13.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL India ranks second as the most promising source of disruptive technology   According to KPMG’s “2020 Global Technology Industry Innovation Survey” report, India shared the second position with China as the most promising source of disruptive technology in the world. The report was topped by the United States as the most promising market for developing disruptive technologies.   The … Read more

12.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL World Health Organization declares Covid-19 as a pandemic World Health Organization (WHO) has characterised the new coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva that he is alarmed by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it. WHO chief … Read more

11.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

      INTERNATIONAL India remains second-largest arms importer in 2019 India retains its position as the second-largest arms importer in the world followed by Saudi Arabia, says a new report  by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. India neighbour Pakistan ranked 11th. The SIPRI report shows how Russia gradually lost the lucrative Indian arms market … Read more

10.03.20 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL India approved as observer of Indian Ocean commission   India approved as a member of the Indian Ocean Commission, the inter-governmental organization that coordinates maritime governance in the south-western Indian Ocean. India made the application to join as an observer of the organization last month.IOC has four observers – China, Malta, European Union … Read more

01-02.2020 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

Four hydro projects violate Ganga flow norms Since the government made it mandatory for hydro power projects on the upper reaches of the river Ganga’s tributaries to release minimum quantities of water through the year, 4 of the 11 projects are flouting norms, says a report by the Central Water Commission (CWC). The ecological flow, … Read more

2-3-02.2020 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 The Union Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. the proposed amendment seeks to enhance the upper gestation limit from 20 to 24 weeks for special categories of women that will be defined in the amendments … Read more

04-02-2020 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

CAG report on Siachen troops Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) pulled up the Army for deficiencies in the provision of special clothing, rations and housing for troops in high-altitude areas, including Siachen. There were delays of up to four years in the procurement of high-altitude clothing and equipment, leading to an acute shortage of essential clothing … Read more

05-02-2020 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

HAL inks pact to make & sell Israeli drones Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a pact with Israel Aerospace Industries Limited (IAI) and Dynamatic Technologies Limited (DTL) for marketing, manufacturing and selling IAI’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in India. UAVs are playing a significant role in wars and other tactical missions such … Read more

06-02-2020 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

International Religious Freedom Alliance The United States announced the launch of a 27-nation International Religious Freedom Alliance, which will try to adopt a collective approach in protecting and preserving religious freedom across the world. The areas will include things like technology and religious oppression, blasphemy and apostasy laws, for instance. Toolbox will include things like, … Read more

07-02-2020 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

Ease of living index (EoLI) and municipal performance index (MPI) 2019 The ministry of housing and urban affairs have launched the ease of living index (EoLI) and municipal performance index (MPI) 2019_to help assess the progress made in cities through various initiatives and empower them to use evidence to plan, implement and monitor their performance. … Read more

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