Current Affairs – 2020

Welcome to Current Affairs 2020. In this section, we post Daily Current Affairs for SSC, Banking, CLAT, IBPS, UPSC, MPSC, RPSC, BPSC, UPPSC, States PSC Examinations.

Mount Sinabung Volcano of Indonesia erupts

The Mount Sinabung of Indonesia has erupted again. The volcano was dormant for 400 years and erupted recently in the year 2010 and in 2014. ContentsHighlightsRing of FirePlate TectonicsVolcanos in IndiaTypes of Volcanos Highlights The volcano is the most active in the country. It is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire that has more Read More…

SURAKHSYA: National Portal of “Project Elephant” launched

On August 10, 2020, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched National Portal on Human Elephant conflict called “SURAKHSYA”. The portal aims to collect real time information and will also manage conflicts on real time basis. ContentsHighlightsIUCNElephants in IndiaProject ElephantElephant Corridors Highlights The National Portal was launched during the celebration of international annual event World Read More…

Pathogens listed Critical by World Health Organization found in River Yamuna

The World Health Organization, 2017 had published its first list of antibiotic resistant priority pathogens that pose the greatest threat to human lives. These critical group and certain multi-drug resistant bacteria are found in River Yamuna according to a group of researchers from IIT Delhi. ContentsHighlightsAbout the StudyWHO list of “Priority Pathogens” Highlights The study Read More…

eSanjeevani Medicine Platform: 1.5 lakh Online Consultations provided

The web based comprehensive Telemedicine solution eSanjeevani has so far provided 1.58 lakh online consultations according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ContentsHighlightsAbout eSanjeevaniKey FeaturesAyushman BharatBackgroundCOVID-19 Highlights The online platform was operationalised in more than 23 states. It covers more than 75% of population in the country. There are two types of teleconsultation Read More…

Andhra Pradesh State Industrial Development Policy 2020-23

The Andhra Pradesh Government has launched a new State Industrial Development Policy for the year 2020-23. The policy aimed to create employment for youth and match national average in industrial GVA per capita. The previous Industrial Development Policy of the state was implemented between 2015-20 ContentsHighlightsKey Features of the PolicyInfrastructureIndustrial ZoningEase of Doing BusinessSkill DevelopmentBackgroundSignificance Read More…

77 new species of butterfly found in Maharashtra

The study conducted by Bombay Natural History Society has found 77 new species of butterflies in the ecologically sensitive forest of Matheran hill station in Mumbai. With this the total number of butterfly species in the forest has gone up to 140. ContentsHighlightsKey Findings of the StudyPrevious studiesSignificance of Butterflies diversityMatheran HillsDeccan Trap Highlights Matheran Read More…

Indian Railways to observe “Cleanliness Week”

The Indian Railways is to observe Cleanliness Week between August 10, 2020 and August 15, 2020. The week will give the message of significance of cleanliness. ContentsHighlights8 Major Cleanliness initiatives of Indian RailwaysBio ToiletsCoach MitraStations Cleanliness Survey Report, 2019 Highlights During the week, the Indian Railways is to launch special cleanliness drive that will focus Read More…

Defence Minister launches Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah

On August 10, 2020, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah. The scheme aims to shift India towards local manufacturing and aid “Make in India” initiative. ContentsAtma Nirbhar Bharat SaptahBackground Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah The idea of the scheme is to give importance to domestic production in the country. The idea of Read More…