Current Affair Analysis
July 18, 2018
National Database of Arms Licenses system; Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA); Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention); Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015; What is petcoke? Why should the furnace oil and pet coke be banned? Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; Location of Peru; Location of Colombia; BrahMos Missile; Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) microscope; 'Paudhagiri' Campaign; etc.
July 17, 2018
Golden jackal; Article 80 of the Constitution; Nominated members of Rajya Sabha; What is Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme? What is Resolution 2428 (2018)? India and UNMISS; South Sudan; World Customs Organisation (WCO); IFFCO iMandi; Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO); Jute industry in India; The Jute Foundation’ (TJF); I-CARE programme; Jute SMART an e-govt initiative; What is Jute Technology Mission (JTM)? Bansagar canal project; Sone river; What is Right of First Refusal (ROFR)? Vikas Engine; Aruna Sairam gets Sangita Kalanidhi Award; etc.
July 14, 2018
What is ‘Social Media Hub’? Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018; Guidelines for regulating the school fee hike; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); Task force on ways to reduce import; Purvanchal Expressway project; What is Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Model? Century's longest Lunar Eclipse; What is a Lunar eclipse? Blood Moon or Copper Moon; What is Blue Moon? What is Super Moon? MeerKAT radio telescope; Square Kilometre Array (SKA) instrument; Shwet Ashwa Drass Expedition; Dharohar Bhawan; Ban on photography at protected monuments lifted; etc.
July 13, 2018
Nilgiri tahr; Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA); Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code; Adultery Law in India; India pips France to become world’s 6th largest economy; BSNL launches first Internet telephony service in India; First-ever colour X-ray on a human; Medipix; CERN; Indian Railways’first consolidated Bridge Management System (IR-BMS); “Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puruskar Pao”; etc.
July 12, 2018
Resolution 2427; United Nations Security Council (UNSC); "Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of sewerage systems and septic tanks"; Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention; What is Net Neutrality? What is the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme? Mission Olympic Cell; Abinav Bindra Committee; 11th July: World Population Day; India’s ‘Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh’; India becomes newest shareholder of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; India’s genetically modified crop area fifth largest in world; What is a Genetically modified crop? Global Innovation Index Rankings; 60 Anna Canteens; etc.
July 11, 2018
Eat Right Movement; Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018; Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI); Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018; DIPP’s Ease of Doing Business Index; DIPP’s Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP 2017); Lonely Planet’s best Asia destinations list; India-Korea Technology Exchange Centre; National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC); Location of Rwanda; Marshall Islands; 'Saathi' for Amarnath pilgrims; Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF); Eat Right tool kit; SNF@Workplace; etc.
July 10, 2018
Religious minority status to Jews; Judaism; Jews groups in India; Scheme of Institutions of Eminence; Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge; Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) Programme; Asian Development Bank (ADB); Sone River; Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission; PRSS-1; PakTES-1A; First-ever India Tourism Mart (ITM); World's oldest colours; Taoudeni Basin; World’s largest mobile manufacturing unit; First Indian to win gold in Gymnastics World Challenge Cup; etc.
July 09, 2018
Einstein's general theory of relativity; Simultaneous elections; Law Commission of India; What is formalin? What are currency derivatives? Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX); National Information Security Policy and Guidelines (NISPG); 17th World Sanskrit Conference; International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS); Aphelion Day; Strong Equivalence Principle; Embryo implantation; OVGP1 protein; NASA’s Kepler Mission; What are exoplanets? NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts programme; Project RAMA (Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata); etc.
July 08, 2018
Animal kingdom a legal entity; National Green Tribunal (NGT); Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO); Airports Authority of India (AAI); CJI is the 'Master of Roster'; 'National Health Stack'; What is Legal entity? Article 21 and animal life; ‘Alternative cereals can save water’: Study; Crop Water Requirement (CWR); Gram Swaraj Abhiyan; Sri Lanka's Mattala airport; Center of Excellence (CoE) for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; NASSCOM; etc.
July 08, 2018
Species Recovery Programme; Norther River Terrapin; Clouded Leopard; Arabian Sea Humpback Whale; Red Panda; National Board for Wildlife (NBWL); NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope; Gaming University in Andhra Pradesh; What is Pad Abort Test (PAT)? Crew Escape System; NASA’s Parker Solar Probe; What are BS norms? International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT); ‘legalised gambling’; Law Commission of India; Special Category State (SCS) status; Difference between Special Status and Special Category Status (SCS); ‘Khan Prahari’mobile app; Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS); ‘Sambal’ scheme; etc.
July 05, 2018
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018; Delhi LG has no independent decision-making power: SC; Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA); Revitalizing Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE); National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK); Umbrella scheme "Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates"; What are the Common Services Centers (CSCs)? What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)? Scheme of Recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks; Regional Rural Banks (RRBs); Copyright Act, 1957; WIPO Copyright Treaty; WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty; World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); Agartala airport; Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore; etc.
July 04, 2018
Bru community; Agreement signed on repatriation of Bru persons to Mizoram; Behdienkhlam Festival; Payments Council of India (PCI); Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI); Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); Polavarm project; National Commission for Scheduled Castes; WAPCOS Limited; Cvigil mobile app; What are Baffle firing ranges? Tejas aircraft; India’s First Global Mobility Summit; UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP); Location of Uruguay; Genome Valley 2.0.; etc.
July 03, 2018
Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection; What is ‘Happiness Curriculum’? What is National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Census of India; Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP); Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB); Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA); Ravindra H Dholakia committee; Central Statistics Office (CSO); Away From Reactor (AFR) facility; Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP); What are Pressurised Water Reactors (PWRs)? Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL); What is Legatrix? etc.
July 02, 2018
Ramanujacharya statue; India gets its 37th WORLD UNESCO World HERITAGE SITE; UNESCO World Heritage Site; World Heritage Day; Banks Board Bureau; 'Space Force' of US; Golden Globe Race (GGR); July 1 to be celebrated as 'GST Day'; Kalidas Samman; Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI); Globular clusters; Hubble Space Telescope; Agni-5; The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR); Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030); Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES); ‘Instant’ PAN card service; 9th meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Indo-Nepal relations; 1950 India-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship; 1st July: National Doctors’ Day; etc.
June 12, 2018