International relations

IASGateAdmin | 03, Apr 2020

OPERATION SANJEEVANI

Why in News? India has supplied 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines to Maldives, under Operation named “Sanjeevani” as assistance in…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Mar 2020

Daily Current Affairs Quiz…

[WATU 285]

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 21.03.2020

1. India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Why in News? India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was recently established under…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets – 12.03.2020

1.White Giraffe Why in News? Two extremely rare white giraffes in northeast Kenya has been killed by the poachers, leaving…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets – 19.02.2020

1.Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Why in News? Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses has been renamed as Manohar…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 28.01.2020

1. Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Context: Recently Our Honourable Lok Sabha Speaker has mentioned about the Inter-parliamentary Union, while he spoke…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jan 2020

“SAGARMATHA SAMBAAD”

Why in News? Nepal has invited the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan along with several other heads of government…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jan 2020

HOW THE IRAN AIR…

Why in News? Recently a Ukrainian passenger aircraft was shot down by an Iranian missile killing all the passengers and…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-11.01.2020

1. Goldilocks Zone Why in News? NASA has reported the discovery of an Earth-size planet, named TOI 700 d, orbiting…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-10.01.2020

1. Video Based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) Context: Recently, the RBI has amended the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms allowing…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jan 2020

THE NEW WORRY OF…

Why in News? This article discusses about how India’s domestic affairs and policies has a huge impact on India’s bilateral,…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets- 30-12-2019

1.Iran, China and Russia’s Joint Naval Drill in Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman Why in News? Iran, China and…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-12-2019

1.  Railway unveils a new signalling system Why in news? Modernization of the signalling system in the Indian railways. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-12-2019

1. SHARJAH-IAU Why in News? Recently, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named the newly discovered stars as "Sharjah" About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 17-12-2019

1. Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS): Why in News? The government has started testing its Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS):…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-12-2019

1. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Why in News? Recently, Google has written to US Federal Reserve about UPI which is…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Dec 2019

WTO’S DISPUTE SETTLEMENT MECHANISM

Why in News? The World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) dispute settlement mechanism is on the verge of collapse due to the…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 10-12-2019

1. Nehru-Liaquat Pact, 1950 Why in News? Home Minister Amit Shah has stated that the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill,…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-12-2019

1. Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) Recently Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) 10th meeting commenced in Malaysia in December. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 06-12-2019

1. Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit 2019 Why in News? The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 05-12-2019

1.India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre Why in News? India and Sweden sign Memorandum for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre. Highlights: The India-Sweden…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-12-2019

1. Purana Quila Why in News? The Government/Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will set up a museum at Purana Quila…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 20-11-2019

1.Contempt of Court Why in News? Supreme Court has said Kerala Government may face Contempt of Court in Sabarimala issue.…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Nov 2019

PM SAYS, “TERROR BATTERS…

Why in News? The 11th annual BRICS Summit was held recently in Brasilia, Brazil. About: BRICS is an acronym for…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 13-11-2019

1. Species in news: Pliosaur Pliosaurs: Over 150 million years ago, enormous reptiles swam the Jurassic oceans. The largest aquatic…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 12-11-2019

1.India Internet 2019 Why in News? Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has recently released the report “India Internet…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 11-11-2019

1.Samudra Shakthi Why in News? A joint bilateral maritime exercise between India and Indonesia was held recently. About: It is…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-11-2019

1.DIN System of CBIC Why in News? The Documentation Identification Number (DIN) system of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-11-2019

1.Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation. (PRAGATI) Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently chaired the 31st interaction through PRAGATI…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-10-2019

1.Specie in News: NelloptodesGretae NelloptodesGretae: Between 1964 and 1965, an entomologist called William Brock collected samples of soil from around…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-10-2019

1.HunarHaat Why in News? Minister for Minority Affairs has decided to organise about 100 ‘HunarHaat’ in the next five years…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

RCEP: OPPORTUNITY, FEARS IN…

Why in News? Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal is in Bangkok for the eighth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting,…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

MOUS SIGNED BETWEEN INDIA…

Why in News? Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on his visit to Sierra Leone has signed 6 agreements with Mr…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

NEPAL, CHINA INK ROAD…

Why in News? China and Nepal concluded agreements for all-weather connectivity between Kathmandu and the Tibet Autonomous Region. Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-10-2019

1.International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Why in News? Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting announced that Golden Jubilee Edition…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Oct 2019

LIST OF MOUS/AGREEMENTS EXCHANGED…

Why in News? India and Bangladesh have entered into agreements during the official visit of Prime Minister of Bangladesh to…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

U.S. WARNS ALLIES OF…

Why in News? The U.S. officials have warned India that with the decision to go ahead with the purchase of…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

PACIFIC SMALL ISLANDS DEVELOPING…

Why in news? PM Modi has announced a $150 million line of credit to the group of Pacific island nations…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Sep 2019

INDIA ACCEPTS RCEP TIPS…

Why in News? Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations going on in Vietnam will strengthen investor rights against the rights…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Sep 2019

INDIA, MONGOLIA TO EXPLORE…

Why in News? The President of Mongolia, H.E. Mr. Khaltmaagiin Battulga, is on a visit to India from 19 to…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Sep 2019

IMPACT OF ATTACK ON…

Why in News? Last week the Houthis, a rebel Shia group of Yemen that is backed by Iran, bombed the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

INDIA SKIPS EURASIAN ECONOMIC…

Why in News? India skipped a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which was organised by the Shanghai Cooperation…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP…

Context: India will host a two-day meeting of representatives from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries this month to…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 09-09-2019

1.In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Why in News: Setting a record of sorts, a 74-year-old woman delivered twins after five decades…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Sep 2019

SEA ROUTE FROM CHENNAI…

Why in News? During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vladivostok this week, a Memorandum of Intent was signed to…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

JOINT STATEMENT ON COOPERATION…

Why in News? Joint statement on cooperation for 2019-24 with Russia, which was issued in Vladivostok, Russia after Prime Minister…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

U.S., AFGHAN TALIBAN REACH…

Context: The United States and Taliban have reached a deal for American troops to withdraw from Afghanistan. Earlier US Special…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

RUSSIA SET TO OFFER…

Why in News? Russia is likely to offer India its conventional submarines at the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

INDIA-BHUTAN RELATIONS

Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering held wide ranging talks and discussed steps…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 19-08-2019

NAVROZ Context:Parsi New Year or Navroz will be celebrated across the world on August 17 to mark the beginning of…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

INS TARKASH AT BERGEN

Why in News? Indian Naval Ship Tarkash, a front-line warship of the Indian Navy, entered the port of Bergen, Norway,…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

INDIA AND BENIN RELATIONSHIP

Why in News? The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, reached Cotonou, Benin on the first leg of his…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Jun 2019

INDIA TO RAISE TERROR,…

Theme “Human Centered Future Society” Issue to be taken up: Digital economy Artificial Intelligence Global Health Ageing Marine Plastic What…

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