Current Affairs India Yearbook 2020 Vol-2 Free PDF

It gives us immense pleasure in presenting the Current Affairs India Yearbook 2020 Vol-2, Useful for UPSC, State PSC and all other competitive exams. This book deals with the relevant features and topics of India General Knowledge in a systematic and comprehensive manner by the use of simple and concise language for easy and quick understanding. … Read more Current Affairs India Yearbook 2020 Vol-2 Free PDF

Current Affairs: September 14-16, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (14-16 September 2020) Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Amazon’s Best Book for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos Important Topic Covered: National Commission for Homeopathy … Read more Current Affairs: September 14-16, 2020

Current Affairs: September 12-13, 2020

Important Topics: Let virtual courts stay: law panel EC revises timeline for candidates Questions over FCRA nod for PM CARES Jammu and Kashmir Integrated Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (JK-IGRAMS) India, China agrees on 5-point action plan Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0 Streets for People Challenge launched Net Present Value (NPV): Ranking of … Read more Current Affairs: September 12-13, 2020

Current Affairs: September 10-11, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (10-11 September 2020) Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Amazon’s Best Book for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos Current Affairs: September 6-9, 2020 – Click … Read more Current Affairs: September 10-11, 2020

Current Affairs: September 6-9, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (06-09 September 2020) Google’s Best Books for UPSC PSC Exams Amazon’s Best Book for UPSC PSC Exams Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos Current Affairs: September 6-9, 2020 – Click … Read more Current Affairs: September 6-9, 2020

Current Affairs: September 4-5, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (04-05 September 2020) Today’s Important Topics: Signal – GW19052 Solar Mass ADIP Scheme Pripyat River E40 Project Aarey Forest land Indian Forest Act, 1927 Daudkandi – Sonamura Inland Waterways Protocol for Inland Water Trade & Transit (PIWTT) National Academy of RUDSETI (NAR) … Read more Current Affairs: September 4-5, 2020

Current Affairs: September 3, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (03 September 2020) Today’s Important Topics: 1. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 2. What is Water Heroes Contest? 3. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 4. Assam Assembly passes bill to protect Tangible Heritage 5. The World University Ranking … Read more Current Affairs: September 3, 2020

Current Affairs: September 2, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations (02 September 2020) Indra 2020 Union Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi September 2: World Coconut Day National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) India-Nigeria to deepen their ties on defence, energy and counter terrorism INDRA 2020: India-Russia to conduct Naval drills in Andaman … Read more Current Affairs: September 2, 2020

Great Andamanese Tribe

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Tribes In News: Recently, the Great Andamanese tribe were in news when some of its members tested positive for COVID-19. They are one of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal group (PVTG) of the region. This is one of the first cases of COVID-19 infection among the endangered PVTGs of the … Read more Great Andamanese Tribe

Indian Railways: More than 960 stations solarised

The Indian Railways has solarised more than 960 railway stations. This is being done to achieve the objective of becoming 100% self sustainable for all its power needs. Currently, the Indian Railways have orders to place 198 MW of solar roof top in 550 stations. Some of the major stations solarised so far are Varanasi, … Read more Indian Railways: More than 960 stations solarised

India sets target of achieving 100 MT coal gasification by 2030

On August 31, 2020, the Union Minister of Coal and Mines Shri Prahlad Joshi announced at a webinar that India aims for 100 million tonnes of coal gasification by 2030. This is to be achieved through investments worth Rs 4 lakh crores. The Government of India has provided concession of 20% on revenue share of … Read more India sets target of achieving 100 MT coal gasification by 2030

India develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

The CSIR-CMERI operating under the Ministry of Science and Technology has developed world largest solar tree. The tree has an annual capacity of generating 12,000 to 14,000 units of Clean and Green power. Highlights The Solar Tree has been designed in such a way that maximum exposure of each Solar Photo Voltaic Panel is achieved. … Read more India develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

Landslide Susceptibility mapping of Himalayas

The scientists from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology operating under the Department of Science and Technology carried out a study covering 84 square kilometres in the Lesser Himalayas. According to the study, 15% of the region is highly susceptible to landslides. Highlights Mussoorie in Uttarakhand witnessed several landslides recently. The increase in the disaster … Read more Landslide Susceptibility mapping of Himalayas

India opts out of Kavkaz 2020

India recently announced its withdrawal from the International Military Exercise to be held in Russia. The exercise is to be held between September 15, 2020 and September 26, 2020. Highlights The Kavkaz exercise if to be held in Astrakhan, a southern province in Russia. The member countries if Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Central Asian countries … Read more India opts out of Kavkaz 2020

(Free PDF) Monthly Current Affairs August 2020

(Free PDF) Monthly Current Affairs August 2020: Current Affairs is an important section of UPSC, Banking, SSC and Railways exams and aspirants who are preparing for the upcoming exams in 2020 must be well prepare with this section. The current affairs are made by our experts for all competitive exams UPSC, SSC, IAS, Railway-RRB, UPPSC, … Read more (Free PDF) Monthly Current Affairs August 2020

UPSC Prelims Exam 2020 Subject Wise Current Affairs Important Topics

UPSC IAS exam is all about the important topics which need to be prepared by the UPSC IAS aspirants. The candidates must develop the skill to understand and observe any current event of national and international importance from a lens of UPSC IAS syllabus and relevance for the IAS Prelims and Mains exam. Special emphasis … Read more UPSC Prelims Exam 2020 Subject Wise Current Affairs Important Topics

Daily Current Affairs –15-and-16-august-2020

Current Affairs are essential for the preparation of the UPSC CSE & PSC examination. The UPSC, State PSC prelims and mains examination demand conceptual clarity of current affairs, Clearing the UPSC CSE & State PSC examination requires a complete, holistic and comprehensive understanding of concepts in the news and current affairs which has been provided … Read more Daily Current Affairs –15-and-16-august-2020

PM Modi launches Project Lion, Project Dolphin during I-Day celebrations

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi launched Project Lion and Project Dolphin during his speech at the 74th Independence Day celebrations. Highlights Project Lion is to involve conservation of Asiatic Lions. It will focus on habitat development by engaging modern technologies. Also, the project is to address Human-Wildlife conflict. It will involve local communities living closer … Read more PM Modi launches Project Lion, Project Dolphin during I-Day celebrations

Arunachal Pradesh Government forms panel to discuss autonomous regions in the state

On August 14, 2020 the Arunachal Pradesh Government formed a committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein to discuss possible solutions of the Patkai Autonomous Council and Mon autonomous Region. What is the issue? the regions under the Autonomous councils of Arunachal Pradesh are currently under the Fifth Schedule of Indian Constitution. … Read more Arunachal Pradesh Government forms panel to discuss autonomous regions in the state

National Digital Health Mission launched

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi launched the National Digital Health Mission during his address at the 74th Independence Day celebrations. Highlights Under the mission, every Indian is to get a Health ID card. The ID card will contain all relevant information about the person’s past medical condition, treatment and diagnosis. The mission is completely technology … Read more National Digital Health Mission launched

Central Water Commission and Google launch Flood forecasting Initiative

The Central Water Commission along with Google has launched flood forecasting initiative. Under the initiative, numerous alerts can be sent to the public regarding flood situation in the region. Also, people can learn about current water level in the flood affected regions in the country. ALL INDIA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (AIPTS)- 2020 Highlights Google is … Read more Central Water Commission and Google launch Flood forecasting Initiative

SRIJAN: Online Portal launched to promote Indigenisation of Defence Production

On August 14, 2020, the Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh launched “SRIJAN”, an online portal to promote indigenization of Defence production. ALL INDIA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (AIPTS)- 2020 Highlights The portal is to display those items that are currently being imported by Indian Defence Industry. This will help domestic industries of the country to learn … Read more SRIJAN: Online Portal launched to promote Indigenisation of Defence Production

United Nations defeats US demand to extend Arms Embargo on Iran

On August 14, 2020, the United Nations defeated the US demand of extending arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. Embargo is an official ban on trade and other commercial activity on a country. ALL INDIA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (AIPTS)- 2020 Highlights The United Nations Security council voted against extension of arms embargo on Iran. Of the … Read more United Nations defeats US demand to extend Arms Embargo on Iran

Daily Current Affairs – August 12-14, 2020

AMRUT Scheme Ranking: Odisha continues to be the Top Performer by Admin The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently released ranking of states under AMRUT scheme. Odisha has secured first position by scoring 85.67%. Highlights AMRUT is Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme. The scheme aims to provide piped water supply to households … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 12-14, 2020

AMRUT Scheme Ranking: Odisha continues to be the Top Performer

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently released ranking of states under AMRUT scheme. Odisha has secured first position by scoring 85.67%. Highlights AMRUT is Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme. The scheme aims to provide piped water supply to households in urban areas of the state. It also aims at construction … Read more AMRUT Scheme Ranking: Odisha continues to be the Top Performer

Status of Organic farming in India

Context: In a world battered by the COVID pandemic, the growth story of organic farming is unfolding with increasing demand not only in India but also globally.  Status of Organic farming in India: India ranks first: in number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming.  First fully organic state: Sikkim became the first State in … Read more Status of Organic farming in India

India announces $500 mn package for Maldives

India announced new connectivity measures for the Maldives, in an effort to help it deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The connectivity measures are: An air connectivity “bubble” for travel: India would also be the first country to initiate the “travel bubble” with the Maldives, beginning with an Air India flight from Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram-Male. … Read more India announces $500 mn package for Maldives

Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Sarthak’ launched

Context: An Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard was launched and re-christened as Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’  About OPV Sarthak  It is the 4th in the series of five OPVs.  It has been designed & built indigenously by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) in line with the Prime Minister vision of ‘Make in India’ and … Read more Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Sarthak’ launched

GoI allows sales of Electric Vehicles without BATTERIES

On August 12, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced that the Electric Vehicles shall be sold and registered without pre-fitted batteries. This will reduce cost of Electric Vehicles by 50%. Why is the step introduced? The step is being introduced by GoI as the batteries make the Electric Vehicles highly expensive than … Read more GoI allows sales of Electric Vehicles without BATTERIES

India extends 1 million USD to Antigua and Barbuda to combat COVID-19

On August 12, 2020, India extended 1 million USD to Antigua and Barbuda to combat COVID-19 outbreak. This is aimed at improving health infrastructure in the country. Highlights India has also offered same level of assistance, that is, 1 million USD to each of Caribbean Community under CARICOM. CARICOM is a group of 20 developing … Read more India extends 1 million USD to Antigua and Barbuda to combat COVID-19

SC Judgement: Women have Equal Rights on Parental Property

On August 11, 2020, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra of Supreme Court ruled that daughters have equal rights as that of sons on parental property. They shall remain coparcener throughout their life. Highlights The judgement said that the daughters have equal rights in parental property as that of son. This includes in … Read more SC Judgement: Women have Equal Rights on Parental Property

Daily Current Affairs – August 11, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 11, 2020: It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasize on ascertaining aspirants’ knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent/latest current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in news … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 11, 2020

Andaman and Nicobar to be a maritime hub

Part of: GS Mains III – Infrastructure; Defence; Security  Context:  PM said that Andaman and Nicobar islands region was going to be developed as a “maritime and start-up hub” and highlighted his government’s development initiatives for it.  PM to inaugurate a submarine optical fibre cable between Chennai and islands    Benefits:  It helps to turn the islands “digitally independent”.  12 islands of the archipelago have been selected … Read more Andaman and Nicobar to be a maritime hub

National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM) programme

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Natural hazards and disaster; Disaster Management  About NLSM  Geological Survey of India has launched and undertook a national programme on landslide susceptibility mapping – Macro scale (1:50,000) National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM) with an aim to cover the 0.42 million sq. km landslide prone areas … Read more National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM) programme

Idukki landslip

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Natural hazards and disaster; Disaster Management  Context:  Kerala faces floods for third consecutive year.  Incessant rain and strong winds swept across several parts of Kerala amid predictions of heavy or very heavy rain in many others.  Note: Try to know and locate places such as Eravikulam National Park, Nayamakkad tea … Read more Idukki landslip

Chhattisgarh to launch “Indira Van Mitan Yojana”

The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced about the launch of “Indira Van Mitan Yojana” on the eve of International Day of World Indigenous People. It is an initiative to support forest dwellers of Chhattisgarh and achieve self-reliance. Highlights The scheme aims to benefit 19 lakh families from scheduled areas of Chhattisgarh by providing them … Read more Chhattisgarh to launch “Indira Van Mitan Yojana”

Indian Armed Forces revive “Project Cheetah”

The Indian Armed Forces have decided to revive “Project Cheetah” amidst tensions with China. The project was pending for a long time and the tri-services have now decided to revive the project under Rs 3,500 crores. Ajay Kumar Committee The proposal of reviving “Project Cheetah” has been sent to a newly formed high-level defence ministry … Read more Indian Armed Forces revive “Project Cheetah”

GoI scraps Powerloom Board after Handloom Board

The Ministry of Textiles has disbanded All India Powerloom Board after All India Handicrafts and Handloom boards. Also, all of the eight Textiles Research Associations in the country will now cease to be “affiliated bodies” of the ministry. Highlights The Textile Research Associations will now act as approved bodies to conduct tests, researches and development … Read more GoI scraps Powerloom Board after Handloom Board

Defence Minister launches Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah

On August 10, 2020, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah. The scheme aims to shift India towards local manufacturing and aid “Make in India” initiative. Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah The idea of the scheme is to give importance to domestic production in the country. The idea of observing a week will … Read more Defence Minister launches Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah

Indian Railways to observe “Cleanliness Week”

The Indian Railways is to observe Cleanliness Week between August 10, 2020 and August 15, 2020. The week will give the message of significance of cleanliness. Highlights During the week, the Indian Railways is to launch special cleanliness drive that will focus on cleanliness in the station offices, tracks, worksites, colonies and other areas in … Read more Indian Railways to observe “Cleanliness Week”