PIB 17th January

Contents: Finance Commission gets presentation from IMF on Resource Mobilization for the Next Five Years “Apna Urea – Sona Ugle” brand of HURL DGTR initiates 34 anti-dumping, 6 safeguard investigations in 2019-20 ‘Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology’ in Bengaluru Novel coronavirus outbreak in China Concession Agreement signed for construction of Z-Morh tunnel in J&K […]

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN CHINA

Details: An infection with a novel coronavirus has been reported from China As on 11th January, 2020, 41 confirmed cases have been reported so far, of which one has died. The clinical signs and symptoms are mainly fever with a few patients having difficulty in breathing. The mode of transmission is unclear as of now. […]

‘CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY’ IN BENGALURU

Details: National Informatics Centre (NIC) has set up the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology in Bengaluru, Karnataka Blockchain technology is upcoming & niche technology and adoption of the same in sectors such as health, finance, agriculture and various other sectors would aid the government in implementing various programmes The Centre of Excellence(CoE) has […]

DGTR INITIATES 34 ANTI-DUMPING, 6 SAFEGUARD INVESTIGATIONS IN 2019-20

Details: Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) initiated 34 anti-dumping (AD) investigations (both fresh and review), 4 countervailing duty investigations, and 6 safeguard investigations during the period from 01.04.2019 to 31.12.2019. Anti-circumvention provision was introduced in Customs Tariff Act, 1975 for Counter-vailing Duty (CVD) investigations DGTR has initiated outreach programmes to sensitize stakeholders about the […]

“APNA UREA – SONA UGLE” BRAND OF HURL

Details: HURL is Joint Venture Company promoted by the three Maharatna Companies i.e. Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC Limited (NTPC) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) as the lead promoters with FCIL and HFCL as other two partners. With the objective of making the country self-reliant in Urea, the Governmentapproved in 2016 the revival of […]

FINANCE COMMISSION GETS PRESENTATION FROM IMF ON RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

Details International Monetary Fund (IMF), Fiscal Affairs Department, gave a presentation to the 15th Finance Commission on “resource mobilization over the next five years” The discussions were centered around options for improving the tax resources of the general government, with special focus on improving the revenue realization from the GST Current collections are significantly below […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 18 January 2020

Contents: The Global ocean heats up Company Painting Space Programmes of 2020 Karnataka ranks sixth in justice delivery: India Justice Report ISRO’s GSAT-30 Launched  to replace ageing INSAT-4A THE GLOBAL OCEAN HEATS UP Why in news? One of the biggest revelations of the Special Report On The Ocean And Cryosphere In A Changing Climate, released […]

ISRO’S GSAT-30 LAUNCHED TO REPLACE AGEING INSAT-4A

Details Launched from Guiana space centre in Kourou The 3,357-kg satellite will replace INSAT-4A which was launched in 2005 and marks the first mission of the year for Indian Space Research Organisation The high-power satellite is equipped with 12 normal C band and 12 Ku band transponders GSAT-30 will provide DTH (direct to home) television […]

KARNATAKA RANKS SIXTH IN JUSTICE DELIVERY: INDIA JUSTICE REPORT

 Why in news? Country’s first-ever ranking on justice delivery, “India Justice Report 2019” supported by Tata Trusts. Details Report is based on performance of four pillars – police, prisons, judiciary, and access to legal aid Each of these pillars are evaluated on six parameters including budgets, human resources, diversity, infrastructure, workload, and trends over the […]