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National Institute of design, Ahmedabad have launched two Initiatives

India Design Council and National Institute of design, Ahmedabad have launched two Initiatives – Chartered Designs of India (CDI) and Design Education Quality Mark (DEQM).

• Purpose – To address 5 challenges of scale, quality of design, quality of education for design, raising the priority for design in industry and design for a public purpose.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: National Institute of design, India Design Council, Chartered Designs of India, Design Education Quality Mark, Citizenship (Amendment) Act

President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone of the Paika Rebellion memorial

President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone of the Paika Rebellion memorial in Khurda, Odisha.

• Also, a chair in the name of Bakshi Jagabandhu (leader of Paika Rebellion) has been established at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: Paika Rebellion, Bakshi Jagabandhu, Utkal University, East India Company, Raja of Khurda, Walter Ewer, British administration, Mukund Dev II

GRSE delivered Landing Craft Utility to Indian Navy

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has delivered the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) to Indian Navy.

• GRSE is developing 8 LCUs for Indian Navy and it is the 7th LCU. LCU is an amphibious ship used to deploy main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: GRSE, Landing Craft Utility, Indian Navy, Landing Craft Utility, Mitra Shakti, Operation Trident, Indo-Pakistan war

India has the world’s 2nd highest number of unvaccinated children against measles- WHO

WHO and UNICEF released a report which mentions that India has the world’s 2nd highest number of unvaccinated children against measles.

• In 2018, 2.3 million children were not vaccinated in 2018 (2.9 million in 2017).

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: unvaccinated children, WHO, UNICEF, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, International Vaccine Access Center, Public Health, International Vaccine Access Center, Diarrhoea Progress Report Card

Human Development Report (Index) 2019 has been released by the UN Development Program

Human Development Report (Index) 2019 has been released by UN Development Program.
• Title of the Report: Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: International News

Important Points: Human Development Report, UN Development Program, East Asia, orthe maximum, Inequality adjusted Human Development Index, Mahbub ul Haq, composite statistic

4th edition of ‘NAVARMS – 2019’ held in New Delhi

The fourth edition of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS – 2019’ was held in New Delhi on the theme of ‘Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives’.

• It was organized at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Development Enclave in New Delhi.

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019

Categories: National News

Important Points: NAVARMS – 2019, International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems, Fight Category, Opportunities, Imperatives, Naval Weapon Systems, Modern Trends and Technology, Encourage Indigenisation