Miscellaneous Current Affairs and Top Headlines

Miscellaneous Related Current Affairs: In this chapter, information has been given about the latest current affairs based on India and the world in the month from the point of view of upcoming competitive examinations.

State Minister of Textiles Ajay Tamta inaugurated the 46th edition of the IGHF (Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair) Delhi exhibition. It is Asia's largest handicrafts exhibition.
14 October 2018Miscellaneous
9th BRICS summit started in Xiamen, China with the theme “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”. It will conclude on 5th September.
4 September 2017Miscellaneous
The 14th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) began in the country’s IT hub Bengaluru, Karnataka. The theme of this edition is “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”.
7 January 2017Miscellaneous
The Gujarat government on December 15, 2016, approved an order to ban hookah bars across the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
15 December 2016Miscellaneous
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned the officials of AirAsia India to investigate the airline’s alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) regulations
9 December 2016Miscellaneous
Yoga, India’s one of the ancient practices to keep oneself healthy, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
1 December 2016Miscellaneous
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 1000 and 500 rupees notes will cease to be legal tender from midnight 8-9 November 2016. The announcement was made via a special nationwide televised address on 8 November 2016.PM Modi in his announcement appealed that those who are in possession of these notes can deposit the notes in their accounts in banks and post offices from 10 November to 30 December 2016.
8 November 2016Miscellaneous
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on 11 October 2016 released the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI). It says if hunger declines at the same rate as it has since 1992, more than 45 countries including India, Pakistan, Haiti, Yemen, and Afghanistan will still have moderate to alarming hunger scores in 2030.
11 October 2016Miscellaneous
Forbes on 23 August 2016 released the list of The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016. Jennifer Lawrence topped the Forbes magazine list for the second straight year with earnings of 46 million US dollars. Indian actress Deepika Padukone is the only newcomer to the World’s Highest-Paid Actresses list and the only Indian star to make the cut.
23 August 2016Miscellaneous
The Lok Sabha on 10 August 2016 passed the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to amend the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. The Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha on the same day was passed by voice vote after a short debate.
10 August 2016Miscellaneous
The Lok Sabha on 8 August 2016 passed The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014. The bill was passed by two-third majority, with 443 members voting in its favour and none against in the final vote.
8 August 2016Miscellaneous
The Tamil Nadu Assembly on 1 August 2016 unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Madras High Court as the Tamil Nadu High Court. The resolution on the matter was moved by Chief Minister J Jayalalitha as most of the High Courts established after the formation of new states based on linguistic lines have been named after the states only.
1 August 2016Miscellaneous
The Union Cabinet on 27 July 2016 cleared changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill. The changes include dropping 1 percent manufacturing tax and providing guarantee to compensate states for any revenue loss in the first five years of rollout of the proposed indirect tax regime.
27 July 2016Miscellaneous
The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) on 22 July 2016 announced that India provided 100000 US dollar for the Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. With this, India has become the first country in the world to make a contribution to the Trust Fund.
22 July 2016Miscellaneous
Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on 15 July 2016 gave its nod to set up Happiness Department in the state. The department will work as knowledge resource centre on the subject of happiness.
15 July 2016Miscellaneous
Union government issued a notification banning the import of dogs for commercial breeding. The imports are allowed only for research or defence purposes.
28 April 2016Miscellaneous
Four of South Africa’s leading sports federations were banned by the sports minister from bidding for or hosting major international sports events for at least a year over their failures to create opportunities for black players. Rugby, cricket, athletics and netball all missed targets they agreed on with the government. Soccer was the only one to meet its target.
25 April 2016Miscellaneous
Delhi bans chewable tobacco for a yeari. The Delhi government has banned for one year the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including “guthka, pan masala, khaini and zarda”, in the Capital.
15 April 2016Miscellaneous
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has declared total ban on the sale of all forms of alcohol with immediate effect. CM also said that while the alcohol licences of hotels, clubs and bars would be revoked, this ban would not affect army cantonments, as they are allowed to regulate the consumption and sale of liquor independently.
6 April 2016Miscellaneous
Renowned playback singer P Susheela Mohan has been recognized by the Guinness World Records and Asia Book of Records for singing the most number of songs in Indian languages.
30 March 2016Miscellaneous
Andhra government which is known for its innovations and use of technologies in various sectors has also become the first Indian state to implement lift irrigation. Andhra Pradesh government is all set to inaugurate Pattiseema lift irrigation project, described as the first river linking project in country, connecting Godavari with Krishna in this lower riparian state, as it has been completed in a record time of one year.
26 March 2016Miscellaneous
The defence ministry on 12th March approved a Rs 13,000 crore weapons and sensors package for the seven new stealth frigates being constructed by defence shipyards for the Navy as well as accorded the initial approval for the Rs 7,200 crore project to indigenously manufacture 244 air defence guns for the IAF.
12 March 2016Miscellaneous
Kerala is planning to issue short-term liquor license to hotels holding meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). The decision is believed to an excellent initiative to resuscitate the MICE segment of tourism business which was severely hit by the liquor ban in Kerala. Presently, only five-star hotels in the state are permitted to serve liquor.?
18 February 2016Miscellaneous
After launching its 4G Services in Delhi, India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone India has rolled out 4G Services in the country’s financial capital Mumbai. Vodafone 4G SIM cards are now available at all the fifty six retail stores spread in different parts of the city.
10 February 2016Miscellaneous
Delhi Police got the Limca Book of Records for solving the biggest cash heist case of the the country in November 2015. On November 27, the driver of a cash transit van allegedly fled with Rs 22.50 crore, following which the entire southeast district of Delhi Police was put into action. In less than 10 hours, the police tracked down the driver and recovered the stolen amount.
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With an aim to enhance the passenger revenue collections, the Indian Railways has decided to hike the Tatkal ticket charges from December 25. This would mean for every Tatkal booking in the Sleeper class, you’ll have to spend Rs 200 instead of Rs 175. Also, a ticket for AC-3 would cost you Rs 400 instead of Rs 350. 
24 December 2015Miscellaneous
Delhi High Court has refused to stay release of the juvenile criminal out the 6 rapists of the infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape case. HC has observed that as per current juvenile justice act, a juvenile criminal can’t be detained more than 3 years. 
18 December 2015Miscellaneous
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research’s scientists have opined that Astrosat’s (first space observatory of India) Large Area Xenon Proportional Counters (LAXPC) has been successful in generation of good data, which when compared with the other similar instruments is better by a factor of 5.
8 December 2015Miscellaneous
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has decided to take the Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk on 13 December. The 14th edition of the walk will advocate protection of freedom of expression and equal rights for all. During the walk, the participants will march from College Square to Y Channel.
7 December 2015Miscellaneous
In a financial assistance package to the Arvind Kejriwal government, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced Rs.3,250 crore for decongestion and development of the national capital.
23 November 2015Miscellaneous
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