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Daily Current Affairs 29.09.2022 ( Centre bans PFI, 8 front bodies for five years under UAPA ,Centre extends free ration scheme for three months,ASI finds Buddhist caves, temples in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in M.P., Globe-changing reverberations of the Ukraine war , Talent, recognition Science awards are an encouragement and should not be cut down ,In nature’s warning signs, a nudge to riparian states, Rediscovering the Bay of Bengal , Automation has impacted lower-level jobs in banks ,No dramatic solutions to economic problems possible,No dramatic solutions to economic problems possible,Eastern Command’s ex-chief Anil Chauhan is Chief of Defence Staff, ASI finds Buddhist caves, temples in tiger reserve , Border situation moving towards being ‘normalised’: Chinese envoy ,Ukraine referendum results point to Russia annexation)

1. Centre bans PFI, 8 front bodies for five years under UAPA Action comes close on the heels of countrywide searches and arrest of hundreds

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Daily Current Affairs 27.09.2022 (Centre’s push for NavIC system lands smartphone giants on unknown road, A push for the semiconductor industry, Landslides in Pettimudi: social inequalities in disasters, Putting power back in the hands of the people, Pitching India as a signature destination, Home and abroad, Turning inward, Samarkand: a miniature of an emerging world)

1. Centre’s push for NavIC system lands smartphone giants on unknown road The Union government is pushing tech giants to make smartphones compatible with its

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Daily Current Affairs 25.09.2022 (No viable options: farmers in Punjab forced to persist with paddy, go against the grain, BA.2.75 emerges as major sublineage in Maharashtra, The evolution of lumpy skin disease virus, What is the SC initiative on capital punishment?, How will Putin’s mobilisation impact Ukraine?)

1. No viable options: farmers in Punjab forced to persist with paddy, go against the grain Growers in the State are keen on shunning the

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Daily Current Affairs 24.09.2022 (G4 countries highlight ‘urgent need’ for reform in UN Security Council, Industry urges duty remission revamp in Foreign Trade Policy, The Global South’s assertion in geopolitics, Currency pressure, Ageing regime, On the trail of rabies cases in Kerala)

1. G4 countries highlight ‘urgent need’ for reform in UN Security Council Germany, Brazil, Japan and India reiterate support for each other’s bids to become

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Daily Current Affairs 22.09.2022 (Rules for identifying criminals, What ails the current approach to Ayurveda and what needs to be done, With ₹19,500-crore PLI plan, sun shines on solar cell units, ADB pares India FY23 GDP growth forecast to 7%, from 7.5%, The ambit of fraternity and the wages of oblivion, A risky new status quo)

1. Rules for identifying criminals What do the recently notified rules of the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 state? Is there scope for misuse? On

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Daily Current Affairs 20.09.2022 (Scandinavian social democracy, The significance of Ethereum’s Merge for the future of cryptocurrencies, No negotiations at the cost of food security, says Tomar at agriculture conference, The hijab case and the essential practices doctrine, It is the people of Pakistan who are suffering, Knowing the killer, From Lodha to Ramana: The Chief Justices of the Modi era)

1. Scandinavian social democracy The Nordic model of social democracy offers lessons to the developing world, including countries like India despite the myriad complexities of

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Daily Current Affairs 19.09.2022 (The ban on the export of broken rice, The process of inclusion/exclusion from the Scheduled Tribes list, Losing a nation in seven acts, Punjab farmers demand aid to stop stubble burning, Geopolitics without geoeconomics, a fool’s errand, The gender pay gap, hard truths and actions needed, Era of war is over, Crisis in Caucasus, A disruptive nexus of China and Pakistan)

1. The ban on the export of broken rice How is the ethanol blending programme connected to the rice export ban? How have rice-importing countries

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Daily Current Affairs 18.09.2022 (‘Crime scripts’ to unravel illegal trade of marine species, How climate change is altering Indian monsoon, Using ‘spooky action at a distance’ to link atomic clocks, Matching ecology with agricultural economics, Has the emissions deadline been extended?, Will the future of the Commonwealth change?)

1. ‘Crime scripts’ to unravel illegal trade of marine species Detailed analysis conducted by WCS-India showed that Tamil Nadu recorded most seizures between 2015 and

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Daily Current Affairs 16.09.2022 (The Eastern Economic Forum and India’s balancing act, Tamil Nadu’s new breakfast scheme in schools, Parliamentary business and an essential pit stop, Climate action that runs on cooperative federalism, Arbitrary, exclusionary, Should India choose manufacturing over services?)

1. The Eastern Economic Forum and India’s balancing act What are the benefits of investing in the Russian Far East? Which all countries are currently

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Daily Current Affairs 15.09.2022 (Understanding Ukraine’s counter-offensive, The lowdown on the essential medicines list, Wholesale inflation slowed to an 11-month low at 12.4% in Aug, The future of old times in India, India’s growing water crisis, the seen and the unseen, Engage with caution, Tax on the poor, Imagining an alternative scenario in Ayodhya)

1. Understanding Ukraine’s counter-offensive What are the territorial gains made by the Ukrainian forces? How has Kremlin reacted? Ukrainian forces have pushed back Russian soldiers from

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Daily Current Affairs 14.09.2022 (The fall in natural rubber prices in India, Understanding windfall tax, India to hold G-20 summit in 2023, 384 drugs on essential medicines list, For India, the buzzword now is ‘all-alignment’, Connecting the dots to boost the patent ecosystem, An improved Bill, but still contentious)

1. The fall in natural rubber prices in India Why are natural rubber farmers protesting against the government? What has led to the decline in

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Daily Current Affairs 12.09.2022 (The tedious process of adoption, The Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rajasthan, Behind the Pakistan F-16 deal, a tale of many wheels, ‘Adopt a TB patient’ drive finds mitras, Third stealth frigate of Project 17A Taragiri launched in Mumbai, India-Bangladesh ties, a model for bilateral cooperation, Nose dose, We need civil society engagement in Kashmir)

1. The tedious process of adoption What laws determine adoption rules in India? Why is referring cases to District Magistrates cause for concern? From September

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Daily Current Affairs 10.09.2022(India, China to take up remaining LAC issues,SC allows bail to journalist Kappan,The stark reasons why Bengaluru is sinking,Moving out of the shadows, from silence to assertion,End of an era,Army in Arunachal Pradesh receives modern artillery, SC takes up pleas against Places of Worship Act,Rules relaxed to bring IAS, IPS officers to J&K,Centre bans export of broken rice due to domestic demand,Make anti-TB campaign a mass movement: President, Basic skills poor in regional languages: NCERT,N. Korea makes nuclear programme ‘irreversible’, FM tasks RBI to ‘whitelist’ legal loan apps to protect borrowers)

1. India, China to take up remaining LAC issues India and China will take up remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) once

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Daily Current Affairs 09.09.2022( India, China troops disengage at LAC friction point in Ladakh , Rajpath, a symbol of slavery, erased: PM , ‘Faustian bargain’ versus principles is the toss-up , Should the mother tongue or English be the medium of instruction? , Nirmala links inflation, State fuel taxes , Naga team continues talks on Constitution , Google plans pilot on ‘gambling’ apps )

India, China troops disengage at LAC friction point in Ladakh Pullback begins from Patrolling Point-15 in the Gogra-Hotsprings area India and China on Thursday announced

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Daily Current Affairs 08.09.2022 (Content moderation on Wikipedia, The mandatory requirements for packaged commodities, Cabinet approves PM SHRI scheme, WHO to stress prevention of non-communicable diseases, CBDC to reduce time, cost in cross-border business: RBI’s Sankar, How ideology muddled inflation control in India, The Spirit of 1971, The evolving role of CSR in funding NGOs)

1. Content moderation on Wikipedia What are the mechanisms Wikipedia uses to ensure that users do not have unrestricted editorial privilege? India has summoned officials

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Daily Current Affairs 07.09.2022 (The Chilean referendum for a new constitution, The controversy over K.K. Shailaja’s nomination for the Ramon Magsaysay Award, SC asks Punjab, Haryana CMs to meet on SYL canal dispute, India, 7% plus annual growth, and the realities, For Vizhinjam business as usual is not an option)

1. The Chilean referendum for a new constitution What led to the referendum? What were some of the proposed amendments? The people of Chile resoundingly

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Daily Current Affairs 06.09.2022 (Seat belts, head restraints and safety regulations, The ban on conversion therapy for the LGBTQIA+ community, Preventive detentions rose in 2021, Gorbachev, macro-economics, and Gandhi, The difficult path to India-Pakistan peace, Public health need not be led by doctors alone)

1. Seat belts, head restraints and safety regulations What are the functions of seat belts and head restraints? Is India implementing its mandatory seat belt

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Daily Current Affairs 05.09.2022 (Deploying 5G in a world built on 4G technology, The International Monetary Fund’s staff-level agreement with Sri Lanka, Untangling Kerala’s Lokayukta controversy, ‘Dark sky reserve’ to come up in Ladakh, Scientists remain sceptical about how nano urea benefits crops, ISRO tests system to recover spent rocket stages, Justice rendered, but only incompletely, India and Australia, from divergence to convergence, Coercion as conversion, Perils of brinksmanship, A lot is at stake for India-Bangladesh ties)

1. Deploying 5G in a world built on 4G technology The switch to a pureplay 5G architecture is no more a question of whether or

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Daily Current Affairs 02.09.2022 (Vostok-2022 begins in Russia with India, China participating,Seven States cold to Centre’s crime portal, Indian-made HPV vaccine this year,UN accuses China of Uighur rights abuses, UN inspectors arrive at Ukraine nuclear plant amid shelling)

1. Vostok-2022 begins in Russia with India, China participating U.S. criticises India’s attendance in the joint military exercise An Indian Army contingent comprising troops from

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Daily Current Affairs 30.08.2022 (The jurisprudence of bail, Explaining Pakistan’s flip-flop on trade with India, Tribe categorisation work delays benefits under SEED, There are no easy answers to the freebies issue, Curing the patriarchal mindset of the legal system, Challenges of sub-national fiscal correction)

1. The jurisprudence of bail The Supreme Court has time and again reiterated that “bail is the rule and jail is the exception” The jurisprudence

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Daily Current Affairs 29.08.2022 (The concerns around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage, Revisiting the S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment, The cyber threat to mobile banking, ‘Working on a comprehensive legal framework for digital economy’, A public judge with an uncertain legacy, Japan’s continuing struggle with gender parity, Sops for votes, PIN code @50 years)

1. The concerns around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage Why is the Election Commission keen on voters linking their Aadhaar with voter IDs? There have been instances

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Daily Current Affairs 25.08.2022 (The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022, The ‘tomato flu’ outbreak and the Centre’s advisory, SC asks Centre to expand food security coverage, Heading the G20 and New Delhi’s choices, Making out a case for the other UBI in India, Keep it simple, Strangling Tunisia’s democracy)

1. The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 Why is an amendment to the already existing Indian Competition Act necessary? As the dynamics of the market changes

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Daily Current Affairs 24.08.2022 (Reinvigorating the Chabahar port, Acculturation, Sex ratio at birth normalises slightly: study, DRDO, Indian Navy test indigenous missile, The case of the missing scientific Indian, The implications of the 5G roll-out for law enforcement, Are freebies a way to mask state inaction?)

1. Reinvigorating the Chabahar port Why has interest in the Iran-based port suddenly spiked? How has the port construction progressed so far? The Union Minister

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Daily Current Affairs 23.08.2022 (‘Kerala Savari’, India’s first online taxi service as a public option, ‘Tomato flu’ detected among children in India, says Lancet, Loan defaulters, entities under probe need NOC to invest overseas, The road to China’s 20th Party Congress, Factoring in the risk, Not centres of learning yet)

1. ‘Kerala Savari’, India’s first online taxi service as a public option Why is the Kerala government launching its own app-based taxi service? How is

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Daily Current Affairs 22.08.2022(Facing govt. action, Huawei to dial down R&D operations,Look-out notice against 8 in Delhi excise policy case, Welfare schemes have not made T.N. poor, says DMK, Bihar and the evolution of Mandal politics, What next on data protection?,A row over gender-neutral uniforms,‘Forcible’ Aadhaar-voter ID linking, ‘India-China ties can’t be a one-way street’, Freebies come at a price: economist)

1. Facing govt. action, Huawei to dial down R&D operations Decision comes after I-T searches and probes into ‘national security’ aspects Suhasini Haidar Mini Tejaswi

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Daily Current Affairs 18.08.2022 (What is causing Arctic warming?, ‘Delhi’s PM2.5 levels worst in the world’, Credit guarantee plan expanded to aid hospitality, related sectors, The geopolitics of the Fourth Taiwan Crisis, This maritime partnership is still a work in progress, Finding a home, The Centre vs State tussle over IAS postings)

1. What is causing Arctic warming? Why is the Greenland ice sheet melting at an alarming rate? How is it affecting the monsoons? Due to

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Daily Current Affairs 16.08.2022 (The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, The controversial visit of a Chinese vessel to Hambantota, Big Tech’s talent conundrum, 3D-printed cornea put to test in a rabbit, The fragility of the Northeast’s integration, The temples that Jawaharlal Nehru built, The shackles of 1861 need to go)

1. The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh What are the various unresolved issues between Armenia and Azerbaijan which has led to consistent ceasefire violations? The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Daily Current Affairs 14.08.2022 (‘Subsidies on power will continue’, Punjab bans use of 10 insecticides, Walking a tightrope in messaging transmission routes, How lactose tolerance in humans became widespread, HIV drugs shortage is a challenge to ending AIDS in India, Have coastal ecosystem norms been violated?, Digital lending, What is the threat from zoonotic diseases?)

1. ‘Subsidies on power will continue’ Power Secretary says State governments will have the discretion to continue concessions The Centre’s move to introduce the Electricity

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Daily Current Affairs 12.08.2022 ( What is the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022?, Dozens in China infected with Langya virus found in shrews, Survey data on poverty and broad policy pointers, Signs of a dead end for social justice politics, A timely gesture, Should medicine be taught in the local languages?)

1. What is the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022? How is the recent legislation different from the earlier Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920? What are

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Daily Current Affairs 08.08.2022 (The workings of the Supreme Court collegium, The Great Barrier Reef’s recovery and vulnerability to climate threats, Why are regulators swooping down on stablecoins?, India-democracy and the promised republic, Tapping technology to check minor mineral plunder, Cooling the temperatures, Focused on inflation)

1. The workings of the Supreme Court collegium How is the collegium constituted and what are its responsibilities? Who is set to be the next

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Daily Current Affairs 05.08.2022 (The coal mining protests in the Hasdeo Aranya region, The Kansas win on abortion and its bearing on other U.S. states, Subscribers say there is surplus money in EPS, ‘Inflation driving 8% of GST revenue rise’, Waiting for democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, Sop or welfare debate, Is the declining rupee a crisis or an opportunity? )

1. The coal mining protests in the Hasdeo Aranya region Why has a private member resolution against coal mining in the Hasdeo forests been passed

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Daily Current Affairs 04.08.2022 (Understanding the provisions for foreign visits of State government Ministers, India to host UNSC meet on counterterrorism, Cabinet nod for climate pledges, Teaching the Taliban the wrong lessons, Public assets sale and the concern of ‘fiduciary duty’, Trade worries, Crossing the line, Reaping the demographic dividend)

1. Understanding the provisions for foreign visits of State government Ministers Why was Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal denied clearance to attend the World Cities

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Daily Current Affairs 03.08.2022 (The government package to revive BSNL fortunes, Has bail under PMLA become near-impossible?, Trade deficit soared past $31 bn in July, Making sense of the ‘freebies’ issue, A turning point in crypto regulation led by Europe, An avoidable crisis, Recalling India’s Antarctica activities)

1. The government package to revive BSNL fortunes What are the issues that have thwarted the telecom company’s expansion and growth?  Last week, the Union

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Daily Current Affairs 02.08.2022 (AlphaFold: A tour de force in science, The dwindling fighter strength of the IAF, Bastar’s wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow, Manufacturing PMI hits 8-month high, Using a rupee route to get around a dominating dollar, Unpacking a conundrum, Language as barrier, Government’s own ‘gig workers’)

1. AlphaFold: A tour de force in science How have our methods of predicting protein structures changed with AI-based tools? What does this development signify

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Daily Current Affairs 31.07.2022(New e-waste rules threaten jobs-collection network, States fail to give Ministry details of elephant reserves, Two monkeypox cases in India not linked to Europe, Invasive frog and snake dent world economy, One step closer to precision cancer therapies, What has the SC said on PMLA’s validity?)

1. New e-waste rules threaten jobs, collection network System involving producer responsibility organisations dismantled; responsibility of recycling now with a handful of authorised recyclers A

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Daily Current Affairs 29.07.2022 (After the referendum: The challenges of a power grab in Tunisia, Wildlife amendments to ‘save entrepreneurs from harassment’, Govt. worried about teen pregnancies, A growing disengagement with Gandhi’s ideas, What numbers do not reveal about tiger conservation, Narrow view, Is the Environmental Performance Index really faulty?)

1. After the referendum: The challenges of a power grab in Tunisia What led to the political turmoil in Tunisia? Why did President Kais Saied

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Daily Current Affairs 25.07.2022 (The private sector boost in India’s space industry, The latest guidelines on arrests and bail orders, Studying menstrual disturbances post COVID-19 vaccination, A global order caught up in a swirl of chaos, Learning lessons, Backsliding on climate action)

1. The private sector boost in India’s space industry How does a strong space sector contribute to overall development? Why are private players being encouraged

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Daily Current Affairs 21.07.2022 (The sweltering heat wave across Europe, Reflecting the spirit of Delhi, Cheetahs likely to arrive in Kuno before August 15, ‘RBI to initiate CBDC in wholesale, retail sectors’, Revamp India’s school health services, India-Vietnam ties, from strong to stronger, Saving mothers, The cost of misrepresenting inflation)

1. The sweltering heat wave across Europe How has the ‘heat apocalypse’ wrecked devastation throughout Western Europe? On July 19, the U.K. posted its highest

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Daily Current Affairs 20.07.2022 (The outrage over the new ‘National Emblem’, The judgment on the Burkapal Maoist attack, Wormhole, Chile marks a notch in global constitutionalism, Tunnel vision that is endangering India’s history, A stinging indictment, A new legislation that mirrors the old)

1. The outrage over the new ‘National Emblem’ What are the various allegations raised against the revised sculpture atop the new Parliament House? The first

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Daily Current Affairs 07.07.2022 (‘MSP should continue till markets become efficient’, RBI eases rules to boost forex inflows, The new rules to keep advertisements in check, Understanding the all-time high in India’s trade deficit, Words from Bandung to relive in Bali and Delhi, A ‘no’ to pharma freebies, a ‘yes’ for public good)

1. ‘MSP should continue till markets become efficient’ NITI Aayog members’ comment on procurement irks SKM Ahead of the nationwide protests by the Samyukt Kisan

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Daily Current Affairs 06.07.2022 (Centre asks States to boost paddy sowing, Navy eyes govt. route to buy carrier-based jets, PMI pegs services growth at 11-year high, The relentless march of FPIs to the exit gate, The status of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia, Indian aviation needs a strong and steady tailwind, Handcuffing, a judicial tap, and the long arm of the law, A matter of import)

1. Centre asks States to boost paddy sowing There has been a 27% fall in the sown area to 43.45 lakh hectares till July 1

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Daily Current Affairs 05.07.2022 (Myanmar hosts first regional meeting since coup, Enforcing the single-use plastic ban, The need for space sustainability, UPI: the dawn of digital fintech nirvana, A chaotic world, the perils of multilateralism, India needs to scale up direct nutrition interventions, The problem with our university vision, Right intent, confusing content)

1. Myanmar hosts first regional meeting since coup China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and counterparts from Mekong Delta nations take part Myanmar’s military government on

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Daily Current Affairs 01.07.2022 (Concern over shortage of leprosy drug in private sector, Banks have capital to buffer any shock, The free fall of the rupee, A road safety quartet and the road ahead, Do not weaken the anti-defection law, Home and abroad, Should endorsers be held responsible for claims in advertising?)

1. Concern over shortage of leprosy drug in private sector Doctors write to Ministry seeking urgent intervention in restoring supply of Clofazimine to fight the

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Daily Current Affairs 28.06.2022 (‘Centre may raise small savings rates’, States, freebies and the costs of fiscal profligacy, Complicated, volatile, the descriptors of Israel’s politics, From higher to hire education, Modi’s two summits: UAE trumps G7, When defection is a mere detour for an MLA)

1. ‘Centre may raise small savings rates’ Economists cite rising G-Sec yields — to which such rates are linked — as reason for optimism Households

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Daily Current Affairs 27.06.2022 (Should India worry about endemicity of COVID-19?, G7 proposes $600-bn global infra plan to rival China, Making sense of New Delhi’s Taliban rapprochement, Keep up the pressure, Regressive, inhumane, Bringing MSMEs into global value chains, Indian laws on abortions, Understanding the Supreme Court verdict on the Zakia Jafri protest petition, Implications of India’s new VPN rules)

1. Should India worry about endemicity of COVID-19? ‘At the moment we have to calibrate when we have to launch an outbreak-like response… vaccination should

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Daily Current Affairs 24.06.2022 (Group wants new order on MGNREGA workers revoked, Govt. said to aim to keep deficit at 6.7%, Majoritarian politics, Muslim marginality, A turning point for Ukraine and its women’s rights, The problems plaguing thermal power generators, Open network for digital commerce)

1. Group wants new order on MGNREGA workers revoked Rule mandates recording attendance on a mobile app The Union Rural Development Ministry must withdraw its

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Daily Current Affairs 23.06.2022 (Four new corals recorded from Indian waters, ‘Goal is preservation of Tibetan culture, not Independence’, Israel uncovers remains of mosque, Digital wearables can expose users to cyberattacks: IEEE, The role of caste in economic transformation, Heal the nation before healing the rest of the world, Towards a single low tax regime)

1. Four new corals recorded from Indian waters The species newly found off Andaman and Nicobar Islands belong to same family Scientists have recorded four

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Daily Current Affairs 20.06.2022 (‘India, Bangladesh should work on river management’, Gear up for more headwinds, The EPI may rankle but India can recast policies, Revisiting social justice under the Dravidian model, Monsoon jitters, Recognising the ‘compulsory’ woman worker, Indian interests at the WTO Ministerial Conference)

1. ‘India, Bangladesh should work on river management’ Ready to extend assistance in managing flood: Jaishankar India and Bangladesh should work together for comprehensive management

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Daily Current Affairs 17.06.2022 (ASEAN-India meet discusses remarks on Prophet informally, No wild polio strain found, says official, India better placed to avoid risk of stagflation: RBI officials, Waiting for jobs, Race for relevance, The floundering of Israel’s uneasy coalition, Is COVID-19 becoming endemic?, The reasons behind the crashing crypto market)

1. ASEAN-India meet discusses remarks on Prophet informally Singapore Foreign Minister flags need to flay hate speech The controversy over the derogatory comments about Prophet

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Daily Current Affairs 16.06.2022 (Cabinet approves mega 5G auction, 5G will drive ‘significant’ advancements: analysts, Schneider Electric unveils plans to equip data centres for ‘net-zero’ operations, A ground plan for India’s COVID-19 response, A poverty trend in search of an explanation, The fragile state of nuclear disarmament, The controversy around the Northern Ireland Protocol, Brain networks and nicotine addiction)

1. Cabinet approves mega 5G auction Tech firms can set up captive networks The Union Cabinet has approved the auction of airwaves capable of offering

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Daily Current Affairs 15.06.2022 (WPI inflation quickens to record 15.9%, Unemployment has decreased, says latest labour force survey, New plan to save jumbos from train hits, Elderly lack financial, social security: study, The ‘C’ factor in the Russia-Ukraine war, Malnutrition in India is a worry in a modern scenario, The way to end child marriage)

1. WPI inflation quickens to record 15.9% Inflation in India’s wholesale prices quickened to a new record high of 15.9% in May, from April’s 15.1%,

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Daily Current Affairs 05.06.2022 (Corbevax gets nod as COVID-19 booster dose, Housing scheme lags in urban areas, Uncertainty over Accessible India Campaign deadline, Surrogacy law faces challenge in court, Monkeypox virus mutates at a higher rate, Inhaled vaccine to be more effective, China to not give advanced safety to emperor penguins)

1. Corbevax gets nod as COVID-19 booster dose The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Hyderabad-based Biological E. Limited (BE)’s COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax

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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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