Current Affair Analysis
August 16, 2019
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI); Report of the Competition Law Review Committee; Competition Act,2002; Competition Commission of India (CCI); Competition Appellate Tribunal; What is the J&K Public Safety Act (PSA)? First-ever global assessment of forest biodiversity; CORAS (Commandos For Railway Security) for Indian Railways; What is a global recession? What is a notifiable disease? US Endangered Species Act; New species of marmoset; New species of ‘flying’ monkeys; 'Golden Butterfly'; etc.
August 15, 2019
Why India celebrates Independence Day on 15 August? Bone substitutes from eggshells; Operation Number Plate; One-time partial credit guarantee schemes to PSBs; What is Asset–liability mismatch? ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ scheme; Sub-Mission On Agricultural Mechanization; What is a ‘negative’ interest? How does negative rate policy work? What happened during Gulf War? How was India involved? Haryana Administrative Tribunal; RBI’s framework for regulatory sandbox; What is regulatory sandbox (RS)? FinTech (Financial technology) Services in India; Boko Haram; Location of Nigeria; Palani panchamirtham; ‘Geographical Indication’ (GI)
August 14, 2019
India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017; Seeds Act, 1966; Difference between certified seed and truthful labelled seed; DUS Testing; Falaq - radar air defence system; Child Care Leave (CCL); National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT); Kajin Sara lake; 'Mission Reach Out' in Jammu; Indian National Science Academy (INSA); Bar Council of India (BCI); etc.
August 14, 2019
RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil); National Youth Awards; Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); World Tribal Day; Tribal movements of India; Shillong Declaration; National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) 2019; e-Governance; International Youth Day 2019; Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana (MMKAY); Farm equipment rental app for Indian farmers; Used Cooking Oil (UCO); National Policy on Biofuels 2018; Total Polar Compounds (TPC); Iron ion battery; Shimla Agreement; HarmonyOS; etc.
August 12, 2019
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA); Rotavirus; Code of conduct for MPs and MLAs; Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY); 3rd International Electric Vehicle Conclave; International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) Manesar; National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP); World Biofuel Day; Biofuels; Used Cooking Oil (UCO); RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil); Gogabeel; Virasat-e-Khalsa Museum; National Anti-Doping Agency; What is Doping? Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE); Fourth edition of National Entrepreneurship Awards, 2019; etc.
August 10, 2019
Bharat Ratna Awards; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); FAME II scheme; National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020; National Medical Commission Bill, 2019; Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-Kusum) scheme; e-Rozgar Samachar; Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards; Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP); Asian Development Bank (ADB); ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive; Jal Shakti Abhiyan; Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices report; World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA); Biodegradable 'plastic' from cactus juice
August 09, 2019
77th anniversary of Quit India movement; Contributions of Vikram Sarabhai; Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019; United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); Difference Between UNRWA and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements (UNISA); Procedure of an appointment of Supreme Court judges; Draft Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF); Amendment in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act, 1934; Monetary Policy Framework; Instruments of Monetary Policy; International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples; etc.
August 08, 2019
US labels China a 'currency manipulator'; Consumer Protection Bill, 2019; Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban); Article 371 of the Constitution; What is 'Currency Manipulator'? UN Security Council resolution 47 on Kashmir; Mount Elbrus; Seven Summits; 7th August: National Handloom Day; Handloom sector in India; Adjournment Sine Die; ‘Intelights’; etc.
August 07, 2019
'Honour Killing'; Rajasthan Prohibition of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill, 2019; Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019; Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019; Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019; Kosi-Mechi river interlining project; River Kosi; Article 370; Mission Shakti sports initiative; 65th Foundation Day of Lalit Kala Akademi; etc.
August 06, 2019
Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM); TechEx; UchhatarAvishkar Yojana (UAY); Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India Programme; Canine Distemper Virus (CDV); Space Situational Awareness Control Centre; Revised ‘Fit and Proper’ Criteria for Elected Directors on the Boards of PSBs; India’s first human genome mapping project; Indian Genome Variation initiative; Whole-genome sequencing (WGS); National Population Register (NPR); National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC); Location of English Channel; Tungbhadra river; Meghdoot mobile app; ‘Machail Mata Yatra’; 10th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Ministerial Meeting; Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC); etc.
August 05, 2019
Changthangi or Pashmina goat; World Breastfeeding Week; World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA); Importance of breast feeding; MAA programme; Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)” programme; Bharat Stage (BS) norms; Difference between BS-IV and the new BS-VI; Scheme of Institutions of Eminence; Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019; Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF); POCSO amendment bill; Hyperloop transportation system; National Housing Bank (NHB); IMMUVAC and VPM1002; etc.
August 05, 2019
Global Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators; New Education Policy; India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS); Time Release Study (TRS)? National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB); ‘India Stack’; World Customs Organization (WCO); Role of Honeybee in Pollination; Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES); Location of Nigeria; ‘One nation, one ration card’ scheme; Inter-State River Water disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL); Indian Himalayan Region; Payments for Ecosystem Services; 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award; etc.
August 02, 2019
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBC); PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation); Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC); Atal Innovation Mission (AIM); Atal Tinkering Labs; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements (UNISA); Procedure of an appointment of Supreme Court judges; Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Mission Shakti; Space Debris; US Federal Reserve cut; What is Quantitative Easing (QE)? ISRO’s Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU); Samarth Initiative; Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB); etc.
August 01, 2019
Triple Talaq Bill; Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019; Talaq-e-biddat; Shah Bano’s case; Consumer Protection Bill 2019; Code on Wages Bill, 2019; Didi Ke Bolo campaign; Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission; Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI); What is regulatory sandbox (RS); Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill; Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC); National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP); Shawala Teja Singh temple; Cyber Defence Centre; Project Sahara & Non-pneumatic Anti-shock Garment (NASG); etc.
July 31, 2019
President’s visit to Benin; Location of Benin; Location of Gambia; Location of Guinea; What is Wakf? Central Wakf Council; Renaming a State; The International Charter Space and Major Disaster; Rasogolla; Geographical Indication; Regional comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP); Dam Safety Bill, 2019; Microdot technology; Automated Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS); Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi;
July 30, 2019
Global Tiger Initiative (GTI); Nirbhaya fund; National Creche Scheme; Silk Samagra Scheme; Silk Production in India; Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana; Global Tiger Day; All India Tiger Estimation 2018 Report; Tx2 programme; Article 35A and Article 370; El Nino; El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO); Antarctic oscillation (AAO); ‘Deep Ocean Mission (DOM)’; Polymetallic Nodules; O-SMART; Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs); Securitypedia; Central Industrial Security Force (CISF); etc.
July 29, 2019
POCSO Act; What is Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs)? Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY); Rashtriya Gokul Mission; Gokul Gram Project; The Companies Act; State or public funding of elections; Workshop on Effective utilization of Red Mud; Hyperbola-1; Space Activities Bill,2017; Norms for insolvency resolution professionals; Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI); etc.