Current Affairs Analysis
May 30, 2020
Trump’s order targeting social media platforms; Speaker nominates MPs to the Delimitation Commission; Delimitation Commission; TRAI recommends National Numbering Plan; Rozgar Setu scheme; Extension of Amery Ice Shelf; US House Passes Uighur Human Rights Bill; Who are Uighurs? Xinjiang Province; UN Award for Army Major Suman Gawani; Pandharpur wari; Missile Park Agneeprastha; Port Antsiranana; Interahamwe militia; Herbal Roads etc.
May 29, 2020
European Union €750 billion economy rescue plan; Indian Olympic Association; Special Provisions for Fifth Schedule Areas; Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC); International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020; Vinayak Damodar Savarkar; NPC law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to Safeguard National Security; Cordyceps militaris; Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET); Operation Warp Speed; Proxima b; Fast blue optical transient; Montenegro; etc.
May 28, 2020
World Dugong Day 2020; Google antitrust case in India; Competition Commission of India (CCI); Misuse of defamation law; Intensification of Research in High Priority areas (IRHPA); Loans to MSMEs may get ‘risk-free’ tag; Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE); National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company Limited (NCGTC); Unusual heat wave in North India; Invasive mussel spreads in Kerala; Second squadron of Tejas fighter inducted into IAF; New possibility to improve rice productivity; No WHO bar on India testing HCQ as a preventive drug; International Day of Action for Women's Health; India’s first observatory for the mammals; Both Koreas violated armistice agreement; Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope; 2019 LD2 etc.
May 27, 2020
ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA); Govt. open sources Aarogya Setu; BS-VI emission norms for quadricycles; Chamba Tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana; Chardham yatra; Rise of the mosquitoes; Tianwen-1: China’s Mars Mission; Neutrinos; Fifth state of matter; Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC); Quantum Computing; Ramkinkar Baij; RT-LAMP based diagnostic test; CoAST India; Spectrin; Bev Q; FAITH trial; R5519; Skill map of migrants in UP etc.
May 26, 2020
Snow Leopard; Data vacuum due to COVID-19; North India reels under intense heat; Heat waves; State of the World’s Forests report 2020; The invasion of Desert Locusts; Banana Covid hits plantations; Snow leopard conflict cases rise in Ladakh; Quest for birthplace of Purandara Dasa; Purandara Das; Mizoram grants industry status to sports; Guru arjan Dev; Balbir Singh; Bumblebees; New species of Frog; New species of fish; Germplasm collection etc.
May 25, 2020
Black Softshell Turtle; COVID-19 may cause subacute thyroiditis; Thyroid gland; Calamity cess on GST; What is a cess; New plant species found in Western Ghats; Nallamala Forest Reserve; Eastern Ghats; Cicadas are coming out after 17 years; Grand Renaissance Dam dispute; Earth’s weakening Magnetic field; South Atlantic Anomaly; Geomagnetic reversal; SpaceX Demo-2 mission; Eid al-Fitr; World's fastest internet data speed; Katkari tribes; N95 masks; Megaraptors; Shahi Litchi & Zardalu Mango; Hunar Haat; Khudol; Kangra Tea etc.
May 23, 2020
Govt allocates Rs 500 crore towards Beekeeping; World Turtle Day; UMANG Mobile Application; National Bee Board; Odisha promotes contract farming system; contract farming system; RBI slashes key Policy Rates; Climate change is turning Antarctica green; US warns to exit Open Skies Treaty; China seeks more control over Hong Kong; Electrochemical sensing platform; Govt amends General Financial Rules; International Day for Biological Diversity 2020; Textiles Committee etc.
May 22, 2020
China’s May Fourth Movement; Decriminalisation of offences under Companies Act; Status of PWD during the COVID-19 crisis; Stem cells transplantation; Stem cells; Embryonic stem cells; Dwarfing genes in wheat; New species of Seahorse; New species of Dragonfly; Sonic Boom; Finance Commission’s committee report on nominal GDP; President accepts credentials of envoys in e-ceremony; Quantum entanglement; International Tea Day; Alzheimer’s disease etc.
May 21, 2020
Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana; Scheme for Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises; Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme; Solarisation of Konark Sun temple; Sun temple Konark; Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana; Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade; Plans to ban three Class I pesticides; Nepal’s controversial new political map; Synthetic Drugs in East and Southeast Asia; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Sun entering into Solar Minimum; Solar Recession; Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve; Agappe Chitra Magna; Coir Geo textiles; Coravax; National Test Abhyas etc.
May 20, 2020
ICC bans saliva to shine balls; Article 19; Domicile certificate rules; Indo-US collaboration on COVID-19 vaccine trials; Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program (VAP); Moderna vaccine for COVID-19; mRNA-1273; eVidya Programme for digital education; Criteria for ‘medium’ units to be revised; Power sharing deal inked in Afghanistan; Travel bubble; Baltic countries; Star rating of garbage free cities; Astronomers discover Super-Earth; Charan Paduka; Hanko; International Museum Day etc.
May 19, 2020
Call for probe into origin of COVID-19; World Health Assembly; International Health Regulations; India opposes rejoining RCEP; Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; Pinanga andamanensis; South Andaman Island; Mount Harriet National Park Super cyclone Amphan; Shekatkar Committee; World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020; International Telecommunication Union; LISA; 4.2k event; International Day of Light; Troglomyces twitteri etc.
May 18, 2020
Fourth tranche of Economic Package; Fifth tranche of Economic Package; Criticism of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan; Biodegradable Metal implants; Bandipur National Park; Navy to aid Northern theatre command; Statehood Day of Sikkim; History of Sikkim’s Statehood; National Migrant Information System etc.
May 18, 2020
11th Panchen Lama; Project Arth Ganga; Third tranche of Economic Package; Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme; West Bengal Major Irrigation and Flood Management Project; Damodar river; When does a disease become endemic?; Injectable Silk Fibroin-based hydrogel; $1 Billion loan from World Bank; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); International Development Association (IDA); Tibetan Buddhism; International Press Institute; BPDS and POMID; INLCU L57; EventBot; Quinine Nongladew; ICGS Sachet etc.
May 15, 2020
Himalayas are melting rapidly; One Nation One Ration Card; Second tranche of economic package; Tool to gain deeper insight into Parkinson’s disease; SAMARTH; National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme (NMEICT); New rules governing Rights issues; Hindu-Kush-Himalays (HKH); India reminds China of claims over Gilgit-Baltistan; Gilgit-Baltistan; Diamer-Bhasha dam; Global Energy Transition Index; UNCTAD report on Poverty; Exploring River Nila; Cyclone Amphan; COBAS 6800
May 14, 2020
Gujarat Agricultural Produce Markets (Amendment) Ordinance; Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC); Web course on India’s traditions; Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR); Credit guarantees to MSMEs; Credit guarantee; Status of industrial sectors in India; Direct seeding of rice; Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020; Lipulekh Border Dispute; Lipulekh Pass; Kalapani; Three-year short service for civilians; Collective Conscience; Rarest of rare doctrine; Sohrai Khovar Painting; Telia Rumal; FIR Aapke Dwar etc.
May 13, 2020
Atma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan; Sentence Review Board; Article 72; Article 161; Global Nutrition Report 2020; Face-off between Indian and Chinese troops; Pangong Tso lake; Naku La sector; Line of Actual Control (LAC); Ultraviolet Germicidal Radiation; Decarbonising; Krishak Kalyan fees; Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS); Development of ‘hmAbs’ that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2; Spirulina groundnut Chikki etc.
May 12, 2020
Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979; Aarogya Setu Emergency Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020; Sample Registration System Report; Men more vulnerable to COVID-19; Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), MSME Technology Centres; Toda Tribe; Toda Embroidery; Gandhi Peace prize; Belarus; International Nurses Day 2020; Bharosa Helpline; Arjitha Sevas; Precedence Effect; Pranavayu programme; SwasthVayu