Daily Current Affairs : ALL Components

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24-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 24 May 2020

GS PAPER - 2

(Health Issues)

 

1. Context: As per the report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners, nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 are at   Read more >

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23-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 23 May 2020

(GS PAPER - 3)

Topics: Economy

 

1. Context: RBI announced another set of measures for strengthening the economy recently.

 

Key takeaways

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23-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 22 May 2020

(GS PAPER - 2)

Topics: Economy, Health 

1. Context: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released the report on “Synthetic Drugs in East and Southeast Asia”.

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21-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 21 May 2020

(GS PAPER - 2)

Government Policies & Interventions

 

1. The Government of India has launched a scheme for 100% solarisation of Konark sun templeand Konark town in Odisha. The scheme w   Read more >

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20-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 20 April 2020

ACHIEVE IAS CURRENT AFFAIRS, 20 MAY, 2020

  

(GS PAPER - 2)

Topics: Government Policies & Interventions


1. Context: Chhattisgarh is set   Read more >

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16-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 May 2020

Topics: Government Policies & Interventions

 

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Context: Recently, the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs launched “GOAL (Going Online As Leaders)”programme at a webinar in New Delhi.<   Read more >

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15-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 15 May 2020

(GS PAPER - 2)
Topics: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability, E-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; Citizens Charters, Transparency & Accountability and institutional   Read more >

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14-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 14 May 2020

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COVID Kavach Elisa
• National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Pune has developed and validated the indigenous IgG ELISA test "COVID KAVACH ELISA" for antibody detection for COVID-19.
• The robust indigenous IgG ELISA test for a   Read more >

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13-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 13 May 2020

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International Labour Organization

• The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social and economic justice through setting international labour standards.

• Found   Read more >

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12-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 12 May 2020

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Context: World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN’s postal agencyhave released a commemorative postage stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox.

Key facts:

Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by   Read more >

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11-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 11 May 2020

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Military Engineering Service

• MES is an Inter Service Organization but has both Army and Civilian component of officers and other subordinate staff.

• While execution of all construction works is through contracts, ex   Read more >

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10-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 10 May 2020

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Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP)

• Recently Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has amended a rule to settle disputes expeditiously under the mutual agreement procedure (MAP), which is a dispute resolution process under tax t   Read more >

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09-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 9 May 2020

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Context: Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu recently held a meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla and discussed the issue of feasibility of various Committees of Parliament holding their meet   Read more >

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08-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 8 May 2020

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Perform, Achieve and Trade Scheme

• India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launched its ‘Perform, Achieve and Trade’ (PAT) scheme with the aim to make the industrial sector energy efficient.

• The scheme has s   Read more >

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08-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 7 May 2020

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Context: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the Centre and the Union Territory (UT) administration to take a final call on the continuation of Darbar move- the 148-year-old practice of shifting capitals annually between Srinagar a   Read more >

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06-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 6 May 2020

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Context: Recently, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) conducted a webinar on ‘Fighting Corona - Leveraging Scientific Research & Innovation’ on the occasion of its 50th foundation day.

Department of Science and   Read more >

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05-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 5 May 2020

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Gangetic Dolphins

• The South Asian river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) is an endangered freshwater or river dolphin found in the region of Indian Subcontinent which is split into two subspecies,

• Ganges river dolphi   Read more >

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04-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 4 May 2020

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Sanklap Scheme

• Madhya Pradesh police launches 'Sankalp Scheme' to provide 24-hour help to elderly

• Under the Sankalp Scheme, Umaira district Superintendent of Police has instructed all police officers to identify an   Read more >

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03-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 3 May 2020

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Context: Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has fanned fear among the villagers and health officials of Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown.

•   At least thr   Read more >

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02-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 2 May 2020

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CRISIL Research Report on Renewable Energy

• CRISIL Industry research covers 86 sectors and is known for its rich insights and perspectives.

• It has released its report on renewable energy.

• According to th   Read more >

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02-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 1 May 2020

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Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai

• The famous Kovilpatti kadalai mittai has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

• Kovilpatti kadalai mittai is a candy made of peanuts held together with glistening syrup, and to   Read more >

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29-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 29 April 2020

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• Context: The COVID-19 pandemic may earn Governor’s rule for the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam.

• The State’s Governor is the constitutional head of the BTAD that falls under the Sixth Schedule of t   Read more >

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28-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 28 April 2020

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Context: The first ever digital, unified, global, geological map of the moon was released virtually by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute.

The map is a ‘seamless, globally consisten   Read more >

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27-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 27 April 2020

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• The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a large-scale physics experiment and observatory to detect cosmic gravitational waves and to develop gravitational-wave observations as an astronomical tool.

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24-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 24 April 2020

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Ministry of HRD launched national program VidyaDaan 2.0 for inviting e-learning Content contributions.

• VidyaDaan is a common national programme to develop and contribute e-learning content and a chance to be recognized nationa   Read more >

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22-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 22 April 2020

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Context: Recently, the Union Health minister urged the use of the e-Raktkosh portal as a single point for maintaining real-time information on the status of stocks of each blood group.

Types of Blood Disorder

• Blood Diso   Read more >

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21-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 21 April 2020

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• Context: Union government announced the criteria for classifying districts into three zones depending on the level of outbreak in each district and relax restrictions post 20 April.

• According to this states will be demarc   Read more >

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20-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 20 April 2020

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a host of measures to provide liquidity support to non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

They shall receive ₹50,000 crore worth of liquidity booster.

Key takeaways:
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18-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 18 April 2020

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Context: Recently RBI increased the limit by 60 per cent above the level as of March 31, 2020, this new limit is available till September 30, 2020.

Ways and Means Advances (WMAs)

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gives te   Read more >

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17-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 17 April 2020

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Context: Recently IMD has predicted that India will likely have a normal monsoon in 2020, with a chance of ‘above normal’ rain in August and September.

It has also officially redefined the definition of what constitutes ‘norm   Read more >

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16-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 April 2020

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Context: As the coronavirus pandemicthreatens to cause an economic recession, it may also cause a “social recession”.

Key Points

• Social Recession: It is a collapse in social contacts.

• Just after a few we   Read more >

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15-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 15 April 2020

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Apollo 13 Mission

• The Apollo 13 mission was launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on April 11, 1970, aboard the Saturn V SA-508 rocket.

• Apollo 13 was NASA’s seventh crewed mission in the Apollo space   Read more >

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14-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 14 April 2020

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Context: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has clarified that the contributions to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or the State relief fund will not qualify as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure, while any donation t   Read more >

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13-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 13 April 2020

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Context:

• Government efforts to ensure access to learning opportunities for children during the lockdown phase.

Background:

• Schools and colleges have been shut due to the COVID-19 lockdown. They had closed ev   Read more >

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11-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 11 April 2020

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Bihu is a set of three important Assamese festivals in the Indian state of Assam

There are three types of Bihu namely

• Rongali or Bohag Bihu (Sowing festival) - It is the most important of the three, celebrating sp   Read more >

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10-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 10 April 2020

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Kerala has won the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) approval to explore the feasibility of administering convalescent plasma transfusion on critically ill patients.

Details:

• Convalescent plasma thera   Read more >

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09-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 9 April 2020

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Context: India has shared nine whole genome sequences of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID).

• So far, 3,086 sequences of the virus isolated from humans have been   Read more >

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08-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 8 April 2020

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Intensification of Research in High Priority Area (IRPHA)

• Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is an autonomous body under DST.

Under its Intensification of Research in High Priority Area (IRPHA) scheme, SERB h   Read more >

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07-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 7 April 2020

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Context: A Malayan tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has been infected with the COVID 19.

Key takeaways:

• Four-year-old Nadia is believed to have caught the virus from a zoo employee, who had not shownsymptoms.

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06-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 6 April 2020

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Context: Beginning mid-March, India began restricting incoming international flights into the country and by March 24 had imposed a total shutdown on domestic air travel as well to contain the spread of Covid-19.

• The grounding   Read more >

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04-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 4 April 2020

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Why in News

• The Indore district administration invoked the National Security Act (NSA), 1980, against four persons accused of instigating residents of a locality to pelt stones and chase away health workers.

• Health   Read more >

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03-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 3 April 2020

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Context: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform.

About:

• It will help strengthen agriculture marketing by farmers which will reduce their ne   Read more >

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02-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 2 April 2020

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For dealing with the coronavirus-led slowdown, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that banks don’t need to activate countercyclical capital buffers (CCyB) for one more year, which means the banks can utilize the capital ear   Read more >

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01-04-2020: Current Affair Updates of 1 April 2020

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Over 200 have tested positive for COVID-19 from among 4,000-odd who had gathered in Delhi’s Markaz Nizamuddin, the headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat.

About:

• What is it? Tablighi Jamaat, which literally means   Read more >

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30-03-2020: Updates of 30th March 2020

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Context: A recent study by scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has proved that Himalayan Ibex is a distinct species from the Siberian Ibex.

About:

• The paper, ‘Genetic evidence for allopatric spec   Read more >

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29-03-2020: Updates of 29th March 2020

1. • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the constitution of the PM's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund.

About:

• Mandate: This will be a dedicated national fund with the primary obj   Read more >

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28-03-2020: Updates of 28th March 2020

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• Context: Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) has taken various measures to ensure un-interrupted supply of Oxygen to hospitals and other health care facilities due to nationwide lock down for containment of COVI   Read more >

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27-03-2020: Updates of 27th March 2020

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• Context: In response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, United States President Trump declared a national emergency under the Stafford Act, allowing the federal government through FEMA to take advantage of a $50 billion fund for d   Read more >

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26-03-2020: Updates of 26th March 2020

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• Context: China’s English daily Global Times has reported the death of a person from Yunnan Province who tested positive for the hantavirus.

About:

• The hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by   Read more >

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25-03-2020: Updates of 25th March 2020

1. Kurzarbeit Scheme:

Context: Amid the all-round disruption caused to the economy by the novel coronavirus outbreak, various governments have unveiled various measures to address such concerns, and one of the most talked about is Germany   Read more >

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24-03-2020: Updates of 24th March 2020

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• World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24 with the theme “It’s Time”.

About:

• Objective: To build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB).

• Date of observance: It   Read more >

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