Current Affairs: The Indian Air Force has retired the MiG 27K fleet. This fighter aircraft was developed by the Soviet Union, manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. MiG 27 also known as “Bahadur”, this fighter aircraft played an important role in the Kargil war.
Current Affairs: Deendayal Antyodaya Abhiyan – National Urban Livelihoods Campaign
Urban prosperity festival is organized by the government to spread awareness about Deendayal Antyodaya Abhiyan – National Urban Livelihoods Campaign (DAY-NULM). This event will help in connecting self-help groups with various government schemes.
Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana is a pension scheme for senior citizens. The scheme covers people aged 60 years or more. The government has recently made Aadhaar linking mandatory for this scheme
The National Tribal Dance Festival is being organized in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. More than 1300 participants from 25 states and union territories are participating in it. Apart from this, artists from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Belarus, Maldives, Thailand and Uganda will also take part in this festival.
Italy has recently decided to impose a 3% digital tax on large companies like Google and Amazon from 2020. This is similar to the GAFA tax of France (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple). This new Italian tax will come into effect from January 1, 2020.