30.06.18 West Bengal (WBPSC) Current Affairs

  INTERNATIONAL   N Korea named ‘worst human trafficking country’     The US State Department has categorised North Korea as as one of the “worst human trafficking nation” for the 16th straight year, citing the use of forced labour.   According to the annual ‘2018 Trafficking in Persons Report’, North Korea has been included … Read more

30.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN Chambal’s receding water level threatening aquatic life   The river currently has several endangered species, including 1,600 gharials, 600 crocodiles and 70 dolphins. Forest officials said water levels have fallen up to two feet in some areas, threatening habitat of the highly endangered gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). The crisis has forced the National Chambal Sanctuary officials in Uttar … Read more

29.06.18 West Bengal (WBPSC) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   ·        US has threatened to impose sanctions against Turkey   The US has threatened to impose sanctions against Turkey if it purchases S-400 missile systems from Russia. US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Wess Mitchell warned the purchase will also affect Turkey’s deal with the US to buy the F-35 fighter jets.     … Read more

29.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN Sikar secures first position in district health ranking   Sikar secured first place in the district health ranking, which will be done every month for motivating the districts to improve healthcare services in their respective districts based on their rankings. Jaipur I and Jaipur II’s dismal performance has earned them 29th and 19th rankings in … Read more

28.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN No books for Urdu medium schools in Rajasthan   Since the year 2005-06 supply of books to the Urdu medium schools have been stopped due to various reasons and teachers in those schools are forced to teach the students translating from the Hindi medium books.   There are eight Urdu medium schools left in Rajasthan after state has … Read more

28.06.18 West Bengal (WBPSC) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL     ·          World Food Prize 2018 awarded to Economist Lawrence Haddad, Dr. David Nabarro   Lawrence Haddad, who is a British economist and food policy researcher, and Dr. David Nabarro, who has worked with the World Health Organization and United Nations on health and hunger issues, were named the 2018 World Food Prize recipients. … Read more

27.06.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   ·        UNESCO may drop the Mesoamerican Reef, Belize from threatened sites list   The Mesoamerican Reefwas marked as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1960. It was placed on endangered status in 2009 because of Belize’s plans to allow oil exploration. To protect the site a number of measures were taken by the … Read more

27.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN NTCA approves relocation of two tigresses to Mukundra   With the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) giving its in-principle approval, all hurdles have been cleared for the relocating of two tigresses to the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR).   The lone tiger at (MHTR) is now expected to have tigress from the Ranthambore Tiger … Read more

26.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN Now, insurance for vegetable, fruit farmers   FARMERS growing vegetables and fruits in Rajasthan are to get insurance for their crops from now. Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini on Monday said that Prime Minister’s Modified Weather Based Crop Insurance has been implemented in the state and tenders will be issued this week.   Farmers … Read more

24-25.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN Rajasthan govt liquor surcharge to generate funds for cow protection   The Rajasthan government in Rajasthan has introduced a 20 per cent surcharge on liquor, the proceeds of which will be used for protection of cows in the state.   The state government had in April last year imposed a 10 per cent surcharge on all … Read more

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