PIB(26/03/2019): UPSC Current Affairs to prepare for UPSC Exam

 Department of Space

Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika) – Online Registration

  • ISRO has started a  programme for School Children.
  • The Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities.


   Ministry of Defence

Chief of naval operations Sunil Lanba commissions Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Training Facility

  • Auspicious culmination of this Project is an impression of the pervasive explicit game plan and execution points of confinement of the Indian Navy and Goa Shipyard Limited.
  • The steel structure of the test system speaks to the significant NBC compartment of the ship, for example, upper decks, bastions, purifying stations, DCHQ.

Ministry of Defence

     Induction of Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

  • IAF had signed a contract with M/s Boeing Ltd in September 2015 for 15 Chinook helicopters.
  • The first batch of four helicopters has been delivered on schedule and the last batch is to be delivered by March next year. These helicopters will be deployed in the Northern and Eastern regions of India.
  • The addition of heavy-lift CH 47 F(I) helicopter is a significant step towards modernisation of Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet.


  Ministry of Defence

Exercise Al Nagah – III 2019 Validation and Closing Ceremony

  • The third edition of joint military training exercise between Indian Army and Royal Oman Army, Exercise AL NAGAH 2019 concluded at Jabel AI Akhdar training camp, Oman on 25 March 2019.
  • Indian side was represented by HE Mr Munu Mahawar, Indian Ambassador to Oman and Major General A K Samantara. Royal Oman Army was represented by Major General Matar Bin Salim Bin Rashid Al Balushi and many senior officials.
  • Commanders at various levels from both sides were exercised to work in close coordination to receive and collate information, jointly plan operations and issue suitable order to respective components.


 NITI Aayog

  NITI Aayog organises FinTech Conclave 2019

  • To shape India’s continued ascendancy in FinTech, build the narrative for future strategy and policy efforts, and to deliberate steps for comprehensive financial inclusion, NITI Aayog organized a day-long FinTech Conclave in New Delhi.
  • MrShaktikanta Das, Governor of RBI inaugurated the Conclave in the presence of Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and MrSubhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.