Current Affairs Analysis
August 31, 2019
Merger of PSBs; State of the World Population 2019; Proposal on Separate State Flag for Karnataka; National Flag; US Space Command; Contribution of Michael Faraday; Faraday’s iron ring experiment; Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve; Jim Corbett National Park; Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY); Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY-NULM); PAiSA portal; Angikaar campaign; e-course on Vulnerability Atlas; Anandan’s day gecko; Dindigul Lock; Kandangi saree; World’s largest Integrated Online Junction for – School Education ‘Shagun’; etc.
August 30, 2019
'Fit India Movement'; Swatantra Sainik Samman Pension Scheme of 1972; Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER); 100% FDI in coal; North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP); Compensatory Afforestation Fund and Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA); Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); Draft UN Report; Permafrost; ‘Gymnothorax andamanensesis’; ‘Gymnothorax smithi’; Marine eels; Lucy and MRD; Toumai; Ardi; Ghaznavi; International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI); etc.
August 29, 2019
China’s One Country Two Systems policy; National Register of Citizens (NRC); Abdul Kuddus v Union of India case; Code of conduct; Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal; Antimicrobial resistance (AMR); Antimicrobial Resistance; Swine Flu; REDD+ Himalaya programme; REDD+; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Asian Short Clawed Otter; Smooth-coated otters; Indian Star Tortoise; Oldest parasite DNA; Coprolites; Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID); etc.
August 28, 2019
Special Protection Group (SPG); How do governments set climate targets? xenotransplantation; Child well-being index’; “Janaushadhi Sugam”; Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin; Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP); Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras; Generic medicines; ‘Branded generics’; National Mission on Education through Information and Communication; Technology (NMEICT); 2019 Eastern Economic Forum; Far East; National Security Guard (NSG); Gooty Tarantula; East Kalimantan; Buddha Nullah; Shaheen VIII Military exercise; Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT); C-Sat-Fi (C-DOT Satellite WiFi); C-DOT’s XGSPON (10 G Symmetrical Passive Optical Network); C-DOT’s Interoperable Set-Top Box (CiSTB);
August 27, 2019
Third party mediation in Kashmir; Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF); Central Vigilance Commission (CVC); Mitra Crater; International Astronomical Union (IAU); Sisir Kumar Mitra; Moon Craters; Allocation of blocks; Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP); Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP); 45th Annual G7 Summit; Bimal Jalan led Committee; Economic capital framework; Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NERP), 2019; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Asian Short Clawed Otter; Smooth-coated otters; Solar conjunction; 7th Community Radio Sammelan; ‘Kalvi Tholaikkatchi’; National Digital Library of India; etc.
August 26, 2019
‘King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’; World Skills Kazan 2019; Worldskills; WorldSkills International competition; Worldskills India; Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); Gravitational lensing; James webb space telescope (JWST); Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS); 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Manama, Bahrain; Location of Bahrain; ‘Order of Zayed’; Women's Equality Day 2019; Akademik Lomonosov; floating nuclear reactor in Arctic; 7 new species of insects; etc.
August 24, 2019
International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade & Abolition; World Youth Conference for Kindness; National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED); Price Stabilization Fund (PSF); Scheme of ‘Fortification of Rice and its Distribution under Public Distribution System’; Food fortification; Rice Fortification; Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0); Composite Water Management Index; CWMI 2.0; India’s water supply; Finance minister’s recent announcement; Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019; Bt cowpea; Anubhav Scheme; India Pension Adalat; Project SURE;
August 23, 2019
Financial Action Task Force (FATF); Bavar-373; FATF blacklist and grey list; Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG); Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO); Renewable Energy Certification (REC); Potential of Tidal Energy in India; 24th Meeting of Western Zonal Council; Zonal Councils; WTO Reforms; South- South Corporation; Triangular cooperation; United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC); FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research); Henley Passport Index; Arton Passport Index; What is Oxytocin; ‘San-Sadhan’ hackathon; Statue of Unity; Mumbai's Soho House; Time’s World's greatest places 2019; Adratiklit boulahfa; Legacy tax; Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019; etc.
August 22, 2019
‘Skin And Bones Unresolved’ report; NISHTHA, National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement; SARAL - 'State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index'; Solar power in India; Rooftop solar installations; Article 370 of the Constitution; International Court of Justice (ICJ); Law for minimum age for marriage; CITES CoP 2019; Ivory Trade; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); What is Floccinaucinihilipilification? ‘Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis’; Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award; She Taxi; Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana; Illegally trafficking of tigers; etc.
August 21, 2019
Fly Ash; What is Panglossian? Interplanetary shocks; Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS); Magnetic reconnection; Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR); Chandrayaan-2; Bunker museum; ‘Pretomanid’; XDR-TB and Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); Drug Resistance; Van Mahotsava; Sericin – A Silk protein; Muga silkworms; Ash Track App; National Workshop Cum Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation; ‘Quality Unknown- The Invisible Water Crisis’ report; Baltic states; Location of Lithuania; Location of Latvia; Location of Estonia; etc.
August 20, 2019
What is tardigrade? Companies (Share Capital & Debentures) Rules; Convertible vs. non-convertible debentures; Debenture Redemption Reserve (DRR); Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NERP), 2019; Resource Efficiency (RE) and Resource Productivity; SO2 emission hotspots; Flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) technology; NASA’s Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) satellite; Iceland's Okjokull glacier; What is Beresheet? National Maritime Domain Awareness (NMDA) Project; Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR); Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY); Reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC); Thar Link Express/Thar Express; etc.
August 19, 2019
Char Dham highway project; ‘No first use’ policy of India; National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL); Essential diagnostics list; yield curve; Inverted yield curve; Maritime Board of Odisha; 'Publicity rath'; NASA’s Parker Solar Probe; Mangdechhu Hydro project; Legislative Council; Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award; Arjuna Award; Dhyanchand award; Dronacharya award; Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar; MAKA Trophy; New laws for Saudi women; Wilayah’ system of Kuran; Glyptothorax gopii; Garra simbalbaraensis; BASIC countries; Delimitation for Jammu and Kashmir; etc.
August 17, 2019
Parsi New Year 2019; Drive against single-use plastic; Maharshi Badrayan; Brahma sutras; Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); Ward and village volunteer system; Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF); UN Resident Coordinator (RC) system; Aadi Mahotsav; Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED); Know India Programme (KIP); Palani Panchamirtham in Palani Town of Tamil Nadu; Tawlhlohpuan from Mizoram; Mizo Puanchei from Mizoram; Tirur Betel leaf from Kerala; ‘Geographical Indication’ (GI); Visva-Bharati University; Rabindranath Tagore; Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill; Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme; KALIA scheme Vs. loan waiver; etc.
August 16, 2019
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI); Report of the Competition Law Review Committee; Competition Act,2002; Competition Commission of India (CCI); Competition Appellate Tribunal; What is the J&K Public Safety Act (PSA)? First-ever global assessment of forest biodiversity; CORAS (Commandos For Railway Security) for Indian Railways; What is a global recession? What is a notifiable disease? US Endangered Species Act; New species of marmoset; New species of ‘flying’ monkeys; 'Golden Butterfly'; etc.
August 15, 2019
Why India celebrates Independence Day on 15 August? Bone substitutes from eggshells; Operation Number Plate; One-time partial credit guarantee schemes to PSBs; What is Asset–liability mismatch? ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ scheme; Sub-Mission On Agricultural Mechanization; What is a ‘negative’ interest? How does negative rate policy work? What happened during Gulf War? How was India involved? Haryana Administrative Tribunal; RBI’s framework for regulatory sandbox; What is regulatory sandbox (RS)? FinTech (Financial technology) Services in India; Boko Haram; Location of Nigeria; Palani panchamirtham; ‘Geographical Indication’ (GI)
August 14, 2019
India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017; Seeds Act, 1966; Difference between certified seed and truthful labelled seed; DUS Testing; Falaq - radar air defence system; Child Care Leave (CCL); National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT); Kajin Sara lake; 'Mission Reach Out' in Jammu; Indian National Science Academy (INSA); Bar Council of India (BCI); etc.
August 12, 2019
RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil); National Youth Awards; Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); World Tribal Day; Tribal movements of India; Shillong Declaration; National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) 2019; e-Governance; International Youth Day 2019; Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana (MMKAY); Farm equipment rental app for Indian farmers; Used Cooking Oil (UCO); National Policy on Biofuels 2018; Total Polar Compounds (TPC); Iron ion battery; Shimla Agreement; HarmonyOS; etc.