China’s Yunnan province gets confirmed case of Bubonic plague: What is bubonic plague and How is it caused?

Sep 29, 2020
The Bubonic plague or Black death had caused one of the worst pandemics in Asia, Africa and Europe, killing at least half population of Europe in 14th century.

Ashok Lavasa resigns as Election Commissioner, to join as Vice President of ADB

Aug 18, 2020
Ashok Lavasa has submitted his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind and has requested to be relieved from his position as Election Commissioner by the end of August 2020.

RBI Monetary Policy Updates: Repo rate unchanged at 4.0 percent, GDP growth predicted to be negative in FY2

Aug 6, 2020
The Reserve Bank of India has decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4.0 percent.

SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi's term extended till February 2022

Aug 6, 2020
Ajay Tyagi was appointed as the SEBI Chairman in March 2017 for a term of three years. He was given a six-month extension in March till August 2020. 

Ayodhya Ram Mandir full programme: PM Modi performs Bhumi Pujan, stage set for grand Ram Temple!

Aug 5, 2020
Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan: Nine bricks were laid as a part of Bhumi Pujan at the site. The bricks were sent by devotees of Lord Ram from around the world in 1989. T

Article 370 and 35 (A) scrapped: What changed in Jammu & Kashmir?

Aug 5, 2020
The government revoked Articles 370 and 35 (A) and bifurcated the state into two union territories Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

TikTok out of business in US if not sold by September 15: US President Donald Trump

Aug 4, 2020
Trump stated that he has set a date of around September 15, by which the hugely popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok will be going out of business in the United States.

US President Donald Trump signs executive order to restrict H1B Visa Use

Aug 4, 2020
President Donald Trump’s decision of restricting the use of an H1B visa will help in combating the employer’s misuse of H-1B visas, which were not intended to replace qualified American workers with low-cost foreign labour.

UAE becomes first gulf nation to produce nuclear energy

Aug 3, 2020
The commercial operations of the nuclear reactor are expected to begin later this year.

Government approves Khadi Agarbatti Atma Nirbhar Mission

Aug 3, 2020
The Khadi Agarbatti Atma Nirbhar Mission aims at handholding artisans and supporting the local Agarbatti industry.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for Coronavirus, hospitalised

Aug 3, 2020
Yediyurappa confirmed that while he was fine, he was being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 27 July to 2 August 2020

Aug 2, 2020
The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as ICC Super League 2020, Mausam app, World Hepatitis Day  and BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting among others. 

Uttarakhand to set up snow leopard conservation centre

Aug 2, 2020
The conservation of snow leopards and other wildlife will help promote winter tourism in the state.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath cancels visit to Ayodhya 

Aug 2, 2020
The 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is scheduled to take place on August 5, 2020. 

Bihar extends lockdown restrictions till September 6: What will be closed, what will remain open?

Aug 1, 2020
All places of worship like temples, mosques and churches will remain closed. 

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 27 July to 1 August 2020

Aug 1, 2020
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Unlock 3.0 Guidelines, allowing re-opening of gyms and yoga institutes located outside the containment zones from August 5, 2020.

Russia plans mass vaccination against COVID-19 by October

Aug 1, 2020
Russia became the first nation in the world to successfully complete the human trials of COVID vaccine in July. As per preliminary results, Russia's COVID vaccine has proven to be effective. 

Oxford COVID Vaccine Trial in India: Serum Institute to conduct phase two, three clinical trials in India

Aug 1, 2020
Oxford Vaccine Trial India: A special committee has recommended India's national drug controller to grant Serum Institute of India permission to conduct phase two and phase three clinical trials of the Oxford COVID vaccine candidate in India.

Fifth phase of Vande Bharat Mission starts from August 1

Aug 1, 2020
The International flights will cater to 21 different airports in India and will bring back 1 lakh 30 thousand Indians from abroad.

Current Affairs Quiz: 31 July 2020

Jul 31, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Mehbooba Mufti’s preventive detention, 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting and Munshi Premchand's birth anniversary among others. 
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