30 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Economic Survey predicts 11% growth next fiscal- 2) Govt. tightens oversight on funds received by NGOs- 3) ‘Delink boundary dispute from ties’ 4) To assess equity, Economic Survey introduces a bare necessities index- 5) India, Bangladesh foreign secys review ties, discuss PM Modi’s visit to Dhaka-


29 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) HC vacancies: SC questions govt over delay in action on Collegium recommendations 2) India inks MoU with International Energy Agency for global energy security, sustainability 3) Russia gives nod to extend START treaty 4) PM chairs PRAGATI meeting 5) Madhya Pradesh: Tigress dies after getting trapped in snare 6) Garlanding Ceremony of Statue of Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant


28 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) World Economic Outlook January 2021 2) Exposure to PM 2.5 raises anaemia risk in kids under 5: IIT-Delhi study 3) 2 in 5 adults have 3 or more risk factors for NCD: Government survey 4) List of Padma awardees — 2021 5) Centre plans ‘green tax’ for older vehicles 6) Dhannipur mosque project launched in U.P. 7) ‘Data privacy can take form of non-price competition’ 8) GDP to contract 8% in FY21, FICCI survey shows 9) ‘Overseas investment by Indian firms dipped to $1.45 bn in Dec.’ 10) Plastic burning main reason behind visibility reduction over Delhi: IIT Madras study 11) How CSR expenditure rules have changed for Indian companies 12) Supreme Court stays Bombay HC’s ‘no skin-to-skin contact, no sexual assault’ order 13) Why govt borrows off-budget, and how 14) Best from science journals 15) Centre gives green light to underwater study to determine Ram Setu origins 16) Conservationist joins panel on elephant corridor case 17) Information, incentives, institutions key to limit air pollution: World Bank


26 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) UN: FDI inflows fall in major economies; India, China outliers 2) Sexual assault under POCSO needs skin to skin contact: Bombay HC 3) e-EPIC 4) Biju Patnaik 5) Supply of COVID-19 vaccines to South Africa 6) UP tops in disbursing vendor loans; Bengal, Kerala lowest 7) In the works, CSR-like policy for scientific community


25 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Successful Flight Test of Smart Anti Airfield Weapon 2) Training for Joint Operation in Andaman Sea: Exercise Kavach 3) 24th “Hunar Haat” at Avadh Shilpgram, Lucknow (UP) from 22nd January to 04th February, 2021 with the theme of “Vocal for Local” 4) President Joe Biden rejoining the Paris climate agreement 5) New ant species discovered from Kerala named after JNCASR researcher, evolutionary biologist Prof. Amitabh Joshi 6) Vice President launches book of poems of Sree Narayana Guru, ‘Not Many But One’ 7) ‘Chinese using Indian roads for trespass’ 8) Mock trials of remote voting project soon: CEC 9) Sunderbans is home to 428 species of birds, says ZSI 10) Covid deepened inequalities: wealth, education, gender


23 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) India’s Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope Spots Rare UV-bright Stars 2) Offensive posts against Bihar Ministers may land you in jail 3) CBI books Cambridge Analytica, another firm in data theft case 4) India proposes to expand research, tourism in the Arctic 5) RBI moots scale-based tighter regulatory framework for NBFCs 6) ‘Pandemic pushes States’ borrowings up by 82.5%’ 7) In Google and FB’s Australian tussle, issues of concern for India as well


22 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1. KIIFB borrowings bypass limits for State: CAG 2. Launch of Regulatory Compliance Portal to minimize Regulatory Compliance Burden for Businesses and Citizens 3. Indian military personnel for Moscow soon for S-400 training 4. 5TH India – Singapore Defence Ministers’ Dialogue 5. Ensure scientific management of e-waste, environmental crimes as serious as assault: NGT to CPCB 6. Pakistan successfully tests medium-range missile 7. TRIPURA CM PROMOTING THE RISA  8. RBI: Cost of green bonds issuance high in India 9. Govt planning to open up coal marketing to streamline process


21 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Banks red-flag: Loans to street vendors in pandemic turning NPAs 2 ) SC rules out review of Aadhaar order, with one dissent: on money Bill 3) Karnataka most innovative major state: NITI index 4) Centre nod for Chenab hydel project despite Pak objections 5) The name Gujarat govt wants for dragon fruit 6) SC upholds IBC’s Section 32A 7) DRDO inks framework MoU with MoRTH for Geo-hazard Management 8) ‘Too big to fail’ list: SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank remain 9) Wild elephant caught in fishing nets rescued 10) Curtain Raiser: Indo-French Exercise Desert Knight-21


20 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha to have 5-hour sessions with Question Hour, Zero Hour: Speaker 2) Indian star tortoises were smuggled 3) ‘Explore crowdfunding to help two children with rare disease’ 4) Notice to Haryana govt. over Panchayati Raj Act 5) India to fly out vaccines to neighbours


19 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) India to send 20 lakh vaccines to Dhaka, Pak explores options 2) Govt panel sought waiver for IITs, panel writes to ministry 3) Businesses step up bid to pull greenhouse gases from the air. It’s a gamble 4) Rare earth metals are used extensively in clean energy technologies 5) The missing manual scavengers of India 6) CRPF gets 21 DRDO-developed bike ambulances for remote area operations 7) FIRST ROAD SAFETY MONTH INAUGURATED7) FIRST ROAD SAFETY MONTH INAUGURATED 8) Gujarat rivers remain highly polluted despite norms 9) Govt. may raise import duties by 5-10% 10) China’s economy grows 2.3%, slowest pace in 44 years 11) ‘Land under PLA control since 1959’ 12) New monsoon forecast models on the anvil


18 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) What is 5G and how prepared is India to adapt to this tech? 2) To spur growth & jobs, booster for construction and low-cost housing 3) Johnson invites PM to G7 in June, says will visit India before summit 4) 10% of CSIR staff exposed to virus, says survey


16 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1. The houbara: hunted by UAE royals at Pak invite 2. Sewage action plan: Himachal walks different path, despite Centre’s pus 3. Russia announces exit from Open Skies treaty citing US withdrawal 4. 2020 among the three warmest years: WMO 5. First time in 10 mths, imports in positive zone; exports inch up 6. Kerala budget promises 20 lakh jobs in 5 years 7. Clouds mar annual temple phenomenon 8. Nepal raises Kalapani boundary issue with India 9. Trade with China shrank in 2020, deficit at five-year low 10. Indian economy ‘weak,’ credit growth bottoming out: BofA 11. Army inks $20 mn deal with ideaForge for UAV


15 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) This 45,500-year-old pig painting is the world’s oldest animal art 2) US puts Cuba back on ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ list 3) Lumpy skin disease 4) Post COVID-19, ILO calls for national-level policy on those working from home 5) Ultra-high mobility electron gas can increase information transfer speed &data storage density in quantum devices 6) Polar Vortex Threatens To Send US, Europe Into Deep Freeze 7) Department of Food & Public Distribution notified modified scheme to enhance ethanol distillation capacity 8) NCAVES India Forum 2021 9) 3rd phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to be launched 10) Concentration of power in India Inc: Regulator reviews seven key sectors


14 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1. 30-day notice period not mandatory under Special Marriage Act: Allahabad High Court 2. Make-in-India mega deal: 83 Tejas fighters cleared for Air Force 3. MoD wants exemption on SC order decriminalising adultery 4. First rice, now wheat: India rides on global grain trade bandwagon 5. RBI forms working group on digital lending


13 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1. More wildlife in Aravallis at Faridabad, Gurgaon than at Asola, need better protection: Study 2. School attendance low after reopening: 3 states to House panel 3. 30th National Energy Conservation Awards 4. US House plans vote demanding Pence seize Trump’s powers 5. China holds third South Asia multilateral meet in new push 6. New Foreign Trade Policy to come into effect from April 1 7. Free drinking water scheme launched in water-scarce Hyderabad 8. Indian inflation slows to hit central bank’s target range


12 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) SC ‘intends’ to stay farm laws 2) ?1,364 crore given to wrong beneficiaries of PM­Kisan 3) ‘Education reforms have impacted learning outcomes’ 4) Govt. defends rules for animal seizure 5) ‘Stretched valuations threaten stability’ 6) Manipur becomes the 4th State to complete urban local bodies reforms Additional borrowing permission of Rs.75 crore issued.


11 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Looking for lithium toehold, India finds a small deposit in Karnataka 2) Government looks at ‘expenditure’ budget to aid higher growth 3) J&K: Heavy snowfall declared state-specific natural calamity 4) Q3 private investment in manufacturing jumps 102% 5) Relax detention norms to prevent drop-outs, says govt 6) Arunachal harbours a vanadium source 7) "Period Room" set up for women at a public toilet in Maharashtra 8) World Hindi Day


09 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2. Panel to study NFHS-5 findings 3. Govt: Equalisation levy not discriminatory, will take appropriate action 4. Growth silver lining but food inflation may be dark cloud 5. US tweaks H1B visa rules again, higher wage is key factor now 6. After Tamil, Delhi govt nod to set up Konkani language academy 7. Hyderabad city cluster project launched, to link research, industry 8. Over half of Army personnel under severe stress, says study 9. The return of bird flu 10. Role of agriculture: Why this economic slump is different from past ones 11. NIXI offers free Domain in local Indian languages 12. I&B Minister launches Govt's Digital Calender, Diary App 13. India to chair three-key subsidiary bodies of UNSC


08 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) To boost industries in J&K, Centre clears Rs 28,400-cr scheme 2) Centre merges J&K cadre officers with AGMUT 3) Karnataka’s Brahmin marriage schemes 4) An Indian gift helps Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 fight 5) India's power ministry proposes pushing back emission norms deadline 6) Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1,India Report 7) Global warming: Mollusc species collapsing in eastern Mediterranean 8) Fall armyworm bane back in Bihar’s maize-growing eastern districts 9) Greenhouse gas emissions from man-managed grasslands similar to global croplands 10) Antarctic ozone hole — one of the largest, deepest — closes


07 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Centre to form panel to resolve issues relating to Ladakh land, culture 2) Meeting India's air quality targets across south Asia may prevent 7% of pregnancy losses 3) Supreme Court: Fixing notional income for homemaker step towards social equality, dignity 4) Caracal put on critically endangered list 5) Iran moves to outlaw sexual violence, harassment of women 6) Germany agrees to quota for women on firms’ boards 7) How horizontal, vertical quotas work; what SC said 8) New investments in science 9) How Saudi and Qatar restored ties, ending a 3-year Middle East crisis 10) SC to study anti-conversion laws of Uttarakhand and U.P 11) Using God’s name to sell articles illegal 12) Foundation stone laid for ‘New Anubhava Mantapa’ 13) India and Japan on Partnership in "Specified Skilled Worker" 14) BRO DG briefs MoS Jitendra Singh on road, bridge projects in J&K, northeast 15) INDIAN INDUSTRY “UDYOG MANTHAN” BEGINS 16) Earthquake monitoring and delineation of subsurface structures in Delhi region


06 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) PM delivers inaugural address at National Metrology Conclave 2) Centre Starts Sagarmala Seaplane Services Project With Potential Airline Operators 3) Faceless tax scheme delivers 24,000 final orders 4) Global Economy to Expand by 4% in 2021 5) RBI operationalises PIDF scheme to boost digital payments 6) ‘Recovery to bank on economic activities, increased mobility’ 7) India lost $2.8 bn in 2020 to Internet shutdowns; over double of 20 others 8) On Nile, a Grand Dam divides African nations 9) To ‘educate students on cows’, govt to hold national cow science exam on Feb 25 10)Bombay High Court permits transgender to contest polls from women's category 11) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline 12) Govt launches ''Toycathon'' to make India global toy manufacturing hub 13) Status of Avian Influenza in the country 14) CEPI Centralized network lab at DBT-THSTI Faridabad


05 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Change rules on confiscation of animals, SC tells Centre 2) Avian flu confirmed: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal 3) 2020 8th warmest year in India in 121 years: IMD 4) Renaming of Aurangabad as Sambhaji Nagar 5) Track social media to check pangolin poaching 6) COVID-19 restrictions to continue for budget session of Parliament 7) Supreme Court schedules Goa MLAs defection case for February second week 8) Vietnam buys Indian rice for first time in decades 9) DoE circular asks teachers to check weight of school bags 10) 40th Indian scientific expedition to Antarctica to leave on January 5 11) A new measure that can predict whether a city is prone to rain- or tide-based flooding 12) Community fishing banned at Assam Ramsar site 13) POLITICAL BATTLE OVER RAMATEERTHAM


04 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Eye on China, India looks at lithium reserves in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia 2) Chinese firm to build a stretch of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor 3) Deaths due to lightning strikes dip by 37%: report 4) DRDO facility develops a Quantum Random Number Generator 5) Iran plans to enrich uranium to up to 20% purity at Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant: IAEA 6) Forex reserves soar $103 billion in April-December 7) India approves two COVID19 Vaccines for emergency use 8) Govt. sets up academy to promote Tamil culture 9) Banana grit for that good gut feeling 10) FSSAI slashes limit for trans fat levels in foods 11) China amends defence law to boost war preparedness


02 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Expert panel gives the go-ahead for Covishield 2) PM unveils project for affordable housing 3) India seeks action for attack on Pak. Temple 4) In 2020, RS saw lowest number of sittings ever 5) Bhima Koregaon battle 6) Trump extends visa ban until March 31 7) RBI’s digital payments index unveiled 8) All should get free access to science journals, public research data: new draft S&T policy 9) Kerala govt announces digital media literacy programme 10) Loan by ADB 11) J&K UT Administration signs historic MoU with NAFED 12) "Ginger" Processing Plant in Meghalaya 13) IFSCA becomes associate member of the global lobby group IOSCO 14) Why lightning still kills so many Indians?


01 January 2021: Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Exam

1) Laser Dazzlers 2) Global Pravasi Rishta portal 3) Fewer kids under 3 breastfed 4) Fiscal Deficit 5) Anti-money laundering systems

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