Current Affairs Analysis
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.
February 17, 2018
A new class of antibiotics called malacidins; Cauvery Water Dispute; Cauvery river; 57th Meeting of the Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB); Geological Survey of India (GSI); Botanical Survey of India (BSI); World Sustainable Development Summit 2018; The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); What is CCTNS project? What is Antimicrobial resistance or Superbugs? National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Asia’s first large scale CO2-injected project; etc.
February 16, 2018
UMANG App; The Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990; Prasar Bharati; Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP); Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP); The ‘Assistance to States and UTs for Narcotics Control’ scheme; Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB); What is FAME India scheme? Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship Programme; What is Medium-term note (MTN)? Voting in the UN General Assembly; “Jatan” and “Darshak”; Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC); India’s first radio festival; International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT); India Pharma 2018 and India Medical Device 2018; ‘Paschim Lehar’; etc.
February 15, 2018
International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq; Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM); Atal Bhujal Yojana; What is Anti-dumping duty? Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD); Indira Gandhi Canal; Mercury and Minamata convention; What is permafrost? Bengaluru 2nd city most likely to run out of water: Report; What is Cape Town experience? Super Straw Management System; ‘Waste decomposer’ solution; WFIRST (the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope); ESPRESSO (Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations); etc.
February 14, 2018
India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017; LPG Panchayat scheme; Dastak Campaign; What is Japanese Encephalitis? Medical Council of India (MCI); International Conference on Unani Medicine; Unani Day; Who is Hakim Ajmal Khan? Unani system of medicine in India; NTPC Ltd; Farm loan waiver; Merger of PSU non-life insurers; Jogighopa; Chicken’s Neck; UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS); United Nations Peacekeeping; South Sudan; Defence Acquisition Council (DAC); 'Progress 69'; etc.
February 13, 2018
India-Palestine; 12th February: National Productivity Day; Industry 4.0; National Productivity Council (NPC); India’s first ‘Highway Capacity Manual’; Port of Duqm; India-Oman bilateral relations; Palestine; Tanzania; UN Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF); 6th World Government Summit; Chandrashekhar Kambar; Sahitya Akademi; Sahitya Akademi award; Mumbai 12th richest city in the world; First Hindu Temple Project in Abu Dhabi; 13th February: World Radio Day 2018; UAE’s Zakum oilfield; etc.
February 12, 2018
Development Impact Bond (DIB); ‘Hakki Habba’; Project Great Indian Bustard; Great Indian Bustard; Central Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualification, experience and other conditions of service of members) Rules, 2017; Central Administrative Tribunal; First women Chief Justice of Manipur HC; Independent debt management office; National Deworming Day (NDD); National Deworming Programme; Albendazole; What is Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH)? India Health Fund; Three new eel species; Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016; Net Present Value of forest (NPV); Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA); J-20; etc.
February 10, 2018
Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems (IAAMS); National Women Entrepreneurship Council; SHe-Box; Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) Programme; Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme; Swadhar Greh Scheme; “Healthy States, Progressive India” Report; US Chamber's intellectual property index; Mobile App 'Ash Track'; What is Fly Ash? “Swachh Bharat Sanitation Park”; 21st Indian Birding Fair; White Naped Tit bird; Man Sagar Lake; Janadriyah festival; etc.
February 09, 2018
Separate Flag for Karnataka; Competition Commission of India; Competition Act, 2002; Times Higher Education Asia 2018 rankings; Discovered Small field Round II; What is Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR)? Base rate regime Vs. MCLR; Rhododendron park; Rhododendron; Nature Interpretation Centre (NIC); India-China DTAA; Maldives political crisis; Maldives; Vinay Sheel Oberoi committee; Kailash Manasarovar Yatra; Mansarovar Lake; Nathu La pass; Falcon Heavy, world's most powerful rocket; SpaceX; Haryana tops in 'Khelo India' School Games; etc.