NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2023
The International Day of Sign Languages will be celebrated globally on September 23
India showcased Konark Wheel of Odisha at welcome handshake for world leaders at G-20 Summit
International Day of Peace or World Peace Day is celebrated on 21 September
London’s India Club, a meeting place for Indians in the United Kingdom during the independence movement, is set to close down permanently
World Bamboo Day is marked annually on September 18.
World Ozone Day is observed annually on September 16.
Prime Minister’s participated in the 20th ASEAN-India Summit in Jakarta
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in 18th East Asia Summit in Jakarta,Indonesia. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia.
PM Narendra Modi and the President of USA,. Joe Biden co-chaired a Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) and India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
The Phanigiri artefacts, belonging to 200 BCE-400 CE was discovered in 1942, and are now on display at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
India launched the Global Biofuels Alliance(GBA) in the G-20 Summit 2023
The International literacy day(ILD) is commemorated annually on 8th September every year
Iran recorded a heat index of 70 degrees Celsius (°C) in the coastal part of the country
The International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is commemorated annually on 7 September every year
Maya Train project, connecting Caribbean with Maya sites been described as a “megaproject of death” causing “crimes of ecocide and ethnocide”
ISRO successfully launched ADITYA L1
Oncologist R Ravi Kannan wins Ramon Magsaysay Award 2023
48 African countries have agreed to adopt the Kampala Ministerial Declaration on Migration, Environment and Climate Change (KDMECC)
The Global Biodiversity Framework Fund (GBFF) was finally ratified and launched at the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Vancouver, Canada
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2023
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will host Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation to seek a roadmap to save the world’s biggest rainforest.
The Computer Emergency Response Team of India issued an alert for “Akira.”
Bengaluru is all set to host the fifth edition of the World Coffee Conference (WCC 2023).
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2023
International Tiger Day is observed globally on July 29 every year.
World Hepatitis Day is observed every year on July 28
G20 countries launched the Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Industry Coalition (RECEIC)
An international team of astronomers has published results of exhaustive study on repeating Fast radio bursts(FRB) from a distant galaxy
Bengaluru becomes first city to join World Cities Cultural Forum
The Kerch Bridge, that links the Russian mainland to the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea, came under attack by Ukarine
The United Nations General Assembly declared July 20 to be celebrated as International Moon Day every year.
Passport Index report was released
The 2023 Vilnius summit was a NATO summit which took place from 11–12 July 2023, in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania
Russia ‘exits’ Black sea grain deal to export Ukrainian grain via Black Sea
Various MOU was signed between India and the United Arab Emirates
Google doodle celebrated American scientist and women’s rights activist Eunice Newton Foote’s 204th birthday
U.K. formally signs up to Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
Sun to reach solar maximum by 2025, likely to cause complete global internet outrage
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in France on July 13-14 to attend Bastille Day celebrations as a guest of honour in Paris.
According UNDP, 415 million Indians came out of multidimensional poverty in 15 years.
Austria and Switzerland to join ESSI
Solomon Islands and China sign deals on police, economy and technology.
Indian Navy to get 26 Rafale-M fighters and three attack submarines from France
PM hails Guinness World Record for ‘largest display of Lambani items’ during 3rd G20 Culture Working Group Meeting in Hampi, Karnataka
Third G20 Culture Working Group (CWG) meet held in Hampi, Karnataka
India recently joined UN’s Global Crisis Response Group .
According to World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Global Forest Watch Tropical areas lost 4.1 million hectares of forest cover ,equivalent to losing an area of 11 football fields per minute in 2022
According to Global peace Index, Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country
World Zoonoses Day is observed annually on July 6th
India chaired the SCO and hosted the summit virtually for the first time
India signs Artemis Accords
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a statement on the use of cryptocurrency in the Latin American and Caribbean market, and about the rising interest in blockchain-based central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
Around 70% of the work on the India-Myanmar- Thailand Trilateral Highway has been completed
India, China ramp up infrastructure on north bank of Pangong lake
India backs 2016 ruling favouring the Philippines in South China Sea.
India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) was
one of the world’s six large telescopes that played a key role in finding the first direct evidence for the relentless vibrations of the fabric of the universe, caused by ultra-low frequency gravitational waves
QS World University Ranking 2024 has released
India at the 67th place globally on its Energy Transition Index.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2023
International Institute for Management Development (IMD) have released Global Competitiveness Index 2023.
European Space Agency (ESA) plans to survey billions of galaxies using the Euclid Space Telescope, which to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida
Researchers Discover New State Of Matter called Chiral-Bose Liquid State
Austria’s capital and most populous city, Vienna has been ranked as the most liveable city in the world of 2023
GE Aerospace, HAL sign MoU to coproduce LCA-Mk-II -Tejas “F414 engines” jet engines in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted, 7.5-carat eco-friendly laboratory-grown diamond to the U.S. First Lady Jill Biden.
India has emerged as a top country with LEED Zero green building projects, outperforming the United States of America and China
India climbs eight places to 127 in global gender index
US Senator To Introduce Bill To Make India Part Of NATO Plus Grouping Amid Rising China
International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21.
India gifted the indigenously-built in-service missile corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam to enhance its naval capabilities.
The United Nations adopted the first-ever legally binding international treaty governing the high seas.
The Defence Acquisition Council approved the procurement of 31 armed MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from General Atomics from US
The European Parliament has approved the bloc’s landmark rules for artificial intelligence, known as the EU AI Act, clearing a major hurdle for the first formal regulation of AI in the West to become law.
The two day International Conference on Spacecraft Mission Operations (SMOPS-2023) concluded in Bengaluru.
A recent study in the Nature journal says that the loss of Arctic sea ice is inevitable in the decades ahead, even if the world somehow gets its act together and sharply reduces carbon emissions.
The G-7 Summit, hosted by Japan, took place in Hiroshima initiated the Hiroshima AI Process (HAP) to regulate Artificial Intelligence.
New York City’s air quality was recently among the worst in the world due to smoke drifting from the wildfires in Canada.
INS Trishul left from Durban after three days of community activities in South Africa.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon allow banks to issue RuPay Prepaid Forex cards for use at ATMs, PoS machines and online merchants abroad.
The wall of a major Nova Kakhovka dam located in southern Ukraine was destroyed.
A new initiative plans to combine data from satellite images and artificial intelligence (AI) to keep track of cotton certification in India.
The World Environment Day is an annual global event observed on June 5. This year, also marks the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day.
With Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ visit to India, Ramayana Circuit is expedited to strengthen the religious and cultural ties between India and Nepal.
The world’s first 3D-printed Hindu temple is being built in Telangana.
India has joined the Centralised Laboratory Network (CLN), which has 15 partner facilities in 13 countries that works to test vaccines which can be used during pandemics and epidemic disease outbreak
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2023
The Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21–30 May 2023.
The International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated on May 22, is a global observance that highlights the importance of biodiversity and its crucial role in sustaining life on Earth.
World Bee Day is an annual event held on May 20th to increase understanding and recognition of the vital role bees and other pollinators play in our ecosystem.
The annual G7 was held from May 19 to 21 in Hiroshima, Japan and was attended by Indian PM Narendra Modi and British PM Rishi Sunak
The Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has announced the commencement of Phase-V of the Sagar Parikrama initiative. Starting from Raigad, Maharashtra and ending in Canacona, Goa
World Migratory Bird Day is a global event held twice a year on the second Saturday of May and October. May 13, marks the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day in 2023.
INS Kavaratti, indigenously designed & built ASW Corvette, arrived at Batam, Indonesia to participate in the 4th edition of India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise Samudra Shakti-23.
The 35th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy was conducted.
The Arab League welcomed back Syria’s government, ending a more than decade-long suspension and securing President Bashar al-Assad’s return to the Arab fold after years of isolation.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme/ Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) had organized a meeting of Range Countries to strengthen conservation efforts for migratory birds and their habitats in the Central Asian Flyway (CAF) in New Delhi.
In a step further in the expanding India-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) military cooperation, the maiden ASEAN-India Maritime Exercise (AIME) is set to begin, with war games in South China Sea.
India leads five countries named as the “Laundromat” countries(India, China, Turkey, the UAE and Singapore) that buy Russian oil and sell processed products to European countries, thus side-stepping European sanctions against Russia.
Labour Day, also known as May Day or Worker’s Day, is celebrated on May 1 to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions made by the labour class.
Labour Day, also known as May Day or Worker’s Day, is celebrated on May 1 to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions made by the labour class.
Researchers have traced a very significant increase in special continuous oscillations with pearl-type structures called Geomagnetic Pc1 pearl oscillations on the surface of the Earth in the recovery phase of geomagnetic storms.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - April 2023
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has found in a new report that the world’s sea level is rising at an unprecedented rate, portending potentially disastrous consequences for the weather, agriculture, the extant groundwater crisis, and social disparities.
The European Parliament, the legislative body of the 27-country block European Union, has approved the world’s first set of comprehensive rules to bring largely unregulated crypto currency markets under the ambit of regulation by government authorities. The regulation, called the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA), will come into force after formal approval by member states.
“Earth Day” is an annual global event celebrated on April 22 to promote environmental consciousness and raising awareness of the various issues that impact our planet
India has improved its ranking on the World Bank’s Logistic Performance Index (LPI) 2023 by jumping to 38th position from 44th place among 139 countries in terms of investment in technology and logistic infrastructure
India has surpassed China to become the world’s most populous nation with 142.86 crore people, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in its State of World Population (SOWP) report, ‘8 Billion Lives, Infinite Possibilities’
More than 181 members of the Hakki Pikki tribal community from Karnataka are stuck in violence-hit Sudan, even as the government is making efforts to bring them back.
Apple launched a savings account linked with its Apple Card, which will offer a high annual percentage yield (APY) of 4.15 per cent.
India celebrated a key milestone in its G20 presidency with the hosting of the 100th meeting of the grouping, the Meeting of Agriculture Chief Scientists (MACS) in Varanasi
Virginia Norwood, an aerospace pioneer who invented the scanner that has been used to map and study the earth from space for more than 50 years, has passed away.
‘Ghostly’ neutrinos spotted inside the world’s largest particle accelerator for the first time.
India is planning to create a pool of experts in languages spoken in countries such as Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Indonesia to facilitate better people-to-people exchanges.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Florida, carrying a new NASA device that can track air pollution over North America.
India has been elected to the highest statistical body of the United Nations for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2024.
The United Nations 2023 Water Conference held on March 22-24 was the first such meeting in 46 years.
Finland joined the NATO military alliance, dealing a major blow to Russia with a historic realignment of the continent triggered by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
On 2nd April every year we observe the World Autism Awareness Day to spread information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and help the global ASD population lead a healthy social life.
ICCR to build ambassador programme among foreign students in India.
Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania reported outbreaks of Marburg virus disease (MVD), the first-ever outbreak of the disease in these countries.
The U.K acceded to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak describing the outcome as an example of “post-Brexit freedoms”.
Replacing the foreign policy that had been in place since 2015, the new policy kicks in from 2023-24 and aims to almost triple India’s goods and services exports to $2 trillion by 2030, from an estimated $760 billion in 2022-23.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2023
A U.K.-based start-up, based at Imperial College in London, claims to have developed a technology that could alter the state of plastics and make them biodegradable
Operation Interflex is a part of the U.K.’s commitment of £2.3 billion for military aid and support to Ukraine.
India has ranked 126th in the World Happiness Report 2023, showing a concerning decline in the country’s overall well-being.
To highlight the importance of water and raise awareness about the global water crisis, World Water Day is being observed on March 22 every year.
Google Doodle celebrates the 80th birthday of Dr. Mario Molina, a Mexican chemist who successfully convinced governments to come together to save the planet’s ozone layer.
The world observes World Sparrow Day every year on March 20 to raise awareness about the bird, it is also called as ‘Gauraya Diwas’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina virtually inaugurated the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline.
Two United States Senators, a Republican and a Democrat, have introduced a bipartisan resolution in the upper chamber of Congress reiterating that the US recognises the McMahon Line as the international boundary between China and India in Arunachal Pradesh.
AI powerhouse OpenAI announced GPT-4, the next big update to the technology that powers ChatGPT and Microsoft Bing, the search engine using the tech.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has agreed to allow foreign lawyers and law firms to practice in India in a restricted, well controlled and regulated way on a reciprocity basis.
World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15 every year with an aim to raise global awareness about consumer rights and promote consumer protection.
According to the Annual World Air Quality Report , India has ranked eighth in the list of countries with the worst air quality index.
Cyclone Freddy pounded central Mozambique and Malawi again , after making landfall twice in a month shattering records for the duration and strength of tropical storms in the southern hemisphere.
According to SIPRI report India remains world’s largest importer of arms.
The rival Saudi Arabia and Iran have signed an agreement brokered by china in Beijing have significant ramifications for geopolitics in West Asia.
Project Greensand is the “world first” Injection of CO2 in Depleted Oil Field in Denmark North Sea.
India will send its consignment of wheat as aid to Afghanistan under the Taliban regime via Chabahar.
UN World Meteorological Organization takes new measures to fight climate change
India has proposed launching a mega global coalition under its leadership to protect the big cats
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) recently outlined a plan for a potentially revolutionary new area of research called “organoid intelligence”, that aims to create “bio-computers”.
For the first time, United Nations (UN) members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas.
India held the second conference of intelligence and security chiefs and top officials from around the world, called the Raisina Security Dialogue.
The United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference to be held in New York City is being eyed as a platform to raise awareness, define a roadmap and advance the water agenda.
World Bank to lend $1 billion to support India’s health sector.
India and Italy announced the elevation of the bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership while also concluding a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation.
March 3 is known as World Wildlife Day (WWD)
India called upon G-20 countries to adopt multilateral action for faster extradition of fugitive economic offenders and recovery of assets, both domestically and abroad.
Italian Prime Minister Meloni to be chief guest at 8th Raisina Dialogue
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2023
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has suspended Russia’s membership over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Moscow was suspending its participation in the New START treaty
India is experiencing a colder than normal winter as north-south winter flow set up by the climate phenomenon known as La Niña. Forecasts for the 2023 winter are predicting that there is a 50% possibility for its companion phenomenon, the El Niño to occur.
India’s real-time retail payment system Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which has allowed for quick digital payments through apps like BharatPe and Paytm, and its equivalent network in Singapore called PayNow, were integrated
The residents of Pithoragarh district’s Dharchula town, situated on the India-Nepal border and close to the China border, staged a protest over the proposed Bokang-Baling Hydroelectric Project in the Darma Valley.
With many developing nations facing a triple whammy of rising debt loads, climate change and nature loss, conservationists say the answer could lie with a financial instrument enabling them to tackle all three at once: “debt-for-environment swaps”.
Earlier in February, 14 pilot whales were stranded near the shore of Kalpitiya, a town located on Sri Lanka’s west coast.
A not-for-profit organisation working on the international trade of animals and plants, has brought out a fact sheet reporting that 1,203 pangolins have been found in illegal wildlife trade in India from 2018 to 2022.
India and Bangladesh agreed to support each other’s non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council.
India’s G-20 Sherpa propagated the China to take a haircut on its loans to poor countries and assist their economic recovery.
U.S. shot down a Chinese ‘spy’ balloon, days after the surveillance device was first spotted over American airspace captured global attention.
Brazil, India, and the United States, as leading biofuel producers and consumers, will work together towards the development of a Global Biofuels Alliance along with other interested countries.
As, India and France celebrates 25 years of their strategic partnership , it presents an important opportunity for both to introspect on their relations.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria is likely to be one of the deadliest this decade, with a more than 100 km (62 miles) rupture between the Anatolian and Arabian plates.
India, France and the United Arab Emirates declared their common intent to formalise a “trilateral cooperation initiative” to collaborate on nuclear energy and explore opportunities in the Indian Ocean region.
International Seabed Authority with headquarters in Jamaica has officially designated India as a “Pioneer Investor”.
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) paved the way for international (phone) numbers to be able to transact using UPI
World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands
The CITES trade database has recorded 28 incidents of red sanders confiscation, seizure and specimens from the wild being exported from India.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval are scheduled to meet at the White House along with their respective high-powered delegations for the inaugural iCET dialogue
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2023
India announced that it wants to modify the 62-year-old Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan, citing as Pakistan’s refusal to resolve disputes over the Kishenganga and Ratle hydropower projects.
India and Egypt reiterate support for Non-Aligned Movement after the bilateral engagement
Why in news? India and Egypt agreed to elevate their bilateral ties to a ‘strategic partnership’ that covers political, security, defence, energy and economic linkages. Highlights Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations India has invited Egypt as a special guest for the G-20 summit, to show […]
The Centre has decided to nominate Assam’s Charaideo Maidams ,the Ahom equivalent of the ancient Egyptian pyramids for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status this year.
India sent financing assurances to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) , becoming the first of Sri Lanka’s creditors to officially back the crisis-hit island nation’s debt restructuring programme.
The Voice of the Global South Summit, a unique endeavour by the central government after it assumed the G20 presidency, was inaugurated by Prime Minister
The international hockey federation (FIH) Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 will be held in the Indian state of Odisha
Observing the Karnataka’s performance in the implementation of the Rejuvenating Watershed for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development (REWARD) scheme, the World Bank has decided to get agricultural officers from Sub-Saharan countries to visit the State to learn from its experience.
India deployed a platoon of women peacekeepers in Abyei on the border of Sudan and South Sudan as part of the Indian Battalion in the United Nations Interim Security Force.
For the first time, India is constructing “permanent vertical bunkers” to station BSF troops at Sir Creek and ‘Harami Nalla’ marshy area along the India-Pakistan International Border in Gujarat
The Lachin corridor, the only road linking Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia, has been closed for more than three weeks
The Royal Navy’s(UK) offshore patrol vessel, HMS Tamar, sailed to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its permanent deployment in the Indo-Pacific
ಮಾನವ ದೇಹವನ್ನು ಗೊಬ್ಬರವನ್ನಾಗಿ ಪರಿವರ್ತಿಸುವ ‘ಹಸಿರು ಅಂತ್ಯಕ್ರಿಯೆ‘ಗೆ ಅಮೆರಿಕ ನ್ಯೂಯಾರ್ಕ್ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಒಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ. ಈ ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ‘ಹ್ಯೂಮನ್ ಕಾಂಪೋಸ್ಟಿಂಗ್‘ ಎನ್ನಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.
India to take over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU)
Pope Benedict XVI passed away.
India and Austria to sign migration and mobility agreement, shore up ties
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2022
India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $125 million loan to improve Urban Services in Tamil Nadu
Deaths are reported in with brutal storm that have created havoc in many parts of Canada and USA due to Monster storm
The United States is planning to send the Patriot surface-to-air missile defense system to Ukraine to protect electricity infrastructure.
Why in news? Scientists working on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have successfully trialled a new method for freezing and storing coral larvae could eventually help to rewild reefs threatened by climate change. Highlights Scientists are scrambling to protect coral reefs as rising ocean temperatures destabilise delicate ecosystems. The Great Barrier Reef has suffered four bleaching […]
Nearly 200 countries, including India, approved a historic Paris-style deal called Kunming-Montreal Agreement to protect and reverse dangerous loss to global biodiversity, following an intense final session of negotiations at the UN COP-15 summit here in Canada.
India’s opposition to the use of Chinese contractors in the projects is cause of concern in India-Nepal power trade
India Propagated for new biodiversity fund for helping developing countries successfully implement a post-2020 global framework to halt and reverse biodiversity loss at COP-15 biodiversity conference in Montreal
Vijay Diwas or Victory Day is commemorated on December 16, marking the end of the 1971 Indo-Pak War and the liberation of Bangladesh.
The Group of Seven (G7) economic powers decided to set up an international Climate Club and invited interested states that pursue ambitious climate policies to join it, G7 chair Germany said in a statement.
The Idol Wing CID (IWCID) of the Tamil Nadu police successfully stopped the scheduled auctioning of a bronze idol of Nataraja by Christies.com, France. The rare variety bronze idol was suspected to have been stolen from Kayathar in Thoothukudi district half a century ago.
Indonesia wanted India and other countries should “respect” and adhere to ASEAN’s policy on Myanmar rather than taking a “different” path
Integrated policy agenda for a human–centred recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient” is the theme of the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organisation held in Singapore
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock inked a mobility partnership pact to make it easier for people to study, do research and work in each other’s country.
Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted spewing hot ash clouds a mile high and rivers of lava down its side while sparking the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people exactly one year after its last major eruption.
Why in news? Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to maintain their current output levels in a climate of uncertainty and ahead of fresh sanctions against Moscow coming into force. Highlights The sanction is done by G-7 nations With $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, that prevents seaborne shipments of Russian […]
Russian and Chinese strategic bombers flew a joint patrol over the western Pacific in a show of increasingly close defence ties between the two countries.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that the first pilot for the retail version of the digital Rupee (e-R) would be introduced in December
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2022
Iranian film Nargesi by Director Payam Eskandari has won the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India, given for a film that best reflects Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence.
Cyber security experts note that apps that let users connect smartphones or laptops to wireless earplugs can record conversations, and are vulnerable to hacks, even iPhones are not immune from the threats
The restoration of the 100-year-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai has won the ‘Award of Excellence’ in this year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacifc Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
China convened a first “ChinaIndian Ocean Region Forum” bringing together 19 countries from the region and all of India’s neighbours, except for India itself, the lone absentee from a new Beijing strategic initiative
Scientists discover new species of black corals near Australia.
The Russian state owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom has offered a more advanced fuel option to India’s largest nuclear power station at Kudankulam, allowing its reactors to run for an extended two-year cycle without stopping to load fresh fuel
India wins the International Electro technical Commission (IEC) Vice Presidency and Strategic Management Board (SMB) Chair for the 2023-25 term held recently in San Francisco
In a bid to promote commerce and investment between the two regions, India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will announce the launch of negotiations for a free trade agreement
China signed a 27-year deal for LNG supply with the tiny gulf monarchy, probably the longest in terms of duration in the history of LNG.
IPRD-2022 conducted in physical format in New Delhi this year after COVID -19 on a review of India’s opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
India has been ranked amongst top 5 countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries, based on its Climate Change performance.
Two nuclear-powered icebreakers launched by Russia to ensure year-round navigation in the Western Arctic.
India and Australia to implement the free trade agreement as the Australian Parliament approved the pact between the two countries.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change stated that any number of Dalbergia sissoo timber-based items can be exported as a single consignment in a shipment without CITES permits if the weight of each individual item of this consignment is less than 10 kg.
UN climate summit in Egypt has created history by deciding to establish a fund to address loss and damage to compensate the most vulnerable countries for damages from climate-linked disasters
A Great knot from Russia, belonging to the endangered Calidris tenuirostris (Horsfield, 1821) has found its way to Kerala’s coast, flying over for a winter sojourn.
After assuming the G20 Presidency, Prime minister Narendra Modi to assume the Chair of Global Partnership on AI (GPAI)
The United Nations Secretary General welcomed an agreement by all parties to extend the Black Sea grain deal to facilitate Ukraine’s agricultural exports from its southern Black Sea ports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accepted the ceremonial gavel from Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the conclusion in Bali to next G-20 summit in India .
Nine Russian banks open Vostro accounts for rupee trade for import and export activities
India announces long-term strategy at COP-27. It will help the nation be carbon neutral by 2070, a commitment made by Prime Minister at Glasgow.
India hosted the 2nd BIMSTEC Agriculture Ministers meeting
Prime Minister unveiled the Logo, Theme and Website of India’s G20 Presidency
A plane operated by Tanzania’s Precision Air crash-landed into Lake Victoria on approach to the lakeside city of Bukoba
China’s home-grown Beidou satellite system eyes global footprint
The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States/UTs for 2020-21.
Tanzania’s army has deployed hundreds of troops to help firefighters who have been battling a blaze on Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro
Ukraine has carried out a “massive” drone attack on the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, damaging one warship
Miyawaki forest and Maze garden are new attractions at the Statue of Unity. The Statue of Unity, its vision is that to turn it into a hub for tourism with attractions for each age group.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2022
A Sitrang cyclone that lashed Bangladesh left about 8 million without power across the delta nation.
Four years after it was placed on the ‘grey list’ and penalised with severe financial strictures by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Pakistan won a major reprieve, as the international watchdog on terror financing and money laundering agree to remove Pakistan’s namefrom the list of countries under ‘increased monitoring’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched Mission LiFE at the Statue of Unity, a global plan of action aimed at saving the planet from the disastrous consequences of climate change
Gambia’s Health Minister Ahmadou Lamin Samateh said that the number of child deaths likely linked to contaminated cough syrups made by an Indian manufacturer
The Embassy of Japan, New Delhi, has filed an application seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag for nihonshu/Japanese sake, an alcoholic beverage. Institute
Astronomers have observed the brightest flash of light ever seen, from an event that occurred 2.4 billion light years from Earth and was likely triggered by the formation of a black hole the coming years.
India ranks 107 out of 121 countries on the Global Hunger Index in which it fares worse than all countries in South Asia barring war-torn Afghanistan. It is Published by Concern Worldwide annually, the report has been jointly prepared by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe.
Wildlife populations monitored across the globe have declined by a massive 69% between 1970 and 2018, according to the WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) 2022.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2022
The Film Federation of India has chosen Pan Nalin’s semi-autobiographical Gujarati drama Chhello Show ( Last Film Show) as India’s official entry for the 95 th Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film Category.
The PM, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 organised at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. New Delhi.
Sri Lanka will revive its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India and upgrade it to a “a comprehensive economic and technological partnership”, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, signalling Colombo’s willingness to revisit a stalled pact.
Russia hosted the seventh Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) Vladivostok from September 5 to 8. The four-day forum is a platform for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses into Russia’s Far East (RFE).
The UNESCO United Nations World Water Development Report of 2022 has encapsulated global concern over the sharp rise in freshwater withdrawal from streams, lakes, aquifers and human-made reservoirs, impending water stress and also water scarcity being experienced in different parts of the world.
Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8 at the age of 96. Her death at her Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle, was announced by Buckingham Palace
From September 1-7, Russia held annual military exercises in its eastern region, with about 13 countries including India and China sending contingents.
India ranks 132 out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) 2021, after registering a decline in its score over two consecutive years for the first time in three decades.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2022
The cooperation between the navies of India and the U.S. is one of the most dynamic and significant components of the bilateral defence ties, underlining that the defence sector has emerged as a major pillar between the two countries, especially in the context of the Indo-Pacific.
The campus of Dravidian University echoed with the performance of artisans from various parts of South India, marking the World Folklore Day celebrations.
India and the Philippines have vowed to expand their ties in sectors like civil aviation, fintech, education, defence, and security.
Chemists in the United States and China said they had finally found a breakthrough method to degrade the polluting compounds, referred to as PFAS, using relatively low temperatures and common reagents.
The apex body of the sport, FIFA, suspended the country’s top administrative organisation, the All India Football Federation, for “undue influence from third parties”.
Indian companies are importing significant volumes of petroleum coke from Venezuela for the first time, as the OPEC nation boosts exports not specifically targeted by U.S. sanctions.
Scotland becomes first country to make period products free for all.
World Elephant Day was celebrated on 12th August bringing into focus the challenging task of ensuring the jumbos’ conservation amidst habitat destruction and disturbance and the resultant increase in human-elephant conflict.
India experienced severe working-hour and employment losses in 2020 and 2021, and Indian youth employment deteriorated in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022 report released by the International Labour Organisation
Global indices 2022
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios of Argentina as the Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)
The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an Audio Visual Co-production Treaty between India and Australia, which is aimed at facilitating joint production of films between the two countries.
In a first, a U.S. Navy Ship, Charles Drew, arrived in India for carrying out repairs and allied services at the Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai, adding a new dimension to the fast expanding Indo-U.S. strategic partnership.
India formally commenced cooperation with the Bahrain-based multilateral partnership, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).
The highest levels of coral cover, within the past 36 years, has been recorded in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), according to the annual long-term monitoring report by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2022
China successfully launched the first lab module for its under-construction space station, the latest step in the country’s ambitious programme to complete it by year’s end.
The Union Cabinet, approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of judicial cooperation, between India and Judicial Service Commission of Maldives.
The United Arab Emirates will invest $2 billion to develop a series of integrated food parks across India under the framework of the four-nation grouping ‘I2U2’.
The legislative amendment was introduced by Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna. The U.S. House of Representative passed a legislative amendment that approves an India-specific waiver for punitive CAATSA sanctions.
The holy city of Varanasi, showcasing India’s culture and traditions over the ages, will be declared the first “Cultural and Tourism Capital” of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Iran and Belarus could soon become the newest members of the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
According to the report, India’s population stands at 1.412 billion in 2022, compared to China’s 1.426 billion
India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022 and is the worst performer in the world in the “health and survival” sub-index where it is ranked 146.
World Zoonosis Day is observed annually on July 6 to commemorate the first immunisation against a zoonotic illness
Former NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will be the new Sherpa of G-20, replacing Union Minister Piyush Goyal, as full-time sherpa is required for India’s presidency.
The Union Home Ministry has amended certain rules related to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), allowing Indians to receive up to ₹10 lakh in a year from relatives staying abroad without informing the authorities. The earlier limit was ₹1 lakh.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2022
Dutch Disease in economics refers to a phenomenon wherein a country witnesses uneven growth across sectors due to the discovery of natural resources, especially large oil reserves.
Scientists have recorded four species of azooxanthellate corals for the first time from Indian waters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, U.S. President Joe Biden, Israeli Prime Minister Neftali Bennett, and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan would attend the first-of-its-kind virtual summit of the I2U2 grouping next month for discussions of the food security crisis and other areas of cooperation
Days ahead of the inauguration of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has clarified that the landmark infrastructure project was not part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
China says it has successfully conducted a midcourse missile interception test, a move that could advance its ability to withstand foreign intervention as it presses its territorial claims.
The United Nations has designated June 20 as World Refugee Day to honour forcibly displaced people all around the world and celebrate their strength and courage.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his visiting Australian counterpart Richard Marles will explore new initiatives to further expand bilateral defence engagements
According to the World Gold Council (WGC) report titled ‘Gold refining and recycling’, India has emerged as the fourth largest recycler in the world and the country has recycled 75 tonnes in 2021
The GSER was released in the backdrop of the ongoing London Tech Week 2022, which brings together global governments and corporate leaders, inspirational start-up founders and investors to discuss the power of technology for societies.
India has witnessed the sharpest rise among the Asian economies, with a six-position jump from 43rd to 37th rank on the annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by the Institute for Management Development, largely due to gains in economic performance.
On the eve of the 12th ministerial conference (MC) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, India said it will pitch for “fair, just and transparent discussions and outcome” at the multilateral body, amid persisting differences between the developing and the developed countries on a broad range of contentious issues.
Iran and Venezuela signed a 20-year cooperation plan in Tehran as the two countries, among the world’s top oil producers, grapple with U.S. sanctions that are crippling their exports.
Several West Asian nations including Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the UAE as well as the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) took strong exception to the remarks denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammed.
The Union Cabinet signed a MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on cooperation in the field of industries and advanced technologies
India and Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual logistics support in presence of the two Defence Ministers during the ongoing visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to the Southeast Asian nation.
Tamil Nadu has topped the Fourth State Food Safety Index 2021-22 of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), replacing Gujarat, which slipped to the second spot among 17 large states, followed by Maharashtra on the third place.
NATO kicked off nearly a two-week United States-led naval exercise on the Baltic Sea with more than 7,000 sailors, airmen and marines from 16 nations, including two aspiring to join the military alliance, Finland and Sweden.
The Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, has 176 fishing cats, according to a census conducted by Chilika Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with The Fishing Cat Project (TFCP).
The World Environment Day was observed on 5th June
Preparations are afoot for the 90th Interpol General Assembly that is to be held in the National Capital later this year. The arrangements for the event are being made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in coordination with other government agencies.
Researchers have discovered what is now believed to be the largest plant in the world
Three days after restarting two cross-border trains stopped amid Covid-19 pandemic, therefore India and Bangladesh jointly flagged off a new passenger train – Mitali Express.
The James Webb Space Telescope will begin with in-depth scientific observations. Among the investigations that are planned for the telescope’s first year are two exoplanets classified as “super-Earths”: the lava covered 55 Cancri e and the atmosphere-less LHS 3844 b.
New research led by Professor Patric Irwin at the Department of Physics, University Oxford, suggests that a hazy layer that exists on both planets is behind the different shades of blue.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2022
Indian writer Geetanjali Shree has become the first Indian author to win the prestigious International Booker Prize for Hindi novel ‘Tomb of Sand’
India joined the US and 11 other nations to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)
Ninth edition of “world of work” report released by International Labour Organisation
India’s Women Boxing fraternity added another feather to its cap with Nikhat Zareen winning the Gold Medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship
International Museum Day is celebrated on May 18 every year
India wins THOMAS CUP for the first time in history after defeating Indonesia
Conference of Parties – 15th session of United Nation’s Conference to Combat Desertification was held in Cote d’Ivoire
India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) enters into force
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - April 2022
International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) released World Economic Outlook
A series of unexplained cases of Hepatitis B in children has taken over the world. Many countries including the US and UK reported mysterious cases of a few children being diagnosed with Hepatitis B
The government of Meghalaya’s Planning Department’s initiative of the “e-Proposal System”- Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture (MeghEA) Project, has won the UN Award – World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum Prizes 2022
According to a study that analyzed data from the last 19 million years, Seafloor spreading rates have slowed down by roughly 35% globally
Prime Minister inaugurated the seventh edition of Raisina Dialogue on April 25, 2022
US conducted an open-air study of genetically engineered mosquitoes which shows promising results
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22
According to the United States Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Vaquita porpoise is nearing extinction and immediate measures are needed to save the remaining population
Every year, World Heritage Day is observed on 18 April
World Chagas Day is observed annually on the 14th of April
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) has recognized Hyderabad and Mumbai jointly as the ‘2021 Tree City of the World
NEWS The fourth ‘2+2’ dialogue between India and the United States was recently conducted 2+2 TALKS BETWEEN INDIA AND ALLIES 2+2 dialogue Format of meeting of the foreign and defence ministers of India and its allies on strategic and security issues Enables the partners to better understand and appreciate each other’s strategic concerns and sensitivities […]
The World Homoeopathy Day is observed on April 10 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann
The Union Cabinet approved a scheme to distribute fortified rice under government programmes
Russia to lose the membership of UNHRC
World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April
India and Australia signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) recently
First cases of Fournier’s gangrene reported in India
Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released recent report
Report by United Nations Population Fund
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2022
Polar Science and Cryosphere (PACER) scheme has been approved for continuation by the Union Cabinet from 2021 to 2026
NEWS In a recent study, Micro-plastics was discovered from Human Blood WHAT ARE MICROPLASTICS? Tiny bits of various types of plastic found in the environment Name is used to differentiate them from “macroplastics” such as bottles and bags made of plastic No universal agreement on the size that fits this bill — the U.S. NOAA […]
COP-4 Minamata Convention on Mercury, took place in Bali, Indonesia recently
NEWS India’s projected economic growth for 2022 has been downgraded by over two per cent to 4.6% as per UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report WHAT DID THE REPORT SAY The decrease is attributed to the ongoing war in Ukraine India is expected to face restraints on energy access and prices, reflexes from […]
NEWS A “Green Triangle” named after Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar . DETAILS The word green in the plaque (a flat piece of stone or metal) signifies their commitment to sustainable development and saving the environment. The naming of this park as Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle is a tribute to […]
NEWS World Sparrow Day is celebrated every year on 20 March DETAILS AIM – Spread awareness about the decline of the domestic sparrow 2022 THEME – ‘I Love Sparrows’ SPARROW Most commonly found bird species in urban cities Widespread across the world, inhabiting every continent except Antarctica, and countries like China and Japan. It is […]
India told the UN Security Council meeting said it attaches importance to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)
Russia-Ukraine war has disrupted World Food Programme
Report Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures two years after a mass bleaching event
REPORT BY V-Dem Institute
Government of India released India’s Arctic Policy, with the aim of enhancing the country’s cooperation with the resource-rich and rapidly transforming region
Every year, 15 March is celebrated as World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD)
India and Japan held the sixth joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) recently
United States President approved a arms package for Ukraine, which would include U.S. made Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS).
The United States, the European Union, Britain, Canada and Japan to move jointly to revoke Russia’s “most favoured nation” (MFN) status over its invasion of Ukraine
The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2022 was held in Cairo, Egypt
Care at work report was released recently by International Labor Organization
Mt. Merapi of Indonesia is a volcano that erupted recently
EU Member States on March 3 made the unprecedented decision to activate the European Union’s Council Directive known as the Temporary Protection Directive
NATO reluctant to declare Ukrainian airspace as a ‘No Fly Zone’
March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day across the world to promote women’s rights and honour their achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has included United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its grey list.
Government of India & International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA)
Quad Summit was recently held
Swiss Air Lines, the subsidiary of Lufthansa, plans to become the world’s first airline to use solar fuel
NEWS Historic resolution on Plastic Pollution adopted by 175 countries at the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION Addressing plastic pollution is recognized as a global environmental challenge Resolution on “End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument” It was initiated by India India engaged constructively with all member states in […]
NEWS World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd of March since 2013 DETAILS BY – UNGA resolution designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of World Wildlife Day. OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY – Provide opportunity to recognize the many beautiful and diverse species of wild fauna and flora […]
Ukraine launched a case against Russia at INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE accusing Moscow of planning genocide and asking for the court to intervene to halt the invasion and order Russia to pay reparations.
Turkey is set to implement MONTREUX CONVENTION on naval passage through two of its strategic straits, which would allow them to limit the movement of Russian warships between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
FIFA decided to indefinitely suspend all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, from participation in all competitions run by the two football bodies
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2022
The U.S., Europe and several other western nations are moving to exclude Russia from SWIFT
The Government of India has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme for a period of five years to 2026
International Intellectual Property Index published by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center
European Commission published its draft Data Act recently
Professor Neena Gupta, conferred the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev will be the new ATP No. 1, replacing Djokovic who would have held the spot for a record 361 weeks
Japan has launched its first hydrogen-powered train named HYBARI
Alcyoneus Galaxy was discovered using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope and the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) network
India – UAE signed an FTA pact recently
NEWS Every year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates 21st February as International Mother Language Day to promote mother tongue-based multilingual education since 2000. DETAILS Theme for 2022 — “Using Technology for Multilingual Learning: Challenges and Opportunities” Declared in 1999 Also commemorates a long struggle by Bangladesh to protect its mother […]
Health authorities in Malawi, Africa have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was confirmed in a 3-year-old girl in the capital, Lilongwe.
Inviting Taiwanese companies to make more investments in Karnataka, Large and Medium Industries Minister promised to extend support and cooperation of the state government
The 4th India – Australia Energy Dialogue was recently held
US Congress passes Bill to end forced arbitration in sexual assault, harassment cases
4th Quad Foreign Ministers Meet was recently held in Melbourne
Australia’s koalas have now been officially classified as ‘endangered’ after widespread bushfires, drought and land clearing destroyed much of their eucalyptus-rich habitat.
Elon Musk’s Starlink has lost dozens of satellites that were caught in a geomagnetic storm a day after they were launched
3rd World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day recently observed
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2022
U.S. planning sanctions on Nord Stream Pipeline
EU launches WTO case against China for ‘targeting’ Lithuania
NEWS Prime Minister of India hosted the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit virtually DETAILS Who participated – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz republic India has been planning to hold the summit since Modi’s visit to these central Asian countries in 2015 Overcoming the lack of land connectivity between India and Central Asia’s landlocked […]
US passes bill with regards to Rare earth materials monopoly of China
Nepal questions on unilateral construction of roads at Lipulekh
Pakistan launched first-ever National Security Policy based on a citizen-centric framework and focusing more on boosting the country’s flagging economy
UK firm Henley & Partners released its latest global passport ranking index recently
Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed vice-president of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Bharath Subramanian becomes 73 chess grandmaster of India. He completed his third and final GM norm at Vergani Cup Open in Italy.
Sri Lanka Cabinet clears oil tank deal with India to jointly develop Trincomalee oil tank farms
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2021
South African anti-apartheid icon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away
As part of deployment undertaken by Indian Navy under Mission SAGAR, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port of Maputo, Mozambique.
India has imposed anti-dumping duty on Chinese products
NEWS IN SHORT
Symbol of its freedom of Hong Kong Pillar of Shame, a memorial to the victims of the Tiananmen crackdown, dismantled
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed a resolution permitting a carve-out in sanctions against the Taliban to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. It was put forward by USA
Government of India does not agree with the conclusions drawn by Reporters Without Borders about press freedom in India for various reasons
India signs loan agreements with ADB for various projects
NEWS Bhutan confers its highest civilian award , Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo on PM of India INDO-BHUTAN BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP IN THE HISTORY Bhutan came under the British suzerainty in 1865. It signed the ‘Treaty of Punakha’ with the British in 1910, which set the stage for any future contact between the two countries after the […]
President of India inaugurated the reconstructed Ramna Kali temple in Ramna, a part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka
The Joint Committee of Parliament recommendations on the Personal Data Protection Bill are in some aspects very similar to global standards such as European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, but differs in aspects such as jail terms
The centre has given “in-principle’’ approval for setting up of six nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra
Super Typhoon Rai hammers Philippines
December 16, “Bijoy Dibosh”, is celebrated in Bangladesh as the day marking the country’s formal victory over Pakistan
India votes against UN draft resolution on climate change
10th December celebrated as International Human Rights Day
NASA launched a new mission named Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer or IXPE.
The UN General Assembly has conferred Observer Status on the International Solar Alliance (ISA)
The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Government of India in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), as a Knowledge Partner, organized Seminar on “Securing Cyberspace in the Contemporary Threat Environment” for delegates from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)Member States. dia assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of SCO(RATS SCO) recently
U.S. President Joe Biden kicked off Summit for Democracy, calling on countries to make “concrete commitments” to reaffirm their democratic values.
Sunil Arora, former Chief Election Commissioner of India has been invited to join the Board of Advisers for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).
NASA launched its new Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) — the agency’s first-ever laser communications system — from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
India and Russia have signed a number of agreements, contracts and protocols covering small arms and military cooperation
India finalises cooperation plan to revive Covid-hit Sri Lanka economy
Russia wins Davis Cup after 15 years
Every year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is marked on December 3.
Indian-American Gita Gopinath, the chief economist of International Monetary Fund, is being promoted as IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director
Victory of India in 1971 war is being commemorated
World AIDS Day is observed across the globe on 1st December every year since 1988.
Lionel Messi won Ballon d’Or award
Nearly 400 years after the country became a British colony, Barbados has become the world’s newest republic
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2021
BASIC DEFENITIONS OF DIGITAL CURRENCY
9th BRICS Science & Technology Ministers meet was recently held and it was chaired by India
Interpol elected official from the United Arab Emirates, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi as its new president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in Istanbul.
A shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region
India, U.S. commit to linking economies across sectors at recently held Trade Policy Forum meet
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved deal for the manufacture of 6.71 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in India in cooperation of Russia
El Salvador, the only country to recognise Bitcoin as a legal tender, is planning to build an entire city based on the largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin
World Fisheries Day is observed on the 21st November every year.
India has successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica
Australia wins ICC T20 World Cup
Professor Bimal Patel has been elected to the International Law Commission for a five-year term starting January 1, 2023 in a hard-fought election at the United Nations.
World Pneumonia Day is observed on November 12 annually
Zoological Society of London has found three types of Sharks in Biologically dead areas of River Thames
Russian authorities there have set an ambitious goal of making the island — Russia’s largest — carbon neutral by 2025.
Abu Dhabi passed a law allowing non-Muslims to marry, divorce and get joint child custody under civil law in the country.
The annual Leonids Meteor Shower has begun
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has picked Srinagar among 49 cities as part of the creative city network under the Crafts and Folk Arts category.
Scientists and advocates point to polar bears, marked as “threatened” on the endangered species list, as the white-hot warning signal for the rest of the planet.
The Prime Minister enhanced India’s existing climate targets and announced a new one during his speech in Glasgow COP 26
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2021
Recently heads of India and Italy issues Joint Statement on Italy-India Strategic Partnership in Energy Transition
World Occupational Therapy Day is annually observed across the globe on October 27th
Amid the military standoff with India in eastern Ladakh, China’s national legislature on October 23, 2021, adopted a new Land Border Law for the protection and exploitation of the land border areas
The Center for Strategic and International Studies notes that hunger in Afghanistan has increased substantially since 2014 due to major droughts, floods and economic and security challenges.
On the banks of the Sarayu in Ayodhya, acres of green space, mostly known as Ram Katha Park, have been through a major beautification exercise. Once inaugurated on November 4, the spruced-up space will be known as Queen Heo Hwang-ok Memorial Park, after a Korean queen believed to have had Indian roots
Hurricane Rick to hit Coast of Mexico. The US National Hurricane Centre said Rick had winds as high as 85 miles per hour (140 kph) and was expected to hit somewhere around the seaport of Lazaro Cardenas and the resort of Zihuatanejo.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) retained Pakistan in the ‘greylist’
Report by London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.
IMF unveiled its 2nd World Economic Outlook (WEO)
The British Museum in London will display an ancient object called the Nebra Sky Disc, which is thought to be the world’s oldest concrete depiction of stars.
New Delhi suggested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) consider ‘escape clause’ for countries, relying on flexibilities in trade agreements, to avoid disputes while tackling the current pandemic and any other in future under TRIPS
Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh to be declared as an international airport .
Vidyut Mohan led Takachar’s innovation of India was recognised for its affordable technology to convert crop residues into sellable bio-products was awarded with Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize
India crowned SAFF champions for 8th time as Sunil Chhetri leads Blue Tigers to 3-0 win over Nepal
Every year, the World Food Day is celebrated on October 16.
By : Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe
Dr R R Gangakhedkar, former head of epidemiology and communicable diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has been selected for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) expert group that will examine the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential, including SARS-CoV-2.
World Standards Day is observed on 14 October annually
Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, addressed the Ministerial session of the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event.
French President unveiled a five-year, €30 billion ($35 billion) investment plan for developing innovative technology and industrial activity, including building small nuclear reactors, electric cars and greener airplanes.
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021 — often incorrectly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics — to three US-based economists.
Report by World Bank
The global deal of Minimum tax proposed by OECD has been accepted by 136 countries
India joins HAC
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, 72, won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee”
U.S.-Japanese scientist Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany, and Giorgio Parisi of Italy on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models and the understanding of physical systems. It is being hailed as first Nobel prize for climate studies
NASA, is set to send its “Psyche Mission” to visit a giant asteroid called Psyche, which could be the frozen remains of molten core of a bygone world.
World Animal Welfare Day is observed all over the world every year on October 4.
U.S. scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on receptors for temperature and touch.
India has extended support for protecting the Antarctic environment and for co-sponsoring the proposal of the European Union for designating East Antarctica and the Weddell Sea as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) at a high-level ministerial meeting
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2021
NASA launched LANDSAT-9.It will help monitor climate change
India’s foreign trade policy (FTP) will be extended for six months, till March 31, 2022
United States hosted the first ever in person meeting of QU
Italy has recognised Covishield vaccine against the Coronavirus
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named a Lunar crater at the south pole of the moon after the Arctic explorer Matthew Henson
According to a study, published in the journal BMJ Open, out of 150 patients hospitalised for Covid in the United States in the initial phase of the pandemic, 73 per cent had delirium.
Kovalam beach in Tamil Nadu and Eden beach in Puducherry recieve ‘Blue Flag’ certification for 2021
The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its first-ever update since 2005, has tightened global air pollution standards
World Alzheimer Day was observed across the world on September 21 with the objective of raising awareness of the disease, common symptoms and risk factors.
India is becoming the destination country for healthy food, said Union agriculture minister at meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers
India scores 46th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2021.
World Bank Group scrapped its flagship publication, the ‘Doing Business’ report.
It aims at creating awareness among people to keep beaches clean
A newly found fossil indicates that otters called Vishnuonyx had travelled as far as Germany. The discovery has been described in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Two Indians (Vinisha and Vidyut) among 15 finalists were selected for the first ever Earthshot Prize 2021
Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo announced the addition of two new Humboldt penguin chicks this year.
The 21st meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State was held recently in Dushanbe
US administration has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific. Security partnership was done between Australia, United Kingdom and United States. This security grouping called AUKUS
It is a report by UNCTAD
The General Sherman trees are now being threatened by Wildfires of California
The quadrilateral security dialogue includes Japan, India, United States and Australia.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India have announced their intent to link Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) real-time payment systems by July 2022.
The Netherlands is considering proposals, which are the most radical of its kind in Europe, of slashing livestock numbers by 30 per cent by forcing farmers to sell their emission rights and even their land to the state.
British government has announced to introduce legislation in 2021, under which all the newly built homes and offices will require to feature electric vehicle chargers in England.
Teachnique that alters genes linked to male fertility—creating sterile offspring—and female flight in Aedes aegypti
The latest IPCC report has warned that increasing global warming will result in reductions in Arctic permafrost and the thawing of the ground is expected to release greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide.
BRICS Bank admits UAE, Bangladesh, Uruguay as new members
British teenager Emma Raducanu becomes the first British woman in 44 years to win a Slam crown in US Open finals
World’s largest plant that has been designed to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and turn it into rock in Iceland.
As per report, more than half of the world population are not getting any form of social protection. This trend of no social protection is there even after expansion of social protections amidst the global outbreak of COVID-19.
President Xi Jinping has called for China to achieve “common prosperity”, seeking to narrow a yawning wealth gap that threatens the country’s economic ascent and the legitimacy of Communist Party rule.
Coir Board organized a National Webinar on ‘Coconut to Coir Technologies’
The new Afghan government is yet to announce its position on this issue.
Sri Lankan President has declared an economic emergency to contain soaring inflation after a steep fall in the value of the country’s currency caused a spike in food prices
NAGA Battalion group contingent of 200 Army personnel will participate in the multinational Exercise ZAPAD 2021 being held at Nizhniy, Russia from September 3 to 16
The United Nations Security Council, under the Presidency of India, adopted a resolution on the situation in Afghanistan
Russia issued a warning about the possibility of rise in cases of West Nile Virus infections this autumn because mild temperatures and heavy precipitation are the favourable circumstances for mosquitos carrying the virus.
Migrations of Latham’s Snipe shorebirds, those fly non-stop from Japan to Australia twice in a year, started . The bird takes five days to cover the distance of thousands of kilometres of ocean for their survival
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2021
Indian construction giant AFCONS has been tasked with completing the Greater Male Connectivity project.
Ain Dubai is world’s largest and tallest observation wheel
US Vice president has reached out to people suffering from Havana syndrome
Egypt closed its main border crossing point with Gaza Strip on August 23, 2021 because of tensions with Hamas rulers
The Kanal Istanbul, an under-construction shipping route running parallel to the strategically critical Bosphorus Strait, is fast gaining prominence as a major divisive issue in Turkey before election.
The Abraham Accord between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain is mediated by the USA. It is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years.
India, in collaboration with the United Nations (UN), has launched a technology platform to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers who are operating across the world.
Recently, during BRICS meet, India proposed that New Development Bank’s scope be expanded to strengthen Social Infrastructure besides promoting industry.
Recently, it was announced that the second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) will be held in Hyderabad, India, in 2022.
SpiceJet to start trials of IATA’s travel pass
Vietnam will open its first Indian consul office in Bengaluru
World lion day is celebrated on August 10 every year to raise awareness on lions
China’s anti-sanctions law will be implemented in some form in Hong Kong
Thousands of people have fled parts of Greece due to raging uncontrolled wildfires.
Japan marks 76th anniversary of World’s First Atomic Bombing
Member nations of the International Monetary Fund have approved the injection of $650 billion SDR to help countries in dealing with mounting debt and economic fallout because of Covid-19 pandemic.
European Union has imposed a fine of $886.6 million or 746 million euro on Amazon.com Inc. European Union fined Amazon for processing personal data in violation of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
What is in news : India assumes presidency of UNSC for month of august About UNSC presidency : Held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the Member States names- Delegation representing a state will be named President Rotates among the 15 member-states About UNSC One […]
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2021
What is in news : India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) meeting, jointly organised by Iceland and Japan and virtually hosted by Japan, for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic Details : India provided details about NISAR at the meet NISAR FULL FORM NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar BY NASA & ISRO […]
The resolution named “Vision for Everyone” has been sponsored by Antigua, Bangladesh and Ireland, and co-sponsored by more than 100 countries.
PEC+ has decided to increase overall production by 4,00,000 barrels per day every month till the remaining portion of the group’s 10 million barrel per day production cut, announced in April 2020, is completely phased out.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2021
Pakistan was retained on the greylist, or the list of countries under “increased monitoring”, by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated on June 23 every year. The day was designated by United Nations General Assembly’s resolution to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to community”.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries in Dushanbe (Tajkistan) agreed to cooperate in the joint fight against the threats of “international terrorism”, “extremism”, “separatism” and “religious radicalism”.
United Nations general assembly adopted a resolution on Myanmar that called “upon the Myanmar armed forces to respect the people’s will as freely expressed by results of the general election of November 8, 2020, to end the state of emergency, to respect all human rights of people of Myanmar and to allow the sustained democratic transition of Myanmar
The four Indian women lodged in an Afghanistan prison, who accompanied their husbands to join the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), are unlikely to be allowed to return to India
The UK currently holds the presidency and has invited India, along with Australia, South Korea and South Africa, as guest countries for the Summit, which will witness a hybrid of physical and virtual participation.
UN Children’s agency, UNICEF has warned about 33,000 severely malnourished children in Tigray region of Ethiopia who are at high risk of death
US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held meeting recently in Cornwall and inspected documents related to Atlantic Charter and signed a document titled “New Atlantic Charter”.
Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare addressed the 42nd session of Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Conference.
Extending greetings on 24th BIMSTEC Day on June 6, PM Narendra Modi said, BIMSTEC has emerged as a promising regional grouping and made progress on several factors including finalisation of master plan for connectivity.
India was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2022-2024 term.
Finance Ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations have reached a landmark agreement in London setting a global minimum corporate tax rate.
Recently, all member meeting of Shanghai cooperation organisation concluded
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2021
Create and spread awareness about the dangers faced by the tiger population of the world
They are reptiles, characterized by a bony or cartilaginous shell or a carapace that developed from their ribs. Shell acts as a shield. Earliest known members of turtle dates back to Middle Jurassic. Thus, they are the oldest reptile groups even older than snakes or crocodiles. They are land-dwellers as well as amphibians. Largest sea turtle is “Leatherback turtle”.
The International Tea Day is being celebrated since 2005 in major tea producing countries of the world namely Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Malaysia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania. It aims to draw the attention of citizens, governments about the impact of global tea trade.
To honour thousands of volunteers, health professional, community leaders and scientists who workers together to develop AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) vaccine
Recently; Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, asked neighbouring Dominica to handover India’s fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi to India directly.
The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran have agreed to extend an understanding to monitor Tehran’s activities by one month, the agency said on Monday, while talks in Vienna try to save the 2015 nuclear deal.
India and Israel are implementing the “INDO-ISRAEL Agricultural Project Centres of Excellence” and “INDO-ISRAEL Villages of Excellence”.
The Indian Navy recently launched Operation Samudra Setu II. The operation will aid in fulfilling oxygen requirements of the country.
India has been inconsistent in the progress of IP protection. Though the enforcement of IP has gradually improved, India lacks in providing benefits for innovators.
Scientists have observed that there are more than 1.7 million viruses circulating in wildlife, and many of them are likely to be zoonotic, which implies that unless there is timely detection, India risks facing many more pandemics in times to come.
To form a body of reference for world spice trade and for member countries to align their national regulations