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UPSC Current Affairs – 30-05-2019

In news: Eighty-four out of the 102 cities that have been tasked with reducing toxic particulate matter 2.5 & PM 10 levels( 20%-30%) by 2024 have submitted proposals, C.K. Mishra, Secretary, Union Environment Ministry, said at a press conference. In brief: Task is part of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). The Ministry has collaborated […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 29-05-2019

In news: Indian Air Force (IAF) has identified a shortage of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to provide round-the-clock surveillance Advantage for Pakistan : The IAF operates three Israeli Phalcon AWACS and two indigenous Netra Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system and was now set to take the third Netra system from […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 28-05-2019

In news: Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhino has died In brief: The Sumatran rhino, the smallest species of rhinoceros, was declared extinct in the wild in Malaysiain 2015. Iman, a female captured in 2014, is now the only surviving member of the subspecies left in the country. Since 2011, Malaysia has tried to breed the […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 27-05-2019

In news: The Second Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Mass Media Forum is being held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 23-26 May, 2019. In brief: The Forum aims to strengthen the exchange and cooperation in the field of mass media amongst SCO countries. It offers a unique platform for active work through mass media to create an […]

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UPSC Current Affairs – 26-05-2019

Why in news? A group of researchers has discovered a tenth species of the vine snake of genus Ahaetulla after a gap of more than a century. More on news: The Ahatetulla laudankia, the newly discovered snake, was first spotted by researchers in Simplipal Biosphere reserve of Odisha. About Simplipal Biosphere reserve: It comprises of […]

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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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