The number and value of bad loan accounts in the Kishore category of the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) for a dozen public sector banks including State Bank of India, Canara Bank and Bank of Baroda, have jumped 107 per cent and 71 per cent, respectively, as on September 30, 2019 compared with March 31, 2019.

Researchers have discovered a new species of non-venomous burrowing snake in Arunachal Pradesh, named Trachischium apteii.

28 November 2019

Global warming alters rainfall pattern

By Aspire IAS

Global warming has altered a key weather system and that may be whetting cyclones in the Bay of Bengal, decreasing winter rain in north India and altering global rainfall patterns, a study by a team of Indian and U.S. researchers has found.

The Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Opposition walked out during the voting on the Bill.

India’s exports are contracting. In the export of garments, countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam are beating India.

Lok Sabha passed a Bill that seeks prohibition of e-Cigarettes in India with Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, calling the ban as a “pre-emptive strike" on the “hazardous" addiction.