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UPSC Current Affairs – 25-05-2019

In news: NASA’s unveils schedule for Artemis mission to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, including the first woman to the Moon’s South Pole, where no human has ever been before.  It includes eight scheduled launches and a mini-station in lunar orbit by 2024. Mission Schedule: Artemis 1: an uncrewed mission around the […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 24-05-2019

In news: Omani author JokhaAlharthi is the winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodies (Story of slavery) In brief: The first Arabic author to win the Man Booker International prize. The work tells the coming-of-age story of three sisters in an Omani village, and was originally published in Arabic. […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 23-05-2019

In news: The solar power project by Cochin International Airport Limited (Cial) may soon be a model for similar projects around the world. In brief: As part of International Solar Alliance (ISA)’s initiative to find out suitable models to be incorporated to achieve its plan of massive deployment of solar energy by 2030. The Cochin […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 22-05-2019

In news: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has invited nomination for VayoshreshthaSamman 2019. About VayoshreshthaSamman: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment institutedthe award in the year 2005. Conferred to eminent senior citizens and Institutions in recognition for their service to elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens. It was elevated to the level of […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 21-05-2019

In news: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers has put out the list of 9 anti-cancer non-scheduled medicines whose MRPs have been cut by up to 87 % In brief : The new list of drugs is in continuation to the government’s efforts to curb profiteering on these […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 20-05-2019

Why in news? Recently the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has red-flagged three brands of pacemakers from US medical-device maker Medtronic. More on news: The development comes less than a fortnight after a similar safety alert was issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) on these heart implants over concerns that […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 19-05-2019

In news: The study carried out in Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh noted that hornbills, one among the large-sized frugivores, are the top seed dispersers. More on news: The development comes less than a fortnight after a similar safety alert was issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) on these heart […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 18-05-2019

In news Kerala has turned out to be the first sub-sovereign entity in the country to access the international market by listing masala bonds at the London Stock Exchange. In brief The resources earned through the bonds would be channelised for funding a clutch of infrastructure development projects cleared by the KIIFB director board. Kerala […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 17-05-2019

Why in news? Annamacharya Jayanti is to be celebrated on May 18 throughout Andhra Pradesh. This is the 610th birth anniversary celebrations of Annamacharya, who is also known as Annamaiah. About Annamacharya: He was a 15th century- saint (1408-1503) Hindu saint and a famous Carnatic music composer during Vijayangar kingdom times. He was born in […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 16-05-2019

Why in news? Justice A.K. Sikri has been appointed as the Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority. About News Broadcasting Standards Authority: It is an independent body set up by the News Broadcasters Association. Its task is to consider and adjudicate upon complaints about broadcasts. The nine-member authority comprises of a Chairperson, being an […]

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