Unlawful Activities Prevention Act

• The Union Home Ministry designated nine more individuals as “terrorists” under the amended anti-terror law that was passed by Parliament last year. The nine persons declared terrorists are linked to separatist Khalistani groups that seek to establish a separate…

Enrica Lexie case

• Government of India moved the Supreme Court seeking closure of judicial proceedings in India against two Italian marines after it accepted the ruling of Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Enrica Lexie case. About: • On 15 February…

Globba andersonii

• Botanists have “rediscovered” a rare and critically endangered plant species called Globba andersonii from the Sikkim Himalayas near the Teesta river valley region after a gap of nearly 136 years. About: • The plant Globba andersonii is commonly known…

Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board

• For the first time since it was established in 1997, Prasar Bharati has set up a board for recruitment of thousands of programming, engineering, transmission and other executives up to the level of Directors. Key highlights: • The six-member…

AspirantWorld One liners : 5th July

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge. It is an initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology along with Atal Innovation Mission. This challenge will be jointly hosted by the Government and members of the…

Farmers’ Producer Organisations

• Union Agriculture Minister announced that rural sector will be transformed by constitution of 10,000 new Farmers’ Producer Organisations (FPOs). About: • This is a produce cluster based scheme. The FPOs will be managed in such a way that these…

Government approved Defence Acquisition

• Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) held under the chairmanship of Defence Minister approved capital acquisition (worth Rs 38,900 crore) of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces. The most prominent of these proposals include: • Pinaka missile…

Fit India Talks

• Union HRD Minister and Sports Minister launched ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai India’ under Fit India campaign for school children. About: • The government’s flagship program Fit India has launched a series of interactive sessions with some of the…

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge. About: • It is an initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology along with Atal Innovation Mission. This challenge will be jointly hosted by the Government and members…