Monthly and Daily Current Affairs for UPSC, Government Jobs

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Monthly Current Affairs Update

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Important Highlights of the Month

Current Affairs Magazine for June 2020

  • The Puri Rath Yatra was held
  • Annual Solar Eclipse
  • NPC to work closely with all the stakeholders
  • Term extension of Commission to examine sub-categorization of OBCs
  • International Yoga day
  • Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
  • Ordinance to let RBI revive banks without moratorium

Current Affairs Magazine for May 2020

  • India attends NAM Health Minister meet
  • Nepal approves new map
  • Government implements Shekatkar Committee to create a border
  • India placed on the “Priority Watch List”
  • Mission SAGAR
  • Draft Electricity Amendment Bill 2020
  • Summary of announcements: Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

Daily Current Affairs Update

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Daily Current Affairs 2020


Important Highlights of the Day

Current Affairs for 01-August-2020

  • DRDO launches ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ contest
  • Indian Railways hands over ten locomotives to Bangladesh
  • Bad Bank - The idea of setting up a bad bank often comes up for debate
  • Govt notifies amended FDI policy on civil aviation
  • 1MDB SCANDAL - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was found guilty of corruption
  • HRD Minister launches India Report on Digital Education, 2020
  • International Tiger Day 2020 - International Tiger Day is held on July 29 every year

Current Affairs for 31-July-2020

  • World Hepatitis Day - Liver ailments are the 10th most common cause of deaths in India
  • Pre-packs under the present insolvency regime
  • Schemes for promotion of Bulk Drugs & Medical Devices Parks
  • Mausam mobile app - Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched the mobile App “Mausam” for India Meteorological Department
  • Sree Sree Joykali Matar temple - Reconstruction of a 300-year-old temple
  • BIS-Care App - For users to check the hallmark and ISI quality of any product

Current Affairs for 30-July-2020

  • Assessment of Climate Change over Indian Region
  • TUTING-TIDDING SUTURE ZONE - The area is generating moderate earthquakes at two different depths
  • Financial Management Index for Rural Development Programmes
  • Serological survey begins in a week to measure immunity level in the state
  • Bidders from Neighboring Countries to Face Restrictions for Indian Government Tenders
  • India considers currency swap of another $1.1 bn with Sri Lanka, no timeline decided
  • First container train from India reaches Bangladesh

Current Affairs for 29-July-2020

  • Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana - Union Home minister distributed 100 electric potter wheels
  • Special Window for Completion of Construction of Affordable and Mid-Income Housing Projects
  • World's first electrified double-stack container tunnel underway in India
  • India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Program
  • ‘unsung heroine of DNA’ Rosalind Franklin

Current Affairs for 28-July-2020

  • Restrictions on Public Procurement from certain countries
  • Turkmenistan gets observer status in the World Trade Organization
  • Ind-SAT 2020 - The Indian Scholastic Assessment Test, or Ind-SAT, in its first, has been conducted on July 22
  • Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant 3 achieves Criticality
  • Amendments in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 to come into effect
  • WORLD POPULATION PROJECTION - Earth will be home to 8.8 billion souls in 2100

Current Affairs for 27-July-2020

  • INDIA IDEAS SUMMIT - Indian Prime Minister will deliver the keynote address at the India Ideas Summit
  • New rules for e-commerce entities notified; 'country of origin' tag made mandatory
  • Meet Shantharam, India’s first legislator from African-origin Siddi community
  • National Broadcasting Day - National Broadcasting Day is observed on 23rd July
  • EU recovery deal - The 27-member European Union reached a historic agreement to counter the debilitating effects of coronavirus
  • ‘Vriksharopan Abhiyan’ - The Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched ‘Vriksharopan Abhiyan’ on July 23, 2020
  • DRDO sets up COVID-19 facility at Leh's Defence Institute of High Altitude Research

Current Affairs for 25-July-2020

  • PASSEX - Indian warships are conducting an exercise with the US Navy’s nuclear-powered USS Nimitz
  • Defence Ministry signs Rs 557 crore contract with BEML for procurement of 1512 mine ploughs for T-90 tanks
  • NSO report on immunisation among children
  • Postal ballots and why they are fast turning into a political controversy
  • Yuwaah youth skilling initiative
  • Consumer Protection Act, 2019 comes into force, covers e-commerce too
  • N95 Masks - N95 masks are personal protective equipment that protects the wearer from airborne particles

Current Affairs for 24-July-2020

  • Global Real Estate Transparency Index
  • India's first public EV charging plaza inaugurated in Delhi
  • RAISE (Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency)
  • Zoram Mega Food Park in Mizoram
  • 'Manodarpan' initiative for mental health support to students launched
  • INFLAMMAGEING - As one ages, inflammation throughout the body reaches higher levels
  • AIIMS Delhi Holds 'e-ICU' Video Consultation Program With 43 Institutions In The Country

Current Affairs for 23-July-2020

  • Plea Bargaining - Plea bargaining refers to a person charged with a criminal offence
  • IT Form 26AS - Form 26AS is your annual tax statement
  • DRDO develops p7 heavy drop system for IL 76 aircraft
  • 14-Legged 'Darth Vader' Cockroach Discovered in Deep-sea is Straight Out of Nightmares
  • International Chess Day 2020 - The International Chess Day is celebrated on July 20 every year
  • Farzad B gas field - Farzad-B, discovered by OVL in the Farsi block about 10 years ago
  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill

Current Affairs for 22-July-2020

  • Approval accorded to Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone
  • PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020
  • Rajkumari Amrit Kaur OPD
  • U.S.-India Strategy Energy Partnership
  • BlackRock Android Malware
  • Kurma App - Developed by the Indian Turtle Conservation Action Network (ITCAN)
  • 30% reduction in schools syllabus

Current Affairs for 21-July-2020

  • India registers a steep decline in maternal mortality ratio
  • UN blacklists Pakistan Taliban terror group’s leader
  • The Trinity Test - The test was conducted by the U.S. War Department
  • Nelson Mandela International Day - This day is celebrated each year on July 18 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday
  • MediCAB - 'MediCAB' is a decentralized approach to detect, screen, identify, isolate and treat COVID-19 patients
  • Draft environment impact assessment norms
  • Central Vista redevelopment project

Current Affairs for 20-July-2020

  • Development of Pilgrimage Amenities at Somnath, Gujarat
  • HRD Minister launches first online NISHTHA Programme
  • DGCI approves India first fully indigenously developed vaccine against Pneumonia
  • India among top ten nations in intellectual property filings
  • First Container Ship from Kolkata port to Agartala via Chattogram port
  • KVIC – CFTI Footwear training cum production center
  • UK asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks : report

Current Affairs for 18-July-2020

  • Transgender ID Certificate
  • Developed By IIT Delhi, 'World's Most Affordable' Covid-19 Diagnostic Kit Corosure Launched At Rs 399
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • India–US Strategic Energy Partnership: Sustainable Growth Pillar India Energy Modeling Forum
  • Vallarpadam terminal - Resolving various issues at the DP World-run Vallarpadam Container Terminal is one of the top priorities
  • Indigenous bugs help tackle invasive pest in India
  • Invalid Pension for armed forces

Current Affairs for 17-July-2020

  • Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre
  • Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange fire
  • Karnataka – Tamil Nadu Economic corridor
  • Plasma air, foot-operated taps in train coaches for post-Covid phase
  • KAZI 106F - ‘Kazi 106F’, described as the country’s only Golden Tiger
  • HRD Minister releases guidelines for online education ‘Pragyata’
  • Non-Personal Data - A government committee headed by Infosys co-founder

Current Affairs for 16-July-2020

  • Arunachal CM launches book on Tangams
  • Jurassic Park’s venom-spitting Dilophosaurus was fiction.
  • NITI Aayog presents India’s second Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum
  • Aircraft carriers to get Indian jets by 2032
  • After Chabahar Port II, Farzad-B too is set to go out of Indian hands
  • A big plan - The US tech giant Google announced plans to invest $10 billion in India
  • Coronavirus is airborne : Wear mask, stay away from crowded indoor spaces, and other things to keep in mind

Current Affairs for 15-July-2020

  • India, Bangladesh cooperation can help overcome economic effects of COVID-19
  • China-Iran strategic partnership
  • Reservation for the disabled
  • Shashi Kant Agarwal Commission
  • NATGRID - National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) has signed an MoU with the National Crime Records Bureau
  • Indian Railways on mission mode of becoming 'Green Railway' by 2030
  • Series of mystery blasts in Iran

Current Affairs for 14-July-2020

  • Cycles4Change Challenge - The housing and urban affairs ministry has launched the India Cycles4Change Challenge
  • 1.2 million died from snake bite in India between 2000-2019: Report
  • 30 insurers get nod to sell ‘Corona Kavach’ policy
  • Rare Comet Neowise to be visible in India
  • Hagia Sophia: Pope 'pained' as Istanbul museum reverts to mosque
  • World Population Day
  • NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission launches app development module for school students

Current Affairs for 13-July-2020

  • Mangolian Kanjur Manuscripts released
  • Sri Lanka, Maldives now measles free
  • India Global Week 2020 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 9 addressed the global audience virtually
  • Rewa Solar Power Plant - It is Asia’s largest power project
  • Draft Aids to Navigation Bill, 2020
  • Rohingyas to remain at Bhashan char, Bangladesh
  • Government launches ASEEM portal

Current Affairs for 11-July-2020

  • India to get World Bank support for Ganga river rejuvenation
  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
  • Time limit to avail three free gas cylinders under PM Ujjwala Yojana extended till September
  • Cabinet Approves Rental Housing Complexes For Urban Migrants, Poor
  • Employees' Provident Fund contributions
  • Govt approves ₹1 trillion for agriculture infrastructure fund
  • Lockdown effect: Cocaine, heroin down, marijuana up in Delhi

Current Affairs for 10-July-2020

  • Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest
  • With Eye On 5G, Bharti Acquires Satellite Company OneWeb For $1 Bn
  • Centre releases the operational guidelines of PM Matsya Sampada Yojana
  • India’s AI-enabled MyGov Corona Helpdesk bags two awards at CogX 2020
  • Cashless treatment scheme soon for road accident victims with Rs 2.5 lakh cap per case
  • Take a lesson from the butterfly
  • Oropharyngeal secretions may help reduce false negative COVID-19 test results

Current Affairs for 09-July-2020

  • Kawasaki Disease - It affects young children, often under 5 years of age.
  • Rare orchid plant found in Dudhwa National Park
  • Expansionist China - After India and Nepal, relentless China now triggers border disputes with Bhutan.
  • Trump at Mount Rushmore
  • Radar sheds new light on lunar subsurface
  • India on high alert over locust invasion
  • Bangladesh performs better than neighbors in SDG Index

Current Affairs for 08-July-2020

  • NIA files charge sheet against J-K rogue cop Davinder Singh, 5 others
  • MHA seeks CAPFs views on recruiting ‘transgender’ assistant commandants
  • Researchers rediscover extinct plant after 136 years
  • Prasar Bharati sets up recruitment board
  • Railways Begins Plan To Allow Private Players To Operate Passenger Trains
  • India’s March-end 2020 external debt rises 2.8% to $558.5 bn
  • India remains 3rd largest economy in purchasing power parity; still way behind China, US

Current Affairs for 07-July-2020

  • Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 160
  • Dharma Chakra Day - Celebrating Asadha Poornima on July 4, as Dharma Chakra Day
  • Defence Acquisition - Proposals for an approximate cost of 38900 Crore rupees were approved
  • ISRO captures the image of Mars’ elusive moon Phobos
  • PM Performed Sindhu Darshan Puja At Ladakh's Nimu
  • ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai India’

Current Affairs for 06-July-2020

  • “Very Rare” Red Coral Kukri Snake Spotted In Uttar Pradesh
  • Interpol rejects Iran request to assist in Trump arrest warrant
  • G4 Swine Flu Not New
  • Government launches Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020
  • Irdai to examine the feasibility of insurers offering surety bonds for road contracts
  • IIT Kanpur develops classroom-to-home teaching setup 'Mobile Masterjee'

Current Affairs for 04-July-2020

  • RBI announces special liquidity scheme for NBFCs and HFCs through SPV
  • ‘Extinct’ Keelback Snake has been rediscovered in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border after 129 years
  • Sina Weibo - PM Modi has deleted his account on Sina Weibo
  • Shayani Ekadashi - A holy day dedicated to the god Vishnu
  • Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority

Current Affairs for 03-July-2020

  • FDI up by $19 bn in FY20; portfolio investment down by $13.7 bn: RBI
  • PM Formalization Of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme To Generate Total Investment Of Rs 35000 Crore
  • Extension of Operation Greens from TOP (Tomato-Onion-Potato) crops to all Perishable Fruits & Vegetables (TOP to Total)
  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
  • India Bangladesh form LPG joint venture
  • IIT-Madras launches online diploma, BSc in programming and data science, admission without JEE

Current Affairs for 02-July-2020

  • India to hold human trial of coronavirus vaccine in July
  • Delhi’s Plasma Bank
  • Kholongchhu hydroelectric project agreement
  • Indian Oil to set up technology development centre at Faridabad
  • SC dismisses review petitions challenging its 2018 adultery verdict
  • NCLT ruling on Delhi Gymkhana club

Current Affairs for 01-July-2020

  • National Statistics Day -To commemorate the birth anniversary of PC Mahalanobis
  • Lost continent of Zealandia mapped in unprecedented detail
  • Sanskritik Sadbhav Mandap
  • Galvanized Rebar Production Facility
  • International Asteroid Day - It is observed on June 30 to spread awareness about the possible hazards of an asteroid impact
  • India bans Chinese apps

Current Affairs for 30-June-2020

  • NPC to work closely with all the stakeholders
  • IGRMS organises Sankalp Parv
  • Ordinance to let RBI revive banks without moratorium
  • Anthropause - A term to refer to the coronavirus-induced lockdown period and its impact on other species
  • Kosovo’s president vows to resign
  • Origin of domesticated chicken identified

Current Affairs for 29-June-2020

  • Term extension of Commission to examine sub-categorization of OBCs
  • SEBI eases pricing norms for preferential share allotment
  • Indian money in Swiss banks falls
  • Global Education Monitoring report 2020
  • MSME comes out with a consolidated notification for classification and registration
  • Nasha Mukt Bharat - Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for 272 Most Affected Districts’ was e-launched by Shri Rattan Lal Kataria

Current Affairs for 27-June-2020

  • Term extension of Commission to examine sub-categorization of OBCs
  • India’s ONGC adds to Burma Shwe gas investment
  • Cabinet okays 2% interest subvention to Shishu loan accounts under PMMY
  • The private sector can put Indian space mission into a higher orbit
  • Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund
  • Kushinagar Airport - Kushinagar will be India's 29th international airport

Current Affairs for 26-June-2020

  • China votes to join the Arms Trade Treaty
  • India’s economy is ailing from more than Covid-19
  • $130m in international support for UNRWA
  • YUKTI 2.0 launched - The portal intends to cover the different dimensions of COVID-19 challenges
  • Sellers must mention ‘country of origin’ on goods on Govt portal
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan releases annual TB report 2020

Current Affairs for 25-June-2020

  • Variyamkunnath Kunjahammed Haji, the Khilafat leader who declared an independent state
  • Saved at the airport: birds as costly as BMW 3
  • The Puri Rath Yatra was held
  • Decarbonising Transport in India project
  • China uses counter-terrorism
  • Urjit Patel appointed as Chairman of National Institute of Public finance and policy

Current Affairs for 24-June-2020

  • Ship owners worldwide invited to flag their ships in India
  • Redesign the model village scheme
  • Covifor gets DCGI approval
  • Even Golden Langurs suffer forced abortion, infanticide
  • Principle of secrecy of ballots
  • Keeladi excavation - Archaeologists working at Konthagai excavation site in Tamil Nadu stumbled upon a skeleton

Current Affairs for 23-June-2020

  • Annual Solar Eclipse - India witnessed the first solar eclipse of the decade on June 21
  • International Yoga day - June 21 is observed as International Yoga Day
  • Galwan Valley clash - India is understood to have demanded a timeline from the Chinese on their withdrawal from Galwan Valley
  • Rajya Sabha polls
  • UAE backed separatists take control of Socotra
  • World Sickle Cell Day

Current Affairs for 22-June-2020

  • India elected a non-permanent member of UN Security Council
  • Khelo India Centres - These centres will either be run by a past champion or have them as coaches
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
  • PM SVANidhi - PM SVANidhi was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairshad
  • Govt launches portal ‘SATYABHAMA’ to promote R&D in Mining, Mineral Sector
  • World Sickle Cell Day - World Sickle Cell Day is observed on June 19

Current Affairs for 20-June-2020

  • User-friendly PPEs to hit the market soon
  • Power Grid to separate its central transmission utility function
  • KVIC taps the palm industry to provide employment
  • India to increase oil refining capacity
  • RBI proposes new rules for housing finance companies
  • Revisiting Mountain Corps to deter China

Current Affairs for 19-June-2020

  • IIT Madras researchers demonstrate the role of Microrna in growth and spread of tongue cancer cells
  • India launches maiden gas exchange
  • Dexamethasone first drug to improve survival in COVID-19
  • NASA issues contract to Northrop Grumman for Gateway module
  • FDI forecast to fall
  • North Kores blows up joint liaison office with South in Kaesong

Current Affairs for 18-June-2020

  • New fish species discovered in Arunachal
  • India launches maiden gas exchange
  • India joins leading economies to launch a global partnership on Artificial Intelligence
  • NASA issues contract to Northrop Grumman for Gateway module
  • India sets up first mobile Covid testing lab
  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Current Affairs for 17-June-2020

  • Scientists create exotic ‘Fifth State of Matter’ on the space station
  • RT-nPCR Test - A new low-cost and low-tech required test for SARS-CoV-2
  • This is Chile’s oldest mammal that lived with Dinosaurs
  • Juneteenth Day - The day that celebrates the end of slavery in the US
  • Spandan campaign for police
  • India stares at 5th recession

Current Affairs for 16-June-2020

  • Loss of habitat forcing gaurs to enter human territory: Survey
  • Nepal’s Parliament unanimously endorses Constitution Amendment Bill on the new map
  • Government launches AarogyaPath portal for healthcare supply chain
  • World elder abuse awareness day
  • Raja Parba festival
  • Reservation, not a fundamental right

Current Affairs for 15-June-2020

  • Efforts to enhance cultivation of Heeng and Saffron
  • Neutering tigers to avoid conflict is hare-brained
  • Lonar Lake mysteriously turns pink
  • World Blood Donor Day - Every year, on June 14
  • Joint Science Communication Forum
  • Review of bank ownership

Current Affairs for 13-June-2020

  • World Day against child labour
  • QS World University Rankings 2021
  • Nature Index, 2020
  • India Rankings 2020 - Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the University list
  • International Albinism Awareness Day

Current Affairs for 12-June-2020

  • Aguada Fenix - This is the oldest monumental construction ever found in the Maya area
  • The Social Bubbles - One of the ways of effective social distancing strategies to keep the Covid-19 curve flat
  • Draft frameworks for sale of loan exposures and secularization of standard assets
  • ASIATIC LION - The Lion population in Gujarat has been steadily rising
  • Gairsain -Summer capital of Uttarakhand

Current Affairs for 11-June-2020

  • Coronal Heating Problem
  • Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences – ARIES
  • Light Detection and Ranging – LiDAR
  • Turant Customs - Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) launched its flagship programme

Current Affairs for 10-June-2020

  • ‘Hacktivist’ group Anonymous
  • Earth-like Exo Planet
  • Shapes of Economic Recovery
  • NAIMISHA 2020 - The National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Airborne Rescue pod for isolated transportation – ARPIT

Current Affairs for 09-June-2020

  • China’s Tiananmen Square massacre
  • 163348 (2002 NN4) - NASA’s Near-Earth Object (NEO)
  • India's First Online Waste Exchange Platform
  • State of India’s environment report
  • N.O.R.M.S - Asserted by External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar

Current Affairs for 08-June-2020

  • Nagar Van Scheme - The Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar announced ‘Nagar Van’ scheme
  • #icommit - Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh initiated the ‘#iCommit’ campaign
  • Healthy and energy-efficient buildings initiative
  • Payments Infrastructure Development Fund
  • World Food Safety Day - The World Food Safety Day is celebrated every year on June 7

Current Affairs for 06-June-2020

  • The Urban learning internship program
  • India-Australia leaders’ virtual summit
  • Bharat or India - The nomenclature of the country, has once again become a topic of debate
  • Ambarnaya river - Arctic region caused 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil to escape into a local river
  • Electronic incentive schemes

Current Affairs for 05-June-2020

  • India-Bhutan MoU on cooperation in the areas of environment
  • Empowered group of secretaries (EGoS), Project development cells (PDCs) for attracting investments in India
  • Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy
  • Arsenicum Album 30

Current Affairs for 04-June-2020

  • A3i (Type of Coronavirus)
  • DEPSANG - Reports of a heavy Chinese presence at Depsang
  • Kohala Hydropower project
  • Moody’s Downgrades India