Child Well-Being Index 2019

Child Well-being Index 2019: Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal at the Top

The states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh have topped the Child Well-being Index 2019 Rankings. Among the Union Territories, Puducherry is at the top of the Child Well-being Index 2019 Rankings. Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh feature last in the Child Well-being Index 2019 Rankings, mainly due to poor nutrition and high child mortality rate. Top 3: Kerala, TN, HP Bottom 3: Meghalaya, Jharkhand, MP Child Well-being index 2019 ChildRead More

Arun Jaitley

Feroz Shah Kotla will be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on 27th August 2019 has announced that it will rename Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium. The renaming will take place on September 12. The function will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. On the same day, a stand will be named after India captain Virat Kohli as it was announced earlier. During his tenure as DDCA president, Arun Jaitley had got developedRead More

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who was India’s first woman DGP, passed away, following an illness, on 26th August 2019 in Mumbai. About Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya: Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya belonged to Amritsar in Punjab. She was a 1973 batch officer. She made history in 2004 when she was appointed as the DGP of Uttarakhand. With this, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya became the first woman in the nation to hold such a position. SheRead More

Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2018 – Winners List

 The Union government has announced the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards for the year 2018. This year National Selection Committee for the Tenzing Norgay Awards was constituted under the chairpersonship of Secretary (Youth Affairs). The Committee had experts from the field of adventure. About Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards: Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards are given every year. The awards aim to: recognize the achievements of persons in the fieldsRead More


RBI decides to transfer 1.76 lakh crore to the Union Government

The RBI board on 26th August 2019, in its meeting, accepted the recommendation of a high-level panel headed by its former Governor Bimal Jalan. The board has decided to transfer a whopping  ₹1.76 lakh crore to the Central Government. This will include the interim dividend of ₹28,000 crore paid in February. The move is likely to address the uncertain fiscal situation of the government to a great extent. The ₹1.76Read More

Manmohan Singh

Union Government withdraws Manmohan Singh’s SPG security cover

The Union Government has withdrawn the Special Protection Group (SPG) security to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The SPG cover was withdrawn following a review by multiple security agencies. The decision to withdraw the SPG security cover was taken after a three-month review by the Cabinet Secretariat and the Ministry of Home Affairs with inputs from various intelligence agencies. Manmohan Singh, who was the Prime Minister from 2004 and 2014,Read More

Ranveer Duggal

Ranveer Duggal wins bronze medal in World U-16 Snooker Championship

Ranveer Duggal has won the bronze medal in the IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championship in Tyumen, Russia. Ranveer Duggal, who is 15 years old, is the first Chandigarh junior player to achieve the feat. About Ranveer Duggal: He is the youngest player at the age of six years to play in national pool championship in Ludhiana in 2011 before becoming the Chandigarh junior and sub-junior champion in 2015. In 2016,Read More

P V Sindhu

P.V. Sindhu becomes first Indian to win Badminton World Championships gold

P.V Sindhu has become the first Indian to win Badminton World Championships gold. P.V. Sindhu created history by defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the final match of Badminton World Championships that was played on 25th August 2019. P.V Sindhu won the finals by 21-7 21-7 and the match lasted just 38 minutes. This was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal. P V Sindhu is the only woman Singles player in the worldRead More

Banking Fraud

CVC sets up a committee to examine bank fraud above Rs 50 cr

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has formed an Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF). Composition of the Advisory Board for Banking Frauds: The ABBF will be headed by former Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin. The purpose of this board will be to examine bank fraud over ₹ 50 crore and recommend action. Other members of the panel are Madhusudan Prasad – former Urban Development Secretary, D K Pathak – former Director-General ofRead More

Shree Krishna Temple Bahrain

Redevelopment project of the temple in Bahrain launched by India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th August 2019 launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital. Modi is currently on a two-day visit to the Gulf nation. The facelift for the Shreenathji (Shree Krishna) temple in Manama will kick off later this year. The $4.2 million redevelopment project will be on a piece of land measuring 16,500 square feet and theRead More