Current Affairs Analysis
April 19, 2018
India-France agreement; ‘I - Metros’; Restructuring of Deferred Payment Liabilities of TSPs for spectrum; Revision of limits of cap for spectrum holding; Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme; ‘SUVIDHA’ – Rs. 2.50, 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin; Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP); Women Entrepreneurship Platform; in-situ management of crop residue; Swachh Shakti 2018; Hellenic Republic; Newly-found 'super-deep diamond'- Calcium silicate perovskite; Rydberg polarons; Udyam Sakhi Portal; etc.
March 08, 2018
Air-Breathing Electric Thruster (ABET); Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017; Know India Programme (KIP); National Strategy for Standardisation; Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP); Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL); National E- Mobility Programme; #YesIBleed Campaign; “monetary equivalent”; NASA’s Parker Solar Probe; Solar shadow-shield; 8th March: International Women’s Day 2018; “Wings India 2018”; 2018 Pritzker prize; etc.
March 07, 2018
GM Soybean; Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI); IMPRINT-II; Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India Programme; Airports Council International (ACI); Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards; Sukhad Yatra App; Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Sinhalese; What is Gulf Bridge International (GBI)? Hispasat Satellite; Falcon 9 rocket; SpaceX; M777 Ultralight Howitzers; etc.
March 06, 2018
Subhash Garg Panel; Special Category State (SCS) status and Special Status; State Co-operative Election Authority (SCEA); Constitution 97th Amendment Act; What is FinTech? What is HeliTaxi? Marshall Islands; Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of World Trade Organization (WTO); 6th edition of India by the Nile festival; Egypt; ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’; Maha Upanishad; CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN); Saposhi; India remains 12th largest Foreign Holder of US Govt Securities; Scotland; etc.
March 05, 2018
Indo-Vietnam nuclear cooperation; India’s falling sex ratio; What is sex ratio at birth (SRB)? Rationalisation of overseas operations of PSBs; March 3: World Wildlife Day; Big cats; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP); Indo- Myanmar border pact; What is an H-4 Visa? Silver copper telluride (AgCuTe); Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas programme; ‘Namaste Shalom’; DEFEXPO India 2018; Pakistan elects its first Dalit woman Senator; Navjot Kaur; etc.
March 03, 2018
‘Supercolony’ of penguins; ‘Nirbhaya Fund’; Social security scheme for 50 crore workers; What is Diabetes? Revised classification for diabetes; APA scheme; Location of the Danger Islands; The ‘Global Status Report 2017; EMC’s energy-positive campus; Rooppur nuclear power plant; Controversy over Kuthiyottam ritual; What is Bomb Cyclone? Hurricanes vs. cyclones vs. typhoons; ‘Arunachal Express’; 1 March: Zero Discrimination Day; UNAIDS; etc.
March 02, 2018
Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS); National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA); Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018; What are Invasive Alien Species (IAS)? National list of Invasive Alien Species (IAS); CEBPOL; National Biodiversity Authority (NBA); Rock phosphate; Potassium; Muriate of Potash (MOP); Jordan; Phirangipuram; Paschim Leher (XPL-18); World’s largest solar park Shakti Sthala; etc.
March 01, 2018
Mega Food Parks Scheme; Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018; Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP); Income Tax Appellate Tribunal; 28th February: Rare Disease Day; Action Plan for Champion Sectors in Services; National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.(NAFED); “Lamitye” 2018; Location of Seychelles; Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag; National Sizing Survey; Dr Harsh Vardhan App; India's 'Doing Business' Ranking; etc.
February 28, 2018
Arctic Seed Vault; 21st National Conference on e-Governance; What is e governance? Swajal Yojana; India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC); National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC); Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF); National Science Day 2018; What is Raman Effect? SVALBARD GLOBAL SEED VAULT; India’s seed vault; India's MILAN 2018; 4G network on moon; etc.
February 28, 2018
One-horned rhinoceros; Blue coloured ‘Bal Aadhaar’; Prison reforms; National Legal Services Authority (NALSA); What is the GOBAR-Dhan Yojana? Pesticide Management Bill, 2008; What is viral load testing? RISE scheme; Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA); National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts (NTCPWC); Sagarmala programme; Assam will mark September 22 as Rhino Day; Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA); IORA Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (IORA RCSTT); Inclusive Internet Index 2018; Amma two-wheeler Scheme; SRIJAN (Station Rejuvenation through Joint ActioN); Financial Action Task Force; etc.
February 28, 2018
20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers; Who is a fugitive economic offender? Highway liquor ban; Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI); GANHRI accreditation system; GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA); Paris Principles; National Human Rights Commission (NHRC); Shram Awards; SWIFT (Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication System platform); Drypetes kalamii: New plant species from West Bengal; Buxa National Park; Buxa Tiger Reserve; Jaldapara National Park; International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018; What is Mission Innovation (MI)? What is Biofuture Platform? MILAN 2018; Rustom-2 UAV; etc.
February 27, 2018
TAPI gas pipeline project; Heavy Water Board (HWB); What is Heavy Water? Ombudsman Scheme for NBFCs; What is a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)? Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Programme; Kaleshwaram irrigation project; H-1B visa rules; Asian Development Bank (ADB); Andijan Region of Uzbekistan; ASEAN India Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF); 'Dhanush' ballistic missile; Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM); Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme; First woman fighter pilot to fly fighter jet; 5th International Data Science Summit;BMP-2 and -2K combat vehicles; C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers; etc.
February 25, 2018
Khajuraho Dance Festival 2018; What are Electoral bonds? Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) for NER; Global Corruption Perception Index 2017; ‘One district, one product’ scheme; Financial Action Task Force (FATF); National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC); Critical information infrastructure; Khajuraho Temples; What is super critical carbon dioxide? National Integration Tours; First fully women operated non-suburban station; Cora - AI-powered 'digital human'; etc.
February 25, 2018
Mass nesting of olive ridleys; Enforcement Directorate (ED); Bagori Ganga Gram project; New Swajal Project; Gangotri as Swachh Iconic Places; private commercial mining in coal; N Gopalaswami committee; Scheme of Institutions of Eminence; Olive Ridley sea turtle; Gharimatha Marine Sanctuary: India’s aid to Tonga; India-UN Development Partnership Fund; Prithvi-II missile; What is Blockchain technology? YH Malegam committee; etc.
February 25, 2018
What is Operation greens? “NITI Forum for Northeast”; Mahanadi water dispute; Mahanadi river; National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF); Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC); Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel; Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna; India to host World Environment Day 2018; Morocco; Water Quality Research Programme; Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment Programme; Medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile; 21st February: International Mother Language Day; National Agriculture Market (NAM); SARAS PT1N; etc.
February 25, 2018
What is Kambala? Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2017; What is the concept of prior sanction? Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC); Privatising public sector banks; World Information Technology Congress 2018; World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA); More than 40 Indian languages will soon be extinct; Saudi women don’t need male permission to start businesses; etc.
February 22, 2018
8th edition of Theatre Olympics; Geotagging; Draft Compensatory Afforestation Fund rules; ‘Watan ko Jano’ programme; What is hyperloop transportation system? Northeast Venture Fund; National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI); Iran-India Chabahar Deal; Iran; Tuidimjang dam; Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT); National School of Drama (NSD); Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018; Shotover K1 Camera System; NASA’s Kepler Mission; What are exoplanets? National Banana Festival 2018; ‘Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana’; etc.