Current Affairs

Trump-backed Bill seeks to cut legal immigrants by half

Thu 09 Feb 2017

To have a major impact on Indians in the U.S. waiting to get green cards


India to pitch global services accord to WTO chief Azevedo

Thu 09 Feb 2017

India will make a presentation on Thursday to World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo and India Inc. on New Delhi’s proposal for a global pact to boost services trade.


RBI opts for flexibility to ‘move in either direction’

Thu 09 Feb 2017

Bond yields climb after debt market participants are surprised by central bank’s shift to ‘neutral’ monetary stance


Implement WTO’s Nairobi Ministerial decisions: India

Tue 07 Feb 2017

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said she would soon take up with World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevêdo the need to ensure that processes on outstanding issues


China’s new ballistic missile has India in range

Tue 07 Feb 2017

China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has conducted an exercise with advanced DF-16 medium-range ballistic missile that has a range of over 1,000 km and could target a number countries in the neighbourhoo


Japan’s mission to clean up ‘space junk’ misses the mark

Tue 07 Feb 2017

Tether that was created to slow down orbiting rubbish fails to get released


181 Irrawaddy dolphins counted in Odisha census

Tue 07 Feb 2017

Chilika Lake has recorded marginal drop in the population of the species from 144 in 2015 to 134 this year


Saab pitches to supply naval fighter

Tue 07 Feb 2017

The 11th edition of Aero India will begin at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru on February 14


Rohingya refugees to be relocated on remote island

Tue 07 Feb 2017

Bangladeshi authorities have decided to relocate thousands of refugees from Myanmar to a thinly populated island in the Bay of Bengal to avoid adverse socioeconomic impacts in the mainland.


Ministries, sectoral regulators to screen FDI proposals

Tue 07 Feb 2017

The Centre had proposed to abolish the FIPB in its Budget for 2017-18