Current Affairs Analysis
November 19, 2019
ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus); Lala Lajpat Rai; Voting in Sri Lanka; How is the government structured? SAANS (‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’); Pneumonia; PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry report; What is Germany’s Climate Protection Act? Water Quality Survey; Winter-grade Diesel; Unique events relating to Rajya Sabha; National Agrochemicals Congress; Society of Pesticide Science; Odisha’s plastic park project; Who are China’s Uighurs? Location of Xinjiang Province; India’s first full-fledged global cruise terminal; Willingdon Island; Lord Willingdon; Who was Birsa Munda? etc.
November 16, 2019
Essar Steel insolvency case; Contempt of court; Contempt of Courts Act, 1971; Difference between civil and criminal contempt; Insolvency and Bankruptcy Rules, 2019; PMC bank scam; Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC); Co-operative banks; Rural cooperative; Urban Co-operative Banks (UBBs); National Health Mission (NHM); Mukhyamantri Nishulk Dava Yojana (MNDY); NHM- Free Drugs & Diagnostics Service Initiative; National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA); 330-day window; Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code Bill; Chile referendum on new constitution; Online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSAE) prevention/investigation unit; European Investment Bank (EIB); Ultima Thule; Arrokoth; Kuiper belt; Sisseri River Bridge; ‘Project Brahmank’ of Border Roads Organisation (BRO); Border Area Development Programme; International Energy Agency (IEA); Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); OPEC+; etc.
November 08, 2019
Deadlock in formation of Maharashtra govt; Powers of governor with respect to forming ruling party in a state; What is ethanol? Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme; India Justice Report (IJR) 2019; Feni River; Feni River dispute; Moody's cuts India outlook; Different general credit ratings; Who are the Brus? IndAIR (Indian Air quality Studies Interactive Repository); Partition Museum; Partition of Bengal; etc.
November 07, 2019
Thiruvalluvar; What is ‘office of profit’? The Transplant of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994; BIMSTEC Conclave of Ports; Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC); India’s shift from BRICS countries to BIMSTEC; Importance of Bay of Bengal region; Recommendations of RBI panel on CICs; Core Investment Companies (CIC); Systemically Important Core Investment Company (CIC-ND-SI); Alternative investment funds (AIFs); Shala Darpan Portal; What is Fumigation? What is Plant quarantine? Plant Quarantine Order, 2003; Phytosanitary Certificate; Rising NPAs; Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC); Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA); Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS); Multilateral Convention (MLI) to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to BEPS OR ‘BEPS Project’; Location of Brazil; National Integration Council (NIC); etc.
November 06, 2019
The Third Battle of Panipat; Iran Nuclear deal; US withdrawal from Paris climate accord; Paris Agreement; What is trade deficit and what does it signify? Wasteland Atlas -2019; Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill; Economic slowdown and India’s carbon burden; National Health Profile report; Acute respiratory infection; What is a tort law? Difference between crime and tort; Polluter Pays Principle; Stubble burning; etc.
November 05, 2019
Brown Blotched Bengal Tree Frog ((Polypedates bengalensis); SkillsBuild Platform; Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS); What is Liquidity coverage ratio (LCR)? high-quality liquid assets (HQLA); ISRO’s NavIC or Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS); New IT Initiatives -ICEDASH & ATITHI; Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water (PPSW) Act, 2009; What is Danakil Depression?; GV-971 drug; Alzheimer's disease; ‘Vigyan Samagam’; Mega science exhibition; etc.
November 04, 2019
Tawang Festival; India's unemployment rate; Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE); 14th East Asia Summit (EAS); Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO); 'Coastal Flood Warning System App’ (CFLOWS-Chennai); Red Atlas Action Plan Map; Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI); National Highway 1; National Waterway-2; Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Tracie (PIWTT); Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route; Fifth India International Science Festival; National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT); Dustlik-2019; Location of Uzbekistan; How long is a day on each planet? Festivals celebrated by the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh; Glyphosate based herbicides; etc.
November 02, 2019
Electoral Bonds; Polavaram irrigation project; What is Graded Response Action Plan for Delhi & NCR? Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA); Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO); What is the Inner Line Permit (ILP)? Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) 2016; High Level Advisory Group (HLAG); Foundation day of seven states; Article 3; etc.
November 01, 2019
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas; Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel; Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021; Lymphatic filariasis; Triple drug therapy; Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis; 14th National Health Profile, 2019; National Health Profile (NHP); ‘The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health’; Efforts of Indian Government to eradicated TB; Pardoning power; Article 72; Article 161; Article 137; Ashok hurra case; Curative petitions; Core Industries; Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI); 2019 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion report; African Swine Fever (ASF); World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); Terrestrial Animal Health Code; UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN); Pegasus Spyware;
October 31, 2019
Cyber-attack on KKNPP; Tipu Sultan; Impeachment process of US President; National Pension System (NPS); Difference between NPS and PPF; Why controversy over European MPs’ Kashmir visit? International Solar Alliance (ISA); NIRVIK Scheme; Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC); Non-nuclear submarines; Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system; J&K Public Safety Act (PSA); What is malware? What is an Air-gap? Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP); Mekong River; Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC); Indian Brain Atlas (IBA); Cyclone Kyarr; Cyclone Maha; Cyclone causing factors; What is Swap Ratio? etc.
October 30, 2019
Commemorative Coin on Paramahansa Yogananda; Paramahansa Yogananda; Kriya Yoga; A 15-point reform charter to strengthen parliamentary institutions; National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards (NCSRA); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB); What are Dirac metals? What is cloud computing? What is edge computing? How is edge computing different from cloud computing? Strategic Partnership Council (SPC); 2019 SEED Awards; Changes made in the National Education Policy (NEP); Role of mountain streams in carbon cycle; NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited); Nelloptodes gretae; etc.
October 29, 2019
29th BASIC Ministerial Meet on Climate Change; BASIC countries; ‘Absentee voters’; Amendments in Conduct of Election Rules, 1961; Universal Postal Union (UPU); International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention); Sentinel-3 World Fire Atlas Prototype; Copernicus; Sentinel-3 mission; 'Exercise Shakti-2019'; INS Baaz; Military Significance; Controversy over climbing Uluru; Uluru; Difference between parole and furlough; Polio Virus; Global Polio Eradication Initiative; etc.
October 28, 2019
'Mini brains' created from human tissue; Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture; Excavation at a site near Naidupeta in Andhra Pradesh; Institutions of Eminence scheme; 19th IORA Council of Ministers meeting; Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA); Organoids; Blockchain technology; Fly ash; Difference between fly ash, ESP ash, bottom ash and pond ash; etc.
October 26, 2019
Australia’s Uluru rock formation; Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna status of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs); Developing country status in WTO; Classification of WTO member countries; IndiGen initiative; India’s first human genome mapping project; What is Whole-genome sequencing (WGS)? Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management; How Nitrogen is harmful; Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016; Citizenship Act 1995; Keeladi excavation site; Sakhalin oil project; Air Quality Index (AQI); SAFAR (System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research); etc.
October 25, 2019
East Antarctic marine park; Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR); Guidelines for Evaluation of Nanopharmaceuticals; What is nanopharmaceutical? Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA) report; Global Roadmap for Action (GRA); SuM4All initiative; J&K’s Chenani-Nashri Tunnel; Open General Export Licences (OGELs); Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex; Vigilance Awareness Week; Central Vigilance Commission (CVC); Hemodialysis; Peritoneal dialysis; Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme; etc.
October 24, 2019
Vishwa Shanti Stupa; Rajgir; Government e-Marketplace (GeM); Non-Aligned Movement (NAM); Relevance of NAM for India; India’s shift to Multi-aligned policy; Proposed framework for merger of BSNL and MTNL; World Bank’s ease of doing business 2020; “Quantum supremacy” Snow Leopard; Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP); Group of Intellectuals and Academicians (GIA); Famous Buddhist location in Rajgir; Operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point; Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana; etc.
October 23, 2019
'Feed Our Future'; EC order on Sikkim CM disqualification; Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0; Mission Indradhanush; Intensified Mission Indradhanush; Pulse Polio Initiative; What determines the wealth of a nation; World Food Programme (WFP); Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT); Deepotsav gets state fair status in UP; Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); Col Chewang Rinchen Setu; BrahMos Missile; Why Ozone Hole is Small in 2019? Ozone layer; Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC); HydroChlorofluorocarbons (HCFC); Montreal Protocol; What is El Nino? What is El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)? etc.