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  • Jun 14, 2020
  • 1 Human Capital Index 2018: India at 115th with 0.44 on a Scale of 0 to 1 [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations ]

    World Bank released its first Human Capital Index in 2018. It forms a part of World Development Report. India is placed at 115th rank in the index with a score of 0.44 on a scale of 0 to 1.


    • Human Capital Index covers 157 countri

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  • Jun 12, 2020
  • 1 Democracy Index 2019: India Slipped 10 places in 2019 Democracy Index to 51st Position (Flawed Democracy) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India slipped 10 places in 2019 Democracy Index to 51st position. The index is published by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    • The erosion of civil liberty in the country has been cited as the primary reason of this downgrading of ranking.

    • This index measures the state of democr

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  • May 12, 2020
  • 1 Yuwaah Youth Skilling Initiative and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Health ]

    Launched by UNICEF. ‘YuWaah’ Generation Unlimited in India on 1.11. 2019.

    Key Points

    • Generation Unlimited called YuWaah in India.

    • Is a multi-stakeholder alliance.

    • Aims to facilitate youth to gain relevant skills for productive lives and the future of work.

    • Target age group-

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  • May 2, 2020
  • 1 Global Poverty Index 2019 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Global Poverty Index measures the number of people living in poverty under regional, national and subnational levels and sheds light on inequalities across countries and among poor themselves. Multidimensional poverty index is published by United Nations Development Program (UNDP

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  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 1 International Issues: Zero Chance & Brazil's Dirty List [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Zero Chance

    It is being launched by the Australian government. To raise awareness among people trying to enter the country illegally by boats. As per the Australian government the immigrants will be turned back from Australia if they attempt to come illegally by boat.

    • Applicati

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  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 1 Security Forces - Strategic Planning Group, NSA, AFRS [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) will now be chaired by the National Security Advisor (NSA). The cabinet Secretary will be the only member. Lack of understanding of the nature and complexity of security challenges.

    Existing Security Architecture

    • India became a nuclear-weapon

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  • 2 Terrorism and Organised Crime - TADA, POTA, LTE [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    5 prominent human rights activists have been arrested in Maharashtra. Charges based on the stringent “Unlawful Activities Prevention Act” (UAPA).


    • Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987.

    • The main law used in cases of terrorism and organised crime.

    • Due

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  • Apr 26, 2020
  • 1 International Organisations - G-20, SCO, UNSC [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    G-20 Summit

    The annual G-20 summit for 2019 was recently held in Osaka, Japan. The leaders summed up the key outcomes of the meet.

    Key Takeaways

    • Terrorism

    • Anti-corruption

    • Climate change

    • Climate Change - U. S.

    • Quality infrastructure

    • Trade

    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation- Bis

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  • 2 Functions of National Authority and Creating Charter Cities [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Functions of National Authority

    Act as the “national focal point” for effective communication with organizations. Matters relating to the Convention. Fulfilling the obligations of the country. To issue directions and even close down facilities which violate the Convention.

    • Also

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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 India US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

    • India and USA elevated their ties to “comprehensive global strategic partnership” during US president’s visit to India.

    • Key pacts were signed in the areas ranging from defence to energy.

    • India -US also elevated cooperation in

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  • 2 India Norway Strengthen Partnership on Blue Economy [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    • India’s Ministry for Earth Sciences and Norway’s Climate and environment Ministry opened the India Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable development.

    • India and Norway also proposed to collaborate upon Integrated Ocean Management and Research.

    • To manage marine resou

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  • Apr 20, 2020
  • 1 Significance of UNCITRAL Deliberation and Draft Convention and India’s Issue Resolution [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India’s participation in the deliberations at the United Nations Commission. International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Commercial disputes can be resolved through mediation also apart from courts and arbitration.

    • Formulation of principles on which countries should recognise and enfor

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  • Apr 1, 2020
  • 1 Khashoggi’s Killing [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    A Saudi dissident, journalist for the Washington Post. Murdered on 2nd October 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Five people have been sentenced to death. Khashoggi was a former general manager and editor-in-chief of the Al-Arab News Channel. Perpetrated by agents

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  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 1 India-Algeria Relations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Algeria is the tenth largest country in the world. Largest in the Arab world and Africa. Algeria is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Algiers is the most populous city.

    Strategic Aspect

    • Algiers is located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast

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  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 1 MoU between India and Germany agency [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    MoU was signed between India and German agency DGUV in the field of occupational diseases, rehabilitation and vocational training of insured persons with disabilities and workers with disabilities. The MoU between India and DGUV of German will help in the exchange of information

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  • Dec 2, 2019
  • 1 Global Innovation Index -2019 GII Preview [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India ranked at 52nd position among the 129 nations based on 80 indicators in Global Innovation Index 2019. In 2018 India’s rank was 57. India’s rank has been consistently improving. It jumped from 57th position to 52nd in this year. Switzerland is in the first position in the in

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  • Nov 29, 2019
  • 1 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement consisting of 16 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. This partnership looks after the trade agreement among its member countries by dropping tariffs and duties. RECP member’s accounts for 25 % of t

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  • 2 AYUSH, Traditional Medicine System [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    AYUSH traditional Medicine System of India consists of Ayurveda, yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy and these medicine systems are being practiced in India since ages. Ayurvedic system includes physical, psychological, spiritual and social. Indian government wants to

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  • Nov 27, 2019
  • 1 The Global Credit Rating Agency [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Global Credit Rating Agency Moody’s has lowered India’s outlook to negative from the earliest outlook of stable. The main reasons for negative rating are economic slowdown, financial stress among rural household, weak job creation, liquidity crunch in Non-Banking Financial Se

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  • Nov 25, 2019
  • 1 Kartarpur Corridor to Visit Pilgrims from India [ International Relations/Organizations, Culture ]

    India and Pakistan has signed an agreement on Kartarpur corridor to visit pilgrims from India to Gurdwara of Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. It is a proposed border corridor between India and Pakistan which connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib which is located in Gurdaspur district in Pun

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  • 2 Freedom on Net Report [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Freedom on Net report is published by the international NGO called Freedom House is dedicated to expansion of freedom and democratic rights of the people across the world. It ranks the countries depending upon the internet freedom enjoyed by the citizens. Nearly 65 countries acro

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  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1 Hyderabad Figures in UNESCO List [ International Relations/Organizations, Important Days ]

    Hyderabad has been selected as a creative city in the category of gastronomy on 31st October 2019, the day being celebrated as World Cities Day by UNESCO. This year 66 cities were added to UNESCO network of Creative cities. Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Futu

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  • 2 MoU Between BIMSTEC Nations India and Thailand to Reduce Sea Travel Time [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    A memorandum of understanding has been recently signed on 7th November 2019 between Ranong Port (Thailand) and port trusts of Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata. The main aim is to reduce sea level time between the two countries to more than a half.

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  • 3 Samudra Shakti Naval Exercise [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    India-Indonesia Naval exercise was started in the Port of Surabaya in Indonesia in the first week of November 2019 with a common objective to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime cooperation and enhance interoperability thereby exchanging the best practices. The joint

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  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 1 Fourth President of the United States to Face Impeachment [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    As per the announcement from the House Speaker of the United States dated 25 September 2019, a formal impeachment inquiry is likely to take place against the present President of the United States. Prior to this the last three previous cases resulted in impeachment or in the resi

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  • 2 Inauguration of 50 Kilowatt “Gandhi Solar Park” at UN Headquarters [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Prime Minister of India inaugurated a 50 kilowatt ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ at the Headquarters of United Nations (UN) on 24th September 2019. The solar park was inaugurated at UN Headquarters New York City during a special commemorative event that celebrated the 150th anniversary

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  • Oct 29, 2019
  • 1 Military Veterans Employment Programme Launched by Amazon India [ International Relations/Organizations, Defense ]

    In a significant development towards strengthening Military Employment, the Amazon India (E Commerce major) launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in the country on 26th August 2019. The program is expected to create employment opportunities for military veterans inclu

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  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 1 19 Medals Won by Team India at the World Skills International Competition 2019 [ Sports, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A Total of 19 medals were won by the Team India at World Skills International Competition 2019 held in Kazan, Russia. The 19 medals include one Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze medals along with 15 Medallions of Excellence across key skills. The Competition took place in Kazan on

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  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1 Maldivian Civil Servants to Undergo Special Training in India [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a major step towards promoting the India Maldives ties, the Indian Govt. has decided to train Maldivian Civil Servants at the hill town Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) New Delhi from 16 to 28 September 2019. A delegation consisting of a 32-member has arrived in India for taking part

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  • Oct 9, 2019
  • 1 Six Indian Universities Among the Top 500 Universities [ Education, International Relations/Organizations ]

    In a recent announcement regarding the World University Rankings 2020, Six Indian Universities have made it among the top 500. Among Indian institutes, IIT Ropar was ranked first alongside IISc Bangalore, beating IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi. However no Indian institute secured a ran

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  • 2 Blackest of All Materials Created by MIT Engineers [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations ]

    A material being claimed to be 10 times blacker than anything has been created by the Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The material has been created from a vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, or CNTs microscopic filaments of carbon that the team grew

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  • Oct 7, 2019
  • 1 Indian Institute of Skills Foundation Stone Laid in Mumbai [ Education, Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations ]

    The foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at Mumbai, Maharashtra was laid down by the Union Minister of state for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on 11th Sept 2019. This concept of establishing IIS was brought in from Singapore on Indian Prime Minist

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