Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 11 – 16 August 2020

Pramod Bhasin becomes new Chairman of ICRIER* Pramod Bhasin has been appointed as a new Chairman of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is currently the vice-chair of the board of governors at ICRIER. He will replace Isher Judge Ahluwalia, who has stepped down due to health reasons. Isher had been

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 8 – 10 August 2020

Pradeep Kumar Joshi takes over as new Chairman of UPSC* Pradeep Kumar Joshi, an Educationist Professor, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 7 August 2020.* He succeeds Arvind Saxena, whose tenure as UPSC chairman ended on 7 August 2020.* Joshi will serve as the chairman of

Current Affairs Pocket : 5 – 7 August 2020

Sashidhar Jagdishan to be the new CEO of HDFC Bank* Sashidhar Jagdishan has been selected as the new CEO of HDFC Bank and will replace Aditya Puri. He will take charge in October when Puri retires.* Sashidhar Jagdishan is a chartered accountant. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics of money, banking and finance. He

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 1 – 4 August 2020

‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme extended to 4 more states, taking total states to 24* Four additional states, namely Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand have been to the One Nation One Ration Card scheme have been integrated with the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ plan of the Central government.* With this, now

Current Affairs Pocket : 31 July 2020

Hardik Satishchandra Shah becomes new Private Secretary to PM Modi* Hardik Satishchandra Shah has been appointed the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on co-terminus basis. He is is currently serving as a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Before moving to the PMO last year, he worked as the PS

Current Affairs Pocket : 30 July 2020

India’s first solar-powered ferry ‘Aditya’ wins global honour for best passenger ferry* Aditya, India’s first solar-powered ferry has won the inaugural Gustave Trouve Award for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating.* The ferry ‘Aditya’ was adjudged the world’s best electric boat in the category of ferries designed for paid passenger service.* Aditya is a sun-powered

Current Affairs Pocket : 29 July 2020

Jamie Vardy wins Premier League’s Golden Boot award* Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy has bagged the Premier Leagues Golden Boot football award after netting 23 goals across the 2019/20 season. He beat Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22 goals), Southampton Danny Ings (22 goals), and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling (20 goals) to scoop the prestigious

Current Affairs Pocket : 28 July 2020

Hichem Mechichi becomes new Prime Minister of Tunisia* Tunisia’s interior minister, Hichem Mechichi has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of the country. He succeeded Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned over allegations of a conflict of interest. He has a month to form a government.* As well as being the interior minister in the outgoing