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

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 10-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 10-08-2020: 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 MCQ – 10-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 9-10, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 9-10, 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 9-10, 2020

Arakunomics model

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II –   About:  Hyderabad non-profit Naandi Foundation has been selected for Food Vision 2050 Prize  The recognition fetches Naandi a prize money of $200,000  Do you know?  The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire … Read more Arakunomics model

Arabian Sea Humpback Whale

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species  Basic info:   IUCN status – Least Concern   Found – Around the world   The humpback whale is one of the four species of baleen whales occurring in Indian waters and it is one of the least studied species in India.  Do you know?  … Read more Arabian Sea Humpback Whale

Sonneratia alba

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species  Context:  Maharashtra first Indian state to declare state mangrove tree as symbol of conservation  Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) cleared a proposal to declare Sonneratia alba as the State mangrove tree and approved a recovery programme for the Arabian Sea Humpback Whale.  Benefits:  The move helps to enhance conservation … Read more Sonneratia alba

Delhi’s E-Vehicle Policy

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Pollution; Green initiatives; Sustainable development  Context:  Delhi government launched Electric Vehicle Policy  It aims to ensure 25% of the newly registered vehicles in Delhi by the year 2024 we e-vehicles  Benefits:  Boost the city’s economy  Reduces pollution levels  Generates employment in the transport sector  Measures taken … Read more Delhi’s E-Vehicle Policy

Bangladesh constructs war memorial for Indian Soldiers killed in 1971

The Bangladesh Government is to construct war memorial for Indian soldiers killed in 1971 war. The memorial is to be constructed in Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria bordering Tripura. This is mainly due to its significance in the Liberation War of 1971. Highlights Bangladesh has a war memorial on the outskirts of Dhaka for all martyrs. However, the … Read more Bangladesh constructs war memorial for Indian Soldiers killed in 1971

India bans 101 Defence items

On August 9, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh announced that India has put ban on 101 items to boost indigenous production. The list of 101 items was prepared by the Defence Ministry. This is being done to make India self-reliant under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The decision has been made to provide opportunity … Read more India bans 101 Defence items

Envistats India 2020 report

The National Statistical Office recently released the Envistats India 2020 report. The report says that the number of heat wave days in 2019 increased over 80%. The report was prepared by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The National Statistical Office (NSO) operates under this ministry. Key Findings of the report The average number … Read more Envistats India 2020 report

78th anniversary of Quit India Movement observed

On August 8, 2020, India commemorated the 78th anniversary of Quit India movement. On August 8, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi launched Quit India Movement at the session of All India Congress Committee in Mumbai. What is Quit India Movement? The Quit India Movement was launched after Cripps mission failed. Gandhiji made a Do or Die call through … Read more 78th anniversary of Quit India Movement observed

IBBI amends Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations, 2017

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy board of India recently amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations. This is the second amendment. The amendment has made major changes to the voluntary liquidation process. About the Amendment The amendment allows the corporate persons to replace the liquidator with another liquidator or insolvency professional to initiate voluntary … Read more IBBI amends Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations, 2017

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 08-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 08-08-2020: 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 MCQ – 08-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 8, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 8, 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 8, 2020

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Ministry of Agriculture funding start-ups under the innovation and agripreneurship component of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in 2020-21. Background: A component, Innovation and Agri-entrepreneurship Development programme has been launched under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in order to promote innovation and agripreneurship by providing financial support and nurturing the incubation ecosystem. These start-ups are in various categories such as agro-processing, … Read more Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Priority Sector Lending (PSL)

The Reserve Bank of India has assigned priority sector lending (PSL) status to India’s startup sector. Significance of the move: RBI opening up more funds for lending to startups is a very positive step. Startups have not had easy access to debt, stymied by traditional lender metrics of creditworthiness. This is a huge booster as sufficient funding and user adoption are … Read more Priority Sector Lending (PSL)

Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)

Former Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu was recently appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). About CAG: The Constitution of India provides for an independent office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in chapter V under Part V. The CAG is mentioned in the Constitution of India under Article 148 – 151. He is the … Read more Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)

Abanindranath Tagore

National Galary of Modern Art, New Delhi is organising the virtual tour titled “The Great Maestro | Abanindranath Tagore” to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore on 7th August 2020. About Abanindranath Tagore: Abanindranath Tagore, the nephew of Rabindranath Tagore, was one of the most prominent artists of Bengal school of art in India. He was the first major supporter of swadeshi values in … Read more Abanindranath Tagore

US against Cuba on UNHRC seat

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – International affairs; International Affairs  About:  U.S. urged UN members not to support Cuba’s bid to join the organisation’s Human Rights Council.  U.S. administration described Cuba’s sale of medical services, Havana’s main source of foreign exchange, as a form of human trafficking.  Do you know?  The main criticism against HRC … Read more US against Cuba on UNHRC seat

Kisan Rail

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Farmers/Agriculture; Infrastructure  About:  Indian Railways said it will begin running Kisan Rail.  The first such train will run weekly between Devlali (Maharashtra) to Danapur (Bihar).  About Kisan Rail   It was announced in the Union Budget 2020-­21   This train will help in bringing perishable agricultural produce like vegetables and fruits to the … Read more Kisan Rail

Indian pangolin

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Conservation; Endangered Species  In news:  Telangana Forest Department has exposed the rampant poaching of pangolins in the forests of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.  Three to four kilograms of pangolin scales were seized, for seized from the gang, for which three to five animals might have been killed.  Do you know?  Recently, … Read more Indian pangolin

India’s Global Hunger Index

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Health; Poverty; Social/Welfare issue  About:  India ranked 102nd on the Global Hunger Index, despite high food production.  Nutritional security requires measures to improve protein and vitamin deficiencies.  Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report  Prepared by the Concern Worldwide (an Irish agency) and the Welt Hunger Hilfe (a German organization)  The report … Read more India’s Global Hunger Index

RBI Monetary Policy Highlights

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Indian Economy – Monetary policy; RBI and Banking  Context:  RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced key policy decisions during the third review of the monetary policy since the COVID­19 pandemic spread in the country.  Do you know?  Monetary policy is the process by which the RBI controls the supply of money, … Read more RBI Monetary Policy Highlights

Gujarat Industrial Policy 2020

On August 7, 2020, the Gujarat State Government launched the “Industrial Policy 2020”. The policy aims to provide Rs 40,000 subsidies to the industries in the state in the next five years. Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation and Fast Updates Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Motivational and New analysis videos Google’s Best Books for UPSC … Read more Gujarat Industrial Policy 2020

United Nations releases 6 million USD in response to Beirut Explosion

The United Nations released 6 million USD in response to the explosion at Beirut port. With this, the total UN funding towards relief operation of the explosion has come to 15 million USD. A catastrophic blast occurred at the Lebanon capital, Beirut. It was driven by tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate. Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE for Motivation … Read more United Nations releases 6 million USD in response to Beirut Explosion

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill

On August 8, 2020, the island of Mauritius declared environmental emergency due to oil spill caused by Japanese owned ship that was stranded off the coast days ago. The MV Wakashio of Japanese companies Nagashiki Shipping Ltd and Okiyo Maritime Corporation was on its way from Brazil to Singapore carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel. The … Read more Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill

Daily Current Affairs – August 6, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 6, 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 6, 2020

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 05-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 05-08-2020: 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 MCQ – 05-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 5, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 5, 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 … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 5, 2020

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 04-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 04-08-2020: 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 MCQ – 04-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 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 … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 2020

SpaceX with NASA crew is back home

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 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 or pdf format could help. … Read more SpaceX with NASA crew is back home

MGNREGS running out of funds

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 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 or pdf format could help. … Read more MGNREGS running out of funds

Draft ‘Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 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 or pdf format could help. … Read more Draft ‘Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) 2020

Imparting education to Tribals in their languages

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 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 or pdf format could help. … Read more Imparting education to Tribals in their languages

Social Security Code

Daily Current Affairs – August 4, 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 or pdf format could help. … Read more Social Security Code

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 03-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs MCQ – 03-08-2020: 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 MCQ – 03-08-2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 3, 2020

Daily Current Affairs – August 3, 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 … Read more Daily Current Affairs – August 3, 2020

NASA Astronauts returns back safely

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley two US astronauts who were sent to the International Space Station two months ago return to the planet Earth safely following a 21-hour overnight journey. The astronaut were sent by NASA in collaboration with Elon Musk’s company Space-X.  The Crew Dragon designed and operated by Space-X which is also being … Read more NASA Astronauts returns back safely

Government to review Chinese language programmes across universities

The Ministry of Education which was formerly known as the Ministry of Human Resource Development is all set to put several higher education institutes that offer Chinese language training on the radar. Even those institutes that had links with the official Chinese language learning and training department “Hanban” in the past are on close scrutiny. … Read more Government to review Chinese language programmes across universities