GAGANYAAN, CHANDRAYAAN-3 IN MISSION MODE, SAYS ISRO [2 JAN 2020] [CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION]

[CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION] GAGANYAAN, CHANDRAYAAN-3 IN MISSION MODE, SAYS ISRO [2 JAN 2020] Context: Four pilots from the Indian Air Force (IAF) will leave for Russia this month…

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Drone Regulation [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Drone Regulation [CAA Featured Article] Context Ministry of Civil Aviation announced a scheme providing a window up to January 31, 2020 for voluntary registration of…

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Regulating Artificial Intelligence [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Regulating Artificial Intelligence [CAA Featured Article] Context Recently, various prominent personalities have highlighted the need of regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI).Renowned personalities like Bill Gates, Elon…

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Blockchain Technology [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Blockchain Technology [CAA Featured Article] Context National Informatics Centre (NIC) has set up the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology in Bengaluru, Karnataka.It aims…

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Mining Deep: On cabinet easing mining laws [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Mining Deep: On cabinet easing mining laws [CAA Featured Article] Context The Union cabinet approved opening up of coal mining and further disinvestments.The Centre’s decision to liberalise norms for entry…

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Kuki-Naga Militants Sign Pact [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Kuki-Naga Militants Sign Pact [CAA Featured Article] Context Recently, for the first time, the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and Kuki National Organisation (KNO) have…

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Guidelines for implementing Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Guidelines for implementing Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 [CAA Featured Article] Context Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has notified the Guidelines…

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Green Economy [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Green Economy [CAA Featured Article] Context Recently, renowned environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev was awarded the 2020 Tyler Prize for his work in the domain of…

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Cybersecurity: What India needs to do [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] CYBERSECURITY: WHAT INDIA NEEDS TO DO [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Background Cyber-attacks have grown in terms of sophistication and reach in the recent times. The countries…

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Bru-Reang Refugee Agreement [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] BRU-REANG REFUGEE AGREEMENT [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context A quadripartite agreement in New Delhi, allowed some 35,000 Bru tribal people, who were displaced from Mizoram and are living…

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Biorock or Mineral Accretion Technology [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] BIOROCK OR MINERAL ACCRETION TECHNOLOGY [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), with help from Gujarat’s forest department, is attempting for the…

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10 New Ramsar Sites in India [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] 10 NEW RAMSAR SITES IN INDIA [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context The Ramsar Convention has declared 10 more wetlands in India as sites of international importance.…

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 The Need for A Single Energy Ministry [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] THE NEED FOR A SINGLE ENERGY MINISTRY [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE]  Context Five different ministries along with a multitude of regulators govern India’s energy sector.Petroleum and…

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Draft Scheme for Supply of Round-The-Clock (RTC) Power [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] DRAFT SCHEME FOR SUPPLY OF ROUND-THE-CLOCK (RTC) POWER [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared a "Draft Scheme for…

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Draft Guidelines for Private Trains [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR PRIVATE TRAINS [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context Recently, Ministry of Railways and NITI Aayog released Draft Documents for discussion on Private Participation in…

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Road Infrastructure Funding [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Why in news? National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) recently unveiled the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvITs) roadmap.Union Cabinet in…

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National Strategy for Financial Inclusion [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Why in news? Recently, Reserve Bank of India released National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) for the…

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E-Commerce in India [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] E-COMMERCE IN INDIA [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Why in news? Recently, The…

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Draft E-Commerce Policy [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] DRAFT E-COMMERCE POLICY [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Why in news? The government…

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Triggering a Global Financial Crisis [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] TRIGGERING A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context Although we could not have predicted it, Covid-19 was not the reason, but just the trigger…

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Article 370 [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] ARTICLE 370 [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Introduction In this article, UPSC aspirants will get to know what is Article 370 and Article 35A, important dates, controversies…

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India State of Forest Report 2019 [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] INDIA STATE OF FOREST REPORT 2019 [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context Forests play an extremely important role in ensuring ecological balance and existence of life on…

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