Current Affairs Analysis
October 31, 2017
31 October: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas; MSME Samadhaan; What is Article 35A? International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT); Alternative Mechanism panel to oversee PSU bank mergers; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); Greenhouse Gas Bulletin; WMO; Masood Azhar; What is the 1267 Committee? Liberalised Arms Rules; World’s fastest, shortest laser pulse created; Polavarm project; What is linxiu? etc.
October 30, 2017
Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS); Rashtriya Gokul Mission; Indo-US 11th Trade Policy Forum Meeting; Plan to modernise weapons; Carbine; Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) test; Special centres for vulnerable witnesses; India ships wheat to Afghanistan; International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC); CMS COP12; REPAIR gene editing tool; Convention of Migratory Species (CMS); Butterfly IQ; Valve annuloplasty; 14th SAARCLAW Conference; OPV Vikram; What are OPVs? 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita; etc.
October 28, 2017
India-France Bilateral; What is BharatNet? Universal Service Obligation Fund; Memorandum of Procedure (MoP); Adopt a Heritage Scheme; What is Public Financial Management System? Elimination of fishing subsidies; SIDBI; Indian Railways’ electrification drive; IREE; Coastal erosion in Karnataka, International Criminal Court (ICC); Rome Statute; What is kala-azar? Six new IITs; National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE); Technocity project; 27 October: Infantry Day; 2017 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
October 27, 2017
International Conference on Consumer Protection; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (UNGCP); Aadhaar; Karwar Port; What is Coastal Berth Scheme? Sagarmala port project; CRISIL InfraInvex, India's first investability index; Biannual Naval Commanders Conference; Hambantota; BharatMala Pariyojana; Rajasthan Bill on OBC quota; INS Chakra; What is the urban heat island effect? etc.
October 27, 2017
Fossil of Jurassic era’s ‘fish lizard’; Ichthyosaur; Integrity Index; Central Vigilance Commission (CVC); Potential of e-commerce; Start-up Programmes for entrepreneurs in Oil and Gas sector; BharatMala Pariyojana; Asian Development Bank (ADB); Ban on use of petcoke to fight air pollution; Passport Index; Indian Navy’s New mission-based deployment plan; New tool to improve Indian monsoon forecast; First Meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine; etc.
October 26, 2017
What is bank recapitalisation? Need for Recapitalisation in India; CEC and the Election Commissioners; CIPAM; SAATHI – a new initiative; Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL); FIAPO; BharatMala project; Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC); GM Mustard DMH-11; TRAI; 11th ADMM & ADMM-Plus; CORPAT; Organic near-infrared filter; ‘Queen of Thumri’ Girija Devi; Vigilance Awareness Week, 2017; World’s oldest astrolabe; Mao and Deng; “Xi Jinping Thought”; etc.
October 24, 2017
Raw jute demand; Representative in J&K; Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra; Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY); Norms for sewage plants; What is Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)? Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB); Draft guidelines for groundwater extraction; Central Grounder Water Authority (CGWA); China’s Predatory practices; ‘Paika Bidroha’; Gram Samridhi Evam Swachhata Pakhwada; 24 October: United Nations Day; etc.
October 23, 2017
RO RO Ferry Service between Ghogha and Dahej; ‘Why exempt CBI from RTI Act?’ The Code of Criminal Procedure (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017; Tribal hamlets; ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh’; Small saving schemes; Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA); Bhitarkanika National Park; Snakehead fish species; Activated jamun to remove fluoride from water; etc.
October 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
2017 Man Booker Prize; George Saunders’s novel Lincoln in the Bardo; Herbicide tolerant (HT) genetically modified cotton; What is a Genetically modified crop? What is Bt cotton? IISc & IIT Bombay among world’s top 200 for engineering; Times Higher Education rankings; What is Bharatmala Project? ACI-ASQ Survey; Airports Council International (ACI); Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards; etc.
October 18, 2017
Sawfish; International Sawfish Day; Indian Food Recovery Alliance (IFRA); Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); #IamThatWoman; India’s first commodity options trading with gold; How does Gold Option work? Check-posts on Bangladesh border; Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI); Pros & Cons of reservation in private sector; ‘Izzat Ghar’; Swachh Bharat Mission; etc.
October 17, 2017
INS Kiltan; Project 28 (Kamorta Class); Mullaperiyar Dam dispute; Universal social security plan for poorest; Project CHAMAN; Importance of horticulture; 16 October: World Food Day; Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO); All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA); What is Graded Response Action Plan? National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF); Free Movement Regime (FMR); etc.
October 16, 2017
What is Bottom trawling? What is an information utility? Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016; Adulteration in traditional medicines; Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA); Mechanised column of power vehicles and machines; Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP); Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020; Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration; etc.
October 14, 2017
October 13, 2017
Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017; Mobile Health App `MedWatch'; IHGF - Delhi Fair Autumn 2017; Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH); Universal basic income (UBI); IFPRI; ‘A Global Disaster Displacement Risk Model’; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR); What is El Nino? Importance of Doklam; UNESCO; Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs); BNNT better than carbon; etc.
October 12, 2017
SC criminalises sex with minor wife; First Meeting of Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM); Anupam Kher; FTII; International Day of the Girl Child; SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes; India’s first Sewage Treatment Plant; Hybrid Annuity model (HAM); Pondicherry Shark; Arabian Seas Region (ASR); Gibraltar; Belarus; India-Japan MoC on the "Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)”; Marine body IALA; 3rd International Yoga Conference; etc.
October 12, 2017