Current Affairs Analysis
April 03, 2018
Aadhaar route to detect bureaucratic corruption; Central Vigilance Commission (CVC); Govt. tightens its grip on fake news; crop insurance firms to execute PMFBY; Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY); SIDBI launches Samridhi - the virtual assistant; Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI); MSME Sector in India; Delhi becomes first city to roll-out Euro VI fuel; What are BS norms?; Difference between BS-IV and the new BS-VI; New plant species Fimbristylis agasthyamalaensis discovered ; National Culture Fund Scheme; the UNESCO World Heritage Site; What is the World Heritage In Danger List?; Taj Mahal up for ‘adoption’; Adopt a Heritage Scheme (Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchan Project); Monument Mitras; supersonic Mars landing parachute ASPIRE; What is Mars 2020 mission?; law against fake news.
March 31, 2018
Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989; Atrocities Act; National Testing Agency; Director-General (DG) of the National Testing Agency (NTA); E-way bill; goods and services tax (GST) regime; When Should e-Way Bill be issued?; Harassment of diplomats; What is 1992 Code of Conduct?; Interstitium; new organ in human body; BeiDou Navigation Satellite System; Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project; Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi; ICBM Sarmat Missile; Cruise Missile BABUR; Kaziranga National Park.
March 30, 2018
Public Financial Management System (PFMS) portal; Central Plan Scheme; Monitoring System (CPSMS); Controller General of Accounts; Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT); Greentech Mega Food Park; ‘Make in India’ initiative; Nutrient Based Subsidy; City Compost Scheme; Chipko movement; Chandi Prasad Bhatt; GSAT-6A communication satellite; GSLV-F08 rocket; ‘Unfurlable Antenna’; S-Band; Mars' deep interior; Kadaknath chicken; first US LNG shipment; Hindon Elevated Road.
March 29, 2018
India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB); International Conferences and Exhibitions; Indiatourism overseas offices; restructuring of National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC); National Skill Development Fund; National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC); Credit Guarantee Fund for Education Loans Scheme; Central Sector Interest Subsidy (CSIS) Scheme; Credit Guarantee Fund for Education Loans (CGFEL) Scheme; Central Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs); National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill; National Exit Test (NEXT); AYUSH; Baseline Ranking of Aspirational Districts; Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme; National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2017-18; PPS (Probability Proportion to Size) sampling methodology; Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM); Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana; Integrated Scheme for School Education; Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE); ‘SwachhVidyalaya’; ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’; ‘Khelo India’; National Conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection, and Mental Illnesses; National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED); Financial Technologies (India) Ltd. (FTIL); Location of Northern Ireland; South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP); Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCCs);; South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC); India’s first insect museum opened; Agricultural University campus, etc.
March 28, 2018
Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC); Gross Budgetary Support (GBS); The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC); "Study in India"; Atal Innovation Mission; Statement of Intent (SOI); science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs); Atal Incubation Centers (AICs); E-Cigarettes; New ‘Women InTech’ forum; ‘By Invite Only’ platform; Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao; ‘Turning promises into action’; Exim Bank; line of credit (LoC) agreement; Bank for Investment and Development (EBID); Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); 3R Regional Forum; United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD); Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban); ‘Mission Zero Waste’; Permanent Indus Commission meet; Indus Waters Treaty; Kepler 2 telescope; Earth-sized planet named K2-229b; dwarf star; Doppler spectroscopy technique; ‘wobble method’; Cool EMS Service; Express Mail Service (EMS), etc,.
March 27, 2018
“E-Tribes India”; The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India, (TRIFED),; basmati GI tag; Geographical Indications (GI); selling enemy properties; Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Act 2017 and the Enemy Property (Amendment) Rules, 2018; Tashkent Declaration; ‘National Conference on Down Syndrome’; Down Syndrome; “National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Retardation and Multiple Disabilities” Act (Act 44 of 1999); Smart India Hackathon-2018; Host Country Agreement; The International Solar Alliance (ISA); Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite; TESS mission; charge-coupled device (CCD); SWIFT (Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication System) platform; GPI (Global Payment Innovation) Tracker system; solarification of all PHCs in Surat; National Water Digest Award, etc.
March 24, 2018
Office of profit; Election Commission; President to disqualify the legislators; Ministry of External Affairs (MEA); ‘Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar’; World TB Day; Tuberculosis (TB); Earth Hour 2018; “Give Up to Give Back” initiative; Earth Day; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); world’s biological diversity; ‘Commonwealth Big Lunch’; Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS); The Brazzaville declaration; largest tropical peatlands-Cuvette Centrale region in Congo Basin; Peatlands; Global Peatlands Initiative; Chandrayaan-2; The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO); Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells; Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery; World’s longest sandstone cave; Krem Puri; Naipunya Rathaams; The Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL); Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV); painting of Tilottama, etc.
March 24, 2018
Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017; fix period of maternity leave; tax-free gratuity amount; "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016"; regulation of surrogacy; National Surrogacy Board (NSB); Toll Operate and Transfer (TOT) model; world’s first brass futures contracts; Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX); Forward Contracts Regulation Act, 1952 (FCRA, 1952); strategy on Resource efficiency; NITI Aayog; SWACH Bharat; Indian Resource Panel (InRP); Okhla Bird Sanctuary; The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA); summit of the African Union; Intra-African trade; BrahMos missile; seeker technology; Research Centre Imarat (RCI); supersonic cruise missile system; Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia; uranium traces in water; Department of Atomic Energy (DAE); Uranium pollution; Atomic Energy Regulatory Board; Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary; Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre (ISLR&TC); right to speech; opportunity of freedom of expression; differently abled people; 21st March: World Forestry Day; International Day of Forests; “Forests and Sustainable Cities”; General Assembly of European Confederation of Agriculture; United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
March 22, 2018
"Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry"; 'Parivara and Talawara' communities; Article 342; Bivoltine silk; North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), 2017; Sand Mining Framework; Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission; Escrow account; Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA); India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI); What is Treaty Shopping?; Location of Qatar; Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF); Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd.(TCIL); What is Google Fiber?; new missions in Africa; 22nd March: World Water Dayetc.
March 21, 2018
Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA); National Sports Development Fund (NSDF); India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL); ‘Aspirational Districts’; Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC); University Grants Commission (UGC); ICFRE and TIFAC; World’s First Trusted Digital Repository; What is ISO 16363? Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA); National Cultural Audiovisual Archives (NCAA); Copernicus programme; Article 153 of the Constitution of India; Plastic Park; Gulf Shield 1 military exercise; March 20: World Sparrow Day; Anti-dumping duty on Ofloxacin import from China; Mobile app for lost items at airports; Central Industrial Security Force (CISF); Krishi Vigyan Kendras; Krishi Unnati Mela; etc.
March 20, 2018
Adopt a Heritage Scheme (Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchan Project); Minority status for Lingayats; Veerashaivas; Basavanna; Russian presidential election; SATH-E project; 'Tribal Diaries' Mobile App; Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS); Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act; Rail Infrastructure Improvement Project; Varuna-18; RITES Ltd.; etc.
March 19, 2018
The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017; Specific Relief Act, 1963; Nabakalebara Festival; Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE); 105th Indian Science Congress; Women Science Congress; Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA); International Competition Network Annual Conference 2018; International Competition Network (ICN); Competition Commission of India (CCI); What is cold fusion? ‘Banglar Rosogolla’; What is GI tag? Jackfruit to be Kerala’s state fruit; Floating laboratory; Loktak Lake; New species of water strider; Indian Coast Guard Ship C- 437; Hindu New Year celebrations; etc.
March 17, 2018
NASA's HAMMER spacecraft; Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES); Sach-Gaurav: India's first cloned Assamese buffalo born; Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB); Maharashtra to ban plastic; Artificial heart with rocket technology; 73rd Amendment of Constitution; Two-tier panchayati raj system; Who are Rohingyas? What is a no-confidence motion? Yellow fever; etc.
March 16, 2018
World Happiness Index 2018; Definition of child care institution; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC); Urea Subsidy Scheme; New Urea Policy, 2015; Neem Coated Urea; LaQshya program; Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action; Prioritises LEAD - INCREASE - ENABLE – SUPPLEMENT; WHO’s South-East Asia Region (WHO SEARO); World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Energy Transition Index (ETI); 8th Theatre Olympic; Escherichia coli (E. coli); Antibiotic resistance; etc.
March 15, 2018
India-Iran DTAA; e- office programme; 5th Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS); World Consumers Rights Day; AYUSH Drug QOL-2C for Cancer Patients; Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS); What is Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)? BEPS Project; Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA); India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO); What are neutrinos? Carbonaceous chondrites; Bidya Devi Bhandari; etc.
March 14, 2018
Philippines withdraws from ICC; What is 80:20 gold scheme? International Criminal Court (ICC); What is the Rome Statute? The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Newton Bhabha Fund; Arsenic Contamination; 2017 Kochon Prize; Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); The Delhi End TB Summit; World Hindi Secretariat (WHS); C-17 Globemaster; International Air Transport Association (IATA); Wings India 2018; Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation; Tel Aviv; etc.
March 13, 2018
HT-cotton; Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal; Mahanadi water dispute; Mahanadi river; Major Port Authorities Bill; National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies; Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM); What is #CleanSeas campaign? India emerges as world’s largest importer of arms; MILES-18: First ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea; What are Geomagnetic Storms? ultra-rare Ice-VII; Gallium; Gallenene; Country’s ‘tallest’ flag unfurled in Belagavi; Deodhar Trophy 2018; etc.