PIB (29/05/2019): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC exam

NSIC signs MOU with Ministry of MSME

  • The National Small Industries Corporation Limited  signed a MOU with MSME for the year 2019-20. The MOU was signed by Ram Mohan Mishra, AS & DC(MSME) and CMD (NSIC) with Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, MSME, in the presence of Alka Nangia  Arora, Joint Secretary, SME, Mercy Epao, Director (SME), P. Udaya kumar, Director -P&M (NSIC) and A.K. Mittal, Director-Finance (NSIC).
  • The MOU imagines arrangement of upgraded benefits by NSIC under its promoting, money related, innovation and other help administrations plans for MSMEs in the nation. The Corporation activities to build Revenue from Operationby 22% from Rs. 2540 crore in the year 2018-19 to 3100 crore in the year 2019-20.
  • Dr. A.K. Panda, Secretary, Ministry of MSME, while appreciating the performance of NSIC, suggested that greater efforts should be made to expand the reach of NSIC so that it may serve larger number of MSMEs in the country

The CAS Visits AF Stn Sarsawa to Pay Homage to the Air Warriors who Made Supreme Sacrifice During Operation Safed Sagar

  • Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff visited Air Force Station Sarsawa today to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Air Warriors who laid down their life during Op Safed sagar. 
  •  Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar PVSM AVSM VM & Bar ADC, AOC-in-C, Western Air Command and Lt Gen YK Joshi AVSM VrC SM GOC 14 Corps also visited AF Station Sarsawa on the same day to commemorate the solemn occasion.
  • On this day, 20 year back Sqn Ldr R Pundir, Flt Lt Muhilan, Sergeant RK Sahu and Sergeant PVNR Prasad laid down their lives in service of the nation while flying a mission during Ops Safed Sagar.  The planning of the flypast was synchronized with the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Station War Memorial.

Vice President calls for renewed efforts for India to gain permanent membership of the UN Security Council

  • The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for renewed efforts by India to gain permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
  • Interacting with the Officer Trainees of the 2018 Batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Bhutanese Diplomats, the Vice President referred to the growing prominence of India on the world stage and underscored the requirement for upgrading support from world countries and building a continued exchange for UNSC changes.
  • Outlining the challenges the budding diplomats would have to deal with, Shri Naidu expressed his concern over the threat posed by terrorism. Observing that no country was immune to the consequences of terrorism, he called for a united response from world nations to curb the menace of terrorism.
  • The Vice President urged the young officers to develop a deep understanding of the countries of their posting and explore all opportunities for improving relations between those countries and India. He advised them to uphold the principles of Integrity, Probity, and conscientiousness at all times