National Current Affairs

National Current Affairs of India, Important for competitive Exams.

The Government’s flagship programme ‘Make in India’ completes eight-year.

  • Government’s flagship program ‘Make in India’ has completed 8 years on 25th September.
  • Launched in 2014 under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi, ‘Make in India’ is transforming the country into a leading global manufacturing & investment destination.
  • This initiative is an open invitation to potential investors & partners from across the world to participate in the growth story of ‘New India’. Make in India has made substantial achievements in 27 sectors, it also include the strategic sectors of manufacturing & services.
  • FDI inflows into India which stood at US$ 45.15 billion in 2014-2015 reached a record FDI inflow for 8 years. The highest ever FDI of USD 83.6 billion was recorded in the year 2021-22.

President Draupadi Murmu presented the National Service Scheme Awards 2020-21 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • President Draupadi Murmu presented the National Service Scheme NSS Awards for the year 2020-21 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 24th September.
  • A total of forty-two awards were given. Two universities, ten NSS units, their program officers and 30 NSS volunteers received the awards.
  • The Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, awards the National Service Scheme (NSS) every year.
  • The awards are given to recognize & reward outstanding contribution for voluntary community service made by Universities & Colleges, 2 Councils, Senior Secondary, NSS Units, Program Officers, NSS Volunteers with a view to further promote NSS in the country.

INS Ajay was decommissioned after serving the country for 32 years.

  • INS Ajay decommissioned after serving the nation for 32 years. INS Ajay was conducted in the traditional manner at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
  • The national flag, naval ensign, and the ship’s decommissioned ensign were last lowered at sunset, marking the end of the ship’s commissioned.
  • The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command. The Guest of Honor was Vice Admiral AG Thapliyal AVSM Bar (Retd) the first Commanding Officer of the ship.
  • INS Ajay was commissioned on 24th January 1990 at Poti, Georgia, then USSR, and was part of the 23rd Patrol Vessel Squadron under the Operation Control of the Flag Officer Commanding, Maharashtra.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the India’s first clean Sujal Pradesh.

  • Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands as India’s first clean Sujal Pradesh. Speaking at a function in Port Blair, he handed over the certificate to Lt Governor Admiral DK Joshi.
  • Now, all villages in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been certified as Har Ghar Jal and have been verified as Open Defecation Free – ODF Plus.
  • On Andaman and Nicobar Islands, there are 62,000 rural households spread over 266 villages in 9 blocks of three districts. The union territory has piped water supply to all 368 schools, 558 Anganwadi centers and 292 public institution centres.

PM Modi to release cheetahs at Kuno National Park in MP.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the extinct wild cheetahs from India in Kuno National Park on 17th September.
  • Cheetahs imported from Namibia are being introduced to India under Project Cheetah, the world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translation project.
  • Out of the eight cheetahs, five are females and three are males. Mr Modi released cheetahs at two release points in Kuno National Park.
  • The release of wild cheetahs by the Prime Minister is part of his efforts to revive and diversify India’s wildlife and its habitat. The cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.

Health Minister launched 384 medicines under the National List of Essential Medicines.

  • Government has released 384 medicines under the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM).
  • Dr. Mandaviya said that NLEM plays a vital role in ensuring access to affordable quality medicines at all levels of healthcare. These drugs will improve the quality of health care.
  • He elaborated that the list has been prepared after extensive consultation with the stakeholders. He said that the National Pharma Pricing Authority will now fix and regulate the price of these medicines so that affordable medicines are available to the people.
  • NLEM 2022 covers 384 drugs as compared to 376 in NLEM, 2015. The drugs are now classified into 27 therapeutic categories. A new section has been added for drugs considered essential for the adjuvant management of COVID-19.

All India Institute of Ayurveda launches 6 week program on Ayurveda Day 2022.

  • All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of AYUSH has launched Ayurveda Day 2022 programme.
  • AIIA has been selected as the nodal agency to drive the mandate of the Ministry of AYUSH for Ayurveda Day in 2022. Ayurveda Day unveils for a six-week long event (12th September – 23rd October).
  • The Ministry of AYUSH celebrates Ayurveda Day every year on Dhanwantri Jayanti & in year 2022 it will be celebrated on 23rd October.
  • In year 2022, the Ministry is celebrating it in collaboration with all the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India so that each and every person of the country can be exposed to the traditional system of medicine.

India has become the world’s third largest producer of renewable energy.

  • The government has said that India has turned into a power surplus nation with a total installed power capacity of over four lakh MW.
  • In keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals, India’s electricity generation mix is ​​rapidly moving towards a more significant share of renewable energy.
  • On 9th September 2022, India is the world’s 3rd largest producer of renewable energy, with 40% of its installed power capacity coming from non-fossil fuel sources.
  • Electricity generation from renewable energy sources has increased from 51 thousand 226 gigawatt hours to 1 lakh 38 thousand 337 gigawatt hours in 2020.

Revamped Rajpath, has been renamed as Kartavya Path

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on on 8 November 2022 inaugurated the revamped Rajpath, which has been renamed as Kartavya Path at New Delhi. 
  • The Prime Minister also unveiled the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate on occasion. The statue is installed in the same place where a hologram statue of Netaji was unveiled n Parakram Diwas, on 23 January 2022.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating the Kartavya Path (the revamped Central Vista Avenue) said that “Kingsway, or Rajpath, the symbol of slavery, has become a matter of history from today and has been erased forever. A new history has been created in the form of Kartavya Path,”

Sanjay Kumar Verma has appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada.

  • Senior diplomat Sanjay Kumar Verma has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada.
  • He will succeed Acting High Commissioner Anshuman Gaur.
  • Sanjay Kumar Verma is a 1988 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service and is currently the Ambassador of India to Japan.
  • In other postings, Mr. Verma has served in Indian missions in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam & Turkey. He has also served as the Consul General of India in Milan, Italy.