UPSC Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Current Affairs 2018-2019 for UPSC IAS / Civil Services Examination. This category comprises the current affairs short notes useful primarily for UPSC preliminary examination and upsc mains as well as state civil services examinations.

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Bulletin: Cabinet extends PM-KISAN to all farmers

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has comprehensively extended ambit of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) to all land holding eligible farmer families who will avail benefits under the scheme (but subject to existing exclusion factor). The revised scheme is expected to cover around 2 crore more farmers and increase total Read More…

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Bulletin: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana, a new Central Sector Scheme (CSS), to provide pension cover to farmers. This decision was taken at the first Cabinet meeting after formation of new Government (second term) of Modi Government. Key Features of Scheme It is voluntary and Read More…

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Bulletin: Cabinet approved new initiative to control FMD and Brucellosis

Union Cabinet has approved new initiative (scheme) to control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers and improve the health of animals. Key Features of Scheme Objective: This initiative aims to fully control these diseases amongst livestock in the country in next five years and subsequently eradicate these diseases. Read More…

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IAF inks Rs 300 crore deal to procure SPICE 2000 bombs from Israel

Indian Air Force (IAF) signed Rs.300 crore deal with Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, an Israeli defence firm to procure a batch of SPICE 2000 guided bombs. Key Highlights The order for bombs was placed under Special Financial Powers given by government to armed forces for emergency purchases. The bombs are expected to be supplied Read More…

Month: Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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African Union suspends Sudan, demanding end to Military Rule

The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan until establishment of a civilian-led transition to democracy and also demanded to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis. The decision was taken at AU’s peace and Security Council meet in Addis Ababa, (Ethiopia’s capital). Key Highlights Background: Since December 2018 Sudan has been rocked with anger over increasing bread Read More…

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