Daily Current Affairs : ALL Components

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21-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 21 November 2020

1.India-Luxembourg (Prelims, GS II-International Relations)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the Prime Ministers of India and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg&n   Read more >

2.

20-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 20 November 2020

1. Fifteen Finance Commission Recommendation For Health Sector (Prelims, GS II-Governance)

 

 

Why in News?

Ø The Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC)&   Read more >

3.

19-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 19 November 2020

1.   BRICS Summit (Prelims, GS II-Global Groupings)

 

Why in News?

Ø The Prime minister of India while addressing the 12th BRICS summit held onl   Read more >

4.

18-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 November 2020

1. RCEP (Prelims, GS II-Global Groupings)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has come into existence on the side-line   Read more >

5.

16-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 November 2020

 1.Puerto Rico (Prelims-Places in News)

 

Why in News?

Ø For the third time in ten years, the United States territory of Puerto Rico has voted in favour of statehood, and t   Read more >

6.

13-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 13 November 2020

1. OTT Platforms Under IB Ministry Now (Prelims, GS III-Media & Entertainment Regulations)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the Government has brought Over the Top (OTT) platforms  Read more >

7.

12-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 12 November 2020

1. 20th SCO Summit (Prelims, GS II-Global Groupings)

 

Why in News?

Ø The 20th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of   Read more >

8.

10-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 10 November 2020

1. US Elections & Impact on India (Prelims, GS II-International Relations)

 

Why in News?

Ø Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has defeated Donald Trump to become the 46   Read more >

9.

09-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 8 November 2020

1.Fast Radio Burst (FRB’s) (Prelims, GS III-Science & Tech)

 

Why in News?

Ø NASA has reported that on April 28, it observed a mix of X-ray and radio signals   Read more >

10.

07-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 7 November 2020

1. Academic Freedom Index (Prelims, GS II-Government Policies, GS III-Education)

 

Why in News?

Ø India has scored considerably low in the international Academic Freedom   Read more >

11.

06-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 6 November 2020

1.Criminalisation of Politics (Prelims, GS II-Political Reforms)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has said that the setting up special courts   Read more >

12.

05-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 5 November 2020

1.Fortified Rice (Prelims, GS III-Nutrition)

 

Why in News?

Ø In order to fight chronic anaemia and undernutrition, the government is making plans to dis   Read more >

13.

04-11-2020: Current Affairs Updates of 4 November 2020

1.Mission Sagar (Prelims, GS II-Foreign Policy)

 

Why in News?

Ø As part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’, the Government of India is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries to ov   Read more >

14.

03-11-2020: Current Affair Updates of 3 November, 2020

1.Gilgit Baltistan (Prelims, GS II-Territorial Disputes)

 

Why in News?

Ø India has strongly rejected Pakistan's move to grant provisional provincial status to Gilgit - Baltistan.<   Read more >

15.

26-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 26 October 2020

1.   The Future of Jobs Report 2020-WEF (Prelims, GS III-Employment)

 

Why in News?

Ø The Future of Jobs Report 2020 was recently released by World Economic Forum   Read more >

16.

22-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 22 October 2020

1. Antitrust Suit against Google (Prelims, GS III-IT & Competition)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the US Justice Department has sued Google, accusing the company of   Read more >

17.

20-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 20 October 2020

1. International Day for eradication of Poverty (Prelims, GS I-Poverty)

 

Why in News?

Ø Every year 17th October is observed as International Day for the eradication   Read more >

18.

19-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 19 October 2020

1. State Development Loans (Prelims, GS III-Economy)


Why in News?

Ø Reserve Bank of India will conduct its first-ever Open Market Operation (OMO) purchase of Stat   Read more >

19.

17-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 17 October 2020

1. Debt to GDP Ratio (Prelims, GS III-Economics)

 

Why in News?

Ø As per the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India’s public debt ratio is projected to jump by 17   Read more >

20.

16-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 October 2020

1.   India elected as Vice chair of OECD’s GLP (Prelims, GS II-Global Grouing)

 

Why in News?

Ø India has been designated the ‘Vice-Chair’ of Good Labora   Read more >

21.

15-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 15 October 2020

1. India-Mexico Bilateral Relations (GS II-Bilateral Relations)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the 5th meeting of the India-Mexico Bilateral High-Level <   Read more >

22.

14-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 14 October

1. Government Announces Measures to Boost Consumption & Demand(GS III-Economic Growth)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the government has announced a twin set of measures to b   Read more >

23.

13-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 13 October

1.RTI After 15 years (Prelims, GS II-Polity & Governance)

Why in News?

Ø A report by the Satark Nagrik Sangathan and the Centre for Equity Studies has pointed out that more than 2.2 lakh Righ   Read more >

24.

12-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 12 October

1. PM Bows to Jaya Prakash Narayan (Prelims, GS I-History)

Why in News?

Ø Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has bowed to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan and Nanaji Deshmukh, on their Jayanti today.   Read more >

25.

09-10-2020: Current Affair Updates of 9 October 2020

1. Invest India (Prelims, GS III-Investment & Growth)

 

Why in News?

Ø Prime Minister delivered a keynote address at Invest India conference in Canada.

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26.

29-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 29 September 2020

1.Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (Prelims)

Why in News?

Ø Recently, territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has re-erupted with hea   Read more >

27.

28-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 28 September 2020

1. Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill,2020 (Prelims, GS III-Health & Education)

 

Why in News?

Ø The Lok Sabha passed the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment)   Read more >

28.

26-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 26 September 2020

1. Lok Adalats (GS II-Polity, Prelims)

Why in News?

Ø Recently, a daily wager in Odisha’s Kandhamal district has moved the Lok Adalat against the Prime Minister of India but the hearing   Read more >

29.

25-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 25 September 2020

1.   G-4 Foreign ministers’ Meet (Prelims, GS II-Global Grouping)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, Foreign Ministers from the Group of 4(G4), consisting   Read more >

30.

24-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 24 September 2020

1.   Parliament Passes Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill,2020(Prelims, GS II-Polity, GS III-Issues Related to Agriculture)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the Parl   Read more >

31.

22-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 22 September 2020

1.Suspicious Activity Reports (Prelims, GS III-Money Laundering & Tax Evasion)

Why in News?

Ø Recently, over 2100 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) were filed by banks with the Un   Read more >

32.

21-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 21 September 2020

1. Monsoon Session of Parliament (Prelims, GS II-Polity)

Why in News?

Ø Recently, the monsoon session of Parliament has been held.

 

More about News

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33.

19-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 19 September 2020

1. Pakistan Plans to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to a full-fledged Province (GS II- Bilateral Relations, International Resolutions, GS III- Border Security)

 

Why in News?

Ø Re   Read more >

34.

16-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 September 2020

1. USA announces Sanctions on ICC Officials (GS II-Multilateral organisations, Prelims)

Why in News?

Ø The USA announced sanctions, including asset freezes and visa bans, again   Read more >

35.

15-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 15 September 2020

1. Singapore Convention on Mediation comes into Force (GS II-Alternate Dispute redressal, Global Groupings and Treaties, Prelims)

 

Why in News?

Ø Recently, Singapore conven   Read more >

36.

14-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 14 September 2020

1. PM-CARES Fund exempted from FCRA (GS-II- NGO’s & VO’s, Prelims)

Why in News?

Ø The Home Ministry has clarified that It has the power to exempt in the public interesta   Read more >

37.

12-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 12 September 2020

1. Shanghai Cooperation Oranisation (GS II- International Relations & Global Grouping, Prelims)

Why in News?

Ø Recently, Foreign minister S Ja   Read more >

38.

11-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 11 September 2020

1.First India-France-Australia Trilateral Held (GS II-International Relations)

Why in news?

Recently first India-France-Australia trilateral dialogue held.

 

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39.

10-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 10 September 2020

1. EASE Banking Reforms Index (GS III - Economy)

Union Minister of Finance inaugurated Doorstep Banking Services by Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and participated in the awards ceremony to felicitate b   Read more >

40.

05-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 5 September 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Social Issues

 

Last month, Hollywood actor William Shatner took offence to being called ‘CIS’, short for ‘cisgendered’. The term cisgender is used to def   Read more >

41.

03-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 3 September 2020


GS PAPER - 1

Geographical Phenomenons

 

Hurricane Laura: Hurricane Laura recently made landfall in southwestern Louisiana (South Central Un   Read more >

42.

01-09-2020: Current Affair Updates of 1 September 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Issues related to Women

 

International Women's Trade Centre: Kerala will set up India's first international women's trade Centre (WTC) at Angamaly.

  Read more >

43.

31-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 31 August 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

Union Education Minister has informed that indigenous toy-making will be introduced as a theme in Kala Utsav to encourage students to explore and deve   Read more >

44.

28-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 28 August 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Art and Culture

 

Pulikkali, a colourful part of Onam celebrations in Thrissur, will be an online-only affair this year due to COVID-19.

 

  Read more >

45.

27-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 27 August 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geography

 

Jammu and Kashmir's agriculture department has created an e-auction portal to promote trading of GI-tagged ‘Kashmir Saffron’. The Department, under the aeg   Read more >

46.

25-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 25 August 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

Prime Minister Modi greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Nuakhai Juhar.

 

Details: It an important so   Read more >

47.

24-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 24 August 2020

G.S Paper 2

Government Bodies

 

Border Work Group (BWG): The BWG is a joint agency constituted by the governments of India and Nepal in 2014. It aims to car   Read more >

48.

21-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 21 August 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Art and Culture

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the Prakash Purab Utsav of the holy book Guru Granth Sahib. The first Prakash Purab Utsav mar   Read more >

49.

20-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 20 August 2020

G.S 2

Education

 

The Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 was released recently. Results were based on following parameters:

&n   Read more >

50.

19-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 19 August 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Pandit Jasraj. He was 90. Pandit Jasraj (born 1930) was an Indian classical vocalist,   Read more >

51.

02-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 1 August 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Government Policies and Interventions

 

First new education policy in 34 years has been brought out. The union Cabinet gave its nod to the new policy recently. The   Read more >

52.

02-08-2020: Current Affair Updates of 31 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

International Conventions

 

The 2020 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is being celebrated on July 30.

 

About: In 2013, the United N   Read more >

53.

30-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 30 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Government Policies and Interventions

 

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj has issued guidelines regarding the SVAMITVA schem   Read more >

54.

29-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 29 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Health Issues

 

World Hepatitis Day is being celebrated on 28 July. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis-free future,” with a strong focus on preventing hepatiti   Read more >

55.

28-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 28 July 2020

GS PAPER – 1, 2 and 3

Society, Role of Judiciary, Security

 

Ministry of Defence issued the formal Government Sanction Letter for grant of permanent commission (PC) to women officers in th   Read more >

56.

27-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 27 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Constitutional Bodies

 

 In 2020,  new thoughts and new actions are needed by National Commission for Scheduled Castes, to advance the socio-economic empowerment of the Dali   Read more >

57.

26-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 26 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Government Policies and Interventions

 

Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana: Kumbhar Sashaktikaran Program is an initiative of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)<   Read more >

58.

25-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 24 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Art and Culture

 

Madhubani literally means “forests of honey”. It is a traditional Indian painting. Madhubani belongs to Mithila region in the areas of Indo-Ne   Read more >

59.

25-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 23 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Polity and Governance

 

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force on 20th July 2020. This new Act will empower consumers and help them in protecting their rights th   Read more >

60.

22-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 22 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Art and Culture

 

1. Patachitra Painting: Pattachitra or Patachitra is a general term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting, based in the eastern Indian states of Odisha   Read more >

61.

21-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 21 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geography

 

India is no longer involved in the Farzad-B gas field exploration project where ONGC’s foreign arm OVL had originally signed an agreement for explora   Read more >

62.

18-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 18 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Polity and Governance

 

1. Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, who was next in line to head the poll panel, has named as the new vice-president of the Philippines-based Asian De   Read more >

63.

17-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 17 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

1. Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the project of “Development of Pilgrimage Amenities at Somnath, Gujarat.” This project, sanctioned under the PRASHA   Read more >

64.

16-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

Recently, Turkey’s highest court allowed for the conversion of the nearly 1,500 year-old Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque.  The centuries-old str   Read more >

65.

15-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 15 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geography

 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six new bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Jammu Division of the Union Territory of Jammu and Ka   Read more >

66.

11-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 11 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Government Policies and Interventions

 

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launches AI-based ASEEM digital platform to bridge demand-supply gap of skilled workfo   Read more >

67.

10-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 10 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

The first set of five volumes of Mongolian Kanjur published under the National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) was recently presented to the Government of Mongoli   Read more >

68.

10-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 9 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geography

 

1. Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province. UN investigators have termed these attacks   Read more >

69.

08-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 8 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Art and culture

 

Prime Minister Modi conducted a review of the Kedarnath Math development and reconstruction project with the Uttarakhand state government. Kedarnath   Read more >

70.

07-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 7 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geography

 

1. US president Donald Trump chose Mount Rushmore for his Independence Day speech this year. It was symbolic at a time when the country has been rocked by anti-r   Read more >

71.

06-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 6 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Polity and Governance

 

For the first time since it was established in 1997, Prasar Bharati has set up a board for recruitment of thousands of programming, engineering, t   Read more >

72.

04-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 4 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

Prime Minister Modi will address celebration of Dharma Chakra Day / Asaadh Poornima on July 4, 2020.

 

About: The International Buddhi   Read more >

73.

03-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 3 July 2020

GS PAPER - 1

History

 

Hul Divas: The Santhal rebellion was a rebellion in present-day Jharkhand, in eastern India against both against the British colonial authority an   Read more >

74.

02-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 2 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2 International Relations

GS PAPER - 3 Science and Technology

 

PM Modi’s official page on Chinese social media website Weibo went blank with the removal of his photograph and a   Read more >

75.

01-07-2020: Current Affair Updates of 1 July 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Government Policies and Interventions

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till Deepawali & Chhath Puja,   Read more >

76.

30-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 30 June 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Goverment Policies and Interventions

 

1. Union Minister of Minority Affairs laid foundation stone for “Sanskritik Sadbhav Mandap” in Rampur (Uttar Pradesh).  The   Read more >

77.

29-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 29 June 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geographical Phenomenon

 

1. Last Glacial Maximum: About 19,000-21,000 years ago, ice-sheets covered North America and Eurasia, and sea-levels were much lower,   Read more >

78.

27-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 27 June 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Goverment Policies and Interventions

 

1. Recently, on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking an annual Anti-Drug Action Plan for 20   Read more >

79.

26-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 26 June 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geography

 

A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found. Tanzania's governme   Read more >

80.

23-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 23 June 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

1. The Supreme Court lifted its June 18 ban on the conduct of Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra after ensuring a complete lack of public attendance for the festival to avoid s   Read more >

81.

18-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 18 June 2020

Quick facts

 

1. North Korea blew up the joint liaison office with South Korea in Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC). The demolition follows a recent deterioration in relations between North and   Read more >

82.

17-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 17 June 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Indian Art

 

1. The traditional art of ‘talamaddale’, a variant of Yakshagana theatre, too has gone virtual in times of COVID-19. A performance was streamed live   Read more >

83.

16-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 16 June 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Indian Art

 

1. Talamaddale is a variant of the traditional Indian theatre form, Yakshagana. Unlike the Yakshagana performance, in the conventional ‘t   Read more >

84.

15-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 15 June 2020

GS PAPER - 2

E-Governance

 

The government has launched an information platform 'Aarogya Path' to provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies for manufacturers, suppliers   Read more >

85.

14-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 14 June 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Issues related with education

 

NIRF Rankings 2020 have been released. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was started in 2015. It is used for ranking institu   Read more >

86.

13-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 13 June 2020

G.S I

INDIAN ART AND HERITAGE

 

Context: Heritage crafts village in Odisha wears a deserted look. Pattachitras or Patachitra are traditional paintings from the eastern states of Odis   Read more >

87.

07-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 7 June 2020

GS PAPER - II

Government Policies & Interventions

 

Context: Recently, the iCommit initiative was launched on the occasion of the World Environment day (5th June). The initiat   Read more >

88.

05-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 5 June 2020

GS PAPER - II

Government Policies and Interventions

 

1. Context: Recently, the National Statistical Office (NSO) released the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July 2018 to Jun   Read more >

89.

03-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 3 June 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Culture

 

1. SPIC MACAY:

  • Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) is a volunta   Read more >

90.

02-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 2 June 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features

 

1. Context: Recently IMD has predicted that India will likely have a normal monsoon in 2020<   Read more >

91.

01-06-2020: Current Affair Updates of 1 June 2020

GS I, Art and Culture:

1. Cultural places affected by Amphan Cyclone in Bengal

  • Super cyclone Amphan swept through south Bengal, it had severely damaged some of its centuries-old heritage s   Read more >

92.

31-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 31 May 2020

GS PAPER - 2

Statutory Bodies

 

Delimitation Commission: The Delimitation Commission is appointed by the President of India and works in collaboration with the Election Commiss   Read more >

93.

30-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 30 May 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Indian Society

 

Katkari tribal youth from Shahpur in Maharashtra were in news recently for selling Giloy and other products online during lockdown. They received   Read more >

94.

28-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 28 May 2020

GS PAPER - 2

(Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora)

 

1. Context: Both Koreas have breached th   Read more >

95.

28-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 28 May 2020

GS PAPER - 2

(Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora)

 

1. Context: Both Koreas have breached th   Read more >

96.

27-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 27 May 2020

GS PAPER - 1

Topics: Culture

 

1. Context: The Annual Kheer Bhawani Mela was cancelled recently because of COVID-19 pandemic in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

 <   Read more >

97.

26-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 26 May 2020

(GS PAPER - 1)

Art & Culture

 

1. Context: The Department of Archaeology, Heritage and Museums, Karnataka will soon commence field research work at Araga in Malnad (Malenad   Read more >

98.

25-05-2020: Current Affair Updates of 25 May 2020

(GS PAPER - 2)

Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

 

1. UMANG

  •   Read more >

99.

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 >

100.

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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101.

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”.

  Read more >

102.

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 >

103.

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 >

104.

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

Topics: Government Policies & Interventions

 

1.

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

105.

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 >

106.

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

1.

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 >

107.

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

1.

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 >

108.

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 >

118.

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

1.

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

1.

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.

  Read more >

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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:
  Read more >

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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 >

128.

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 >

130.

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

1.

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 >

132.

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 >

133.

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

Context:

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 >

135.

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 >

136.

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

1.

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 >

137.

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

1.

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.

  Read more >

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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

1.

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 >

140.

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 >

141.

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 >

142.

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

1. 

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 >

143.

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 >

144.

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 >

145.

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 >

147.

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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