Current Affairs – 2020

DRDO test fired the Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Missile

DRDO has successfully test fired an indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) at the firing range in Maharashtra. ContentsKey FactsAbout Anti-Tank Missiles (ATMs)MBT Arjun Tank Key Facts The weapon has a range of up to 4 km. It was test fired from an MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges in Armored Corps Centre and Read More…

Mukhya Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana to be Launched in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh government is going to launch the ‘Mukhya Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana’ by following the path of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi which is an initiative of the central government. ContentsHighlightsSabko Sakh- Sabka Vikas ProgramPradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi Highlights Existing beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi who are getting Rs. 6,000 per Read More…

India-Australia two-day Naval Exercise in the Indian Ocean- Key Facts and Significance

Indian Navy and the Australia navy will be conducting a two-days mega naval exercise in the Indian Ocean commencing from September 23, 2020. This will include various anti-aircraft drills, complex naval maneuvers, and helicopter operations. Contents India-Australia Naval ExerciseSignificanceRecent Exercises in the Indian Ocean Region  India-Australia Naval Exercise The exercise involve advanced surface and anti-air exercises. Read More…

Why Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020 is being Opposed?

The Lok Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020 on September 23, 2020. Under the bill Dogri, Kashmiri, and Hindi will be the  official languages in the Union territory of J&K besides Urdu and English.  The bill was passed by the voice vote despite opposition. ContentsWhy the bill is being opposed?HighlightsJ&K Reorganisation Read More…

Provisions of Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain provisions) Bill

Parliament passed the Taxation and other laws (Relaxation and Amendment of certain provisions) bill, 2020 on September 23, 2020. It replaces the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 that was promulgated on March 31, 2020. The new bill will make few changes to direct and indirect tax laws including  the Income Read More…

International Day of Sign Languages is being observed on September 23

International Day of Sign Languages is observed on September 23, 2020 by the United Nations. Theme for the year 2020 is  Sign Languages are for Everyone ContentsSignificance of September 23World Federation of Deaf dataGoals and Convention dealing with Disabilities1. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)2. Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesSteps take by India Significance Read More…

Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor to be commissioned in 2022

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Atomic Energy and Space Shri Jitendra Singh said that the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor will be commissioned by October 2022. ContentsAbout ReactorFeatures of the reactorIndia’s three Stage Nuclear ProgrammeThorium reserves in India About Reactor The reactor is being constructed by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) and the Indira Read More…

What are the new guidelines by DGCI on COVID-19 vaccines?

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) issued new guidelines that focuses on safety, immunogenicity and efficacy parameters for pharma companies who are developing COVID-19 vaccines. ContentsHighlight from the guidelinesWhat does WHO says?Vaccines in IndiaWorld Scenario1. COVAX2. Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator Highlight from the guidelines The guidelines were framed by CDSCO is in Read More…