Current Affairs PIB 25th & 26th March 2019- Prelims 2019



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Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika)

  • India’s space research organisation ISRO has launched a special programme for School Children.
  • The Program is called as “Young Scientist Programme” “YUva VIgyani KAryakram” (युिवका) from current year 2019.
  • The program is aimed at training young minds & imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology.
  • To catch young minds ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has started this program.
  • Eligibility for this program is those candidates who finished 9th standard (in the academic year 2018-19) and waiting to join 10th standard (or those who have started 10th Std just now) will be eligible for the programme.
  • Selection will be based on the 8th Std marks.


Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

Current Affairs PIB Chinook

  • Indian Air Force on Monday 25th March 2019 formally inducted CH 47 F(I)- Chinook heavy lift Helicopters.
  • Chinook Helicopters were provided by Boeing Ltd (an American multinational corporation) with whom Indian Air Force(IAF) has signed a contract for 15 such Chinook helicopters.
  • The helicopter is capable of airlifting diverse military and non military loads into remote locations.
  • The Chinook helicopters are designed to airlift heavy payloads at high altitudes which will be suitable for areas like high Himalayas.
  • Addition of Chinook helicopters is a significant step towards modernisation of Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet.
  • It’s a battle tested trusted helicopter worldwide.


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Exercise Al Nagah – III 2019

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  • Indian Army and Royal Oman Army has successfully completed the third edition of joint military training exercise, Exercise AL NAGAH 2019.
  • This joint training exercise between the two countries is concluded at Jabel AI Akhdar training camp, Oman.
  • Exercise Al Nagah was a  two-week long exercise had commenced on 12 March 2019 in which 60 Indian Army  Soldiers took part.


NITI Aayog organised FinTech Conclave 2019

  • A day-long FinTech Conclave at Dr. Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi has been organised by NITI Aayog.
  • Its main objective is for comprehensive financial inclusion.
  • Fin Tech Conclave was inaugurated by RBI Governor,Shaktikanta Das.
  • Its worth noted that The Indian FinTech ecosystem is the third largest in the globe.
  • CEO of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog  is Amitabh Kant with its headquarter in New Delhi, India.
  • NITI Aayog was Formed on 1st January 2015

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