Current Affairs Analysis
December 30, 2017
NASA’s flying observatory Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia); Infrared energy; Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR); Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga; Gas (India) Limited (GAIL); India’s “brain drain”; Ramanujan Fellowship Scheme; Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Faculty Scheme; National Action Plan Vision 2022; Cities need a sustainable transport update; Ujh multi-purpose project; Indus Water treaty; India’s first BIO-CNG plant; China’s photovoltaic highway; etc.
December 29, 2017
“Gaming disorder”; What is International Classification of Diseases (ICD)? National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Amendment Bill, 2017; ‘Garbage emergency’; What is #CleanSeas campaign? Regional Project to Tackle Stubble Burning; Problem of crop residue burning in India; National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC); Protection of Majuli Island; The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2017; Trafficking in India; Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC); What is Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)? UP Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project; etc.
December 28, 2017
Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017; Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project; Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017; 25th National Children’s Science Congress; CARE Ratings report; FAME India scheme; Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project; Livestock Disease Forewarning –Mobile Application (LDF-Mobile App); NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission; L and S band microwave data; Kabul-Mumbai air freight corridor service; 2018 World Economic League Table; etc.
December 27, 2017
India’s 1st pod taxi; What is Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network? What is Public Financial Management System? What is a Special Economic Zone (SEZ)? Atal Innovation Mission; Atal Tinkering Labs; PRASAD scheme; What is bank recapitalisation? 12-point ‘Air Action Plan – Abatement of Air Pollution; What is Blue Flag project? Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE); China’s Yaogan-30 project; ‘Mission Seven Summits’; etc.
December 26, 2017
Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201); electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS); 25th December: Good Governance Day; Fixed term for police chiefs; Condonation of Delay Scheme; Tailor-made action plan for the backward districts; Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF); National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD); LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) devices; Prakash Hai to Vikas Hai Scheme; India's first city to have its own logo; etc.
December 25, 2017
UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea; Prevention of Torture Bill, 2017; What is Private member’s bill? United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT); National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT); All about Diphtheria; Reservoir computing system; Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO); What are Gravitational Waves? AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft; Odisha recognised as ‘Champion State’ for exports; ‘Awakened Citizen Programme’; Inauguration of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line; India's first AC suburban train; 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji; etc.
December 23, 2017
UN resolution against US' Jerusalem move; National vehicle registry VAHAN; What is Ganga Gram Project? Ganga Swachhata Manch; Namami Gange Programme; The State of the World’s Children Report; What is Prompt Correction Action (PCA)? Schaller’s wood scorpion or Liocheles schalleri; Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary; What is anti-smog gun? Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award; India's first design university; etc.
December 22, 2017
Frog species Odorrana Arunachalensis; Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary; National Service Scheme Awards 2016-17; National Service Scheme (NSS); Section 20A of the Representation of the People Act; DARPAN Project; National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC); National Highways Authority of India (NHAI); SAMEEP (Students and MEA Engagement Program); India-Swiss deal on data sharing; MoU for development of Rakhine state; Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS Sujay; etc.
December 21, 2017
Kimberley Process (KP) Certification Scheme; Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector (SCBTS); Pare Hydroelectric Plant; Dikrong River; What is the Kimberley Process (KP)? What are conflict diamonds? Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC); Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017; What is STRIVE project? International Development Association (IDA); India’s first National Rail and Transportation University at Vadodara; India, Sri Lanka 2nd phase of joint oceanographic survey; Naseem-Al-Bahr 2017; etc.
December 20, 2017
What is blockchain technology? The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017; Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill 2017; Central Road Fund; Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017; Health effects of e-cigarettes; Kaleshwaram irrigation project; Methanol Economy Fund; Methanol as an alternative fuel; Crackdown against Bitcoins; 'Hamesha Vijayee' exercise; Losar Festival; etc.
December 19, 2017
World Migration Report 2018; International Organisation for Migration (IOM); The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017; OBC status for farmers; Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA); Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA); Zika virus; Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI); What are Essential medicines? National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM); National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA); What is FSOC technology? Google X; AP’s Fiber grid project; International conference on advanced functional materials; etc.
December 18, 2017
Kepler-90i exoplanet in ‘second solar system’; India’s first social audit law; Juveniles Justice Act, 2015; Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016; What are fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines? What is Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)? What is merchant discount rate (MDR)? What are Invasive Alien Species (IAS)? Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030); United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR); MI-8 ‘Pratap’ helicopter; What is Machine learning? What is Deep learning? ‘NYAYA GRAM’ Project; Gabon as polio-free; etc.
December 16, 2017
North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS); Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme; “Press in India 2016-17”; Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI); National Medical Commission Bill, 2017; Medical Council of India (MCI); Commission of Railway Safety; Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS); National AYUSH Mission (NAM); Tobacco pack warnings; Bharatmala Project; Tuirial HEPP; Indian Footwear, Leather & Accessories Development Programme; Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO; What is operational oceanography? etc.
December 15, 2017
11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the WTO; Section 126 (1) (b) of The Representation of the People Act, 1951; India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS); North East BPO Promotion Scheme (NEBPS); What is Sakhi scheme? What is Cochlear implant? CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); What is ADIP scheme? ATL Community Day; Atal Tinkering Lab Community Drive Initiative; Atal Tinkering Labs; Atal Innovation Mission; ‘Peace Clause’; ECO-NIWAS; 14th December: Energy Conservation Day; National Energy Conservation Awards; Morocco; Plants that can glow; EKUVERIN Exercise 2017; etc.
December 14, 2017
Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari; SANKALP Project; Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994; Legatum Prosperity Index 2017; Dredging Corporation of India (DCI); Global E-waste Monitor 2017; Amarnath cave shrine not a silent zone; International Court of Justice; Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota Port to China; What is Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade? What is VoLTE? e-mail IDs in Hindi; Indian Railways E-Procurement System (IREPS); etc.
December 13, 2017
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway; ASEAN; Injupani Bridge; Deopani/Eze Bridge; Border Roads Organisation (BRO); India and “2+2” dialogues; India-Australia bilateral relations; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); FAME India scheme; National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020; Special courts to try politicians; World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); India's first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC); 'World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018' report; United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA); etc.
December 12, 2017
Laqshya- A Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative; Door-to-door campaign against TB; Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP); December 10: World Human Rights Day; Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit (AICS); Section 33 (7) of the Representation of the People Act of 1951; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); NIC-CERT centre; National Informatics Centre (NIC); CERT-In; Lalji Singh, ‘father of DNA fingerprinting in India; What is DNA profiling? 12th December: Universal Health Coverage Day; "Safe City Surveillance" scheme; Safe Delivery Application; etc.