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Daily News Update for 29th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

29 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express in today's newspaper along with the links for the relevant topics.


PT 2020 Special - 28th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

28 June 2019 12:00:00

This is a new initiative by Aspire IAS in which we update current affairs, specifically relevant for Prelims GS Paper 1


Heatwave and its Global Impact

By Aspire IAS

28 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: Europe braces for a heatwave, and it's likely the new normal. About Heatwave: Globally, a heatwave is  considered to be an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year, which may be accompanied by high humidity. 


Financial Stability Report by RBI

By Aspire IAS

28 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: NPAs down, credit growth picking up: RBI (crux of the article is also included). Financial Stability report is a half-yearly report published by the RBI. It is a report for  the collective assessment of the Sub-committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability, as also the resilience of the financial system. The Report also discusses issues relating to development and regulation of the financial sector.


Daily News Update for 28th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

28 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express in today's newspaper along with the links for the relevant topics.


Daily News Update for 27th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

27 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express in today's newspaper along with the links for the relevant topics.


All about the DNA Regulation Bill

By Aspire IAS

26 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: Why govt. wants to bank DNA


PT 2020 Special - 26th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

26 June 2019 12:00:00

This is a new initiative by Aspire IAS in which we update current affairs, specifically relevant for Prelims GS Paper 1


Daily News Updates for 26th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

26 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express in today's newspaper along with the links for the relevant topics.


ASEAN and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

By Aspire IAS

25 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: It's premature to count India out of RECP: Centre (Crux of the article is also included). RCEP or Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a proposed Free Trade Agreement which aims to create a free trade zone of 10 ASEAN nations with Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand. Negotiations under the RCEP started in May 2013. Since then, it has undergone 25 rounds of expert analysis and 13 Ministerial meetings.


PT 2020 Special - 25th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

25 June 2019 12:00:00

This is a new initiative by AspireIAS in which we will update current affairs, specifically relevant for Prelims GS Paper-1


Daily News Update 25th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

25 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express on 22nd June 2019 along with the links for the relevant topics.


NITI Aayog in India

By Aspire IAS

24 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: Reimagining the NITI Aayog (crux of the article is also covered).


Genome Sequencing and its relevance in Bio-technology

By Aspire IAS

24 June 2019 12:00:00

A genome is defined as an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Each genome contains all the information needed to build and maintain that organism. In humans, a copy of the entire genome is contained in all cells (inside the nucleus). Genome is thus a repository of biological information.


Daily News Update for 24th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

24 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express in today's newspaper along with the links for the relevant topics.


Daily News Update for 23rd June 2019

By Aspire IAS

23 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express on 23rd June along with the links for the relevant topics.


Issue of Fiscal Slippage

By Aspire IAS

22 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: August Easing? (Crux of the article is also covered)


Daily News Updates for 22nd June 2019

By Aspire IAS

22 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express on 22nd June 2019 along with the links for the relevant topics


National and International Initiatives to Promote Yoga

By Aspire IAS

21 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: What yoga can teach us (Crux of the article is also covered). The human persona comprises of a body, a mind, an intellect, and a soul. Yoga – an attempt to harmonise all of them. It helps a person attain a healthy body, a sharp intellect, and a focused mind that can realise the unity between personal consciousness, and the universal or cosmic consciousness.


Daily News Updates for 21st June 2019

By Aspire IAS

21 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express along with the links for the relevant topics.


An Insight into the Insolvency and the Bankruptcy Code

By Aspire IAS

20 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: Beyond Mayday: The Jet Airways case has takeaways for the bankruptcy code as well as for other airlines (Crux of the article also covered). The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is considered as one of the biggest insolvency reforms in India. It was enacted for the insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time-bound manner so as to maximize the value of underlying assets.


US – Iran Relations and its impact on India

By Aspire IAS

19 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: U.S. decided to deploy more force in West Asia (including the crux of the news). There have been increasing tensions between US and Iran since US President Donald Trump declared its decision to come out of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal that was signed between Iran and P5 +1(Permanent UNSC member countries + Germany).


Population and Associated Problems

By Aspire IAS

19 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: India to be most populous by 2027 (crux also included). India is set to overtake China as the most populous country by 2027. It will have almost 1.64 billion inhabitants by 2050. China, on the other hand, is expected to become smaller, dropping from it's current 1.43 billion to approx.. 1.4 billion by 2050 Though India will have the highest increase in absolute numbers, its rate of growth is slowing.


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Government's Steps towards a Cleaner India

By Aspire IAS

19 June 2019 12:00:00

Context: Uptick for India on sanitation in UN Report (including the gist of the news). This article deals with the most significant cleanliness campaign of the Government of India, the various initiatives taken under it and the associated problems.


Daily News Update for 19th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

19 June 2019 12:00:00

This is an overview of the most important topics covered by The Hindu and The Indian Express in today's newspaper along with the links for the relevant topics.


PT 2020 Special: 18th June 2019

By Aspire IAS

18 June 2019 12:00:00

This is a new initiative by AspireIAS in which we will update current affairs, specifically relevant for Prelims GS Paper-1


Unleashing the potential of Urban India

By Aspire IAS

18 June 2019 12:00:00

According to Global Metro Monitor 2018, 36% employment growth and 67% GDP growth were contributed by the 300 largest global metros, with those in emerging economies outperforming those in advanced economies.


India to host UNCCD Meet - About UNCCD and Land Degradation Neutrality

By Aspire IAS

18 June 2019 12:00:00

For the first time, India will host the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Ahead of the COP-14, Union Environment Minister launched a flagship project, part of a larger international initiative called the Bonn challenge – to enhance India’s capacity for forest landscape restoration (FLR)


GM Crops

By Aspire IAS

18 June 2019 12:00:00

According to WHO, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.


Manual Scavenging in India

By Aspire IAS

18 June 2019 12:00:00

According to the Prohibition of Employment as manual scavengers and their rehabilitation act, 2013., a manual scavenger is a person who is engaged or employed by an individual or a local authority or an agency or a contractor for manual cleaning, carrying, disposing of, or otherwise handling in any manner, human excreta in an insanitary laterine or in an open drain or pit into which the human excreta from the insanitary latrines is disposed of, or in railway track or other spaces as notified by the government.  


Iran to breach Uranium stockpile limit - About Iran Nuclear Deal

By Aspire IAS

18 June 2019 12:00:00

Iran said that it would surpass its uranium stockpile limit of 300 kg , set under the 2015 nuclear deal, from 27th June 2019. But it will reverse its decision if other parties to the nuclear deal live up to their commitments.


The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and its summit in 2019

By Aspire IAS

17 June 2019 12:00:00

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization which was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). With the membership of India and Pakistan in 2017 at Astana, the total members of SCO has increased to eight.


PT 2020 Special

By Aspire IAS

17 June 2019 12:00:00

This is a new initiative by AspireIAS in which we will be updating current affairs relevant specifically for Prelims GS Paper-1.


India-Bhutan's Relation and Bhutan's Stance on Doklam and SAARC

By Aspire IAS

17 June 2019 12:00:00

Bhutan's Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. in his first public comment on Doklam issue, said "no side" should do anything near the trijunction point between India, China and Bhutan "unilaterally", so as to maintain peace and tranquility in the region. 


Jan Aushadhi Kendras and National Health Policy, 2017

By Aspire IAS

17 June 2019 12:00:00

India is making great efforts to make quality healthcare available and affordable to all. In this direction, the government has fast track its efforts by setting up more Jan Aushadhi Kendras by the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI). BPPI is also responsible for monitoring the quality of drugs that are sold at these stores


Goverment to set up Defence Space Research Agency

By Aspire IAS

12 June 2019 12:00:00

To enhance the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies. The government cleared the setting up of the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) which will be entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies.


Discrepancies in the Estimation of GDP Growth Rate

By Aspire IAS

12 June 2019 12:00:00

GDP is the sum total of the value of the goods and services that are produced in an economy in a year. It is an important indicator of the economic health of a country. It is an economic indicator based on the computation of the production data in the country. The growth rate over the years is used to determine the trend of economic growth, thus accurate estimation of GDP growth gives us a clear picture of the outcome that is generated over the year.


The Importance of Being Neighbourly

By Aspire IAS

12 June 2019 12:00:00

Having a prominent presence in the South Asian region, India has always been conscious of its role it can play in the regional polity. Since its independence, India has paid great emphasis on maintaining good ties with the neighbouring countries.


Technology Reform in education – What went wrong?

By Aspire IAS

12 June 2019 12:00:00

With an increasing focus on the reforms in the education sector, there has been a discussion on the various aspects of education, including technology. Technology is known to have improved the quality of life for many people but the same technology is a double-edged sword. If not utilized carefully and in harmony with the human resource, it can have a deteriorating impact, as is seen in the education sector. Better policies are, thus, needed to generate optimum results.


India to impose Retaliatory Tariffs on American goods

By Aspire IAS

15 June 2019 12:00:00

India and US view each other as important strategic partners to advance common interests regionally and globally. Both the countries are known to have strong trade relations even in the past. Bilateral trade between India and U.S. in goods and services is 2% of U.S. world trade, and has been increasing in recent years. On the other hand, US has been the second largest export market for India, having a share of 16% of total exports from India in 2017. Thus, US-India bilateral trade is highly consequential for India.


Coastal Erosion

By Aspire IAS

14 June 2019 12:00:00

India has a long coastline of 7,516.6 km giving it a large coastal area. Due to high polulation growth, increasing maritime trade and enormous pace of developmental activities, the settlements and associated infrastructure is moving closer to the seas.


PT 2020 Special

By Aspire IAS

14 June 2019 12:00:00

This is a new initiative by AspireIAS in which we will be updating current affairs relevant specifically for Prelims GS Paper-1.


India to have its own space station

By Aspire IAS

14 June 2019 12:00:00

Space stations are also called as orbital stations. Just like other satellites, they orbit around Earth. Space stations are designed to be placed in Earth’s orbit and provide a space for astronauts to live in it and conduct their research.


Agreement to Speed up Talks on Border Issues

By Aspire IAS

14 June 2019 12:00:00

India and China’s bilateral relations have been becoming complex in the recent times. Both India and China have tried to assert their influence regionally. China’s Belt and Road Initiative and India’s opposition to it have also formed the basis of their relations bilaterally as well as on multi-lateral platforms. Added to it are the border issues which led to an escalation of tension between India and China after the Doklam issue in 2017. With the breakdown


Saving Childhood

By Aspire IAS

12 June 2019 12:00:00

Child labour is a major socio-economic problem faced by India. It is a multi-dimensional problem with grave consequences for the country, impacting whole of the Indian society. As per 2011 census, the number of working children in the age group of 5-14 years has been reduced to 43.53 lakh or 5% in 2011 from 3.6% in 2001.