Current Affair Analysis
August 04, 2018
29th July: International Tiger Day; Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF); Central Road Fund; What is National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Who is a D-voter? Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Project Tiger; M-STrIPES; Global Tiger Initiative Council (GTIC); ‘Deep Ocean Mission’; What are Polymetallic Nodules? International Seabed Authority (ISA); India’s first Mobile Open Exchange zone; July 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons; etc.
July 30, 2018
What is the Inner Line Permit (ILP)? ‘DigiYatra’- A New Digital Experience for Air Travellers; Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018; 'Mukhyanmantri Kisan Aaye Badhotri Solar Yojna'; National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme; Meghalaya Milk Mission and First Meghalaya Bull Fair; National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC); Domestic Council for Gold; What are naturalised exotic or alien species? What is Arsenic Contamination? Arsenic Contamination in India; National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II); Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century; etc.
July 28, 2018
“Mission Satyanishtha”; B N Srikrishna committee report; Personal Data Protection 2018 Bill; July 28: World Hepatitis Day; What is Hepatitis? Difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C; Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme; Bombali virus strain; Ebola virus disease (EVD); What are Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs)? Western Dedicated Freight Corridor; Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL); Flash-flood forecasts; World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Karnataka became India’s leader in renewable energy: IEEFA report; etc.
July 27, 2018
10th BRICS Summit 2018; Resolution to rename state as Bangla; Procedure of renaming of the state; Kokate committee; What are fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines? Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB); Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018; FDI Confidence Index 2018; National Waterways-2; National Waterways Act 2016; Proposed waterways in the North East; All about BRICS; “Innovate India Platform”; Atal Innovation Mission (AIM); Ramon Magsaysay Award; 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas; India’s first state-run all-woman hotel; etc.
July 27, 2018
What is Earth Overshoot Day? Liberalised definition of petroleum; What is Coal Bed Methane? What is Shale Gas? 2nd meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges; POSHAN Abhiyaan; Invest India; Why fish are losing their sense of smell? What is Green Mahanadi Mission? Mahanadi river; 2018 Earth Overshoot Day; Global Footprint Network; 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Report; Magna Carta of Modern India; Global Optimism Index; etc.
July 25, 2018
MoUs between India and Uganda; What is parliamentary privilege? Privileges committee of Lok Sabha; Privileges committee of Rajya Sabha; Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2018; What is Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA)? What is Project Sashakt? Location of Uganda; Rwandan Government's Girinka Programme; Location of Rwanda; World's fastest man-made spinning object; Venezuela's inflation; etc.
July 25, 2018
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY); Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017; What is a Negotiable Instrument? Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee; National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill; National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE); Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme; What are Manuscripts? National mission for manuscripts (NMM); National Culture Fund (NCF); What are Border Haats? High-level committee to deal with mob lynching incidents; 'Police' and 'Public Order'; What is Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme? First-ever ‘Tribal Atlas of Odisha’; Iran becomes India’s No. 2 oil supplier; Pakistan’s 1st woman chief justice of high court; etc.
July 23, 2018
Pangolin; Public Affairs Index 2018; What are denotified, semi-nomadic, nomadic tribes? Idate Commission; Scientific Research Infrastructure Management and Networks (SRIMAN) policy; QR code; North-East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid; Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga; Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT); System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR); Air Quality Index; India-assisted ambulance service; International Solar Alliance (ISA); Location of Myanmar; What is Remote Sensing Toolkit? What is NASA’s Technology Transfer program? TreadWill; etc.
July 22, 2018
Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme; Global slavery Index 2018; ‘Modern Slavery’; HIV/AIDS; UNAIDS; National AIDS Control Programme IV; Avahan; National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO); What is a solar park? Solar Park Scheme; Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI); 10th edition of Delhi Dialogue; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law; What is MicroDots technology? CMVR-TSC; National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research; Arctic Council; IndARC; HIMANSH; National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR); e-Pragati core platform; etc.
July 20, 2018
‘Meghalayan Age’; What is a no-confidence motion? Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018; Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013; ‘Padhe Bharat- Badhe Bharat’; Samagra Shiksha scheme; Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP); “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan”; Forest Interventions in Ganga (FIG); National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG); Middle Holocene Northgrippian Age; Early Holocene Greenlandian Age; International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS); Nelson Mandela International Day 2018; National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP); New design of 100-rupee banknote; RANI KI VAV; etc.
July 19, 2018
Child marriages in India; What is the Sabarimala temple case? What is the meaning of Remission? Article 161 of the Constitution; Difference between pardoning powers of President and Governor; Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI); Location of Bahrain; BSE’s iconic building Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers; Trademark law in India; Trademark Symbol vs Registered Trademark Symbol; The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017; What is no detention policy? All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE); Article 17 of the constitution; What is Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP)? New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP); Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP); Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP); BRICS MoU for Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation; BRICS; Exercise Pitch Black 2018; etc.
July 18, 2018
National Cadet Corps (NCC); Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill; Anil Swarup committee; National Service Scheme (NSS); All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA); What is FASTag? United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS); Odisha to get India’s 1st first greenfield skill institute; Elphinstone Road station is now Prabhadevi; L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03; What is Nuclear Power Park? etc.
July 18, 2018
National Database of Arms Licenses system; Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA); Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention); Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015; What is petcoke? Why should the furnace oil and pet coke be banned? Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; Location of Peru; Location of Colombia; BrahMos Missile; Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) microscope; 'Paudhagiri' Campaign; etc.
July 17, 2018
Golden jackal; Article 80 of the Constitution; Nominated members of Rajya Sabha; What is Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme? What is Resolution 2428 (2018)? India and UNMISS; South Sudan; World Customs Organisation (WCO); IFFCO iMandi; Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO); Jute industry in India; The Jute Foundation’ (TJF); I-CARE programme; Jute SMART an e-govt initiative; What is Jute Technology Mission (JTM)? Bansagar canal project; Sone river; What is Right of First Refusal (ROFR)? Vikas Engine; Aruna Sairam gets Sangita Kalanidhi Award; etc.
July 14, 2018
What is ‘Social Media Hub’? Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018; Guidelines for regulating the school fee hike; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); Task force on ways to reduce import; Purvanchal Expressway project; What is Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Model? Century's longest Lunar Eclipse; What is a Lunar eclipse? Blood Moon or Copper Moon; What is Blue Moon? What is Super Moon? MeerKAT radio telescope; Square Kilometre Array (SKA) instrument; Shwet Ashwa Drass Expedition; Dharohar Bhawan; Ban on photography at protected monuments lifted; etc.
July 13, 2018
Nilgiri tahr; Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA); Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code; Adultery Law in India; India pips France to become world’s 6th largest economy; BSNL launches first Internet telephony service in India; First-ever colour X-ray on a human; Medipix; CERN; Indian Railways’first consolidated Bridge Management System (IR-BMS); “Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puruskar Pao”; etc.
July 12, 2018
Resolution 2427; United Nations Security Council (UNSC); "Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of sewerage systems and septic tanks"; Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention; What is Net Neutrality? What is the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme? Mission Olympic Cell; Abinav Bindra Committee; 11th July: World Population Day; India’s ‘Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh’; India becomes newest shareholder of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; India’s genetically modified crop area fifth largest in world; What is a Genetically modified crop? Global Innovation Index Rankings; 60 Anna Canteens; etc.