Current Affairs

MPC will meet before October 4, says Das

Wed 28 Sep 2016

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee will meet before the Reserve Bank of India’s policy review on October 4 to submit their recommendations, Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance told reporters.


WEF ranks India as 39th most competitive economy

Wed 28 Sep 2016

India has risen rapidly among all countries in the global competitive stakes by climbing 16 notches to the 39th position during the past year in the WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index.


Joblessness rises to 5-year high

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Female unemployment climbed to 8.7% in 2015-16 from 7.7% earlier


Bangladesh writer Shamsul Haq dead

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Syed Shamsul Haq, one of Bangladesh’s best known writers, died on Tuesday at the age of 81. He was suffering from lung cancer.


India to invest $2 billion in Sri Lanka over 3-4 years

Wed 28 Sep 2016

India will invest $2 billion in Sri Lanka in the next three-four years, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday.


Invisible foe in air kills 600,000 in a year

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Fine particulate matter from industries, cars and biomass causing premature mortality


India steps up pressure, to boycott SAARC meet in Pak.

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Move was under consideration ever since attack on Uri camp


‘Litigants can no longer approach High Court directly if police fail to act on their complaints’

Wed 28 Sep 2016

In a significant judgment, the Madras High Court has ruled that litigants can no longer approach the High Court directly if police refuse to act upon their complaints, before exploiting the other available remedies, including moving the jurisdictional judicial magistrate.


Earth’s present climate points to a hotter future

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Our planet may grow intolerably hot even if greenhouse gases in the atmosphere remain at current levels, according to the first two-million-year reconstruction of surface temperatures, published on Monday.


Mega launchers for ISRO soon

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Apart from powering rockets to lift heavier satellites, it will also lower the cost per kilo