Current Affairs - January 2021

Current Affairs for January 2021

  1. Critically evaluate the impact of the Governor’s role in state politics on the fabric of federalism in India. How can the constitutional design be modified to ensure Governors act as impartial facilitators rather than political agents?
  2. Critically analyse the effectiveness of international mechanisms in combating terror financing, with a focus on the case of Pakistan. What role can regional cooperation play in enhancing these efforts?
  3. Light House Projects
  4. Examine the gig economy as a solution to urban unemployment in India. What are the potential risks and benefits, and how can policy be shaped to maximize positive outcomes?
  5. Evaluate the impact of MGNREGA and the rise of platform labor in addressing India’s employment crisis. How can these two approaches be integrated for a more comprehensive employment strategy?
  6. Virtual Agri-hackathon 2020
  7. Islamic Defenders Front and Other Prominent Religious and Ideological Fronts
  8. FASTag
  9. Extrachromosomal DNA
  10. Sichuan-Tibet Railway
  11. EUVST
  12. Dzuko Valley
  13. Laser Dazzler
  14. Advance Australia Fair
  15. Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installation and Facilities
  16. Inflation Expectations Survey of Households (IESH)
  17. Punjab State Data Policy
  18. Assam Ease of Doing Business (Amendment) Bill, 2020
  19. Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project
  20. Colonel Narendra ‘Bull’ Kumar
  21. Assam Power Sector Investment Programme
  22. Sea Wing Underwater Glider Drone
  23. H1-B Visa
  24. Vistadome tourist coach
  25. UNSC non-permanent members
  26. Argentina’s abortion law
  27. Additional Directorate General Human Rights
  28. DRDO Foundation Day
  29. RBI’s Digital Payment Index
  30. Virtual Agri-hackathon 2020 – Key Facts
  31. Suneet Sharma: New Railway Board Chairman and CEO
  32. SII’s Covishield Gets Emergency-Use Nod from DGCI
  33. NHRC’s Step to Help Stranded Indian Sailors in China
  34. Who is Zhong Shanshan?
  35. Why is the Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) fined by SEBI?
  36. RoDTEP Scheme- Key Facts
  37. ‘Hygiene Hypothesis’: Why Rich Countries Faced More Deaths?
  38. ADB’s Recent Loans for Assam and Himachal Pradesh
  39. Kazakhstan Commits to Abolish Death Penalty
  40. IFSCA in IOSCA
  41. Ice Age Woolly Rhino
  42. Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  43. National Defence Authorisation Act, 2021
  44. Modus Operandi Bureau
  45. Crime & Criminals Tracking Network Systems
  46. National Metrology Conclave 2020
  47. Patna Meteorological Observatory
  48. KVIC e-commerce portal
  49. Diagnovir
  50. Draft Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2020
  51. AFSPA, 1958
  52. National Police K9 Journal
  53. Kochi-Koottanad-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline
  54. GeNose C19 device
  55. India Approves Two Covid Vaccines for Emergency Use
  56. ‘Prayaas’ Initiative of IOC
  57. FSSAI’s New Limit for ‘Trans fat levels’ in Foods
  58. Chennai: Tops in CCTV Surveillance Globally
  59. National Metrology Conclave 2021- Highlights
  60. US: ‘Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act’ for Pakistan
  61. Asian Waterbird Census in Andhra Pradesh
  62. Community Fishing Banned at Deepor Beel, Assam Ramsar Site
  63. First Hilltop Buddhist Monastery at Bihar
  64. Bird Deaths in Pong Dam Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh
  65. Germany Approves Over €1 billion in Arms Exports to Middle East
  66. Bank of Baroda Launches WhatsApp Banking
  67. ADB’s Loan to Upgrade Power Distribution in Bengaluru
  68. Project of Sagarmala Seaplane Services (SSPS) – Key Facts
  69. Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act
  70. Major non-NATO ally
  71. Gibraltar
  72. Uttar Pradesh Day
  73. DeepKey
  74. Digital Payment Index
  75. World Braille Day
  76. Srimaddharmaviharik aryabhiksusanghasya
  77. Environment Ministry’s guidelines on bird flu
  78. Telangana Sona
  79. Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Amendment Act, 2020
  80. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  81. UK’s tampon tax
  82. Atal Pension Yojana
  83. Five-Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope
  84. Avian Influenza in Kottayam, Kerala
  85. India’s Rice Export to Vietnam
  86. India’s Two-year Tenure at UNSC Begins
  87. NHRC’s Recommendations on Manual Scavenging Data
  88. IASPOINT Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs – January 5, 2021 [Lexicon]
  89. TRIFOOD Parks to be Set up in M.P
  90. India’s 40th Scientific Expedition to Antarctica
  91. India: Highest Number of Babies Born on New Year’s Day
  92. Supreme Court Approves Central Vista Project
  93. Launch of Assam Rifles Public School
  94. World Braille Day- Key Facts
  95. What is National Atomic Timescale?
  96. Alphabet Workers Union- Highlights
  97. Dell-Health Ministry Launch Healthcare Mobile App
  98. Central Vista judgement
  99. Avian influenza
  100. Libya Ceasefire Agreement
  101. Uranium enrichment
  102. Kamdhenu Gau-Vignyan Prachar-Prasar Examination
  103. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs
  104. Electronic warfare
  105. Vero cell line
  106. Atta Dal Scheme
  107. Saka Nankana Sahib
  108. Impeyan pheasant
  109. Harop Loitering Weapon System
  110. Cognitive warfare
  111. Toycathon 2021
  112. UP’s Kisan Kalyan Mission – Highlights
  113. WHO: UK- variant of Coronavirus Detected in 41 Countries/Territories
  114. Rastriya Kamdhenu Aayog Announces Online Exam
  115. DRDO- MAHA-METRO to Implement Biodigester Mk-II Technology in Metro Rail
  116. World Bank’s USD 105 Million Loan to Improve Waterways in West Bengal
  117. World Bank’s ‘Global Economic Prospects (GEP)’ Report
  118. National Logistics Policy
  119. Payments Infrastructure Development Fund
  120. Legal Entity Identifier
  121. West Bengal Inland Water Transport, Logistics and Spatial Development Project
  122. Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns report
  123. Financial Stability Report
  124. Odisha Millet Mission
  125. South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE)
  126. New Rewari-New Madar DFC section
  127. Qila-e-Ark
  128. Andhra Pradesh Roads and Bridges Reconstruction Project
  129. Freight Business Development Portal
  130. Marathi Journalism Day
  131. Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure
  132. Advisory for Human-Wildlife Conflict Management
  133. SEBI Eases Norms to Set Up Stock Exchanges
  134. Committee Formed for Preservation of Ladakh’s Land, Culture and Language
  135. Spectrum Auctions from March 1
  136. Remains of Ancient Ritual Bath Church Discovered Near Jerusalem
  137. Health Ministry’s Warning on Fake CoWIN Apps
  138. Countrywide COVID-19 vaccine Dry Run
  139. RBI to Introduce LEI System for Transactions above 50 Crore
  140. Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of J&K- Highlights
  141. US Claims Equalization Levy in India as Discriminatory
  142. Rewari-Madar Freight Corridor Section- Key Facts
  143. India’s First Double Stack Long-haul Container Train- Highlights
  144. Confederate flag
  145. Spectrum auction
  146. 25th Amendment of US Constitution
  147. Hybrid chess
  148. Open Science Framework
  149. Horizontal and vertical reservations
  150. Dakar Rally
  151. Loujain al-Hathloul
  152. Maruti Suzuki’s car subscription service
  153. Sri Lanka’s Provincial council system
  154. US- Sudan pact
  155. Central sector scheme for industrial development of J&K
  156. WTO Trade Policy Review
  157. Unicorn company
  158. Equalization levy
  159. What is the “25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution”?
  160. Effect of Global Warming on Mollusc Species Mediterranean
  161. Researchers Discover New type of Ultra-strong Chemical Bond
  162. Preeti Pant Panel to Study Adverse Findings of NFHS-5
  163. Health Ministry Warns 4 states Over Rising Covid Cases
  164. NSO: GDP to Contract by 7.7% in FY21
  165. International Monolithic Conference- EDUCON 2020
  166. Hima Kohli: First Woman Chief Justice of Telangana
  167. Telangana: 3rd State to Implement ULB Reforms
  168. US Congress Formally Certified Joe Biden as the Next US President
  169. India to Chair 3 Important Committees of UNSC
  170. Labour Ministry Panel Seeks Basic Living Wage
  171. Valles Marineris
  172. Hakki Habba
  173. Assam Micro Finance Institutions (Regulation of Money Lending) Bill, 2020
  174. Tinaighat-Castlerock-Caranzol railway doubling project
  175. Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
  176. 64th Maharashtra Kesari
  177. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  178. Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC
  179. Liberalised MSME AEO Package
  180. Konkani academy
  181. Janasevaka programme
  182. Comfort Women
  183. Yellow Gadsden Flag
  184. SC ruling on anti-conversion laws
  185. US Army’s first CIO
  186. India’s 7th Trade Policy Review (TPR) at WTO- Highlights
  187. Institutions of Eminence to Open Foreign Campuses
  188. ‘Know your Constitution’ Campaign in Schools and Colleges Soon
  189. 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas –Highlights
  190. IASPOINT Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs – January 9, 2021 [Lexicon]
  191. Centre Launches Digital Calendar and Diary
  192. IREDA-NHPC Partnership in Green Energy Projects
  193. 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) – Highlights
  194. “Modi India Calling – 2021” Book Released
  195. Guidelines to Airlines for Transporting Covid-19 Vaccines
  196. What is @POTUS Twitter account?
  197. Japan’s Loan to India to Fight Covid-19
  198. Ken Betwa river interlinking project
  199. UP’s Excise Policy 2021-22
  200. ‘Know Your Constitution’ campaign
  201. Institutions of Eminence scheme
  202. UK’s ‘Act like you’ve got it’ drive
  203. TraceTogether contact-tracing program
  204. Agnes Keleti
  205. Karnataka State Policy and Planning Commission
  206. Space Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise
  207. Telangana’s sheep distribution scheme
  208. Sunflower COH3
  209. BBV154
  210. Shivalik Elephant Reserve
  211. Draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Animal Husbandry Practices and Procedures)
  212. Industrial Disputes (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2020
  213. Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act passed by US Congress
  214. What is Major non-NATO Ally Status?
  215. Ken Betwa River Interlinking Project
  216. UK’s “Act Like You’ve Got It” Drive
  217. Uttarakhand HC Stays Denotification of Shivalik Elephant Reserve
  218. President gives assent to Industrial Disputes (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2020
  219. Hakki Habba: Karnataka’s annual Birdwatching Festival
  220. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021
  221. Krishi Sanjeevani Vans launched in Karnataka
  222. National Youth Parliament Festival 2021- Highlights
  223. Second National Youth Parliament Festival- Key Facts
  224. SC to Examine Impact of Aadhaar Programme on Privacy
  225. January 10- World Hindi Day
  226. K Shaped Recovery
  227. Cascade failure
  228. Hazaras
  229. Hull loss accident
  230. USA’ First Amendment
  231. Wage based H-1B work visa
  232. LiDAR Survey for Delhi – Varanasi High Speed Rail Corridor
  233. Recoiling black hole
  234. Culling
  235. World Organisation for Animal Health
  236. Easterly winds
  237. Houthi Movement
  238. IASPOINT Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs – January 11, 2021 [Lexicon]
  239. ‘Single Window Clearance System’ for Coal Mines
  240. State specific natural disasters
  241. Neom’s Line Belt
  242. Unique Health ID
  243. Bird Flu Confirmed in 9 States
  244. TCS- 2nd Indian Company to Reach Rs 12 lakh Crore m-cap
  245. What is WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy?
  246. New Fruitfly Species ‘Euphranta Siruvani’
  247. ‘Khadi Prakritik Paint’- Key Facts
  248. Siruvani hills, Tamil Nadu Named Butterfly Super-Hotspot
  249. Prarambh- Startup India International Summit
  250. Who are Hazaras?
  251. Hull Loss Accident
  252. WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy
  253. Government to issue Aadhaar Linked Unique Health IDs
  254. Project Neom- Key Facts to Know
  255. Heavy snowfall is now “State Specific Natural Calamity” under SDRF in J&K
  256. National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
  257. Khadi Prakritik Paint- Eco-friendly and Non-Toxic Wall Paint
  258. SC Stays Implementation of Farm Laws
  259. SC to Verify Constitutionality of Farm Laws
  260. Central Vista Project – approved by the Heritage Conservation Committee
  261. What is Heritage Conservation Committee?
  262. Sweden’s Autoliv to Set Up 100-Cr Manufacturing Plant in T.N
  263. IMA Endorses Safety of Two COVID Vaccines in India
  264. Sea Vigil-21
  265. Bangladesh – Country of focus at 51st IFFI
  266. 2nd Edition of ‘Sea Vigil’ Exercise
  267. What is ‘Insect Apocalypse’?
  268. Supreme Court Suspends Implementation of Farm Laws
  269. Henley Passport Index 2021 – Highlights
  270. Revamped Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) by NITI Aayog-Flipkart
  271. Ship breaking
  272. Rules on Counteracting Unjustified Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Legislations and Other Measures
  273. De-platforming
  274. Virunga National Park
  275. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules
  276. Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Protected Areas
  277. Kachhua Sanctuary
  278. National Toy Fair
  279. Centre for Creative Learning
  280. Sea Vigil 2021
  281. Karuna Abhiyan
  282. Khadi Prakritik Paint
  283. USA’s Insurrection Act
  284. West Bank
  285. Money market mutual fund
  286. Management Report of National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries
  287. U.S. Names Cuba as “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
  288. Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
  289. Ministry of Coal launched Single Window Clearance Portal
  290. How Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the Cruise Tourism?
  291. Virunga National Park- Key Facts
  292. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules, 2017
  293. Karuna Abhiyan 2021
  294. New Israeli Settlements in West Bank
  295. Money Market Mutual Funds
  296. One Planet Summit 2021
  297. Henley Passport Index 2021
  298. New Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26- Highlights
  299. India’s 8 point Action Plan to UNSC to Combat Terrorism
  300. Arab-India Cooperation Forum
  301. 11 Indian Companies, led by Reliance, in 2020 Hurun Global 500
  302. 433 days – Average Time for a Resolution in IBC
  303. CBDT: New Portal to File Tax Evasion Complaints
  304. Health Ministry’s Kayakalp Awards- Key Facts
  305. India- UAE MoU for Scientific and Technical Cooperation
  306. ASMI- India’s First Indigenous Machine Pistol
  307. Inji: The World’s Oldest Known Orangutan died
  308. SS Vempati Committee on TRP Rules submits Report
  309. All Waqf Properties in Puducherry to be Geo-tagged
  310. NGC 6946
  311. Polar vortex
  312. PM Fasal Bima Yojana
  313. Candida auris
  314. Punctuated Equilibrium
  315. Energy Conservation Awards
  316. Light Combat Aircraft Mk-1A
  317. Startup India Seed Fund Scheme
  318. National Polio Immunisation Programme
  319. BOLD-QIT
  320. Bhogali Bihu
  321. Microcopter
  322. Faceless Penalty Scheme
  323. Ice Climbing
  324. IRIS Makran
  325. Procurement of 83 LCA Tejas for Indian Air Force Approved
  326. Tagging of Olive Ridleys by ZSI
  327. Formation of the Moon -Recent Research using Simulation
  328. PMKVY 3.0 to be launched
  329. Bengaluru is the World’s Fastest-growing Mature Tech Ecosystem
  330. USA’s Communication Decency Act
  331. Sulawesi cave painting
  332. Chir pine
  333. MICE Tourism
  334. Risk-o-meter
  335. Cannabis cafes
  336. Houbara Bustard
  337. Mullaithivu incident
  338. Jharkhand Combines Civil Services Examination Rules, 2021
  339. Black box
  340. ‘Dreamer’ program
  341. Air taxi service
  342. Asmi machine pistol
  343. CSIR NIScPR
  344. National innovation portal
  345. Fireworks Galaxy- NGC 6946
  346. What is Arctic’s Polar Vortex?
  347. Five Years of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  348. Candida Auris: Mysterious Fungus infecting Covid-19 patients
  349. DPIIT seeks implementation of CGSS and SISFS schemes
  350. National Polio Immunisation Programme to begin on Jan 31
  351. Sulawesi Cave Painting
  352. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 launched
  353. MICE Tourism Policy of Gujarat
  354. NIC: CollabCAD Software Provided to CBSE
  355. Hisar Airport Inaugurated in Haryana Under RCS-UDAN
  356. Joe Biden Launches USD 1.9 trillion Relief Package
  357. Google India Removes Unsafe Personal Loan Apps
  358. Google Acquires Fitbit for USD 2.1 Billion
  359. Second Impeachment of Donald Trump- Key Facts
  360. Thiruvalluvar Day- Key Facts
  361. Study: Madagascar’s Huntsman Spiders Eat Frogs
  362. 2016 or 2020- Which Year was the Warmest?
  363. Who was James Naismith, in today’s Google Doodle?
  364. India Plans for 20% Ethanol-blending with Gasoline by 2025
  365. Megalodon
  366. Magnetar
  367. TOI-561
  368. ID2299
  369. Curiosity Rover
  370. Given the complex challenges of scale and diversity, what systemic preparedness will be vital for India to undertake mass COVID-19 vaccination effectively and build public trust?
  371. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
  372. When Governors overstep their constitutional role, how does it undermine federalism and damage democratic processes? Analyze with examples.
  373. UNHRC Presidency
  374. Army Day
  375. CollabCAD software
  376. Prarambh: Startup India International Summit
  377. United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
  378. Open Skies Treaty
  379. Special Marriage Act
  380. Mutual Funds Risk-o-Meter
  381. Amsterdam to Restrict Tourist access to Cannabis Coffee Shops
  382. Houbara Bustard
  383. Special Marriage Act, 1954
  384. Russia to Exit Open Skies Treaty
  385. United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
  386. What is CollabCAD software?
  387. Dhaka: Traditional Kite Festival ‘Shakrain’ Celebrated
  388. India-Japan MoU in ICT Sector
  389. Where is Bojjannakonda Buddhist Heritage Site?
  390. What is ‘MINUSMA’?
  391. Megalodon- Biggest Predatory Shark on Earth
  392. First National Elections in Palestine after 14 years
  393. India’s Mass Vaccination Program- Highlights
  394. “Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsav” -India@75 Celebrations
  395. Office for International Affairs in Education institutions
  396. The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing socio-economic inequities. Evaluate how community-driven initiatives can complement policy efforts to bridge the rural-urban divide.
  397. NASA’s Test of World’s Most Powerful Rocket
  398. Pakistan Permits Dubai Royals to Hunt ‘Houbara bustard’
  399. UN: India has Largest Diaspora in the World
  400. Farmers across India are protesting the new agricultural laws. Critically analyze their concerns and discuss if the reforms focus adequately on safeguarding interests of small and marginal farmers.
  401. US National Rifle Association
  402. Flint water crisis
  403. Jallikattu
  404. What systemic issues have contributed to the erosion of India’s secular ethos, and what measures can help restore it while strengthening communal harmony?
  405. ‘Difficult Four’ countries
  406. Major strategic partner
  407. Lashkar-eTayyiba
  408. UN Secretary General
  409. International Migration 2020 Highlights
  410. Iron Ore Policy 2021
  411. Thiruvalluvar
  412. Aero India 21 app
  413. Drone swarming
  414. Central Adoption Resource Authority
  415. SAKSHAM campaign
  416. National Rifle Association of US
  417. Flint Water Crisis
  418. Jallikattu- The Bull Taming Event
  419. ‘Major Strategic Partners’ Designation by US
  420. Ndrangheta Mafia
  421. Who are ‘Difficult four’ countries as per ‘Global Britain, Global Broker report’?
  422. Iron ore policy 2021
  423. Start-up India Seed Fund- Highlights
  424. What is Drone Swarm system?
  425. SAKSHAM Awareness Campaign
  426. Fiji to lead UN Human Rights Council
  427. ZSI Study: Both species of Red Panda found in India
  428. First Indigenous Device to Correct Ballooning of Brain Arteries
  429. UN International Migration 2020 report
  430. What is Electronic “Pension Payment Order”?
  431. Tsar Icicle- The Frozen Waterfall
  432. ZSI: India Home to Both Species of Red Panda
  433. 3000 Days of NASA’s Curiosity Rover on the Mars
  434. Bird festival at Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, WB
  435. PM Flagged off 8 Trains to Statue of Unity
  436. Where is Cornwall, the Venue of Next G-7 Summit?
  437. Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter Law Comes into Effect
  438. Study on GHG Emissions and Wild Fires
  439. What was NSEL Scam?
  440. What is G7?
  441. What is Gucchi?
  442. Where is Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary?
  443. What is WE HUB?
  444. Which country recently unveiled $3.7 billion package to mitigate COVID-19 crisis?
  445. Which country faces periodic millipede swarms?
  446. What is ‘Rakshita’, which was developed by a DRDO lab?
  447. Who is Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth?
  448. What is Davos Agenda summit?
  449. What is B-52 bomber?
  450. Who laid foundation stone of Science City at Tepesia?
  451. Who was the first to climb Mount K2 during winter?
  452. What is Ex-Desert Knight 21?
  453. Where is Mount Trishul?
  454. Where is India’s first Labour Movement Museum?
  455. Gucchi Mushroom
  456. Group of Seven Countries (G7-Countries)
  457. First Bird Fest at Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
  458. WE Hub partners with i-Hub of Gujarat
  459. Rakshita: DRDO’s Motor Bike Ambulance
  460. Malaysia unveils 3.7 billion USD package
  461. Davos Agenda 2021
  462. India’s First Labour Movement Museum
  463. Infosys Receives Google Cloud Partner Status
  464. India Innovation Index 2020
  465. Davos Agenda and ‘Great Reset Initiative’
  466. US B-52 Bombers
  467. Devas-Antrix Agreement Case- Recent Developments
  468. ‘Task Force on Age of marriage of Women’ Submits Report
  469. BSE’s StAR MF Plus Platform
  470. Bhawana Kanth- 1st Woman Fighter Pilot at R-Day Parade
  471. Desert Knight-21- Indo-French Air Exercise
  472. 2nd Edition of India Innovation Index
  473. Netaji’s Birthday Declared as ‘Parakram Diwas’
  474. Uttarakhand- MGNREGA Working Days Raised from 100 to 150
  475. First India-EU IPR Dialogue
  476. What is Keystone XL Pipeline Project?
  477. What is Mitochondrial DNA?
  478. What is Vistadome?
  479. Why was the term “Apartheid state” used in news recently?
  480. Why is Parakram Diwas observed?
  481. India Innovation Index
  482. What is Swachhata Pakhwada?
  483. Starstreak
  484. Which is the cheapest mode of transport in Mumbai?
  485. What is Magh Mela?
  486. What is LauncherOne?
  487. Tropical rain belt
  488. What is Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries?
  489. What is Article 19 of UN Charter?
  490. Who built Tower of London?
  491. Keystone XL pipeline
  492. Winter Climbing expedition to Mount Trishul
  493. Rapid blood test for Mitochondrial DNA
  494. What is an Apartheid State?
  495. January 23: Parakram Diwas
  496. Swachhta Pakhwada, 2020
  497. STARStrek Air Defence System
  498. Chandigarh’s Public Bike Sharing Initiative
  499. How Climate change will shift the Tropical Rain Belt?
  500. What is the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries?
  501. Tepesia: Assam to Build Science City
  502. ´Raven’ missing from the Tower of London
  503. What are ‘Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)’?
  504. Nominations to National Start-up Advisory Council
  505. National Conference of States on Logistics
  506. UN Charter’s Voting Rights Suspension
  507. Border–Gavaskar Trophy- Highlights
  508. Popular Howrah-Kalka Mail Renamed as “Netaji Express”
  509. India-Uzbekistan MoU in Solar Energy Sector
  510. Adani-AAI Pact to Develop Three Airports
  511. MoRTH-DRDO Join Hands for Geo-hazard Management
  512. Gujarat to Rename Dragon Fruit as ‘Kamalam’
  513. Which fruit is renamed as ‘Kamalam’?
  514. Which country’s police recently recovered the stolen copy of Salvator Mundi?
  515. Who recently established Quantum Computing Applications Lab in India?
  516. What is Abell 370?
  517. Who is the tenth Sikh Guru?
  518. What is Avolokana software?
  519. What is National Democratic Front of Boroland?
  520. Which state recently announced Horticulture Development Mission?
  521. What is Regulatory Compliance Portal?
  522. Why did President Trump set up 1776 Commission?
  523. What is Sikhs For Justice?
  524. What is Question Hour?
  525. Which train was renamed as Netaji Express?
  526. Where is Ratle hydropower project?
  527. What is PMAY-G?
  528. Gujarat renames Dragon Fruit as ‘kamalam’
  529. 500-year-old stolen Copies of “Salvator Mundi” recovered
  530. Article 19 of the UN Charter
  531. GoI-AWS collaboration for “Quantum Computing Application Lab”
  532. Avalokana Software
  533. National Democratic Front of Bodoland- Key Facts
  534. CCI to Export 10 lakh Bales of Cotton
  535. Abell 370- A huge cluster of galaxies
  536. Mukhya Mantri Bagayat Vikas Mission
  537. India-Singapore Agreement on Navy Support
  538. 1st Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival
  539. What is the 1776 Commission report?
  540. Sikh for Justice Group
  541. What is ‘Secured Overnight Financing Right’ (SOFR)?
  542. NITI Aayog Report: “Faecal Sludge and Septage Management in Urban Areas”
  543. First Virtual Expo for R&D in Processed Food Sector
  544. Remission
  545. Risa
  546. Section 32A of IBC
  547. Tunisia protests
  548. Folk management driven behaviour
  549. Gir Somnath Modern Fishing Harbour
  550. Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
  551. LongOps
  552. Global Risks Report 2021
  553. Sudden Stratospheric Warming
  554. Root zone moisture
  555. Great Green Wall
  556. SAAW
  557. Exercise Kavach
  558. Planetary Health Diet
  559. Risa
  560. Google: New Copyright News Payment Deal
  561. Test Fire of SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon)
  562. Alphabet to end ‘Loon’ Internet Balloon Project
  563. What is Abell 370, the picture shared by NASA?
  564. ‘Asia and the Pacific- Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020’ Report
  565. Study: 93 lakh More Children to Suffer from Wasting during 2020-2022
  566. First Strategic Investors in Indian Gas Exchange (IGX)
  567. Jal Jeevan Mission: Govt to Train Women to Test Water Quality
  568. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  569. Indian Mathematician Wins Michael and Sheila Held Prize
  570. Odisha: Toshali National Crafts Mela
  571. What is Rapid Assessment System?
  572. What is Kraken Mare?
  573. What is the source of the recently detected hum in the universe?
  574. What is WASP-107b?
  575. What is the current status of PMAY-Urban?
  576. Why is Decision Support System being set up?
  577. Why was Jammu & Kashmir Industrial Land Allotment Policy, 2021-30 unveiled?
  578. Which country will host Europe’s largest solar plant?
  579. What is the objective of Agri-Food Techathon, 2021?
  580. Where is MeerKAT radio telescope located?
  581. When did the first-ever treaty banning nuclear weapons come to force?
  582. Who sponsored UN resolution on safeguarding religious sites?
  583. Despite claims of universal enrollment, why does India’s education system continue to grapple with poor learning outcomes, and what policy measures are imperative to bridge this paradox?
  584. Why was Operation Sard Hawa launched?
  585. Who are the signatories of New START treaty?
  586. What is Rapid Assessment System?
  587. Kraken Mare: The Largest sea on Titan
  588. Humming Sound in Universe
  589. Recent Study on Gas-giant exoplanet- WASP-107b
  590. Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon test fired by HAL
  591. UK-Japan LongOps Project
  592. ShramShakti- National Migration Support Portal
  593. India’s Biggest Logistics Park to Come up in Sanand, Gujarat
  594. UN Resolution to Safeguard the Religious Sites
  595. What is News Media Bargaining Code?
  596. What is Jerenga Pothar?
  597. Why is Trawler a source of diplomatic tensions between India and Sri Lanka?
  598. What is WorldView 3?
  599. What is Carbon capture technology?
  600. Europe’s Largest Solar Plant
  601. Interpol’s Purple Notice Against Investment Frauds
  602. Operation Sard Hawa
  603. Reasons for 50000 Milestone of Sensex
  604. Where is Sanand Logistics Park?
  605. What is solution mining?
  606. Which ministry launched Shramshakti portal to support migrant workers?
  607. New Record of Vasuki- Indian Railways’ Longest Freight Train
  608. What is nitrogen use efficiency?
  609. Which country recently gave more freedom to its Coast Guards to fire at foreign vessels?
  610. Who owns Boca Chica Launchpad?
  611. Which ministry launched national protocol for snow leopard survey?
  612. What is the first flush tea?
  613. Ingenuity helicopter is part of which mission?
  614. Puducherry Government to Raise Rs 250 Crores
  615. ‘Ayushman CAPF’ scheme
  616. India’s Draft ‘Arctic’ Policy–Highlights
  617. Ooceraea Joshii- New Ant Species Discovered in Kerala
  618. India to host IOR Defence Ministers’ Conclave
  619. UN Resolution on Protecting Religious Sites
  620. Bangladesh Forces at India’s R-Day Parade
  621. Padma Awards 2021
  622. NASA finds ‘Lost Galaxy’ in Virgo Cluster
  623. Italian PM Giuseppe Conte Resigns
  624. WEF’s “Partnering for Racial Justice in Business” Initiative
  625. Economic Survey 2020-21 to be Tabled on January 29
  626. India Pledges USD 150,000 to UN Peacebuilding
  627. World Economic Outlook Update
  628. What is Central bank digital currency (CBDC)?
  629. Alpha Global Alliance- Highlights
  630. UN Global Climate Survey
  631. Akash-NG (new generation) surface-to-air missile – Key Facts
  632. Tejas –Virtual Intelligence Tool
  633. National Non-communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS) – Key Findings
  634. UN Report on Ageing Dams
  635. Highlights of India-IEA MoU
  636. International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  637. Three more Rafale Fighter Jets join IAF
  638. UK’s New Variant Assessment Platform
  639. Where is Mount Merapi?
  640. Chad: First to Ask for Debt Overhaul Under G20 Common Framework
  641. Kerala’s Gender Park- Key Facts
  642. Despite a thriving startup ecosystem, entrepreneurship in India faces multiple roadblocks. Discuss key challenges and essential reforms.
  643. Reliance Jio – 5th Strongest Brand Globally
  644. Cabinet Clears PSU Privatization Policy
  645. Indo-French Year of the Environment
  646. India Joins the World to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
  647. National Marine Turtle Action Plan
  648. India-Japan Act East Forum Meet
  649. STARS Project- Recent Developments
  650. CSIR-Ladakh UT MoU for S&T Development
  651. Start-up India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS)
  652. Non-communicable diseases pose a public health crisis with socio-economic impacts for India. What policy measures can tackle this effectively?
  653. Economic Survey 2020-21: Highlights
  654. Corruption Perception Index 2020
  655. Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index
  656. L&T Bags Order in Bullet Train Project
  657. Republic Day Parade Awards
  658. Despite policy initiatives, India is yet to realize its full renewable energy potential. Critically analyse the systemic and economic factors impeding progress.
  659. To what extent, has GST realization strengthened India’s tax administration? Critically evaluate its implementation, evolution of tax composition and areas needing focus.
  660. Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations
  661. RS Sharma: New Chief Executive of Ayushman Bharat
  662. World Leprosy Day 2021
  663. NSO released First Revised Estimates of Growth Measures
  664. National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021
  665. Additional NDRF Assistance Released to 5 States
  666. UAE’s New Citizenship Policy
  667. Government to Create Official Digital Currency