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The Best way to prepare Current Affairs is to read news papers regularly. Take any newspaper of your choice. Read it daily by making a time slot for reading the news paper. Glance at it from first to last page once, and then read those important news items (of your interest) meticulously. Make notes of important points. Make it your habit. If you’re reading about controversies, gather information of social, economic and political background of the happening. Find out what are the critical issues. Who are those people expressing their views, what are their perspectives in relation to the issue. Think about the biases. Think about the news from different angles.
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Cabinet Approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020
- The Union Cabinet has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on Jan. 29, 2020. The bill will amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and extends the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks.
‘Samvidhaan’ Named as Oxford Hindi Word of 2019
- Samvidhaan or Constitution has been
named as the Hindi Word of the Year for
2019 by Oxford University Press on
January 28, 2020.
The word was picked as 2019 saw the
values of democracy, secularism, justice,
liberty, equality, and fraternity being
tested on the touchstone of the
ISRO Unveiled ‘Vyommitra’ for
- The Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO) has unveiled a
half-humanoid or human-robot named
‘Vyommitra’ which will be sent to space
as part of the Gaganyaan mission on
January 22, 2020.
‘Vyom Mitra’ or a friend in the sky; is
capable of conversing with astronauts,
recognising them, and responding to
It is called half-humanoid since it does
not have legs, though it can bend
forward and sideways.
SC Allows Govt. to Bring African
Cheetah to India
- The Supreme Court has allowed the
Centre to introduce the African cheetah
to a suitable habitat in India (Palpur
Kuno sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh) on
an experimental basis on January 28,
The decision was taken after a petition
was filed by National Tiger Conservation
Authority (NTCA) to introduce the
African Cheetah from Namibia as the
rare Indian Cheetah that has become
almost extinct in India.
POLNET 2.0 Facility Launched
- Union Minister of State for Home Affairs
(MHA) Nityanand Rai has inaugurated
revamped police communication
services POLNET 2.0 on January 20,
It is a captive satellite-based network
that provides video, audio and data
connectivity across the country,
especially in times of disasters when
regular communication either gets
jammed or crashes.
India Successfully Test-fired K-4
- India successfully test-fired the 3,500 km
strike range nuclear-capable K-4 submarinelaunched
ballisticmissile off the coast of
Andhra Pradesh on January 19, 2020.
The missile system is being developed by
the DRDO and is to be fitted into the
indigenouslybuilt INS Arihant-class
nuclear-powered submarines of the Indian
SU-30MKI Aircraft Squadron
- Indian Air Force has inducted the first
Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft squadron
at the Thanjavurair base.
The SU-30MKI fighters are being
equipped with the air-launched
version of the BrahMossupersonic
cruisemissiles which can hit targets at
around 300 kilometres with precision.
This is the first SU-30MKI fighter aircraft
squadron in South India which will
look after amaritime role as well.
‘One Nation, One Ration Card’
Scheme will be Implemented by
- Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has
announced on January 20, 2020 that
the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’
scheme will be implemented by June
1, 2020 across the country.
Under this scheme, a beneficiary will
be able to avail benefits across the
country using the same ration card.
The beneficiaries will be identified
and verified through Aadhaar
authentication at the Fair Price Shops
on the electronic point of sale
NEFT Facility to be Available 24×7
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has
announced on December 6, 2019
that the National Electronic Funds
Transfer (NEFT) system will be made
available 24×7 on all days from
December 16, 2019.
Under the current system, funds can
be transferred through NEFT from 8
am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday
(except on Holidays).
India Conducted Night Trial of
- India has successfully conducted night
trial of the indigenously developep
surface-to-surfacemissile as part of a user
trial for the armed forces fromITR at
Chandipur in the coast of Odisha.
The missile has a strike range of 350
kilometres with warheads carrying
capacity of 500-1000 kg.
Ayodhya Case Verdict
- After about 70 years of legal battle in
independent India, the Babri Masjid-Ram
Janmabhoomi land dispute of Ayodhya
The Supreme Court has finally delivered its
much-awaited verdict on November 9,
2019 in the landmark Ayodhya Ram
Mandir-Babri Masjid land title dispute and
ruled in favour of the Hindu side with
regards to the ownership of the disputed
piece of land.
The Apex Court has also ordered the
government to allot a five-acre plot at a
prominent place in Ayodhya to the
Muslims to construct a newmosque.
FSSAI Released Food Safety
Guidelines for Schools
- The Food Safety and Standards Authority
of India (FSSAI) has released draft
regulations titled ‘Food Safety and
Standards (Safe Food and Healthy Diets
for School Children) Regulations, 2019’, on
November 7, 2019.
The draft is a 10 pointer chart that
prohibits the sale and promotion of
unhealthy food items in schools and
Global Talent Competitiveness
- Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI)
2020 has been released at the annual
meeting of the World Economic Forum
(WEF) on January 22, 2020.
Switzerland emerged as the most
talent-competitive nation of the world’
followed by US and Singapore.
India has moved up eight places to the
72nd position out of 132 countries from
80th position in GTCI 2019.
Palau Becomes First Country to
Ban ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreen
- Palau has become the first country in
the world to ban various types of
sunscreen to protect coral reefs on
January 1, 2020. The sun cream
consists of oxyben zone and
octinoxate absorbs UV (Ultra Violet)
rays which causes water more acidic,
makes corals susceptible to bleaching
and agitating fish stocks
Robert Abela Elected New PM of Malta
- Malta’s governing party has elected a
new leader Robert Abela as 14th prime
minister of Malta on January 12, 2020.
At the internal party elections, he
obtained 9,342 votes against 6,798 for his
rival Chris Fearne.
He replaced Joseph Muscat, who
resigned in December 2019
Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020
- President Ram Nath Kovind has
conferred the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
2020 to 49 children in the age group of
5-18 years at a ceremony at Rashtrapati
Bhawan on January 22, 2020.
29th Saraswati Samman
- Prominent Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi
will be conferred with 29th Saraswati
Samman for his short stories collection
‘Cheque book’ which talks about the
miseries and sufferings of marginalized
sections of the society.
BCCI Annual Awards 2018-19
- The Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) has presented its Annual Awards
in 25 different categories for the
2018-19 seasons in Mumbai,
Maharashtra to honor all the legendary
cricketers on January 12, 2020.
- Jasprit Bumrah received the prestigious
Polly Umrigar Award for being the best
international cricketer for 2018-19
Poonam Yadav has been adjudged the
best international cricketer among the
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
- Agricultural Scientist MS Swaminathan
and social worker Dr. Gutta Muniratnam
were respectively chosen as the first
recipients of ‘Muppavarapu Venkaiah
Naidu National Award for Excellence’
and ‘Muppavarapu National Award for
Social Service’ on January 9, 2020.
66th National Film Awards
- Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has
conferred the 66th National Film
Awards for the year 2018 in 31
categories in New Delhi on
December 23, 2019.
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