As per the analytical trend of questions, the importance of current affairs in recent years has proportionally increased and also the weightage of environment, agriculture and science & technology have increased. UPSC examination is unpredictable in nature. If we analyses paper of a few years there are questions that are asked directly from current events. Therefore, current affairs play an important role in all three stages of UPSC preparation.

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Also, we can’t neglect the fact that aspirants those who supplement their descriptive answers with recent pointers or add current events score higher than others. Therefore, it is imperative for UPSC aspirants to develop a habit of reading current affairs on daily basis. Questions asked in the UPSC Prelims are unpredictable.

Some authentic resources for preparing current affairs for UPSC are The Hindu newspaper, PIB website, Yojana Magazine, Kurukshetra Magazine, Government publications like India Year Book, Economic survey, RSTV Channel, ALL India Radio spotlight discussion, etc.

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Here we are providing the compilation of current affairs of December 2020 covering important news of PIB, The Hindu, important Magazines and some other newspapers as well. It will help in quick revision and also boost the Civil Services Preparation.

In fact, this year in UPSC prelims 2020 GS Paper 1 we saw some questions of Polity, Economics, Science & Technology, etc. based on current affairs. Hence, it is important to study Current Affairs thoroughly for the UPSC examination for all three stages. The important areas of the current affairs from where UPSC may ask questions include central and state-sponsored schemes and policies, recent bills and acts passed in Parliament, budget, economic survey report, international relations, agriculture, science and technology, etc.

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As per the analytical trend of questions, the importance of current affairs in recent years has proportionally increased and also the weightage of environment, agriculture and science & technology have increased. UPSC examination is unpredictable in nature. If we analyses paper of a few years there are questions that are asked directly from current events. Therefore, current affairs play an important role in all three stages of UPSC preparation.

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Also, we can’t neglect the fact that aspirants those who supplement their descriptive answers with recent pointers or add current events score higher than others. Therefore, it is imperative for UPSC aspirants to develop a habit of reading current affairs on daily basis. Questions asked in the UPSC Prelims are unpredictable.

Some authentic resources for preparing current affairs for UPSC are The Hindu newspaper, PIB website, Yojana Magazine, Kurukshetra Magazine, Government publications like India Year Book, Economic survey, RSTV Channel, ALL India Radio spotlight discussion, etc.

Get free video for UPSC CSE preparation and make your dream of becoming an IAS/IPS/IRS a reality 

Here we are providing the compilation of current affairs of November 2020 covering important news of PIB, The Hindu, important Magazines and some other newspapers as well. It will help in quick revision and also boost the Civil Services Preparation.

In fact, this year in UPSC prelims 2020 GS Paper 1 we saw some questions of Polity, Economics, Science & Technology, etc. based on current affairs. Hence, it is important to study Current Affairs thoroughly for the UPSC examination for all three stages. The important areas of the current affairs from where UPSC may ask questions include central and state-sponsored schemes and policies, recent bills and acts passed in Parliament, budget, economic survey report, international relations, agriculture, science and technology, etc.

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Daily Important News will speed up the preparation for the Civil Services Examination and it also plays a crucial role to grasp the current affairs topic comprehensively. Here we have covered most of the topics related to various categories including National, International, Sports, Science and Technology, and so on.

1. Joint Trade Committee Meeting between India and Myanmar

– The 7th Joint Trade Committee Meeting between India and Myanmar was held through virtual mode on 24th November 2020.

– The Meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Than Myint, Union Minister for Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar and Shri Piyush Goyal, Commerce and Industry Minister of India.

– Both sides reviewed various bilateral issues ranging from trade, investment, banking, connectivity, capacity building and up-gradation of border infrastructure.

– They also reviewed their preparedness to meet the COVID-19 challenges and expanding cooperation in pharma and health sector including traditional medicines.

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2. Sahakar Pragya

– Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries, Narendra Singh Tomar unveiled Sahakar Pragya.

– The 45 new training modules of Sahakar Pragya of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) will impart training to primary cooperative societies in rural areas of the country along with Lakshmanrao Inamdar National Cooperative Research and Development Academy (Linac).

– Sahakar Pragya embodies enhancing NCDC’s training capacity by 18  fold through an elaborate network of 18 Regional Training Centres across the country by the dedicated, Laxmanrao Inamdar National Academy for Cooperative Research and Development (LINAC) set up and fully funded by NCDC.

– Sahakar Pragya is the latest in the series of farmer-focused steps by NCDC.

– These 45 training modules of Sahakar Pragya to be delivered at LINAC and its countrywide network of Regional Training Centres will address the need for training of Primary cooperatives, FPO-Cooperatives and Self Help Groups federating.

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3. RE-Invest 2020

– Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the virtual 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020), on 26 November 2020 at 5:30 PM.

– The summit is organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and will be held from 26 – 28 November 2020.

About RE-Invest 2020

-The theme for RE-Invest 2020 is ‘Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transition’.

–  It will feature a 3-day conference on renewables and future energy choices, and an exhibition of manufacturers, developers, investors and innovators.

– It is expected to be attended by over 75 international Ministerial delegations, over 1000 global industry leaders, and 50,000 delegates.

–  It aims to accelerate the worldwide effort to scale up development and deployment of renewable energy and connect the global investment community with Indian energy stakeholders.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 24 November, 2020

4. New Chinese Village in Bhutan

–  Chinese media has recently claimed that a new border village built by China near Bhutan was on Chinese territory.

– The village that has been newly built is Pangda and Yadong county authorities of Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have confirmed that 27 households with 124 people voluntarily moved from Shangdui village to Pangda village in September 2020.

– Since 2017, it is for the first time that a Chinese residential area has been noticed near the Doklam region. It is strategically important for India.

– Pangda is east of the India-Bhutan-China trijunction on the Doklam plateau.

– It was the site of a 72-day stand-off in 2017 triggered by China’s road-building up to where it sees its border.

– However, Bhutan officially denied the presence of any Chinese village in its territory.

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5. Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite

– Recently, Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force base in California aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

– Sentinel-6-Satellite is a part of the mission dedicated to measuring changes in the global sea level. The mission is known as the Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) mission.

– The objective of the mission is to measure the height of the ocean, which is a key component in understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing.

– The objective of the mission is to To measure the height of the ocean, which is a key component in understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing.

– It consists of two satellites, Sentinel-6 and the other, called Sentinel-6B, to be launched in 2025.

– The mission is a Joint Collaboration of the European Space Agency (ESA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat), the USA’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Union (EU), with contributions from France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES).

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 23 November, 2020

6. UMANG International

– An international version of the government’s UMANG app has been launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs.

– The international version of UMANG app is known as ‘UMANG International’. It was launched to mark three years of UMANG (UMANG App was launched in 2017).

– The international version is for selected countries namely USA, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

– It will help Indian international students, NRIs and Indian tourists abroad, to avail Government of India services, anytime.

– It will also help in taking India to the world through ‘Indian Culture’ services available on UMANG. It also creates interest amongst foreign tourists to visit India.

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Daily Important News will speed up the preparation for the Civil Services Examination and it also plays a crucial role to grasp the current affairs topic comprehensively. Here we have covered most of the topics related to various categories including National, International, Sports, Science and Technology, and so on.

1. Ananda- Atmanirbhar Agents

– LIC of India has launched a digital application – ANANDA in the hands of Honourable Chairman Mr. M R Kumar, which will prove to be a game-changer.

– In view of today’s difficult and challenging times, LIC has come up with a unique and timely initiative to facilitate the process of proposal completion which is totally paperless and completely digital.

– The process of new business completion has been re-engineered by converting physical formats into digital ones.

– ANANDA will enable an agent to complete a policy even without physically meeting the customer. Important is that the mobile number of the customer should be mapped with his Aadhar.

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2. India’s IRNSS

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been accepted as a component of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS) for operation in the Indian Ocean Region by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

– his will enable merchant vessels to use IRNSS for obtaining position information similar to GPS and GLONASS to assist in the navigation of ships in ocean waters within the area covered by 50°N latitude, 55°E longitude, 5°S latitude and 110°E longitude

– The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of IMO during its recent meeting (102nd session) held from 4 to 11 November 2020 has approved the recognition of the IRNSS as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System.

– his is a significant achievement of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW), Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) towards “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

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3. Virtual court and e-challan project

The Virtual Court (traffic) and e-Challan project have been recently (12th November, 2020) inaugurated in Assam by Shri SarbanandaSonowal, the chief minister of Assam.

– The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Committee of Gauhati High Court in association with Government of Assam and Assam Police, under the aegis of e-Committee of Supreme Court of India, are spearheading the project in the State.

– Maharashtra’s 2nd virtual court called “NyayKaushal” was recently inaugurated on 31st October by Shri Arvind Bobde, the Chief Justice of India and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court at Judicial Officers Training Institute in Nagpur.

About E-challan

– E-challan solution is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) whereas the software has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

– It will replace the present concept of manual challan with an electronically generated digital challan.

About Virtual court

– It is an initiative of E-Committee of Supreme Court along with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law& Justice, Government of India. Virtual Court is an online court being managed by Virtual Judge (which is not a person but an algorithm) whose jurisdiction can be extended to the entire state and working hours may be 24X7. There is no brick& mortar building of the court.

– A Virtual Court was inaugurated in Delhi on 26th July 2019 and in Haryana on 17th August 2019 to initially try Traffic Challan cases. Currently, there are 9 Virtual courts functioning in India- Delhi (2 Courts), Haryana (Faridabad), Maharashtra (Pune), Madras, Karnataka (Bengaluru), Maharashtra (Nagpur), Kerala (Kochi) and Assam (Gauhati).

– They are all dealing with Traffic Challan cases only.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 20 November, 2020

4. Lakshmi Vilas Bank Crisis

-The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently has decided to impose a 30-day moratorium on Chennai-based Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd (LVB).

– In September 2019, LVB was placed under the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework and considering the breach of PCA thresholds as on 31st March, 2019.

– Certain regulatory trigger points have been specified by the RBI as a part of prompt corrective action (PCA) Framework, in terms of three parameters, i.e. capital to risk-weighted assets ratio (CRAR), net non-performing assets (NPA) and Return on Assets (RoA).

– It is done for the initiation of certain structured and discretionary actions in respect of banks hitting such trigger points.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 19 November, 2020

5. Supercomputer Param Siddhi

– Param Siddhi, India’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercomputer ranked 63rd among top 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world.

– Distributed computing is a field of computer science that studies distributed systems.

About Distributed System

It is a system whose components are located on different networked computers, which communicate and coordinate their actions by passing messages to one another. In order to achieve a common goal, the components interact with one another.

About Non-Distributed or Co-Located system

In this, all the parts of the system are in the same physical location. In a distributed system, parts of the system exist in separate locations.

About Param Siddhi

– It is a High-Performance Computing-Artificial Intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer.

– It is developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.

– The supercomputer has Rpeak of 5.267 Petaflops and 4.6 Petaflops Rmax.

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6. Rajasthan government launches maternity benefit scheme for the second child

– A maternity benefit scheme has been launched by the Rajasthan Government for four districts under which mothers will get ₹6,000 for the second child. This Scheme will be called Indira Gandhi Matritva Poshan Yojana.

This will supplement the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) under which mothers get ₹5,000 for their first child.

– The four districts where the scheme is being implemented are; Udaipur, Pratapgath, Banswara and Dungarpur on a pilot basis for five years.

– Reason behind choosing these four districts are nutrition indicators among children and anaemia levels among mothers are worse than the average for the State.

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Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 18 November, 2020

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As per the analytical trend of questions, the importance of current affairs in recent years has proportionally increased and also the weightage of environment, agriculture and science & technology have increased. UPSC examination is unpredictable in nature. If we analyses paper of a few years there are questions that are asked directly from current events. Therefore, current affairs play an important role in all three stages of UPSC preparation.

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Also, we can’t neglect the fact that aspirants those who supplement their descriptive answers with recent pointers or add current events score higher than others. Therefore, it is imperative for UPSC aspirants to develop a habit of reading current affairs on daily basis. Questions asked in the UPSC Prelims are unpredictable.

Some authentic resources for preparing current affairs for UPSC are The Hindu newspaper, PIB website, Yojana Magazine, Kurukshetra Magazine, Government publications like India Year Book, Economic survey, RSTV Channel, ALL India Radio spotlight discussion, etc.

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Here we are providing the compilation of current affairs of September 2020 covering important news of PIB, The Hindu, important Magazines and some other newspapers as well. It will help in quick revision and also boost the Civil Services Preparation.

In fact, this year in UPSC prelims 2020 GS Paper 1 we saw some questions of Polity, Economics, Science & Technology, etc. based on current affairs. Hence, it is important to study Current Affairs thoroughly for the UPSC examination for all three stages. The important areas of the current affairs from where UPSC may ask questions include central and state-sponsored schemes and policies, recent bills and acts passed in Parliament, budget, economic survey report, international relations, agriculture, science and technology, etc.

Download UPSC Current Affairs Capsule: October 2020 – Click Here

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Note: Stay Tuned with us for an upcoming edition of next month capsule with an upgraded version.

Daily news will speed up the preparation for the Civil Services Examination and it also plays a crucial role to grasp the current affairs topic comprehensively. Here we have covered most of the topics related to various categories including National, International, Sports, Science and Technology, and so on.

1. The SVAMITVA Scheme
– Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the physical distribution of Property Cards under the SVAMITVA Scheme on 11th October through video conferencing.
– The launch will enable around one lakh property holders to download their Property Cards through the SMS link delivered on their mobile phones.
– It would be followed by physical distribution of the Property Cards by the respective State governments.
– These beneficiaries are from 763 villages across six States including 346 from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashtra, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 50 from Uttarakhand and 2 from Karnataka.
– Within one day, beneficiaries from all these states except Maharashtra will receive the physical copies of the Property Cards.

About SVAMITVA

– SVAMITVA is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. It was launched by the Prime Minister on National Panchayati Raj Day (24th April 2020).
– The purpose of the scheme is to provide the ‘record of rights’ to village household owners in rural areas and issue Property Cards.

2. New Aqueous Suspension formulation technology

The institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in collaboration with ICAR- National Research Center on Seed Spices (NRCSS), Ajmer, Rajasthan.

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– It has successfully developed new Aqueous Suspension formulation technology of bio pesticide based on entomo-pathogenic fungus Verticillium lecanii.
– It controls several insects in seed spice crops like fenugreek, cumin, and coriander. T
– The formulation has good shelf life, safe to user & environment.
– It may be effectively used for controlling different agricultural insects especially in seed spice crops.

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3. Indigenous variety of ‘Calcium Nitrate’ & Boronated Calcium Nitrate;

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– Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and MoS for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya launched indigenous variety of Calcium Nitrate’ & Boronated Calcium Nitrate manufactured by Gujrat State Fertilizers and Chemicals -GSFC India Ltd through video Conference.

– For the first time in India, Calcium Nitrate’ & & Boronated Calcium Nitrate is being manufactured. Till now, it was imported from other countries.- GSFC launched these two products in the retail market for the first time from Solan in Himachal Pradesh and Bhavnagar in Gujarat.

– Calcium nitrate is used as a water-soluble fertilizer in agriculture and is also used in wastewater treatment. It is also used to increase the strength of cement concrete.

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4. 180th Year of Establishment of Postal Services in Goa

– On the occasion of World Post Day, Goa Postal Division released a Special cover & Special cancellation on “180th Year of Establishment of Postal Services in Goa”, Permanent Pictorial Cancellation on “Basilica of Bom Jesus” and Maximum Card (1st Day Issue) on “Basilica of Bom Jesus” in the hands of Chief Guest, Dr. N. Vinodkumar, Postmaster General, Goa Region, Panaji on 09th October 2020.

– Dr. Sudhir G Jakhere, Sr Supdt. of Post offices, Goa Division, Dr. M. R. Ramesh Kumar, President and Shri. Aslesh Kamat, Secretary, Goa Philatelic and Numismatic Society [GPNS] Goa and Postal Officials were present for the Function held at Tapal Bhavan, Panaji.

– The Special cover and Special cancellation on “180th Year of Establishment of Postal Services in Goa” will be available for sale at Panaji Head Post Office w.e.f. 09.10.2020.

– This Special Cancellation will be available in Copper Cancellation. The sale prize of the Special cover is Rs.30/ each.

– The Permanent Pictorial Cancellation on “Basilica of Bom Jesus” will be provided at Velha Goa Post Office on all articles posted/booked w.e.f. 09.10.2020.

– The Maximum Card (1 st Day Issue) on “Basilica of Bom Jesus” will be available for sale at Panaji Head Post Office w.e.f. 09.10.2020. It consist set of 06 Pictures of Church in a Maximum card for sale price at Rs.180/- each.

5. Goa: Har Ghar Jal State

– Goa becomes first  Har Ghar Jal  State across the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household as it successfully provides 100% Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in the rural areas covering 2.30 lakh rural households.

– Harnessing the immense benefits of efficiently utilizing the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which aims to improve the quality of life and bring ease- of-living; to rural communities.

Daily news will speed up the preparation for the Civil Services Examination and it also plays a crucial role to grasp the current affairs topic comprehensively. Here we have covered most of the topics related to various categories including National, International, Sports, Science and Technology, and so on.

1. Brand & Logo for Cotton

– Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development launched the 1st ever Brand & Logo for Indian Cotton on 2nd World Cotton Day on 7th October, 2020 through Video Conferencing.

– India gets its first-ever Brand & Logo for its Cotton on 2nd World Cotton Day.

– Now India’s premium Cotton would be known as ‘Kasturi Cotton’ in the world cotton trade.

– The Kasturi Cotton brand will represent Whiteness, Brightness, Softness, Purity, Luster, Uniqueness and Indianness.

– India is the 2nd largest cotton producer and the largest consumer of cotton in the world.

– India produces about 6 million tons of cotton every year which is about 23% of the world cotton.

– India produces about 51% of the total organic cotton production of the world, which demonstrates India’s effort towards sustainability.

– Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has opened 430 procurement centres in all cotton-growing states and payments are being made digitally to farmers’ account within 72 hours.

– Further, leveraging the technology, a mobile app, “Cott-Ally” has been developed by CCI for providing latest news regarding weather condition, Crop situation and best farm practices.

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2. Jan Andolan for COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign by way of a Tweet on Jan Andolan for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour.

– It is launched in view of the upcoming festivals and winter season as well as the opening up of the economy.

– The aim is to encourage People’s Participation (Jan Andolan). It endeavours to be a Low-Cost High-Intensity Campaign with the Key Messages of ‘Wear Mask, Follow Physical Distancing, Maintain Hand Hygiene’.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 7 October, 2020

3. Additional Tier-1 bonds

– Securities and Exchange Board of India has tightened its regulations of additional tier-1 bonds or AT-1 bonds.

– They ensured that these risky instruments are less accessible to retail investors.

Changes introduced are:

  • Only on an electronic platform, Banks can issue these bonds.
  • Only institutional investors could subscribe to them.
  • There shall be a minimum allotment size and trading lot size of ₹1 crore.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 6 October, 2020

4. 2020 Nobel Prize in physics

It has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for furthering the understanding of black holes.

5. 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

6. 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 5 October, 2020

7. USA Aircraft Refuelling at A&N Islands

– Recently, a USA Navy P-8A long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) landed at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands for refuelling under the bilateral logistics support agreement.

– This is the first time the USA got access to A&N under the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA).

8. Apex Council for Krishna and Godavari River Water Dispute 2nd Meeting

It was announced at the Apex Council Meeting that the Centre will determine the jurisdictions of the Krishna and Godavari river management boards (KRMB and GRMB), Union Jal Shakti Ministry (MoJS).

– Apex Council has been constituted by the Central Government under the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act (APRA), 2014 to supervise the functioning of the Godavari River Management Board and Krishna River Management Board.

– Apex Council Meeting was the second meeting since 2016 which aims to resolve the conflict between the two States over executing irrigation projects and sharing water from the Krishna and Godavari rivers.

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 1 October, 2020

9. National Startup Awards 2020 announced

– It is conceived by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

– The first edition had invited applications across 12 sectors further sub-classified into 35 categories.

– 12 sectors included Agriculture, Education, Enterprise Technology, Energy, Finance, Food, Health, Industry 4.0, Space, Security, Tourism and Urban Services.

– The winning Startups will get cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh each, along with opportunities to present their solutions to relevant public authorities and corporates, for potential pilot projects and work orders.

– One exceptional Incubator and one Accelerator each will get a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh.

UPSC Monthly Current Affairs Capsule: September 2020

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As per the analytical trend of questions, the importance of current affairs in recent years has proportionally increased and also the weightage of environment, agriculture and science & technology have increased. UPSC examination is unpredictable in nature. If we analyse paper of a few years there are questions that are asked directly from current events. Therefore, current affairs play an important role in all three stages of UPSC preparation.

720X420 23-9-2020.jpg

UPSC 2021 Online Coaching Classes | Bilingual GS Foundation Batch

Also, we can’t neglect the fact that aspirants those who supplement their descriptive answers with recent pointers or add current events score higher than others. Therefore, it is imperative for UPSC aspirants to develop a habit of reading current affairs on daily basis. Questions asked in the UPSC Prelims are unpredictable.

Some authentic resources for preparing current affairs for UPSC are The Hindu newspaper, PIB website, Yojana Magazine, Kurukshetra Magazine, Government publications like India Year Book, Economic survey, RSTV Channel, ALL India Radio spotlight discussion, etc.

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Here we are providing the compilation of current affairs of September 2020 covering important news of PIB, The Hindu, important Magazines and some other newspapers as well. It will help in quick revision and also boost the Civil Services Preparation.

In fact, this year in UPSC prelims 2020 GS Paper 1 we saw some questions of Polity, Economics, Science & Technology, etc. based on current affairs. Hence, it is important to study Current Affairs thoroughly for the UPSC examination for all three stages. The important areas of the current affairs from where UPSC may ask questions include central and state-sponsored schemes and policies, recent bills and acts passed in Parliament, budget, economic survey report, international relations, agriculture, science and technology, etc.

Download UPSC Current Affairs Capsule: September 2020Click Here

Note: Stay Tuned with us for an upcoming edition of next month capsule with an upgraded version.

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