Daily Current Affairs: July 31, 2020

New National Education Policy 2020

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Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Education; Govt schemes and policies  Google’s Best Books 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 In news:  The New National Education Policy – (Major highlights)  It will introduce four­-year undergraduate degrees with multiple … Read more

Natesa, a rare sandstone idol

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Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I – Art and Culture  In news:  Natesa, a rare sandstone idol which was smuggled to return to India after 22 years  The idol depicts Shiva in the 9th century Prathihara style of Rajasthan  It was originally from the Ghateswara Temple, Baroli, Rajasthan  A beautiful depiction of Nandi is shown behind the right leg of the Natesa icon.  Some … Read more

Budapest Convention or Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe

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Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – International Conventions; Cyber security  About:  Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime or the Budapest Convention is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime (cybercrime) by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.   It serves … Read more

Protesting is a fundamental right: UN

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Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – International Conventions  About:  Demonstrations over issues like political rights and racial justice, protesting peacefully, online or in person, is a fundamental human right.  Article 21 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – guarantees the right to peaceful assembly  International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)  It … Read more

India and AIIB

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Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – India and the World; International/Multi-lateral organizations  About:  The China-­backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to function as an “apolitical” institution and to continue to support projects in India  The latest loan for India was for $750 million, to support vulnerable households impacted by COVID­19  Key facts:  India has … Read more

Vidya Varadhi scheme

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Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Education; Govt schemes and initiatives  About:  In a bid to reach out students and address challenges of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Department of School Education proposed the “Vidya Varadhi’ scheme.  Under Vidya Varadhi scheme, mobile classrooms equipped with audio-visual gadgets will reach pockets where students have no access … Read more

Antibiotic use in the dairy sector

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Part of: GS Mains II – Health/Social issue  Context:  According to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report –  Dairy farmers indiscriminately use antibiotics for diseases such as mastitis (infection/inflammation of the udder), a common ailment in dairy animals  Antibiotics residues remaining in milk are a cause for concern (antibiotic resistance)  Milk sold directly to consumers nor processed milk sold in packets … Read more

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: Important Facts

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The third and final mission to the red planet of the month lifted off on Thursday 30th July at 17:20 IST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. After covering a huge distance of 300 million miles the Mars Perseverance Rover is expected to land on 18th February 2021. The main objective of the Mars Perseverance Rover … Read more

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