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Golden jackal faces threat in its habitat (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Destruction of mangrove cover in Bandar Reserve Forest may trigger man-animal conflict Destruction of mangrove cover in the Bandar Reserve Forest is forcing the golden jackal (Canis aureus) out of its habitat, triggering a conflict with the local communities. About Bandar Reserve Forest The reserve forest is in Andhra Pradesh. About Golden jackal  The conservation … Continued

PM lays Foundation Stone for Poorvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh (Relevant for GS Prelims)

The Prime Minister laid the Foundation Stone of the Poorvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. Poorvanchal Expressway The Prime Minister said that the 340 kilometer long Poorvanchal Expressway would transform the towns and cities that it passes through. The Lucknow-Azamgarh-Ballia Expressway is an under construction 6-lane, divided and access-controlled highway, in India’s Uttar Pradesh … Continued

Shwet Ashwa Drass Expedition (Relevant for GS Prelims)

What is Shwet Ashwa Drass Expedition? Shwet Ashwa, the elite motorcycle display team of the Corps of Military Police, commenced a motor cycle expedition from Bengaluru to Drass on 2nd July 2018 as a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives during the Kargil war. The expedition reached New Delhi on 13th Jul … Continued

Start up yatra (Relevant for GS Prelims)

About Startup India Yatra To promote job creation in tier 2 and tier 3 towns and cities, Startup India organizes the Startup India Yatra in one state every month. The Yatra conducts boot camps where students are taught lessons in business planning followed by a pitch fest where ideas are invited. Shortlisted business ideas get … Continued

On JEE and NEET twice a year (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper)

In an ideal system, admission to higher education courses would be based on assessment of aptitude and suitability, and a testing process that is transparent, accessible and fair. The criticism of admission tests India’s policymakers have struggled to create a credible national admissions apparatus for professional degree programmes that accommodates the diversity and plurality of … Continued

PM Modi, Prez Moon Jae-In inaugurate world’s largest mobile phone factory, will produce 1 crore sets a month (Relevant for GS Prelims)

World’s largest mobile phone factory in Noida Samsung announced that it will double the capacity of its mobile phone factory in Noida making it the largest phone manufacturing unit in the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-In together inaugurated the plant which will produce up to 120 million smartphones every … Continued

Consult UPSC for selecting police chiefs, SC tells States

  ‘Send list of probables to service commission for shortlisting three names’ The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained the State governments from appointing Directors-General of Police without first consulting the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The State government concerned has to send to the service commission the names of the probables three months before the … Continued

Golden Globe Race (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Who Conducts  Golden Globe Race ? The GGR is being conducted by U.K.-based sailing pioneer Sir Robin Knox Johnston to commemorate 50 years since the world’s first solo non-stop circumnavigation by him on-board the Indian-built boat Suhaili, in 1968. Who is participating from India? Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, a well-known sailor, is … Continued

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