Current Affairs 2019

Current Affairs Pocket : 31st December 2019

CBIC: Rs 1,12,000 crore paid as IGST refunds to exporters* Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, CBIC has said that over 1,12,000 crore rupees have been paid as Integrated Goods and Services Tax-IGST refunds to exporters.* In a statement, CBIC said, over 83,000 exporters have been benefited by these refunds. It said, this shows

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 28th – 30th December 2019

India, Japan hold 5th round of maritime dialogue* Indian delegation was led by Indra Mani Pandey, Additional Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs), Ministry of External Affairs, while Japanese delegation was led by Ambassador Yamanaka A Osamu, Deputy Assistant Minister, Deputy Director-General in Foreign Policy Bureau.* The two sides exchanged views on various topics of

Current Affairs Pocket : 25th, 26th December 2019

PM Modi unveils statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow on his birth anniversary* Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled a statue of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Lok Bhawan here. He also laid the foundation stone for the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University in the Uttar Pradesh capital.* The state government

Current Affairs Pocket : 24th December 2019

Dr. Sangita Reddy assumes charge as FICCI President for 2019-20* Sangita Reddy is an Indian businessperson. She is Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises and The President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FICCI). She succeeds Sandip Somany, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, HSIL.* Mr. Uday Shankar, President, The Walt Disney Company

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 20th – 23rd December 2019

Retired HC judge CV Ramulu named Telangana Lokayukta* Retired high court judge CV Ramulu will be Telangana Lokayukta and V Niranjan Rao will be the Upa-Lokayukta. Retired HC judge G Chandraiah will be the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) chairman.* The governor also appointed another former judge Justice G Chandraiah as Chairman of the State

Current Affairs Pocket : 19th December 2019

GST Council fixes 28% uniform tax rate for state and private lottery* The 38th meeting of the GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, fixed a uniform tax rate of 28% on both state and private lotteries. However, Sitharaman said no direct or indirect suggestions regarding change of tax slabs were proposed during the

Current Affairs Pocket : 18th December 2019

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired from Odisha’s Chandipur* The land-attack version of the missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher Cruise Missile, Successfully Test-Fired From Odisha’s Chandipur. *The 9-meter long missile can travel at thrice the speed of sound and carry a conventional warhead weighing up to 300 kg. BrahMos missile is a medium-range ramjet supersonic

Current Affairs Pocket : 17th December 2019

India slips to 112th rank on gender gap index in World Economic forum (WEF) ranking* India ranks 112th in terms of gender gap among 153 countries surveyed in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Global Gender Gap Report 2020. While Iceland remains the world’s most gender-neutral country, India has moved down the ladder from its 108th