Current Affairs Analysis
October 31, 2019
Cyber-attack on KKNPP; Tipu Sultan; Impeachment process of US President; National Pension System (NPS); Difference between NPS and PPF; Why controversy over European MPs’ Kashmir visit? International Solar Alliance (ISA); NIRVIK Scheme; Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC); Non-nuclear submarines; Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system; J&K Public Safety Act (PSA); What is malware? What is an Air-gap? Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP); Mekong River; Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC); Indian Brain Atlas (IBA); Cyclone Kyarr; Cyclone Maha; Cyclone causing factors; What is Swap Ratio? etc.
October 30, 2019
Commemorative Coin on Paramahansa Yogananda; Paramahansa Yogananda; Kriya Yoga; A 15-point reform charter to strengthen parliamentary institutions; National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards (NCSRA); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB); What are Dirac metals? What is cloud computing? What is edge computing? How is edge computing different from cloud computing? Strategic Partnership Council (SPC); 2019 SEED Awards; Changes made in the National Education Policy (NEP); Role of mountain streams in carbon cycle; NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited); Nelloptodes gretae; etc.
October 29, 2019
29th BASIC Ministerial Meet on Climate Change; BASIC countries; ‘Absentee voters’; Amendments in Conduct of Election Rules, 1961; Universal Postal Union (UPU); International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention); Sentinel-3 World Fire Atlas Prototype; Copernicus; Sentinel-3 mission; 'Exercise Shakti-2019'; INS Baaz; Military Significance; Controversy over climbing Uluru; Uluru; Difference between parole and furlough; Polio Virus; Global Polio Eradication Initiative; etc.
October 28, 2019
'Mini brains' created from human tissue; Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture; Excavation at a site near Naidupeta in Andhra Pradesh; Institutions of Eminence scheme; 19th IORA Council of Ministers meeting; Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA); Organoids; Blockchain technology; Fly ash; Difference between fly ash, ESP ash, bottom ash and pond ash; etc.
October 26, 2019
Australia’s Uluru rock formation; Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna status of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs); Developing country status in WTO; Classification of WTO member countries; IndiGen initiative; India’s first human genome mapping project; What is Whole-genome sequencing (WGS)? Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management; How Nitrogen is harmful; Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016; Citizenship Act 1995; Keeladi excavation site; Sakhalin oil project; Air Quality Index (AQI); SAFAR (System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research); etc.
October 25, 2019
East Antarctic marine park; Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR); Guidelines for Evaluation of Nanopharmaceuticals; What is nanopharmaceutical? Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA) report; Global Roadmap for Action (GRA); SuM4All initiative; J&K’s Chenani-Nashri Tunnel; Open General Export Licences (OGELs); Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex; Vigilance Awareness Week; Central Vigilance Commission (CVC); Hemodialysis; Peritoneal dialysis; Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme; etc.
October 24, 2019
Vishwa Shanti Stupa; Rajgir; Government e-Marketplace (GeM); Non-Aligned Movement (NAM); Relevance of NAM for India; India’s shift to Multi-aligned policy; Proposed framework for merger of BSNL and MTNL; World Bank’s ease of doing business 2020; “Quantum supremacy” Snow Leopard; Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP); Group of Intellectuals and Academicians (GIA); Famous Buddhist location in Rajgir; Operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point; Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana; etc.
October 23, 2019
'Feed Our Future'; EC order on Sikkim CM disqualification; Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0; Mission Indradhanush; Intensified Mission Indradhanush; Pulse Polio Initiative; What determines the wealth of a nation; World Food Programme (WFP); Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT); Deepotsav gets state fair status in UP; Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); Col Chewang Rinchen Setu; BrahMos Missile; Why Ozone Hole is Small in 2019? Ozone layer; Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC); HydroChlorofluorocarbons (HCFC); Montreal Protocol; What is El Nino? What is El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)? etc.
October 22, 2019
Subedar Taanaji Malusare; Battle of Singhagad (1670); Global Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint September 2019; National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data; QS World University Rankings; TechSagar; Data Security Council of India; BHIM 2.0; MeitY StartUp Hub (MSH); National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI); Unified Payments Interface (UPI); Ecological flow notification; Draft National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2018; Ganga river; India Plans to Regulate Social Media; Defence Acquisition Council (DAC); Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI); Siachen Glacier Dispute; Palm oil imports; US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF); 'Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam'; etc.
October 21, 2019
Tasmanian tiger; Azad Hind Government; Indian Penal Code (IPC); Central Information Commission; Chief Information Commissioner; Anthrax; What are Spores? Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary; Asiatic water buffalo; What is Interpol? General assembly of Interpol; IMF Quota reforms; DNA Technology Regulation Bill; Definition of land as forest; Orionids meteor showers; Who are Rohingyas? Bhashan Char; etc.
October 19, 2019
National Milk Safety and Quality Survey; Delhi’s air pollution problem; Stubble burning; National Air Quality Index (AQI); EX-EASTERN BRIDGE-V; Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI); Guru Ravidas; Selection procedure of Chief Justice of India; Naga peace talks; Asbestos; What is the Venezuelan crisis? United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC); Aflatoxin M1; What is Merchant Discount Rate (MDR)? Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands exercise 2019 (Danx-19); World's first female spacewalking team; Shirui Lily; Shirui Lily Festival; Ukhrul District; etc.
October 18, 2019
Skandagupta Vikramaditya - famous ruler of Gupta Dynasty; Vinayak Damodar Savarkar; Legislative Council; Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report; Global TB targets; UN Political Declaration on TB; Tuberculosis (TB); India Innovation Index (III) 2019; Vikram Sarabhai; Odd-even scheme; Mount Kilimanjaro; Saharan silver ant (C. bombycina); Italy web tax on digital giants; Mount Paektu for Koreans; Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM); etc.
October 17, 2019
Tulagi Island; Location of Soloman Islands; What is a waqf? What is a Waqf Board? Van Dhan Scheme; Van Dhan Vikas Kendras initiative; Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme; Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola; The State of the World's Children 2019; 20th Livestock Census report; Importance of Livestock rearing; Project Soli; GOAL (Going Online as Leaders); Merger of Manipur with Tripura; Rangdum monastery; etc.
October 16, 2019
IMF's World Economic Outlook (WEO); National Medical Commission (NMC); Lithium-ion battery; Global Hunger Index 2019; Nobel Economic Award 2019; Randomised controlled trial; Microbial fuel cells; “One Nation One FASTag” scheme; FASTag; RFID tagging; Booker prize; International Booker Prize; National Blindness & Visual Impairment Survey India 2015-2019; World Food Day 2019; Flora Fountain; Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue; Our Lady of Glory Church; UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme; Development of minor ports; Maritime States Development Council (MSDC); India-Netherland relations; Location of Netherlands; Third India Energy Forum; National Security Guard (NSG); etc.
October 15, 2019
Modi-Xi informal summit; What are informal summits? Mahabalipuram; Economic Significance of coromandal coast; Dark Grey list; Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s blacklist and grey list; What are Non-tariff measures (NTMs)? Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019; Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR); 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Erythropoietin; Nobel for Literature; Nobel Peace Prize; Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict; Nobel Economic Award 2019; Libra Cryptocurrency; Illegal uses of cryptocurrency; The Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse (LOTUS-HR) project; World Standards Day 2019;
October 14, 2019
Pattadakal; Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN – 2019; “mHariyali”; Coalition for disaster resilient infrastructure (CDRI); Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT); Location of Comoros; Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP); First National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey (2015-19); Chalukya dynasty; India- Sierra Leone relations; Location of Sierra Leone; Reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC); Asian Development Bank (ADB); G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance; C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration; C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; 30th International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction; Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030); 10th National Cultural Festival; Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav; Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme; SARAS Aajeevika Mela; Typhoon Hagibis; Difference between “hurricane”, “cyclone” and “typhoon”; etc.
October 12, 2019
Emperor Penguin; Bennett's wallaby; Invasive weed species of Adilabad; Who are the Kurds? Syrian conflict; Gangetic Dolphins; India carpet expo; Carpet Export Promotion Council (CPEC); Carpet Industry in India; Carpet Clusters of India; Hindu-Kush-Himalayan (HKH) Region; Third Pole and Climate Change; The Third Pole Environment (TPE); Model Code of Conduct (MCC); Kanyashree scheme; Conditional cash transfer (CCT); Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite (ICON); Earths atmospheric layers; What is elastocaloric effect? Elastocaloric Refrigeration; Montreal Protocol; Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs); etc.