Current Affairs Analysis
December 05, 2019
What is Rice paddy art or Tanbo Art?Code of conduct for Politicians; Code in Rajya Sabha; 'Hand-In-Hand' exercise; Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP); ROTAVAC-5D®; Rotavirus; Rotavirus in India; Punjab Village Common Land (Regulation) Rules, 1964; What is Shamlat land? What is Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)? Biomass Torrefaction technology; Biomass torrefaction; ‘Top 100 City Destinations: 2019’ by Euromonitor International; World Disability Day 2019; International Day of People with Disability; etc.
December 05, 2019
20th edition of the Hornbill Festival;India-Sri Lanka bilateral relations; Civil War of Sri Lanka; Navy Gets its First Woman Pilot; Dornier Do 228 aircraft; Award of the Wings; Carbon trading; Independent Director’s Databank; Constitutional provision regarding oath taking procedure by Chief Minister; National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT); Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs); National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons; Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019; What is an e-cigarette? Blue Flag Certification Programme; 'Power of Siberia'; India’s first maritime museum; etc.
December 04, 2019
Mongoose; What is the Inner Line Permit (ILP)? Relation between ILP and Citizenship Amendment Bill; What’s a points-based policy? Differences between UK’s visa and Australia’s points-tested visa routes; Pros and cons of point-based system; What is INSTEX? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or superbugs; National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Malayalam poet Akkitham wins 55th Jnanpith award; Thoothukudi; Operation Clean Art; Passport Act,1920; Foreigners Act, 1940; Foreigners Act, 1946; Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1946; Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983; etc.
November 30, 2019
Udham Singh; Ghadar Party; Registration of Political parties; The Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968; Recognition as a National Party; Recognition as a State Party; Benefits of ‘National Party’ & ‘State Party’ recognition; What is the Chagos Islands dispute about? UN Resolution 1514; Chagos Archipelago; What is Cold wave? Gross Domestic Product (GDP); Gross Value Added (GVA); Difference between GVA and GDP; Seismometers; Seismic Zones in India; Why north India is on shaky ground? What is the Sulphur 2020 limit? Exercise SURYA KIRAN – XIV; Bhopal gas tragedy; What are shadow banks? ‘Make in India’ defence project; etc.
November 29, 2019
What is ‘FASTag’? Labour Code on Industrial Relations 2019; What are Accelerator Labs of UNDP? Various types of Grants; Supplementary grants; National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) programme; One Nation One FASTag; What is RFID tagging? What is climate emergency? Paris Agreement; 6th Asian Dendrochronology Conference; Tree rings; Dendrochronology; Dendrochronology Conference; YuWaah! Programme; Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019; What is Chit fund? Global Migration Report 2020; International Organisation for Migration; 1st International Conference on ‘Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience’; National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM); Landslide in India; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation); etc.
November 28, 2019
Emissions Gap Report; Question hour in the parliament; Types of questions asked during question hour; QS World University Rankings; UN COP 25; What is Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities (CBDR–RC)? ‘Contract’ for the World Wide Web; What is Emissions Gap? Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT); Bio-gas; GOBAR-DHAN Scheme; Trachischium apteii snake; ‘Indra’; ‘Hand in Hand’; ‘Mitra Shakti’; ‘Surya Kiran’; What is Doping? Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE); World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA); International Olympic Committee (IOC); NuGen Mobility Summit-2019; ICAT Manesar; National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP); Exercise Mitra Shakti-VII: 2019; etc.
November 27, 2019
Atapaka Bird Sanctuary; Kolleru Lake; Maharashtra Media Persons and Media Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act, 2017; International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 2019; Etalin Hydroelectric Project; Biogeographic Zones; biogeographic realm; Palaearctic Zone; Indo-Malayan Biogeographic Realm; What are smog towers? Smog tower project in Delhi; Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR); Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019; SAARC currency swap facility; Currency swap; South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC); Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019; Cartosat-3; Cartosat satellites; Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2016-26; Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act (2013); The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2016; Saakshar Bharat; etc.
November 26, 2019
Bodo Movement; Constitution Day of India; Samvidhan Divas; Code of Conduct for Politicians; CLPA Portal; Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC); Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban); What is Light House Project? China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC); What is Coalbed Methane (CBM)? Coalbed Methane in India; Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967; Who are Bodos? ASI-protected temples; Rohtang tunnel; Imphal-Mandalay chartered flight; Assamese gamosa; Assam roofed turtle; Biswanath Ghat; Health benefits of ghiya-tori’; Food Safety And Standards (Advertising And Claims) Regulations, 2018; What is Pink ball cricket? Color of cricket ball; Making of cricket balls; Indian Railways Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM); Financial Commissioner of Railway Board; Indian Railway Accounts Service; Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA); etc.
November 25, 2019
Sumatran rhino; Maharashtra floor test plea; What is the ‘Rule 12’? President's rule; Article 356; What is a review petition? Curative petition; Chhattisgarh cabinet nod for one disabled person in each panchayat; General legal provisions relating to the disabled persons in India; What is Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)? Ken-Betwa interlinking project; Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre; Haryana’s johads; Haryana’s Pond and Waste Management Authority Act; What is genetically modified (GM) rice or Golden Rice?; Plans to merge 2 Union Territories -- Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Secretagogin (SCGN); What is Diabetes? Eights schedule; Committee on Official Languages; Kuki Tribe; Zomi Tribe; Tribes of Manipur; National Programme for Organic Production; What is Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)? Bougainville referendum; Bougainville; Fundamental Duties; 42nd amendment in Indian Constitution; etc.
November 23, 2019
Malabar tree toad; Private Member’s Bill; GST Compensation Cess; GST Council; What is Finance Commission? One Stop Center Scheme; What is Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)? Osmosis; Desalination’ or Reverse Osmosis Desalination; Low-temperature thermal desalination (LTTD) technique; Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion; Stubble burning; Jing kieng jri or living root bridges; What is toad? Frogs vs Toads; New psychoactive substances (NPS); Indian National Policy on Narcotic Drugs; Consultative Committees; Informal Consultative Committees; Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF); What are Tear gas? Green Steel; Ispati Irada; etc.
November 22, 2019
What is Botulinum? Sambhar Lake; Sections 5(1)(f) and 10(2) of Citizenship Act, 1955; Criteria to get an Indian citizenship; K-12 Education Transformation Framework; Arundhati Gold Scheme; Mission Indradhanush; Intensified Mission Indradhanush; Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0; Budapest Convention on Cybercrime or the Budapest Convention; Prithvi-2 Missile; What are Bacteriophages? Phage Therapy; Five Industrial corridors for development; National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT); World Conference on Access to Medical Products; Convention on the Rights of the Child; World Children’s Day; Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2019; ISRO’s INSAT-3D & 3DR satellites; Aerosol optical depth (AOD); Udan 4.0; UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme; Amnesty International;
November 21, 2019
Idris Elba; National Register of Citizens (NRC); Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019; What is Hong Kong International Convention? Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019; Labour Code on Industrial Relations 2019; Code on Wages 2019; Labour code on wages; Smart Safety Surveillance (3S programme); 3s Project in India; Indian Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH); Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH); Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS); Copyright act 1957 (amendment act 2012); Difference between wasp and Bee; MK 45 Mod 4; National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa; Sowa-Rigpa; 21st November: World Fisheries Day; Indian Fishers sector; etc.
November 20, 2019
191st Birth Anniversary of Queen of Jhansi; What was the Doctrine of Lapse? Bubonic plague; What is Plague? Article 371(G) of the Constitution; Tribal Sub Plan (TSP); Forest Rights Act (FRA); West Bank; Oslo Accords; Six-Day War; Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY); National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project; Mahabodhi Temple; Srisailam dam; River Krishna; Solar Eclipse; New Moon; Skills study by the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC); Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ annual report on road accidents in India; etc.
November 19, 2019
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS); Argument in favour and against of having Legislative Council; Functions of Gram Sabha; Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY); Kimberly process; Conflict diamonds; IMD (International Institute for Management Development) World Talent Ranking; Starlink network; Space-based Internet systems; Geostationary orbit (GEO); Difference between geosynchronous and geostationary orbits; Roar of the Sea (Za’ir-Al-Bahr) maritime exercise; Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS); Mission Olympic Cell (MOC); Jayakwadi dam; Mhadei river; Dispute over Mhadei river; Kalasa-Banduri Nala project; Pavoor-Uliya Island; Dudhwa National Park; 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS); Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK); etc.
November 18, 2019
ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus); Lala Lajpat Rai; Voting in Sri Lanka; How is the government structured? SAANS (‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’); Pneumonia; PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry report; What is Germany’s Climate Protection Act? Water Quality Survey; Winter-grade Diesel; Unique events relating to Rajya Sabha; National Agrochemicals Congress; Society of Pesticide Science; Odisha’s plastic park project; Who are China’s Uighurs? Location of Xinjiang Province; India’s first full-fledged global cruise terminal; Willingdon Island; Lord Willingdon; Who was Birsa Munda? etc.
November 16, 2019
Essar Steel insolvency case; Contempt of court; Contempt of Courts Act, 1971; Difference between civil and criminal contempt; Insolvency and Bankruptcy Rules, 2019; PMC bank scam; Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC); Co-operative banks; Rural cooperative; Urban Co-operative Banks (UBBs); National Health Mission (NHM); Mukhyamantri Nishulk Dava Yojana (MNDY); NHM- Free Drugs & Diagnostics Service Initiative; National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA); 330-day window; Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code Bill; Chile referendum on new constitution; Online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSAE) prevention/investigation unit; European Investment Bank (EIB); Ultima Thule; Arrokoth; Kuiper belt; Sisseri River Bridge; ‘Project Brahmank’ of Border Roads Organisation (BRO); Border Area Development Programme; International Energy Agency (IEA); Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); OPEC+; etc.
November 15, 2019
Sabarimala verdict; ‘The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change’; Finance Act Rules for Appointments to Judicial Tribunals; What are Money Bills? Nadu-Nedu programme; UNESCO World Heritage Week; UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites; Endangered sites; India’s world heritage sites; $ 500 billion Intra-BRICS trade target; Coalition for disaster resilient infrastructure (CDRI); Shishu Suraksha App; International Symposium on lighting (iSoL); International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT); Golden leaf award; Why is Tobacco Cured (dried)? What is Flue-Cure Tobacco? Tobacco Board of India; etc.