Current Affairs Analysis
January 23, 2020
Small Finance Banks (SFBs); 1961 Vienna Convention; 1963 Vienna Convention; Roles of Protecting power; National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); Farmer Connect Portal; Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA); Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO); Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana; Difference between Small bank, Payments Bank and Commercial bank; Fuel cell-based rail propulsion technologies; What is Scientific Social Responsibility? Climate of India report 2019; 2nd edition of National GST Conference; Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU); Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE); Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER); Mhadei wildlife sanctuary; Wildlife Protection Act, 1972; etc.
January 22, 2020
Zo festival; NetSCoFAN (network of research & academic institutions working in the area of food & nutrition); Eat Right Mela; Eat Right Initiative; National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF); Government can regulate Minority institutions; Article 30 of Indian Constitution; Digi Locker; Indian Data Relay Satellite System; Geostationary orbits (GEO); Supervisory Action Framework (SAF); Co-operative Banks Vs. Commercial Banks; What is Tulu? Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India; Great Indian Bustard; Project Great Indian Bustard; Farmers’ Innovation Fund; Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK); etc.
January 22, 2020
Australian bushfires; koala; Kangaroo; Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP); UJALA scheme; What is a smog tower? Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY); Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5); What is Drosophila? Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); Network for space object Tracking and Analysis or ‘Project NETRA’; Ethical Veganism; Bibi Ka Maqbara; Miyawaki method of Afforestation; Chinese paddlefish; Bhitarkanika National Park; Mugger; Gharial; Saltwater Crocodile; etc.
January 13, 2020
Last known settlement of Homo erectus; UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN); New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST); 25th meeting of Western Zonal Council (WZC); Zonal Councils; FAME India Phase II; National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020; Loan Waiver; Rehabilitation Centre for Turtle; Operation Save Kurma; What is Extra ocular vision? Who are Whistle blowers? Insider Trading; Patola Sarees; etc.
January 09, 2020
MiG-27; Winter monsoon; El Niño, La Niña impact on NE monsoon; Savitribai Phule’s 189th birth anniversary; Kalapani Dispute; Lord Curzon; Partition of Bengal; 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife; Florence Nightingale; Mandu Utsav; Tiger Conservation; Privileges individually enjoyed by the members; Privileges enjoyed by the members collectively as part of parliament; Parliamentary breach or contempt of the house; What is the privileges committee? 107th edition of Indian Science Congress; Farmers Science Congress; Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan (Children’s Science Congress); Women Science Congress; Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA); etc.
January 04, 2020
Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2019; Guru Govind Singh Jayanti; Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY); “Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS)”; Senna spectabilis; Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve; Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary; Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI) app; Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations; Operation Brasstacks; Gaganyan; Chandrayaan; Chandrayaan 2; Chandrayaan 3; Global drop in Tobacco usage; Satellite communication [SATCOM] technology; Receive only terminals (ROT) and satellite interactive terminals (SIT); etc.
January 04, 2020
Swachh Survekshan; Citizenship Amendment Act; National PopulationRegister (NPR); ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN); Indian History Congress; Bharata Itihasa Samshodhaka Mandala (BISM); Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2); National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP); Bhima Koregaon battel; Peshwa Baji Rao II; Sambhaji Maharaj, Govind Gopal Mahar, Forest fire points (FFP); Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS); jhoom or jhum cultivation; Article 21 of Constitution; Juanga tribe; Paudi Bhuyan tribes; Ghataprabha river; Krishna river
January 02, 2020
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA); Permanent Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC); Kargil Review Committee, Shekatkar Committee; Naresh Chandra committee; Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index; Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd (TIHCL); Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR); International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number; Afghanistan war; Afghan peace agreements; National Children’s Science Congress; National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC); UNESCO Kalinga Prize; Destruction of Public and Private Properties Vs State of A.P’
January 02, 2020
What is Accession Day? Swami Shraddhanand; Mahatma Munshi Ram; Hindu Sangathan, Arya Samaj? Indian national Anthem; Rabindra Nath Tagore; Maharaja Hari Singh; Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill; Anti-maritime piracy bill; Code on industrial relations bill; Social security code bill; Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Parliamentary Committees; Types of Standing Committees; What is Deposit insurance? Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC); Budapest Convention on Cybercrime or the Budapest Convention; India State of Forest Report 2019; Difference between Forest Cover and Recorded Forest Area (RFA); International Space Station (ISS); Drake Passage; Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle; eBkray platform; Indian Banks Auctions Mortgaged Properties Information (IBAPI) Portal; Bandhavgarh National Park
December 30, 2019
Belum Caves; Dal Lake; Mahasarit; What is Non-Performing Assets (NPA)? Gross NPA; Types of NPAs; What is Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR)? Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA); What is SnowEx? Snow Water Equivalent (SWE); Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary; Pulicat Lake; Flamingo; Western Dedicated Freight Corridor; Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor; Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL); What is Dedicated Freight Corridors? Speleothems; Andhracoides gebaueri; Stalactite; Stalagmite; National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports
December 28, 2019
What is solar eclipse? Grounds for divorce under Hindu law; Section 27 of The Special Marriage Act, 1954; Article 142 of the Constitution; Irretrievable breakdown of marriage; Eat Right Mela; NetSCoFAN (Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety; Eat Right India; FL 2027 (FC-5); Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001; Tibetan Gazelle; Nari Shakti Puraskar; International Women’s Day; Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS); What is IPO (Initial public offering)?What is Offer for Sale? What is Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP)? SATAT; MulyaPravah; Guru-Dakshta; University Grants Commission (UGC); Satavahana dynasty
December 27, 2019
Madan Mohan Malviya; Satyameva Jayate; Recycling of Ships Act, 2019; What is Hong Kong International Convention? Good Governance Index; Jal Jeevan Mission; What is Locust? short-horned grasshoppers; gregarious phase; Locust Warning Organization; Orange Festival; Amur Falcon; National Consumer Day; Hoolock Gibbon; Brachiation; Indian Rhinoceros; Black Panther; Melanism; ghost striping
December 26, 2019
Bar-headed Goose; Swadesh Darshan Scheme; What is Tourist Circuit? Run Through Files; Universal Postal Union (UPU); Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY); Chief of Defence Staff; Kargil Review Committee; Naresh Chandra Committee on defence; What is oxygen Parlour? Rohtang tunnel; Tsokar wetlands; Asian Waterbird Census; Him Darshan train; Vistadome; Kalka–Shimla railway; Typhoon Phanfone; Super Typhoon Haiya
December 25, 2019
Kisan Diwas; Chaudhary Charan Singh; Mental disorder; Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALYs); Challenges of Mental health services in India; Financial Action Task Force (FATF); What is blacklist and grey list? Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system; Environment Education Awareness and Training scheme; National Green Corps (NGC) ‘Ecoclub’ programme; What are Detention centres? What are Open Market Operations (OMO)? What is Microdot technology? Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY); What are AT&C Losses? ‘Accelerated Power Development and ReformsProgramme’ (APRDP) programme; What are Microplastics and Macroplastics? Spandana programme; Gfiles awards;
December 24, 2019
Winter Solstice 2019; Nagpur Resolution; What is solstice? Yule; Spring Equinox; Hard and soft schools; US Space Force; Organization of Islamic Cooperation; Srinivasa Ramanujan; Hardy-Ramanujan number; Mission Shat Pratishat; What is CFA franc? Chillai Kalan; Chillai Khurd; Challai Bache; Hunar Haats; 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue; Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA); General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA); Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA); Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA); International Space Station; Society of Biotechnology of India (SBPI); AH-64E Apache attack helicopters; etc.
December 24, 2019
Pinaka Missile System; What is the Inner Line Permit (ILP)? Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB); 2019 Pollution and Health Metrics; National Population Register (NPR); draft National Statistical Commission (NSC) Bill; Goa Liberation Day 2019; Future Skill; United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA); NAFTA; EChO network; European Green Deal; Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP)
December 23, 2019
Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize; GST Council; What is GST Compensation Cess? Special Economic Zone (SEZ); SEZ in Tripura; Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP); Balimela Reservoir; Sileru River; Operation Twist; Open Market Operations; Processing-grade White Onion (PWO-2); Section 144; National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT); Jim Corbett National Park