Category Archives: Current Affairs – May, 2019

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Missile destroyer INS Ranjit to be decommissioned – GK Dose

Missile destroyer INS Ranjit to be decommissioned – GK Dose

The Indian Navy’s frontline missile destroyer INS Ranjit will be decommissioned after 36 years of service. It was commisioned on September 15, 1983, with Captain Vishnu Bhagwat in command. The decommission ceremony will be held at Visakhapatnam’s naval dockyard on 6 May 2019. About INS Ranjit It was third of five Kashin-class destroyers (a series of anti-aircraft…

Water Storage Level of 91 Major Reservoirs in India goes down by One Percent – Gk Dose

Water Storage Level of 91 Major Reservoirs in India goes down by One Percent – Gk Dose

As per Ministry of Water Resources, the water storage level available in 91 major Indian reservoirs for week ending on 2 May 2019 was 40.592 BCM (Billion cubic meters), which is 25% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was at 26% for week ending on April 25, 2019. This shows decline in water…

Afghans call for ceasefire as “Loya Jirga” Peace Summit wraps up – Gk Dose

Afghans call for ceasefire as “Loya Jirga” Peace Summit wraps up – Gk Dose

Afghanistan on 29 April 2019 convened rare “Loya Jirga”, a four day long grand assembly or massive meeting for delegates from across country to discuss war and efforts of United States to forge a peace deal with Taliban. At the end of huge peace summit in Kabul, Afghan officials called for immediate and permanent ceasefire.…

Government and IIT-Delhi signs MoU to set up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies – Gk Dose

Government and IIT-Delhi signs MoU to set up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies  – Gk Dose

To commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October 2019, the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to Government of India and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a move to come together and to bring best of science and technology to implement waste management…

Vice president issued Postage Stamp to commemorate 750th Birth Anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desika – Gk Dose

Vice president issued Postage Stamp to commemorate 750th Birth Anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desika – Gk Dose

On 2 May 2019, Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released postage stamp in New Delhi to commemorate 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan and his great philosopher’s life and highly valued work. Importance Releasing commemorative postage stamps is an initiative to pay tribute to great contributions of visionaries like Sri Vedanta Desikan but it…

ISRO to launch lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ in July 2019 – Gk Dose

ISRO to launch lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ in July 2019 – Gk Dose

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to be launched between July 9 and 16 2019. The Chandrayaan-2’s lander will touch down near Moon’s south pole on 6th September 2019. About Chandrayan-2 It is India’s second lunar mission. It would be launched using India’s most powerful rocket…