NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2022
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
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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
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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 […]
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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.
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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
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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