03 June, 2020

  • Introduction to GSI Hybrid Course
  • Remdesivir cleared for emergency use
  • Electronics incentive schemes launched
  • Moody's downgrades 11 banks
  • Monsoon bounty
  • Prelims Pointers
  • Question of the day

Prelims Quiz

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    REMDESIVIR CLEARED FOR ‘EMERGENCY USE’

    Antiviral drug Remdesivir has been cleared for treatment of COVID­19 patients “under emergency use,” the Union Health Ministry said, adding that the decision was based on available evidence.

    • Mechanism of viral action
    • Role “Remdesivir” performs to stop the replication process of the virus

     

    ELECTRONICS INCENTIVE SCHEMES LAUNCHED

    The Union Cabinet has recently approved 3 schemes in order to boost electronics Manufacturing in India.

    • Current scenario of India’s electronic manufacturing
    • Why is it important for India to invest in this sector
    • Challenges being faced by this sector
    • Steps taken by the government

     

    INDIA’S SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING DOWNGRADED

    The Global Credit ratings agency Moody’s has recently downgraded India's sovereign credit rating from "Baa2" to "Baa3". Further, it has continued its forecast of Indian economy as Negative.

    • What are Credit rating agencies and how do they work?
    • How India's Credit rating has changed over a period of time?
    • Why has Moody's downgraded India's sovereign rating?
    • Implications of such a downgrade

     

    MONSOON BOUNTY

    The monsoon has finally set in over Kerala in keeping with the textbook date of June 1. In May, the IMD had forecast a four-day delay in the onset over Kerala.

    • The criterion defined by IMD
    • Difficulties in monsoon predictions
    • National Monsoon Mission
    Comments

    krishna premi 1 month ago

    Q3: when the qn is about COVID 19 , how could the answer include 3rd statement as well. Can anyone reply please.

    Vikram gurjar 1 month ago

    @krishna premi 
    dear that statement was the context in which the question was asked. 
    you may have seen same kind of questions in real exam so that we could understand why the question is being asked to us. 
    this question was same as .... " nisarga cyclone was recently in news. what are the factors which causes cyclones in india."
    " msp has done a good job in better the condition of farmers in india. which of the following statement is or are incorrect about msp. "



    SUNNY SAURAV 3 weeks ago

    Rainfall in TN occurs in answer C both ?