PIB (18/11/2019): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC exam

Home Minister launches winter-grade diesel suitable for extreme winters of up to -30degree Celsius for Ladakh Region.

  • Shri Amit Shah presided over a function to launch a special winter-grade diesel developed by Indian Oil Corporation. Further, the Minister conveyed Completion of India’s largest Solar power project of 7500 MW with an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore. That will bring prosperity to the region
  • When winter temperatures drop to -30 degrees Celsius motorists in the high-altitudes face the problem of freezing of diesel in vehicles. Consequently, the availability of winter-grade diesel will promote tourism. Also, smooth transportation in Ladakh Region during extreme winters.
  • Subsequently, the Home Minister and Petroleum Minister congratulated the Indian Oil Team for developing solutions. To help cater to the energy needs of the consumers in various parts of the country.

Speaker, Lok Sabha Visits “Aadi Mahotsav” at Dilli Haat

  • The Speaker, Lok Sabha Shri Om Birla visited the National Tribal Festival “Aadi Mahotsav” at Dilli Haat.
  • Subsequently, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda, Chairman, TRIFED, Shri R.C. Meena and MD, TRIFED, Shri Pravir Krishna were present on the occasion.
  • Furthermore, The Theme of the Aadi Mahotsav is: “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce”. In particular, the Aadi Mahotsav is an effort to take tribal commerce to the next level of digital and electronic transactions. 

Shri Rajnath Singh is in Thailand to attend ADMM-Plus

  • Shri Rajnath Singh Defence Minister of India is in Bangkok to attend the 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus.
  • The Minister held bilateral meetings with US Secretary of Defence Dr Mark T Esper, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand General Prawit Wongsuwan, Defence Minister of Japan Mr Taro Kono, Defence Minister of Australia Ms Linda Reynolds and Defence Minister of New Zealand Mr Ron Mark.
  • Shri Rajnath Singh also met with the defence minister of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. The ADMM-Plus meeting will be held on 18th November 2019 in which Defence Ministers of 18 ADMM-Plus countries will take part.