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Benchmark Price’ for Minor millets - The Hindu - 27/01/23
2023-01-27 21:35

Context: Considering the increase in the cultivation of millets, the Centre may soon announce a benchmark price for minor millets produced in various… Continue Reading

The T+1 Settlement Cycle - IE - 27/01/23
2023-01-27 20:15

Context: After China, India will become the second country in the world to start the ‘trade-plus-one’ (T+1) settlement cycle in top listed secur… Continue Reading

Monument Mitra Project - The Hindu - 27/01/23
2023-01-27 20:10

Context: The Monument Mitra scheme, which entails adopting a heritage site and maintaining it, will soon be revamped to enable private firms, to part… Continue Reading

Egypt President in New Delhi for Republic Day - IE - 26/01/23
2023-01-26 21:52

Context: This is the first time that an Egyptian President (Abdel Fattah El-Sisi) has been invited as chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations i… Continue Reading

Living will, and Supreme Court order for simplifying the passive euthanasia procedure - IE -26/01/23
2023-01-26 21:48

Context: A five-judge SC bench decided to modify the existing rules for “living wills” as established in its 2018 decision allowing passive eutha… Continue Reading

Mandatory minimum sentences - IE - 26/01/23
2023-01-26 21:39

Context: A CJI -led bench has decided to examine a petition challenging mandatory minimum sentencing in the case of gang rape of a minor below the ag… Continue Reading

Risk of Moving from Fossils to Clean Energy - The Hindu - 25/01/23
2023-01-25 22:45

Context: Recently, a study published in the Global Environmental Change journal, which states that India’s financial sector is highly exposed to th… Continue Reading

BharOS Software - The Hindu - 25/01/23
2023-01-25 22:40

Context: Recently, an IIT Madras-incubated company has developed the BharOS. Relevance: GS3 About: - It is an indigenous mobile operating system … Continue Reading

Skyglow - The Hindu - 25/01/23
2023-01-25 22:35

Context: Recently, a new study has found that non-natural light had increased the brightness of Skyglow, by 9.2-10% every year between 2011 and 2022 … Continue Reading

Measles and Rubella - The Hindu - 24/01/23
2023-01-24 21:24

Context: India had set a target to eliminate Measles and Rubella (MR) by 2023, having missed the earlier deadline of 2020, due to a variety of reason… Continue Reading

Women Get Command Roles in The Indian Army - IE - 24/01/23
2023-01-24 21:13

Context: Recently, in a significant development the Indian Army cleared the 108 women officers eligible to command units and troops in their respecti… Continue Reading

Disclosure of Journalistic Sources - IE - 24/01/23
2023-01-24 21:08

Context: Recently, while rejecting a closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a Delhi court stated that there is no statuto… Continue Reading

Gig Workers’ Rights - The Hindu - 23/01/23
2023-01-23 21:11

Context: On September 20, 2021, the Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers, on behalf of gig workers, filed a public interest litigation in… Continue Reading

India Sri Lanka Relations - The Hindu - 23/01/23
2023-01-23 21:07

Context: India sent written financing assurances to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), becoming the first bilateral creditor of the island nation… Continue Reading

China Builds New Dam in Tibet - The Hindu - 23/01/23
2023-01-23 21:02

Context: China is constructing a new dam on the Mabja Zangbo river in Tibet, close to the tri-junction of India, Nepal and Tibet, raising concerns si… Continue Reading

ChatGPT and Associated Ethical Concerns - The Hindu - 21/01/23
2023-01-21 19:45

Context: Recently, OpenAI (AI research and deployment company) opened its most recent and powerful AI chatbot, ChatGPT, to users to test its capabili… Continue Reading

Davos Summit 2023: WEF - IE - 21/01/23
2023-01-21 19:40

Context: The 53rd edition of the annual World Economic Forum summit was held in Davos, Switzerland. Theme: Cooperation in a Fragmented World. Relev… Continue Reading

India-Oman Strategic Dialogue - Print - 20/01/23
2023-01-20 21:51

Context: Recently, the 8th India-Oman strategic dialogue was held in India, where both countries have underlined the need to work collectively to fig… Continue Reading

17th ASER 2022 - IE - 20/01/23
2023-01-20 21:38

Context: Recently, the 17th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022 was released by NGO Pratham, which highlights the impact of the pandemic on… Continue Reading

Etalin Hydroelectric Project - DTE - 19/01/23
2023-01-20 21:32

Context: Recently, the Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh has been scrapped in its present form. The plan combined two run-of-the-rive… Continue Reading

Eco-Sensitive Zones - The Hindu - 19/01/23
2023-01-20 21:28

Context: Recently, Eco-sensitive Zones have been met with resistance from protests claiming that compliance with the Environmental Protection Act 198… Continue Reading

Hyderabad: Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution - DTE - 18/01/23
2023-01-20 21:20

Context: Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has chosen Hyderabad, Telangana for establishing its Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C… Continue Reading

Remote Voting for Migrants - The Hindu - 18/01/23
2023-01-20 21:13

Context: Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has proposed a new Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM), which will allow domestic migran… Continue Reading

PARAKH - HT - 17/01/23
2023-01-17 23:47

Context: Recently, the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) has notified India’s first national assessment regulator, PARAK… Continue Reading

Startup India Innovation Week - PIB - 17/01/23
2023-01-17 23:42

Context: Recently, on the occasion of National Startup Day (16th January), Startup India Innovation week culminated along with National Start up Awar… Continue Reading

Antimicrobial-Resistant Gonorrhea - DTE - 17/01/23
2023-01-17 23:37

Context: Recently, a strand of antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhea outbreak has hit Kenya. Researchers have raised alarm, warning this infection is asy… Continue Reading

Shukrayaan I - The Hindu - 17/01/23
2023-01-17 23:32

Context: Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Venus mission, Shukrayaan I may be postponed to 2031. ISRO’s Venus mission was expected to b… Continue Reading

Exoplanet - IE - 17/01/23
2023-01-17 23:25

Context: Recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope has discovered its first new exoplanet nam… Continue Reading

Rare Earth Elements Discovered in Sweden - IE - 17/01/23
2023-01-17 23:21

Context: Recently, Sweden’s state-owned mining company LKAB has discovered Europe’s largest deposit of rare earth metals. Relevance: GS1 About… Continue Reading

Survival of the Richest Report: The India Story - The Hindu - 17/01/23
2023-01-17 23:16

Context: According to the Oxfam’s Report “Survival of the Richest: The India story”, the richest 1% in India now own more than 40% of the count… Continue Reading

Air Pollution in India & NCAP - The Hindu - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:48

Context: Under the National Clean Air Campaign (NCAP), analysts found that progress has been slow, and pollution has only incrementally reduced in mo… Continue Reading

Water Crisis Due to Dam Sedimentation - DTE - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:42

Context: The United Nations Institute for Water, Environment and Health showed in its report that about 50,000 large dams across the world will lose … Continue Reading

UN World Social Report 2023 - DTE - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:37

Context: According to the United Nations (UN) World Social Report 2023: Leaving no one behind in an ageing world, the number of persons aged 65 years… Continue Reading

Deep-Water Circulation - The Hindu - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:30

Context: Recent studies have indicated that tectonically driven changes in the ocean gateways had a dramatic impact on the global overturning circula… Continue Reading

Global Risks Report 2023 - DTE - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:26

Context: Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 18th Edition of Global Risks Report 2023 which seeks that the world be prepared fo… Continue Reading

Centre Vs Delhi Govt on Control Over Services - IE - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:21

Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court (SC) is hearing a dispute between the Delhi government and the Centre over the control … Continue Reading

Lantana Camara - DTE - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 23:23

Context: Weeding out the invasive tropical American shrub, Lantana camara, appears to alter the composition of bird species in a forest, according to… Continue Reading

Corruption in Public Life - IE - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 23:20

Context: The CBI has registered an FIR against former finance secretary Arvind Mayaram for alleged cheating, criminal conspiracy, and corruption. Pr… Continue Reading

1200-Year-Old Miniature Stupas At Nalanda - ToI - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 23:12

Context: Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered two 1200-year-old miniature votive stupas during landscaping activities near Sarai Tila m… Continue Reading

Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2023 - The Hindu - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 23:04

Context: A survey conducted as part of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2023 shows the populations of some migratory waterbirds, especially duck spec… Continue Reading

Supreme Court on Freedom of Speech of Ministers - IE - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 23:00

Context: Recently, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court unanimously and rightly ruled out any additional curbs on free speech by ministers. Rele… Continue Reading

Doctrine of Separation of Powers - IE - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 22:53

Context: Recently, Vice-President of India has rekindled the debate over the doctrine of separation of powers by citing the Supreme Court's landmark … Continue Reading

Local Bubble - DTE - 13/01/23
2023-01-13 21:59

Context: Researchers from the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) | Harvard & Smithsonian have generated a 3D magnetic map of the cavity called Local Bubbl… Continue Reading

Defence Acquisition Council - IE - 13/01/23
2023-01-13 21:56

Context: Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for three capital acquisition proposals amounting to ₹4,276 cror… Continue Reading

United Nations Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) - DTE - 13/01/23
2023-01-13 21:51

Context: A report was recently released by United Nations Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) that stated that world will lose 26… Continue Reading

FSSAI Standards for Basmati Rice - PIB - 13/01/23
2023-01-13 21:45

Context: For the first time in India, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has specified the identity standards for Basmati Rice … Continue Reading

Ganga Vilas Cruise - IE - 13/01/23
2023-01-13 21:41

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of India flagged off the world’s longest river cruise, MV Ganga Vilas in Varanasi. During the event, the Pri… Continue Reading

India-US Trade Policy Forum - PIB - 13/01/23
2023-01-13 21:38

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry of India and the US Trade Representative Ambassador co-chaired the 13th Ministerial-le… Continue Reading

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2023 - The Hindu - 13/01/23
2023-01-13 21:30

Context: Recently, the Human Rights Watch in its World Report 2023 (33rd edition) said that Indian authorities had “intensified and broadened” th… Continue Reading

White Tufted Royal Butterfly - The Hindu - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:56

Context: Recently, a team of butterfly observers and researchers have found the White Tufted Royal Butterfly, a rare butterfly species in Kannur, Ker… Continue Reading

Indian Skimmers - The Hindu - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:53

Context: As per the Asian Waterbird Census 2023 (recommended dates for the AWC are 7 – 22 January) which has been started recently, the Godavari es… Continue Reading

Prithvi-II Missile - IE - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:51

Context: Recently, India carried out a successful test launch of tactical ballistic missile Prithvi-II from a test range off the Odisha coast. Relev… Continue Reading

Cold Wave - IE - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:47

Context: Delhi and other parts of northwest India have been reeling under a Cold Wave since the beginning of 2023. The lowest minimum temperature re… Continue Reading

Reports on Child Mortality and Stillbirths - The Hindu - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:42

Context: Recently, two global reports on child mortality (Levels and Trends in Child Mortality) and stillbirths (Never Forgotten) were released by Un… Continue Reading

Delegated Legislation - IE - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:35

Context: In the Supreme Court judgement on the Central Government’s decision of demonetisation, the majority ruling upheld the validity of the dele… Continue Reading

Ladakh’s Demand of Sixth Schedule - IE - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:36

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) constituted a high-powered committee for the Union Territory of Ladakh to “ensure protection … Continue Reading

Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis - ToI - 11/01/23
2023-01-11 22:53

Context: A recent excavation at Juna Khatiya village of Kutch district Gujarat has revealed some new findings on burial practice of Harrapan and earl… Continue Reading

Himalayan Vulture - IE - 11/01/23
2023-01-11 22:47

Context: Recently Himalayan Griffon vulture was rescued from the Eidgah cemetery in Kanpur. Relevance: GS3 About: -Scientific Name: Gyps himalaye… Continue Reading

Stalemate Between Telangana and AP - The Hindu - 11/01/23
2023-01-11 22:42

Context: Recently, Andhra Pradesh has approached before the Supreme Court seeking “Just, Reasonable and Equitable Apportionment” of assets and li… Continue Reading

Assisted Reproductive Technology - IE - 11/01/23
2023-01-11 22:36

Context: The Kerala High Court has said that personal choice to build a family is a fundamental right and fixing an upper age limit for the same was … Continue Reading

Centre Vs Union - The Hindu - 11/01/23
2023-01-11 22:31

Context: Since the Tamil Nadu government shunned the usage of the term ‘Central government’ in its official communications by replacing it with … Continue Reading

Land subsidence - IE - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:35

Context: The exact reason behind Joshimath land subsidence is still unknown but experts cite unplanned construction, over-population, obstruction of … Continue Reading

Europe turns to LNG - IE - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:31

Context: The EU is replacing piped Russian gas imports with rapidly increasing imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), much of which is fracking in t… Continue Reading

Uniform Civil Code - ToI - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:27

Context: The SC refused to entertain a PIL challenging the decisions of the Uttarakhand and Gujarat governments to constitute committees for implemen… Continue Reading

Kala-azar Disease - DTE - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:21

Context: Kala-azar cases in India declined by 98.7% between 2007 and 2022, from 44,533 to 834 and 632 endemic blocks (99.8%) spread across Bihar, Utt… Continue Reading

State of Indian Dams - ET - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:15

Context: According to a new study by the United Nations, around 3,700 dams in India will lose 26% of their total storage by 2050 due to accumulation … Continue Reading

Age Determination Techniques - The Hindu - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:10

Context: In November 2022, over four years after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, the Supreme Court held that one of the… Continue Reading

Draft Norms Announced by UGC for Foreign Universities - The Hindu - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:03

Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced draft norms for facilitating foreign universities and educational institutions to set u… Continue Reading

Sagol Kangjei - IE - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 20:58

Context: Recently Union Home Minister Inaugurated, 122-foot-tall statue of a polo player astride a Manipur Pony in Imphal. It is believed that Sago… Continue Reading

How climate change fuels tropical cyclones - The Hindu - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 20:49

Context: It is clear that climate change increases the upper limit on hurricane strength and rain rate and that it also raises the average sea level … Continue Reading

iVOFm Technique to Decontaminate Water - The Hindu - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 20:41

Context: In order to tackle the problem of water contamination and enhance access to clean and drinkable water, the Indian Institute of Science Educa… Continue Reading

Ban on Wheat Export - IE - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 20:38

Context: The government is considering lifting a ban on wheat exports and is looking at the current supply of wheat in the central pool and the distr… Continue Reading

Make in India - The Hindu - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 20:34

Context: Recently, over a dozen “restrictive and discriminatory” conditions which prevented local suppliers from participating in the bidding pro… Continue Reading

Aspirational Blocks Programme - IE - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 20:29

Context: Recently, Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP) has been launched during the 2nd National Conference of Chief Secretaries held from 5th Januar… Continue Reading

Census - The Hindu - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 18:49

Context: Recently, the government has extended the date for states and Union territories to finalise their administrative boundaries by June 2023, wh… Continue Reading

Joshimath Land Subsidence - The Hindu - 09/01/23
2023-01-09 18:42

Context: Due to land subsidence, Joshimath - a key transit point for tourists travelling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib - developed cracks, causing p… Continue Reading

RBI- Integrated Ombudsman Scheme - IE - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 21:08

Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently released the Annual Report of the Ombudsman Schemes. Relevance: GS3 About: ->Key highlights of … Continue Reading

Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report -The Hindu - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 21:02

Context: -A report titled ‘Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World’ has been recently released by the International Labour Organisati… Continue Reading

SC directs the committee to build a framework to ensure road safety - The Hindu - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 20:55

Context: A Bench led by the Chief Justice of India (D.Y. Chandrachud) agreed that urgent steps need to be taken to enforce Section 136A of the Motor … Continue Reading

Global Glacier Change in the 21st Century - DTE - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 20:50

Context: Recently, a report titled “Global glacier change in the 21st century: Every increase in temperature matters”, which states half the Eart… Continue Reading

Unmanned Combat Systems and Concerns - IE - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 20:29

Context: India is on a drive to induct Unmanned Combat Systems (UCS) into the military. In August, 2022 it inducted “Swarm Drones” into its mecha… Continue Reading

Right to Strike - The Hindu - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 20:23

Context: The Kerala High Court has reiterated that government employees who participate in general strikes, affecting the normal life of the public a… Continue Reading

Jallikattu - The Hindu - 06/01/23
2023-01-07 01:16

Context: A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court reserved for judgment a batch of petitions seeking to strike down a Tamil Nadu law which protects … Continue Reading

Cancellation of Bauxite Lease - The Hindu - 06/01/23
2023-01-07 01:11

Context: Ahead of Odisha State Pollution Control Board’s (OSPCB) hearing on Environment Clearance of Mali Parwat Bauxite Mining Lease, local people… Continue Reading

Honey Mission and Sweet Revolution - PIB - 06/01/23
2023-01-07 01:08

Context: Under the Honey Mission, 1 lakh and 75 thousand bee boxes have been distributed so far by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)… Continue Reading

National Green Hydrogen Mission - The Hindu - 06/01/23
2023-01-07 01:04

Context: The Union Government has approved a Rs 19,744 crore National Green Hydrogen mission that aims to make India a ‘global hub’ for using, pr… Continue Reading

National Geospatial Policy 2022 - Financial express - 06/01/23
2023-01-07 00:59

Context: The Ministry of Science and Technology has notified a National Geospatial Policy (NGP) 2022, with the goal of making India a world leader in… Continue Reading

Role of Digital Banks in Financial Inclusion - The Hindu - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 19:23

Context: Recently NITI Aayog published a discussion paper titled “Digital Banks: A Proposal for Licensing & Regulatory Regime for India”, which e… Continue Reading

National Genome Editing and Training Centre - PIB - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 19:19

Context: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel… Continue Reading

Centre clears ₹19,744-crore Green Hydrogen Mission - The Hindu - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 19:11

Context: Union Cabinet has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission, which is aimed at making India the global hub for the production of green hy… Continue Reading

Rubber plantations in affecting monkeys, vegetation, suggests paper - DTE - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 19:07

Context: The research article, Impact of Monoculture Rubber Plantation on non-Human Primates and Plant Diversity in South Tripura, has warned against… Continue Reading

108th Indian Science Congress - IE - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 19:00

Context: Recently, the 108th session of the India Science Congress (ISC) was inaugurated by the Prime Minister. The event’s theme is ‘Science and… Continue Reading

Corporate Tax - IE - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 18:54

Context: Recently, corporate tax collections exceeded 3% of the GDP after a gap of two years in 2021-22. It is reflecting overall improvement in prof… Continue Reading

Jain Community Protests - IE - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 18:50

Context: The Jain community has been protesting over demands related to two holy sites — Sammed Shikhar on Parasnath hill in Jharkhand and Shatrunj… Continue Reading

Heat Dome - IE - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 18:46

Context: Several countries in Europe recorded their hottest January weather ever in 2023 with temperatures 10 to 20 degrees Celsius above average. Th… Continue Reading

Tidal disruption event - The Hindu - 04/01/23
2023-01-05 09:40

Context: Recently telescopes operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) observed a tidal disruption event named AT2021ehb. -Th… Continue Reading

SC verdict on MPs, MLAs’ right to freedom of speech - IE - 04/01/23
2023-01-05 09:30

Context: The SC held there is no reason to impose “additional restrictions” on the right to free speech {under Article 19(2) of the Indian Consti… Continue Reading

Mural Art - The Hindu - 04/01/23
2023-01-05 09:20

Context: Recently, the Wall of Peace, a great work of modern mural art on the 700-feet long compound wall of Government Vocational Higher Secondary S… Continue Reading

Whip in Parliament - PIB - 04/01/23
2023-01-05 09:14

Context: In a recent Constitution Bench judgment, the Supreme Court held that a country with a multi-party system cannot afford to crack the whip eve… Continue Reading

National Exit Test - IE - 04/01/23
2023-01-05 08:35

Context: Recently, the National Medical Commission (NMC) issued the proposed draft regulations related to the National Exit Test (NExT). Relevance: … Continue Reading

Road Accidents in India - IE - 04/01/23
2023-01-04 20:17

Context: As per the Minister of Road Transport and Highways the Indian road accident scenario, with 415 deaths and many injured every day, is more se… Continue Reading

Supreme Court’s Verdict on Demonetisation - IE - 04/01/23
2023-01-04 20:13

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court has passed a verdict on the Demonetisation of currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in a majority 4-1 by a five-… Continue Reading

Carbon aerosols increase glacial mass loss over the Tibetan plateau - The Hindu - 03/01/23
2023-01-03 23:03

Context: A recent study has found that Black carbon aerosols have indirectly affected the mass gain of the Tibetan Plateau glaciers by changing long-… Continue Reading

Forest (Conservation) Rules 2022 - The Hindu - 03/01/23
2023-01-03 22:57

Context: Recently, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Chairperson said that the ST body’s position on the Forest (Conservation) Ru… Continue Reading

Crypto Awareness Campaign - The Hindu - 03/01/23
2023-01-03 22:50

Context: The Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) will launch an outreach programme to create awareness of Cryptocurrencies and Online Gamin… Continue Reading

The Future of Metaverse and AI - IE - 03/01/23
2023-01-03 22:40

Context: The year 2022 was not the best for tech firms, yet we may innovative technologies emerge in future related to Metaverse and AI (Artificial I… Continue Reading

Delimitation - IE - 03/01/23
2023-01-03 22:33

Context: The Assam state Cabinet recently approved the merger of four districts with their constituent districts. On 27th December, the EC announced … Continue Reading

Quantum Supremacy - DTE - 02/01/23
2023-01-03 08:53

Context: Recently, a draft research paper claimed Google researchers have achieved a long sought- after goal in physics called “quantum supremacy… Continue Reading

SAIME Initiative - The Hindu - 02/01/23
2023-01-03 08:47

Context: In Sundarbans, a new shrimp farming initiative offers hope for mangrove restoration. Relevance: GS1;GS3 About: ->SAIME Initiative: -Und… Continue Reading

International Year of Millets - IE - 02/01/23
2023-01-03 08:41

Context: India has shared the vision to make International Year of Millets 2023 a ‘People’s Movement’ alongside positioning India as the ‘Glo… Continue Reading

Depreciation of Indian Rupee - IE - 02/01/23
2023-01-03 08:34

Context: The Indian Rupee depreciated by around 10% against the US dollar and the rupee was the worst-performing Asian currency in 2022. Relevance: … Continue Reading

NCW’s Concerns over Sexual Assault - The Hindu - 02/01/23
2023-01-03 08:27

Context: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked all States to ensure strict implementation of the sexual harassment at workplace law. Rel… Continue Reading

Deep Tech Startups - PIB - 02/01/23
2023-01-03 08:22

Context: Government will launch the Digital India Innovation Fund to support deep tech startups. Relevance: GS3 About: Deep tech or deep technolo… Continue Reading

India-Australia Bilateral Relations - PIB - 31/12/22
2022-12-31 21:18

Context: The India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA) has recently come into effect. The ECTA was signed on April 2, 20… Continue Reading

Kalasa-Banduri Project - The Hindu - 31/12/22
2022-12-31 21:11

Context: The Govt of India recently approved Karnataka’s Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project which is facing opposition from Goa and Maharashtra.… Continue Reading

Cold Wave - IE - 31/12/22
2022-12-31 21:07

Context: Recently Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has forecasted severe cold wave conditions in some parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi… Continue Reading

India's Startup Boom - The Hindu - 31/12/22
2022-12-31 21:01

Context: According to figures presented in Parliament in December 2022, over the last five years, the number of registered startups in India have gro… Continue Reading

Vokkaligas, Lingayats share in Reservation - IE - 31/12/22
2022-12-31 20:55

Context: Recently, Karnataka has categorized the two dominant communities, Vokkaligas and Lingayats, as “moderately backward” from the “backwar… Continue Reading

Free Foodgrains Scheme - IE - 31/12/22
2022-12-31 20:47

Context: Recently, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution issued a notification to provide free foodgrains (rice, wheat… Continue Reading

Plastic Waste management - DTE - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:40

Context: An audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India was conducted for 2020-21, which included Central Public Sector Enterprises o… Continue Reading

India’s Blue Carbon Potential - ORF - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:36

Context: Environmental Experts suggested that India must adopt blue-carbon solutions if it intends to emerge as a global climate leader. India’s co… Continue Reading

Crowd Management - IE - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:27

Context: The recent tragedies in Seoul, South Korea, and Morbi in Gujarat have once again put crowds and their management under the spotlight. Nation… Continue Reading

India-Armenia Relations - IE - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:20

Context: Armenia and India celebrated 30 years of bilateral diplomatic relations in 2022. Relevance: GS2 About: -->Historical Ties been: -Armeni… Continue Reading

Report Card of RTI Responsiveness - The Hindu - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:15

Context: Recently, Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS) has released a report card of Responsiveness under RTI (Right to Information) Act 2021-22, which sho… Continue Reading

Ukraine Peace Formula - The Hindu - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:09

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of India spoke to the Ukrainian President to discuss India’s ongoing G-20 Presidency, and Ukraine’s “10-p… Continue Reading

Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Dispute - IE - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:04

Context: The border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka is intensifying, with both states passing a unanimous resolution to support a legal bat… Continue Reading

Dieback disease - The Hindu - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 21:08

Context: Neem trees has been identified as twig blight and dieback disease in Telangana. Relevance: GS1 About: ->Neem: -Neem is a member of the … Continue Reading

Green Methanol - Financial express - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 21:03

Context: Recently, the NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) has signed a non-binding MOU with Tecnimont (Italy) to explore production of green m… Continue Reading

PRASHAD Scheme - PIB - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 20:58

Context: Recently, the President of India laid the foundation stone for the project ‘Development of Pilgrimage Facilities at Bhadrachalam Group of … Continue Reading

National Tourism Policy - The Hindu - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 20:51

Context: Parliamentary committees have concluded that drafting a National Tourism Policy will not lead to the development of the tourism industry in … Continue Reading

Prohibition on the Sale of Single Cigarettes - The Hindu - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 20:44

Context: Recently, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare has recommended a ban on the sale of single sticks of cigarettes… Continue Reading

Year-End- Review of DST - PIB - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 20:34

Context: Recently, the year-end-review of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) under the Ministry of Science & Technology was released. Rele… Continue Reading

Corporate Governance - Livemint - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 20:28

Context: Chanda Kochhar (Ex-ICICI Bank CEO) serves as a cautionary tale of the dangers of greed in the corporate world. The Central Bureau of Investi… Continue Reading

Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities for India in 2023 - IE - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 20:21

Context: India is entering 2023 with challenges and opportunities staring at it on the diplomatic and military fronts with the Russia-Ukraine war and… Continue Reading

Ratnagiri’s pre-historic rock art - IE - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 20:39

Context: Experts and conservationists have raised concerns that the proposed mega oil refinery in Barsu village, Maharashtra, may damage nearby prehi… Continue Reading

Pralay Missile - Print - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 20:24

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Defense has procured indigenous Short-Range Ballistic Surface-to-Surface (SRBM) Missile Pralay, giving Indian mili… Continue Reading

Year-End- Review of CSIR - PIB - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 20:19

Context: Recently, the year-end-review of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Ministry of Science & Technology was relea… Continue Reading

State of Food Insecurity in 2022 - DTE - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 20:13

Context: Hunger has remained grisly in several parts of the world including India in 2022, so much so that the United Nations World Food Programme (W… Continue Reading

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation Year End Review 2022 - PIB - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 20:06

Context: Recently, the year-end-review of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) … Continue Reading

India-Nepal Relations - IE - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 20:02

Context: -Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” was sworn in as Nepal’s new Prime Minister. It is believed that Deuba’s predecessor - KP Sharma Oli … Continue Reading

Prospect of Indian Economy in 2023 - IE - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 19:57

Context: The Indian economy is projected to record relatively healthy Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 6.9% in 2022-23 and inflation has starte… Continue Reading

Official Recognition to E-Sports - The Hindu - 28/12/22
2022-12-28 19:52

Context: Recently, the President of India amended the regulations governing eSports and requested that the Sports Ministry and the Ministry of Electr… Continue Reading

Sixth Mass Extinction - DTE - 27/12/22
2022-12-27 22:03

Context: Recently a new study led by the University of Hawaii claimed that Earth is witnessing its sixth mass extinction event. Relevance: GS3 Ab… Continue Reading

Right to repair portal - The Hindu - 27/12/22
2022-12-27 21:52

Context: Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal introduced a host of new initiatives, including a right to repair portal and an NTH mobile a… Continue Reading

Denotified, Nomadic, Semi-Nomadic Tribes - The Hindu - 27/12/22
2022-12-27 21:45

Context: The Parliamentary panel on Social Justice and Empowerment has asked the government to expedite categorisation of Denotified, Nomadic and Sem… Continue Reading

AVGC Promotion Task Force Report - PIB - 27/12/22
2022-12-27 21:39

Context: Government has received the report of the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Promotion Task Force. Relevance: GS2;GS3 Ab… Continue Reading

Recession and Yield Curve - IE - 27/12/22
2022-12-27 21:33

Context: In many of the world's top economies, including the United States, the biggest and most consequential, there are fears of recession as the n… Continue Reading

Regenerative Agriculture - DTE - 27/12/22
2022-12-27 21:28

Context: Farmers in Madhya Pradesh who follow regenerative farming methods find that they reduce the need for frequent irrigation, which conserves wa… Continue Reading

CAG slams DRDO for delays - The Hindu - 26/12/22
2022-12-27 21:16

Context: Recently, the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India) has released a report, which has flagged time and cost overrun of the Mission M… Continue Reading

Cryomesh and Frozen Coral - The Hindu - 26/12/22
2022-12-27 21:12

Context: While working on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists have successfully trialed a new method for freezing and storing coral in their… Continue Reading

Purse Seine Fishing - The Hindu - 26/12/22
2022-12-27 21:07

Context: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that a ban imposed by certain coastal States on purse seine fishing, which is known to disadvantage en… Continue Reading

Dark Patterns - The Hindu - 26/12/22
2022-12-27 20:57

Context: Recently, an increase in the cases of “Dark Patterns” or “Deceptive Patterns” have been noted where internet-based companies have be… Continue Reading

Ban on Liquor - IE - 26/12/22
2022-12-27 20:42

Context: A recent hooch tragedy in Bihar claimed many lives and left several others critically ill and blind. Relevance: GS2;GS4 About: -In India… Continue Reading

GM Mustard - PIB - 26/12/22
2022-12-27 20:35

Context: Recently, the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard Dhara Mustard Hybrid (DMH-11) was tested in the field and shown to be more productive. Produ… Continue Reading

Russia-China Joint Naval Drills - The Hindu - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 21:53

Context: Recently, Russia and China have begun a joint naval exercise in the East China Sea. Relevance: GS2 About: Key Points of the Exercises: … Continue Reading

Incovacc, Intranasal Covid-19 Vaccine - IE - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 21:48

Context: Bharat Biotech’s intranasal vaccine, BBV154 or Incovacc is the world’s first intranasal vaccine to be approved as a booster dose for Cov… Continue Reading

Sand Battery - DTE - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 21:41

Context: Sand batteries can store a significant extent of thermal energy and can aid Clean Energy Solutions. Finland has installed the world’s firs… Continue Reading

Social Progress Index 2022 - PIB - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 20:44

Context: Recently, the Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts of India was released by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minis… Continue Reading

Ministry of Panchayati Raj Year End Review 2022 - PIB - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 20:39

Context: Recently, the year-end-review of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj for the year 2022 was released. Relevance: GS2 About: -->Key Achievement… Continue Reading

Japan’s New Policy on Nuclear Energy - IE - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 20:33

Context: Recently, Japan has adopted a new policy promoting greater use of Nuclear Energy to ensure a stable power supply amid global fuel shortages … Continue Reading

Kisan Diwas - The Hindu - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 20:26

Context: As many as 13 farmers known for innovative farming were felicitated to mark Kisan Diwas or National Farmers Day on 23rd December, 2022. The … Continue Reading

Uncontrolled Re-Entries of Satellites - The Hindu - 24/12/22
2022-12-24 20:21

Context: Outer Space Institute (OSI) has called for both national and multilateral efforts to restrict uncontrolled re-entries of Satellites. OSI is … Continue Reading

Centre rules out an increase in MSP for cotton, but farmers seek more - The Hindu - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 23:38

Context: While cotton farmers in several states have called for an increase in the crop’s MSP, the Centre has stated that it is monitoring the cott… Continue Reading

India pitching for enhanced development of Biofuels - PIB - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 23:34

Context: India, during its Presidency of G20, is emphasising on international collaboration for energy security and enhanced development of emerging … Continue Reading

60% of India prone to earthquake - DTE - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 23:30

Context: According to the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for S&T and Earth Sciences, around 60% of the landmass of India (covering all … Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer - The Hindu - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 23:12

Context: India is expected to roll out the indigenously developed CERVAVAC vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer among girls aged 9-14 years … Continue Reading

iDEX and Defence India Start-Up Challenge - PIB - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 23:06

Context: Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), the flagship initiative of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, has reached a m… Continue Reading

J&K Land Grant Rules 2022 - The Hindu - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 22:59

Context: Recently, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has notified “J&K Land Grant Rules 2022” which has ended the owners right to hold on to p… Continue Reading

India to Become Largest Populated Country - IE - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 22:54

Context: It is estimated that around April 2023, India’s 1.43 billion people will exceed China’s population. In 2022, China will for the first t… Continue Reading

Amendments to the Co-operative Societies Act - IE - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 22:46

Context: Recently, responding to the demands by the Opposition, the Lok Sabha has referred the Multi-State Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill 20… Continue Reading

National Mathematics Day - The Hindu - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 23:15

Context: National Mathematics Day (NMD) has been celebrated every year on 22nd December to mark the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. On the … Continue Reading

BF.7 Variant of the Coronavirus - IE - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 23:18

Context: The current surge in Covid-19 infections in China, is believed to be driven by the BF.7 sub-variant of Omicron that is circulating over ther… Continue Reading

Three Sites in Tentative List of World Heritage Sites - The Hindu - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 23:30

Context: Recently, three sites- Gujarat’s Vadnagar town and the iconic Sun Temple at Modhera, and the Rock-cut Sculptures of Unakoti in Tripura hav… Continue Reading

North-East Zonal Councils - PIB - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 23:41

Context: Recently, PM Modi attended the Golden Jubilee celebrations (50 years) of the North-Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong Relevance: GS2 About… Continue Reading

Society through cinema’s lens - IE - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 23:35

Context: Cinema as a medium has incredible power in our country. The reach and impact of a movie are far wider than in any other place. Thus, it acts… Continue Reading

Asian Giant Tortoises - DTE - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 22:18

Context: Recently 10 Giant Asian Tortoise were soft released into protected area of Intanki National Park in Nagaland for conservation. Relevance: … Continue Reading

Dokra metalcraft - The Hindu - 22/12/22
2022-12-23 00:33

Context: Lalbazar is becoming a hub for the famous dokra metalcraft. Two places are famous in West Bengal for dokra work — Bikna in Bankura and Da… Continue Reading

Arecanut - DTE - 22/12/22
2022-12-23 00:41

Context: A Lok Sabha member from Shivamogga district in Karnataka, urged the Centre to levy a hefty import duty on arecanut to check falling prices i… Continue Reading

Centre of Excellence scheme of AYURSWASHTHYA Yojana - PIB - 22/12/22
2022-12-23 00:47

Context: Govt. rolled out AYURSWASHTHYA Yojana Relevance: Prelims-Governance About: ->AYURSWASTHYA Yojana: -Under Ministry of Ayush -Central Se… Continue Reading

Submarine Vagir - IE - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 22:14

Context: Recently the fifth Scorpène-class conventional submarine, Vagir, was delivered to the Navy. Relevance: Prelims-Sci&Tech About: -INS… Continue Reading

SAMARTH Scheme - PIB - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 22:52

Context: Under the SAMARTH Scheme of Textile Ministry, more than 13,235 artisans have been trained in the last three years. Relevance: GS3 About: … Continue Reading

New land rules bring J&K on par with the rest of India - The Hindu - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 22:07

Context: The abrogation of special status under articles 35A and 370 for Jammu and Kashmir was followed by various initiatives to initiate land refor… Continue Reading

Samudrayaan Mission - PIB - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 21:58

Context: According to the Ministry of Earth Science, the Samudrayaan Mission is expected to be realised by year 2026. Relevance: GS2;GS3 About: … Continue Reading

State of the Economy Report: RBI - The Hindu - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 21:52

Context: Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a report titled- “State of the Economy”, which warns of a darkening global outloo… Continue Reading

Rashtriya Gokul Mission - PIB - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 21:45

Context: Recently, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying announced that employment will be given to more than 50 lakh farmers. Under R… Continue Reading

Innovation in Agriculture - PIB - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 21:40

Context: Recently, the government of India has taken various initiatives related to Agriculture by using Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Inte… Continue Reading

Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill - IE - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 21:33

Context: Recently, Rajya Sabha passed the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill which the government said would provide an effective legal instrument to combat M… Continue Reading

Addition of Tribes in ST List - The Hindu - 21/12/22
2022-12-22 09:36

Context: Recently, government has approved the inclusion of certain communities in the lists of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnata… Continue Reading

Dr B R Ambedkar’s views on moral democracy - The Hindu - 21/12/22
2022-12-22 09:21

Context: An article, ‘Situating Democracy in Ambedkar’s Moral Discourse’ looks at how Ambedkar situates morality in his discourse of democracy.… Continue Reading

ARNALA - PIB - 21/12/22
2022-12-22 09:14

Context: ‘Arnala’ for Indian Navy was launched at M/s L&T, Kattupalli, Chennai. Relevance: Prelims-Sci&Tech About: -It is the first of 08 x… Continue Reading

India’s Oil Dependence - The Hindu - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 09:03

Context: Russia has for the second month in a row remained India's top oil supplier in November 2022 surpassing traditional sellers Iraq and Saudi Ar… Continue Reading

Year-End- Review of Department of Consumer Affairs 2022 - PIB - 21/12/22
2022-12-22 08:56

Context: Recently, the year-end-review of the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for… Continue Reading

Global Minimum Tax - The Hindu - 21/12/22
2022-12-22 08:48

Context: Recently, EU members have agreed to implement a minimum tax rate of 15% on big businesses in accordance with Pillar 2 of the global tax agre… Continue Reading

Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework - The Hindu - 21/12/22
2022-12-22 08:41

Context: Recently, at the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Fra… Continue Reading

Tal Chhapar sanctuary - The Hindu - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 21:29

Context: The Tal Chhapar blackbuck sanctuary in Rajasthan has received a protective cover against a proposed move of the State government to reduce t… Continue Reading

Orans - DTE - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 21:21

Context: Residents from around 40 villages of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan have walked 225 kilometres to protect community-conserved sacred spaces known as … Continue Reading

COP15 Montreal: 3 days of ministerial talks on Post-2020 GBF end pale - DTE - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 21:14

Context: Will biodiversity see a ‘Paris moment,’ remains a question, as the COP15 to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) … Continue Reading

Anticancer mRNA Vaccine - The Hindu - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 21:06

Context: Recently, the results of a trial of messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA-4157/V940) vaccine made by Moderna and MSD (Merck & Co.) when taken alo… Continue Reading

Peace in North East India - IE - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 20:57

Context: Recently, the Union Government has reported that there has been an 80% decline in civilian deaths and 6,000 militants have surrendered in No… Continue Reading

Carbon Markets - The Hindu - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 20:50

Context: The Parliament has passed the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 in order to establish Carbon Markets in India and specify a Carbon … Continue Reading

Deepfake Technology - The Hindu - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 20:43

Context: The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s cyberspace watchdog, is rolling out new regulations to restrict the use of deep synt… Continue Reading

CAR-T therapy - DTE - 19/12/22
2022-12-19 22:03

Context: Anti-cancer CAR-T therapy reengineers T cells to kill tumors — and researchers are expanding the limited types of cancer it can target. R… Continue Reading

Coal economy - DTE - 19/12/22
2022-12-19 21:59

Context: IEA’s Coal 2022: Analysis and forecast to 2025 report says coal is set to continue to be the growth engine of global coal demand. Global c… Continue Reading

INS Mormugao - NewsonAir - 19/12/22
2022-12-19 21:54

Context: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh today commissioned INS Mormugao into the Indian Navy. Relevance: Prelims-Governance About: -It is a P15B … Continue Reading

Paddy plantation in India - DTE - 19/12/22
2022-12-19 21:51

Context: Delays in paddy planting and stubble burning in certain districts of Punjab and Haryana act like a cascade. They have caused excessive poll… Continue Reading

DISHA Scheme - PIB - 19/12/22
2022-12-19 21:44

Context: Recently, the Minister of Law and Justice has informed Lok Sabha that “Designing Innovative Solutions for Holistic Access to Justice” (D… Continue Reading

Whole Genome Sequencing - The Hindu - 19/12/22
2022-12-19 21:37

Context: Recently, Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal have carried out Whole Genome Sequencing of b… Continue Reading

Law on Acid Attacks in India - IE - 19/12/22
2022-12-19 21:31

Context: Recently, a girl was attacked with an acid-like substance in Delhi by three assailants. The incident has brought back to focus the heinous c… Continue Reading

Open Network for Digital Commerce - PIB - 17/12/22
2022-12-17 23:21

Context: Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) will charge a “small fee" from platforms that will contribute towards “maintenance and developm… Continue Reading

Recusal of Judges - The Hindu - 17/12/22
2022-12-17 20:12

Context: Recently, a Supreme Court (SC) judge recused herself from hearing a writ petition filed by Bilkis Bano against a Gujarat government decision… Continue Reading

Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan Scheme - PIB - 17/12/22
2022-12-17 20:06

Context: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Ko Kaam Karyakram (PMKKK) has been named as Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) Scheme by the Ministry of… Continue Reading

World Bank Report on Air Pollution - The Hindu - 17/12/22
2022-12-17 20:12

Context: Recently, the World Bank released a report titled 'Striving for Clean Air: Air Pollution and Public Health in South Asia'. The report detai… Continue Reading

Need of promoting Farmer Producer Organizations - The Hindu - 16/12/22
2022-12-16 23:07

Context: Recently Watershed Organization Trust organized a webinar themed “Promoting FPOs for resilient incomes and sustainable farming practices i… Continue Reading

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan - PIB - 16/12/22
2022-12-16 22:58

Context: Under RGSA scheme, funds to the tune of Rs. 1,538.32 crore has been released to States/ UTs during the last three years. It includes constr… Continue Reading

Parliamentary Panel on ‘India’s Soft power’ - ET - 16/12/22
2022-12-16 22:50

Context: A parliamentary panel has recommended that the ministry of external affairs (MEA) prepare a policy document on India’s soft power projecti… Continue Reading

Methane Emissions - DTE - 16/12/22
2022-12-16 22:41

Context: Recently a study has been published titled- “Wetland emission and atmospheric sink changes explain methane growth in 2020’, which states… Continue Reading

Base Editing - The Hindu - 16/12/22
2022-12-16 22:33

Context: Recently, scientists in the United Kingdom (UK) have successfully tested a new form of cancer therapy, ‘Base Editing’ for the time in a … Continue Reading

India’s Slowing Exports - The Hindu - 16/12/22
2022-12-16 22:33

Context: India’s exports declined about 16.7% in October 2022 compared with the same period 2021, raising concerns over slowing exports. For Octob… Continue Reading

Arctic Report Card: The Arctic Is Becoming Wetter and Stormier - IE - 15/12/22
2022-12-15 22:37

Context: This year’s assessment of Arctic conditions – the Arctic Report Card, which the US NOAA has produced since 2006, has highlighted rapid e… Continue Reading

Beypore Uru - The Hindu - 15/12/22
2022-12-15 22:23

Context: Recently, the District Tourism Promotion Council, Kozhikode has applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the famous Beypore Uru (b… Continue Reading

GLAAS Report 2022 - DTE - 15/12/22
2022-12-15 22:14

Context: Recently, the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report was released by the World Health Organization (… Continue Reading

Manual Scavenging - The Hindu - 15/12/22
2022-12-15 22:01

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) told Lok Sabha that no person had died from Manual Scavenging in the last … Continue Reading

Fusion Energy Breakthrough - The Hindu - 15/12/22
2022-12-15 21:37

Context: Recently a few scientists at the Lawrence Livermore facility, the US have achieved a net gain in energy from a nuclear fusion reaction, whic… Continue Reading

Status of Solar Power Projects - The Hindu - 15/12/22
2022-12-15 21:37

Context: Recently, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy has reported that the government has so far sanctioned the development of solar projects… Continue Reading

India’s Import Dependence on China - IE - 15/12/22
2022-12-15 21:37

Context: The recent Tawang skirmish has led to rising demands for severing trade ties with China. However, contrary to the demands, India’s imports… Continue Reading

Fusion energy breakthrough by US scientists boosts clean power hopes - Financial Express - 14/12/22
2022-12-14 21:15

Context: US government scientists have made a breakthrough in the pursuit of limitless, zero-carbon power by achieving a net energy gain in a fusion … Continue Reading

Only one-fourth of sanctioned solar power projects took off - The Hindu - 14/12/22
2022-12-14 21:07

Context: According to the figures revealed by the Minister for New and Renewable Energy- only a fourth of the total sanctioned solar projects with a … Continue Reading

Near-Earth Asteroid Ryugu - DTE - 14/12/22
2022-12-14 21:00

Context: A sample of a space rock called Ryugu that was carried to Earth in 2020 by the Japanese space agency’s asteroid sample-return mission, Hay… Continue Reading

India Internet Governance Forum 2022 - PIB - 14/12/22
2022-12-14 20:54

Context: Recently, the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship addressed the India Intern… Continue Reading

Family Pehchan Patra for J&K Residents - IE - 14/12/22
2022-12-14 20:48

Context: The Government of India has recently decided to introduce a Family Pehchan Patra (FPP) for residents of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashm… Continue Reading

Indian and Chinese Troops Clash in Arunachal Pradesh - IE - 14/12/22
2022-12-14 20:37

Context: Recently, India and China troops clashed along the Yangste river in Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh. This was the first such incident in… Continue Reading

Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana - PIB - 13/12/22
2022-12-14 13:07

Context: The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs is now working to develop 36,428 villages with at least 50% tribal population and 500 Scheduled Tribes … Continue Reading

17th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting - The Hindu -13/12/22
2022-12-14 13:02

Context: Recently, the 17th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was held in Singapore. Relevance: G… Continue Reading

Poor State of Undertrials - IE - 13/12/22
2022-12-14 10:49

Context: Recently, the Indian President has raised the issue of the plight of a large number of undertrials holed up in the prisons. Relevance: GS2… Continue Reading

National Policy of Rare Diseases - IE - 13/12/22
2022-12-14 10:43

Context: Recently, a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) raised concerns over National Policy of Rare Diseases (NPRD) as it did not reach any patie… Continue Reading

Western Disturbances - IE - 13/12/22
2022-12-14 10:39

Context: Recently, the daytime’s temperatures in Delhi were above normal in December 2022 because of fewer Western Disturbances (WD). In winter, … Continue Reading

Interlinking of Rivers - The Hindu - 12/12/22
2022-12-13 00:46

Context: The government has approved the implementation of the Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP), one of the links under the Peninsular Rivers Component,… Continue Reading

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - Aichi Targets - IE - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 23:37

Context: Delegates from 196 countries — Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) — are meeting in Montreal, Canada … Continue Reading

HAKUTO-R Moon Mission: Japan - ET - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 23:32

Context: Recently, a Japanese space startup ispace Inc has launched its own private lander M1 to the Moon under its HAKUTO-R mission, from the SpaceX… Continue Reading

NMCG & Namami Gange Programme - PIB - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 23:26

Context: Recently, the Union Minister for Jal Shakti chaired the 10th meeting of the Empowered Task Force (ETF) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (… Continue Reading

Fertiliser Subsidy - IE - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 23:20

Context: High government subsidies are leading to excessive use of two fertilisers - Urea and Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP). Relevance: GS3 About: … Continue Reading

End-to-End Encryption - The Hindu - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 20:21

Context: Recently, Apple has announced it will be increasing the number of data points protected by End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) on iCloud from 14 to… Continue Reading

Raising Minimum Marriageable Age for Muslim Women - The Hindu - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 20:16

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court asked the government to respond to a plea filed by the National Commission for Women (NCW) to raise the minimum … Continue Reading

Food Security in India - The Hindu - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 21:12

Context: Expanding Public Distributing System coverage to account for the increase in population since 2011 is a no-brainer; the Government’s resis… Continue Reading

Green Tax in the aid of sustainable development - LiveMint - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:59

Context: Efforts are being made by Governments, civil societies, corporates, businesses and even the common people towards net-zero emissions to null… Continue Reading

Cactus Plantation and its Economic Usage - PIB - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:54

Context: Recently Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj convened a consultation meeting on ‘Cactus Plantation and its Economic Usa… Continue Reading

Behind Mumbai’s unusually foul air, changes in wind patterns - IE - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:48

Context: Over the last month, air quality in India’s financial hub, Mumbai, has been noticeably worse than in prior years, giving Mumbaikars a tast… Continue Reading

Air Breathing Engines - The Hindu - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:40

Context: Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted the hot test of Scramjet Engine, a type of Air Breathing… Continue Reading

Pharmaceutical Pollution - DTE - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:23

Context: According to a research paper, Pharmaceutical Pollution is an overlooked but urgent issue that needs coordinated action from across the phar… Continue Reading

National and State Parties - IE - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:16

Context: Recently, the Aam Aadmi Party became the 9th National Party of India after the result of Gujarat elections where it gained almost 13% of the… Continue Reading

India as Voice of Global South - IE - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:11

Context: As India assumed the G20 Presidency, the External Affairs Minister of India iterated the country’s role as the “voice of the Global Sout… Continue Reading

GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) - PIB - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 10:13

Context: Recently consultative committee of Ministry of Civil Aviation meets in New Delhi to discuss GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation). Re… Continue Reading

India to almost double its renewable power capacity in the next 5 years - DTE - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 10:08

Context: According to International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy will comprise 90 per cent of global electricity capacity expansion in the n… Continue Reading

Need to upgrade sports infra in villages for podium finishes - IE - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 10:03

Context: Context: Recently, during a Parliamentary discussion on promotion of sports in India, MPs raised the issue of limited spending on sports, in… Continue Reading

SAARC Currency Swap Framework - IE - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 09:57

Context: Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed an agreement to extend up to a USD 200 million currency swap facility to Maldives Monet… Continue Reading

Greater Tipraland, Demand of Tripura - IE - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 09:47

Context: Recently, chief of a political party of Tripura led a two-day dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, to raise the demand for a “Greater Tipra… Continue Reading

Need to Restructure the District Collector’s Role - IE - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 09:42

Context: Recently, the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (Delhi based independent think-tank) in its book “From Rule by law to the Rule of Law” sugge… Continue Reading

Biodiversity Framework & Indigenous People - DTE - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 09:37

Context: Recently, at the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a group representing ind… Continue Reading

PM SVANidhi Scheme Extended - PIB - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 09:26

Context: The Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme has been extended beyond March, 2022. Relevance: GS2, GS3 Abo… Continue Reading

Neuralink - IE - 08/12/22
2022-12-09 14:04

Context: Neuralink, the Elon Musk company is the target of a federal investigation over its animal trial program, has been trying to develop a brain… Continue Reading

Heatwaves in India - DTE - 08/12/22
2022-12-09 14:00

Context: A new report by the World Bank suggests India could soon become one of the first places in the world to experience heatwaves that break the … Continue Reading

SpaceTech Innovation Network: ISRO - The Hindu - 08/12/22
2022-12-09 13:46

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed an MoU with Social Alpha, a multistage innovation curation and venture development … Continue Reading

ChatGPT Chatbot - The Hindu - 08/12/22
2022-12-09 13:42

Context: Recently, OpenAI has introduced a new chatbot called ChatGPT, which is a ‘conversational’ AI and will answer queries just like a human w… Continue Reading

Calling Name Presentation - The Hindu - 08/12/22
2022-12-09 13:37

Context: Recently, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has proposed the introduction of Calling Name Presentation (CNAP). Relevance: G… Continue Reading

RBI’s Monetary Policy Review - IE - 08/12/22
2022-12-09 13:33

Context: Recently, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unveiled its latest review of the Monetary Policy. RBI sai… Continue Reading

UN Groundwater Summit 2022 - DTE - 07/12/22
2022-12-08 00:29

Context: The importance of groundwater protection and techniques for its sustainable use will be highlighted during the United Nations-Water Summit o… Continue Reading

Open Standard Digital Trunking Radio System - IE - 07/12/22
2022-12-08 00:24

Context: The Delhi Police will move to the ‘Open Standard Digital Trunking Radio System’ (OS-DTRS) and will phase out the current tetra net wirel… Continue Reading

Digi Yatra - IE - 07/12/22
2022-12-08 00:19

Context: The government has introduced Digi Yatra to make air travel hassle-free. The facility will be available for passengers taking domestic flig… Continue Reading

Mahua Tree/Madhuca longifolia - DTE - 07/12/22
2022-12-08 00:15

Context: The Munda people’s association with the mahua tree begins even before they are born. Would-be mothers are fed a simple chutney made of mah… Continue Reading

Cyclone Mandous - DTE - 08/12/22
2022-12-08 00:10

Context: Recently, it has been reported that a cyclone may impact the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from 8th December 2022 onwards. Relevance: G… Continue Reading

Global Status of Black Soils: FAO - DTE - 07/12/22
2022-12-08 00:06

Context: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) marked World Soil Day 2022 (5th December) with the launch of its first Global Status on Black So… Continue Reading

NSA Meet with Central Asia - IE - 07/12/22
2022-12-08 00:01

Context: The National Security Advisor (NSA) of India, for the first time, hosted a special meeting with his counterparts from Central Asian countrie… Continue Reading

National Bamboo Mission - PIB - 07/12/22
2022-12-07 23:56

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture has formed an Advisory Group for streamlining the development of the Bamboo sector under the restructu… Continue Reading

Deforestation in Amazon Basin - The Hindu - 06/12/22
2022-12-07 10:36

Context: Recently, a report released by the Amazon Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information in collaboration with MapBiomas shows tha… Continue Reading

Vikram S rocket - DTE - 07/12/22
2022-12-07 10:29

Context: On November 18, 2022, Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace scripted history by becoming the first private Indian organisation to launch a rocke… Continue Reading

Entry of Women in Masjids - The Hindu - 06/12/22
2022-12-07 10:25

Context: Recently, the Jama Masjid in Delhi prohibited the entry of single women or women in groups inside the mosque premises and withdrew after the… Continue Reading

Stubble Burning - IE - 06/12/22
2022-12-07 10:21

Context: According to the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), fire count from Stubble Burning in Delhi and the NCR (National Capital Region… Continue Reading

Vizhinjam Port Project - MINT - 06/12/22
2022-12-07 10:15

Context: Recently, Adani Group approached the Kerala High Court requesting the security cover of central forces in its port construction site in Vizh… Continue Reading

India Germany Relations - The Hindu - 06/12/22
2022-12-07 10:10

Context: Recently, the External Affairs Minister of India met with the Foreign Minister of Germany in New Delhi. Germany’s minister’s visit coin… Continue Reading

UPI Market Cap Deadline Has Been Extended By 2 Years - IE - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 22:12

Context: The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has extended by two years the deadline to comply with its 30 per cent cap on the market sh… Continue Reading

What’s the effect of the Russian oil price cap, ban - The Hindu - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 22:03

Context: Western countries, G7 and European Union have agreed to cap the price of Russia’s oil exports (to $60 per barrel) in an attempt to limit t… Continue Reading

Five social sector ministries join PM Gati Shakti - Financial express - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 21:57

Context: Five key social sector departments – health, women and child development, rural development and panchayat raj, education, and housing and … Continue Reading

Swar Dharohar Festival - PIB - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 21:52

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with “Swar Dharohar Foundation,” inaugurated a three day “Swar… Continue Reading

Indo-French Partnership on Kaziranga Project - IE - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 21:46

Context: India and France are collaborating on Kaziranga Project. Agence Française de Développement (AFD) of France has committed funding of €80… Continue Reading

Report on Forced Displacement: UNDP - DTE - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 21:35

Context: According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report “Turning the tide on internal displacement: A development approach to so… Continue Reading

India’s Progress in Tackling IMR, MMR and Malnutrition - IE - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 21:06

Context: The data presented by the Registrar General of India (RGI) presents a gain in momentum of the pace of decline in India’s maternal and infa… Continue Reading

The Future of Food and Agriculture: FAO - DTE - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 20:50

Context: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) new report, The Future of Food and Agriculture — Drivers and triggers for tra… Continue Reading

The Future of Food and Agriculture: FAO - DTE - 05/12/22
2022-12-05 20:50

Context: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) new report, The Future of Food and Agriculture — Drivers and triggers for tra… Continue Reading

Remittance to India is set to cross the record $100-billion mark in 2022 - IE - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:42

Context: According to the World Bank’s (WB) Migration and Development Brief, India is expected to receive a record $100 billion in remittances in 2… Continue Reading

Cyber Attacks in India - IE - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:37

Context: Recently, the premier medical institute in the country, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi (AIIMS) was crippled by a majo… Continue Reading

Flue Gas Desulphurisation - The Hindu - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:30

Context: According to study conducted by Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), Seven years after the December 2015 emission standard no… Continue Reading

Coastal Red Sand Dunes - The Hindu - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:24

Context: Recently, geologists have suggested to protect the site of Coastal Red Sand Dunes, of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Relevance: GS1 - Phys… Continue Reading

Regenerative Agriculture - DTE - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:19

Context: The importance of regenerative agriculture was emphasised in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on “Climate Chang… Continue Reading

Gaslighting - IE - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:11

Context: Recently, Merriam-Webster, America's oldest dictionary publisher, has chosen "Gaslighting" as its Word of the Year. Searches on its website… Continue Reading

Personality Rights - The Hindu - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:04

Context: Recently, the Delhi High Court recently passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of a Bollywood star’s name, image and voice. … Continue Reading

Nagaland Statehood Day - PIB - 02/12/22
2022-12-03 13:19

Context: Recently, Nagaland has celebrated its 60th Statehood Day on December 1st 2022. Nagaland statehood day also marks the beginning of Hornbill … Continue Reading

Green Cooling Solutions in India by 2040 - DTE - 02/12/22
2022-12-03 13:10

Context: According to the report ‘Climate Investment Opportunities in India's Cooling Sector’ released by the World Bank Group, investment opport… Continue Reading

Impact of Global Layoffs - The Hindu - 02/12/22
2022-12-03 13:01

Context: Recently, many of U.S. multinational companies has announced massive layoffs, which already crossed 60,000 in September and October 2022. A… Continue Reading

Upgrade in Land Records - DTE - 02/12/22
2022-12-03 13:02

Context: Recently, the Union Government has written a letter to states across the country, directing them to record Settlement Rights in Revenue and … Continue Reading

Presidency of India at the UNSC - IE - 02/12/22
2022-12-03 13:02

Context: On 1st December, India assumed the monthly rotating presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the second time in its two-year tenure … Continue Reading

Sangai Festival - PIB - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 22:01

Context: Recently the Prime Minister of India addressed the Manipur Sangai Festival via video message. Relevance: Prelims - Art & Culture About Sa… Continue Reading

Project Great Indian Bustard - PTI - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 21:56

Context: Coming to the rescue of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB), the Supreme Court recently mooted the idea of launching ‘Pro… Continue Reading

PM on India’s G-20 agenda - The Hindu - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 21:49

Context: On December 1, 2022, India commences its G20 Presidency Relevance: GS2 About: Highlights of the PM’s letter: -The world remains trapp… Continue Reading

Zombie Virus - ET - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:46

Context: European researchers have raised concerns of yet another pandemic after resurrecting a 48,500-year-old ‘Zombie Virus’ from a frozen lake… Continue Reading

Binturong - The Hindu - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:40

Context: The police and forest officials in Manipur's Ukhrul town have been scanning “gambling dens” following reports of wild animals (dead or a… Continue Reading

Global Water Resources Report 2021: WMO - DTE - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:36

Context: Recently, WMO (World Meteorological Organization) has released its first annual State of Global Water Resources Report 2021. Relevance: GS… Continue Reading

GDP and GVA - IE - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:29

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released India’s economic growth data for the second quarter of … Continue Reading

Women in Judiciary - IE - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:21

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court has recently appointed a female all-woman bench for the third time in its history. The first time the Supreme C… Continue Reading

RBI to Launch Retail Digital Rupee - IE - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:15

Context: The Reserve Bank announces the launch of the first pilot for retail digital Rupee (e₹-R) also called Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).… Continue Reading

SHAKTI Policy - PIB - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 12:44

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Power has announced a Scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 MW on competitive basis for five years on … Continue Reading

Fujiwhara Effect - DTE - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 12:38

Context: With typhoon Hinnamnor and another tropical storm called Gardo, meteorologists observed a phenomenon called the Fujiwhara Effect. Typhoon H… Continue Reading

Mobilising Green Funds - IE - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 12:30

Context: Recently, at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) of Parties 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), countri… Continue Reading

CCUS Policy Framework and its Deployment - The Hindu - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 12:13

Context: Recently, NITI Aayog has released a study report, titled ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) Policy Framework and its Deploym… Continue Reading

State of India’s Health Sector - The Hindu - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 12:06

Context: Recently, Fifteenth Finance Commission chairperson N.K. Singh addressed the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s 19th Health Summit 20… Continue Reading

First E-collectorate in Bihar - IE - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 11:59

Context: Saharsa became the first district in Bihar to be declared paperless (e-office) with an aim to end the Great Indian Red Tape. Relevance: GS… Continue Reading

India and Refugee Policy - The Hindu - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 11:52

Context: Recently, many Kuki-Chin refugees from Chittagong Hill Tract Area in Bangladesh entered Mizoram (India) fearing an attack from Bangladesh se… Continue Reading

Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT) - The Hindu - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:59

Context: In the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, the first goal of the tournament was ruled out for offside. FIFA’s brand new Semi-Automa… Continue Reading

SARAS Telescope - PIB - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:55

Context: In a first-of-its-kind work, using data from SARAS 3, researchers from the Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bengaluru, the Commonwealth Scien… Continue Reading

Ikshak Survey Vessel - PIB - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:45

Context: Recently Ikshak, the third of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project for Indian Navy was launched. Relevance: Prelims - Defence Tec… Continue Reading

GM Mustard - IE - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:41

Context: Experts express concern regarding the recent recommendation of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) for approval for the envir… Continue Reading

Black Corals - The Hindu - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:35

Context: Recently, some researchers have discovered five new species of Black Corals living as deep as 2,500 feet (762 metres) below the surface in t… Continue Reading

Himalayan Yak - The Hindu - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:27

Context: The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has approved the Himalayan Yak as a ‘food animal’. The move is expected to help… Continue Reading

4th India-France Annual Defense Dialogue - The Hindu - 30/11/22
2022-11-30 00:21

Context: Recently, the 4th India-France Defense Dialogue was held in India. Relevance: GS2 About: Key Highlights:- -Defence Industrial Cooperati… Continue Reading

Nai Chetna-Pahal Badlav Ki - The Hindu - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:11

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Urban Development launches the “Nai Chetna-Pahal Badlav Ki”- A Community-led National Campaign Against Gender-… Continue Reading

State of the Climate in Asia 2021 - DTE - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:02

Context: Recently, the State of the Climate in Asia 2021 report was published by the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Economic and Social… Continue Reading

DBT Schemes need fix - IE - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 22:05

Context: Most economists advocate converting all agricultural subsidies into direct income assistance to farmers in the form of per-acre or per-farme… Continue Reading

Southern white rhino - DTE - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:56

Context: In a major setback to rhino conservation in Africa, the proposal to downgrade the status of southern white rhino from Appendix I to Appendix… Continue Reading

Measles Outbreak in Mumbai - The Hindu - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:48

Context: One of the biggest fallouts of the pandemic globally has been the low routine immunisation coverage of children. Asper WHO data ,nearly 40 m… Continue Reading

Old Pension Scheme - The Hindu - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:44

Context: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman expressed concern over the revival of the old pension scheme (OPS) by some States, saying it would burden future ta… Continue Reading

BlueBugging - The Hindu - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:31

Context: Several smartphones have their Bluetooth settings on discovery mode as it is a default setting, making it vulnerable to bluebugging. Releva… Continue Reading

PSLV-C54 - IE - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:25

Context: Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C54 from the Sat… Continue Reading

Meeting of China-Indian Ocean Region Forum - IE - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:20

Context: Recently, the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), held a meeting of the China-Indian Ocean Region Forum in which 19 … Continue Reading

Rare Earth Materials - The Hindu - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:11

Context: Amid India's reliance on China for rare earth minerals imports, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the government to encou… Continue Reading

Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act, 1969 - The Hindu - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:03

Context: Recently, the Union Home Ministry proposed amendment to the Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act, 1969. The bill will be introduced in … Continue Reading

States ask the centre to rein in reliance on surcharges & cess while raising rev. - Hindu - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 20:50

Context: Several states have recently urged the central government to reduce its reliance on revenue-raising cesses and surcharges, which lower their… Continue Reading

Kutia Kondh Tribe and Burlang Yatra - The Hindu - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 20:32

Context: Odisha’s Kutia Kondh tribe worship and exchange millet seeds in a celebration during Burlang Yatra festival. Relevance: Prelims – Art … Continue Reading

The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) - Economic Times - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 20:24

Context: The government of India has approved a Rs 124 crore proposal for setting up incubation centres in the Delhi and Bengaluru campuses of the Cen… Continue Reading

Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue - PIB - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 19:36

Context: Recently, the fourth edition of Indo Pacific Regional Dialogue concluded in Delhi. Relevance: GS1 - Groupings About: Indo Pacific Region… Continue Reading

Russia offers advanced fuel to KKNPP - The Hindu - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 19:28

Context: Recently, the Russian state-owned Nuclear Energy corporation Rosatom has offered a more Advanced Fuel Option to India’s largest nuclear po… Continue Reading

Same Sex-Marriage under the Special Marriage act, 1954 - IE - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 19:20

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and the Attorney General for India on a plea by two gay couples seeking recognit… Continue Reading

Constitution day - PIB - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 19:07

Context: Prime Minister of India launched various new initiatives under the e-court project including Virtual Justice Clock, JustIS mobile App 2.0, D… Continue Reading

Russia's Nuclear Powered Icebreakers - The Hindu - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 19:00

Context: Recently, Russia touted its Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and dock launch for two nuclear-powered icebreakers that will ensure yea… Continue Reading

Domestic Inflation - IE - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:58

Context: According to former RBI Governor C Rangarajan, containing domestic inflation is critical to halting the rupee depreciation. Relevance: GS3… Continue Reading

Agni-3 Missile - IE - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:54

Context: India carried out a successful training launch of the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-3 developed by DRDO, from APJ Abdul K… Continue Reading

Pangolins - DTE - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:50

Context: During recently concluded the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Faun… Continue Reading

Buddhist Nyingma sect - The Hindu - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:46

Context: Recently in a significant development in the Tibetan Buddhist circles, the Nyingma sect has identified a boy from Spiti in Himachal Pradesh a… Continue Reading

Rooftop Solar - The Hindu - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:38

Context: Rooftop solar capacity installations in India fell 29% to 320 megawatt (MW) in July-September 2022, according to Mercom Research India. Re… Continue Reading

Collegium System - The Hindu - 27/11/22
2022-11-25 22:31

Context: The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud published its resolution recommending the transfer of seven High … Continue Reading

Cryosphere loss - DTE - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:24

Context: At COP27, a broad coalition of 18 governments joined together to create a new high-level group ‘Ambition on Melting Ice (AMI) on Sea-level… Continue Reading

India and Gulf Co-operation council - The Hindu -25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:17

Context: India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have agreed to pursue a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two regions and resume the negot… Continue Reading

India Abstains to Vote against reopening of Ivory trade - Indian Express - 24/11/22
2022-11-25 00:14

Context: Recently, India has decided not to vote against a proposal to re-open the international trade in ivory at the ongoing conference of the Conv… Continue Reading

Assam - Meghalaya Border Disputes - Indian Express - 24/11/22
2022-11-25 00:04

Context: Recently, six people were killed and several others injured during an alleged clash between the Assam Police and a mob in an area bordering … Continue Reading

CITES CoP19 - Down to Earth - 24/11/22
2022-11-24 23:54

Context: The 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and F… Continue Reading

ASEAN Defence ministers meeting - PIB - 24/11/22
2022-11-24 21:52

Context: Recently, the Defence Minister of India participated in the 9th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Relevan… Continue Reading

El Nino - La Nina - The Hindu - 24/11/22
2022-11-24 21:40

Context: A new study projects that climate change will significantly impact El Niño-La Niña weather patterns approximately by 2030 — a decade bef… Continue Reading

COP-27-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:35

GS ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 — COP27 — opened in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) with the aim of ensuring… Continue Reading

ASEAN-India Summit-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:30

GS-2 INTERNATIONAL RELATION CONTEXT: The 19th ASEAN-India Summit was held recently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. India was represented by Vice President … Continue Reading

Mahua tree-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:27

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: Recently a herd of elephants in Odisha drank fermented water to make mahua and went into a deep sleep. About: The flo… Continue Reading

Sovereign green bonds-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:24

GS-3 ECONOMY CONTEXT: Recently the Central government released the Sovereign Green Bonds Framework. The revenue generated from the issuance of sover… Continue Reading

Mangrove Alliance for Climate-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:21

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: During the COP27 climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the UAE and Indonesia announced the "Mangrove Alliance for… Continue Reading

Leptospirosis-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:04

GS-3 Health and environment Context: Pregnant woman from Pollachi dies of leptospirosis. Brief about Leptospirosis It is a bacterial disease that… Continue Reading

Dengue: Prevention And Identification-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 16:49

GS- 3 Scientific Innovations & Discoveries GS Paper - 2 Health Context : Every state and Union territory (UT) has reported dengue cases so far th… Continue Reading

Colour-Coded Warnings by the IMD-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 16:46

Colour-Coded Warnings by the IMD-The Hindu-12-11-2022 (Note: Read this topic from a prelim point of view ) GS-1 Physical Geography Prelim : Colo… Continue Reading

National Disaster Response Force-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 16:45

GS-3 Disaster and management Context: NDRF deploys teams in four districts that received heavy rain. PRELIM and MAINS: Know about NDRF : (NDRF)… Continue Reading

New Norms for TV Channels-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 16:43

GS-2 Governance Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the new guidelines for uplinking and downlinking of television channels in India What ar… Continue Reading

Greenwashing-The Hindu-11-11-2022
2022-11-11 17:45

GS-2 IR CONTEXT :United Nations Secretary General has warned private corporations to desist the practice of Greenwashing and mend their ways with… Continue Reading

Tea-The Hindu-11-11-2022
2022-11-11 17:40

Tea-The Hindu-11-11-2022 GS - 3 Agricultural Resources Cropping Patterns CONTEXT : Tea produced in the Northeast is safe to drink, a risk as… Continue Reading

Center Restricts use of Glyphosate-The Hindu-11-11-2022
2022-11-11 17:35

Center Restricts use of Glyphosate-The Hindu-11-11-2022 GS-3 AGRICULTURE CONTEXT - The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has restrict… Continue Reading

Ayurveda in India-The Hindu-11-11-2022
2022-11-11 17:30

Ayurveda in India-The Hindu-11-11-2022 GS-3 inclusive Growth CONTEXT - Ayurveda, India’s traditional medicine, has been in practice for close t… Continue Reading

Depletion of Groundwater-The Hindu-10-11-2022
2022-11-10 20:12

(Dear student covers this topic for Mains You may get directly based on this topic) GS - 3 Conservation of Water Resources, Irrigation CONTEXT:… Continue Reading

Pashmina wool-The Hindu-10-11-2022
2022-11-10 19:56

GS - 3 Growth and development, employment Context: Pashmina shawl traders have moved to Delhi High Court complaining of being subjected to Custo… Continue Reading

Chief Justice of India-The Hindu-10-11-2022
2022-11-10 19:44

Chief Justice of India-The Hindu-10-11-2022 (Dear student read this content from your main core book and study material and solve question based on… Continue Reading

Corruption-The Hindu-10-11-2022
2022-11-10 19:32

Corruption-The Hindu-10-11-2022 GS-4 ethics and governance Context :"The corrupt destroy the country" Supreme Court counters government in Gautam N… Continue Reading

Uttarakhand Foundation Day-The Hindu-09-11-2022
2022-11-09 19:45

Uttarakhand Foundation Day-The Hindu-09-11-2022 GS-2 Polity Context: About Uttarakhand Foundation Day Uttarakhand was formed by combining s… Continue Reading

Amendments in Electoral Bond Scheme-The Hindu-09-11-2022
2022-11-09 19:34

Amendments in Electoral Bond Scheme-The Hindu-09-11-2022 GS-2 POLITY What is the Electoral Bond Scheme? Electoral Bonds: Electoral bonds… Continue Reading

Garuda VII-The Hindu-09-11-2022
2022-11-09 19:27

Garuda VII-The Hindu-09-11-2022 GS-3 : SECURITY : Context- Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF) are participating in '… Continue Reading

Great Nicobar Project-The Hindu-09-11-2022
2022-11-09 19:06

Great Nicobar Project-The Hindu-09-11-2022 GS-3 INCLUSIVE GROWTH: CONTEXT : NITI Aayog-piloted Rs. 72,000-crore integrated project in Grea… Continue Reading

Rabies-The Hindu-09-11-2022
2022-11-09 18:57

Rabies-The Hindu-09-11-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT AND DISEASE CONTEXT : Wild animals occasionally contribute to rabies cases in villages located in the… Continue Reading

India-Russia Trade-The Hindu-08-11-2022
2022-11-08 15:52

India-Russia Trade-The Hindu-08-11-2022 GS-2 Internatioanl Relation Context : Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released data showing that I… Continue Reading

National Population Register | NPR-The Hindu-08-11-2022
2022-11-08 15:48

National Population Register | NPR-The Hindu-08-11-2022 GS-2, Polity National Population Register | NPR What is National Population Register … Continue Reading

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010(FCRA)-The Hindu-08-11-2022
2022-11-08 15:45

FCRA-The Hindu-08-11-2022 GS Paper 2: Polity and Governance Context : The steps help to effectively monitor the receipt and utilisation of fo… Continue Reading

Neelakurinji flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana)-The Hindu-08-11-2022
2022-11-08 15:24

Neelakurinji flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana)-The Hindu-08-11-2022 GS-3 Environment Prelim : Know brief about Neelakurinji flowers (Strobi… Continue Reading

Economically Weaker Section quota-The hindu-08-11-2022
2022-11-08 15:19

GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT : Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) has questioned the methodology adopted by the government in fixing Rs. 8 lakh as the a… Continue Reading

Uniform Civil Code-The Hindu-07-11-2022
2022-11-07 21:15

Uniform Civil Code-The Hindu-07-11-2022 GS Paper - 2 polity Fundamental Rights Directive Principles of State Policy Issues Related to… Continue Reading

Snow Leopard-The Hindu-07-11-2022
2022-11-07 21:12

Snow Leopard-The Hindu-07-11-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT About: Scientific Name: Panthera uncia Top Predator: Snow leopards act as an indicator… Continue Reading

Online Gaming Market in India-The Hindu-07-11-2022
2022-11-07 21:08

GS-3 ECONOMY What is the Size of India's Online Gaming Market? Revenue and Industry Growth: The revenue of the Indian mobile gaming industry… Continue Reading

Demand for Restoring the Old Pension Scheme-The Hindu-07-11-2022
2022-11-07 21:04

Demand for Restoring the Old Pension Scheme-The Hindu-07-11-2022 GS-1 SOVIAL ISSUE : Context :- Many states are demanding to restore the Old Pe… Continue Reading

Bee-The Hindu-07-11-2022
2022-11-07 20:59

GS-2 ENVIRONMENT : Highlights of Bee: There are almost 20,000 different species of bees in the world. Bees live in colonies and in each colo… Continue Reading

Stubble Burning-The hindu-05-11-2022
2022-11-06 01:11

Stubble Burning-The hindu-05-11-2022 Government Policies & Interventions GS Paper - 2 Environment GS Paper - 3 Why Stubble Burning? … Continue Reading

Banana-The hindu-05-11-2022
2022-11-06 01:12

gs-1 Prelims – Geography Context: A science writer writes in BBC that the banana tree is equated to Lord Brihaspati (Jupiter) for fertility a… Continue Reading

Chhattisgarh Foundation Day-The Hindu-05-11-2022
2022-11-06 01:13

Chhattisgarh Foundation Day-The Hindu-05-11-2022 GS-2 POLITY Chhattisgarh Foundation Day Context - third edition of the National Tribal Dance Fe… Continue Reading

Mt. Mauna Loa-The Hindu-05-11-2022
2022-11-06 00:48

Mt. Mauna Loa-The Hindu-05-11-2022 GS-1 GEOGRAPHY Mt. Mauna Loa Context: The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active … Continue Reading

Reforms in MSME Sector-The Hindu-04-11-2022
2022-11-04 23:35

Reforms in MSME Sector-The Hindu-04-11-2022 GS-3 ECONOMY CONTEXT : Reforms in MSME Sector The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) sect… Continue Reading

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights-The Hindu-04-11-2022
2022-11-04 23:20

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights-The Hindu-04-11-2022 GS-2 Issues Related to Children Education in background : Nationa… Continue Reading

Sealed Cover Jurisprudence and Related Issues-The Hindu-04-11-2022
2022-11-04 22:49

Sealed Cover Jurisprudence and Related Issues-The Hindu-04-11-2022 GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT :The Supreme Court of ask information from government agenc… Continue Reading

Wangala festival begins in Meghalaya-The Hindu-04-11-2022
2022-11-04 22:31

Wangala festival begins in Meghalaya-The Hindu-04-11-2022 GS-1 art and culture context: Wangala festival begins in Meghalaya Prelims : Megha… Continue Reading

Rhino population-The Hindu-03-11-2022
2022-11-04 01:11

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT Context : The study found that the rate of decline in horn length was highest in the critically endangered Sumatran rhino and lowe… Continue Reading

Fertilizers in India-The Hindu-03-11-2022
2022-11-04 01:06

Fertilizers in India-The Hindu-03-11-2022 GS-3 AGRICULTURE CONTEXT: Cabinet approves a subsidy of ₹51,875 crore for nitrogen, phosphorus, potash … Continue Reading

Mangarh Dham-The hindu-02-11-2022
2022-11-04 01:01

Mangarh Dham-The hindu-02-11-2022 GS-1 Art and culture Context : About Mangarh Dham: Mangarh Dham is known for the massacre of tribals that t… Continue Reading

Saffron-The Hindu-02-11-2022
2022-11-04 00:59

GS-2 Saffron is a plant whose dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. Saffron cultivation is believed to… Continue Reading

Goods and Services Tax (GST)-The Hindu-02-11-2022
2022-11-04 00:57

GS Paper - 3 Economy Government Policies & Interventions CONTEXT Rise in Gst revenue Introduction The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is… Continue Reading

4. Curcumin-The TELEGRAPH-01-11-2022
2022-11-02 19:34

GS-3 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY-AGRICULTURE CONTEXT: Researchers validate immunity-boosting ability of ‘curcumin compound’ against mastitis in cattle. M… Continue Reading

Tiangong Space Station-The Hindu -01-11-2022
2022-11-02 19:32

Tiangong Space Station-The Hindu -01-11-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY KNOW BRIEF ABOUT Tiangong Tiangong means “Heavenly Palace”. It was 1… Continue Reading

Sedition Law-The Hindu-01-10-2022
2022-11-02 19:30

Sedition Law-The Hindu-01-10-2022 GS-2 POLITY In Context The government has asked the SC to defer the hearing on Sedition law. About The Home Mi… Continue Reading

Statue of Unity-The hindu-01-11-2022
2022-11-02 19:27

GS-1 HISTORY CONTEXT : BACKGROUND : Prime Minister has inaugurated the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat. The Statue … Continue Reading

CAG report on violation of coastal ecosystem norms-The INDIAN EXPRESS-29-10-2022
2022-11-02 19:23

CAG report on violation of coastal ecosystem norms-The INDIAN EXPRESS-29-10-2022 GS-2 CONTEXT: Recently, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C… Continue Reading

GRAP Stage II-The Hindu-27-10-2022
2022-11-02 19:10

GRAP Stage II-The Hindu-27-10-2022 Gs-3 Environment Context : GRAP Stage II kicks in as Delhi’s air quality may turn ‘very poor-The Commissi… Continue Reading

Circular economy-The Hindu-31-10-2022
2022-11-02 19:07

Circular economy-The Hindu-31-10-2022 GS-3 Economy(CORE SYLLABUS) Prelim and Mains A circular economy (also referred to as “circularity”)i… Continue Reading

Turning paddy straw into Compressed Bio Gas-the Hindu-26-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:55

Turning paddy straw into Compressed Bio Gas-the Hindu-26-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: The renewable energy revolution in agriculture has st… Continue Reading

GOOGLE INDIA’S PAYMENT TO IRELAND UNIT NOT ROYALTY, RULES INCOME TAX APPELLATE AUTHORITY (ITAT)-T
2022-11-02 18:49

GS-3 ECONOMY: In ‑2013­, the tax department issued a notice to Google proposing to treat payments made by Google India to Google Ireland as royal… Continue Reading

Rustom-2-The Hindu-22-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:46

GS-3 SCIENCE TECH CONTEXT: Rustom-2 has been designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru. About Rustom-2… Continue Reading

CAR-T Therapy-The Hindu-22-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:43

CAR-T Therapy-The Hindu-22-10-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE & TECH CONTEXT: Researchers streamline way to manufacture CAR T-cells in just 24 hrs CAR-T thera… Continue Reading

Conservation of vultures-The Hindu-21-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:38

Conservation of vultures-The Hindu-21-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT: A total of nine species of vultures are found in India. Out of these six species a… Continue Reading

IBSAMAR VII-The Hindu-21-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:35

IBSAMAR VII-The Hindu-21-10-2022 GS-3 INTERNAL SECURITY PRELIM AND MAINS : What is IBSAMAR VII? It is a joint Multinational Maritime Exercise … Continue Reading

PM-DevINE Scheme-The Hindu-21-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:32

PM-DevINE Scheme-The Hindu-21-10-2022 GS-2 GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND GOVERNNACE What is PM-DevINE Scheme? About: PM-DevINE will lead to the creation… Continue Reading

Six spider species-The Hindu-19-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:12

Six spider species-The Hindu-19-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: Arachnologists from the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology (CATE), Christ C… Continue Reading

Nihonshu-The Hindu-19-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:09

Nihonshu-The Hindu-19-10-2022 GS-2 GI TAG: CONTEXT : The Embassy of Japan, New Delhi, has fled an application seeking a Geographical Indication (G… Continue Reading

Kedarnath Temple-The Hindu-19-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:09

Kedarnath Temple-The Hindu-19-10-2022 GS-1 ART AND CULTURE CONTEXT : Helcopter crash PRELIM AND MAINS Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu shrine dedic… Continue Reading

Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM)-V2VIAS-18-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:47

GS-2 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Indian Coast Guard is hosting the 18th HACGAM in coordination with the HACGAM secretariat at New Delhi. It is a … Continue Reading

Mock Meat-The Hindu-18-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:43

GS-3 agriculture environment PRELIM AND MAINS Mock meat is a term used for alternative meat options. It can be created from plant-based proteins … Continue Reading

One Nation One Fertilizer-The Hindu-18-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:38

One Nation One Fertilizer-The Hindu-18-10-2022 GS-2 GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AND GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : PRELIM AND MAINS : What is the One Nation One Fer… Continue Reading

Durgavati Tiger Reserve-The Hindu-17-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:19

GS-3 MAP IN NEWS: Veerangana Durgawati Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Named after Rani D… Continue Reading

Barium in exoplanets-The Hindu-17-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:18

GS-2 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY context:Scientists have detected barium in the upper atmosphere of two giant exoplanets for the first time. What is Bariu… Continue Reading

2. Green investment-The Hindu-17-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:07

GS-3 ECONOMY: CONTEXT: What do you mean by Green investment? The term “green investments” refers to investment activities that are focused on … Continue Reading

2. Green investment-The Hindu-17-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:05

GS-3 ECONOMY: CONTEXT: What do you mean by Green investment? The term “green investments” refers to investment activities that are focused on … Continue Reading

The Global Hunger Index-The HINDU-17-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:00

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : PRELIM AND MAINS: The Global Hunger Index is a peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide an… Continue Reading

The Global Hunger Index-The HINDU-17-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:00

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : PRELIM AND MAINS: The Global Hunger Index is a peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide an… Continue Reading

3. India’s Agricultural Production and Statistics-The Hindu-14-10-2022
2022-11-02 15:45

GS-3 AGRICULTURE PRELIMS AND MAINS India’s Agricultural Production and Statistics- Doing by Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) … Continue Reading

National population policy-The Hindu-14-10-2022
2022-11-02 15:34

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT: Population policies are being developed to address unmet needs in relation to population. It includes contraception, … Continue Reading

Launchers or Launch Vehicles-The HIndu-14-10-2022
2022-11-02 15:21

GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : Launchers or Launch Vehicles are used to carry spacecraft to space. India has two operational launchers: Polar Sa… Continue Reading

Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940-The Hindu-13-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:37

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : PRELIM AND MAINS: Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940: The Act regulates the import, manufacture, and distribution of drugs … Continue Reading

FTAs-The Hindu-13-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:32

GS-3 ECONOMY CONTEXT: What are Free Trade Agreements? A Free trade Agreement (FTA) is an agreement between two or more countries where the countr… Continue Reading

Slender Loris-The Hindu-13-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:23

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT: Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday notified the Kaduvur slender loris sanctuary covering 11,806 hectares in Karur and Di… Continue Reading

NBDA-The Hindu-12-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:19

GS-2 GOVERNANCE IN BACKGROUND About NBDA The News Broadcasters & Digital Association (NBDA) [Formerly known as News Broadcasters Association … Continue Reading

Reverse Auction-The Hindu-12-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:16

GS-3 Economy Prelim: What Is a Reverse Auction? A reverse auction is a type of auction in which sellers bid for the prices at which they are will… Continue Reading

RTI- The Hindu-12-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:14

GS-2&4 GOVERNANCE About the RTI Act, 2005: An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secu… Continue Reading

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme-The Hindu-12-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:11

GS-2 GOVERNANCE AND GOVERNMENT SCHEMES: CONTEXT: Background : “Government has always encouraged and empowered girls to pursue the vocation of… Continue Reading

3. Eye Donation- The Hindu-10-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:05

GS-1 SOCIAL ISSUE : CONTEXT: Disparity among States in facilities for eye donation. Prelim and Mains : Eye donation :- In most cases, loss of sig… Continue Reading

2. CBD Oil- The Hindu-10-10-2022
2022-11-01 15:19

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT: CONTEXT : Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as cannabis or hemp. One specific form of CBD … Continue Reading

Lassa Fever-The Hindu-10-10-2022
2022-11-01 15:14

GS-3 Disease and environment: Context: Prelim and mains: Lassa fever is an animal-borne, or zoonotic, the acute viral illness spread by the common… Continue Reading

4. DAKSH-The Hindu-08-10-2022
2022-11-01 15:07

DAKSH-The Hindu-08-10-2022 GS-3 ECONOMY : CONTEXT : RBI launches advanced supervisory monitoring system DAKSH. DAKSH is a web-based end-to-end wo… Continue Reading

4. DAKSH-The Hindu-08-10-2022
2022-11-01 15:07

DAKSH-The Hindu-08-10-2022 GS-3 ECONOMY : CONTEXT : RBI launches advanced supervisory monitoring system DAKSH. DAKSH is a web-based end-to-end wo… Continue Reading

World food prices fall for sixth straight month, says UN- The Hindu-08-10-2022
2022-11-01 15:00

GS-3 ECONOMY CONTEXT: World food prices have fallen for the sixth month in a row in September, UN data showed on Friday, as they continued to decli… Continue Reading

Food Poisoning-The Hindu-08-10-2022
2022-11-01 14:57

GS-1 SOCIAL ISSUE CONTEXT: Tamil Nadu Minister for Social Welfare Geetha Jeevan on Friday ordered the closure and sealing of a private children’s … Continue Reading

Ales Bialiatski- The Hindu-08-10-2022
2022-11-01 14:42

GS-1 AWARD PERSONALITY IN NEWS CONTEXT : The 2022 Peace Prize is awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian hum… Continue Reading

World bank pares India FY23 growth projection to 6.5%-The Hindu-07-10-2022
2022-11-01 00:18

GS-3 ECONOMY IN DETAIL: The world bank has trimmed its estimate for India’s growth in the current fiscal year (FY22-23) to 6.5%. Its previous pr… Continue Reading

Annie Ernaux -The Hindu-07-10-2022
2022-11-01 00:13

GS-1 PERSONALITY IN NEWS: CONTEXT: French author Annie Ernaux, known for her deceptively simple novels drawing on personal experience of class and … Continue Reading

Gig economy-The Hindu-07-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:59

GS-3 ECONOMY: CONTEXT: PRELIM AND MAINS: What Is a Gig Economy? A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common… Continue Reading

Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)-The Hindu-07-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:57

GS-3: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: CONTEXT : The indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Prachand, meaning ferce, was formally inducted into… Continue Reading

Ganga Gram-The Hindu-06-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:54

Ganga Gram-The Hindu-06-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharati, held the fourth Ganga Gr… Continue Reading

Biomass co-firing-The Hindu-06-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:51

GS-3 IN Background: The government had launched the SAMARTH Mission i.e., National Mission on Use of Biomass in coal based thermal Power Plants. W… Continue Reading

2.Criteria for deciding creamy layer-The Hindu-06-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:48

.Criteria for deciding creamy layer-The Hindu-06-10-2022 GS-2 POLITY : CONTEXT : Scheduled Caste is not a caste, but a legal name awarded to membe… Continue Reading

IBC-The Hindu-06-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:41

IBC-The Hindu-06-10-2022 GS-2 GOVERNANCE: Context:- The sixth anniversary of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) on October 1, Wh… Continue Reading

RBI hike repo rate- The Hindu-04-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:30

Economy GS-3 IN SHORTS: PRELIM: The RBI had hiked the repo rate by another 50bps points on 30th September in the wake of high domestic retail in… Continue Reading

AUKUS-The Hindu-04-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:26

GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PRELIM : China has reportedly withdrawn its draft resolution against the AUKUS grouping at the International Atomic En… Continue Reading

Satellite broadband services in India-The Hindu-03-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:23

GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT: The race to provide exhaustive satellite broadband services in India Satellite communication has been gainin… Continue Reading

Medicinal fungi may be suitable for identifying novel drugs-The Hindu-03-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:19

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT • research by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai, has shown that some chemicals secreted by medicinal fungi … Continue Reading

Child abandonment-The Hindu-03-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:11

GS-1 SOCIAL ISSUE : CONTEXT : Last month in Tamil Nadu, a two-year-old girl was found alone in a government bus. The crying toddler was handed over… Continue Reading

International Day of Older People-The Hindu-01-10-2022
2022-10-01 16:16

International Day of Older People-The Hindu-01-10-2022 GS-1 SOCIAL ISSUE: CONTEXT : The United Nations marks today as International Day for Older … Continue Reading

FOREIGN TRIBUNAL-The Hindu-01-10-2022
2022-10-01 16:15

FOREIGN TRIBUNAL-The Hindu-01-10-2022 GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT: The Assam government has decided not to extend the term of members who were appointed f… Continue Reading

AFSPA-The Hindu-01-09-2022
2022-10-01 16:09

GS-2 POLITY & GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : BACKGROUND The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Bill was passed by both the Houses of Parliament and it was approv… Continue Reading

R Venkataramani-The Hindu-29-09-2022
2022-09-29 18:42

R Venkataramani-The Hindu-29-09-2022 GS-1 PERSONALITY IN NEWS : CONTEXT: Senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India R Venkataramani was on Wedn… Continue Reading

Lt. General Anil Chauhan-The Hindu-29-09-2022
2022-09-29 18:38

2. Lt. General Anil Chauhan-The Hindu-29-09-2022 Gs-1 Personality in news Context: Lt. General Anil Chauhan will be our new chief defence service(… Continue Reading

1. ASI finds Buddhist caves, and temples in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in M.P-The HINDU-29-09-2022
2022-09-29 18:36

1. ASI finds Buddhist caves, and temples in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in M.P. GS-1 Art and culture Context : The ruins of temples at Bandhavgarh r… Continue Reading

1. United Nations Security Council-The Hindu-28-09-2022
2022-09-28 16:41

1. United Nations Security Council-The Hindu-28-09-2022 GS-2 INTER The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of interna… Continue Reading

Jaldoot-The Hindu-28-09-2022
2022-09-28 16:39

Jaldoot-The Hindu-28-09-2022 Gs-3 Water resources CONTEXT : Jaldoot— jointly developed by the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Ministries A… Continue Reading

The Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) Report-The Hindu-28-09-2022
2022-09-28 16:34

GS-3 ECONOMY : CONTEXT : The Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) report of 2021-22 on the fourth round (January-March) says that the manufacturing se… Continue Reading

Digital Trust-The Hindu-28-09-2022
2022-09-28 16:31

GS-2 GOVERNNANCE AND ETHHICS Context: State of digital trust report 2022 has been released by ISACA. Digital trust is the confidence users have … Continue Reading

Digital Trust-The Hindu-28-09-2022
2022-09-28 16:31

GS-2 GOVERNNANCE AND ETHHICS Context: State of digital trust report 2022 has been released by ISACA. Digital trust is the confidence users have … Continue Reading

Digital Trust-The Hindu-28-09-2022
2022-09-28 16:31

GS-2 GOVERNNANCE AND ETHHICS Context: State of digital trust report 2022 has been released by ISACA. Digital trust is the confidence users have … Continue Reading

Digital Trust-The Hindu-28-09-2022
2022-09-28 16:29

GS-2 GOVERNNANCE AND ETHHICS Context: State of digital trust report 2022 has been released by ISACA. Digital trust is the confidence users have … Continue Reading

NavIC system-The Hindu-27-09-2022
2022-09-27 16:14

NavIC system-The Hindu-27-09-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : The Union Government is pushing techno giants to make smartphones compatible… Continue Reading

DART Mission-The Hindu-27-09-2022
2022-09-27 16:12

GS-3 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PRELIM AND MAINS : About DART MISSION : NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) - the world's first planeta… Continue Reading

Semiconductor industry-The Hindu-27-09-2022
2022-09-27 16:02

GS-3 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : Semiconductors are the thumbnail-sized building blocks of almost every modern electronic device from smartphone… Continue Reading

Chambal wildlife sanctuary-The Hindu-27-09-2022
2022-09-27 16:00

Chambal wildlife sanctuary-The Hindu-27-09-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT ( Dear Student keep this topic at one page and see it in map and locate nearby i… Continue Reading

The Mysuru Palace on Dasara-The Hindu-26-09-2022
2022-09-26 19:57

1. The Mysuru Palace on Dasara-The Hindu-26-09-2022 GS-2 ART AND CULTURE CONTEXT : During the Dasara celebrations, the Mysuru Palace will take cen… Continue Reading

Nanoplastics-The Hindu-23-09-2022
2022-09-23 16:46

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT What do you mean by Nanoparticles ? Extremely small pieces or particles of plastic resulting from the disposal or breakdown of pla… Continue Reading

The world rose day- The Hindu-22-09-2022
2022-09-22 17:12

The world rose day- The Hindu-22-09-2022 Gs-1 History Context: Rose day is celebrated on 22 Sept every year. Why is World Rose Day celebrated? Wo… Continue Reading

GREEN EVENT TOOLS-The Hindu-22-09-2022
2022-09-22 17:10

GREEN EVENT TOOLS-The Hindu-22-09-2022 GS-2 KNOW ABOUT Green Event Tools : The GET is suitable for management, conference, meeting, exhibiti… Continue Reading

Hybrid propulsion system-The Hindu-22-09-2022
2022-09-22 17:03

Hybrid propulsion system-The Hindu-22-09-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Wednesday… Continue Reading

Red sandlehood –The Hindu-21-09-2022
2022-09-21 16:16

Red sandlehood –The Hindu-21-09-2022 Gs-3 Environment Context : Prelim and Mains: Red Sandalwood timber is used for carvings, furniture, poles,… Continue Reading

Gun law-The Hindu-21-09-2022
2022-09-21 16:15

GS-2 Governance : Context :Gun violence is an issue that is hotly debated in countries such as the U.S. Background : Gun laws and policies, coll… Continue Reading

Raju srivastav-The Hindu-21-09-2022
2022-09-21 16:13

Raju srivastav-The Hindu-21-09-2022 Gs-1 Personality in news Context : RAJU SRIVASTAV PASSED AWAY. KNOW ABOUT RAJU SRIVASTAV Satya Prakash Sr… Continue Reading

Reforms and the task of getting teachers on board-Apps based attendence-The Hindu-21-09-2022
2022-09-21 16:11

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT: The State may have embarked on radical changes in the curriculum, school restructuring and the mode of teaching, but it ne… Continue Reading

MAINS Question Practice quetion--20-09-2022
2022-09-20 16:16

“India’s relations with Israel have, of late, acquired a depth and diversity, which cannot be rolled back.”Discuss.-150 WORDS Import… Continue Reading

NEUROSAFE- The Hindu-20-09-2022
2022-09-20 16:09

Gs -3 Science technology In background : It is a smart vaccine testing method that safekeep animals and humans while measuring neurovirulence. N… Continue Reading

Merge software- The Hindu-20-09-2022
2022-09-20 16:06

Merge software- The Hindu-20-09-2022 Gs-3 Science Technology : Context : In news Prelim and Mains : Ethereum, the world’s second most valuab… Continue Reading

National logistic policy-The Hindu-05-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:32

GS-2 Governance CONTEXT BACKGROUND PRELIM AND MAINS: PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES NATIONAL LOGISTICS POLICY (NLP) Policy Aims to: The policy en… Continue Reading

Death penalty-The Hindu-20-09-2022
2022-09-20 16:01

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : BACKGROUND PRELIM AND MAINS: Define Death Penalty or Capital punishment? It can be defined as the execution of an… Continue Reading

KRITAGYA 3.0-The Hindu-19-09-2022
2022-09-19 15:25

GS-3: AGRICULTURE : Indian Council of Agricultural Research with its National Agricultural Higher Education Project and Crop Science Division is org… Continue Reading

Kinnow-The Hindu-19-09-2022
2022-09-19 15:23

GS-2 AGRICULTURE: CONTEXT: A farmer harvesting kinnows on a farm on the outskirts of Faridkot in Punjab. BACKGROUND : -The 'Kinnow' is a high-yi… Continue Reading

Stubble burning- The Hindu-19-09-2022
2022-09-19 15:17

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT :A farmer burning paddy stubble on a farm at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar Stubble (parali) burning is a meth… Continue Reading

Scheduled Tribes list-The Hindu-19-09-2022
2022-09-19 14:50

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : The term 'Scheduled Tribes' first appeared in the Constitution of India Article 366 (25) defined scheduled tribes as … Continue Reading

NATIONAL SPORTS DEVELOPMENT FUND-The Hindu-16-09-2022
2022-09-16 16:24

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : NSDF has inked MoU with NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) Foundation and REC (Rural Electrification Corporation) … Continue Reading

The Eastern Economic Forum-The Hindu-16-09-2022
2022-09-16 16:21

The Eastern Economic Forum-The Hindu-16-09-2022 GS-3 ECONOMY CONTEXT : The EEF was established in 2015. Aim : To encourage foreign investme… Continue Reading

PMAY-Grameen-The Hindu-05-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:33

GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT: The circular has specified that no penalty would be imposed if the central funds are not available with the State. PRELIM A… Continue Reading

Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019-The Hindu-14-09-2022
2022-09-14 16:54

GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT : Reservation cannot be implemented as a “poverty alleviation programme” for the socially and educationally forward classes… Continue Reading

Oil import in India-The Hindu-14-09-2022
2022-09-14 16:16

GS-1 GEOGRAPHY RESOURCE AND ITS ALLOCATION CONTEXT: Iran may urge India to restart oil imports. Prelim and Mains : Background : The petr… Continue Reading

National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)-The Hindu-14-09-2022
2022-09-14 16:13

GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : Ivermectin and mupirocin have been added, while ranitidine and sucralfate have been dropped from the NLEM lis… Continue Reading

Braj Basi lal- The hindu-13-09-2022
2022-09-13 16:33

Gs-1 Personality in news Context : Veteran archaeologist B. B. Lal passed away. Background : Braj Basi lal was an archaeologist.He was an … Continue Reading

HAR DIN HAR GHAR AYURVEDA-The Hindu-13-09-2022
2022-09-13 16:32

GS-2 GOVERNANANCE : CONTEXT : All India Institute of Ayurveda, under the Ministry of Ayush, on Monday launched the programme for Ayurveda Day. The … Continue Reading

Pornography and law associated with it-The hindu- 13-09-2022
2022-09-13 16:29

GS-1 SOCIAL ISSUE CONTEXY : The Supreme Court did not entertain a plea advocating a link between watching Internet porn and sex crimes, includi… Continue Reading

THE CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019-The Hindu-13-09-2022
2022-09-13 16:25

THE CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019-The Hindu-13-09-2022 GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT : The Supreme Court fixed the hearing in 220 petitions challengin… Continue Reading

GYANVAYAPI AND THE PLACE OF WORSHIP ACT,1991-The Hindu-13-09-2022
2022-09-13 16:23

GS-2 POLITY Context : Gyanvyapi's petition filed in court vs Supreme Court set the ball rolling on a series of petitions challenging the validity o… Continue Reading

Geomagnetic storm-V2VIAS-12-09-2022
2022-09-12 17:12

GS-1 GEOGRAPHY : Geomagnetic storm A geomagnetic storm, also known as a magnetic storm, is a temporary disturbance of the Earth's magnetosphere cau… Continue Reading

Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati-The Hindu-12-09-2022
2022-09-12 17:11

GS-1 : PERSONALITY IN NEWS : CONTEXT : Know About Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati. Swaroopanand Saraswati was born Pothiram Upadhyay on 2 September 1… Continue Reading

Taragiri frigate Under the Project 17A-The Hindu-12-09-2022
2022-09-12 17:00

GS-3 SECURITY CONTEXT : Taragiri, the third stealth frigate of Project 17A, was launched on Sunday by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. PRELIM AND MA… Continue Reading

Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme-The Hindu-12-09-2022
2022-09-12 16:58

GS-2 GOVERNMENT SCHEMES CONTEXT : AIM The objective of providing economic support to the poor and needy families living in the cities through… Continue Reading

Miyawaki method-The Hindu-10-09-2022
2022-09-10 17:36

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : PRELIM & MAINS : What is Miyawaki method ? The method involves planting two to four trees per square metre. Miyawaki forests gr… Continue Reading

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)-The Hindu-10-09-2022
2022-09-10 17:34

GS-2 Government schemes Context :Ministry of Rural Development on Friday announced a nationwide campaign to expedite the inclusion of women who are … Continue Reading

Vande Bharat-The Hindu-10-09-2022
2022-09-10 17:33

GS-3 Science technology Context : Prelims and Mains : The Vande Bharat train is an indigenously designed and manufactured semi-high speed, sel… Continue Reading

The palace of worship act 1991-The Hindu-10-09-2022
2022-09-10 17:32

GS-2 POLITY Context : Supreme Court set the ball rolling on a series of petitions challenging the validity of the Places of Worship Act of 1991, Si… Continue Reading

Shumang Leela-The Hindu-08-09-2022
2022-09-08 16:22

GS-1 ART AND CULTURE About: Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theatre in Manipur and the roles of female artists are all played by male… Continue Reading

National Cooperation Policy (NCP)-The Hindu-08-09-2022
2022-09-08 16:20

GS-2 CONTEXT : Centre has announced constitution of a national level committee for drafting NCP. Existing National Policy on Cooperatives was form… Continue Reading

PM SHRI-The Hindu-08-09-2022
2022-09-08 16:01

GS-2 GOVERNMENT SCHEMES CONTEXT : PM SHRI scheme to turn existing government schools into model schools for implementation of the National Educ… Continue Reading

Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)-The Hindu-08-09-2022
2022-09-08 15:25

GS-2 GOVERNANCE What is Corporate Social Responsiblity ? Corporate social responsibility is a business model by which companies make a concer… Continue Reading

African cheetahs-The Hindu-07-09-2022
2022-09-07 16:13

African cheetahs-The Hindu-07-09-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT : The much-awaited arrival of African cheetahs to India may be timed for Prime Mi… Continue Reading

Ramon Magsaysay Award-The Hindu-07-09-2022
2022-09-07 16:11

GS-1 Personality in news Context : The controversy over the nomination for the Ramon Magsaysay Award. About Ramon Magsaysay Award: The Ramon Ma… Continue Reading

India Bangladesh's recent ties and development-The Hindu-07-09-2022
2022-09-07 16:09

GS-2 INTERNATIONAL RELATION : CONTEXT : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ceremonial reception at t… Continue Reading

Carbon capture and storage (CCS)-The Hindu-06-09-2022
2022-09-06 16:38

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT PRELIM BACKGROUND : Norway is building the world's first open-access CCS infrastructure on Norway's North Sea coast. It will all… Continue Reading

Marriage Act and Provision-The Hindu-06-09-2022
2022-09-06 16:36

Marriage Act and Provision-The Hindu-06-09-2022 GS-1 SOCIAL ISSUE CONTEXT : Background : Marriage Act and Provision : A marriage which has alr… Continue Reading

Conversion therapy-The Hindu-06-09-2022
2022-09-06 16:34

Conversion therapy-The Hindu-06-09-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : Conversion therapy is the pseudoscientific practice of attempting to c… Continue Reading

Indian Astronomical observatory-The Hindu-05-09-2022
2022-09-05 15:58

Indian Astronomical observatory-The Hindu-05-09-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : The Himalayan Chandra Telescope at Hanle in Ladakh. PR… Continue Reading

Special maternity leave in case of infant death- The HINDU-05-09-2022
2022-09-05 15:56

Special maternity leave in case of infant death GS-1 WOMEN EMPOWERMENT CONTEXT : Central government has decided to grant a 60 days special matern… Continue Reading

International Monetary Fund’s-The Hindu-05-09-2022
2022-09-05 15:54

GS-3 Economy Context : A Brief Overview The Bretton Woods Conference in 1944 led the foundation of the IMF. The International Monetary Fund… Continue Reading

Cotton cultivation-The Hindu-05-09-2022
2022-09-05 15:38

GS-3 AGRICULTURE CONTEXT Impacted by heavy rain and floods in Telangana, the cropping pattern this Kharif season has ducked the plans of the Agri… Continue Reading

New Ensign of Navy-The Hindu-03-09-2022
2022-09-03 17:42

GS-3 SECURITY CONTEXT: The new naval ensign will replace the present ensign Know more about the New Ensign of the Navy. New Ensign of Navy The … Continue Reading

VIKRANT- The Hindu-03-09-2022
2022-09-03 17:41

GS-3 SECURITY : CONTEXT : NS VIKRANT is an aircraft carrier constructed by cochin Shipyard limited for the Indian Navy. It will be the first ai… Continue Reading

The QUAD- The Hindu-03-09-2022
2022-09-03 17:39

GS-2 International Organisation : CONTEXT : Background : What is QUAD? QUAD Known as the 'Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) The Quad is … Continue Reading

PARAKH- The Indian express-02-09-2022
2022-09-03 11:17

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT: PARAKH would facilitate the sharing of best practices across educational institutions and guarantee that academic expectat… Continue Reading

CRI-MAC-The Hindu-02-09-2022
2022-09-03 11:10

GS-2 Governance Context : Cri-MAC was launched to share info on significant crimes across the country. Prelim : About CRI-MAC CRI-MAC is… Continue Reading

WHITE ONION-The Indian express-01-09-2022
2022-09-01 17:31

GS-3 AGRICULTURE Alibagh (Maharastra) is known for growing white onion using the traditional method and utilizing geo-climatic conditions for a uniq… Continue Reading

Potassium Iodide/Anti-radiation pills-The Indian Express-01-09-2022
2022-09-01 17:27

Potassium Iodide/Anti-radiation pills-The Indian Express-01-09-2022 GS-3 Environment Context : With fears of a nuclear disaster at Ukraine’s Zap… Continue Reading

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (the NDPS Act)-The Indian express-01-09-202
2022-09-01 17:26

GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT : Bhang, ganja, and criminality in the NDPS Act, punishment is based on the number of drugs seized. What is bhang? Bhang … Continue Reading

Mikhail Gorbachev-The Indian express-01-09-2022
2022-09-01 17:24

Mikhail Gorbachev-The Indian express-01-09-2022 GS-1 PERSONALITY IN NEWS CONTEXT: Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold… Continue Reading

International Transport Forum-The Hindu-31-08-2022
2022-08-31 16:17

GS-2 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION CONTEXT: Transport ministers from the UK and Ukraine have signed a joint action plan to help rebuild Ukraine’s tr… Continue Reading

zombie ice-The Hindu-31-08-2022
2022-08-31 16:14

GS-3 SCIENCE TECH: CONTEXT: Prelim About Zombie ice Dead or Doomed ice not accumulating fresh snow. Zombie ice from massive greenland ic… Continue Reading

The Special Marriage Act, 1954-The Hindu-31-08-2022.
2022-08-31 16:11

GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT : The Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition challenging provisions of the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954. MAINS : BACKGRO… Continue Reading

Vadakkunnathan temple- The Hindu-31-08-2022
2022-08-31 16:07

GS-1 ART & CULTURE TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE CONTEXT : A pookkalam (flower arrangement) was set up in front of the famed Vadakkunnathan temple in Thri… Continue Reading

Eight core industries in India-v2vias--30-08-2022
2022-08-30 15:55

very very important (Note: Dear student this section is very important this is special series of v2v ias. Make a short note from this section beca… Continue Reading

Atal Bridge-The Hindu-30-08-2022
2022-08-30 15:52

Atal Bridge-The Hindu-30-08-2022 GS-1 HISTORY: CONTEXT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate another attraction added near the Sabarm… Continue Reading

5G Architecture-The Hindu-30-08-2022
2022-08-30 15:49

5G Architecture-The Hindu-30-08-2022 GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY: CONTEXT: Reliance JIO is going to launch a 5G network in a few metro cities by diw… Continue Reading

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu- The Hindu-30-08-2022
2022-08-30 15:47

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu- The Hindu-30-08-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: Forest personnel with an elephant calf rescued from a river … Continue Reading

Cime rate in India- The Hindu-30-08-2022
2022-08-30 15:44

GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT: According to the NCRB report rape, kidnapping, atrocities against children, and robberies increased last year. PRELIM AND M… Continue Reading

Xylitol- The Telegraph India-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:52

GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT : IIT Guwahati has introduced a new method of formation of sugar from waste sugarcane waste called xylitol. … Continue Reading

Malnourishment-The Hindu-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:50

Malnourishment-The Hindu-29-08-2022 GS-1 SOCIAL ISSUE : CONTEXT: Modi urges people to join the fight against malnourishment. MAINS: Malnouris… Continue Reading

Postal pin code- The Hindu-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:48

GS-1 HISTORY : CONTEXT : The system of postal codes in India. PRELIM & MAINS: A Postal Index Number (PIN), or sometimes redundantly a PIN cod… Continue Reading

Kaziranga wildlife-The Hindu-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:46

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT : The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Panbari near the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger … Continue Reading

swine flu-The Hindu-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:44

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : More than 2,000 pigs have died due to the African swine fever in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa city. PRELIM: Know ab… Continue Reading

India, and Tanzania to set up defence task force-The Hindu-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:15

India, and Tanzania to set up defence task force-The Hindu-27-08-2022 GS-3 SECURITY : CONTEXT : Joint task force between two nation India and Tanz… Continue Reading

Human-animal conflict-Down The earth-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:10

Human-animal conflict-Down The earth-27-08-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT Context : Recently, the Minister of State for Forest, Environment and Climate C… Continue Reading

One Nation One Fertiliser-The Hindu-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:08

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : PRELIM: One Nation One Fertiliser scheme Under the scheme, all fertiliser companies in the country have to sell their products … Continue Reading

Constitutional provision for disqualification of membership-The Hindu-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:05

Constitutional provision for disqualification of membership-The Hindu-27-08-2022 Context : The Election Commission of India has told Jharkhand Gover… Continue Reading

Seti River-Mint-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:03

GS-1 Geography Context: The 52nd meeting of the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) held on Monday decided to hand over NHPC Limited, India, to study an… Continue Reading

Divyang Park in Nagpur-PIB-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:01

GS-1 Society & Governance: CONTEXT: Maharashtra to get the first Divyang park in Nagpur. Prelim : Divyang Park will have different kinds of facil… Continue Reading

Mandal Art-26-08-2022
2022-08-26 16:07

GS-1 Art and culture In detail : In the ancient Sanskrit language of Hinduism and Buddhism, mandala means “circle.” Traditionally, a mandal… Continue Reading

Veer Balak smark-The Indian express-26-08-2022
2022-08-26 16:05

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT: Modi Will Inaugurate The Memorial To The School Children And Teachers Killed In The 2001 Earthquake. The memorial … Continue Reading

Matsya Setu-V2V Govt series-26-08-2022
2022-08-26 16:01

GS-2 Government schemes and intervention : MATSYA SETU An android mobile app developed by ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhub… Continue Reading

Grameen Udyami Project-The Hindu-26-08-2022
2022-08-26 15:55

GS-3 Government schemes and intervention Context : What is the Grameen Udyami Project? Grameen Udyami is a unique multi-skilling project, fund… Continue Reading

Anna mani-Google doodle-25-08-2022
2022-08-25 15:35

GS-1 PERSON IN NEWS: Context : On 23 August, Google dedicated a doodle to Anna Mani. IN BREIEF: Anna Mani was an Indian physicist and meteoro… Continue Reading

Hungry stone-V2VIAS_R&D_CA-25-08-2022
2022-08-25 15:33

Hungry stone-V2VIAS_R&D_CA-25-08-2022 Gs-1 Personality and contribution In brief : Hungry Stones in Bengali it is written as Kshudhita Pashan or … Continue Reading

PFAS Per & Polyfluoroalkyl Substance-The Hindu-25-08-2022
2022-08-25 15:31

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT : PRELIM What is PFAS: PFAS are a large, complex group of manufactured chemicals that are ingredients in various… Continue Reading

MITHILA MAKHANA-The Hindu-25-08-2022
2022-08-25 15:29

GS-1 CONTEXT : This healthy snack from Bihar has now made its place on the list of GI Tags in India. PRELIM & MAINS : MITHILA MAKHANA The botan… Continue Reading

iFOREST- The Hindu-25-08-2022
2022-08-25 15:24

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : Researchers want Odisha’s Angul to plan a transition to green energy, and economy. In detail: What is iFOREST? … Continue Reading

Paduranga Sada shiva khankhoje-Personality in news-24-08-2022
2022-08-24 17:08

GS-1 PERSONALITY IN NEWS CONTEXT : Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will travel to Mexico to unveil the statue of freedom fighter and agriculturalist… Continue Reading

VLSRSAM- The Hindu-24-08-2022
2022-08-24 17:03

GS-3 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy successfully flight tested the indi… Continue Reading

Bilkis bano case-The hindu-24-08-2022
2022-08-24 17:01

GS-2 GOVERNANCE MAINS : What is the Bilkis Bano case? Gujarat had turned violent after the Sabarmati train was burnt in Godhra on 27 February … Continue Reading

Acculturation-The Hindu-24-08-2022
2022-08-24 16:55

GS-1 SOCIETY CONTEXT : More will migration and interaction will lead to acculturation. PRELIM: (NOTE:-From a prelim point of view, you need t… Continue Reading

Kerala savari-The Hindu-23-08-2022
2022-08-23 14:49

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : ‘Kerala Savari’, the country’s first-time online taxi service owned by a State Government, cab service launched … Continue Reading

Tomato flu-The Hindu-23-08-2022
2022-08-23 14:40

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : Health Department personnel carrying out thermal screening amid the tomato flu scare. What is tomato flu? Tomato… Continue Reading

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Mysuru-The Hindu-23-08-2022
2022-08-23 14:34

GS-3 Environment and Ecology Context : Boating was suspended at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Mysuru due to heavy flooding. Prelim : -Ran… Continue Reading

Non Fungible tokens(NFT )-The Hindu-22-08-2022
2022-08-22 17:11

GS-3 Economy Context : Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) transactions is likely to rise from 24 million in 2022 to 40 million by 2027. What is NFT ? … Continue Reading

Rabies Disease-The Hindu-22-08-2022
2022-08-22 17:03

Rabies-The Hindu-22-08-2022 Gs-3 Context : Rabies is a viral disease that causes encephalitis in humans and other mammals. Symptoms : F… Continue Reading

INDIA- CHINA BILATERAL RELATIONS & EVENTS-The Hindu-22-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:59

GS-2 International Relation Context : India China relation: Important Political event and visits of india china : 1950: India became t… Continue Reading

LOOK OUT CIRCULAR-The Hindu-22-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:55

GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT :CBI issued LOC TO 8 private person in Manish Sisodiya case. PRELIM & MAINS—--- What is look out circular ? An … Continue Reading

GOA BECOMES THE FIRST ‘HAR GHAR JAL’ CERTIFIED STATE- The Hindu-20-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:53

GOA BECOMES THE FIRST ‘HAR GHAR JAL’ CERTIFIED STATE GS-2 GOVERNANCE CONTEXT : PRELIM AND MAINS : Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & D… Continue Reading

Megalodon-The Hindu-20-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:50

Megalodon-The Hindu-20-08-2022 GS-3 Context: one of the largest predators to have ever lived. In detail : Megalodon is one frightening-looking fis… Continue Reading

Modified Interest Subvention scheme (MISS)-The Hindu-20-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:41

GS-3 GOVERNMENT SCHEMES Context: Government will provide subsidies to all financial institutions (Banks) for short-term agriculture loans given to… Continue Reading

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)-The Hindu-20-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:44

CONTEXT : Access to TKDL has been widened to users Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is a pioneering initiative of India systematicall… Continue Reading

Coal Mine Accident-The Hindu-20-08-2022
2022-08-22 16:30

GS-1 Social Issue : CONTEXT : An accident at an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya killed one person and left another battling for his life. IN DE… Continue Reading

Great Indian Bustards -The Hindu-19-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:05

GS-3 : ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT: Bustards adapt to produce a 2-egg clutch PRELIM : Bustards are magnificent, tall(1 meter), weight (17kg ), … Continue Reading

Milk Production in india-The indian express-18-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:12

GS-3 Context : Amul and Mother Dairy have raised their prices of milk, and several other dairy companies across the country India bein… Continue Reading

Salma al Shehab-The Hindu-18-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:13

GS-1 PERSONALITY IN NEWS : Salma al Shehab is a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Ms Shehab, a PhD candidate at Britain’s University and a mother of tw… Continue Reading

G20-The Hindu-14-09-2022
2022-09-14 16:10

GS-2 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION CONTEXT : PRELIM The Group of Twenty - G20 Introduction The Group of Twenty, or G20, is the premier for… Continue Reading

Arctic warming-The Hindu-18-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:16

GS-1 Geography Context : Arctic is heating four times faster than the rest of the planet. PRELIM: Arctic amplification is the fact that… Continue Reading

Nature Index 2022-The Hindu-17-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:24

GS-3 Environment : Nature Index 2022 Nature Index is an indicator of high-quality research in natural and physical sciences (including chemistry,… Continue Reading

Salman Rushdie-The Hindu-17-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:30

GS-1 PERSONALITY IN NEWS CONTEXT: Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born novelist, gained prominence with his 1981 novel 'Midnight's Children, which wa… Continue Reading

Ethanol Bending- The Hindu-17-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:29

GS-3 Context : Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has achieved its target of blending 10% sugarcane extracted ethanol in petrol, a… Continue Reading

Child mortality-The Hindu-17-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:27

GS-1 Geography Context: India has taken rapid strides in reducing child mortality since 2014 from 45 per 1,000 live births to 35 per 1,000 liv… Continue Reading

3D-printed cornea put to test in a rabbit-The Hindu-16-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:33

GS-3 SCIENCE TECH CONTEXT : 3Dprinted a cornea and transplanted it into a rabbit’s eye. In Detail : What do you mean by 3Dprinted a cornea?… Continue Reading

Dornier aircraft-The Hindu-16-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:34

Dornier aircraft-The Hindu-16-08-2022 GS-3 SECURITY : CONTEXT : India gifted Dornier aircraft to Sri Lanka in the presence of President Ranil Wic… Continue Reading

Fundamental duties key to social transformation-The Hindu-16-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:37

GS-2 CONTEXT : Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana on Monday said fundamental duties in the Constitution are not merely to serve a “pedantic … Continue Reading

2. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict-The Hindu-16-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:35

. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict-The Hindu-16-08-2022 GS-2 Brief about Conflict : The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is an ethnic and territorial conflic… Continue Reading

The controversial visit of a Chinese vessel to Hambantota-The Hindu-14-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:38

GS-3 SECURITY CONTEXT : Sri Lanka approved the arrival of a Chinese satellite tracking vessel in its southern Chinese funded Hambantota port. … Continue Reading

Manual scavenging-The Hindu-14-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:40

GS-1 Context : Ministry draws a distinction between sewer cleaning and manual scavenging. What is Manual Scavenger? Manual scavenging is a… Continue Reading

SMILE-75 -The Hindu-13-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:41

Context : Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry on Friday launched the ‘SMILE75’. AIM : To implement comprehensive rehabilitation of p… Continue Reading

Cocanada -The Hindu-13-08-2022
2022-08-18 11:57

Cocanada -The Hindu-13-08-2022 GS-1 CONTEXT : Gandhi's historical visit to Cocanada. Brief about Cocanada : Cocanada is an old name Kak… Continue Reading

World Elephant Days-V2V current affair-12-08-2022
2022-08-17 17:12

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Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022-The Hindu-12-08-2022
2022-08-17 17:07

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JUTE INDUSTRY-The Hindu-09-08-2022
2022-08-17 12:19

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Krishna-Godavari River- The Hindu-09-08-2022
2022-08-17 12:12

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PLASTIC BAGS-The Hindu-06-08-2022
2022-08-16 17:30

GS-3 CONTEXT: Overuse of the bags was also resulting in littering and environmental pollution. Introduction According to a report on Plastic Waste … Continue Reading

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act-The Hindu-06-08-2022
2022-08-16 17:40

GS-2 CONTEXT: The apex court may loosen the grip of an abortion law that bars unmarried women from terminating pregnancies up to 24 weeks. MAIN… Continue Reading

RBI raises rates, vows nimble policy-The Hindu-06-08-2022
2022-08-16 17:42

GS-2 CONTEXT: With inflation remaining at ‘elevated levels’, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India unanimously deci… Continue Reading

Lachit Borphukan-The HInd-05-08-2022
2022-08-05 15:30

NOTE:-DEAR STUDENT THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR UPSC PRELIM SO JUST KEEP THIS TOPIC READY OF PERSONALITY IN NEWS ) GS-1(Personality In News) CON… Continue Reading

Kishore Kumar-The Hindu-04-08-2022
2022-08-04 15:56

CONTEXT : The multi-talented Kishore Kumar was born on August 4, 1929. A quiz on the maverick genius who regaled audiences with his singing and comic… Continue Reading

Advise States to enforce digital generation of DIN’-The Hindu-04-08-2022
2022-08-04 15:34

GS-3 Context: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and the GST Council to issue an advisory to States regarding implementation of the system… Continue Reading

Understanding the provisions for foreign visits of State government Ministers-The Hindu-04-08-2022
2022-08-04 15:31

GS-2 CONTEXT : Delhi lieutenant governor (LG) Vinai Kumar Saxena recently advised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against attending the World Cit… Continue Reading

India to host UNSC meet on counterterrorism-The Hindu-04-08-2022
2022-08-04 15:25

GS-2 Context: In a first, India will host diplomats and officials from all 15 countries of the United Nations Security Council, including China, Ru… Continue Reading

Pelosi lands in Taiwan, and China slams the U.S.-the Hindu-03-08-2022
2022-08-03 16:15

Pelosi lands in Taiwan, and China slams the U.S.-the Hindu-03-08-2022 Gs 2 CONTEXT : U.S. House Speaker and veteran Democratic politician Nancy… Continue Reading

MGNREGA- The Hindu-03-08-2022
2022-08-03 16:12

GS-2 CONTEXT : on July 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned youth not to get carried away by the ‘revari culture’, where votes are sought b… Continue Reading

Architect of National Flag honoured in A.P.-The Hindu-03-08-2022
2022-08-03 16:10

GS-2 CONTEXT : Rallies, public meetings and photo exhibitions marked the 146th birth anniversary celebrations of Pingali Venkayya, the architect o… Continue Reading

Coal import in India-The Hindu-03-08-2022
2022-08-03 16:07

GS-3 CONTEXT : India has eased coal import targets for utilities owned by State governments and private companies, according to an internal notice… Continue Reading

Lumpy skin disease- The Hindu-19-09-2022
2022-09-19 14:53

GS-3 CONTEXT : With the lumpy skin disease spreading fast among bovines in western and northern Rajasthan, cattle rearers in the State are sufferi… Continue Reading

African swine fever-The Hindu-02-08-2022
2022-08-02 15:39

GS-3 CONTEXT : Barely a week after about 500 pigs were culled in Kerala’s Wayanad district to prevent the spread of African swine fever was de… Continue Reading

MIG21-The Hindu-02-08-2022
2022-08-02 15:37

GS-3 CONTEXT : In a tragic accident, a MIG21 trainer jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan last Thursday killing both the pilo… Continue Reading

AlphaFold- The The Hindu-02-08-2022
2022-08-02 15:34

GS-3 CONTEXT : DeepMind, a company based in London and owned by Google, announced this week that it had predicted the threedimensional structure… Continue Reading

Hybrid Electric Vehicles-The Hindu-01-08-2022
2022-08-01 17:12

GS-3 CONTEXT: Automakers Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, and Honda have launched hybrid electric vehicles in India, offering car buyers more choices in the na… Continue Reading

Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code-The Hindu-01-08-2022
2022-08-01 16:24

GS-2 CONTEXT: While Mohammad Zubair of Alt News was arrested for tweeting a still picture from a movie that had some religious context attached to … Continue Reading

International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)-The Hindu-01-08-2022
2022-08-01 15:54

GS-1&2 CONTEXT: The International North-South Transport Corridor, which aims to bring Eurasia closer together, is a laudable initiative. PRELIM AND… Continue Reading

Parboiled rice of two rabi seasons-The Hindu-01-08-2022
2022-08-01 15:47

GS1 CONTEXT: Centre agrees to procure parboiled rice of two rabi seasons. What is Paraboiled rice? Parboiled rice is a kind of processed r… Continue Reading

Risking all for the love of Aravalis-The Hindu-01-08-2022
2022-08-01 15:43

(Dear student this topic is related to GS 1 and GS-3 also so try to be ready for main question can be asked in each GS paper. After reading this topic… Continue Reading

INDIA, UAE, AND FRANCE HOLD THEIR MAIDEN TRILATERAL MEETING- INDIAN EXPRESS-30/07/2022
2022-07-30 17:42

INDIA, UAE, AND FRANCE HOLD THEIR MAIDEN TRILATERAL MEETING The objective of the meeting is to explore the potential areas of trilateral cooperation … Continue Reading

NATIONAL MISSION ON EDIBLE OILS–OIL PALM-30-07-2022
2022-07-30 16:06

NATIONAL MISSION ON EDIBLE OILS–OIL PALM It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The funding pattern is 60:40 in the case of general category States… Continue Reading

Tobacco products in India-The hindu-30-07-2022
2022-07-30 15:43

Tobacco products in India Tobacco use is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases, including cancer, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, and… Continue Reading

Core sector output expands by 12.7%-The Hindu-30-07-2022
2022-07-30 15:40

Context : India’s eight core sectors’ output growth moderated to 12.7% in June, from 18.1% in May, with all sectors except crude oil registering … Continue Reading

Elephant in india-The hindu-30-07-2022
2022-07-30 15:37

Context : Discovery of 12 carcasses of elephants, some having bullet wounds, in the past two months has brought under sharp focus the spurt in poachin… Continue Reading

Tiger conservation- The Hindu-29-07-2022
2022-07-29 14:50

GS-lll CONTEXT : On July 29, which is Global Tiger Day (also called International Tiger Day), the world and India can celebrate the recovery of at l… Continue Reading

No plan to set up a committee to implement Uniform Civil Code-The Hindu-29-07-2022
2022-07-29 14:47

GS-II CONTEXT : The government does not propose to set up a committee to implement a uniform civil code (UCC), Law Minister Kiren Rijiju told the Ra… Continue Reading

No plan to set up a committee to implement Uniform Civil Code-The Hindu-29-07-2022
2022-07-29 14:47

GS-II CONTEXT : The government does not propose to set up a committee to implement a uniform civil code (UCC), Law Minister Kiren Rijiju told the Ra… Continue Reading

Wildlife amendments to ‘save entrepreneurs from harassment-The Hindu-29-07-2022
2022-07-29 14:39

GS-lll CONTEXT : The Centre’s proposed amendments to decriminalize specific provisions of the Environment Protection Act (EPA), were to “save la… Continue Reading

SC upholds powers of arrest, raid under PMLA-The Hindu-28/07/2022
2022-07-28 15:35

GS-II & GS-lll Context : The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the core amendments made to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which give… Continue Reading

Replacement level fertility achieved’-The Hindu-28-07-2022
2022-07-28 15:28

GS-ll Context : India has achieved replacement level fertility, with 31 States and Union Territories reaching a Total Fertility Rate (an average numb… Continue Reading

Centre to amend Warehousing Act-The Hindu-28-07-2022
2022-07-28 15:25

Context :The Union Food and Public Distribution Ministry has suggested major amendments to the Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Act of 2007. … Continue Reading

Withdraw GST on milk products, say dairy farmers-The Hindu-28-07-2022
2022-07-28 15:21

GS-1 & GS-2 Context : Dairy farmers from States such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala held protests here on Wednesday, urging the Cen… Continue Reading

The private sector boost in India’s space industry-The Hindu-26-07-2022
2022-07-27 16:45

GS-3 Context : Principal Scientific Adviser Ajay Kumar Sood stated earlier this month that the government would soon come up with a new space policy… Continue Reading

SC Collegium recommends 35 names for judges in six HCs-The Hindu-26-07-2022
2022-07-27 16:43

GS-ll (Dear student this is related to mains context and but some time conceptual question can be asked in Prelim so for prelim do those part which a… Continue Reading

Kargil Vijay Diwas is commemorated on July 26 in honor of the Kargil War heroes-The Hindu-26/07/2022
2022-07-27 16:40

Context: The bikers will carry the flags and reach the Kargil War Memorial on July 26 on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. PRELIM: An armed … Continue Reading

Ravi Varma’s kin seek Bharat Ratna for him-The Hindu-26-07-2022
2022-07-27 16:37

Context : Ahead of the 175th birth anniversary fete of the legendary artist Raja Ravi Varma, who revolutionized Indian aesthetics and redefined art p… Continue Reading

Display Tricolour at home from August 13 to 15, PM urges people-The hindu-25/07/2022
2022-07-25 11:38

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took to Twitter to ask Indians to hoist or display the National Flag at their homes from August 13 to … Continue Reading

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan-The Hindu-22/07/2022
2022-07-22 12:46

Ali Akbar Khan was the sarod maestro of India. He was a virtuoso of Hindustani Classical music and has performed with contemporaries like Pandit Ravi … Continue Reading

Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna -The Hindu-22/07/2022
2022-07-22 12:23

The Delhi government will begin coaching classes for children from financially poor backgrounds under the Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana … Continue Reading

The cheetah-The hindu-21/07/2022
2022-07-21 13:23

India came one step closer to bringing back the world’s fastest animal in the country with an agreement signed in Delhi on Wednesday between the Uni… Continue Reading

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary-The Hindu-21/07/2022
2022-07-21 12:48

-Location: This wildlife sanctuary is located in Wayanad, Kerala. -It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, an integral part of the Nil… Continue Reading

UAPA(Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act)-The Hindu-21/07/2022
2022-07-21 12:40

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is an Indian law aimed at preventing unlawful activities associations in India. Its main objective was to make po… Continue Reading

Krishnaraja Sagar-The Hindu-21/07/2022
2022-07-21 12:36

State- Karnataka River- a confluence of river Kaveri with its tributaries Hemavati and Lakshmana Tirtha District- Mandya.… Continue Reading

Bagina-The Hindu-2022
2022-07-21 12:32

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday offered ‘Bagina’ (a traditional thanksgiving, expressing happiness that dams in the state are full to… Continue Reading

HC allows minor rape victims to terminate a pregnancy after 26 weeks-The Hindu-21/07/2022
2022-07-21 12:30

The Delhi High Court has permitted minor rape victims to terminate their 26weeks pregnancy, saying the mental and physical trauma they would have to u… Continue Reading

Mission Buniyaad -The Hindu-20/07/2022
2022-07-20 12:31

The Delhi government on Tuesday said that under Mission Buniyaad, held between April and June, students of government and Municipal Corporation of Del… Continue Reading

Bhupinder Singh-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 12:13

Eminent singer and guitarist Bhupinder Singh, who gave voice to a wounded heart for years, passed away in Mumbai on Monday evening because of multiple… Continue Reading

Extended Fund Facility (EFF) signed between the IMF and Pakistan-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 11:19

On July 14, the Staff level talks between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)concluded for the seventh and eighth review under Extended… Continue Reading

Article 29 & 30-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 11:47

Article 29 in The Constitution Of India 1949 29. Protection of interests of minorities (1) Any section of the citizens residing in the territory… Continue Reading

Centre introduces Bill on Family Courts Act in LS-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 12:00

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju introduced the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill in order to give statutory cover to the Family Courts operating in Himac… Continue Reading

GYANVAPI MOSQUE-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 11:13

The Gyanvapi Mosque is located in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was constructed by Aurangzeb in 1669 upon demolition of an older Shiva temple. Th… Continue Reading

Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram-The Hindu-19/07/2022
2022-07-19 11:09

The Supreme Court on Monday extended the time for completion of the special audit of 25 years of accounts of Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple and its trus… Continue Reading

Bail law reform-The Hindu-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 13:52

Bailable vs Non-Bailable Bail is governed by provisions in the CrPC. Offenses are categorized as bailable and non-bailable. Under Section 436, bail i… Continue Reading

Quantum Computers-The Hindu-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 12:20

Future quantum computers might be able to break the cryptographic keys that protect everything. Now, the National Institute of Standards and Technolog… Continue Reading

Green pit vipers-The hindu-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 11:46

Green pit viper may not be more lethal than Russell’s viper, the sawscaled viper, the spectacled cobra or the common krait. Most of the snakebite c… Continue Reading

Cow urine-The Hindu-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 10:50

In what appears to be the adoption of cow politics by a Congress government, the Bhupesh Baghelled administration in Chhattisgarh has approved the pro… Continue Reading

Chennai’s Napier Bridge-The Hindu(Location in news)-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 10:30

Chennai’s Napier Bridge painted like a chessboard ahead of the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad to be held in Mamallapuram near the city from July 28. In… Continue Reading

SHIMLA AGREEMENT-Hindustan Times-16/07/2022
2022-07-16 12:54

The accord completes 50 years today. There was and remains a sense that India had squandered a great military victory. But the evidence suggests that … Continue Reading

Agneepath (Agnipath) Scheme 2022-PIB-15/07/2022
2022-07-15 13:24

The Union Cabinet approved the Agnipath scheme for recruitment to the armed forces.[5] Candidates recruited under the scheme will serve for four yea… Continue Reading

Agneepath (Agnipath) Scheme 2022-PIB-15/07/2022
2022-07-15 13:24

The Union Cabinet approved the Agnipath scheme for recruitment to the armed forces.[5] Candidates recruited under the scheme will serve for four yea… Continue Reading

Iran, Belarus to be newest SCO members-The Hindu-16/07/2022
2022-07-16 09:25

Iran and Belarus are likely to be the two newest additions to the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) grouping, officials … Continue Reading

Agneepath (Agnipath) Scheme 2022-PIB-15/07/2022
2022-07-15 13:24

The Union Cabinet approved the Agnipath scheme for recruitment to the armed forces.[5] Candidates recruited under the scheme will serve for four yea… Continue Reading

Draupadi Murmu-The hindu-15/07/2022
2022-07-15 09:06

Santal tribespeople at Pahadpur dancing to celebrate Droupadi Murmu's nomination by the NDA as its Presidential candidate; Murmu having lunch with Odi… Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

Monkeypox-The hindu-15/07/22
2022-07-15 08:53

The first known labconfirmed case of monkeypox in India has been reported in a 35year old man in Kerala, who reached the State capital three days ago … Continue Reading

Inflation, trade deficit are key challenges: FinMin-The hindu-15/07/2022
2022-07-15 08:43

Inflation and a widening trade deficit as ‘twin challenges’ for the economy, the Ministry, however, emphasised that economic activity in the count… Continue Reading

Inflation, trade deficit are key challenges: FinMin-The hindu-15/07/2022
2022-07-15 08:43

Inflation and a widening trade deficit as ‘twin challenges’ for the economy, the Ministry, however, emphasised that economic activity in the count… Continue Reading

(Genomics for All)-The hindu-14/07/2022
2022-07-14 17:45

Genomics for All: International Open Science Genomics Projects and Capacity Building in the Developing World In-depth: Genomics is the study of … Continue Reading

Record surge in India’s imports from China in first half of 2022-The Hindu-14/07/14
2022-07-14 17:16

China’s overall export performance in June showed a recovery, up 13.2%, with total trade up 14.3% in June India’s biggest imports last year were … Continue Reading

Government of India Act of 1919 -POLITY-14/07/2022
2022-07-14 17:33

Government of India Act of 1919 On August 20, 1917, the British Government declared, for the first time, that its objective was the gradual introduct… Continue Reading

Government of India Act of 1935-POLITY-14/07/2022
2022-07-14 17:41

Government of India Act of 1935 The Act marked a second milestone towards a completely responsible government in India. It was a lengthy and detailed… Continue Reading

UPSC Seminar on 20th July
2022-07-14 16:20

Giant Leap Towards IAS!!!!!! Learn from Experts. V2V IAS organizing a Seminar on 20th July at 3pm. Seminar is open for all. Features of Seminar: … Continue Reading

Inflation risks undermining growth and macroeconomic stability-The Hindu-14/07/2022
2022-07-14 09:44

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s remarks on Tuesday reflect authorities’ recognition that any let-up in the fight against inflation risks und… Continue Reading

India ranks 135 out of 146 in Global Gender Gap Index-The hindu-14/07/2022
2022-07-14 08:15

India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022 and is the worst performer in the world in the “health and surviv… Continue Reading

HariyaliMahotsav-PIB-13/07/2022
2022-07-13 20:14

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change will be organizing “Hariyali Mahotsav” on 8th July, 2022 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi in the s… Continue Reading

Nadabet-Map in News-1-13/07/2022
2022-07-13 19:49

Nada Bet, a small slice of land jutting into a sprawling lake, where the Seema Darshan is held. It is an opportunity for travelers to see the workings… Continue Reading

UN population report-The Indian Express-13/07/2022
2022-07-13 18:36

The World Population Prospects 2022 has projected that India will surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, while the global popul… Continue Reading

The new guidelines to prevent unfair trade practices-The Hindu-13/072022
2022-07-13 18:03

The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) announced five guidelines to prevent unfair trade practices and to protect consumer interests regardi… Continue Reading

PM Modi unveils national emblem on new Parliament building- The Indian express-13/07/2022
2022-07-13 17:45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the national emblem atop the new Parliament building in a special ceremony attended by Lok Sabha Speak… Continue Reading

India set to launch deep sea mission - The Hindu -23/11/2020
2020-11-24 16:28

India will soon launch an ambitious ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ that envisages the exploration of minerals, energy and marine diversity of the underwater… Continue Reading

Arogya Sanjivani - The Hindu -23/11/2020
2020-11-24 16:23

Arogya Sanjeevani is a standardised health insurance policy designed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority. Every general insurance o… Continue Reading

Parliamentary panel bats for laws to counter bio-terrorism - The Hindu -22/11/2020
2020-11-22 21:07

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health’s report on the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and its management. In Detail: The committee has stre… Continue Reading

How kala-azar was eliminated from a highly endemic district in Bihar - The Hindu -22/11/2020
2020-11-22 21:05

Kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a tropical disease characterised by irregular fever, weight loss, anaemia and swelling of the spleen and l… Continue Reading

Digital health mission- THE HINDI - 21/11/20
2020-11-21 22:08

Context: The Chairman, National Health Authority and CEO of Ayushman Bharat has announced that the National Digital Health Mission will soon be rea… Continue Reading

The shifting trajectory of India’s foreign policy- The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:34

In the Third India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue that took place in Delhi recently, the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for Geo-Spatia… Continue Reading

Gilgit-Baltistan a part of India, says MEA - The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:29

Stating that it is intended to camouflage the illegal occupation of the region by Islamabad, India slammed Pakistan for its attempt to accord provinci… Continue Reading

More ups than downs in India ties - The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:27

India – U.S.A relations. Trajectory of India- U.S.A relations under President Trump: With the victory of Mr. Trump in the U.S. presidential el… Continue Reading

‘Import barriers will not be perpetual’- The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:40

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman asserted that any tariff protection to promote local manufacturing in India will come with an in-built sunset clause. Note… Continue Reading

EC revokes Kamal Nath’s status as star campaigner - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:37

The Election Commission (EC) revoked the status of a Congress leader as a star campaigner for the party in the ongoing State Assembly by-polls. The r… Continue Reading

Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa best governed States: report - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:34

Public Affairs Centre (PAC): The Public Affairs Centre (PAC) is a not-for-profit research think tank situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It works at i… Continue Reading

Fifteenth Finance Commission to hand in report on Nov. 9 - The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:32

The Fifteenth Finance Commission has finalised its report for fund devolution from the Centre to States for the five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26. … Continue Reading

New wage code bars bonus for those facing sex abuse charges- The Hindu -01/11/2020
2020-11-02 12:30

Owing to a provision in the Code on Wages, those indulging in sexual harassment of any form could run the risk of losing out on bonus dues from their … Continue Reading

‘Regulate extraction of minor minerals’ - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 21:10

A Division Bench has directed the J&K administration to regulate the extraction of minor minerals from water bodies and set up an expert committee to … Continue Reading

Good conduct is key to early release: SC - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 21:05

Supreme Court Judgement: Justice Kant wrote: “Society has a right to lead a peaceful and fearless life, without free-roaming criminals creating h… Continue Reading

Intention to abet suicide cannot be assumed, it has to be evident: SC - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:59

Supreme Court Judgement: The intention to abet suicide cannot be assumed and it needs to be backed by solid, visible proof. A three-judge Bench … Continue Reading

Branded witches, two killed and cremated in Assam - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:56

Witch-hunting: Witch-hunting involves the branding of victims, especially women as witches, where they are accused of possessing supernatural power… Continue Reading

Is one language enough? - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:39

Official Languages Act 1963: There was widespread resistance to the imposition of Hindi on non-native speakers, especially in Tamil Nadu. This led… Continue Reading

Time to shift focus to the maritime sphere - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:36

State of India’s continental strategy India is a country that is traditionally obsessed with a continental approach to war and peace. However, I… Continue Reading

Govt retains Rs. 12-lakh cr. borrowing plan - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:26

India’s fiscal deficit soared to 109% of the Budget target in just the first five months of the year (2020-21), with revenues remaining muted. Th… Continue Reading

Crimes against Scheduled Tribes saw 26% rise in 2019: NCRB report - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:23

Crime in India report 2019 has been published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Crime against women: From 2018, the rate of crime aga… Continue Reading

Malabar exercise: meeting to discuss Australia’s entry - The Hindu - 30/09/2020
2020-10-01 09:03

The move to include Australia would mark a major shift for India’s Indo-Pacific plans. Inclusion of Australia would make it the first time since 20… Continue Reading

Why are Azerbaijan and Armenia fighting again? - The Hindu - 30/09/2020
2020-10-01 08:50

The conflict can be traced back to the pre-Soviet era when the region was at the meeting point of the Ottoman, Russian and Persian empires. Once Azer… Continue Reading

Offset clause goes for IGAs - The Hindu - 29/09/2020
2020-09-30 20:57

The Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), 2020: The new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), 2020 has been released. The draft was finalised by a co… Continue Reading

Land acquisition order gifted govt. laxity: CJI - The Hindu - 29/09/2020
2020-09-30 20:55

Land Acquisition Judgement March 2020: In March 2020, a Constitution Bench, led by Justice Arun Mishra gave out a judgement on Section 24 on land a… Continue Reading

Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:36

Gs2- IR Territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region History : 1920: Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous R… Continue Reading

Invisible killer threatens country’s sandalwood forests - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:32

Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD): The disease is caused by phytoplasma (bacterial parasites of plant tissues) which are transmitted by insect vectors… Continue Reading

Punjab government appoints nodal officers to curb stubble burning - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:29

The Chief Minister of Punjab has appealed to farmers not to burn crop residue because the practice could make the situation worse helping COVID-19 to … Continue Reading

Tense LAC makes Ladakhi team call off election boycott - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:28

The call for a boycott of the elections to the district autonomous councils in Ladakh has been withdrawn in the wake of the lurking danger on the Chin… Continue Reading

MCI replaced by National Medical Commission - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:31

The Union Government has constituted the National Medical Commission (NMC). With this, the decades-old institution of the Medical Council of India (MC… Continue Reading

Mahinda to discuss fishermen’s concerns with Modi - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:26

Sri Lankan Prime Minister has promised Sri Lanka’s northern fisher leaders that he would take up their concern over “trespassing Indian trawlers… Continue Reading

One-third of funding by AIIB has gone to India - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:24

Out of the USD 20 billion in loans issued by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), about $6 billion has gone to India. India is one of t… Continue Reading

China refused plea for help from northeast insurgents -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:20

The affidavit, filed by the government before the tribunal said the United National Liberation Front of West of South East Asia (UNLFWSEA), had taken … Continue Reading

RBI releases document on UCBs’ cybersecurity -The Hindu - 25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:18

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has brought out a document titled the ‘Technology Vision for Cyber Security for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) 2020… Continue Reading

Five States can borrow more on reform -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:16

The Centre has permitted five states to borrow an additional Rs.9,913 crore through open market borrowings to meet expenditure requirements amid falli… Continue Reading

Govt. extends IBC pause by 3 months -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:14

Corporates in India have got three more months of relief from the invocation of insolvency and bankruptcy (IBC) proceedings by lenders. Details: … Continue Reading

Gilgit-Baltistan polls have no legal basis; says India -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:12

Pakistan has moved to give full provincial status to the Gilgit-Baltistan region through an election. The region earlier was known as the “Northern … Continue Reading

China cautious on G4 push for UNSC reforms-The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:11

China has said that there are enormous divisions and a lack of consensus on taking forward the stalled reforms of the United Nations Security Council … Continue Reading

India and the Abraham Accords-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 10:55

Abraham Accords: It is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have agreed to establish full diplomati… Continue Reading

Bacteria behind deaths of 330 Botswana elephants -The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 10:04

Toxins in water, produced by cyanobacteria (cyanobacterial neurotoxins) killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year. Cyanobacteria Cyanob… Continue Reading

SBI raises Rs.7000 crore through Basel-III bonds-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:59

The bonds qualify as tier II capital of the bank. The bonds have a face value of Rs.10 lakh each, bearing a coupon rate of 6.24% per annum payable an… Continue Reading

Amid Oppn. concerns, Lok Sabha passes FCRA Bill -The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:57

The Lok Sabha passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. The government had proposed amendments to the Foreign Contribution… Continue Reading

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 09:55

The Rajya Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill (IBC), 2020. The Bill replaces an Ordinance passed in June 2020. … Continue Reading

Amid fierce protests, Rajya Sabha passes two farm Bills - The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:45

Two of the three agriculture-related legislation aimed at liberalising the farm sector have been passed by the Rajya Sabha, these legislations were ea… Continue Reading

World Bank seeks ‘universal eligibility’- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:43

The $1 billion World Bank loan comes with a condition of “universal eligibility” in procurements. Background: In April 2020 the World Bank… Continue Reading

Make ethics code must for all news channels, NBA tells SC- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:38

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has told the Supreme Court to make its code of ethics against airing malicious, biased and regressive content … Continue Reading

Govt. tables Bill to amend FCRA- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:36

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) FCRA regulates foreign donations and ensures that such contributions do not adversely affect the internal … Continue Reading

‘Telcos must conduct special security audit of networks’- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 09:01

The Department of Telecom has directed all telecom service providers in the country to carry out a special audit of their networks by an external agen… Continue Reading

U.S. keen on finalising BECA at 2+2 dialogue- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:56

The U.S. is keen that India sign the last foundational agreement, Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA), at the … Continue Reading

Pak. told to allow Queen’s Counsel- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:41

What is Queen’s Counsel? Queen’s Counsel is a barrister or advocate, appointed Counsel to the UK Crown on the recommendation of the Lord Chance… Continue Reading

Pak. to make Gilgit-Baltistan a full-fledged province: report- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:38

According to a Pakistani media report, Pakistan has decided to elevate the status of Gilgit-Baltistan to that of a full-fledged province with all cons… Continue Reading

Impediments to equal productivity, dignity- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:15

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 was passed by the Indian Parliament to fulfill its obligation to the United Nations Conventio… Continue Reading

Fewer than 34,000 inter-State migrant workers in 2019-20- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:12

Inter-State Migrant Workmen (ISMW) Act, 1979: The ISMW Act came into force four decades ago. It is meant to protect vulnerable workers who leave t… Continue Reading

Govt. refuses demands to restore MPLADS funds- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:09

The government’s decision to suspend MPLADS funds for two years has evoked mixed reactions. Arguments in favour of MPLADS scheme: Wrong notion… Continue Reading

New Bill on powers of Delhi govt., L-G soon - The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:06

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2020, proposes to clearly spell out the functions of the Council of Ministers and the Lieute… Continue Reading

‘Sell enemy assets worth Rs.1 lakh crore’- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:01

A part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister has suggested that India should look at selling enemy properties valued at o… Continue Reading

GST compensation due to States is Rs.1.51 lakh cr.- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:58

In the current fiscal year (2020-21), States are looking at a staggering Rs.2.35 lakh crore GST revenue shortfall.… Continue Reading

Three agri reform Bills introduced - The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:56

Amendments have been made to the Essential Commodities Act, new laws have been framed to bypass the State APMC Acts and to facilitate contract farming… Continue Reading

What’s next for Palestine after UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel?- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:54

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the top diplomats of the UAE and Bahrain are to sign the deals on normalising relations. They have ag… Continue Reading

Centre opposes move to recognise same-sex unions - The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:48

The Centre has opposed before the Delhi High Court, a petition seeking recognition of same-sex marriages. Details: The Centre argued that the In… Continue Reading

Urban employment as the focal point - The Hindu - 15-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:34

Unemployment problem in India: Employment concern and associated issues: Notably, the employment-intensive sectors like construction (–50%), t… Continue Reading

Reducing India’s cancer burden - The Hindu - 14-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:29

As per the data provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR) National Cancer… Continue Reading

Monsoon session set for stormy start- The Hindu -14-09-2020
2020-09-14 20:47

The monsoon session of Parliament, delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to begin with strict safety protocols in place. Up to 45 Bills will… Continue Reading

Life goes off the rails- The Hindu -14-09-2020
2020-09-14 20:40

The Supreme Court, in an order on 31st August 2020 had directed the removal of 48,000 slums along the railway tracks in the national capital within th… Continue Reading

Science behind air-breathing scramjet engine - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:45

The DRDO conducted a flight test of the hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV) off Odisha’s coast. This HSTDV was able to fly at a hy… Continue Reading

NIMHANS develops new Indian Brain Templates - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:42

The brain size and shape differ across ages, and across regions and ethnicities, and even within a population. While some countries have their own … Continue Reading

Foreign funds & NGOs - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:40

he licences of 13 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been suspended so far this year under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2… Continue Reading

Steep decline - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:39

A report brought out by the World Wildlife Fund notes that on average, wildlife populations dropped by 68% between 1970 and 2016. Latin America and… Continue Reading

Dhrupad Sansthan to reconsider ICC composition- The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:37

Dhrupad music is of temple origin. Dhrupad is the oldest surviving classical style of Hindustani vocal music. Although Dhrupad consolidated its … Continue Reading

Fees must for forest use, Mines Ministry told - The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:35

The Environment Ministry has rejected a plea from the Ministry of Mines for exemption from forest penalty The Ministry of Mines has requested an ex… Continue Reading

India, China agree on 5-point action plan - The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:33

Five-point course of action: 1. Following the consensus between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping to not allow differences to b… Continue Reading

Let virtual courts stay: law panel- The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:30

“Functioning of the Virtual Courts/Courts Proceedings through Video-Conferencing”.- REPORT Recommendations: The panel has argued that the tr… Continue Reading

Questions over FCRA nod for PM CARES- The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:28

PM CARES Fund has received an exemption from FCRA although it does not seem to meet the precondition of being a body established and owned by the gove… Continue Reading

SC looks into cases against legislators - The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:15

The Supreme Court has prioritised the need to expeditiously complete trial in over 4,000 criminal cases, from corruption to money laundering, pending … Continue Reading

SC seeks A-G’s aid in Bhushan case - The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:13

The Supreme Court has reached out to Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal to act as amicus curiae and assist it with legal questions raised in a contempt c… Continue Reading

‘House can select Dy. Speaker’- The Hindu - 11-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:09

Lok Sabha Speaker has said that if there is a provision for the post of Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha, then it was only obvious that there should be… Continue Reading

Israel in trade talks with India, China- The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:04

Israel is in talks with India and China on trade agreements and hopes that border tensions between the two countries would be sorted out peacefully. … Continue Reading

Court stays Maratha quota, sends plea to Statute Bench - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:57

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has referred a group of petitions challenging the Maratha reservation law to a Constitution Bench. Chief Just… Continue Reading

India and Japan sign agreement - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:55

India and Japan signed an Agreement between the two countries concerning the Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Armed Forces of… Continue Reading

Five Star Villages Scheme - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:54

India Post launches Five Star Villages Scheme to ensure 100% rural coverage of postal schemes. The schemes covered under the Five Star scheme inclu… Continue Reading

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:51

PM to inaugurate 1.75 lakh houses built under PMAY-G in Madhya Pradesh. Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin completes three years. About the … Continue Reading

SAROD-Ports - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:49

Union Minister of State for Shipping launches ‘SAROD-Ports’ (Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes – Ports). Objectives of SAROD-Por… Continue Reading

National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:42

A report on the journey of the NSTEDB in catalyzing innovation, entrepreneurship, and incubation was launched by the Secretary, Department of Science … Continue Reading

AMRUT Scheme - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:40

The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme was launched in 2015 in 500 cities across India covering about 60% of the ur… Continue Reading

Bold action needed to revive economy - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 09:03

FICCI has urged bold and decisive action from the government to stimulate demand for India to return to a positive growth trajectory, following a 23.9… Continue Reading

Defence exports increased 700% in 3 years: Rawat - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 09:01

India is the third-largest spender on defence around the world. A series of measures have been taken since 2014 to boost exports, including simplif… Continue Reading

The twisted trajectory of Bt cotton - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:58

Bt Cotton: It is a genetically modified cotton. It contains the pesticide gene from bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). It has now been grown in the… Continue Reading

In blockchain voting, leave out the general election - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:51

The Election Commission of India has for a while now been toying with the idea of further digitising the electoral infrastructure of the country. In f… Continue Reading

Nobel Prize - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:35

Recently, Israel and the UAE agreed to a historic deal normalising relations and are scheduled to sign it at a White House ceremony in September 2020.… Continue Reading

NSO report shows stark digital divide affects education - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:19

NSO released the findings of the survey on household social consumption related to education, as part of the NSO’s 75th round, conducted from July 2… Continue Reading

40% children not fully vaccinated: NSO report - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:16

The ‘Health in India’ report by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) has been published. The report is based on the 75th round of the Na… Continue Reading

SC to Centre: adhere to Ministry circular on roads in Char Dham - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:11

The Supreme Court has ordered the Centre to adhere to a Union Road Ministry circular of March 2018. The circular had advised against building full-… Continue Reading

A case for down-to-earth governance - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:08

Money as a factor in elections: 1. The issue of funding political parties and elections. 2. Money has become an important factor deciding the winn… Continue Reading

‘Borrowings by States soar 51% to Rs.2.97 lakh cr. - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:04

Acc. to CARE rating agency, the pandemic-stricken states have borrowed a whopping Rs.2.97 lakh crore so far this financial year, which is as much as 5… Continue Reading

‘Global economy to contract 4.4%, China to grow at 2.7%’ - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:01

Fitch Ratings projected the global GDP to contract 4.4% for 2020-21 but revised upwards China’s growth estimate to 2.7% for 2020. Fitch has slash… Continue Reading

PLA fired shots in the air, says India - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:00

There are fresh tensions between India and China on the south bank of Pangong Tso (lake). Hours after the Chinese Army claimed that Indian troops o… Continue Reading

Empower the youth first - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-11 07:57

Gross under-investment: The 2014 National Youth Policy (NYP) defines youth as persons between 15 and 29 years. According to this definition, the yo… Continue Reading

RBI to buy, sell G-secs worth Rs.10,000 crore - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-11 07:53

A Government Security (G-Sec) is a tradeable instrument issued by the Central Government or the State Governments. It acknowledges the Government’s … Continue Reading

RBI sets sectoral norms for resolution of COVID-19 related stressed assets - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-10 22:25

The RBI has specified five financial ratios and sector-specific thresholds for resolution of COVID-19 related stressed assets in 26 sectors, including… Continue Reading

Govt. intervention in education policy should be minimal: PM - The Hindu - 08-09-2020
2020-09-10 22:22

The Prime Minister asserted that the government’s intervention in the education policy should be minimal. He said that the education policy and t… Continue Reading

Kesavananda Bharati, a saviour of Constitution - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 09:23

Kesavananda Bharati was the chief pontiff of the Edneer Mutt, a monastic religious institution located in Kasaragod district, Kerala. Bharati had some… Continue Reading

Financing economic recovery - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 09:04

The United Nations is steering an initiative called the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, to articulate a comprehensive fin… Continue Reading

Mixed messaging (USISPF) - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:59

The PM laid out a vision of making India a manufacturing hub at the heart of global supply chains. The pitch comes in the backdrop of the governmen… Continue Reading

Close old power plants, save Rs. 53,000 crore - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:49

Stress in the power sector: Surplus capacity: Several states have installed capacity that is far in excess of actual requirements. Despite havi… Continue Reading

‘Moplah rioters’ not freedom fighters: report - The Hindu-07-09-2020
2020-09-08 08:44

The Indian Council for Historical research (ICHR) has constituted a three-member committee to review the entries in the book Dictionary of Martyrs: In… Continue Reading

How African Sahara amplified a drought in Asia -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:17

Recent scientific studies point to a connection between the end of the Green Sahara and this mega-drought. As the Sahara started losing its vegetat… Continue Reading

‘India shares a robust defence system with both U.S., Russia’ -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:15

In the emerging security paradigm, the CDS has emphasized the need to look beyond India’s border security and the need to also focus on the strategi… Continue Reading

N. Korean officials in the dock over typhoon -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:12

Typhoon Maysak had made landfall in North Korea and is said to have caused large scale destruction and fatalities. A typhoon is a tropical cyclone … Continue Reading

A.P. tops in ease of doing business -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:11

Ease of Doing Business (EODB) is a joint initiative by the DPIIT and the World Bank to improve the overall business environment in the States. Thes… Continue Reading

Auto parts makers urged to cut imports -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:03

The Road Transport and Highways Minister speaking at the annual session of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) have ask… Continue Reading

The transnational arm of the law -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:58

The U.S. administration has announced sanctions, including asset freezes and visa bans against two officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC)… Continue Reading

What counts as ‘Act of God’? -The Indian Express-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:30

Attributing the shortfall in GST collections to disruptions due to Covid-19, the Finance Minister said the economy is facing an "Act-of-God"-like situ… Continue Reading

Appropriate strategy: On India banning more China apps -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:25

The Indian government has banned 59 + 118 China-based apps including one of the most popular mobile games PUBG Mobile. It was banned under section … Continue Reading

Piped gas suppliers may gain from norms on force majeure -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:18

City Gas Distribution (CGD) entities are likely to save on penalties for work delays triggered by the pandemic. The fundamental norm of the law of … Continue Reading

RBI alters priority sector norms to help start-ups, farmers avail loans -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:15

The altered guidelines include funding to segments including start-ups and agriculture. Bank finance of up to Rs.50 crore to start-ups, loans to fa… Continue Reading

UN experts voice concerns over Hong Kong security law -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:12

UN human rights experts have told China, a new security law for Hong Kong infringes on certain fundamental rights and voiced concerns that it could be… Continue Reading

Kerala tops in care for children -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:08

The ‘State of the Young Child’ in India report was launched by Mr. M. VENKAIAH NAIDU Two indices have been released as a part of the ‘State o… Continue Reading

A politics of avoidance that must be questioned -The Hindu-04-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:40

The deletion of ‘Question Hour’ provision in the forthcoming monsoon session of the Parliament. The Unstarred Questions will continue to be rec… Continue Reading

Experts flag concerns on EIA notification -The Hindu-04-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:36

A group of Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations has written to the Centre expressing concern over the proposed Environment Impact Assessment (EIA… Continue Reading

Gen. Rawat pushes for Quad -The Hindu-03-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:34

Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that India has a strategy prepared to fight off the dual-threat posed by neighbours Pakista… Continue Reading

Question Hour dropped in LS schedule of monsoon session -The Hindu-03-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:28

News: The Lok Sabha Secretariat has released the schedule for the monsoon Parliament session. In view of the pandemic and a truncated Monsoon Ses… Continue Reading

Global Innovation Index (GII) - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:24

India has been ranked 48th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 as per the GII 2020 Report jointly published by Cornell, INSEAD and World Intelle… Continue Reading

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:20

3rd Annual Leadership Summit of the USISPF. The theme of the 5-day Summit is “US-India Navigating New Challenges”. Details: The US-India … Continue Reading

Mission Karmayogi - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:18

The Union Cabinet approved Mission Karmayogi for civil servants across India to help them meet the challenges of society. Mission Karmayogi: Mis… Continue Reading

‘Bhushan’s conviction is against international law’ - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:16

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan’s conviction for criminal contempt of court by the Supreme C… Continue Reading

Turkey renews call for talks, sharing of resources with Greece - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:14

Turkey favours a dialogue with rival Greece that would lead to the fair sharing of resources in the eastern Mediterranean, where the two countries are… Continue Reading

Hamas says pact reached to calm violence with Israel - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:13

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said that they have reached an agreement through international mediators to end the latest round of cross-border violence with I… Continue Reading

Number of accidental deaths, suicides grew in 2019: NCRB - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:10

The number of suicide cases and accidental deaths registered an increase across the country last year from the 2018 figures. The suicide rate in citi… Continue Reading

Privy Purse Bill in Lok Sabha - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:09

The Privy Purse was used as a conciliatory move to get the princely state rulers to surrender their sovereignty to the Indian union. As defined from … Continue Reading

Treating data as commons - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:07

The Gopalakrishnan Committee: The committee was set up in 2019 and is referred to as the Expert Committee on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework… Continue Reading

Inevitable collapse - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:00

The data released by the National Statistical Office, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has suffered its steepest contraction on record in the Ap… Continue Reading

Rare Renati Chola era inscription unearthed - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:45

A rare inscription dating back to the Renati Chola era has been unearthed in a remote village of Kadapa district in Andhra Pradesh. Renati Cholas: … Continue Reading

GDP falls 23.9% in first quarter - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:44

A data released by the National Statistical Office(NSO), the GDP of India has shrunk by a record 23.9% in the April to June 2020 quarter in comparison… Continue Reading

GST reform needs a new grand bargain - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:40

Flaws in the current GST system: The current design and implementation of the GST system have failed to deliver on the promise of enhanced economic… Continue Reading

Fiscal deficit overshoots FY budget target - The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:38

India’s fiscal deficit in the four months to end July 2020 stood at 103.1% of the budgeted target for FY21. Net tax receipts were Rs.2.03 trillio… Continue Reading

The environment is a national issue- The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:36

Environment Performance Index: India secured the 168th rank out of 180 countries in the 12th edition of the biennial Environment Performance Index … Continue Reading

Green Term Ahead Market - PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:28

In August 2020, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) had approved Green term ahead market (GTAM) contracts on the Indian Energy Exchan… Continue Reading

Australia-India-Japan Ministers’ meeting- PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:26

Australia-India-Japan Ministers’ meeting on Supply Chains Resilience held. Details: The Ministers reaffirmed their determination to take a lea… Continue Reading

Indian Astronomers discover one of the farthest star galaxies in the universe - PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:25

The discovery was made by a team of astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune. … Continue Reading

A shot in the dark- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:54

In the letter, Pakistan’s Ambassador sought to portray Pakistan as a victim of cross-border terrorism. It was claimed that Pakistan is responsible … Continue Reading

Perils of prematurely imparted literacy - The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:52

Inclusive Education: Inclusion is a theme of the Policy beyond technology as well. As per the Ministry, under NEP, efforts will be made to incenti… Continue Reading

U.S. blacklists 24 Chinese firms amid South China Sea dispute- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:48

The United States has blacklisted 24 Chinese companies. The U.S. Commerce Department said the 24 companies played a role in helping the Chinese mil… Continue Reading

Pulikkali- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:47

Pulikkali, or tiger dance will go online on the fourth day of Onam. Pulikkali: Pulikkali, or tiger dance, is a colourful part of Onam celebratio… Continue Reading

India to protest Pak. claims on terror at UN- The Hindu -26/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:44

India will approach the UN Security Council President to bring to his notice a series of false claims levelled by Pakistan on terrorism, in one of the… Continue Reading

The marginalisation of justice in public discourse - The Hindu -26/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:39

In India, while self-interest and national glory dominate, concern for distributive justice is rare. Given the compulsion to advance our self-inter… Continue Reading

Palestine, now a footnote - The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:32

In an agreement brokered by the U.S., Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. Details: For… Continue Reading

Plea to hike cess on tobacco products- The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:31

Public health groups, along with doctors and economists, have urged the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products. Pros: … Continue Reading

China launches warship for Pakistan Navy - The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:28

China has launched the first of the four advanced naval warships it is building for Pakistan. Pakistan had signed a contract with the China Shipbui… Continue Reading

Indian telescopes - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:15

Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) It is an array of thirty fully steerable parabolic radio telescopes of 45 metre diameter, observing at metre… Continue Reading

GOI and AIIB signed an agreement - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:13

The Government of India, (Government of Maharashtra), Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a lo… Continue Reading

Delimitation Commission - PIB - 24-08-2020
2020-08-26 13:10

The Delimitation Commission is a high-level body set up by an act of Parliament to carry out the delimitation process, that is, fixing limits or bound… Continue Reading

Turkey to convert another former church to mosque -THE HINDU-22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the conversion of the Kariye Museum into a mosque. It was originally converted into the Kariye M… Continue Reading

Repeal and reform -THE HINDU - 22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his first address, has declared his intention to repeal the landmark 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a… Continue Reading

Haryana has more water than Punjab-THE HINDU-22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Punjab’s viewpoint on the issue of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, given Punjab’s critical groundwater situation. Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) … Continue Reading

API Aarogya Setu - PIB - 23/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Aarogya Setu introduces ‘Open API Service’. This is a novel feature in the app to help people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy… Continue Reading

Ethanol as a fuel - PIB - 23-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

NEWS: Utilization of excess sugarcane for ethanol production to improve the viability of the sugar industry. Details: The government has taken … Continue Reading

Age of marriage for girls - THE HINDU - 21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

The Budget Speech of 2020 proposed the setting up of a task force to look into the issue of age of a girl entering motherhood to help lower maternal m… Continue Reading

Swachh Survekshan 2020 -THE HINDU- 21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

Indore wins cleanest city title again For the fourth year in a row, Indore has been ranked the cleanest city in the country, according to the Swach… Continue Reading

‘Sputnik V will be made available to Indians’- THE HINDU-21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:26

Russia has recently announced the world’s first vaccine to combat COVID-19, named Sputnik V. The vaccine is based on the principle of using adeno… Continue Reading

World Bank may forecast steeper India contraction- THE HINDU-20-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:26

The World Bank had, previously in May 2020, projected that the Indian economy would contract by 3.2% in the current fiscal year and would only rebound… Continue Reading

Govt. to set up National Recruitment Agency - 20-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:17

National Recruitment Agency (NRA) was created for conducting a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for various government jobs. Initially, three of the o… Continue Reading

Digital Quality of Life Report - 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:56

According to the Digital Quality of Life Report, India ranks among the lowest in the world in terms of Internet quality. India occupies 79th pla… Continue Reading

ARIIA 2020- PIB- 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:52

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 IIT- Madras has topped the ARIIA 2020 under the ‘Best Centrally Funded Insti… Continue Reading

Privatisation via graded autonomy- THE HINDU- 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:49

Gs2- Education- New educational policy-Issue of autonomy in NEP Arguments in favour of the provision: The concerns of over-centralisation, leadi… Continue Reading

Swasthya Portal - PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:18

NEWS: Union Tribal Affairs Minister to launch Swasthya Portal. About the Swasthya Portal: The online portal will act as a one-stop solution p… Continue Reading

Indigenisation Portal SRIJAN- PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:17

NEWS: Defence Minister launches indigenisation portal SRIJAN. About SRIJAN: SRIJAN is the Ministry of Defence’s portal which acts as a one-… Continue Reading

Sarabhai Crater- PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:13

NEWS: Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter has captured the Moon images of “Sarabhai” Crater – ISRO About Sarabhai Crater: Named after eminent Indian sc… Continue Reading

”Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR)” - LIVE MINT - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:32

NEWS: Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Rajesh Verma released the “Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR)” from … Continue Reading

Study finds poor access to abortion drugs - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:23

NEWS: The Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India (FRHSI) indicated a severe shortage of medical abortion (MA) drugs in five out of the s… Continue Reading

A self-reliant foreign policy - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:15

GS2- IR - The need for a new foreign policy roadmap in India Reasons 1.Relations with neighbours are under strain 2.We are losing the strategic e… Continue Reading

Stop the dismantling of environmental rules - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:08

GS3- Environmental Impact Assessment- Issues with ignoring environmental concerns. Issues with draft EIA : UAPA usage upon criticism MAINS QUEST… Continue Reading

How the tiger can regain its stripes- THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:03

Gs3- Conservation- Issues with Project tiger Does india emphasize more on tiger conservation at the cost of others? Prelims info : 1) Global … Continue Reading

Israel AI-based technologies to help tackle COVID-19 -THE HINDU- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:57

NEWS: As a part of Israel-India cooperation to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AIIMS, Delhi, has received state-of-the-art AI-based technologi… Continue Reading

Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India and Beta Version of “Surakhsya” - PIB- 12 AUG 2020
2020-08-12 19:55

NEWS: Prakash Javadekar, MoEFCC launched the booklet on “Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India” to strengthen coexistence… Continue Reading

eSanjeevani -PIB- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:52

NEWS: 1.5 lakh tele-consultations completed through ‘eSanjeevani’ and ‘eSanjeevaniOPD’. About the National Teleconsultation Service: … Continue Reading

Daughters have equal right to inherit property, says SC -THE HINDU- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:48

NEWS: The Supreme Court has expanded a Hindu woman’s right to be a joint legal heir and inherit ancestral property on terms equal to male heirs. … Continue Reading

Atma Nirbhar Week celebration - 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:43

Atma Nirbhar Week celebration (Atmanirbharta Saptah) between August 7-14, 2020 of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and to boost Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhi… Continue Reading

Negative Imports List for Defence -THE INDIAN EXPRESS - 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:33

NEWS: The Defence Ministry announced a list of 101 items that it will stop importing. Items included in the negative list The items mentioned in … Continue Reading

Isolating China, as proposition and the reality -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:30

NEWS: M.K. Narayanan, a former National Security Adviser, analyzes India’s approach to isolate China as a countermeasure to China’s military aggr… Continue Reading

Balance of payments will be strong this year -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:21

Balance of Payments: The balance of payments (BOP) is a statement of all transactions made between entities in one country and the rest of the worl… Continue Reading

Lockdown hit treatment under PMJAY scheme -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:18

NEWS: According to official data, the nationwide lockdown had a significant negative impact on inpatient care utilisation under the Pradhan Mantri … Continue Reading

Making up for shortfalls in GST collection -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:14

NEWS The release of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation due to the States for the financial year 2019-20. Compensation cess fund A comp… Continue Reading

Loya jirga approves prisoner release -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:57

What is Loya Jirga? A loya jirga is a special type of jirga, or legal assembly, in Pashtunwali, the traditional code of laws of the Pashtun people.… Continue Reading

Contempt of court -THE INDIAN EXPRESS- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:54

Issues with the concept of contempt: The C-O-C is a centuries-old British law which was abolished in 2013, this was mainly to hide judicial corrupt… Continue Reading

India & Pak. spar over Indus water talks -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:49

NEWS: India has refused a request by Pakistan to hold a meeting on issues around the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) . DETAILS: According to the terms o… Continue Reading

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:44

Context: PM to launch a financing facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and release benefits under PM-KISAN. Details: The Union Cabi… Continue Reading

E-Sanjeevani Tele-Medicine Platform-PIB - 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:39

E-Sanjeevani is a platform-independent, browser-based application facilitating both doctor-to-doctor and patient-to-doctor tele-consultations. NEWS… Continue Reading

Balancing priorities -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:35

NEWS: Landslide in Idukki district of Kerala has claimed 22 lives thus far and rendered several families homeless. DETAILS: Heavy rainfall in Kera… Continue Reading

Keep yourself healthy against Corona with Immunity Boosters
2020-08-04 09:23

Quick Tips: Have hot/warm water entire day .… Continue Reading

India-EU Agreement - 28-07-2020 - PIB
2020-07-28 08:16

India-European Union Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation renewed for next five years (2020-2025) In the last 5 years, 73 joint re… Continue Reading

MoCA set up Investment Clearance Cell for Assistance & Clearance -THE HINDU-22-07-2020
2020-07-23 09:36

Context: MoCA set up Investment Clearance Cell for Assistance & Clearance of Proposals in Aviation Sector; Headed by Amber Dubey. Details: *The … Continue Reading

Indian Navy hold PASSEX with World’s largest aircraft -THE HINDU-22-07-2020
2020-07-23 09:18

Details: Indian Navy hold PASSEX with World’s largest aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in Indian Ocean Region. Context: *Indian naval ships conduct… Continue Reading

KURMA mobile app as unique tool for conservation of Indian Turtles-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 09:24

Context: Prakash Javadekar hails KURMA mobile app as unique tool for conservation of Indian Turtles. Details: *Union Minister of Environment, Fo… Continue Reading

PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit to street vendors-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 09:05

Context:PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps. Details: *A mobile application of PM S… Continue Reading

Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Meeting virtually-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 08:55

Context: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting virtually. Details: *Union Mi… Continue Reading

UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index-THE HINUD-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 08:28

Context: UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: India Record Largest Reduction in Number of People Living in Poverty. Details: *273 milli… Continue Reading

India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:47

Context: Centre’s fiscal deficit to increase to 7.6% & India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21: India Ratings and Research’s Report. Details:… Continue Reading

Mobile app KURMA helps save turtles in India-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:31

Context: Collaborative citizen science initiative provides database, helps identify species and lists rescue centres. Details: *The application,… Continue Reading

2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership virtually-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:17

Context: Dharmendra Pradhan & Dan Brouillette co-chaired 2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership virtually. Details: * Union Mini… Continue Reading

Why is India out of the Chabahar rail project?-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:09

Context:Why is India out of the Chabahar rail project? Details: *State-owned Ircon International Limited was associated with the rail project ev… Continue Reading

India Established Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:01

Context:India Established Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’ with France, Germany and US. Details: *India has established individual bilater… Continue Reading

ICRA projects India’s GDP growth to contract by 9.5% in FY21 from earlier 5%-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:19

Context:ICRA projects Indian economy to contract 9.5% in 2020-’21, cites rising coronavirus cases, lockdown. Details: *Rating agency ICRA on T… Continue Reading

Customs unravels hawala trail in Kerala gold smuggling case-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:12

Context: Customs unravels hawala trail in Kerala gold smuggling case. Details: *The Customs Department on Friday moved to track down the network… Continue Reading

University examination guidelines that score low-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:02

Context: Details: *The University Grants Commission’s guidelines of July 6, 2020 on conducting final-year examinations for university students… Continue Reading

India’s CERT and Israel’s INCD inked MoU to expand cooperation in cyber security-THE HINDU
2020-07-19 08:55

Context:India’s CERT and Israel’s INCD inked MoU to expand cooperation in cyber security. Details: *The COVID-19 pandemic has not only impac… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:39

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:23

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF -THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 08:17

Context:NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy in India. Details: *NTPC Ltd has recently entered into a… Continue Reading

Voluntary National Review- NITI AAYOG
2020-07-14 09:05

NITI Aayog presented India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum; held virtually * NITI Aayog presented India’s … Continue Reading

NSDC Collaborates with Microsoft India to Provide Digital Skills to Indian Yout-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 18:07

Context:NSDC Collaborates with Microsoft India to Provide Digital Skills to Indian Yout. Details: * The National Skill Development Corporation (… Continue Reading

US formally notified UN of its Decision to Withdraw from WHO-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:57

Context: US formally notified UN of its Decision to Withdraw from WHO,Serves Notice Period till July 6, 2021. Details: *The United States has fo… Continue Reading

Bharat Dynamics Limited signs LAToT of Akash Missile Weapon System with DRDO-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:45

Context: Bharat Dynamics Limited signs LAToT of Akash Missile Weapon System with DRDO. Details: *Bharat Dynamics Limited signed Licence Agreeme… Continue Reading

World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Centre-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:31

Context: Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackeray E-Inaugurates NM1, Yotta Data Centre Near Mumbai World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Centre. De… Continue Reading

4th edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:19

Context: Prakash Javadekar Participated in 4th edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action, held virtually. Details: *The fourth edition of the… Continue Reading

SBM Bank India Partnered with Mastercard to facilitate Real-time domestic-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 11:02

Context: SBM Bank India Partnered with Mastercard to facilitate Real-time domestic & cross-border payments & remittances through ‘Mastercard Send’… Continue Reading

India-Afghanistan inked 5 MoUs-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:55

Context: India-Afghanistan inked 5 MoUs for development of educational infrastructure in Afghanistan. Details: *The five memorandums of understa… Continue Reading

DRDO to establish a research cell at IIT-H-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:39

Context: DRDO to establish a research cell at IIT-H to meet the future defence technological requirements . Details: *Defence Research and Devel… Continue Reading

Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant in Bina, MP-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:27

Context: Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant in Bina, MP & Becomes the 1st Organization in the World to Directly Supply Power to Railway Overhead Line… Continue Reading

1.4 lakh families reach MGNREGA’s annual work limit-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:12

Context: Amid demand surge, 1.4 lakh families have reached annual MGNREGA work limit. Details: * 1.4 lakh poor rural households have already com… Continue Reading

1.4 lakh families reach MGNREGA’s annual work limit-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 09:49

Context: Amid demand surge, 1.4 lakh families have reached annual MGNREGA work limit. Details: * 1.4 lakh poor rural households have already com… Continue Reading

President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day -THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:53

Context:President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day 2020 Celebrations On July 4. Details: *July 4 , 2020, President of India Shri Ra… Continue Reading

NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:43

Context:NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets. Details: *Government-owned mining majors NLC India Ltd and C… Continue Reading

M.V Asiatic Moon -THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:32

Context:M.V Asiatic Moon : A New Shipping Service b/w Kolkata Port & Chattogram Begins to Ease Indo-Bangla Trade. Details: * A new shipping serv… Continue Reading

Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid Pandemic-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:14

Context:Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid Pandemic: UNCTAD Report. Details: *The United Nations Conference on Trade and De… Continue Reading

Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:00

Context:Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019; China Tops: UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Report. Details: *In accordance with “Th… Continue Reading

Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 08:47

Context:Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019; China Tops: UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Report. Details: *In accordance with “Th… Continue Reading

India’s External debt increased by 2.8% to USD558.5 bn in FY20: RBI data-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:48

Context:In accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, India’s external debt stood at USD558.5 billion in March 2020, an increase of USD15… Continue Reading

Italian Marines Case (Enrica Lexie incident)-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:26

Context:India to accept and abide international tribunal’s ruling. Details: *The 'Enrica Lexie' Incident *The arbitral proceedings were ins… Continue Reading

77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:15

Context:77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036. Details: *Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power un… Continue Reading

India won’t import power equipment from China-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:49

Context:Union Power Minister R. Singh addresses a virtual conference with Power Ministers of States and UTs on July 3, 2020. Details: *Union Pow… Continue Reading

ICMR looks at vaccine launch by Aug. 15-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 08:54

Context:The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has granted approval to Bharat Biotech to conduct human clinical trials for ‘Covaxin… Continue Reading

MoD approves 33 new fighter jets in deals worth Rs38,900 cr.-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 23:06

Context: Details: * The Defence Acquisition Council , chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursday approved deals worth Rs38,900 crore… Continue Reading

Bid to turn Shivalik forest into tiger reserve-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:53

Context: Bid to turn Shivalik forest into tiger reserve. Details: *The Saharanpur Divisional Commissioner has sent a proposal to the State gover… Continue Reading

Core’s contraction-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:39

Context:The Commerce Ministry’s provisional figures for the core sector for May 2020. Details: *Output in the eight core industries suffered a… Continue Reading

In an uncertain world, a seat at the global high table-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:25

Context:India will be back in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021 at a critical time in the histo… Continue Reading

Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh-THE HNDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:17

Context: Committee for reform in criminal law headed by Ranbir Singh to start online consultation from July 4, 2020: MHA. Details: *The Ministry… Continue Reading

Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:05

Context: Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops . Details: *In accordance with the report “Annual Mari… Continue Reading

India, Japan Naval Exercise-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 15:53

Context:India, Japan Hold PASSEX Naval Exercise to Promote Understanding in Indian Ocean. Details: *In order to promote mutual understanding, In… Continue Reading

Free food grain scheme till Nov-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 11:27

Context:PM announced extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November, 2020. Details: *PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced th… Continue Reading

46 million girls went missing in India-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 11:11

Context: The UNFPA has released State of the World Population 2020 report. Details: *The Preference for sons and gender-biased sex selection ha… Continue Reading

India, Bhutan sign pact for first joint hydel project-THE HINDU-30-06-2020
2020-07-01 15:01

Context:The 600 MW Kholongchhu project is one of four additional projects agreed to in 2008. Details: *The project’s “Concession agreement,… Continue Reading

Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension-THE HINDU-20-06-2020
2020-06-21 08:27

Context: Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension. Details: *Russian diplomatic sources say that Moscow has “high stakes” … Continue Reading

Skeletal remains of a child found at Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi excavation site-THE HINDU-20-06-2020
2020-06-21 08:16

Context:child excavated as part of Keeladi’s 6th phase excavation. Details: *Skeletal remains of a child were excavated from Konthagai village… Continue Reading

Disorder at the border-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 09:06

Context: The deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers, and reports of Chinese soldier casualties in clashes at the Galwan valley in Ladakh. Details: … Continue Reading

History, the stand-off, and policy worth rereading-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:56

Context:About China’s legendary revolutionary leader Mao Zedong’s five finger policy Details: Three-pronged foreign policy approach: Mana… Continue Reading

RBI to tighten rules for home finance firms-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:37

Context:RBI to tighten rules for home finance firms. Details: *The Reserve Bank of India has proposed stringent norms for housing finance compan… Continue Reading

SEBI eases fund-raising norms for firms-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:24

Context:SEBI has further eased fund-raising norms for firms. Details: *These measures along with the relaxation on rights issues, permitted earl… Continue Reading

Assessment of OIL well blowout impact begins-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:00

Context:Assessment of OIL well blowout impact on environment begins. Details: *A team of The Energy and Research Institute and an accredited pri… Continue Reading

North Korea vows to redeploy troops in Demilitarized Zone-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 07:42

Context:The solution to the present crisis between the North and the South caused by the incompetence and irresponsibility of the South Korean authori… Continue Reading

Is China’s ‘peaceful development’ over?-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 07:25

Context:What makes the current stand-offs different is China’s readiness to use force in addressing challenges. Details: *This sharp turn mark… Continue Reading

Lonar lake: HC seeks report on colour change-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 08:21

Context:A Division Bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and Anil Kilor was hearing a petition filed by one Kirti Nipankar, raising concerns over the lake wa… Continue Reading

With 334 species, Guwahati redefining concept of urban jungle- THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 08:16

Context:Guwahati redefines the term “urban jungle” with 334 and counting free-ranging faunal species living in the green spaces within concrete st… Continue Reading

Govt. banks disburse Rs16,031 crore to MSMEs-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:55

Context:The public sector banks have disbursed Rs16,031.39 crore till June 12, 2020, under the Rs3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (… Continue Reading

In defence of MPLADS-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:39

Context:The suspension of the MPLADS for 2020-21 and 2021-22 in the wake of the pandemic has done away with this vital role of MPs. Details: *As… Continue Reading

Nepal ties and the Benaras to Bengaluru spectrum-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:20

Context: The changing dynamics of the India- Nepal relations and argues for a changed perspective for the relation. Details: *Benaras was a keys… Continue Reading

Cheap drug shows results in COVID patients: study-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:12

Context:Dexamethasone is the first drug to be shown to improve survival in COVID-19. Details: *Based on these results, one death would be preven… Continue Reading

India expects to sail through UN Security Council vote-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 06:59

Context:Elections for five non-permanent seats of the UN Security Council . Details: *India expects to sail through as the 193-member United Nat… Continue Reading

India says Chinese troops tried to change status quo-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 06:49

Context:Accusing the Chinese troops of “attempting to unilaterally change the status quo” in the Galwan valley. Details: *Accusing the Chine… Continue Reading

Pipeline tariff policy coming, to raise share of gas in energy basket-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 13:23

Context:New pipeline tariff, authorisation policy to push for higher share of gas in energy basket. Details: *In a bid to raise the share of nat… Continue Reading

In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:52

Context:In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia. Details: *India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar has said that India… Continue Reading

In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:23

Context:In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia. Details: *India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar has said that India… Continue Reading

Remaining non-aligned is good advice-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:11

Context: Remaining non-aligned is good advice. Details: *Confirmed facts about incursions during May are that Chinese forces came in sizeable n… Continue Reading

Amid pandemic, traditional art of ‘talamaddale’ goes digital-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 10:33

Context:A performance of the variant of Yakshagana theatre was streamed live on social media. Details: *The traditional art of ‘talamaddale’… Continue Reading

No longer special-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:58

Context: India and Nepal need to move quickly to reverse the recent setback to ties. Details: *The Nepal government’s decision to pass the con… Continue Reading

The need for an anti-discrimination law-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:52

Context:India is unique among democracies in that a constitutional right to equality is not backed by comprehensive legislation. Details: Voice… Continue Reading

MSMEs wait for work as demand slumps post lockdown-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:29

Context: MSMEs wait for work as demand slumps post lockdown Pandemic. Details: *In the economic package for MSMEs, one of the major casualties… Continue Reading

SC to extend virtual court system amid COVID-19 fears-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:03

Context: Supreme Court to continue virtual court system. Details: *A committee of seven Supreme Court judges, led by Justice N. Ramana, has de… Continue Reading

Can a COVID-19 vaccine be developed soon?-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 10:40

context: Can a COVID-19 vaccine be developed soon? Details: *A vaccine could be a weakened biological or synthetic agent administered to humans… Continue Reading

Persistent global transmission of chikungunya from India- THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 09:18

Context: Persistent global transmission of chikungunya from India. Details: *The resurgence of chikungunya virus in India in 2005, the Indian su… Continue Reading

Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce mortality, RECOVERY trial finds-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:30

Context: Participant enrolment to hydroxychloroquine arm was stopped with immediate effect. Details: *The RECOVERY trial, a large randomised con… Continue Reading

India-China: the line of actual contest-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:19

Context: The long border between the two Asian countries has neither been delineated nor demarcated. Details: What is LAC? *The Line of Actu… Continue Reading

Nepal passes amendment on new map-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:02

context:Nepal unveiled the new map on May 20 after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated Darchula-Lipulekh link road on May 8. Details: * Ne… Continue Reading

Streamed education is diluted education-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 11:17

Context: A model based on social distancing only ends up weakening the concept of a classroom being an essential laboratory. Details: *What we h… Continue Reading

CM unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:56

Context: Uddhav Thackeray unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon. Details: *The flood warning system called IFLOWS-Mumbai,… Continue Reading

CM unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:44

Context: Uddhav Thackeray unveils Mumbai’s new flood warning system, calls it a boon. Details: *The flood warning system called IFLOWS-Mumbai,… Continue Reading

Your YouTube account is in demand, not just among your friends-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:21

Context: Poll on dark web shows 80% of respondents expressed interest in buying access to hacked accounts. Details: *As of December 2019, India… Continue Reading

Government puts off decision on States’ GST dues till July-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:01

Context: Government puts off decision on States' GST dues till July Details: *GST collections in the past two months have only reached 45% of th… Continue Reading

SC allows firms to negotiate with staff on lockdown wages-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 09:36

Content: Lockdown wages, Supreme Court allows firms to negotiate with staff. Details: *The Supreme Court on Friday asked factory owners and othe… Continue Reading

Beijing think-tank raises Article 370-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 08:51

Context: Beijing think-tank links scrapping of Article 370 to LAC tensions. Details: *The article 370 allowed the state a certain amount of aut… Continue Reading

An unravelling of the Group of Seven-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:36

Details: The next G7 summit, tentatively scheduled in Washington DC in mid-June, has been postponed by the host, U.S . Logic of expansion: Tr… Continue Reading

Stations to be classified on waste water output-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:32

Details: A news channel in India alleged recently that several private hospitals in the country were “exposed” by a “sting operation” to be… Continue Reading

New guidelines for import of exotic species-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:22

Details: The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change has issued an advisory saying people importing “exotic live species” will have t… Continue Reading

Gujarat’s pride grows as it now hosts 674 Gir lions-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:19

Details: During 2015, the baseline was 523 lions. Moreover, the distribution of the lions expanded from 22,000 sq. As soon as the State shared the … Continue Reading

China disregarding historical commitments on Naku La, say defence experts-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:15

Details: Its Article 1 states, “The boundary of Sikkim and Tibet shall be the crest of the mountain range separating the waters flowing into the … Continue Reading

Pincer provocations?-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 08:16

Details: Although the latest news on the Ladakh front suggests that Chinese and Indian forces have begun to disengage in select areas, this does no… Continue Reading

Being vocal on the right local-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 08:03

Details: On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon Indians to be “vocal for local”. The way in which we, as citizens and professional… Continue Reading

BEML’s internal data, staff email IDs hacked, leaked on dark web-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:47

Details: In what is prima facie suspected to be an act of cyber terrorism from Pakistan, the official email ids of seven employees of an Indian Pub… Continue Reading

Cross-party backing in Nepal for new map-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:42

Details: Chinese side removed some of the tents and some troops and vehicles have been moved back, and the Indian side too has reciprocated,” off… Continue Reading

Centre to take stock of Krishna and Godavari water utilisation
2020-06-11 07:26

Details: Mr. Singh, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, Union Ministry of Jal Sakthi, asked the Chairpersons of the Krishna and Godavari Rive… Continue Reading

Migrants should not be prosecuted-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:23

Details: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said migrant workers should not be prosecuted for trying to reach home amid the national lockdown. A Bench… Continue Reading

Addressing the elephant in the room-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:41

Details: The news last week about a pregnant elephant having her mouth blown caused outrage on social media. It’s impossible not to empathise wit… Continue Reading

Paging the private sector in the COVID fight-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:38

Details: Here, we propose certain policy options to leverage private sector resources for testing, hospitalisation, procurement of biomedical equip… Continue Reading

In Persian Gulf littoral, cooperative security is key-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:35

Details: The United Nations defines this body of water as the Persian Gulf. There is a commonality of interest among them in being major producers … Continue Reading

Odisha plans mega educational complexes for tribal students-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:32

Details: The Odisha government is coming up with three mega educational complexes exclusively for tribal students, where both academic and sporting… Continue Reading

China’s internal pressures are driving Xi’s tough stance on border-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:29

Details: Given the domestic political situation inside China, can the leadership afford to go back to status quo, asks Mr. Ranade, a former Additio… Continue Reading

Restore April status along LAC: India-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:24

Details: India has firmly conveyed its demand to China for restoring the status quo as existed in April along the border during the senior military… Continue Reading

Tracking Google-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:50

Details: Google, they claim, “accomplishes its surreptitious tracking” through near ubiquitous tools such as Google Analytics, Google Ad Manage… Continue Reading

Gross Value Added numbers and the economy-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:46

Details: As per the NSO, real GDP in the full fiscal year was estimated to have expanded by 4.2% from a year earlier, the slowest pace of growth in… Continue Reading

Poaching doubled during lockdown, says wildlife trade-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:42

Details: It points out that reports of poaching for consumption and local trade have more than doubled during lockdown. The report, however, mentio… Continue Reading

Prevalence of diabetes among women high in southern India-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:39

Details: The results were published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. In all, 254 districts have a “very high level” of diabete… Continue Reading

Country is still at risk, says WHO expert-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:36

Details: The Pangong Tso lake in Leh district of Ladakh, where large numbers of Chinese troops have moved in. Indian and Chinese officers meet at M… Continue Reading

Border meet sets stage for more talks-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:34

Details: The Pangong Tso lake in Leh district of Ladakh, where large numbers of Chinese troops have moved in. Indian and Chinese officers meet at M… Continue Reading

Tremble after the tremors-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:29

Details: Since May 15, the National Center for Seismology has recorded seven small earthquakes, ranging from 1.8 to 4.5 on the Richter scale, with … Continue Reading

Social bubbles-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:50

Details: Social bubbles: Micro-communities that could contain spread of Covid-19. Research published by the London School of Economics and Polit… Continue Reading

A right time to shift pharma gears-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:44

Details: Medicines are among humanity’s greatest achievements. They have helped attain dramatic improvements in health and longevity as well as h… Continue Reading

RBI creates Rs.500 cr. fund to boost payment infra-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:35

Details: RBI will make an initial contribution of Rs250 crore to the PIDF, covering half of the fund, while the remaining contribution will be from… Continue Reading

Move fast to ease liquidity: RBI’s Das-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:32

Details: With economic growth expected to be in the negative territory for the current financial year, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta D… Continue Reading

Ahead of vote for UNSC seat, India launches campaign brochure-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:29

Details: India will highlight international terrorism, United Nations reforms and Security Council expansion, streamlining the world body’s peace… Continue Reading

Experts caution on outcome of Lt. Gen. level talks-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:26

Details: These military to military talks will ensure that there is no escalation on the ground between the two sides. But resolution is not going … Continue Reading

U.P.S.C REVISED DATES
2020-06-06 20:10

UPSC Civil Services Examinations 2020 dates announced. Check the new schedule The UPSC Civil Services and IFS preliminary examinations will now be … Continue Reading

Swiss cheese and defence reforms-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:26

Details: The Swiss cheese model is associated with accident investigation in an organisation or a system. These layers are visualised in the model … Continue Reading

Oil spill in Russia’s Arctic region-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:23

Details: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a state of emergency and criticised a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel afte… Continue Reading

Killing Gajah: On the killing of an elephant in Kerala-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:19

Details: Whether the booby-trapped pineapple that took its life was intended for elephants or other animals matters little, because such traps litt… Continue Reading

What relief is ultimately granted if interest accrues?-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:15

Details: Justice Bhushan said there were two issues in the case. One, whether interest should be charged at all during the moratorium period. Two,… Continue Reading

Disasters displace lakhs: study-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:09

Details: Flooding caused by the south-west monsoon led to 26 lakh displacements, while Cyclone Fani alone led to 18 lakh displacements, followed by… Continue Reading

Tablighi activity now a specific visa violation-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 07:04

Details: Indulging in Tablighi activities will attract a penalty of USD500 fine. The amended guidelines read, “foreign nationals granted any t… Continue Reading

India-Australia meet strengthens ties-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 06:59

Details: No talks on China: The summit came amidst tensions between India and China over the standoff at the Line of Actual Control, and Austral… Continue Reading

Time to discontinue free power for farmers-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:30

Details: Exactly 15 years after Manmohan Singh, as Congress Prime Minister, openly spoke against the free power supply scheme for farmers, the Bhar… Continue Reading

Seven to eleven: On India and G-7-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:09

Details: Dismissing the current configuration of the “Group of Seven” or G-7 of the world’s most developed nations as “outdated”, U.S Pre… Continue Reading

India’s Parliament is missing in action-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:05

Details: The Canadian Parliament had its first lockdown meeting towards the end of April, with roughly 280 of the 338 Members of Parliament attendi… Continue Reading

NGT holds LG Polymers India liable for the loss of life-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:01

Details: It said the Rs50 crore in compensation, deposited by the company, would be spent on restoration. It also constituted a committee to prepar… Continue Reading

Govt. to boost infrastructure in areas along China border-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 06:53

Details: To ramp up infrastructure along the China border, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to spend 10% funds of a Centrally sponsored sch… Continue Reading

Cabinet nod for agri marketing reforms-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 06:50

Details: Special arrangement: At its meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet also approved ordinances to remove restrictions on farmers selling their … Continue Reading

Cabinet sets up Secretaries’ group to attract investmen-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 05:17

Details: How can India contain the economic impact of COVID-19? This will make India a more investor-friendly destination and we will also hand-… Continue Reading

India, Bhutan ink MoU for environment cooperation-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:31

Details: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bhutan for cooperation in the field of env… Continue Reading

Shah Faesal, 2 PDP leaders released-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 05:06

Details: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday released former IAS officer and J&K People’s Movement (JKPM) party leader Shah Faesal … Continue Reading

The challenge of law enforcement post-COVID-19-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:50

Details: The police have taken enormous risks during the lockdown to ensure strict observance of guidelines, including physical distancing, which i… Continue Reading

Monsoon bounty-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:47

Details: The monsoon has finally set in over Kerala in keeping with the textbook date of June 1. In May, the IMD had forecast a four-day delay in t… Continue Reading

Multilateralism in the new cold war-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:42

Details: To benefit from global change, countries must have a bold vision and make the right strategic choice. Britain quickly built the largest mi… Continue Reading

Now, more light on sun’s coronal heating puzzle-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:35

Details: NCRA scientists discovered tiny radio flashes: While we have not seen the magnetic explosions, these weak radio flashes that we have di… Continue Reading

Electronics incentive schemes launched-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:32

Details: Modest success: Stating that India had been able to achieve “modest success” in electronics manufacturing, Mr. Prasad said that Ind… Continue Reading

Proposed BSF firing range in fresh row-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:29

Details: A proposed firing range for the Border Security Force has become the trigger for unrest in northern Tripura’s Kanchanpur Subdivision ove… Continue Reading

Scientists identify second most common coronavirus type in India-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:26

Details: Evolutionary similarities: “Epidemiological assessments suggest that the common ancestor emerged in the month of February 2020 and po… Continue Reading

China gets set to build power project in PoK-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:23

Details: China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India’s object… Continue Reading

Trump invites Modi for G-7 summit-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:04

Details: President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the next G-7 summit to be hosted by the U.S Presidency of the Gr… Continue Reading

Nisarga barrels towards Mumbai-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:00

Details: Maximum City on red alert as cyclone set to make landfall near Alibaug. All activity that was set to resume from Wednesday in the State… Continue Reading

Ominous signals: on slowdown of India's economy-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:12

Details: India’s economy is in a severe slowdown that is only going to get worse in a pandemic-stricken world. Three months after Finance Ministr… Continue Reading

A new architecture in quake-prone areas-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:09

Details: ” The Bhuj earthquake in 2001. A few days after the Kutch earthquake in January 2001, I was ringing the doorbell at Arthur C. Clarke’s… Continue Reading

India, China and fortifying the Africa outreach-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:07

Details: Such conditions have meant that Africa’s cycle of chronic external aid dependence continues. Africa needs medical protective equipment a… Continue Reading

Can allow non-profit organisations to list-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:04

Details: The idea of a social stock exchange for listing of social enterprise and voluntary organisations was mooted by Finance Minister Nirmala Si… Continue Reading

Cabinet committee okays Rs50,000 cr. infusion for MSMEs-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:58

Details: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Monday approved Rs50,000 crore equity infusion for micro, small, and medium enterprises with … Continue Reading

Street vendors to get credit without collateral-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:54

Details: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday launched a micro-credit scheme for street vendors, which was announced by Finance Mini… Continue Reading

Pulses, oilseeds see sharp hike in MSP-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:45

Details: Among cereals, the government increased the support price of bajra by Rs150 to Rs2,150 per quintal for this year, while that of ragi has b… Continue Reading

Monsoon hits Kerala with cyclone in the background-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 07:39

Details: The monsoon has arrived in Kerala, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. This is four days earlier than what the IMD had for… Continue Reading

Open with caution-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:35

Details: The ‘Unlock 1’ plan should ensure a careful restarting of activities, the most important of which is the delivery of goods and everyda… Continue Reading

It’s time for a universal basic income programme in India-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:32

Details: The ongoing crisis is creating changes that could end up dividing society into pre- and post-COVID-19 days. These giants, all technology c… Continue Reading

Locust control: ‘govt. ignoring non-chemical measures-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:28

Details: He said they completly ignored non-chemical measures. Chaudhary said a number of effective non-chemical remedies were suggested by experts… Continue Reading

Too many aspirants for MGNREGS jobs -THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:26

Details: During a reality check, it was found that some had found alternative jobs, while in some cases even graduates have turned to MNREGA for he… Continue Reading

Cyclone brewing in Arabian Sea-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:19

Details: The IMD has indicated that the monsoon is likely to set in over Kerala early this week though other agencies say it has already set in. Cu… Continue Reading

Anchoring ties with Canberra the virtual way-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:33

Details: In August 1950, one of Australia’s most celebrated jurists, Sir Owen Dixon wrote to his daughter, Anne, in Melbourne that Delhi was “a… Continue Reading

Trump’s executive order, targeting social media platforms-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:26

Details: What does it say? They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Trump May 29, 2020 “At the same… Continue Reading

GMR told to stop dredging in Kakinada-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:18

Details: On May 27, District Forest Officer Nandani Salaria and Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board -Kakinada Executive Engineer A. “On the si… Continue Reading

GDP growth slows to a 11-year low of 4.2%, Q4 slumps to 3.1%-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:11

Details: India’s economic growth slipped to 3. 1% in the January-March quarter of 2019-20 showing impact of COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019-20, the In… Continue Reading

HC asks A.P. govt. to reinstate Ramesh Kumar-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:01

Details: A two-judge bench of the court comprising Chief Justice J. Satyanarayana Murthy directed the government to reinstate Mr. Ramesh Kumar as S… Continue Reading

Nascent Arabian Sea cyclone may delay monsoon arrival-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 08:57

Details: Uncertainty clouds the monsoon’s arrival over Kerala. Once the monsoon season sets in, there’s a certain uncertainty too in all weathe… Continue Reading

COVID-19 may create opportunities -THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:52

Details: Africa’s rich natural resources, long-term economic potential, youthful demography and influence as a bloc of 54 countries in multi-late… Continue Reading

From a standoff to a stalemate-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:46

Details: Again in 2007, China’s perception of the border in Depsang in the Ladakh sector, in Sikkim, and in many other places appeared to change.… Continue Reading

Hindi as official language in Haryana courts challenged-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:43

Details: Lawyers have challenged in the Supreme Court a law which makes Hindi the official language in courts in Haryana. Their petition contends t… Continue Reading

Don’t charge migrants bus or train fare, says SC-THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:39

Details: A large number of migrant workers are still seen proceeding on foot to different places”. When Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta wondered a… Continue Reading

Locust Swarms -The Hindu-15-01-2020
2020-05-29 09:37

Details: Just last week, eastern India was battered by one of the most powerful cyclones in decades and now, even as hundreds of lives are lost eve… Continue Reading

Enjoying the fruits of their labour-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:29

Details: Today, India is a leading producer of a variety of agricultural and allied produce and exporter of some of them. This is due to the relent… Continue Reading

Loans to MSMEs may get ‘risk-free’ tag-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:25

Details: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to allow banks to assign zero risk weight for loans that will be extended to the micro, medium and sma… Continue Reading

Invasive mussel is spreading rapidly in Kerala’s backwaters-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:21

Details: Surveys show the presence of the Charru mussel in the Kadinamkulam, Paravur, Edava-Nadayara, Ashtamudi, Kayamkulam, Vembanad, Chettuva and… Continue Reading

Locust threat is bigger this year, warns monitor-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:16

Details: The threat of locusts, which have invaded vast swathes of land in Rajasthan and entered neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, is bigger this year i… Continue Reading

U.S. strips Hong Kong of special trading status-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:10

Details: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the finan… Continue Reading

Hong Kong body will play an advisory role-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:03

Details: A proposed security law could allow Chinese mainland authorities to set up shop in Hong Kong, but their powers would likely be restricted … Continue Reading

India should pull out forces from Kalapani-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 08:59

Details: Sharma Oli came as the Nepalese government gave more time to the main Opposition Nepali Congress to discuss a proposed amendment to the Co… Continue Reading

Governor modifies law on forest rights-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 08:49

Details: A tribal farmer will find it difficult to make it to the district headquarters, said Milind Thatte, of Vayam, which works with tribals in … Continue Reading

Moving beyond geopolitics-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:35

Details: In the post-COVID world, countries and tech giants should be obligated to share data in the larger interest of mankind. Underlying most… Continue Reading

A well-balanced stimulus package-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:32

Details: The thrust is to get the Reserve Bank of India and other public financial institutions to infuse liquidity and increase lending by the fin… Continue Reading

The problem with the liquidity push-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:20

Details: The thrust is to get the Reserve Bank of India and other public financial institutions to infuse liquidity and increase lending by the fin… Continue Reading

Bengal, Odisha get promised Rs1,500 cr.-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:15

Details: The National Crisis Management Committee , chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, met on Monday to discuss the relief and restoration m… Continue Reading

ILO urges PM not to dilute labour laws-THE HINDU-27-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:09

Details: A group of 10 Central trade unions wrote to ILO, seeking its intervention to protect workers’ rights and international labour standards.… Continue Reading

With wheat harvest over, Punjab registers spike in stubble burning-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:06

Details: With wheat harvesting over in the key grain producing State of Punjab, there has been a spike in incidents of stubble burning compared wit… Continue Reading

China warns U.S. of retaliation if punished for Hong Kong law-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:54

Details: China on Monday threatened counter-measures against the U.S. insists on hurting China’s interests, China will have to take every necessa… Continue Reading

Deliberations on to end LAC tensions-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:45

Details: Indian, Chinese troops dig in with reinforcements. Deliberations are continuing on a daily basis between military commanders of India and … Continue Reading

mystery over birthplace of Purandara Dasa-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:42

Details: The late Patamakki Rathnakar, former MLA of Tirthahalli who had requested the State government to conduct research over the issue, had sai… Continue Reading

Failing to perform as a constitutional court-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 06:03

Details: Every day, we hear of migrant labourers walking hundreds of miles, many dying in the process. I refer here to the Supreme Court, which has… Continue Reading

Hardly the 1991 moment for agriculture-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 06:00

Details: While it does not mean much on the ground, it has successfully managed to deflect attention from the pittance offered by way of fiscal sup… Continue Reading

Fresh leaks of personal details detected on dark web-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:55

Details: The fresh leaks include nearly 2,000 Aadhaar cards and details of 18 lakh Indians, all available for free. The leak of nearly 2.9 crore jo… Continue Reading

Howrah’s botanical garden now a graveyard of 1,000 trees-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:52

Details: Among the rare trees that have fallen include the only full-grown kalpabriksha tree in the garden, the mad tree , the para rubber tree , t… Continue Reading

U.S. pushing relations to the brink of a new Cold War: China-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:49

Details: Foreign Minister says Beijing is open to international probe led by the WHO. The United States is pushing relations with China to “th… Continue Reading

Why are India and Nepal fighting over Kalapani?-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:24

Details: The map showed Kalapani as part of Pithoragarh district. Nepal protested immediately and drew attention to the lingering issue. On May 8, … Continue Reading

What explains the India-China border flare-up?-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:20

Details: On May 14, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Naravane said incidents at the Pangong lake in Ladakh on May 5 and at Naku La in Sikkim on May … Continue Reading

Details of 2.90 crore job seekers on dark net-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:18

Details: Personal details of about 2.90 crore Indian job seekers have been found dumped on the dark net, raising concerns among cyber crime agencie… Continue Reading

More area under cotton crop this season-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:14

Details: Both governments have discouraged farmers from growing rice, officials told The Hindu. In Haryana, farmers had sown cotton in 5.11 lakh he… Continue Reading

Extend loans without fear of 3Cs: FM-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:11

Details: She said clear instructions had been given in a meeting with CEOs and MDs of public sector banks and financial institutions on Friday that… Continue Reading

Dengue, JE strike as Assam battles COVID-19-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:08

Details: on Saturday, the State’s COVID-19 positive count touched 239 with the addition of 70 infected persons to Friday’s figure. “We are fa… Continue Reading

China suggests shift in BRI approach amid debt concerns-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:02

Details: China has hinted at a shift in how it will pursue its signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) amid growing concerns about debt repayments… Continue Reading

Notes on a digital currency plan, made in China-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:35

Details: To intensively advance the trial work of fintech innovation regulation, the PBoC supports the expansion of the pilot program to cover the … Continue Reading

RBI cuts repo rate again, down to 4%-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:32

Details: The Reserve Bank of India further reduced the key interest rate or the repo rate by 40 bps on Friday, after a yet another out-of-turn Mone… Continue Reading

India-Nepal ties (Cold neighbourhood)-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:28

Details: Nepal Prime Minister K. Sharma Oli took New Delhi by surprise this month with an aggressive posture on the issue, especially over the inau… Continue Reading

Locust swarms attack crops in M.P.-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-05-24 08:25

Details: First such invasion since 1992-93: Six swarms of locust entered Madhya Pradesh on May 17 from Rajasthan but have caused minimal crop da… Continue Reading

80% success chance for Oxford trials-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-05-24 08:23

Details: Poonawalla, whose family owns the vaccine maker, said scientists, drugmakers and manufacturers were collaborating at an unparalleled scale… Continue Reading

Airlines make Aarogya Setu mandatory-THE HINDU- 23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:19

Details: IndiGo, the largest airline in the country, which will operate 450 airlines to begin with, requires passengers to “download the Aarogya … Continue Reading

India reaches out to Pak. to fight locusts-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-05-24 08:12

Details: An official source who did not wish to be named said India had proposed a trilateral response in partnership with Pakistan and Iran to com… Continue Reading

China seeks India’s support for legislation-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:07

Details: China on Friday introduced the draft of a controversial national security law in Hong Kong in its parliament to tighten Beijing’s contro… Continue Reading

Sonic Boom-THE HINDU-22-05-2020.
2020-05-23 10:27

Details: When an aircraft travels at supersonic speed – meaning faster than sound – the field of sound waves moves to the rear of the craft. A st… Continue Reading

Amphan Cyclone -THE HINDU-22-05-2020.
2020-05-23 10:17

Details: The trail of death and devastation that Cyclone Amphan has left in West Bengal and Odisha demonstrates, once again, the fragile state of e… Continue Reading

Keeping the peace: On India-China border tension-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 10:14

Details: With four incidents along the Line of Actual Control in recent weeks, the India-China border is witnessing the highest tensions since the … Continue Reading

A violation of right found, but no remedy given-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 10:11

Details: In India, the Constituent Assembly regarded the principle as so foundational that, through Article 32, it granted the Supreme Court the au… Continue Reading

Congress launches Kisan Nyay Scheme-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 09:58

Details: Under the scheme, up to Rs 10,000 per acre a year will be transferred into the bank accounts of farmers and the first instalment totalling… Continue Reading

PLA blocking Indian patrols in Ladakh, Sikkim-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 09:07

Details: In addition there have been stand offs at Demchok and Galwan Nalah both in Eastern Ladakh, sources said. In the past few weeks, however, a… Continue Reading

Working safely: On workplaces during the pandemic-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:24

Details : Opening up economic production from a lockdown, even partially, when the COVID-19 pandemic has not peaked in the country poses an extraor… Continue Reading

Grasping the defence self-reliance nettle-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:21

Details: The decision to notify a list of weapons systems for sourcing entirely from Indian manufacturers, the promise to progressively expand this… Continue Reading

Cabinet okays NBFC liquidity plan-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:15

Details: A special purpose vehicle would be set up by a public sector bank to manage a Stressed Asset Fund whose special securities would be guaran… Continue Reading

Russian team at Kudankulam to address problems in generator-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:13

Details: A seven-member Russian technocrat team reached the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site on Wednesday to inspect the ‘unusual vibrations… Continue Reading

Locusts cross Thar desert to invade 16 districts in Rajasthan-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:10

Details: The invasion of locusts had started from the India-Pakistan border on April 11 and they have now crossed the Thar desert and affected 16 o… Continue Reading

New scheme for Chhattisgarh farmers-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:06

Details: In the first instalment, Rs.1,500 crore would be distributed among 18 lakh farmers, more than 80% of them small and marginal, Chief Minist… Continue Reading

Border disputes a reminder of the threat posed by China-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:57

Details: China relationship, already strained due to trade disputes, has further deteriorated over U.S accusations of China’s mismanagement of th… Continue Reading

China accuses India of trespass, LAC heats up-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:53

Details: The incidents were marked by “aggressive behaviour by both sides”, which resulted in injuries to 76 Indian soldiers, including serious… Continue Reading

Nepal’s new map claims territories of India-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:51

Details: New Delhi says such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted by India. Nepal’s new official map is “artificia… Continue Reading

Amphan batters West Bengal, Odisha-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:29

Details: Three persons were killed as super cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall near Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on … Continue Reading

Amphan batters West Bengal, Odisha-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:25

Details: Three persons were killed as super cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall near Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on … Continue Reading

Pakistan as both terror perpetrator and victim-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:51

Details: Pakistan first operationalised this strategy in regard to Afghanistan following the overthrow of Zahir Shah by his cousin Daud Khan in 197… Continue Reading

The changing nature of Chinese diplomacy-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:46

Details: If Mao Zedong represented the crude face of Chinese communism, then Zhou was the epitome of its refinement. Where Mao preferred to exercis… Continue Reading

COVID-19 unlikely to affect illicit drug supply-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:37

Details: Movement restrictions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to an initial statistical reduction in drug seizures, but without a real cha… Continue Reading

CBI alerts authorities to malware threat-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:34

Details: The Central Bureau of Investigation has sent alerts to all the States, Union Territories and the Central agencies on a malicious software … Continue Reading

‘India, U.S. to collaborate on vaccine trials’-THE HINDU- 20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:23

Details: health officials said here on Tuesday, listing a number of other ways in which the two countries are working together. “In the context o… Continue Reading

Behind new incidents, a changed dynamic along India-China border-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:19

Details: India has upgraded its infrastructure, letting troops beef up patrol in areas where China has established a more frequent presence. A grea… Continue Reading

3 lakh evacuated as Amphan hurtles towards Bengal coast-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:14

Details: On Tuesday evening, the cyclone lay about 360 km south of Paradip in Odisha and 510 km south-southwest of Digha. Very high wind speeds ran… Continue Reading

A jolt to national energy security-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 15:55

Details: If implemented, they will not only weaken the control of States over an industry supplying a basic human necessity such as electricity but… Continue Reading

83 LCA-MK1A deal high priority: IAF chief-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 14:00

Details: Bhadauria. Bhadauria on Monday, while the “high priority” deal for 83 LCA-MK1A jets was expected to be signed in three months. On… Continue Reading

Oxford vaccine fails to shield monkeys from virus-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:56

Details: Rajesh Gokhle, Faculty, National Institute of Immunology and former head of the CSIR-Insitute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, who has… Continue Reading

Call for WHO probe into virus origin-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:52

Details: The language of the resolution reflects the diplomatic tug of war that has taken place since the pandemic began in early 2019 . China has … Continue Reading

Are the United States and China entering a new Cold War?-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:49

Details: On May 15, President Donald Trump threatened to “cut off the whole relationship” with China over the COVID-19 pandemic, which originat… Continue Reading

J&K notifies rules for domicile certificates-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:44

Details: The J&K administration on Monday notified the J&K grant of domicile certificate procedure rules 2020 and set a fast track process in motio… Continue Reading

Centre notifies Karnataka judge’s appointment-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:33

Details: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Monday notified the appointment P. Krishna Bhat as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court, alm… Continue Reading

New technique for lung treatment of newborns launched in Jaipur-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:30

Details: A recent medical technique, known as less invasive surfactant administration , has been started at J. Lon Government Children’s Hospital… Continue Reading

Odisha, West Bengal brace for Amphan-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:27

Details: The sea turned rough in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on May 18, 2020, under the influence of Amphan. Currently, Amphan is located about … Continue Reading

Where is health in the stimulus package?-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 19:05

Details: Our bowlers have done well to limit the COVID-19 score and flatten the curve. Putting aside threats to personal safety, family interests, … Continue Reading

Labour rights are in free fall-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:57

Details: As India slowly attempts to lift its nationwide lockdown, under compulsion of reviving the economy, labour rights are disappearing at an a… Continue Reading

Farm gate in focus-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:52

Details: The Centre’s objective of using the COVID-19 crisis to usher in an Atmanirbhar Bharat saw Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman focus Frid… Continue Reading

Punjab farmers’ to go for direct seeding of rice-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:48

Details: The DSR technique is less time consuming and labour intensive than the conventional practice. The DSR technique called ‘tar-wattar DSR… Continue Reading

Multiple conditions on discoms-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:43

Details: Called the ‘Special Long Term Transition Loan to Discoms for COVID-19', the financial assistance is meant to help the Discoms clear thei… Continue Reading

Centre throws open all sectors to private players-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:38

Details: The total package amounts to almost Rs.21 lakh crore by the Centre’s accounting, but is heavy on credit-related measures, including Rs.8… Continue Reading

Over 42,000 undertrials released-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:34

Details: It said the highest number of undertrial prisoners released was 9,977 in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 5,460 in Rajasthan and 4,547 in Tamil … Continue Reading

India must not give Taliban legitimacy until it joins intra-Afghan talks=THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:31

Details: U.S. is trying to salvage its deal with the Taliban, despite rising violence in Afghanistan, National Security Advisory Board member and f… Continue Reading

Afghan President, rival sign power sharing deal-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 22:26

Details: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and political rival Abdullah Abdullah have signed a power-sharing agreement two months after both declared t… Continue Reading

How will the COVID-19 relief for MSMEs help?-THE HINDU-17-052020
2020-05-18 07:40

Details: The first tranche, aimed at micro, small and medium enterprises , non-banking financial companies and at some individuals was announced by… Continue Reading

Reforms and agriculture-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:26

Details: The government has maintained that the farm sector is functioning smoothly despite the lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19, and the l… Continue Reading

Navy to aid Northern Theatre command-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:23

Details: Rawat told a small group of journalists during the week. Saying the naval fighter jets can operate in deserts and the IAF jets there can m… Continue Reading

Govt. throws open defence production and coal sectors-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:19

Details: Sitharaman said, noting that structural reforms were the focus of Saturday’s announcements. “These sectors with these reforms are goin… Continue Reading

Aiming to achieve herd immunity naturally is ‘dangerous’, WHO warns-THE HIDNU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:15

Details: Ryan said the concept of herd immunity is generally used for calculating how many people will need to be vaccinated in a population in ord… Continue Reading

India opposes rejoining RCEP over China concerns-THE HNDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:12

Details: Narendra Modi had announced India’s decision to quit the grouping, which includes the 10 ASEAN nations. As the deadline for a response t… Continue Reading

TASMAC tribulations-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:21

Details: Faced with dwindling revenue due to the stagnation in economic activity since the national lockdown began, States are desperate to raise m… Continue Reading

NEET is not student-friendly, merit-promoting-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:08

Details: In such States institutions of higher learning controlled and managed by governmental agencies act like mercenaries, promote the political… Continue Reading

1 lakh crore rupee farm infra fund to be financed by NABARD: FM-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:04

Details: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced Rs 1 lakh crore fund to boost agriculture infrastructure across the country. The f… Continue Reading

New law for contract farming-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 23:00

Details: Sitharaman said. Several agricultural economists and farm activists welcomed the reform and investment announcements, but questioned the l… Continue Reading

SC relief for firms unable to pay full wages during lockdown-THE HJINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:56

Details: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government not to resort to any coercive action against private companies who have not paid their wo… Continue Reading

Monsoon will arrive on June 5, says IMD-THE HINDU-16-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:46

Details: The difference in the arrival dates by both agencies is as much as a week. The normal date of onset for the State is June 1. In a statemen… Continue Reading

Virus diagnostic test may be delayed-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:42

Details: “We are testing two N gene regions, so we need to recalibrate the machine to test both of them independently as a common cut-off wasn’… Continue Reading

U.K. HC rejects Vijay Mallya’s plea-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:39

Details: The UK High Court on Thursday rejected a plea of businessman Vijay Mallya for permission to move the Supreme Court against the dismissal o… Continue Reading

Migrant workers to get free foodgrains-THE HINDU -15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:33

Details: Sitharaman said there are an estimated 8 crore migrant workers who have been housed in government and privately run relief camps across th… Continue Reading

China rebuts Taiwan on WHO participation-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:24

Details: China opposed any move by Taiwan to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a “pretext” to seek independence, its Embassy in New Delhi said on Th… Continue Reading

Talks with Nepal after pandemic-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:10

Details: We are facing COVID-19 crisis and once societies and governments have dealt with the challenges, we will have these talks. The mixed messa… Continue Reading

India reminds China of claims over Gilgit-Baltistan-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:07

Details: The recent incidents of face-off between the troops of India and China are neither “co-related” nor have any connection with other glo… Continue Reading

India reminds China of claims over Gilgit-Baltistan-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 21:43

Details: The recent incidents of face-off between the troops of India and China are neither “co-related” nor have any connection with other glo… Continue Reading

Liquidity lifeline- THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:20

Details: The government could have specified the interest cap on these loans without leaving it to individual lenders as each of them has its own r… Continue Reading

A Plan to revive a broken Economy-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:13

Details: The Prime Minister has just announced Lockdown 4.0. The announcements by the Finance Minister thus far involve no additional public spendi… Continue Reading

Provide income support, restore jobs-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:08

Details: Shock point: Snatching away labour rights in the midst of a global pandemic and national lockdown is distressing and shocking. Over the… Continue Reading

It’s time to give IRS officers their due-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 08:04

Details: The Central Board of Direct Taxation , a wing of the Ministry of Finance, has initiated disciplinary proceedings against some Indian Reven… Continue Reading

Army proposes 3-year stint for civilians-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:57

Details: In a first of its kind proposal. the Army plans to take civilians on a three- year ‘Tour of Duty’ or ‘three-year short service’ on… Continue Reading

Taiwan wants to join hands with India-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:53

Details: Taiwan has proposed a regular communication channel with India to link up medical agencies to better cooperate in the fight against COVID-… Continue Reading

USD 3.6 mn in U.S. funding to Indian labs may be delayed-THE HINDU -14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:48

Details: Significantly, the strictures followed an inquiry into the CDC’s funding of an “unapproved” Indian laboratory in Manipal for work on… Continue Reading

Nepal can let India use link road: Oli-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:45

Details: Diplomatic solution: Gyawali said that the leaders sought a diplomatic solution to the crisis that involves the territory of Kalapani t… Continue Reading

Rs.3,100 crore from PM CARES allocated for COVID-19 relief-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:41

Details: The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, better known as PM CARES, will allocate Rs.3,100 crore … Continue Reading

Reaffirm cooperative federalism-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:17

Details: Fissures in cooperation: ‘National Plan’ under Section 11, as well as issuance of binding guidelines by the Centre to States under … Continue Reading

Riding roughshod over State governments-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:12

Details: The Central government has so far followed a mostly top-down approach in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. This centralised approach is coun… Continue Reading

PM announces Rs20 lakh crore economic stimulus package-THE HINDU -13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:07

Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a new-look Lockdown 4.0 beyond May 17 was in the offing, while announcing an economic stimulu… Continue Reading

India may miss nutrition targets-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:02

Details: India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 releas… Continue Reading

No air space violation at Pangong Tso-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:59

Details: Helicopters of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army came close to the border during the face-off with the Indian Army near Pangong Tso… Continue Reading

India caught in U.S.-China spat over Taiwan’s status at WHO-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:57

Details: move to reinstate Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Assembly or to China’s opposition to it. Jaishankar attended a seven-na… Continue Reading

Aarogya Setu app mandatory for returning NRIs, migrants-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:54

Details: In addition to making the Aarogya Setu app mandatory, the Health Ministry also directed the States to focus on more effective surveillance… Continue Reading

Do numbers matter in Rajya Sabha?-THE HINDU -13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:50

Details: The Parliament building in New Delhi. The Indian Constitution provides for parity of powers between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in l… Continue Reading

Legal but not appropriate-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:49

Details: Over the last few days, many States have made changes to their labour laws. Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab have extended the maxim… Continue Reading

Equal freedom and forced labour-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:45

Details: Soon after Independence, while the Constitution of a free India was being drafted, Dr. Ambedkar, the chairperson of the Drafting Committee… Continue Reading

Trade unions may knock at ILO’s door-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:41

Details: Ten central trade unions on May 11 said they were considering lodging a complaint with the International Labour Organisation against the … Continue Reading

Mandis linked to e-platform see 65% rise in count post-lockdown-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:33

Details: COVID-19 has given a boost to e-NAM, the national digital platform for agricultural trade, with the number of connected mandis, or wholesa… Continue Reading

Andhra Pradesh to send back 13,000 tonne styrene to South Korea-THE HINDU -12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:26

Details: The gas will be transported in two consignments: Jolted by the death of 12 persons and hundreds falling sick due to gas leak at LG Poly… Continue Reading

China warns of retaliation over new U.S. visa rule-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:18

Details: China on Monday threatened to retaliate against a U.S rule that tightening visa restrictions on Chinese journalists, in an escalating row … Continue Reading

Nepal summons Indian envoy over border row-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:13

Details: Monday though a social media post from the Embassy of India in Nepal stated that Mr. Nepal disputes India’s claims and maintains that th… Continue Reading

Right to religion: SC explains reference to larger Bench-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:07

Details: In February 2020, the nine-judge Bench dismissed the objections and decided to hear the reference. It had, however, postponed the publicat… Continue Reading

Shaping India’s response in a global hinge moment-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:39

Details: India finds itself in an increasingly dangerous world, one that is fragmenting and slowing down economically. Rapid shifts in the balance … Continue Reading

Green tribunal directs LG Polymers to deposit 50 cr rupees-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:34

Details: The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed LG Polymers India to deposit an initial amount of Rs.50 crore for the damage caused by the … Continue Reading

Ration card portability usage low: Paswan-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:29

Details: Even pre-lockdown, it was only 800 transactions per month, out of the 22 crore ration cards making transactions each month. If utilised pr… Continue Reading

Moody’s warns of downgrade-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:26

Details: Rating agency Moody’s said that the negative outlook of India reflects increasing risks that economic growth will remain significantly l… Continue Reading

U.S. special envoy urges India to talk to Taliban-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:23

Details: India should discuss its concerns on terrorism directly with the Taliban, said U. The envoy said India had a “significant role” in Afg… Continue Reading

Aarogya Setu app: HC seeks Centre’s response-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:17

Details: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday asked the Centre to respond to a writ petition challenging its directive to make 'Aaro… Continue Reading

India needs to enact a COVID-19 law-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:27

Details: The nationwide lockdown has been central to the government’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. While the lockdown has helped con… Continue Reading

Band-like clouds seen over Sun’s neighbour-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:08

Details: They were found in the latest study of one of a pair of binary brown dwarfs. A group of international astrophysicists have identified c… Continue Reading

Vizag gas leak claims 11 lives; over 350 hospitalised-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:04

Details: CM announces compensation of Rs.1 crore for families of deceased. Eleven people, including a six-year-old girl, died and over 350 were adm… Continue Reading

U.S. pat for India’s role in Afghanistan-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:40

Details: Expressing “deep concern” about the increase in violence in Afghanistan, Mr. Jaishankar and Mr. Doval made a particular mention of the… Continue Reading

Forum calls for rethink on online teaching-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:35

Details: “While academic engagement through e-resources during the period of lockdown is unexceptionable, any attempt to formalise it as online t… Continue Reading

Surge in domestic violence: WHO-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:26

Details: Emergency services across Europe have seen a sharp rise in domestic abuse calls under sweeping lockdowns imposed across the continent, the… Continue Reading

Virus attack worse than Pearl Harbor-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:13

Details: Donald Trump has said the COVID-19 pandemic is a worse “attack” on the U.S. The President has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing i… Continue Reading

It’s time for a virtual judiciary-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:14

Details: During the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, it has become clear that many activities can simply be done onli… Continue Reading

The mark of zero-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:14

Details: If in April there were early signs of Kerala gaining an upper hand over the virus, its control became clear from the fourth week of April.… Continue Reading

Pathways to a more resilient economy-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: When complex systems come to catastrophes, i. critical points of instability, they re-emerge in distinctly new forms, according to the sci… Continue Reading

‘Copycat’ groups come to the fore-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: Cyber experts say the aim is to capitalise on the dubious fame and gain followers. Even as the Delhi police cracked down on the ‘Bois… Continue Reading

China launches new rocket, spacecraft-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: China on Tuesday successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, state media said, in a major test of the country’s ambitio… Continue Reading

Amid high inflation, Iran to get a new currency-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:16

Details: Iran's parliament has passed a bill allowing the government to slash four zeros from the rial, Iranian state media reported on Monday, aft… Continue Reading

‘Darbar Move’ burdens exchequer, says J&K HC-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:16

Details: We defer this task to the best wisdom of those on whom the Constitution of India bestows this duty. Let the Secretary, Ministry of Home Af… Continue Reading

A grain stockist with a role still relevant-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: Set up under the Food Corporations Act 1964, in its first decade, the FCI was at the forefront of India’s quest of self-sufficiency in r… Continue Reading

MPLADS, its suspension, and why it must go-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: Under the scheme, each Member of Parliament “has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 crores pe… Continue Reading

DRDO develops UV disinfection tower for sanitising coronavirus-prone areas-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:17

Details: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an ultra violet (UV) disinfection tower for rapid and chemical-free… Continue Reading

Mallya seeks approval to move U.K. Supreme Court-THE HINDU-05-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:18

Details: Businessman Vijay Mallya has sought permission from the U.S . had turned down the businessman’s appeal, concluding that there was a p… Continue Reading

India flays nod for Gilgit-Baltistan polls-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-05-06 19:53

Details: Gilgit-Baltistan has functioned as a “provincial autonomous region” since 2009. India has issued a demarche to protest what it call… Continue Reading

BRICS against COVID-19-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-05-06 19:44

Details: In the global war against the novel coronavirus, emerging economies, many belonging to BRICS, have reached out to other countries humbled … Continue Reading

India’s disease surveillance system needs a reboot-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-06 19:39

Details: In a recent press briefing, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported noticeable trends with respect to COVID-19 cases in India. … Continue Reading

Economic recovery may take over a year, says CII-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:13

Details: Biggest problem: In a CII poll of 300-odd CEOs released on Sunday, almost half say an economic recovery will take over a year. In such … Continue Reading

Centre drafts new rules for satellite TV channels-THE HINDU-
2020-05-06 19:25

Details: To overhaul it’s nine year-old uplink and downlink policy for private satellite TV channels, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry h… Continue Reading

Saudi investments in India on track despite economic downturn-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-06 19:21

Details: Despite a massive 50% drop in oil revenues and a downturn in the economy, Saudi Arabia’s investments in India will not be affected, the … Continue Reading

When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 10:01

Details: This is the vaccine candidate to be used in Phase 1 clinical trial at the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility in Oxford, Britain, April 2, … Continue Reading

Debt and mutual funds-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:59

Details: Why was it needed? That led to fears that the debt funds of many other fund houses could face redemption pressure accentuated by the pa… Continue Reading

NIAB develops portable coronavirus detection kit-THE HINDU -03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:55

Details: The antibody is capable of binding with the spike protein found on the outer layer of the virus. An electrical signal is generated when th… Continue Reading

No country for migrant workers-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:53

Details: Remittances to developing nations are set to fall as migrant workers are hit hard by the virus crisis. Mohammad Osman Goni, a migrant w… Continue Reading

USCIRF report may prompt concerns-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:41

Details: The government has unequivocally dismissed the US Commission of International Religious Freedom’s latest report, which ranks India on th… Continue Reading

Ministry wants Aarogya Setu app made disabled-friendly-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:37

Details: The government’s Aarogya Setu app to track COVID-19 cases was not accessible to persons with disabilities , particularly those with hear… Continue Reading

Taiwan’s coronavirus protocol shows how it is done-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:29

Details: The threat of emerging infectious diseases to global health and the economy, trade, and tourism has never abated. Pandemics can spread rap… Continue Reading

It’s about food, nutrition and livelihood security-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:26

Details: Widen the food basket: The second dimension is the access to food, which is a function of purchasing power, as unless you are a farmer … Continue Reading

Economists call for urban jobs scheme-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:22

Details: A new Urban Employment Guarantee Act is needed to complement the existing rural jobs scheme during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, said a gro… Continue Reading

U.P., Bihar migrants can get rations in other States too-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:19

Details: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar joined the Centre’s ration card portability scheme on International Labour Day, offering some hope that their hu… Continue Reading

WHO raises concern over use of BCG vaccine-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:14

Details: In a letter published in The Lancet on April 30, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros A Ghebreyesus and others highlight a fe… Continue Reading

Limitations of online learning-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:22

Details: The exigency: There was a great deal of anxiety, particularly about the graduating batches of students, lest the ongoing session should… Continue Reading

Afghan peace and India’s elbow room-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:18

Details: India was conspicuous by its absence from the meeting on April 16, given its historical and strategic ties with Afghanistan, but not for t… Continue Reading

Banks borrow Rs.2,000 crore from RBI for mutual funds-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:13

details: On Monday, the RBI had announced a special window of Rs.50,000 crore for mutual funds in view of the redemption pressure that the fund hou… Continue Reading

Study on China dams brings the Brahmaputra into focus-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:10

Details: Structures built on Mekong river altered its natural flow: A new study highlighting the impact of China’s dams on the Mekong river ha… Continue Reading

India remains on U.S. Priority Watch List-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:06

Details: While India made “meaningful progress” to enhance IP protection and enforcement in some areas, it did not resolve recent and long-st… Continue Reading

Use Aarogya Setu app: Centre to staff-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:59

Details: The State government wants to meet the target of 50 lakh downloads of the Centre’s app Following instructions by the State’s Informat… Continue Reading

NEET applies to minority-run medical colleges: SC-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:55

Details: The court held that rights of trade, business and occupation or religious rights “do not come in the way of securing transparency and re… Continue Reading

Privacy concerns during a pandemic-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:39

Details: ” Justice Khanna was not speaking about the crushing of freedom at the point of a bayonet. He was concerned, rather, about situations wh… Continue Reading

No improvement in Ganga water quality during lockdown-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:31

Details: The dissolved oxygen concentration, a measure of the amount of free oxygen available in river systems, “rose marginally” from March 22… Continue Reading

South Asia faces health crisis as children miss vaccination-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:28

Details: South Asia could face a further public health crisis as children miss routine vaccinations, the UN warned on Tuesday, spurring fears that … Continue Reading

NITI Aayog slams India’s terror ranking-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:23

Details: India has moved to the seventh position from the previous year’s eighth in the annual Global Terrorism Index 2019. In March, the Cabinet… Continue Reading

USCIRF downgrades India in 2020 list-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:20

Details: Commission on International Religious Freedom has downgraded India to the lowest ranking, “countries of particular concern” in its 202… Continue Reading

Kerala HC stays State govt. order on salary deferment-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:17

Details: The government had said the State government employees’ salary for six days every month would be deducted for the next five months. The … Continue Reading

‘Anti-graft law covers deemed universities’-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:11

Details: A deemed institution under the University Grants Commission Act of 1956 has the same common public duty like a university to confer academ… Continue Reading

Govt. starts planning for Haridwar Kumbh Mela-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 10:31

Details: The Maha Kumbh Mela is organised once in 12 years, and the last time the event was held in 2010, about 10 million had reportedly congregat… Continue Reading

Virtual, yet open-THE HINDU-28-04-2020.
2020-04-29 07:03

Details: Amidst the national lockdown, the Supreme Court and several other courts have been holding virtual proceedings. A question of concern to t… Continue Reading

India in the post-pandemic world-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:59

Details: *The COVID-19 epidemic has mercilessly highlighted our shortcomings and our failures, even as we pride ourselves on being the world’s la… Continue Reading

The script of disruption and a new order-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:56

Details: The very complexity of the novel coronavirus leads to radical uncertainty. Hence, it it unlikely that the world will ever be the same agai… Continue Reading

‘We have 56% more water in reservoirs than we had last year’-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:52

Details: Under a lockdown with summer approaching and with the injunction of constant hand washing as a preventative for the spread of COVID-19, ho… Continue Reading

India among top 3 military spenders: report:THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:48

Details: India’s tensions and rivalry with Pakistan, China are among major drivers for its increased expenditure’. The global military expen… Continue Reading

Brokers seek action against Templeton-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:38

Details: A high-powered panel must take over management of fund house, says brokers’ association. The Association of National Exchanges Member… Continue Reading

RBI opens Rs.50,000 cr. liquidity tap for MFs-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:35

Details: In a bid to address concerns arising out of Franklin Templeton’s decision to wind up six debt funds, the Reserve Bank of India on Monday… Continue Reading

BTAD placed under Governor’s Rule-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:31

Details: Election to the council, scheduled on April 4, had been deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The BTAD, comprising four districts of … Continue Reading

In a crisis year, Sri Lanka gears up for daunting debt repayment-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:29

Details: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka recently sought a USD400 million currency swap with the Reserve Bank of India , to boost its foreign reserve… Continue Reading

Chakmas and Hajongs need help: rights group-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:25

Details: A Delhi-based rights body has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring food for the Chakma and Hajong communities … Continue Reading

CERT-In to conduct security audit of COVID-19 data-THE HINDU-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:19

Details: In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Sprinklr deal, the State government has decided to carry out a security audit by CERT-In, t… Continue Reading

Industries hobbled by curbs on mobility of men, material-THE HINDU-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:17

Details: Movement of inputs and finished goods is still disrupted even after lockdown relaxation, say 60% of companies. Almost half of the indus… Continue Reading

Punjab could see more areas under cotton cultivation-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:11

Details: Shortage of labour due to COVID-19 pandemic likely to influence decision of the farmers in the State. Punjab can see around three lakh … Continue Reading

What are the concerns around the AarogyaSetu app?-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:08

Details: Developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, the app got its biggest push when… Continue Reading

Why pathogens travel in search of a host-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:52

Details: Claims were made of the virus being manufactured in laboratories and then shipped to nations to let loose on their populations. In a paper… Continue Reading

Quick nod likely for China investments-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:48

Details: The Centre plans to fast track the review of some investment proposals from neigbouring countries such as China following concerns new scr… Continue Reading

Stop villainising bats, say scientists, conservationists-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:45

Details: Forest department warns public against harming bats. We should remember that all wild animals harbour viruses and it is very biased and… Continue Reading

First merger of two black holes with unequal masses detected-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:42

Details: The merging entities were about 30 and 8 times the Sun’s mass: The event, dubbed GW190412, was detected nearly a year ago, and this i… Continue Reading

For BRICS, challenges and opportunities-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:39

Details: This is exactly where the pandemic could help BRICS, experts believe. Apart from that, BRICS countries are planning to work on an early wa… Continue Reading

Virtual methods, technologies should become the norm at all levels of judiciary-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 09:18

Details: If every adversity presents an opportunity and every cloud has a silver lining, then the COVID-19 pandemic is the time to bring in innovat… Continue Reading

No 100% quota-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:58

Details: The Supreme Court is right in considering cent per cent reservation as anathema to the constitutional scheme of equality even if it is for… Continue Reading

Wildlife Board nod for mining in Assam elephant reserve-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:54

Details: He recommended a “cautious approach” for preserving the “basic integrity of this forested hill slope” that is a part of the elepha… Continue Reading

No plan to ease fiscal deficit targets-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:51

Details: Despite the strain on government finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no credible proposal to amend the legislation meant to co… Continue Reading

Anonymise data before handover, HC tells Kerala govt.-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:47

Details: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday directed the State government to anonymise the data of COVID-19 patients and those un… Continue Reading

Protection for protectors: On safety of healthcare workers-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:23

Details: Since the first case of novel coronavirus infection in India was reported in end-January, many healthcare workers have been subjected to a… Continue Reading

Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:21

Details: In recent days, China has conducted military drills and deployed large-scale military assets to the maritime area, while officially celebr… Continue Reading

RBI to restart Operation Twist to manage yields-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:16

Details: The Reserve Bank of India has announced simultaneous purchase and sale of government bonds in a bid to soften long-term yields. Such open … Continue Reading

Govt. to suspend IBC rules for up to one year-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:12

Details: In a major relief for corporate borrowers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the government has decided to amend the insolvency law to… Continue Reading

Trump signs executive order restricting immigration-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:02

Details: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring certain categories of immigrants from admission to the U.S. This wil… Continue Reading

CSIR lab defends sanitisation tunnel after Ministry’s advisory-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 23:57

Deatils: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had in a recent advisory cautioned against the spraying of disinfectant on people as part … Continue Reading

Pre-retirement judgments and post-retirement jobs-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:40

Details: Enacting a law barring appointments of retired judges by the government will restore confidence in the judiciary. The Constitution has … Continue Reading

The village is still relevant-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:35

Details: The upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus should inspire a review of past choices and policies. When several States decided to stop giv… Continue Reading

A time for planetary solidarity-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:31

Details: The microscopic SARS-CoV-2, by causing a global pandemic, has forced much of humanity to cease everyday practices and jump-start new ones.… Continue Reading

MGR Medical University makes ‘vaccine candidate’-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-04-24 11:26

Details: MGR Medical University has developed a vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 through ‘reverse vaccinology’, the institution’s Vice-Ch… Continue Reading

JNTBGRI to play key role in sequencing of Indian species-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:23

Details: The Union Department of Biotechnology has allotted Rs.143.89 lakh for JNTBGRI to take up the project. The whole genome sequencing of 1,… Continue Reading

Global remittances will see a sharp fall: WB- THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:18

Details: The pandemic and declining oil prices are likely to reduce remittances from the U.S. the U.K, and EU countries to South Asia, resulting in… Continue Reading

Centre, State can fix sugarcane price, says SC-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:59

Details: A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that both the Central and State governments have the power to fix the price of… Continue Reading

Amid pandemic crisis, President returns to his favourite agenda-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:55

Details: President Donald Trump has taken his administration’s war on immigration to the next level. What does the suspension mean? Trump h… Continue Reading

Military satellite launched, claims Iran-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:51

Details: The two-stage satellite launch took off from Iran’s Central Desert, says Revolutionary Guard. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard … Continue Reading

Stress and anxiety rise amid pandemic-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:47

Details: “If any of these sets of people had a prior illness, then their condition is likely to worsen because of stress, or due to medicines a… Continue Reading

Cabinet approves Rs.15,000-cr. Package- THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:44

Details: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs15,000-crore investment package for the COVID-19 emergency response and health system prepared… Continue Reading

No 100% quota for tribal teachers: SC
2020-04-24 10:39

Details: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court held it unconstitutional to provide 100% reservation for tribal teachers in schools l… Continue Reading

Attacks on health workers to attract up to 7 years in prison-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:37

Details: They generally do not cover harassment at home and workplace and are focussed more on physical violence. The penal provisions contained in… Continue Reading

Futures shock: On oil price fall below USD 0- THE HINDU-22-02-2020
2020-04-23 11:35

Details: Five decades after the oil shock of 1973, when an Arab embargo on the supply of oil to some western powers including the United States sen… Continue Reading

A change in migrant policy-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:32

Details: Besides addressing the immediate distress conditions of migrants, the state needs to think of long-term solutions. Seasonal migration i… Continue Reading

Putting the SAGAR vision to the test-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:30

Details: SAGAR seeks to differentiate India’s leadership from the modus operandi of other regionally active major powers and to reassure littoral… Continue Reading

Humans to blame for pandemic-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:28

Details: The name given to diseases transmitted from animals to humans is “zoonoses”, based on the Greek words for “animal” and “sickness… Continue Reading

Why are oil prices in negative terrain -THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:26

Details: Why did prices fall like this? WTI oil is traded as futures contracts in the NYMEX where traders buy and sell monthly futures such as, … Continue Reading

Beijing names disputed islands-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:21

Details: In this August 18, 2013 photo, Japanese Coast Guard boat and vessel sail alongside Japanese activists' fishing boat, not in photo, warning… Continue Reading

‘Pakistan removes names from terrorism watch list’-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:19

Details: It has been reduced to under 3,800 in the past 18 months, according to Castellum. About 1,800 of the names have been removed since the beg… Continue Reading

Drug for sepsis to be tested for COVID-19-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:16

Details: Sepsivac, a drug jointly developed by the Ahmedabad-based Cadilla Pharmaceuticals and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ,… Continue Reading

The ‘nowhere people’ of COVID-19 need better legal safeguards- THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:14

Details: While it has become anachronistic, the need for legal safeguards and welfare measures for migrants has become even more pressing and urgen… Continue Reading

Takeover fears-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:23

Details: The government’s decision to ban foreign direct investments through the automatic route from neighbouring countries that share a land bo… Continue Reading

The invisible face of the fallout-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:21

Details: While catastrophes affect people at large, the economical, sociological and psychological impact that each catastrophe has on women is pro… Continue Reading

Implement Aarogya Setu, but only through law-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:17

Details: The threat of COVID-19, however, will continue. This will lead to a fundamental transformation in the role of the state in regulating soci… Continue Reading

U.S. crude futures plunge over 40% to 1986 low-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:14

Details: oil futures contract in a frenzy on Monday, sending the contract into negative territory for the first time in history, as barely any buye… Continue Reading

Vijay Mallya loses U.K. High Court appeal
2020-04-22 11:08

Details: on Monday dismissed the appeal of businessman Vijay Mallya against a lower court’s order for his extradition to India in connection with… Continue Reading

Yamuna water quality improves during lockdown: govt. report-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:27

Details: The quality of water in the Yamuna has improved along the Delhi stretch during the nationwide lockdown, compared to April last year, accor… Continue Reading

IT panel to meet via video conference-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:23

Details: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has allowed the holding of a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology via video con… Continue Reading

China says Indian trade curbs are against WTO principles- THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:20

Details: In an April 17 decision, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry imposed restrictions saying companies from countries that share borders wit… Continue Reading

Hold meeting on steps to curb domestic violence: HC-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:12

Detail: The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre and the city government to hold top-level meeting to deliberate on measures to curb domestic v… Continue Reading

A shot of hope with a game changing vaccine-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 10:04

Details: Over the initial phase of the national lockdown , India reported a 20-fold increase in confirmed SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 cases , and a 36-fold… Continue Reading

Pharma units still not able to operate freely-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 10:00

Details: On April 11, the Department of Pharmaceuticals told the Home Ministry that the industry was operating at just 20%-30% of capacity and call… Continue Reading

‘Preventing food shortages is high priority for South Asia’-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:54

Details: I have been impressed by the reaction of the India government and other governments in South Asia. With limited health-care capacity, it i… Continue Reading

‘Lockdown cannot be the only strategy’- THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:50

Details: This group had caused outbreak of SARS in 2002 and MERS in 2009. It is less lethal than SARS but significantly higher than influenza virus… Continue Reading

‘If WHO has limitations, these have been imposed on it by nations’- THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:47

Details: The principal fault is with Beijing and not WHO, which is still a body dependent on member states, says the former U. Had global governanc… Continue Reading

The COVID-19 virus and its polyproteins-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:10

Details: Electron microscope image of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Excitement about treating the new coronavirus with malaria drugs is rai… Continue Reading

New FDI rules may have unintended effects-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:07

Details: The Ministry of Commerce press note amending the FDI policy to make investments from countries which ‘share a land border’ with India … Continue Reading

Govt. nod mandatory for FDI from neighbouring countries- THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:06

Details: In a move that will restrict Chinese investments, the Centre has made prior government approval mandatory for foreign direct investments f… Continue Reading

South Asia remains an outlier in infections-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:03

Details: “All governments in South Asia have responded rapidly to the crisis, but their task is daunting. Governments have imposed social-distanc… Continue Reading

Festivals, turbans are all part of an exhaustive cultural heritage list-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:00

Details: Manipur’s tradition of making rice beer, the practice of tying turbans in Rajasthan and several different dances, forms of music and fes… Continue Reading

A virus, social democracy, and dividends for Kerala-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:28

Details: Kerala’s much heralded success in social development has invited endless theories of its cultural, historical or geographical exceptiona… Continue Reading

Institutional fixes and the need for ethical politics-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:25

Details: Late night on March 23, while the nation was vexed with the coronavirus crisis, Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the Bharatiya Janata Party was sw… Continue Reading

NBFCs get 50,000-cr. liquidity booster- THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:21

Details: RBI stipulated that small and mid-sized NBFCs and micro-finance institutions should receive at least 50% of these funds. Banks can avai… Continue Reading

RBI to pump in 1 lakh crore
2020-04-19 14:15

Details: Shaktikanta Das further said surplus liquidity in the banking system has increased substantially as result of central bank’s actions. In… Continue Reading

New indigenous kit may soon accelerate testing-THE HIDNU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 14:12

Details: The Chitra GeneLAMP-N, made by scientists at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology , Thiruvananthapuram, h… Continue Reading

‘Food supply chain disruption a concern’-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 11:33

Details: Disruptions in domestic food supply chains are a pressing issue as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, World Bank President David Malpass told … Continue Reading

A blueprint to revive the economy-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:53

Details: She has lost her source of livelihood because we are under a lockdown and economic activity has stopped. A lockdown is necessary to preven… Continue Reading

Across the gulf-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:40

Details: Around eight million people in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries constitute a unique cohort among Indian diaspora communities around … Continue Reading

SBI to extend additional term loan facilities to borrowers, including NBFCs-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:20

Details: State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has decided to extend term loan facilities to non-banking finance companies as well a… Continue Reading

India eyes organic food exports of USD1 bn- THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:17

Details: The Agriculture Ministry hopes to ramp up production of coarse cereals this year. The Ministry admits that the challenge is how to create … Continue Reading

China may have conducted N-test: U.S.-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:11

Details: Beijing denies accusations, says it is committed to a moratorium on tests: China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclea… Continue Reading

Extend Brexit transition, says IMF- THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:09

Details: Let’s not make it any tougher,” Kristalina Georgieva told BBC radio. , of the EU, the whole world. The transition period is due to end… Continue Reading

U.P. starts pool testing COVID-19 samples-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 12:58

Details: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said it had started pool testing COVID-19 samples in the State. Meanwhile, the number of deaths d… Continue Reading

Delhi govt. gets Centre’s nod to start plasma enrichment technique trial -THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 12:48

Details: Kejriwal said that the results of these trials would be out in three-four days from now and hoped that the technique would work and that l… Continue Reading

WHO funding halted over handling of coronavirus- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:24

Details: The President said the group had promoted China's “disinformation” about the virus that likely led to a wider outbreak of the virus th… Continue Reading

Stress test: On revised lockdown guidelines-THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:20

Details: A partial reopening of the economy is being proposed, but a lot will depend on the extent of success in containing the spread of the COVID… Continue Reading

Cease the distractions, seize the moment-THE HINDU -16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:09

Details: Cosmetic cuts: The 30% cut in the Rs.1 lakh per month salary and the Rs.27,000 cut in office and constituency allowances amount to savi… Continue Reading

Outdated census data keep 10 cr. out of PDS: economists- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:04

Details: Under the NFSA, the PDS is supposed to cover 75% of the population in rural areas and 50% of the population in urban areas, which works ou… Continue Reading

‘Disinfectant tunnels can cause harm’- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:58

Details: Adverse effects: “The use of these tunnels may give a false sense of security and may have adverse health effects as sodium hypochlor… Continue Reading

Approval to use plasma enrichment technique- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:51

details: Delhi has been given the go-ahead to use plasma enrichment technique on a trial basis to save the lives of critical COVID-19 patients, Lie… Continue Reading

How pandemics have changed the world-THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:48

Details: The outbreak, which spread from Constantinople to both the West and East, had killed up to 25 to 100 million people. The plague would c… Continue Reading

Halting the march of rumours -THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:51

Details: The anatomy of rumours: Not all rumours are pernicious. For a start, a rumour is an untested piece of information, opinion, report or s… Continue Reading

Economic liberalisation and its faults- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:49

Details: “India is not able to get required quantities of test kits, PPE and parts of ventilators through importation. A disastrous model: … Continue Reading

The pandemic and the contours of a health response- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:35

Details: India is facing the worst public health crisis in its independent history which pales the earlier ones such as AIDS, SARS and H1N1 into in… Continue Reading

World economy to contract by 3%: IMF-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:32

Details: Global economic output to contract by 3% due to coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a “severe” effect on the world e… Continue Reading

Survey of India maps add heft to Aarogya Setu app-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:24

Details: “The mobile application has been customised to collect COVID-19 specific geospatial datasets through community engagement to augment the… Continue Reading

Lockdown norms can’t be diluted: NDMA- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:21

Details: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba will hold a videoconference on Wednesday with Chief Secretaries of all States to discuss the future road map… Continue Reading

‘117 mn children face measles risk’- THE HINDU -15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:17

Details: United Nations has warned that around 117 million children worldwide face measles risk because countries are using their vaccine resources… Continue Reading

‘Yamuna cleaner due to lockdown’- THE HINDU -15-04-2020
2020-04-16 10:14

Details: The quality of water in the Delhi stretch of the Yamuna has increased due to “complete reduction in industrial pollutants” in the rive… Continue Reading

U.S. approves 2 missile deals with India-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 09:39

Details: Any offset agreements will be defined in negotiations between India and contractors The U.S. State Department has approved two potentia… Continue Reading

Ambedkar and the Poona Pact-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 08:06

Details: The background to the Poona Pact was the Communal Award of August 1932, which, among other things, reserved 71 seats in the central legisl… Continue Reading

Sacking by subterfuge-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 08:02

Details: Removal of A.P The legality of the removal of the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner is seriously in doubt. That it was the culmin… Continue Reading

Accessing justice online-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:57

Details: With Indian courts too under a lockdown for three weeks , citizens have severely restricted access to justice for this period. However, th… Continue Reading

Centre may raise loan to pay GST dues to States-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:52

Details: The Union government is exploring raising a loan to pay the shortfall of the Goods and Services Tax compensation amount to States as the l… Continue Reading

‘Floor test is Governor’s discretion’-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:45

Details: Judgment is based on M. A Governor can call for a floor test any time he objectively feels a government in power has lost the confidence o… Continue Reading

‘Online child porn traffic rises by 95%‘-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:42

Details: Online child pornography traffic after the lockdown in the country has gone up by 95% with online data monitoring websites showing an incr… Continue Reading

Women’s safety during lockdown-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-04-14 07:56

Details: Now, at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations recognises domestic violence against women as a “shadow pandemic”. The C… Continue Reading

Trade in tatters-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:53

Details: The only certainty right now in a pandemic-gripped world is the all-enveloping uncertainty. And the WTO acknowledged as much when it relea… Continue Reading

Pharma units in limbo amid confusion over HCQ exports-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:50

Details: A week after the Ministry of External Affairs announced that it would “license” the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and supply it to v… Continue Reading

Enough grains for 9 months: Paswan-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:47

Details: With the government likely to extend the nation-wide lockdown till the month end, the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minis… Continue Reading

‘Resume industrial activity in 15 sectors’-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:42

Details: They are key to improve economic activity and liquidity, says Industries Ministry. In a letter to Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on S… Continue Reading

India talking to U.S. over visa sanctions-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:39

Details: The government is “engaged” in talks with the U.S administration to reconsider President Donald Trump’s orders to impose visa sancti… Continue Reading

‘People with disabilities have special issues during virus outbreak’-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:33

Details: People with disability have special issues in a situation like the spread of the novel coronavirus . People with disability are a diverse … Continue Reading

Bihar launches app for govt. school students-TYE HINUD-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:28

Details: Following COVID-19 lockdown, the Bihar Education Project Council has launched a mobile application and plans to book a slot with the All I… Continue Reading

To ease lockdown, what are the options?-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:37

Details: With the available evidence, it was believed that physical distancing was the best weapon to combat this little-known virus, transmitted t… Continue Reading

COVID-19 and immunity-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:33

Details: A cascade of viral particles enters the body through the nose, eyes or mouth. Breathing carries some of these particles to the lower respi… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: two vaccines enter human trials, 60 in pre-clinical stage-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:29

Details: The second is a messenger RNA vaccine developed by Moderna and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In RNA vaccines, the… Continue Reading

States must evolve norms to help labourers return: Gadkari-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:26

Details: Gadkari said. “As for the logistics of their return as and when the lockdown is eased, the guidelines will have to come from the State g… Continue Reading

‘Indian labourers in GCC countries in dire need of help’-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:23

Details: Migrants labourers have been among the worst hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Indian migrants in the GCC countries are at the bottom… Continue Reading

‘Data is key to control of this pandemic’-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:20

Details: Lockdowns alone can’t be effective unless combined with other health measures, says the WHO Chief Scientist. We first got the viral sequ… Continue Reading

Lives and livelihoods-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:32

Details: The government is in the process of applying its mind on whether it should extend or lift in phases the 21-day lockdown that ends next wee… Continue Reading

Team India and winning the pandemic battle-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:29

Details: India has to chart its own strategy, whether it is in planning a staged release from the lockdown or in developing domestic capacity for m… Continue Reading

Removal of tariff ceiling may revive investment in renewables-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:27

Details: The Centre’s decision to remove the tariff ceiling from renewable energy tenders will give the beleaguered industry a much-needed leg-up… Continue Reading

‘Post-pandemic period will see turnaround in job market’-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:25

Details: Once the COVID-19 dust settles down, a new order will emerge in the job market, analysts say. Several new jobs in the field of health and … Continue Reading

Export sector may see 15 mn jobs go, NPAs rise: FIEO-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:21

Details: With cancellation of over 50% of the orders and a gloomy forecast for the future, 15 million job losses in exports are expected. About 15 … Continue Reading

Scarcity of drugs, devices imminent, govt. warned-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:19

Details: Ensure resumption of units, urges Department of Pharmaceuticals. A countrywide shortage of medicines and medical devices is likely in the … Continue Reading

India has enough stock of HCQ, says Centre-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:17

Details: The government’s move won it many expressions of gratitude from countries that received clearances for their medical supplies, which had… Continue Reading

NHRC asks govt. about steps taken to help the mentally ill -THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:14

Details: The complaint highlighted the issue of mentally ill persons dependent for food and shelter on charities, temples and gurdwaras. The Nat… Continue Reading

A double whammy for India-Gulf economic ties-THE HINDU-10-04-2002
2020-04-11 09:09

Details: Though the market has recovered since and a wider production-sharing compromise is in the works, the general outlook remains bleak. In a r… Continue Reading

In time of need-THE HINDU-10-04-2020.
2020-04-11 09:06

Details: Irrespective of whether India bowed to U.S The decision to reverse the ban was made public hours after U.S President Donald Trump warned o… Continue Reading

Will COVID-19 affect the course of Globalisation?-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 09:02

Details: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on free trade is yet to be completely understood. Biswajit Dhar and Nagesh Kumar spoke to Vikas Dhoot … Continue Reading

Kerala gets nod for trial of plasma therapy-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 08:59

Details: The proposal submitted to the Indian Council of Medical Research says that the Transfusion Medicine Department of the Sree Chitra Tirunal … Continue Reading