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Current Affairs 14 January 2019 for All Competitive Exams

Current Affairs 14 January 2019 1.India for Afghan-led peace talks.Explanation 2.RBI warns of NPA spike in MUDRA loans.Explanation 3.Panel pulls up govt. for diverting coal cess.Explanation 4.Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu elected to US Congress to run for President in 2020. 5.Govt. Launches Special Weather Services for Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj. 6.Indian Olympian footballer Zulfiqar passes… Read More »

Basic income works and works well

Basic income works and works well:UPSC The outcomes exceeded expectations, partly because everybody in the community, and not just select people, received their own individual transfer. Nutrition improved, sanitation improved, health and health care improved, school attendance and performance improved, women’s status and well-being improved. The position of the disabled and vulnerable groups improved by more than… Read More »

Panel pulls up govt. for diverting coal cess

Panel pulls up govt. for diverting coal cess:UPSC The 42nd standing committee on energy in its report on stressed gas-based power plants tabled in Parliament earlier this month has pulled up the government for diverting coal cess to compensate States for revenue loss post-GST, and recommended financial support to the stressed gas-based power projects in… Read More »

RBI warns of NPA spike in MUDRA loans

RBI warns of NPA spike in MUDRA loans:UPSC The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised a red flag over spike in non—peforming assets (NPAs) under the government’s flagship scheme to support micro enterprises in the country — the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. Key Facts: RBI has cautioned that the scheme might turn out to… Read More »

India for Afghan-led peace talks

India for Afghan-led peace talks:UPSC India supports the efforts of the government and the people of Afghanistan to build an inclusive nation, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. Key Facts: The First meeting of “India – Central Asia” Dialogue with participation of Afghanistan… Read More »

Current Affairs 13 January 2019 for All Competitive Exam

One Liner Current Affairs 13th January 2019 1.Collegium recommends two names for apex court.Explanation 2.AI beats doctors at detecting early stage of cervical cancer.Explanation 3.Oceans are heating up at a quickening pace.Explanation 4.PSLV-C44 to lift-off with added features.Explanation 5.ISRO aims to send human astronauts to space by the year of 2021. 6.Ashok Chawla resigns as… Read More »

Trusted workhorse set to get new features

PSLV-C44 to lift-off with added features:UPSC With the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) planning to keep the fourth and final stage of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ‘alive’ in space as a useful ‘orbital platform’, the rocket — popularly dubbed ISRO’s trusted workhorse — is getting added features. Key Facts: In a normal scenario,… Read More »

Oceans are heating up at a quickening pace

Oceans are heating up at a quickening pace:UPSC As per the new study, ocean warming is happening at far increasing rate compared to earlier studies of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).The findings in the U.S. journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, debunk previous reports that suggested a so-called pause in global warming… Read More »

AI beats doctors at detecting early stage of cervical cancer

AI beats doctors at detecting early stage of cervical cancer:UPSC Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed that computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts or conventional screening tests. Background: According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer… Read More »

Collegium recommends two names for apex court

Collegium recommends two names for apex court:UPSC The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recommended the names of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Delhi High Court judge Justice Sanjiv Khanna, for appointment as judges of the apex court. Key Facts: The Supreme Court of India’s collegium system, which appoints judges… Read More »