Current Affairs Analysis
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.
February 08, 2018
Mahamastakabhisheka; Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN); Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh (JSK); Amendments to the “Motion of Thanks”; Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana; New criteria for classifying MSMEs; MSP for Copra; Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP); What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)? India-Australia MoUs for Secondment Programme; Recommendation No.- 205; International Labour Organisation (ILO); Minamata Convention on Mercury; Mercury pollution; Prithvi-II; Lord Bahubali; Gommateshwara statue; Shravanabelagola; Village Resource Centres program; "Pay as you use" tolling; etc.
February 07, 2018
Agni-1 Missile; Startup States and UTs Ranking Framework; Startup India Compendium of Good Practises; Startup India Kit; Google collaborates with NCERT to launch ‘Digital Citizenship’ course in India; Development of Solar Cities scheme; What is Inverted duty structure? 6th World Government Summit (WGS); ‘#SecurityCheckKiya’ campaign; etc.
February 06, 2018
What is Vajpayee Doctrine/Atal Doctrine? Citizenship Act 1955; Assam Movement; What is Assam Accord? Laghu Udyog Bharati; Significance of MSE sector; India Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC); Tsunami; UN World Food Programme; Fifth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference; Prachi Valley civilisation; Prachi river; Sherin’s Law; 250th anniversary of Maratha Light Infantry Day; etc.
February 05, 2018
75th Anniversary of Stalingrad Victory; What is an e-Way Bill? CriSidEx - India’s First MSE Sentiment Index; Long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax; Pelican Bird Festival-2018; Kolleru lake; Sal River; India-UN Development Partnership Fund; United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC); First International Kala Mela; Lalit Kala Akademi; International Conference on 'Demetrios Galanos and His Legacy’; Under-19 World Cup; “Green Good Deeds” campaign; ‘Exam Warriors’; 7th India Energy Congress 2018; etc.
February 03, 2018
What is Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT)? What is Jallikattu? Dust mitigation plan; Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme; Jal Marg Vikas Project; National Waterway-1 (NW-1); 2nd February: World Wetlands Day; What is Ramsar Convention? What is Montreux Record? Three-parent’ babies; Task force set up to study AI application in military; 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela; etc.
February 02, 2018
Ayushman Bharat programme; National Health Protection Scheme; Health and Wellness Centre; Amendments to Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002; BharatNet phase II; Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF); Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE); Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA); Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS); Unified Regulator for International Financial Services Centre (IFSC); Ashgabat Agreement; New tunnel at Sela pass in Arunachal Pradesh; Sahitya Akademi's Bhasha Samman; Magahi language; i3MS web-based software; Geospatial World Excellence Awards; Khelo India School Games; Ghodazari; etc.
February 01, 2018
Blood Moon or Copper Moon; Blue Moon; What is Super Moon? Government e-Marketplace (GeM) initiative; GeM 3.0; Global Democracy Index (GDI); Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP); Second Rural Connectivity Investment Progra; Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY); Medaram’s Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara; Lunar eclipse; LiFi Technology; Neknampur Lake; etc.