March 28, 2020
US’s historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package; Vice President donates a month’s salary to PM National Relief Fund; PM National Relief Fund; Cantonment Boards gear up to COVID-19 challenge; Cantonment Board; Indian Railways has decided a period under Force Majeure; Force Majeure; Arunachal’s tribes revive indigenous lockdown rituals; Galo Community; Korean Model to combat COVID-19; Intensification of Research in High Priority Area scheme; Science & Engineering Research Board; Coal capacity pipeline declines in India; Satish Gujral; Ossification Test; Laser surface micro-texturing; Reducing Repo Rate; Fight Corona IDEAthon; Solidatory Trial
March 27, 2020
H1-B visa; Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana; Indian Bank to give COVID-19 loans; Tsunami warnings after magnitude 7.8 quake near Kuril Islands; Location of Kuril Islands; Kuril Island dispute; Guidelines for Telemedicine; Protecting peatlands can help attain climate goals; Peatlands; Biomining; ACE2 receptors
March 26, 2020
G20 virtual summit; G20; Quantum chemistry based software for radiation therapy; Quantum Chemistry; Glaciers in Sikkim melting at faster pace; Biofortified high protein variety of Wheat; MACS 4028; Kuposhan Mukt Bharat; Recapitalisation of RRBs; Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio; Regional Rural Banks; ECHS allows veterans to stock medicines; Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme; Hanta Virus; COVID-19: Anosmia and Ageusia; Census 2021; #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks
March 25, 2020
Tokyo Olympics postponed due to COVID-19; Invest India Business Immunity Platform; Invest India; Utilising funds for welfare of Construction workers; Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996; MPLADS funds may be utilised for COVID-19; Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme; ED officials to attend office on rotational basis; Directorate of Enforcement; Dr Ram Manohar Lohia;; International Olympic Committee; Minor Forest produce scheme for tribals rescue; Bank refuse NRI foreign currency deposits; Eco-Sensitive Zones; Hindu New year; Section 153 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951; Germany’s kurzarbeitgeld policy
March 24, 2020
Yakshagana;National Supercomputing Mission; Extradition Treaty between India and Belgium; What is extradition?; Extradition act, 1972; Tech based proposals sought to curb Covid-19; Section 188 IPC; Epidemic act, 1987; Hydroxychoroquine; Bhima Koregaon judicial commission seeks 6 months extension; Bhima Koregaon battle; Finance bill passed ahead of Corona Virus lockdown; half of the world’s students out of class; Ordnance Factory Board; Hubballi-Ankola link project; Smog Tower; World Tuberculosis Day.
March 23, 2020
Long-tailed macaque; India-France relations; Methamphetamine; National AYUSH Mission; Reunion Island; PLI for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing; Scheme for Promotion of manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS); Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) 2.0; Features of National Policy on Electronics 2019; Heroin; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction; Bonphool; Carissa carandas; Carissa kopilii; Miguasha.
March 23, 2020
Highlights of World Happiness Report 2020; Contempt of Courts Act, 1971; Difference between civil and criminal contempt; Draft of Defence Procurement Procedure 2020; United Nations World Water Development Report; Tech For Tribals; Van Dhan Kendras; Institute of National Importance; Orb2; Huntington disease; Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Whiteflies; Tectaria Macrodonta; Nowruz 2020
March 23, 2020
Glastonbury Festival; Revival of Khadi and Village Industries; Khadi Reform and Development Programme; Setting Up of National Technical Textile Mission; Technical Textiles; Debate over Gogoi’s nomination in Rajya Sabha; 14th Law Commission Report; SC dismisses pleas against post-based reservation in Karnataka; Reservation in promotion; Working on New definition of MSMEs; Present definition of MSME; Committee to review fiscal consolidation roadmap; What is the Finance Commission; Fifteenth Finance Commission; Mica flakes could become forest produce in Jharkhand; Mica; World Consumer Rights Day; Gross Enrolment Ratio; Ground Water; Electricity in India;
March 21, 2020
The diplomatic relations of the countries at the present time have gained unprecedented heights and in words of PM Narendra Modi, the two countries are writing a ‘Sonali Adhyay’ (golden chapter) in the face of history. However, there are some bones of contention which need to be resolved with mutual understanding and cooperation.
March 19, 2020
WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism;RBI releases new guidelines for payment aggregators; Fast track work on ODF+ and ODF++; ODF+ and ODF++ scheme; India not obligated to implement WTO's dispute panel recommendations; Formulation of scheme for Rehabilitation of Beggars; National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation; Herd immunity; Contact tracing; Kerala’s temples cut down celebrations; Palkulangara Devi Temple; RBI to infuse ₹10,000 crores via OMO; Open market operations; Regulatory bodies to cover traditional medicine; India’s merchandise exports; Flexi-fare scheme; GreenCo rating system; Abel prize; Biosecurity emergency
March 19, 2020
The Global Gender Gap Report estimates that raising women’s participation in the labour force can increase India’s GDP significantly. Over the last few years more women have taken up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses and are aspiring to enter the workforce. However, dropout rates among women is also high, particularly around marriage, maternity and motherhood.