Category: Current Affairs

PRELIMS NIIF Topic: Economy National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF): NIIF was established as a trust that will have a corpus of Rs 20,000 crore. It was created as an investment vehicle for funding commercially viable greenfield, brownfield and stalled projects. The government’s contribution would be limited to 49% of the subscribed capital The government…

PRELIMS CPCB guidelines for landfill odour Topic: Environment Context: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issues detailed guidelines for proper monitoring and management of odour at urban municipal solid waste landfills Solid waste management: As per official estimates, at present around 62 million tonnes of solid waste is generated every year and it is expected to…

PRELIMS Article 3 Topic: Polity Why in news? Name of West Bengal is being changed. More aboutArticle 3: It is related to formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States: Parliament may by law Form a new State by separation of territory from any State or by uniting two…

PRELIMS National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC) Topic: Science and Technology More aboutRohingyas: NACWC set up as an office of Cabinet Secretariat to fulfil obligations under Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). It was established in April 2017 under Chemical Weapons Convention Act, 2000. It acts as national focal point for effective bond with Organisation for…

PRELIMS Rohingyas Topic: International relations More aboutRohingyas: Rohingya is ethnic minority group, largely comprising Muslims living primarily in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. They practice a Sufi-inflected variation of Sunni Islam. They differ from Myanmar’s dominant Buddhist groups religiously, ethnically and linguistically. They speak Bengali dialect, as opposed to commonly spoken Burmese language in Myanmar. Myanmar…

PRELIMS National Nutrition Strategy Topic: Government policies Why in news? The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launched National Nutrition Strategy aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat. It intends at bringing nutrition to centre-stage of National Development Agenda. It lays down roadmap for targeted action to address India’s nutritional needs. National Nutrition Strategy: The national…

PRELIMS Hyperloop Technology Topic: Science and Technology Why in news? AP government is planning to connect Vijayawada and Amaravati by a Hyperloop Project. What is Hyperloop Technology? Theoretical concept of hyperloop is mooted by maverick techno-entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2013. Hyperloop technology promises to move people and goods through low-pressure tubes far faster than commercial…

PRELIMS Advance Pricing Agreement Topic: Economy More about Advance Pricing Agreement: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) between Indian Company and UK based Company. An APA is a contract, usually for multiple years, between a taxpayer and at least one tax authority specifying the pricing method that…

PRELIMS Namami Gange Project Topic: Environment Ministry/Department:Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Objective:Aims to clean and protect the Ganga River in a comprehensive manner Project: Central government project (100% centrally funded) It is also known as Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission project It will cover 8 states & 12 rivers. Ministries of Environment,…

PRELIMS Walled City of Ahmedabad Topic: Art and Culture More aboutWalled City of Ahmedabad: The 600-year-old Walled City in Gujarat’s commercial capital Ahmedabad was formally accorded status of India’s first World Heritage City by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) The walled city of Ahmedabad was founded in the 15th century by Ahmed…