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  • Self-Assessment test
  • India & China's foreign Policy towards West Asia (International Relations)
  • President K.R.Naraynan (Polity & Governance)
  • Defense agreements between India and USA- (International relations)
  • FATF - reference - (International relations)
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26 October 2020

  • GS MTS & QIP Classes Announcement
  • Room temperature superconductivity, possible but under severe pressure (Science & Technology)
  • Evidence of dairy production in the Indus Valley Civilisation - (Ancient History)
  • U.S. allies welcome Israel-Sudan deal but Iran, Palestine cry foul - (International Relation)
  • Kerala’s move to bar CBI draws flak - (Polity & Governance)
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24 October, 2020

  • House panel mulls action against Amazon (Polity & Governance)
  • India’s UN journey, from outlier to the high table (International relation)
  • Forex reserves hit record high of $555.12 bn (Indian Economy)
  • Pakistan to stay on FATF grey list till 2021 (International relations)
  • Taking on the Centre (Polity & Governance)
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23 October 2020

  • QIP Mains
  • Drive a harder bargain at the Delhi meet - Lead Article (International Relations)
  • Sooner, better - COVIRAP Editorial - (Science & Technology)
  • CPI-IW base year revised to 2016 - (Economy)
  • RBI to buy Rs. 20,000 cr. Of G-Secs - (Economy)
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22 October, 2020

  • Self-Assessment test
  • Declining US influence in West Asia (International Relations)
  • Waiver of Merchant Discount Rate (Economy)
  • Sanitation Workers - Status, acts and bodies - (Social Issues )
  • Panchayati Raj in Jammu & Kashmir - (Polity & Governance)
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21 October, 2020

  • The many bright spots on India innovation horizon (Science & technology)
  • WII scientists anxious about potential funding cut - (Polity & Governance)
  • Quad group should eventually become formalised: Biegun - (International relations)
  • Amendment needs referendum - (International relations)
  • Govt. increases poll spend ceiling by 10% (Polity & Governance)
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20 October, 2020

  • Announcement of Mains Test Series
  • Introduction
  • Ethics in Journalism (Ethics and Integrity)
  • Many gains in fighting HIV (Science and technology)
  • Warehousing scheme for farmers (Economy)
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19 October, 2020

  • Self-Assessment test
  • Politicisation of the office of Governor (Polity & Governance)
  • Police reforms (Polity & Governance)
  • National Green tribunal (Polity & Governance)
  • Hunger Index (Economy)
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18 October 2020

  • Announcement of the release of Mains Compass of Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
  • A work-in-progress campaign for rights - (International Relation)
  • Jagan vs. judges - (Polity & Governance)
  • How global warming might affect food security - (Indian Geography)
  • Huge inflows continue into Telangana, A.P. dams - (Indian Geography)
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17 October, 2020

  • 2020 Mains Compass - ESSAY
  • (i) Stubble Burning: Justice Lokur, Students to save NCR (ii) AQI improves in Delhi, neighbouring states (iii) CPCB expects dip in pollution levels in Delhi (Environment)
  • New group to revive Bodoland movement (Security + Polity & Governance)
  • Valley's Voice (Gupkar Declaration) (Editorial) (Internal Security)
  • Hope amid Uncertainty (WEP 2020 Report) (Editorial) (Economy)
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16 October, 2020

  • Prelims Quiz
  • The message in Peace Nobel- Multilateralism (EDIT) - (International Relations)
  • The road to zero Hunger by 2030 (EDIT) - (Social Issues)
  • Should the government regulate TRP (EDIT) - (Ethics)
  • Map Locations - (Geography)
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15 October, 2020

  • DNS Mains Answer Writing
  • Self-Assessment Test
  • The RBI tunes in to the economy- Benefits and Challenges of Inflation Targeting (Indian Economy)
  • Phased manufacturing policy that is hardly smart (Indian Economy)
  • J&K, Ladakh women to benefit from rural scheme: NRLM-DAY (Polity & Governance)
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14 October, 2020

  • Self-Assessment test
  • UAE Israel Agreement (International Relations)
  • Weakening RTI - (Polity & Governance)
  • Financial Action Task Force- (International relations)
  • IMF Reports - (Economy)
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13 October, 2020

  • Prelims Quiz
  • Congress System (Polity and Governance)
  • Towards cleaner air in Delhi Page 07 (Environment)
  • Govt. moves to spur demand Page 01 - (Economy)
  • American duo win Economics Nobel Page 13 (Economy)
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12 October, 2020

  • Self Assessment Speed Test
  • Blue Flag tag for Kasarkod, Padubidri beaches - (Environment & Ecology)
  • Paper-strip virus test to be out soon: Vardhan - (Science & Technology)
  • Crime against women(DATA POINT) - (Polity and Governance)
  • At 15, RTI Act crippled by huge backlog - (Polity and Governance)
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11 October, 2020

  • Essay Test Series & QIP
  • Leading the global fight against hunger (Social Issues)
  • Genetic Scissors and rewriting the code of life (Science & Technology)
  • Navy to hold PASSEX with US carrier (International Relations)
  • Shrinking spaces for winged visitors a cause for concern (International Relations)
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10 October, 2020

  • Self-Assessment test
  • MERS - COV virus (Science & technology)
  • National Butterfly Tag - (Environment)
  • Kyrgyzstan - (International relations)
  • Cotton production profile - (Economy)
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09 October 2020

  • Essay Test Series and QIP
  • Should Indian start-ups take on global Internet giants? (Indian Economy)
  • Freeze Assam ST list for good, says tribal body: Identification of STs (Social Issues)
  • Q2 records 107% surge in fresh investments: Concept of Gross Capital Formation and Trends
  • Keeping vigil even during unusual times- CAG ( Article)- (Polity & Governance)
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08 October, 2020

  • Essay Test Series & QIP
  • DNS Mains Answer Writing
  • SC: Public places cannot be occupies indefinitely (Polity & Governance)
  • Bodoland poll gets Assam Cabinet nod (Polity & Governance)
  • (i) Four for One Editorial + (ii) Quad worried about China's 'gross aggression' (International Relations)
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07 October, 2020

  • Prelims 2020 CSAT solution announcement
  • Self Assessment Speed Test
  • black hole researchers get Nobel Prize for Physics - (Science & Technology)
  • The disintegration of the criminal justice system - (Polity and Governance)
  • Grapes of wrath (Editorial) - (Polity and Governance)
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06 October, 2020

  • Virus researchers get Nobel Prize for medicine (Science & technology)
  • Farm Acts unwanted constitutional adventurism + An unconstitutional harvest - (Polity & Governance)
  • DRDO successfully tests ASW missile system - (Science & technology)
  • CM announces anti-pollution campaign ahead of winter: PUSA Decomposer Capsules– (Environment & Biodiversity )
  • Ecosystem services provided by Delhi zoo valued at 426 cr.- (Environment & Biodiversity)
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05 October, 2020

  • Daring Cities 2020 Conference - Kejriwal to attend (Environment)
  • Mixed Signals - GST Collections - Editorial (Economy)
  • Transforming Business and the Insolvency System - Article (Governance)
  • A commission misguided - NCPCR Article (Polity & Governance)
  • Question for the Day

04 October 2020

  • Prelims 2020 solution announcement
  • World longest highway tunnel opened in Himachal Pradesh - (Indian Economy)
  • Moratorium loans up to cr. may get relief - (Indian Economy)
  • DAP 2020: Offset clause and Rafale-like deals - (Indian Economy)
  • What does herd immunity mean for COVID-19?) - (Science & Technology)
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03 October, 2020

  • Regulate Extraction of Minor Minerals: MMDR Act, 1957 and National Mineral Policy 2019 (Environment)
  • 16% of the PDS Stocks in MP Unfit: Public Distribution System- Working, Flaws and Solutions needed - (Economy)
  • Pathways to Diversity- Editorial- (Environment)
  • Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Social Issues
  • Flagging Cess Non-Transfer, its economic Impact - Reference
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01 October, 2020

  • Announcement on Solution of Prelims 2020
  • Mains Question Assignment from DNS
  • Time to shift focus to the maritime sphere - (International Relation)
  • On the Quad, define the idea, chart a path - (International relation)
  • Centre sticks to target for borrowing - (Indian Economy)
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30 September, 2020

  • Prelims Quiz
  • Going beyond the Me Too movement Page 07 - (Social Issues)
  • Why are Azerbaijan and Armenia fighting again 14 - (International Relations)
  • 60 mn Indians may have been exposed to virus: ICMR survey 01 - (Social Issues)
  • A wage code that is a hasty composition 06 - (Economy)
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29 September, 2020

  • UN and the retreat from multilateralism (Challenges to United Nations) (International Relations)
  • RBI extends enhanced borrowing limit for banks till March-2021 (Economy) (Marginal Standing Facility)
  • Engineering Exports drop 18% during April to August 20 (India's Merchandise Export and Import) (Economy)
  • True Issue (100 years of Non-Cooperation Movement) (Indian History)
  • QOD

28 September, 2020

  • Prelims Quiz
  • Solutions
  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh (History)
  • The benefits of a carbon tax - (Environment)
  • Growth compulsions, fiscal arithmetic - (Economy)
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27 September, 2020

  • Self Assessment Speed Test
  • Farm Bills: who gains and who loses - (Polity & Governance)
  • Address aspirations of Tamil people, Modi urges Rajapaksa + A party for the Rajapaksas - (International relation)
  • CAG moots probe over cess accounting dodge - (Polity & Governance)
  • PSU to PSU stake sale just moves funds to govt., says CAG - (Polity & Governance)
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26 September, 2020

  • Parliamentary Scrutiny on Backburner (Polity & Governance)
  • Vodafone Tax Controversy- (Economy)
  • Regional Rapid Transit System- (Polity & Governance)
  • Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (History)
  • Fridays for Future Movement (Environment)
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25 September, 2020

  • (i) India, Pak. Trade charges at SAARC, CICA meet (ii) Gilgit-Baltistan poll has no legal basis, says India (International Relations)
  • (i) The foreign hand Editorial (ii) FCRA Bill incompatible with international law (Polity & Governance)
  • Environmentalism at the core - Article - (Environment)
  • Bio-decomposer technique will curb stubble burning (Environment)
  • RBI releases document on UCB's cybersecurity (Economy)
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24 September, 2020

  • Pre-Parikshan
  • Weekly series of Mains Question Assignment from DNS
  • Self-Assessment Speed Test
  • Weighing in on the efficacy of female leadership - (Social Issues)
  • Seeing dystopia in India democracy - (Polity & Governance)
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23 September, 2020

  • Pre-Parikshan Announcement
  • Prelims Quiz
  • SAARC - Uniting to combat COVID-19
  • Making the language of the law comprehensible
  • SAFAR
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22 September, 2020

  • Dilution without adequate deliberation (Polity & Governance/ Economy)
  • Govt. unveils 2.6% hike in wheat MSP amid protests- Critical Analysis of MSP - (Economy
  • Point of Order- Editorial- Editorial- (Polity & Governance)
  • Parliament passes IBC Bill (Economy )
  • Bacteria behind deaths of Botswana Elephants (Environment)
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21 September, 2020

  • Govt. tables Bill to amend FCRA (Polity & Governance)
  • Make ethics code must for all news channels, NBA tells SC (Polity & Governance)
  • Define the contours of hate in speech - Lead Article (Polity & Governance)
  • U.S. says UN sanction on Iran back in force (International Relations)
  • A neglected temple's transition over the centuries (History & Culture)
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20 September, 2020

  • Tata Group to unveil India first CRISPR test - (Science &Technology)
  • Protection against SARS-CoV-2 may be short-lived - (Science &Technology)
  • Tracking cases through sewage analysis - (Science &Technology)
  • Rusty Moon - (Science &Technology)
  • External debt increases almost 3% to $559 billion at March-end - (Indian Economy)
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19 September, 2020

  • Announcement regarding Pre-Parikshan
  • Announcement regarding DNS Topics compilations
  • Prelims Quiz
  • AFSPA- (Internal Security)
  • Farm Loan Waiver - (Economy)
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18 September, 2020

  • Reject this inequitable climate proposal - Lead Article (Environment)
  • A push for Reform - Editorial (International Relations)
  • Is the QUAD rising after China's challenge at the LAC? - (International Relations)
  • US to strengthen relationship with India + U.S. keen on finalising BECA at 2+2 Dialogue – (International Relations)
  • Wetlands being identified in Rajasthan to protect Biodiversity (Environment)
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17 September, 2020

  • LS nod to amend banking Act: Regulation of Cooperative Banks in India (Polity & Governance + Economy)
  • Agriculture Marketing: Farmers fear end of MSP Regime + MSP is here to stay + Centre silent on sending farm Bills to committees - (Economy)
  • Locals of same tribe oppose Bru resettlement in Tripura area - (Social Issues)
  • Plea to make Punjabi official language in J&K (Polity & Governance )
  • Unlawful activities Prevention Act (UAPA) (Internal Security)
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16 September, 2020

  • Self-Quiz to be taken before DNS
  • Venus in focus (Science &Technology)
  • Impediments to equal productivity, dignity (Social Justice)
  • An economic disaster foretold (Indian Economy)
  • Parliament and its panels (Polity & Governance)
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15 September , 2020

  • Urban Unemployment (Economy)
  • Agri reform bills
  • Intra Afghan Talks - (International relations)
  • Subramanyam Bharathi - (Art & culture)
  • Mekedatu Project, Kondapochamma reservoir (Geography)
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14 September, 2020

  • Prelims Quiz
  • Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha - (Polity and Governance)
  • Exploiting the Chinese exit (EDIT) Page 07 - (Economy and International Relations)
  • Coronavirus fears and preconception advice (EDIT) Page 06 - (Social Issues)
  • Long haul ahead (EDIT)
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13 September, 2020

  • Any Non-Political Body can get FCRA Exemption + Foreign Funds and NGOs FAQ (Polity & Governance)
  • Oxford Vaccine Trials to resume in U.K. + Why is Phase-3 of Vaccine Trial Complicated? – FAQ – (Science & Technology)
  • Has Economic Slowdown hit EPFO Earnings? - FAQ - (Economy)
  • Are there Re-infection Fears Around COVID-19 - FAQ (Science & Technology)
  • Science behind air-breathing Scramjet Engine (Science & Technology)
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12 September, 2020

  • India, China agree on 5-point action plan + Glimmer of Hope + Divergences remain despite 5-point plan (International Relations)
  • Gujarat emerges best for start-ups again: DPIIT + Initiatives for Start-Ups - (Economy)
  • Centre releases Post-Devolution Grants to 14 States - (Polity & Governance)
  • Smothering the housing rights of the urban poor - Article (Polity & Governance)
  • Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (Environment & Biodiversity)
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11 September, 2020

  • Self-Quiz to be taken before DNS
  • An agriculture-led revival as flawed claim - (Indian Economy)
  • The great greying of China - (International Relation + Economy)
  • Have a clear loan policy: SC to govt. - (Polity & Governance + Indian Economy)
  • California wildfires growing bigger - (Environment & Ecology)
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10 September , 2020

  • Blockchain technology in Indian Elections (Science & technology) (Important aspects of Blockchain technology)
  • Changing definition of farmer - (Economy) (Issues in the present definition of farmers)
  • Bt Cotton - (Environment)
  • Initiatives to boost domestic defense production (Science & Technology ) Prelims pointers
  • Digital divide - Indices (Economy)
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09 September, 2020

  • NSO Report: Digital Divide in India (Social Justice) (NSO Report, Social Consumption of Education in India)
  • A case for down-to-earth governance - Lead Article Article (Polity & Governance) (Importance of Local Governance, Participatory Democracy)
  • The demonisation of dissent - Article - (Polity & Governance) (Hate Speech, Preventive Detention Law, Article 19(2), Subjective Satisfaction of Police)
  • What is in a NAM and India's alignment Article (International Relations) (NAM, India Foreign Policy, India and its neighbourhood)
  • Mountain that sustain millions - Article (Geography) (Vulnerability of Himalayan Ecosystem)
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08 September, 2020

  • Hypersonic cruise vehicle test puts India in elite club Page 01
  • Empower the youth first Page 06
  • The search for an end to the complex Naga conflict Page 07
  • Tibetan soldier funeral seen as Delhi signal to Beijing Page 09
  • Who will lead the Jamboo Savari this time? Page 08
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07 September, 2020

  • Mixed Messaging: India's Integration into Global Value Chains (GVCs) - Prospects and Challenges Indian Economy
  • Court's drift and Chinks in the Judiciary's Armour: Problems with the Master of Roster System - (Polity & Governance)
  • Research Paper calls for Change in India's Forest Policy - (Environment & Biodiversity)
  • Close old Power Plants: Prelims Pointer on Energy Sector (Environment & Biodiversity)
  • Government suspends FCRA licence of 4 Christian Groups ( Polity & Governance)
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06 September, 2020

  • The 13th Amendment - (Polity & Governance) (The issue of rights of Tamil people in Sri Lanka)
  • What is the GST compensation due to States? - (Indian Economy) (GST compensation)
  • A.P tops in Ease of Doing Business- (Indian Economy) (Ease of Doing Business in India)
  • Is COVID19 setting off a bradykinin storm in the body? - (Science & Technology) (Corona virus and human physiology)
  • Question of the day (Polity & Governance)

05 September, 2020

  • Parliament stifled, business, and a word of advice (Polity and Governance)
  • Appropriate strategy (Security)
  • Greece rejects NATO mediation (International Relations)
  • RBI alters priority sector norms to help start-ups, farmers avail loans (Economy)
  • PRELIMS REVISION
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04 September, 2020

  • Question Hour - Instruments that hold the government accountable (Polity) (Issue of parliamentary accountability)
  • Increasing Marriageable age of girls - (Social issues ) (debate on increasing the marriageable age of girls)
  • Quadrilateral security dialogue - (International Relations)
  • National digital health mission - reference - (Social issues )
  • Telecom sector - reference (Economy )
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03 September, 2020

  • Mains Question Assignment
  • missed opportunity (Editorial) (Internet, Economy)
  • Dissent and detention Page (Editorial) (Polity and Governance)
  • Mission Karmayogi to train govt. officials- (Polity and Governance)
  • Victory in a long battle for equal opportunities Page - (Defence and Security)
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02 September, 2020

  • In Kashmir, still a long way to go - Lead Article (Polity & Governance) (Scrapping Article 370, Complexity of Kashmir, Discussions needed,)
  • A 'new' democracy? Article (Polity & Governance) (New Democracy, Suppression of Human Rights, Global Phenomena)
  • Telcos get 10 years to pay AGR dues to govt. + AGR dues have to be paid in toto: SC - (Economy) (Adjusted Gross Revenue, Core and Non-Core Activities)
  • India aims for balance with slew of Multilateral meetings (International Relations) (2+2 Dialogue, India-US, QUAD)
  • India, Russia to hold naval drills in Andaman Sea (International Relations) (Bilateral Naval Exercise, INDRA 2020, India-Russia, KAVKAZ)
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01 September, 2020

  • GDP falls 23.9% in first quarter + No calm before COVID-19 storm (data point) - (Indian Economy)
  • PLA aggression blocked at Pangong Tso - (International Relation)
  • 'China controls 1,000 sq. km in Ladakh- (International Relation)
  • GST reform needs a new grand bargain - (Indian Economy)
  • Ex­President Pranab Mukherjee passes away - (Polity & Governance)
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31 August, 2020

  • Relocation of Manufacturing from China - (Economy)
  • Ease of Doing Business Report - (Economy) A development that will hardly put India at ease (EDIT)
  • Geographical Indicator - (Economy) (Haladi Loses its flavour amid pandemic) 01
  • Roll On-Roll Off - (Economy) (Karnataka CM flags off RO-RO train to Solapur) Page 08
  • Award winning cardiologist Dr. Padmavati passes away
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30 August, 2020

  • India pulls out of Kavkaz due to China (Security) (Kavkaz, Multilateral Exercise, Russia, SCO)
  • Turkey to hold exercises near Cyprus coast (International Relations) (Greece-Turkey Dispute, NAVTEX, Cyprus, Mediterranean)
  • UAE puts an end to economic boycott of Israel - (International Relations) (UAE-Israel, Abraham Agreement, Palestine)
  • Butterflies are migrating early in Southern India this year (Environment) (Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats, Kerala, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve)
  • Environmentalists petition PM on Char Dham Project (Environment) (Char Dham Project, High Powered Committee)
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29 August, 2020

  • J&K reorganisation act 2019 (Polity) (MHA Notification)
  • India - Japan - (International Relations) (Key Areas of Cooperation)
  • Capturing data for national well being - (Social issues)
  • GST - reference (Economy)
  • Question for the day (International Relations )

28 August, 2020

  • States can have sub-groups among SC/STs, says court - (Polity and Governance) (Sub-classification and test of creamy layer in SC/ST reservation )
  • News on GST Compensation - Polity and Governance)
  • an a digital ID aid India primary health ecosystem? - (Polity and Governance) (National Digital Health Mission)
  • 5 members of Great Andaman tribe test positive - (Polity and Governance) (PVTGs)
  • Revision through Mind Maps
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27 August, 2020

  • Outer Space treaties and Issues (International Relations )
  • Agri - marketing reforms (Economy)
  • South China Sea (International relations)
  • Rule 270 Lok Sabha (Polity & Governance)
  • Question for the day (International Relations )

26 August, 2020

  • Arunachal to seek 6th Schedule status (Polity & Governance + Environment) (Sixth Schedule, Article 371H, Constitution 55th Amendment, Tribes, National Park)
  • Capital air quality improves but still worse among big cities (Environment) (Air Quality Index)
  • The marginalisation of justice in public discourse - Lead Article - (Polity & Governance) (Distributive Justice, Distribution of Benefits and Burden, Need & Desert principle)
  • China floats BRICS 5G base as India mulls ban (Economy) (BRICS Innovation Base, 5G & Artificial Intelligence)
  • Magnets for Manufacturing - Article (Economy) (Attracting Manufacturing firms to India)
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25 August, 2020

  • DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2019 (Science & Technology)
  • India does need a Fiscal Council (Editorial) (Economy)
  • Palestine, now a footnote (Editorial) (International Relations)
  • The challenge of catching elusive taxpayers (Editorial) (Economy)
  • Back and forth (FATF) (International Relations)
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24 August 2020

  • A-G declines plea against swara (Polity and Governance)
  • SC overreacted in Bhushan case (Polity and Governance)
  • More evidence of India's food insecurity (Indian Economy)
  • Not possible to fully block Chinese firms: Officials (International Relation)
  • Balaghat women curb felling of trees (Polity and Governance)
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22 August, 2020

  • Differential impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown - Lead Article (Social Justice)
  • Ahead of Bihar poll, EC nod for filing nomination online (Polity & Governance)
  • Kerala readies to host its first dragonfly festival (Environment)
  • SBI to raise Rs. 8931 cr. Via Basel III Bonds (Economy)
  • Third warning as Godavari level rises at Bhadrachalam (Environment)
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UPSC Prelims 2020 | MCQs on Current Affairs | March 2020 Part 2 of 2 | Raus IAS

  • Black Carbon
  • State of India's Bird 2020 Report
  • ESG Investment
  • Constitution (One Hundred and Fourth Amendment) Act, 2019
  • Migratory Species in India - Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species - CMS COP13
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21 August, 2020

  • Menstrual Leave (Social issues)
  • Increasing the marriageable age for girls (Social issues)
  • Leadership required to handle Modern global issues (Polity & Governance)
  • Namath Basai (Social issues)
  • Son of the Soil - Reference (Polity & Governance)
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20 August, 2020

  • China-Russia ties as a major determinant (International Relation)
  • SC confirms CBI probe into Sushant's death (Polity and Governance)
  • DATA POINT - Young and jobless (Indian Economy)
  • Ex-judge Kurian calls for intra-court appeal (Polity and Governance)
  • Govt. to set up National Recruitment Agency (Polity and Governance)
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19 August, 2020

  • No need to audit PM-CARES: SC (Polity & Governance)
  • SYL issue can disturb nation's security: Punjab CM (Polity & Governance)
  • Time for India and Nepal to make up -Lead Article (International Relations)
  • Aiming to decolonise through colonial logic - Article (Polity & Governance)
  • "No-Go" Forest approved for mining (Environment)
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18 August, 2020

  • Corruption allegations against Judges (Polity & Governance) (Allegation of corruption as Contempt of Court)
  • Reviving Indian Economy - (Economy) (What needs to be done)
  • LG vs Delhi Government - (Polity & Governance)
  • Contempt of Court Reference (Polity & Governance)
  • Question for the day (Polity) (Infrastructure projects aided by India)

17 August, 2020

  • Issues faced during implementation of RTI Act (Polity and Governance)
  • Discussion on Aviation Sector (economy and Infrastructure)
  • Elected Autocracy (Polity and Governance)
  • U.S. FDA nod for rapid, inexpensive saliva test (Science and Technology)
  • Prelims Pointer
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16 August, 2020

  • Govt. may review the age of marriage: PM (Social Justice)
  • Digital Health Mission will liberate Citizens (Social Justice)
  • T-Cell immunity prevents recurrent severe COVID-19 disease (Science & Technology)
  • The milk puzzle (Science & Technology)
  • Hurdles to Naga Peace - FAQ (Security)
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15 August, 2020

  • How will the Israel-UAE pact impact the Gulf? (International Relation)
  • Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over Israel deal (International Relation)
  • Limited peace (Editorial) + India hails UAE-Israel pact, reiterates Palestine cause (International Relation)
  • Gaps in the casting of India's foreign policy (International Relation)
  • RBI to transfer 57,128 crore surplus to Centre for FY20 (Indian Economy)
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14 August, 2020

  • Taxpayer's Charter (Economy)
  • ILO Conventions on Child Labour (International Relations)
  • UAE-Israel Agreement (International Relations)
  • India- Maldives (International Relations)
  • Official languages act - 1963 (Polity & Governance)
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13 August, 2020

  • US Presidential Elections - (Polity and Governance)
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao - (Social Issues)
  • A self-reliant foreign policy-EDIT Page 07 - (International Relations)
  • Shutting the door on Huawei -EDIT Page 07 - (International Relations)
  • How the tiger can regain its stripes-EDIT Page 07 - (Environment)
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12 August, 2020

  • India's population data and a tale of two projections (Social Development)
  • Aaditya writes to Centre over draft EIA notification (Environment & Ecology)
  • The future of Indian secularism (Indian society)
  • Confidential report on Assam Accord released (Polity & Governance)
  • Question of the day (Environment & Ecology)

11 August, 2020

  • New undersea cable to boost Net speed in Andaman (Science & Technology) (Optical Fibre Cable, OFC, Andamans, Act East Policy)
  • Isolating China, as proposition and the reality - Lead Article (Social Justice) (Expansionist China, New Cold War, Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network)
  • The main bricks to use in India's steel frame Article - (Governance) (Charges against bureaucracy, Inaccessibility, Corruption, Concerns with Police)
  • Making up for shortfalls in GST collections Article (Indian Economy) (35:43) (GST Compensation, Fall in GST Collection)
  • Question for the Day

10 August ,2020

  • When Covid-19 Pandemic forced Governments to step up (Social Issues)
  • LAC complicates India's options (International Relations)
  • Balancing Priorities (Environment)
  • The latecomers guide to face mask (Science and Technology)
  • PM launches farm Infra scheme (Economy)
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09th August, 2020

  • Electric Vehicles Policy- Need, Initiatives and Challenges ( Indian Economy)
  • Farm Mechanisation- Benefits, Challenges, Need for Inclusive and Sustainable mechanisation – (Indian Economy)
  • Six BSP MLAs in Rajasthan move SC- Reforms in the Anti-Defection Law- (Polity & Governance)
  • G.C. Murmu takes charge as new CAG- Details about Office of CAG (Polity)
  • Sun coronal magnetic field measured (Science & technology)
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08 August, 2020

  • 2011 report had flagged unsafe conditions at Calicut airport + 18 killed as landslip buries tea workers’ quarters in Idukki (Polity and Governance)
  • Food Vision 2050 Prize for Naandi Foundation - (Indian Economy)
  • Alert amid uncertainty (Editorial) - (Indian Economy)
  • Project proposals must include drone survey report, says State wildlife board - (Environment & ecology)
  • Question of the day (Polity & Governance)

07 August, 2020

  • Cartographic Challenge - Editorial (International Relations)
  • Can the NEP fix access to universal education - Parley (Social Justice)
  • An invisible humanitarian crisis in India - Lead Article (Social Justice)
  • RBI keeps key policy rates unchanged (Indian Economy)
  • Question for the Day

06 August, 2020

  • Medical device industry (Economy)
  • Vulnerabilities of Nuclear weapons (Security)
  • EWS Quota challenged (Polity)
  • Bru Tribes (Polity)
  • Migration during Pandemic - Sociological Analysis (Social Issues )
  • View More

05 August, 2020

  • Language of Unity: Challenges to Three-Language Formula (Polity & Governance)
  • Trump bars H1B Visa holders from Federal Jobs (International Relations)
  • J&K, Ladakh, a year on (Polity & Governance)
  • Alcohol Cess hurting States- Cess Vs Surcharge (Indian Economy)
  • 24 Million may drop out of School due to pandemic: UN (Social Issues)
  • View More

04 August, 2020

  • Draft defence policy (Security)
  • COVID-Vaccine (Science & technology)
  • Real Interest rates (Economy)
  • Purchasing manager's Index (Economy)
  • Asymmetric Federalism (Polity)
  • View More

03 August, 2020

  • A policy with many a right intention (Polity and Governance)
  • Keep the focus on education (Polity and Governance)
  • Parents, the first and natural tutors (Polity & governance)
  • Rebuild India's confidence, revive the economy (Indian Economy)
  • Question of the day (International relation)

2 August, 2020

  • ICMR fast tracks approvals for Israeli research coordinated by DRDO (Science & Technology)
  • One ration card facility in 24 States now (Economy) (One Nation One Ration Card Scheme, NFSA)
  • China and Nepal have treated each other as equals: Xi - (International Relations) (New Quadrilateral Arrangement, Trans-Himalayan Connectivity Network)
  • Arab world's first nuclear plant achieves criticality (Science & Technology) (Pressurised Water Reactor, Barakah, UAE)
  • Detecting Alzheimer's (Science & Technology) (Alzheimer Disease, Tau, Plaques, Microtubule)
  • View More

01 August, 2020

  • Afghan Peace process (International Relations)
  • Decoupling Indian and Chinese Economy (Economy)
  • Urban Local Governance (Polity)
  • Index of eight Core industries (Prelims)
  • Question for the day (Economy)

31 July, 2020

  • Electoral Reforms: Bringing Political Parties under RTI ( Polity & Governance)
  • Should Government go easy on Telecom (Indian Economy)
  • Getting ahead of constitutional Practices (Polity & Governance)
  • A Long Road + An Education policy that is sweeping in its vision (Social Issues)
  • World Gold Council (Economy)
  • View More

30 July, 2020

  • Mains Writing Answer assignment
  • New Education Policy-2020-School Education (Social Issues)
  • New Education Policy -2020- Higher Education (Social Issues)
  • Prospects and Challenges of AIIB (International Relations)
  • Global Internet Governance (Internet and Social Media)
  • View More

29 July, 2020

  • RIC, a triangle that is still important (International relation)
  • China says disengagement at most localities along LAC is complete - (International Relation)
  • Rajasthan Cabinet seeks House session on July 31 - (Polity & governance)
  • Centre unable to pay States GST dues: official - (Polity & governance)
  • At 2,967 tigers, India's capacity at peak - (Environment & Ecology)
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28 July, 2020

  • In reverse gear - Draft EIA - Editorial (Environment)
  • Needed, a map for India's foreign policy - Lead Article (International Relations)
  • An opportunity to reshape health care - Article - (Social Issues)
  • The majority cannot afford a balanced diet - Article (Social Issues)
  • Question for the Day

27 July 2020

  • Remember Jawans, PM tells people (Page 01) - (Internal Security) (Kargil War)
  • Five drown in Assam, flood toll crosses 100 - (Environment) Over 14 lakh affected by Bihar floods (Floods)
  • Scandalizing as contempt (EDIT) - (Polity and Gov) The chilling effect of criminal contempt (EDIT) A motorcycle and the art of court management (EDIT)
  • A revolution in policy mindset- (Inclusive Growth)
  • Prelims Pointers
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26 July, 2020

  • Cabinet decision binding on Governor - Polity
  • Don't privatize PSBs, cut govt. stake: Marathe - Economy
  • India, U.K. affirm commitment to an FTA - Economy
  • Kashmir saffron now has GI certificate - Science
  • Is SARS-CoV-2 a latent virus which can recur? - Science
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25 July, 2020

  • Currency Swap Agreement between India & Sri Lanka (Economy)
  • India - Sri Lanka - need to reset ties- (International Relations)
  • Anti - Defection - Revision (Polity)
  • Permanent commissioning of Women in Army - Revision - (Social Issues)
  • Question for the day (Economy)

24 July, 2020

  • Calibrated Balance - Editorial (International Relations)
  • Escalating Tensions - Editorial (International Relations)
  • Curbs on bidders from new nations- (Economy)
  • Deepening India South Korea ties - Article (International Relations)
  • Towards national security & peace in Hong Kong - Article (International Relations)
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23 July, 2020

  • Mains Assignment Question
  • SC will hear today Rajasthan Speaker's plea against HC order (Polity & governance)
  • Transforming higher education (Social Development)
  • Set up a High Court for Puducherry - (Polity & governance)
  • Are people in J&K citizens or subjects? - (Polity & governance)
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22 July, 2020

  • Towards Robust Data Regulation (Non-Personal Data Governance Framework) ( Polity & Governance)
  • The COVID-19 Fiscal Response and India's standing (Indian Economy)
  • The Main planks in countering China Policy (International Relations)
  • Import Slump (Indian Economy)
  • Limited Trade Deal (International Relations)
  • View More

21 July, 2020

  • India's Role in Changing geo-Politics (International relations)
  • Community Canteens (Social Issues)
  • Oxford Vaccine (Science & Technology)
  • Railway privatization (Economy)
  • Central groundwater Authority (Environment)
  • View More

20 July, 2020

  • A chance to restore the rule of law - Article (Polity & Governance)
  • Why a separate Anti-torture law? - Article (Polity & Governance)
  • Pulse Oximeters (Science & Technology)
  • Make the right call on 'Malabar' going QUAD - Article (International Relations)
  • China committing gross abuses against Uighurs: U.K. (World Geography)
  • View More

19 July, 2020

  • Levy on digital services is ambiguous, say tax experts (Economy)
  • Psoriasis drug in COVID-19 therapy (Science)
  • What is plea bargaining and how does it work? (Polity)
  • Govt. opens up NDRF for individual donations (Polity)
  • Govt. mulls Australia's entry into Malabar drill (I.R)
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18 July, 2020

  • Iran India & China, Chabahar Port Issue (International relations)
  • Reformed Multilateralism (International Relations)
  • UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee (International Relations)
  • Question for the day (International relations)

17 July, 2020

  • Rebel MLAs move High Court Against Speaker's notice ( Debate about Anti-Defection) (Polity & Governance)
  • India registers a steep decline in MMR (Social Issues)
  • Sources of Government's Borrowings - (Indian Economy)
  • Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA): Importance for India (International Relations)
  • Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (Polity & Governance)
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16 July, 2020

  • Mains Assignment Question
  • China's post COVID aggression is reshaping Asia + Trump ends HK's special trade status, backs sanctions + China lashes out at U.K. for Huawei ban(International Relation)
  • SC to hear appeals against Maratha quota (Polity & governance)
  • India and European Union push trade talks - (International Relation)
  • Question of the day (International relation)

15 July, 2020

  • EU, India to meet on resuming FTA negotiations (Economy and International Relations)
  • Lost opportunity (EDIT, International Relations)
  • China making deep inroads into Iran (International Relations)
  • ICMR caution on itolizumab, tocilizumab (Science And technology)
  • Centre limits duration of online school sessions (Social Issues)
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14 July, 2020

  • Chabahar port (International relations)
  • RBI monthly review - (Economy)
  • Operation twist
  • Open market operation
  • Long term repo Operations
  • View More

13 July, 2020

  • The sum and substance of the EU's China dilemma (International Relation)
  • China, Iran close to reaching trade and military partnership (International Relation)
  • Hardly smart about urban health care (Polity & governance)
  • Disabled are entitled to same benefits of SC/ST quota: SC (Polity & governance)
  • NATGRID to get info of suspects from FIRs (Polity & governance)
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12 July, 2020

  • Should Kuwait's draft expat bill worry India? (International Relations)
  • The Spectre of U.S. sanctions: Implications of CAATSA law (International Relations)
  • Indo-China Border Dispute - International Relations)
  • Is the airborne spread of COVID-19 a risk? (Science & Technology)
  • Psoriasis drug gets DCGI nod for emergency use (Science & Technology)
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11 July, 2020

  • Do we need a Fiscal council? (Article) - Economy
  • Reform with caution (Article) - Polity
  • Right to education is kore than a right - Polity
  • In the name of cooperative federalism (Article) - Polity
  • Solar energy will play big role in Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM - Economy
  • View More

10 July, 2020

  • Owning upto criminalisation in politics (Lead Article) (Polity & Governance)
  • Is internet freedom being sacrificed for national security? (Polity & Governance + Security Challenges)
  • Privy Purse: PM's Fresh Move (Archives) (Polity & Governance)
  • Government notifies Draft Rules on Wages Act (Economy)
  • Full play of Internet of Things in design - Telangana Secretariat (Science & Technology)
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09 July, 2020

  • Three NGOs linked to Congress under Home Ministry scanner (Polity & Governance)
  • The social contract needs to be rewritten (Polity & Governance; Ethics, integrity and aptitude)
  • The pandemic is about eyes shut (Polity & Governance; Ethics, integrity and aptitude)
  • Prelims related news
  • Question of the day (Polity & Governance)

08 July, 2020

  • Growing Nuclear Arsenal of China (International relations)
  • India - China Naval Contestation - (International relation)
  • India's Largest Butterfly (Environment )
  • Ethiopian Ethnic Communities (International relation)
  • US CAATSA law (International relation)
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UPSC Prelims 2020 | MCQs on Current Affairs | March 2020 Part 1 of 2 | Raus IAS

  • Indian Ocean Commission - (IOC)
  • OPEC & OPEC Plus
  • Constitution (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 1962
  • Indices/Report on Governance and Raw of Law
  • Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework
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07 July, 2020

  • Announcement on Mains Answer Writing Practice
  • Haryana Cabinet's nod for Reservation for Locals: Locals First Policy Rationale and Implications- (Polity & Governance)
  • MGNREGA: Benefits, Implementation Challenges and Reforms needed (Polity & Governance)
  • Drug Trafficking: Challenges to India's Internal Security (Internal Security)
  • India to review FDI from China (Indian Economy)
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06 July ,2020

  • Raja Ravi Verma (Step into the LIGHT) (Art and Culture)
  • Locust Attacks (FAO issues locust alert for India) (Economy and Environment)
  • China doubles down on claims on eastern Bhutan boundary (International Relations)
  • Vaccine trials take 6 to 9 months: WHO Chief Scientist (Social Issues)
  • India must not cast anchor in 'Enrica Lexie' (EDIT)
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05 July, 2020

  • Amid Ladakh standoff , China, Pak. hold talks (Polity & Governance)
  • Mulling national logistics law (Indian Economy)
  • Gotabaya sets up committee to look into Colombo Port concerns (International Relation)
  • Infant mortality rate surged in M.P. in 2018 (Social Development)
  • Why has Indian Railways opened doors for private players? (Indian Economy)
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04 July, 2020

  • Reset rural jobs policies, recognise women's work (Article) (Economy)
  • Not the time to profiteer: NPPA (Economy)
  • Police violence and how some lives do not matter (Article) (Polity)
  • Traffic on roads abutting Nagarahole Park (Env)
  • ICMR looks at vaccine launch by Aug 15 (Science)
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03 July, 2020

  • China opposes U.K.'s citizenship offer (International Relations)
  • Businesses back new Security Law (International Relations)
  • Cores contraction (Economy)
  • India loses jurisdiction over Italian marines case (International Relations)
  • Private trains will benefit travellers: Rly Board chief - (Infrastructure, Railways)
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02 July, 2020

  • Striking a blow against Assam's inclusive ethos (Article) (Polity)
  • SBI unit to set up SPV for aiding NBFCs on liquidity (Economy)
  • How not to tame the digital dragon (Article) (Polity)
  • Reforming India's digital policy (Article) (Economy)
  • Police reform and the crucial judicial actor (Article) (Polity)
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01 July, 2020

  • Free foodgrain scheme till November + Paswan welcomes PMGKAY extension (Economy)
  • External debt rises in March (Economy)
  • World Bank okays fund for Namami Gange (Environment)
  • Banks sanction Rs. 1 lakh crore loans to 30 lakh MSMEs (Economy)
  • Making trade more digitised - Article (Economy)
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30 June, 2020

  • Legitimate concern (Editorial) (Internal Security)
  • In 24 hours, Palestine faces an existential threat (Editorial) (International Relations)
  • Grain aplenty and the crisis of hunger (Editorial) (Economic and Social Development)
  • The STARS project needs an overhaul (Editorial) (Education)
  • Share public data with the public (Editorial) (Internet and Social Media)
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UPSC Prelims 2020 | MCQs on Current Affairs | February 2020 Part 2 of 2 | Raus IAS

  • Power of a speaker
  • Fifteenth Finance Commission
  • Reservation in Promotion
  • Sand Mining regulation
  • Technical Textile
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29 June, 2020

  • Making sense of China's calculations (International Relations)
  • P.V. Narasimha Rao, the subversive insider (Polity & Governance)
  • 'Draft EIA notification fosters non-transparency, encourages environmental violations'- (Environment and Climate Change)
  • Letter and spirit & Mapillah Rebellion (Reference) (Polity & Governance + Indian History )
  • Mains Value Addition
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28 June, 2020

  • Colombo plea for postponing debt repayment hangs fire (International Relation)
  • PTI denting national interest: Prasar Bharati (Polity & Governance)
  • South China Sea rights should be rooted in UN treaty: ASEAN (International Relation)
  • Black hole merges with unusual compact object (Science & Technology)
  • RBI extends borrowing time for banks (Economy)
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27 June, 2020

  • Getting out of Guns, Germs and Steel Crisis- Lead Article (Indian Economy)
  • Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (Current Affairs)
  • Central Board of the RBI (Indian Economy)
  • World Drug Report by UNODC (International Relations)
  • Tensions in the South China Sea (Reference)
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26 June, 2020

  • Chinese build-­up started in May: MEA + It's wait and watch on disengagement + Why China is being aggressive along the LAC (International Relation)
  • Industry flags delay in China imports (Indian Economy)
  • Can online learning replace the school classroom? (Polity & Governance)
  • India reiterates cultural linkages with Nepal (International Relation)
  • Question of the day (Polity & Governance)

25 June, 2020

  • With space reforms, private sector to get level playing field (Science)
  • The many questions about Favipiravir (Article) (Science)
  • RBI will supervise coop. banks (Economy)
  • CCEA nod for animal husbandry infra fund (Economy)
  • China, Kashmir and the ghost of August 5 (Article) (I.R)
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24 June, 2020

  • Government e Marketplace (Economy)
  • H1B Visa ban (Economy)
  • India - China Naval Contestation (International relation)
  • Geo-Politics of South China Sea & its importance for India
  • Why India needs a maritime strategy
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23 June, 2020

  • India attends RIC Meeting (International Relations)
  • China Joins UN Arms Treaty (International Relations)
  • Lone Wolf Attacks- Challenges to Internal Security (Internal Security)
  • Promote People Power against COVID-19 (Social Issues)
  • Ambubachi Festival and Kamakhya Temple ( Art and Culture)
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22 June, 2020

  • Secrecy of ballot is key to free and fair elections: SC (Polity & Governance)
  • Additional funds sought for Jal Jeevan Mission (Economy)
  • India's continuing two-front conundrum - Lead Article (International Relation)
  • Fighting Double Pandemic; Silent Victim of Violence - Data Point (Social Justice)
  • Operation Samudra Setu (Security)
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21 June, 2020

  • Solar Eclipse (Science and Technology)
  • Single Transferable Vote (FAQ) (Polity and Governance)
  • Who does Galwan Valley belong to? (FAQ) (Internal Security)
  • A Spur in the Grand rivalry (Profiles) (Internal Security)
  • Govt. invites global vessel owners to flag ships in India (Economy)
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20 June, 2020

  • Anti-defection law (Polity)
  • Coal Sector Reforms (Economy)
  • FATF (International relation)
  • NDRF, PMCARES, PMNRF (Polity)
  • Question for the day (Polity)

19 June, 2020

  • India coasts to win in Security Council polls (International Relations)
  • At the high table (International Relations)
  • Can India decouple itself from Chinese manufacturing? (Economy)
  • Rapid antigen testing starts in city (Science and Tech)
  • Galwan: Postscript to a tragedy (Internal Security)
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18 June 2020

  • A.P assembly opposes NPR, NRC - Polity
  • Assessment of OIL well blowout impact begins - Env
  • A presence of equitable and effective care (Article) - Social Issues
  • Multilateralism in post COVID world (Article) - I.R
  • With China, India has to be Aatmanirbhar - I.R
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UPSC Prelims 2020 | MCQs on Current Affairs | February 2020 Part 1 of 2 | Raus IAS

  • 4th EAS CONFERENCE ON MARITIME SECURITY
  • LONG TERM REPO OPERATIONS
  • EASE OF LIVING INDEX INDEX 2019
  • REGULATION OF RO WATER PURIFIER
  • LOCUST ATTACK
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17 June, 2020

  • Nepal ties and the Benaras to Bengaluru spectrum - (International Relation)
  • For better conditions of work - Lead Article - (Economy)
  • 20 Indian soldiers killed in face-off at Galwan - (International Relation)
  • A quota case - (Polity & Governance)
  • Rural India, the new viral flash point - (Polity & Governance)
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16 June, 2020

  • India- China (Lead Article) - (International Relations)
  • India - West Asia - (International Relations)
  • Models of Development for Indian States (Polity & Governance)
  • COVID Testing - (Science & Technology )
  • Nuclear Arsenal - (International Relations)
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15 June, 2020

  • The need for an anti-discrimination law - Lead Article - (Polity & Governance)
  • Diversity & Discrimination - NCERT
  • Constitutional Provisions
  • Important Legislations
  • Behind the curve - GST Compensation Cess - Editorial - (Economy)
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14 June, 2020

  • Various kinds of Boundaries in India -(Internal Security)
  • Biotic Interactions- (Environment)
  • Nepal's 2nd Constitutional Amendment- (International)
  • Can a COVID-19 vaccine be developed soon? )- (S&T)
  • Jal Jeevan Mission - (Social Issues)
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13 June, 2020

  • Reserves exceed $500 bn for the first time (Economy)
  • NHRC takes note pf heath workers woes (Polity)
  • Sample from Lonar lakes sent for testing (Environment)
  • Food inflation accelerates 9.28 % in May (Economy)
  • NGT directive to UPPCN on biowaste (Science)
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12 June, 2020

  • A case for quiet diplomacy (Soft Power & Quiet Diplomacy) (International Relations)
  • IITMadras top institution in govt. ranking (NIRF) (Misc)
  • Lion census method outdated: experts (Canine Distemper Virus) (Biology)
  • Govt. considering universal basic income, says NHRC (NHRC & UNHRC) (Misc)
  • First estimation exercise of Indian gaur in Nilgiris in recent years (Indian Gaur) (Environment & Ecology)
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11 June, 2020

  • Border Adjustment Tax (Economy)
  • G7 Grouping - Need for a New Institution (International Relations)
  • IBC Code - Analysis (Economy)
  • Health Care in India- Issues (Social Issues)
  • Import of Exotic Species (Environment)
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10 June, 2020

  • The anatomy of anti-black racism (Society)
  • Democrats unveil police reforms after Flyod's death (Polity and Governance)
  • Being vocal on the right local (Indian Economy)
  • Question of the Day

09 June, 2020

  • LG overrules Delhi Govt. order to restrict COVID-19 treatment (Polity & Governance)
  • Who's afraid of monetisation of the deficit? - Lead Article (Economy)
  • The critical role of decentralised responses - Article (Polity & Governance)
  • The e-diplomacy experiment & Economy to contract 3.2% in FY21 - WB - (International Relations + Economy )
  • Question for the day

08 June, 2020

  • Swarms of extremism (Polity & Governance)
  • China's internal pressures are driving Xi's tough stance on border (International relation)
  • Addressing the elephant in the room (Environment & Ecology)
  • FB needs stricter policies on misinformation (Polity & Governance)
  • Question of the Day

07 June, 2020

  • Gross Value Added numbers and the Economy (Economy)
  • Deep Sea Microplastics (Env)
  • Suspend imports of Rubber : UIPSA (Economy)
  • Serotonin triggers desert locusts swarm (Science)
  • Figuring out COVID 19 terminologies (Science)
  • View More

06 June, 2020

  • India, China hold talks, agree to resolve differences peacefully - (International Relation)
  • A right time to shift pharma gears - Article - (Social Issues)
  • Ahead of vote for UNSC seat, India launches campaign brochure - (International Relation)
  • RBI creates Rs. 500 funds, to boost payment infra - (Economy)
  • Summary for Prelims
  • View More

05 June, 2020

  • Embracing Alternative Protein (Need for alternative protein) (Environment)
  • India-Australia meet to strengthen ties (International relations)
  • Can social media platforms be arbiter of truth (Social Issues)
  • No action against employers for not paying wages (Polity & Governance)
  • India vows $15 mn to vaccine alliance (What is GAVI) (International Organizations)
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UPSC Prelims 2020 | MCQs on Current Affairs | January 2020 Part 2 of 2 | Raus IAS

  • Convention 190
  • ADITYA L1
  • Indian Ocean Dipole
  • Ramsar Wetland
  • Global Social Mobility index
  • View More

04 June, 2020

  • India - china (International Relations)
  • Power Subsidy in Agriculture (Economy)
  • G11 grouping (International Relations)
  • Agri-Marketing reforms approved by cabinet
  • Question for the day (International Relations)

03 June, 2020

  • Introduction to GSI Hybrid Course
  • Remdesivir cleared for emergency use
  • Electronics incentive schemes launched
  • Moody's downgrades 11 banks
  • Monsoon bounty
  • View More

02 June, 2020

  • Cabinet committee okays 50,000 cr. infusion for MSMEs (Indian Economy)
  • Can allow non-profit organisations to list on 'social stock exchanges - (Indian Economy)
  • Google rejects Australia's call for payout (Indian Economy)
  • A new architecture in quake - prone areas (Physical Geography)
  • Prelims Summary
  • View More

01 June, 2020

  • It's time for a universal basic income programme in India (Universal Basic Income ) (Social Issues)
  • Too many aspirants for MGNREGS jobs (MGNREGA Analysis ) (Social Issues)
  • SpaceX's spacecraft successfully docks with ISS (Commercialisation of space sector) (Science)
  • Questions for the day

31 May, 2020

  • Draft e-commerce policy (Why India needs a policy on e-commerce) (Economy)
  • Prelims Perspective (a) Locust attack (b) G-7 countries (c) D10 club
  • US cuts ties with WHO (International Relations)
  • PM CARES fund not under the ambit of RTI act
  • Question for the day (International Relations)

30 May, 2020

  • HC asks A.P. govt. to reinstate Ramesh Kumar (Polity & Governance) (Autonomy of Election Commission)
  • U.S. sanctions a double-edged sword: Hong Kong (International Relation) (Assertion of China)
  • Anchoring ties with Canberra the virtual way (International Relation) (Geo Strategy and Geo Politics)
  • Prelims Summary (Geo Strategy and Geo Politics)
  • Question of the Day

29 May, 2020

  • Working with China to resolve LAC issue - (International Relation) (Peaceful Settlement of Border dispute based on 5 Past Agreements)
  • From a stand-off to a stalemate - Article - (Security) (Different areas which saw Chinese Aggression in the past)
  • Beijing's Ladakh Brinkmanship - Article (International Relation) (US-China Relationship, US-India-China Geo-politics, South China Sea)
  • For a reset in India-Nepal relationship - Lead Article - (International Relation) (Sagauli Treaty, Origin of Kali River, India-Nepal boundary dispute)
  • i) Export Blocks - Editorial ii) FDI rises 13% to $50 bn iii) Scrapping of RBI Bonds (Export amid COVID, Rise in FDI, RBI Bonds) (Economy)
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28 May, 2020

  • Agriculture Marketing Structure - Analysis (Economy) (Issues that impact agricultural marketing in India)
  • Forest Rights Act 2006 & PESA Act 1996 (Polity) (Tribal Rights)
  • Hong Kong Protest (International Relations) (Background of protests in Hong Kong)
  • Question for the day (Environment)

27 May, 2020

  • PM reviews LAC standoff with NSA, CDS & 3 Service Chiefs + Xi meet PLA, urges battle preparedness - (International Relations) (India-China border dispute, Galwan Valley Region, Galwan River)
  • Oil Price Pickle - Editorial - (Economy) (Decline in Crude Oil Prices in International Market; Govt. raising tax on fuel)
  • FSDC Meeting on Thursday (Economy) (Financial Development Stability Council, Origin and Functions)
  • Fisheries Scheme has no relief component - (Economy) (PMMSY, Blue Revolution, Economic Package)
  • Whitewash - Archives - (History & Culture) (Hunter Committee Report, Jallianwala Bagh, Rowlatt Act)
  • View More

26 May, 2020

  • Criminal Defamation- (Polity and Governance) Batting for free speech (Editorial)
  • A well balanced stimulus package (Editorial) - (Economy)
  • Moving Beyond Geopolitics (Editorial) - (international Relations)
  • Guru Arjan Dev JI - (Art and Culture)
  • Purandardas - (Art and Culture)
  • View More

25 May, 2020

  • For farms and farmers (Problems in Minimum Support Price) (Economy)
  • Hardly the 1991 moment for agriculture (Agriculture Marketing Reforms) (Economy)
  • The need for a million worksites now (MGNREGA and Migrants) (Social Issue)
  • Howrah's botanical garden now a graveyard of 1,000 trees (Jagdish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden)
  • Failing to perform as a constitutional court (Supreme Court & Migrant Crisis) (Polity and Governance)
  • View More

UPSC Prelims 2020 | MCQs on Current Affairs | January 2020 Part 1 of 2 | Raus IAS

  • OPEC(Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization
  • International North-south Transport Corridor (INSTC)
  • 'Blue dot network'
  • Competition Commission of India (CCI)
  • View More

24 May, 2020

  • Belt and Road Initiative - (international Initiative) (China suggests shift in BRI approach amid debt concern)
  • Heat Waves- (Geography, Environment) (Heat wave conditions prevail in Odisha)
  • Phase 1 trial: Adenovirus COVID-19 vaccine found safe
  • Reference (International Relations and Internal Security)
  • QOD

23 May, 2020

  • RBI cuts repo rate again, down to 4% (Indian Economy) (Monetary Stimulus )
  • Lower the temperature, defuse the issue (International Relation) (Economic stimulus for COVID-19)
  • 'New security law will tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong (International Relation) (Geo Strategy and Geo Politics)
  • Will exit Open Skies Treaty, announces U.S. (International Relations) (Geo Strategy and Geo Politics)
  • Question of the Day

22 May, 2020

  • Keeping the peace - Editorial - (International Relations) (India-China border dispute)
  • The lockdown has highlighted stark inequalities - Article - (Economy) (Increase in Social Inequality post COVID, Lack of welfare measures by govt.)
  • Finance Panel flags recovery uncertainty (Economy) (Debt to GDP Ratio to increase for states & centre, Nominal GDP)
  • The Reform Act Unmasked - Archives - (History & Culture) - (Government of India Act, 1919)
  • PET recycling units seek permission to import - (Science & Technology) - (Industry asks to remove import ban, PET - Polyethylene terephthalate)
  • View More

21 May, 2020

  • Defense Policy reforms - Analysis (Security) (Defence reforms under COVID economic stimulus)
  • Comparison of Economic Vision of India and China (International Relations) (Issues in India’s economic Vision)
  • Locust attack (Environment) (Impact on Biodiversity)
  • India - China Boundary issue - revision (International Relations) (Boundary issues between India and China)
  • Question for the day (Geography)

20 May, 2020

  • Behind new incidents, a changed dynamic along India-China Border (International Relations) (India China Relations)
  • Hotter oceans spawn super cyclones (Geography) (Cyclones)
  • A callous response (Social Issues) (Migrants and Governance)
  • A good year for Olive Ridley turtles (Reference)(Environment)
  • Prelims Practice
  • View More

19 May, 2020

  • Introduction to GS Integrated Hybrid Course
  • Tropical Cyclone Nomenclature (Geography and Environment) - (Odisha, West Bengal brace for Amphan)
  • Draft Amendment in the Electricity Act, 2003 (Economy) - (A jolt to National Energy Security) (Editorial)
  • A matter of relief (Editorial) (Economy) - (Revision of all 5 tranches)
  • Stimulus to cost only about 1% of GDP (Economy)
  • View More

18 May, 2020

  • GSI - Hybrid/Online program
  • Centre throws open all sectors to private players + Govt. hikes borrowing limits for States by 5% (Indian Economy) (Economic stimulus for COVID-19)
  • 'Punjab farmers' to go for direct seeding of rice (Polity and Governance) (Major crops and cropping pattern)
  • Getting India back to the Afghan high table + 'India must not give Taliban legitimacy until it joins intra-­ Afghan talks' (International Relations) (Afghan peace talk)
  • Question of the Day

17 May, 2020

  • Important announcement for Queries on E-Learn
  • Govt. throws open defence, coal sectors - Introduction to 4th set of Key Economic Reforms (Economy) (Economic Reform in various sectors)
  • Coal & Mining Sector Reforms - (Economy) (Reform in Coal Sector, Removal of Captive Mining)
  • Coal Nationalisation
  • Captive Mining
  • View More

16 May, 2020

  • 3rd Tranche of Economic Stimulus (Economy)
  • Agri Infrastructure Fund for farm-gate infrastructure for farmers
  • Formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFE)
  • Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)
  • National Animal Disease Control Programme
  • View More

15 May, 2020

  • Introduction to Gs Integrated Hybrid Course
  • 2nd Tranche of announcements Economic Relief Package (Economic and Social development)
  • Changes to labour laws (Polity and Governance/economy)
  • Summary for prelims
  • Question of the day (Polity & Governance)

UPSC Prelims 2020 Practice MCQs _ Economy _ Part 3 of 3 _ Rau's IAS

  • Human capital index
  • Apprentice rules Amendment 2019
  • International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) Act, 2013
  • Elephant Bond
  • Strategic disinvestment
  • View More

14 May, 2020

  • Major stimulus package for MSMEs (Economy)
  • Nature of Package offered by the government (Economy)
  • Collateral free automatic loans for standard MSMEs (Economy)
  • Subordinate debt for stressed MSMEs (Economy)
  • Fund of funds for MSMEs (Economy)
  • View More

13 May, 2020

  • GSI - Hybrid/Online program
  • PM announces 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package (Indian Economy)
  • Riding roughshod over State governments + Reaffirm cooperative federalism (Polity and Governance)
  • India may miss nutrition targets (Social Development)
  • Italy, India and a common thread in partnership (International Relation)
  • View More

12 May, 2020

  • GS Integrated Hybrid Course Introduction
  • India-Nepal Border dispute- (International Relations)
  • Labour reforms in India- (Economy) Legal but not appropriate (Editorial) Equal freedom and forced labour (Editorial) Trade Unions may knock at ILO's door
  • Provisions related to Rajya Sabha (Polity and Governance) The Need for a Second Chamber (Editorial)
  • E- NAM - (Agriculture) (Mandis linked to e-NAM see 65% rise in count post lockdown)
  • View More

11 May, 2020

  • Norms issued for restart of industrial units (Disaster Management) (Norms for industrial re-opening, Important highlights of Disaster Management Act)
  • Trends shaping the post-COVID-19 World - Lead Article - Lead Article (International Relations) (Changing Global Order, Emergence of Strong China, Retreat of US)
  • NIV develops tests to detect Antibodies (Science & Technology) (ELISA Test for Coronavirus, Antibody test)
  • Tying up with Todas to keep the virus at bay (Science & Technology) (Toda Artisans, Nilgiris, PVTG-Tamil Nadu)
  • Venture Capital Fund for scheduled Castes and Backward Classes (Social Issues) (Venture Capital Fund for SC/OBC promotes entrepreneurship)
  • View More

10 May, 2020

  • Government Borrowings (Economy) (Central government borrowings)
  • Inter State Migrant Worker Act (Economy) (labour laws )
  • PM CARES - Concerns (Economy) (Issues surrounding PM CARES FUND)
  • Prelims perspective
  • a. Lipu Lekh Pass
  • View More

09 May, 2020

  • Green tribunal directs LG Polymers to deposit 50 cr (Polity and Governance) (Compensation for damage to life, property and environment)
  • Contempt for labour (Polity and Governance) (Labour Rights)
  • Shaping Indias response in a global hinge moment (International Relation) (India Geo-strategy in Indo-pacific region)
  • Prelims Summary
  • Question of the Day

08 May, 2020

  • Water wisdom during a pandemic (Environment & Ecology) (Water Management)
  • A. Vizag gas leak claims 11 lives; over 350 hospitalized B. Toxic disaster (Editorial) (Styrene Gas) (Environment)
  • Band-like clouds seen over Sun neighbour (Space) (Binary Dwarf)
  • CSIR contributes to genome database (Bio-Technology) (Gene, Genome and Genome Sequencing)
  • Conducting elections during a pandemic (Ref-1) (Polity & Governance) (Legislative Council)
  • View More

07 May, 2020

  • Resuscitating Multilateralism with India's help - Lead Article (International Relations) (Multilateral System, Global Supply Chain, Globalisation)
  • A war like state and a bond to the rescue Article (Economy) (About Consol Bond, Issued in war like situation)
  • Rent control amidst pandemic - Article (Polity & Governance) \ (Model Tenancy Act, 2019, Housing for All by 2022)
  • Pigs die of suspected Hog Cholera in Meghalaya (Science & Technology) (Hog Cholera - Classical swine Fever - & African Swine Fever, Disease caused by virus)
  • Summary for Prelims
  • View More

06 May, 2020

  • New Economic Model (Economy) (Problems in the present economic model)
  • Steps to Boost Economic Growth : Abhijit Banerjee (Economy) (Measures to deal with Economic crisis caused by COVID-19 Pandemic)
  • Status of casual labors A. Classification of workers - NSO (Social Justice) (Steps to improve status of workers in India )
  • Question for the day

05 May, 2020

  • Features of elearn platform
  • COVID­19 and Indias fiscal conundrum (Indian Economy) (Resource Mobilisation)
  • MPLADS, its suspension, and why it must go (Polity & Governance) (Issues arising out of implementation of schemes )
  • Off course (Editorial) (Polity & Governance)) (Inter-State River Water Dispute)
  • Prelims Summary
  • View More

UPSC Prelims 2020 Practice MCQs _ Economy _ Part 2 of 3 _ Rau's IAS

  • Non-banking finance companies (NBFCs)
  • Liquidity Coverage ratio
  • Operation twist : RBI
  • Monetary Policy Corridor
  • Inflation
  • View More

04 May, 2020

  • Important Announcement from UPSC for Prelims Exam (Prelims exam-2020 deferred)
  • E-Learn Platform of Raus IAS
  • BRICS against COVID-19 (International Organization) (New Development Bank & BRICS)
  • Tripura groups oppose settlement of Brus (Human Geography) (Bru Tribe)
  • Scramble for funds as Centre tightens purse strings (Ref-1)
  • View More

03 May, 2020

  • Minorities panel chief charged with sedition (Polity & Governance) (National Minority Commission, Sedition, Freedom of Speech, Case Laws)
  • an antibody test help tackle COVID-19? - FAQ (Science & Technology (RT-PCR Test - Antigen -direct test, Rapid Testing Kits - Antibodies)
  • States scrape the barrel as revenue dry up (Indian Economy) (Drying up of state taxes and revenue)
  • Documenting the last honey hunting group of Arunachal (History & Culture) (About Sherdukpen Tribe, Chi Lupo â Honey Hunter, Best Documentary Film)
  • Drug Approved for use in Emergency - Remdesivir (Science & Technology) (Remdesivir - Antiviral drug - used to treat Ebola & Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
  • View More

02 May, 2020

  • Trends in tax receipts (ECONOMY) (Trends in government revenues)
  • Food nutrition and livelihood security : COVID impact (Economy)- (09:49) (Social impact of lockdown)
  • Index of eight core industries (Economy) (Measuring industrial growth)
  • BCG Vaccine for COVID-19 Prevention (Science & technology)
  • Summary
  • View More

01 May, 2020

  • Features of elearn platform
  • Governors Rule in BTAD may impact Assam alliance govt (Polity & Governance) (Autonomous District Council)
  • EC vague on RTI asking if J&K is in Electoral College (Polity & Governance) (Presidential Election)
  • Should govt. intervene in platform-publisher relationships? (Polity & Governance) (News Aggregator)
  • Prelims Summary (Science & Technology)
  • View More

30 Apr, 2020

  • Study on China dams bring Brahmaputra into focus (International Relation) (India and China and control over rivers)
  • By any calculus, India qualifies for UNSC permanent seat (International Relation)- (Security Council Seat for India)
  • Afghan peace and India's elbow room (International Relations) (India Afghanistan Relations)
  • A greater impact on women (Social Issues) (COVID and Women)
  • Prelims Pointers
  • View More

UPSC Prelims 2020 Practice MCQs _ December_ Part 2 of 2 _ Rau's IAS

  • EUROPEAN UNION GREEN DEAL
  • TYPHOID VACCINE
  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
  • Global Refugee Forum
  • Global Gender Gap Index
  • View More

29 Apr, 2020

  • Discussion on E-Learn - (Searching topics discussed in DNS)
  • $1.5 Billion ADB Loan to fund COVID response (International Relation) (Loan provided by ADB to India)
  • Anti-graft laws cover Deemed Universities: SC (Polity & Governance) (Officials of Deemed universities are Public Servant under Prevention of Corruption Act)
  • Global Terrorism Index 2019 - slammed by NITI Aayog (International Relations) (Important highlight of 2019 Report on Global Terrorism Index)
  • USCIRF downgrades India in 2020 List (International Relations) (India placed under Country of Particular Concern - CPC, US can impose sanctions)
  • View More

28 Apr, 2020

  • Impact of COVID-19 on geopolitics and geo economics (International Relations) (Changing of Global Order)
  • RBI : Liquidity for MFs (Economy) (Liquidity scheme for Mutual Funds by RBI )
  • India in the post pandemic world (Social Justice) (Steps India should take to improve the Poor and vulnerable sections)
  • Virtual Proceedings : SC (Polity & Governance)
  • Report : Trends in world military expenditure (Science & technology)
  • View More

27 Apr, 2020

  • CERT-In to conduct security audit of COVID-19 data (Polity & Governance) - (Data Security)
  • At the edge of a new nuclear arms race (International Relation) - (Nuclear arms race)
  • Immunocompromised (Science & Technology) - (Immune System
  • CM asks people of all faiths to donate plasma (Science & Technology) (Plasma therapy)
  • Prelims Summary
  • View More

26 Apr, 2020

  • Why pathogens travel in search of a host (Science & Technology) (Zoonotic Diseases)
  • First merger of two black holes with unequal masses detected (Science & Technology) (Black Holes, Gravitational Waves)
  • For BRICS, challenges and opportunities (International Organization) (BRICS and Global Governance)
  • Quick nod likely for China investments (Ref-1) Economy (FDI)
  • Prelims Pointers
  • View More

25 Apr, 2020

  • PM's help sought to bring bodies from GCC nations (International Relation) (Gulf Cooperation Council, its members)
  • We will build ties in the neighborhood: Taliban (International Relation) (Negotiation between Taliban & Afghanistan govt. Implications for India)
  • No plan to ease fiscal deficit targets (Indian Economy) (Escape Clause â FRBM Act)
  • Troughs and crest in the pandemic response - Lead Article (International Relation) (International collaboration to tackle COVID-19)
  • Wildlife Board nod for mining in Assam Elephant Reserve (Environment) (National Board for Wildlife, Elephant Reserves, Project Elephant)
  • View More

UPSC Prelims 2020 Practice MCQs _ December_ Part 1 of 2 _ Rau's IAS

  • India State Of Forest Report
  • Cop- 25
  • Global Climate Risk Index 2020
  • Global Innovation & Technology Alliance
  • Osiris-Rex
  • View More

24 Apr, 2020

  • RBI to restart Operation Twist to manage yields (Indian Economy) (Bond market stabilisation)
  • Repo auction gets poor response (Indian Economy) (Financing NBFC)
  • Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic (International Relation) (South China Sea)
  • Australia pitches for trilateral ties (International relation) (Regional Groupings)
  • Question of the day (Indian Economy)

23 Apr, 2020

  • Sugarcane Pricing Policy (Economy) a) WTO sugarcane pricing Issue b) Liquidity crisis in Sugarcane Sector (Various issues related to the Sugarcane sector)
  • Global Remittances- World bank (Economy)- (Slowing of Global Remittances and its impact on India)
  • 100% Quota for tribal teachers (Polity ) - (Supreme Court Judgement on the Issue)
  • Independence of Judiciary - Reference (Polity)
  • Question of the day (Economy)

22 Apr, 2020

  • A) Futures Shock (Editorial) B) Why are the oil prices in the negative terrain? (Economy) (West Texas Intermediaries and Brent Crude)
  • The Key strategy is fiscal empowerment of states (Polity & Governance) (Cooperative federalism and states)
  • A change in migrant policy (Social Issues) (Problems of Migration and Pandemics)
  • Ill-equipped to deal with a crisis(Polity and Governance) (Science Policy and Pandemics)
  • ICMR asks states to stop using rapid tests (Science & Technology)(What is rapid tests?)
  • View More

21 Apr, 2020

  • The occasion to revisit Sovereign's Role - Lead Article (Polity & Governance) - (Retreat of State in important public services, Revisit governmentâs role in society
  • Implement Aarogya Setu, but only through Law - Article (Polity & Governance)- (Privacy concerns on Aarogya Setu App, Article 21)
  • The invisible face of the fallout - Article â Article (Social Justice) - (Impact on Women due to Covid-19 pandemic, increased domestic violence cases)
  • Speed of virus infection slows, doubling time rises in 18 States (General Science) - (IMF Report on world growth projections)
  • Question for the Day

20 Apr, 2020

  • Issues in functioning of WHO (International Relations) - (Issues with WHO’s handling of COVID Pandemic)
  • Social Vaccine (Social Issues)- (Effectiveness of social vaccine in handling Pandemics)
  • World Bank - Report on South Asia (Economy) - (Report on economic crisis due to COVID-19 outbreak)
  • Summary
  • Question of the day (Art & Culture)

19 Apr, 2020

  • Features of elearn platform
  • Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce viral load, randomised trial shows (Science & Technology) (Treatment for COVID-19)
  • Will convalescent plasma help COVID-19 patients? (Science & Technology) - (Treatment for COVID-19)
  • RT­PCR only confirmatory test, says govt. (Science & Technology) - (Treatment for COVID-19)
  • Govt. nod mandatory for FDI from neighboring countries (Indian Economy) - (FDI policy of India)
  • View More

18 Apr, 2020

  • RBI to pump in Rs. 1 lakh crore, Helping a lending hand - Editorial, NBFC gets Rs. 50,000 crore liquidity booster, Moratorium period will not count for NPA purpose: RBI, Industry hails RBI move (Economy)
  • A season of change - Editorial (Geography & Environment)
  • Minor Forest Produce in Exemption List - Article (Polity & Governance)
  • A virus, social democracy and dividends for Kerala - Lead Article (Polity & Governance) (Benefits of Social Democracy in Kerala, Welfare State, DPSP)
  • Reference - Institutional fixes and the need for ethical politics (Anti-Defection - 20-03-20) (Polity & Governance)
  • View More

UPSC Prelims 2020 Practice MCQs _ Economy _ Part 1 of 3 _ Rau's IAS

  • Measuring economic growth
  • GDP deflator
  • Economic Liberalisation
  • Trends in government finance
  • Fiscal deficit
  • View More

17 Apr, 2020

  • Categories of Workers – NSO) (Economy) (Trends in employment status)
  • Virtual Reality (Science & Technology)- (Virtual Reality and telemedicine)
  • Reviving Indian Economy (Economy) - (Suggestions for revival of Indian Economy)
  • Depreciation Rupee (Economy) - Reference - (Previous Year Questions on Rupee depreciation)
  • Question of the day (Science)

16 Apr, 2020

  • Outdated data keep 10 crore out of PDS: Economists (Outdated Census Data and National Food Security Act) (Economy)
  • Trump under fire for attacking WHO, Disastrous decision, India Steers clear of WHO row (WHO & World Health Assembly) (International Organizations)
  • Of the places you will go (Pahari Painting Style) (Art and Culture)
  • How pandemics changed the world (Spanish Flu, Black Death, Justinian Plague) (Biology)
  • Thissur Pooram Festival (Art and Culture)
  • View More

15 Apr, 2020

  • Corona Bond - Editorial (International Groupings) (European Union, European Stability Mechanism, European Council, European Commission, European Investment Bank, European Central Bank)
  • U.S. approves two missile deals with India (International Relations) (India-USA deal - Harpoon Block II Air launched missile, Lightweight Torpedoes, Offset Agreements)
  • Economic Liberalisation and its faults - Article (Economy) (Critical Analysis of Economic Liberalisation, Dependence of Import, lack of Manufacture)
  • World Economy to contract by 3% - IMF (Economy) (IMF Report on world growth projections)
  • SoI maps add heft to Aarogya Setu App - (Science & Technology) (Aarogya App, Sahyog App, Survey of India, Geospatial data)
  • View More

14 Apr, 2020

  • Features of elearn platform
  • MGNREGA jobs crash to 1% of normal (Polity & Governance) (Scheme for vulnerable section)
  • Centre may raise loan to pay GST dues to States (Indian Economy (GST compensation to the states )
  • Sacking by subterfuge (Polity & Governance) (Soft power diplomacy)
  • Ambedkar and the Poona Pact (Indian History) (Important International Organisations)
  • View More

13 Apr, 2020

  • Two way interaction on E-Learn
  • Framework of PDS- (Economy) (Enough grains for 9 months)
  • Pattachitra - (Art and Culture) (Heritage crafts village in Odisha wears deserted look)
  • Kalarippayattu - (Art and Culture) (Six microsites to promote Kerala)
  • Martial arts of India- (Art and Culture) (11 held for chopping off Policeman's hand)
  • View More

12 Apr, 2020

  • COVID-19 and Immunity - FAQ (Science & Technology) (Spike Glycoprotein; Envelop Protein; Membrane Protein; Nucleocapsid Protein; Spike binds with ACE2 Receptor)
  • Holdings in Gold Backed Exchange Traded Funds at an all time high (Economy) (Gold based Exchange Traded Fund)
  • State must evolve norms to help labourers return: Gadkari (Economy) (Classification of MSME, UK Sinha Committee)
  • To ease lockdown, what are the options - FAQ (Disaster Management and Governance) (Steps to open National Lockdown, Alternatives)
  • Return of the Native - Leatherback Turtle - Magazine
  • View More

11 Apr, 2020

  • Moratorium on repayment puts NBFCs in a spot (What is NBFC and how they work?) (Economy)
  • Sanitation Tunnel (Bad effects of sanitation tunnel & Sodium Hypochlorite) (Science)
  • Passing of Shanti Hiranand, the Begum Akhtar era is formally over (Thumri, Dadra and Ghazal Indian Art & Culture) (History & Culture)
  • Saudi Russia want oil cuts finalized at G-20 talks (OPEC & OPEC+ Oil Prices) (International Relations)
  • Lives and livelihood (Editorial) Reference

10 Apr, 2020

  • India - Gulf Economic ties (Economy) (Impact of falling crude oil Prices India -Gulf economic ties)
  • COVID Outbreak and Globalization (Economy) (Impact of COVID outbreak on the Course of Globalisation)
  • Long Term Repo Operation (Economy) (Monetary policy tool of RBI)
  • Plasma Therapy (Science) (treatment of COVID-19 Patients)
  • Prelims Revision
  • View More

09 Apr, 2020

  • Financing the pandemic rescue package (Polity & Governance) (Mobilisation of resources)
  • Needed, greater decentralisation of power (Polity & Governance) (Indian Federalism)
  • Importance of soft power is increasing globally (International Relation) (Soft power diplomacy)
  • It's time for the Red Berets (International Relation) (Important International Organisations)
  • Mains Answer Value Addition
  • View More

08 Apr, 2020

  • Gagnyaan Mission (Science and Technology) (Amid Lockdown in Russia, Gaganyaan trainees healthy)
  • Bhilwara Model of containment (Disaster Management) (A Script of action, responsibility and compassion: Edit)
  • Cytokine Response and Cytokine Storm (Science and Technology) (India lifts ban on Hydroxychloroquine )
  • 10 questions posed by the virus (Editorial) (Polity and Governance)
  • Genome Sequencing- (Science and Technology) (Two CSIR labs start virus sequencing)
  • View More

07 Apr, 2020

  • MPLADS Suspended, PM, MPs to take 30% salary cut (Polity & Governance) (MPLADS, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation)
  • Pench Tiger deaths raises COVI-19 Fears; New York Zoo Tiger tests positive for virus (Environment) (Pench Tiger Reserve)
  • Preparing for SAARC 2.0 - Article (International Relations) (India's leadership Role in Reviving SAARC)
  • Farmers are at their wits' end - Article - (Economy and Social Justice) (Global Food Security amid pandemic)
  • Democracy should not permit a trade-off - Article- (Polity & Governance) (Authoritarian Nature of countries during COVID-19 Pandemic)
  • View More

06 Apr, 2020

  • A niggardliness that is economically unwarranted (Why Economic Package is low?) (Economy)
  • Reducing farm distress during pandemic (Covid Crisis and Agriculture) (Economy)
  • The mystery of low German COVID-19 fatality rates (How some countries fought COVID efficiently) (Case Study)
  • Criticality of community engagement (What community engagement is important?) (Social Issues)
  • India bans export of hydroxychloroquine (Hydroxychloroqunine Medicine) (Science)
  • View More

05 Apr, 2020

  • Falling Crude Oil Prices (Impact of falling crude oil Prices on Oil importing Nations ) (Economy)
  • ICMR - Rulebook on Large Outbreaks (Guidelines on handling the CORONA Outbreak) (Social Issues)
  • Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery (Applications of AI) (Science)
  • COVID-19 on Surfaces (Effective disinfectants for cleaning COVID-19 from Solid surfaces) (Science)
  • Prelims Revision
  • View More

04 Apr, 2020

  • NSA invoked against four Indore residents (Polity & Governance) (National Security and Public Order)
  • Capital records wettest March in history, says Met (Indian Geography) (Changing Weather Pattern)
  • Cuban doctors fighting virus around world (International Relation) (Heath Systems across the world)
  • Plea seeks minimum wages for migrant workers (Disaster Management and Social Justice) (Social justice during Disaster Management)
  • Questions on E-Learn
  • View More

03 Apr, 2020

  • Geo­fencing app to locate quarantine violators (Science and Technology)
  • DRDO develops bio suit, sealant for safety gear (Science and Technology)
  • Tablighi Jamaat: on a mission to purify Islam - (Art and Culture) (Reformist Vs Revivalist Movements)
  • Making the private sector care for public health (Social Issues)
  • Safe Forests, Safe People (Social Issues)
  • View More

02 Apr, 2020

  • Centre defines J&K Domicile Rules (Polity & Governance) (New Domicile Rules, The J&K Reorganisation Order, 2020)
  • RBI relaxes Export & Ways and Mean Advances Rules (Economy) ( Including Ad hoc and Treasury Bills)
  • Thinking National, Acting Local Article (Polity & Governance) (Financial powers of NITI Aayog )
  • The Battle to set Oil Prices Article (International Relations) (Energy War between Russia, Saudi Arabia and USA)
  • Indian Defence Export & Import - SIPRI (Defence) (SIPRI report, Decline in Import & Increase in Export of defence equipment)
  • View More

UPSC Prelims 2020 _ MCQs on Current Affairs _ November 2019 Part 1-2 _ Raus IAS

  • Iran's Nuclear Program
  • India Justice Report
  • Minimum Support Prices
  • Nagaland
  • Solar dynamics
  • View More

01 Apr, 2020

  • The cost of cure for COVID-19 (Medicines, IPR and Compulsory License) (Science and Technology)
  • Supreme court upholds the right to discuss COVID-19 (Right to discuss and Media) (Polity and Governance)
  • China clashes with Indonesia's fishing fleets (South China Sea Conflict) (International Relation)
  • China-India celebrate 70 years of diplomatic association (India China Relations) (International Relations)
  • Three quasi-subspecies of virus in circulation in India (COVID-19 VIRUS and India) (General Science)
  • View More

31 Mar, 2020

  • COVID-19 Related Important Themes (Important Themes related to COVID -19 from UPSC perspective)
  • Cauvery River (Indian geography) (Map location - prelims)
  • Forest fires (Environment) (Important Aspects of Forests for prelims)
  • COVID 19 And Food Security (Social Issues) (Impact of CRORNA outbreak on Global Food Supply chains)
  • Questions on E-Learn

30 Mar,2020

  • Deep Void in global leadership (WHO's Functioning amid COVID response) (Social Issues)
  • Deep Void in global leadership (Global collective action against nCOVID-19) (Social Issues)
  • Gallery launches virtual tour of collection (Indian modern Painters) (Art and Culture)
  • US Air Force cancels Red Flag Exercise (many other Defence Exercises) (Defence)
  • Himalayan Ibex a distinct Species (Environment)
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29 Mar, 2020

  • PM sets up new fund to fight virus - (Polity and Governance)
  • Centre tells States to set up camps for migrant workers (Polity and Governance)
  • Centre plans classes in distance mode - (Polity and Governance)
  • Why has Kerala sought a relaxation of FRBM rules - (Indian economy)
  • All shook up - (Indian economy)
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28 Mar, 2020

  • India to join Solidarity Drug trial of WHO - Social Issues
  • India to set up Electronic Platform to fight COVID-19 - International Relations
  • Shift upscaling food rationing now - Lead Article - Social Issues
  • RBI Cut rates, allows loan moratorium; RBI's gun boom; Home and Auto EMIs, credit card dues deferred; Liquidity flood gates opened - Economy
  • Arunachal Pradesh tribes revive indigenous lockdown rituals -History & Culture
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