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Current Affairs 12 January 2019

One Liner Current Affairs 12 January 2019 1.NGT seeks report on inter-linking of A.P. rivers.Explanation 2.NASSCOM Launches of Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza.Explanation 3.Six States to Sign Agreement for Renukaji Multipurpose Dam Project.Explanation 4.India set to become third-largest consumer market by 2030 5.Seven political parties seek Election Commission’s registration 6.First manned mission to space by December 2021: ISRO… Read More »

Six States to Sign Agreement for Renukaji Multipurpose Dam Project

Renukaji Dam Project:UPSC IAS Exam An agreement for Renukaji Dam Multipurpose Project is to be signed soon among six states- Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Key Facts: The Renuka Dam project has been conceived as a drinking water supply scheme for the National Capital Territory of Delhi and envisages the construction… Read More »

Launch of Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza

Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza (SIDCOP):UPSC IAS Exam The Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza (SIDCOP) has been launched by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). Key Facts: The Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza (SIDCOP) is  an initiative to bring Indian IT companies and Chinese enterprises closer to each other on a single AI enabled platform.… Read More »

Let the grassroots breathe

Educational criteria as a condition to contest local body elections:UPSC   One of the first decisions of the newly elected Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan has been to scrap the minimum educational qualification criteria for candidates contesting local body elections. Background: The Previous govt. of Rajasthan introduced a law that required candidates contesting the zila parishad… Read More »

NGT seeks report on inter-linking of A.P. rivers

Inter-Linking of Rivers:UPSC IAS Exam The Na­tional Green Tri­bunal (NGT) has di­rected the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and For­est & Cli­mate Changed (MoEF) and the Andhra Pradesh Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Board to sub­mit to it a ‘fac­tual re­port’ on the sta­tus of the Go­davari-Kr­ish­naPenna river link­age within a month. Key Facts: NGT has also ordered the applicant… Read More »

Current Affairs 11 January 2019

One Liner Current Affairs 11 January 2019 1.A ‘bio-safe’ way to fight mosquitoes.Explanation 2.Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launches the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).Explanation 3.RBI makes changes in gold scheme.Explanation 4.Gautemala to withdraw from UN-backed anti-corruption commission. 5.Andhra Pradesh police recently received the Award for the Best Crime Detection (ABCD) for 2018. 6.Opposition leader… Read More »

RBI makes changes in gold scheme

RBI makes changes in gold scheme:UPSC IAS Exam   The Reserve Bank of India made some changes in the Gold Monetisation Scheme by including charitable institutions and the central government, among others. Gold monetisation scheme: It is a scheme that facilitates the depositors of gold to earn interest on their metal accounts. Once the gold… Read More »

National Clean Air Programme:All You Need to Know

National Clean Air Programme:UPSC IAS Exam Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20-30% in at least 102 cities by 2024. Background: India is committed to clean environment and pollution free air and water. Sustainable development, in terms of enhancement of human well- being,… Read More »

A ‘bio-safe’ way to fight mosquitoes

Mosquito Birth Control:UPSC IAS Exam Recently,Scientists in the United States had taken a major step toward developing a “mosquito birth control” drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. Key Facts: Researchers have discovered a protein unique to female mosquitoes which is critical… Read More »

Current Affairs 10 January 2019

Daily One Liner Current Affairs 10th January 2019 1.Meghalaya inaugurates project under Swadesh Darshan.Explanation 2.NASA’s probe discovers a new planet.Explanation 3.Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director.Explanation 4.Lok Sabha passes DNA technology Bill,2018.Explanation 5.Rajya Sabha passes Reservation Bill granting 10% quota for upper caste EWS 6.PM Modi launches road, sewerage projects in Maharashtra. 7.Indian… Read More »