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Daily Current Affairs 05.05.2022(RBI surprises with 40 bps rate increase, amid inflation ‘alarm’, The status of GST compensation dues, India’s position on the World Press Freedom Index, SC is loud and clear on noise pollution, Highest sex ratio at birth in Ladakh, Haflong Hindi, a fluent example of give and take, ‘Star rating for food may mislead buyers’, EU proposes phased Russian oil embargo, more sanctions, ‘Off-cycle move hints at more aggressive rate increases’)

1. RBI surprises with 40 bps rate increase, amid inflation ‘alarm’ ‘Inflationary pressures becoming acute’ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a sudden move

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Daily Current Affairs 01.05.2022 (Governments ignoring court orders, says CJI, Gross green violations in Sundarbans: CAG, Climate change may increase risk of new infections, Why are electric vehicles catching fire?, States vs Centre: who increased fuel tax rate?)

1. Governments ignoring court orders, says CJI ‘Contempt petitions pose new burden on judiciary’ The sheer “defiance” of governments towards judicial pronouncements, their inclination to

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Daily Current AFfairs 28.04.2022 (‘States not passing on fuel duty cut to people’, ‘Delhi should be under Centre’s control’, SSLV ‘development flights’ likely in 2022, Energy independence through hydrogen, Indonesia’s palm oil export ban, A look at child and adolescent healthcare systems, Birth, death reporting to be automated, Plan for 4G upgrade in LWE areas)

1. ‘States not passing on fuel duty cut to people’ PM flays non-BJP governments for not reducing VAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said

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Daily Current Affairs 24.4.2022(WTO may ease curbs on Indian grain exports, Doval to lead first international intelligence heads’ Delhi meet, ‘Army not against removal of AFSPA’, After talks with IMF, Pakistan agrees to reduce fuel subsidies, How quickly can India move away from coal?)

1. WTO may ease curbs on Indian grain exports Where there is hunger, there are grains to go, says Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade

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Daily Current Affairs 15.04.2022 (IMD forecasts ‘normal’ monsoon, no El Nino, Is Hindi or English beneficial as the link language?, Is the Reserve Bank doing enough to rein in inflation?, Understanding the sovereign debt crisis in Sri Lanka, Russia warns against NATO enlargement)

1.  IMD forecasts ‘normal’ monsoon, no El Nino Met Dept. updates long period average rainfall to 87 cm The India Meteorological Department (IMD), while forecasting

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Daily Current Affairs 10.04.2022 (President bats for mediation as a dispute resolution tool,Offering freebies is a policy call of a political party: ECI,Improved GSLV to be ready by this year,‘Carbon dioxide removal is necessary’,W boson mass less than expected: study,A constitutional crisis in Pakistan,Has Mullaperiyar dam panel been changed?, India has lowest tech talent demand-supply gap: Nasscom)

1. President bats for mediation as a dispute resolution tool Kovind flags reluctance among judiciary to adopt mediation President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday advocated

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Daily Current Affairs 09.04.2022(Shah pitches for Hindi use, Opposition cries foul, RBI holds benchmark interest rates, SC upholds new restrictions on receiving foreign funds, Bodoland State demand revived, Strict regime necessitated by experience of abuse: SC, RBI to ‘focus’ on inflation, lifts estimates)

1. Shah pitches for Hindi use, Opposition cries foul Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement that people from various States speaking different languages should communicate

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Daily Current Affairs 07.04.2022(India offers help to end Russia-Ukraine conflict ,Repairing the complex India-Nepal relationship,A candid conversation about the ‘caged parrot’,How the UAPA is wrecking lives ,The HDFC Ltd.-HDFC Bank merger,Realism versus liberalism in international relations,Centre extends relief to Tibetan Committee by 5 years,UNGA to vote on Russia’s HRC suspension)

1. India offers help to end Russia-Ukraine conflict   Russia is ‘very important partner’: External Affairs Minister India will be “glad” to help in bringing

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Daily Current Affairs 06.04.2022(Gotabaya govt. loses majority in Parliament, Strengthen secularism, save the republic, The Indian Antarctic Bill and its various provisions, ‘BrahMos sale to Philippines a bilateral deal’, ‘IPCC report endorses India’s position on climate finance’, ‘Rural India will create 1.2 cr. jobs in dairy sector’)

1. Gotabaya govt. loses majority in Parliament Over 40 MPs of Sri Lanka’s ruling alliance sit separately Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa lost his parliamentary

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Daily Current Affairs 05.04.2022(Push the policy needle forward on migrant support,Tampering with the Constitution in Pakistan,The India-Australia trade agreement,The partial rollback of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act,Caste hierarchies and migration patterns,‘No need for laws to enforce duties on citizens’,99% of world’s population is breathing polluted air: WHO)

1. Push the policy needle forward on migrant support Amidst the scattered experimentation now, the Centre must offer strategic policy guidance for inter-State coordination Only

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Daily Current Affairs 04.04.2022 (No-trust vote dismissed, Imran gets Pak. Parliament dissolved,All Ministers quit in Sri Lanka,WHO pauses Covaxin supply via UN bodies,A far-reaching verdict that ends a regressive exception,The ‘Chandigarh question’,The key takeaways of a UNEP report on noise pollution,NFC technology for instant payments,Uniform Civil Code debate gains momentum,CBI no more a ‘caged parrot’, says Rijiju,First cases of infection from diabetes medication in India,Taliban order ban on poppy cultivation)

1. No-trust vote dismissed, Imran gets Pak. Parliament dissolved Opposition turns to top court after President acts on Prime Minister’s advice Pakistan’s beleaguered Prime Minister

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Daily Current Affairs 03.04.2022(India-Australia deal seeks to double bilateral trade in 5 years, Nepal PM seeks steps to resolve border dispute, Northeast part of ‘mainstream’: Rijiju, As war depletes wheat granaries across the world, India looks to fill the void, Evolution can happen at shorter timescales, Why is Sri Lanka under a state of Emergency?, Roubles for fuel, defence deals with Russia, How has BIMSTEC fine tuned its agenda?)

1. India-Australia deal seeks to double bilateral trade in 5 years Significant economic pact for New Delhi amid Canberra’s tensions with Beijing India and Australia

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Daily Current Affairs 1.4.2022(U.S. Deputy NSA warns India of ‘consequences’,Areas under AFSPA regime reduced: Shah,SC strikes down T.N. Vanniyar quota,Dam Safety Act can end disputes, says SC,Dip in Chilika lake’s dolphin population,This is a criminal attack on privacy,The rise of the rouble amid the Ukraine invasion,The demand for restoring the old pension scheme,India prepared for climate refugees, Centre tells LS)

1. U.S. Deputy NSA warns India of ‘consequences’ Daleep Singh cautions against trade deals with Russia There will be “consequences” for any country, including India,

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Daily CUrrent Affairs 31.03.2022 (key partner sides with Opposition in pakistan, Modi moots free trade agreement for BIMSTEC, Social media platforms must be held accountable: Centre to HC, ISRO to step up tracking of space debris, Explaining Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, The Assam-Meghalaya boundary dispute resolution)

1. key partner sides with Opposition Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif will be next PM, says Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Pakistan’s embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday

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Daily Current Affair 30.3.2022 (Indian power projects replace Chinese ventures in Sri Lanka, Assam and Meghalaya ink pact to end border row, Rhino population up by 200 in Kaziranga, What is wrong with saffronising education, Bridging the bay in quest of a stronger BIMSTEC, Myanmar’s continued suspension of democracy, Facebook and fake news)

1. Indian power projects replace Chinese ventures in Sri Lanka Concerns were raised over projects’ proximity to T.N. India will set up hybrid power projects

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Daily Current Affairs 28.03.2022 (The era of an unemployed India, Poverty rose but income inequality fell, India’s ‘space economy’ valued at ₹36,794 crore, Modi pitches for ‘local for global’, SC seeks foolproof norms to identify STs, States can identify minorities: govt., The move to ease voting for overseas citizens)

1. The era of an unemployed India There are many indices of proof that seriously contradict the tall claims of employment generation in India Reports

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Daily Current Affairs 25.3.2022 (The peculiar case of Ladakh’s eastern boundary, Time for India to redefine its relationship with Russia, India abstains on UNGA votes, ‘If you want to know what’s true, then maths is a good place to start’, India to be TB-free by 2025: Mansukh)

1. The peculiar case of Ladakh’s eastern boundary Atmanirbhar Bharat requires a bold relook at old misconceptions while continuing dialogue Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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Daily Current Affairs 20.03.2022 (Geography gives India an advantage: Navy, Indianise education: Venkaiah, Study reveals major decline in golden langur habitat, Overlooking ‘reasonable accommodation’, Will the war in Ukraine rattle India’s banks?, Will the war in Ukraine rattle India’s banks?, What is the NPPA’s role in fixing drug prices?, How Russia’s bankruptcy law can punish foreign companies)

1. Geography gives India an advantage: Navy ‘We are building capacity to counter whatever capacity China can bring,’ it says The basic advantage is India’s

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Daily Current Affairs 27.02.2022 (‘Disturbed’ India abstains from vote against Russia at UNSC, Govt. tweaks FDI policy ahead of LIC public offer, ‘Judiciary needs more HC judges, not just money’, Wait for cheetah to get longer, Having enemies makes you stronger, finds a study of flies, Why did Russian President Vladimir Putin bring up the ‘disintegration’ of the USSR prior to declaring war?)

1. ‘Disturbed’ India abstains from vote against Russia at UNSC ‘Saddened’ Ukraine refers to plight of Indians in country under Russian attack India, along with

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Daily Current Affairs 09.02.2022 (Haryana Cabinet nod for anti-conversion Bill,T.N. Assembly re-adopts NEET Bill,Posts on Kashmir unacceptable: Centre,Hijab-saffron row turns violent in Karnataka,‘NEET is discriminatory, against social justice’,Step up agri-spending, boost farm incomes,Sri Lanka to launch its own ‘Aadhaar’,13 million face severe hunger in Africa: UN,The Governor’s role in approving a Bill)

1. Haryana Cabinet nod for anti-conversion Bill ‘Umpteen cases of religious conversions recorded’ The Haryana Cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft of the Haryana Prevention

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Daily Current Affairs 08.02.2022 (Majoritarianism is wearing the veil of debate, Govt. issues new media accreditation guidelines, Iran nuclear deal talks to resume in Vienna: EU, Public borrowing won’t crowd out private investment: FM, RBI’s digital currency plans, The BrahMos deal and India’s defence exports, The theory of the Islamic State)

1. Majoritarianism is wearing the veil of debate Right-wing groups are holding hostage the rights of Muslim women to education and dignity Along coastal Karnataka,

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Daily Current Affairs 07.02.2022 (Nation mourns its ‘nightingale’,The interpretative answer to the hijab row,India’s ‘return’ to Central Asia,A new form of untouchability,SC to weigh between ‘national security’, judicial scrutiny,China, Pakistan hit out at ‘unilateral’ Kashmir moves,Redrawing the electoral map of the Union Territory of J&K)

1. Nation mourns its ‘nightingale’ Lata Mangeshkar passes away at 92; Centre announces 2-day national mourning Lata Mangeshkar, affectionately called a “Nightingale of India”, who

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Daily Current Affairs 06.02.2022 (Many seats redrawn in J&K delimitation draft, Sariska wears the stripes of success, U.S. restores sanction waiver to Iran, Crypto riddle: tax first, recognition later?, Why are India’s imports from China rising?, When will new Vande Bharat trains be launched?)

1. Many seats redrawn in J&K delimitation draft NC rejects interim report, calls it unconstitutional The J&K Delimitation Commission has come out with a fresh

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Daily Current Affairs 03.02.2022(Process on to amend criminal laws: govt., HC directs State to frame scheme for removing Seemai Karuvelam, Electoral bonds worth ₹1,213 cr. sold in January, U.S., NATO offer trust-building steps to Russia, say leaked files, The sub-lineages of the Omicron variant, Ethnocentrism)

1. Process on to amend criminal laws: govt. Clarify stand on criminalising marital rape, says CPI The government has started the process of comprehensive amendments

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Daily Current Affairs 02.02.2022 (5G services to roll out in FY23: Sitharaman,Firms’ exit process to get shorter,Battery-swapping policy on anvil,Budget gives MEA funds for Taliban-ruled Afghanistan,‘Green bonds’ target carbon neutrality,Digital rupee to arrive in new fiscal, to use blockchain tech,E-passports to be rolled out soon,Push for promotion of drones through start-ups,Agri-tech: drones, start-up fund in focus,Govt. proposes new SEZ law,MGNREGS allocation cut by 25% to ₹73,000 cr.)

1. 5G services to roll out in FY23: Sitharaman TRAI setting auction terms: Vaishnaw Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the government would

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Daily Current Affairs 01.02.2022 (Survey pegs growth at 8-8.5% in ’22-23,The mind and the state of Russia’s President, A hazy picture on employment in India, India, Russia hold discussion on UN Security Council agenda,‘Demand for MGNREGA work softens’,‘Vaccination was key to reviving economy’,Ethanol blending of 8.1% achieved, target was 10%,‘Centre has adopted MSP, but States must facilitate crop shift’,The limits of the legislature’s power to suspend a member)

1. Survey pegs growth at 8-8.5% in ’22-23 Forecast assumes oil prices at $70-75, no pandemic disruptionsGrowth estimate a conservative projection, says CEA NageswaranConcerns remain

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Daily Current Affairs 31.01.2022 (Mahatma Gandhi, the out-of-the-box thinker, A year on from Myanmar’s ‘annus horribilis’, Another BrahMos deal in the pipeline, SC judges irked by the use of social media to troll their work, Amid chill in relations, new PLA history returns spotlight to 1962 war, The importance of the Nord Stream pipeline)

1. Mahatma Gandhi, the out-of-the-box thinker Since Gandhiji does not fit into any hard and fast category, he continues to disturb us The 74th anniversary

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Daily Current Affairs 24.01.2021 (Omicron in community transmission: INSACOG,‘Govt. ignored Tokyo’s Renkoji temple offer’,Only Indian tunes at Beating Retreat: officials,A proposal for Indian Environmental Service,The need for shared parenting,Reining in the power of tech giants)

1. Omicron in community transmission: INSACOG ‘Most cases mild, but hospitalisations, ICU cases up’ Omicron is now in community transmission in India and has become

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Daily Current AFfairs 23.01.2022 (Kerala gets its first ever scientific bird atlas, Mahatma’s favourite hymn out of Beating Retreat list, National master plan portal to be ready by end of March, Two species of fungi associated with basal stem rot found, Why is 5G rollout a problem near U.S. airports?, Is suspension of MLAs up for judicial review?)

1. Kerala gets its first ever scientific bird atlas KBA is arguably Asia’s largest bird atlas in terms of geographical extent The Kerala Bird Atlas

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Daily Current Affairs 21.01.2022 (SC upholds OBC quota in NEET, Focus on rights made India weak, says PM, Vaccines preventing many deaths: govt., Drop the IAS cadre rules amendments, Should the government loosen its purse strings?, Assam, Meghalaya CMs meet Amit Shah on boundary issues, Extended range BrahMos tested, The question of OBC reservation in local bodies)

1. SC upholds OBC quota in NEET ‘Open exam only ensures formal equality, does not end ingrained inequalities’ The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the

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Daily CUrrent Affairs 14.01.2022 (‘Suggestions sought on criminalising marital rape’, Forest, tree cover in India up by 2,261 sq. km in two years, Not possible to demilitarise Siachen, A pig heart transplant in Assam in 1997, India extends $900 mn aid to Sri Lanka, India, U.K. kick off talks for free trade agreement)

1. ‘Suggestions sought on criminalising marital rape’ Central government tells Delhi High Court it is considering a ‘constructive approach’ on the matter The Centre on

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Daily Current Affairs 13.01.2022 (Qualification test of cryogenic engine for Gaganyaan successful,Reaping India’s demographic dividend,Somanath appointed new Chairman of ISRO,BARC ratings for news channels to resume soon,‘Alarmed by intolerance against minorities’,Russia, NATO lay out stark differences on Ukraine crisis,Squaring up to India’s education emergency)

1. Qualification test of cryogenic engine for Gaganyaan successful The performance during the 720-second trial met the objectives, says ISRO The Indian Space Research Organisation

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Daily Current Affairs 07.01.2022 (Russia-led troops deployed in Kazakhstan,First open rock museum inaugurated,The politics of a Minimum Support Price,Extinguishing the tobacco industry’s main narrative,Land in Gulmarg, Sonamarg notified as ‘strategic areas’,Use drones more effectively: Civil Aviation Ministry,The status of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,Sri Lanka’s looming economic crisis)

1. Russia-led troops deployed in Kazakhstan Dozens killed in Central Asia Republic as protests over rising prices escalate A Moscow-led military alliance dispatched troops to

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Daily Current AFfairs 04.01.2022 (China constructing bridge on Pangong lake in Ladakh, ‘ISRO gearing up for multiple space missions in 2022’, The deafening silence of scientists, RBI approves small, offline e-payments, Extending the GST compensation, What Russia hopes to do by ratcheting up tensions with Ukraine)

1. China constructing bridge on Pangong lake in Ladakh It will bring down time to move troops and equipment China is constructing a bridge in

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Daily Current Affairs 03.01.2022 (₹8 lakh income ‘reasonable’ cap for EWS quota, Centre tells SC, Census first phase, NPR data collection deferred till Sept, This NSP cannot change Pakistan’s direction, Draft national air sports policy pushes for safety standards, ‘Malabar is the most complex naval exercise’)

1. ₹8 lakh income ‘reasonable’ cap for EWS quota, Centre tells SC The criterion is ‘more stringent’ than the one for OBC creamy layer, the

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Daily Current Affairs 07.06.2021 (More anti-bodies produced by Covishield than Covaxin: study, Since February pact, it’s all quiet on the Line of Control, Punjab, T.N. and Kerala top education index ranking, Govt. keen on implementing labour codes, NPR slips valid for long-term visas: MHA)

1. More anti-bodies produced by Covishield than Covaxin: study It tracked 515 vaccinated people across 22 cities Two doses of Covishield vaccine produced more antibodies

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Daily Current Affairs 06.06.2021 (G7 nations agree on uniform minimum corporate tax, ‘COVID-diabetes link needs study’, Pakistan makes progress on terror finance ratings, ‘China’s internal security is Xi’s biggest concern’, Emergence of order from chaos in turbulent systems and Bose-Einstein condensation, First human infection of the H10N3 bird flu)

1. G7 nations agree on uniform minimum corporate tax MNCs to pay taxes where they operate A group of the world’s richest nations reached a

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