Corruption Perception Index 2019: released by Transparency International

●Corruption Perception Index 2019: released by Transparency International•The index is also based on expert opinions of public sector corruption and takes note of range of factors[ like whether governmental leaders are held to account or go unpunished for corruption, the perceived prevalence of bribery, and whether public institutions respond to citizens’ needs etc. ]•It uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very… Read More »Corruption Perception Index 2019: released by Transparency International


ICJ ruling on Rohingya crisis

●India helps Maldives tackle measles outbreak•Measles is a highly contagious viral disease.( It remains an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine)•symptoms include high fever, a runny nose, bloodshot eyes, and tiny white spots on the inside of the mouth•India has stepped in to help the Maldives tackle a recent outbreak of measles.[ The Indian Embassy in Male recently handed over… Read More »ICJ ruling on Rohingya crisis


Ophichthus kailashchandrai:

●The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, (with an operational name of NAVIC)•Is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system that provides accurate real-time positioning and timing services like GPS of US•is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland.•It is a regional system and so its constellation will consist of seven satellites. Three of these will be geostationary… Read More »Ophichthus kailashchandrai:


Web portal ‘GATI’(गति): Launched by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

●Web portal ‘GATI’(गति): Launched by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.•GATI will be daily monitored by a team of officers in NHAI and will be constantly reviewed by the senior officers of NHAI and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways●National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)•NITI Aayog released its vision for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)•The platform aims to democratize access to publicly available government data.•It will host… Read More »Web portal ‘GATI’(गति): Launched by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.


Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar

●Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar: Announced every year on 23rd January, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose•Awarded to recognise the excellent work done by individuals and institutions in India in the field of disaster management.•If the awardee is an institution, it shall receive a certificate and a cash prize of ₹ 51 lakhs. [If the awardee is an individual, then ₹ 5.00 lakhs]•Only Indian nationals and Indian institutions… Read More »Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar


Daily current affairs | 23 January 2020

●Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes(OBCs)•In October 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 340 of the Constitution, appointed a commission to examine the issue of sub-categorisation of OBCs, chaired by retired Justice G. Rohini•Sub categorization of the OBCs will ensure that the more backward among the OBC communities can also access the benefits of reservation for educational institutions and government jobs●Democracy… Read More »Daily current affairs | 23 January 2020


Vyom Mitra: ISRO’s first woman astronaut

●Vyom Mitra: ISRO’s first woman astronaut.Hide — •It will be used for an unmanned flight of ISRO’s GSLV III rocket in December 2020, which, along with a second unmanned flight in July 2021.•Vyommitra, equipped with a head, two arms and a torso, is built to mimic crew activity inside the crew module of Gaganyaan.●Reciting preamble is compulsory in Maharashtra:•Maharashtra government has made it compulsory to recite the Preamble to the… Read More »Vyom Mitra: ISRO’s first woman astronaut


What is a Blue Corner notice

●What is a Blue Corner notice•Interpol has issued a Blue Corner notice to help locate fugitive self-styled godman Nithyananda, weeks after the Gujarat Police sought the agency’s intervention for this.[Nithyananda fled India last year amid allegations of rape and sexual abuse.]•There are seven types of notices — Red Notice, Yellow Notice, Blue Notice, Black Notice, Green Notice, Orange Notice, and Purple Notice Hide — ◽Interpol[ Formed in 1923]•The International Criminal Police… Read More »What is a Blue Corner notice


Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC)| 141b

●Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC)•They are compounds consisting of hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, and carbon atoms.•HCFCs and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) were created in the 1980s as substitutes for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) for use in refrigeration and a wide variety of manufacturing processes•HCFCs do not usually dissolve in water, but do dissolve in organic (carbon-containing) solvents[HCFCs have serious environmental consequences.(also contribute to Global Warming through “the Greenhouse Effect”)]◽India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141… Read More »Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC)| 141b


EAO (East Asian Observatory)

●Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency of Seafarers(a sailor)•The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (or STCW), 1978 sets qualification standards for masters, officers and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships•Cabinet approves Model MoU with foreign countries for unilateral/bilateral recognition of Certificates of Competency of seafarers.•Indian Seafarers( sailor = नाविक), therefore, will be eligible to be placed on ships under the flag of that… Read More »EAO (East Asian Observatory)