto MoU between India and Uzbekistan in the field of e-Governance
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates in Development Cooperation in Africa
  • Union Cabinet approved the establishment of a unified authority for regulating IFSCs through International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019
    Note: IFSC: International Financial Services Centres
  • Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 in accordance with the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Bangladesh for training 1800 Bangladesh Civil Servants at the National Centre for Good Governance over the next 6 years
  • In Rajya Sabha, The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2019 introduced to amend provisions of Cinematograph Act, 1952 in order to tackle film piracy of unauthorized camcording and duplication of films
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Morocco for setting up of Joint Working Group (JWG) on Counter-Terrorism
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Finland in the field of peaceful uses of outer space
  • Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, which is to create accountability and more protection mostly women by their NRI spouses
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Argentine in the field of Tourism
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Saudi Arabia in the field of Investments in Infrastructure and also mutual assistance in Customs Matters and Tourism
  • Union Cabinet approved the extension of tenure of the National Commission for SafaiKarmacharis(NCSK) for 3 yrs
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Argentina in the field of Tourism
  • Sushil Chandra appointed as new Election Commissioner (EC) of India
    Note: Chief Election Commissioner Shri Sunil Arora
  • The President of India presented the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony, instituted by GOI from 2012 as part of the Commemoration of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore 150th Birth Anniversary
    a) Rajkumar Singhajit Singh, 2014
    b) Chhayanaut (Cultural organization of Bangladesh), 2015
    c) Ram Sutar Vanji, 2016
  • Union Cabinet approved Promulgation of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019
  • Union Cabinet approved Promulgation of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and Morocco on the Reciprocal facilitation of procedures for issue of Business Visa
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Korea on combating transnational crime and developing police cooperation
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and Vietnam in the field of Communications
  • Union Cabinet approved National Policy on Electronics 2019 (NPE 2019), proposed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Morocco in the field of Academic Qualifications
  • List of MoUs/ Agreements signed during State Visit of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to India
    MoU- Investing in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
    MoU- In the field of Tourism
    MoU- Cooperation in the Field of Housing
    MoU- Bilateral Investment Relations
    MoU- Prasar Bharati and Saudi Broadcasting Corporation for Exchange of Audio Visual Programme
  • Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 12th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition and Aero India 2019 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada singed MoU on forestry science
  • President of India presented the Gandhi Peace Prize for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
    a) Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari for 2015
    b) Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International for 2016 (Jointly)
    c) Ekal Abhiyan Trust for 2017
    d) Yohei Sasakawa for 2018
  • DRDO successfully test-fired indigenously developed Quick Reach Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM) from ITRChandipur, off the Odisha coast
  • India and Bangladesh, joint military exercise Sampriti-2019 conducted at Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation inaugurated the Aviation Conclave 2019 with the theme of “Flying for All”
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and Argentina in the field of Medical Products Regulation
  • Union Cabinet approved setting up of a Railway Zone at Vishakhapatnam and new division with HQ at Rayagada
  • Union Cabinet approved National Policy on Software Products 2019 to develop India as a Software Product Nation
  • Union Cabinet approved promulgation of an Ordinance to amend the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005
  • Union Cabinet approved promulgation of an Ordinance to make amendments to the Aadhaar Act 2016, Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2005 and the Indian Telegraph Act 1885
  • Union Cabinet approved the draft Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019
  • Union Cabinet approved the proposal of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) 0rder, 1954 by way of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2019
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and the United Kingdom in Weather and Climate Sciences
  • India’s first Indigenous Semiconductor Chips manufactured by Bengaluru based SIGNALCHIP for 4G/LTE and 5G NR MODEMs
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and Argentina in the field of Medical Products Regulation
  • Union Cabinet approved National Mineral Policy 2019 Which will boost the mining sector such as
    a) Introduction of Right of First Refusal for RP/PL holders
    b) Encouraging the private sector to take up exploration
    c) Auctioning in virgin areas for composite RP cum PL cum ML on a revenue share basis
    d) Encouragement of merger and acquisition of mining entities and more
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and USA to access tipline reports on Missing and Exploited Children
  • The Union Cabinet approved promulgation of an Ordinance for establishing the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) for creating an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalised arbitration
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and Norway for undertaking non-intrusive Geological Surveys and Investigations
  • Union Cabinet apprised MoU between India and Tajikistan in the field of Renewable Energy which signed on 8th October 2018

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  • Indian Space Research Organisation launched a program for School Children called Young Scientist Programme, Yuva Vigyani Karyakram
  • Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) Yojana at Vastral in Gujarat
  • Bilateral joint exercise between India and Oman, Al Nagah III, at Jabel Al Akhdar Mountains in Oman  scheduled from 12 to 25 March 2019
  • The World Bank and India signed a $250 Million Agreement for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) which will help women in rural households shift to a new generation of economic initiatives
  • GOI, State Government of Chhattisgarh and the World Bank signed a $25.2 Million Loan Agreement to support State’s Reforms in Expenditure Management
  • GOI, State Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank signed a $96 Million Loan Agreement to provide additional funds to the State of Uttarakhand in its post-disaster recovery plans
  • Union Home Minister launched Smart Fencing on Indo-Bangladesh border, which is BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) under Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), effective deterrence against illegal infiltration
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Germany in the field of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and U.K. on Cancer Research Initiative
  • Union Cabinet approved the agreement between India and Belarus on Mutual Legal Assistance (MLAT) in Civil and Commercial Matters
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Civil Service Council of Mongolia (CSCM)
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Austria on Technology Cooperation in the Road Infrastructure Sector
  • The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority reduced MRP up to 87% in the list of 390 anti-cancer non-scheduled medicines
  • GOI approved the establishment of 2 benches of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) at Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh and Indore in Madhya Pradesh
  • GOI and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $26 Million Loan Agreement to provide additional financing for improving drainage infrastructure in Dibrugarh town of Assam under the ongoing Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program
  • President of India presented the highest civilian honor for women, Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018. A total of 44 awardees have been selected for the year 2018
  • Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh
  • The Ministry of Tourism, GOI won First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019
  • Dr. A.K. Mohanty appointed as new Director, BARC
  • Union Cabinet approved Promulgation of the Daman and Diu Civil Courts (Amendment) Regulation, 2019 and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Civil Courts and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulation, 2019 under Article 240
  • President of India presented Gallantry Awards 2019: Download
  • Joint Indo-Bangladesh military Exercise Sampriti-VIII, between India and Bangladesh Army, concluded at Tangail, Bangladesh
  • The Department of Consumer Affairs celebrated the World Consumer Rights Day 2019 with the theme “Trusted Smart Products”
  • The joint military Exercise MITRA SHAKTI between India and Sri Lanka is conducted for the year 2018-19
  • Indian Air Force participated in the Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo (LIMA-2019), Malaysia for the first time, IAF showcased indigenously developed LCA fighter aircraft
  • Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed as Chief of Naval Staff
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and Croatia in the field of tourism
  • Union Cabinet apprised MoU between India and Argentine on Antarctic cooperation
  • Union Cabinet apprised MoU between India and Morocco to promote the exchange of information and technical cooperation in the field of Housing and Human Settlement
  • Union Cabinet apprised MoU between India and Saudi Arabia for cooperation in the field of Housing
  • Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and the Republic of Korea on Startup Cooperation
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Indonesia on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and its precursors.
  • DRDO successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile test ‘Mission Shakti’ from the Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha
  • 8 New Members appointed as Lokpal members (Chairperson of Lokpal Justice P. C. Ghose)
    1. Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale
    2. Justice Pradeep Kumar Mohanty
    3. Justice Abhilasha Kumari
    4. Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi
    5. Dinesh Kumar Jain
    6. Archana Ramasundaram
    7. Mahender Singh
    8. Indrajeet Prasad Gautam
  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GOI awarded Geographical Indication (GI) to 5 varieties of Indian coffee
    1. Coorg Arabica coffee
    2. Wayanaad Robusta coffee
    3. Chikmagalur Arabica coffee
    4. Araku Valley Arabica coffee
    5. Bababudangiris Arabica coffee

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