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

Japan provides Rs 3,500 crores assistance to India to fight COVID-19

On August 31, 2020, the Japanese Government announced that it will provide loan assistance of Rs 3,500 crores to India as a response to COVID-19 crisis. This will also include implementation of health and medical policy. The loan is being received by India as an emergency fund. Highlights The loan agreement was signed by Japan … Read more Japan provides Rs 3,500 crores assistance to India to fight COVID-19

Defence Minister to visit Russia: To attend SCO, CSTO and CIS

The Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh is to visit Russia from September 3, 2020 to September 5, 2020. He will attend the Defence Ministers meet of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Collective Security Treaty Organization and Commonwealth Security Treaty Organization. During the visit, the minister will also meet his Russian counter part Defence Minister General Shoigu to … Read more Defence Minister to visit Russia: To attend SCO, CSTO and CIS

Australia, Japan and India meet on Supply Chain Resilience

On September 1, 2020, Australia, India and Japan held a ministerial video conference. The meeting reaffirmed free, inclusive, transparent, non-discriminatory and stable trade to keep their markets open. India was represented by the Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal. India’s views on the initiative India believes that Australia, India and Japan are the crucial players in … Read more Australia, Japan and India meet on Supply Chain Resilience

Current Affairs: September 1, 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, IAS, UPPSC/UPPCS, BPSC, MPPSC, RPSC and All State PCS Examinations. Great Andamanese Tribe BIS Draft Standard for Drinking Water Open API Service in Aarogya Setu India-UN Development Partnership Fund Indian Railways: More than 960 stations solarised India sets target of achieving 100 MT coal gasification by 2030 India develops World’s … Read more Current Affairs: September 1, 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

Open API Service in Aarogya Setu

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Technology In News: The government has announced a new feature ‘Open API Service’ for Aarogya Setu app. Key takeaways  Through the new feature, organizations can take informed decisions regarding the presence of employees in office and the need to explore work from home. Thus, risk of contracting is reduced. Entities … Read more Open API Service in Aarogya Setu

India-UN Development Partnership Fund

It is a dedicated facility within the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation established in 2017. It is supported and led by the Government of India. It is managed by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. It is implemented in collaboration with the United Nations system. The Fund project portfolio aims to contribute to … Read more India-UN Development Partnership Fund

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

Ministry of Defence signs Rs 2,580 crores of contracts to boost Make in India

On August 31, 2020, the Ministry of Defence signed contracts worth Rs 2,580 crores to boost Make in India. The contracts were signed for supply of six Pinaka Regiments to the Indian Army. Highlights The contracts were signed with Tata Power Company, Bharat Earth Movers Limited and Larsen and Toubro. The Pinaka Regiments comprised of … Read more Ministry of Defence signs Rs 2,580 crores of contracts to boost Make in India

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

WHO report: 25 key health services disrupted globally

The World Health Organization recently reported that at least half of 25 kinds of health services experienced disruptions due to COVID-19. The findings were based on the survey conducted by the international organization in its six regions. According to the report of the WHO, the immunisation-outreach were the most hit. Following this, the second most … Read more WHO report: 25 key health services disrupted globally

China builds missile site in Kailash-Mansarovar

Amidst border tensions between India and China, China has reportedly built a missile launch site in Kailash-Mansarovar. The Kailash-Mansarovar is revered by four religions and is linked to high spiritual scriptures in India. The Hindus in India call the Mountain as the abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The Tibetan Buddhists call the … Read more China builds missile site in Kailash-Mansarovar

17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations held

The ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations was held virtually. India was represented by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal. Highlights The meting was attended by the commerce ministers of the 10 ASEAN countries. This included Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and Philippines. The leaders at the meet reaffirmed … Read more 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations held

Delimitation Panel to visit four NE states and Jammu and Kashmir

The Delimitation Panel that was set up to redraw constituencies of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir is to visit the states the Union Territory to prepare a broad framework of delimitation exercise. Highlights The Delimitation Panel will redraw the constituencies based on the 2011 census. It will also work on increasing … Read more Delimitation Panel to visit four NE states and Jammu and Kashmir

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

United Nations Guidelines on Access to Social Justice for people with Disabilities

The United Nations recently released the first ever guidelines to social justice for people with disabilities in order to make it easy for them to access justice systems in the world. The Guidelines The Guidelines are as follows All persons with disabilities have legal capacities. Therefore, none shall be denied access to justice based on … Read more United Nations Guidelines on Access to Social Justice for people with Disabilities

Supreme Court imposes token penalty of Re 1 on Prashant Bhushan as punishment

On August 31, 2020, the Supreme Court imposed Re 1 a token penalty on activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan as punishment in criminal contempt case. The judgement was pronounced by a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. Highlights If Mr Bhushan fails to pay the fine, he shall be jailed three months and will also be … Read more Supreme Court imposes token penalty of Re 1 on Prashant Bhushan as punishment

Daily Current Affairs – August 25-29, 2020

ASEAN-India Business Council Meet by Admin The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal addressed the Association of South East Asian Nation-India Business Council meet. During the meet, minister emphasized on 3Cs namely Cooperation, Collaboration and Commitment. He also highlighted to use full trade potential addressing concerns of members and businesses. It also agreed to … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 25-29, 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

ASEAN-India Business Council Meet

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal addressed the Association of South East Asian Nation-India Business Council meet. During the meet, minister emphasized on 3Cs namely Cooperation, Collaboration and Commitment. He also highlighted to use full trade potential addressing concerns of members and businesses. It also agreed to review ASEAN-Trade in Goods agreement … Read more ASEAN-India Business Council Meet

14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue

On August 28, 2020, the India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue was held in video conference. The countries agreed to discuss number of issues of bilateral defence engagements. They agreed to enhance the security partnership. The HADR agreement was signed between the countries during the dialogue. HADR is Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. Defence Cooperation India and … Read more 14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue

Chunauti: Next Generation Start Up Challenge contest

On August 28, 2020, the Government of India launched “Chunauti”, the next generation start up challenge contest. Around 300 start ups working in select areas are to be identified and provided with seed fund up to Rs 25 lakhs. The challenge is launched with a special focus on Tier-II towns. Chunauti is Challenge Hunt Under … Read more Chunauti: Next Generation Start Up Challenge contest

Punjab passes resolution against farm ordinances

On August 28, 2020, the Punjab Government passed a resolution against the farm ordinances of the central government. Ordinances In June 2020, the Union Government of India had issued three ordinances as follows Farmers’ Produce Ordinance, 2020 Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 Essential Commodities Ordinance, 2020 Farmer Produce Ordinance, 2020 … Read more Punjab passes resolution against farm ordinances

Supreme Court issues notice to GoI on PIL to identify minorities at State Level

On August 28, 2020, the Union Government sought a response from the Central Government on Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to frame guidelines in identifying minorities at state level. What does the PIL say? The National Commission for Minority Education Institution Act, 2004 does not identify minorities at state level. It identifies the minorities only … Read more Supreme Court issues notice to GoI on PIL to identify minorities at State Level

Rules for administration in Jammu and Kashmir

On August 28, 2020, the Government of India issued rules for administration in Jammu and Kashmir. It specifies the functions of Council of Ministers and Lieutenant Governor. Role of Lieutenant Governor The executive functions of Lieutenant Governor include public order, police, anti-corruption, All India Services. The critical issues that affect the peace of the Union … Read more Rules for administration in Jammu and Kashmir

Daily Current Affairs – August 17-24, 2020

East Kolkata Wetlands East Kolkata wetlands is the biggest ecological asset of the city and a Ramsar Site. The east Kolkata wetlands are a fascinating natural resource to which tremendous value has been added by traditional knowledge. The wetlands have been historically created by a natural shift of the Bidyadhari, a tributary of the Ganga. … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 17-24, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 25, 2020

Drinking Water Supply Quality Management System Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has prepared a draft standard for the supply system of piped drinking water. The draft is named as Drinking water supply quality management system requirements for piped drinking water supply service. The draft has been developed keeping in view the Centre’s Jal Jeevan Mission … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 25, 2020

Myanmar pushes back against China funded China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

Myanmar has pushed back against China after trying to widen its influence through China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC). The decision was influenced from the experience of Pakistan in China Pakistan Economic Corridor and with Sri Lanka being pushed towards debt trap. China proposed the CMEC as a part of the BRI initiative. When Chinese President Xi … Read more Myanmar pushes back against China funded China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

13th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting held virtually

On August 17, 2020, India and UAE held their 13th Joint Commission Meeting virtually. The five sub-committees from India and UAE participated in the meeting. This included the following Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Defence and Security Cooperation Education, Culture and Youth Cooperation Consular and Community Affairs Cooperation Overview and High-level Exchanges The countries also discussed … Read more 13th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting held virtually

GoI: 21 Centres of Excellence to be launched to incubate new technologies

The State-Owned Technology Parks in India (STPI) are to have the largest ecosystem to incubate new technologies. This is to be achieved by setting up 21 Centres of Excellence in these parks. India has centres of excellence (CoE) for Internet of Things, electric vehicles, block chain, animation and gaming, etc. The Government of India has … Read more GoI: 21 Centres of Excellence to be launched to incubate new technologies

Turkey discovers Natural Gas reserves in Black Sea

On August 21, 2020, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of large natural gas reserves in the Black Sea coast. According to the announcement made by the President, 320 billion cubic metres of natural gas has been discovered. Turkey is to start using the discovered natural gas by 2023. Though the discovery … Read more Turkey discovers Natural Gas reserves in Black Sea