Daily Current Affairs and MCQs for UPSC, Government Jobs

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Daily Current Affairs Update

Aspirants preparing for various competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, Banking exams can get the latest current affairs articles in an accumulated way on a daily basis in this section. Candidates can read the important current affairs articles that are referred from Hindu, Indian express newspapers.

Check the daily current affairs articles provided date wise below:

April 2020


Important Highlights of the Day

Current Affairs for 30-May-2020

  • New Trojan Asteroid discovered near Jupiter
  • Saharan Cheetah filmed for the first time in decades
  • Delimitation Commission of India
  • Financial Stability and Development Council
  • MFP items in MSP list

Current Affairs for 29-May-2020

  • Asian Development Bank $177 mn loan to India
  • WFIRST Telescope of NASA renamed
  • Shiv Linga unearthed - The Representation of the Hindu Deity “SHIVA”
  • Charru Mussels - An invasive species native to the South and Central American coasts
  • South Atlantic Anomaly - It is an area where the Earth’s inner Van Allen radiation belt comes closest to the Earth’s surface

Current Affairs for 28-May-2020

  • Vinayak Damodar Savarkar - Savarkar was an Indian independence activist and politician
  • APOE and COVID-19 - People with the ApoE e4 genotype are more likely to have a severe case of COVID-19
  • Chardham Pariyojana - Union Minister for Road Transport-inaugurated the 440 meter-long tunnel
  • International Day of UN peacekeepers
  • PAK DA - Russia is modernizing its military at an extremely fast pace

Current Affairs for 27-May-2020

  • Spiral Galaxy NGC 3895 - NASA’s Hubble telescope released an image of a spiral galaxy
  • VAMS SafeGuard - A Mumbai based startup offering specialized solutions for Corporates & Commercial Buildings
  • Heat Waves - It has been observed due to dry northwesterly winds
  • Cicadas - Cicadas are insects that spend most of their lives underground
  • Silver fish - The fish has been identified and named by Mathews Plamoottil

Current Affairs for 26-May-2020

  • New plant species found in the Western Ghats
  • Mizoram grants ‘industry’ status to sports
  • Facebook shops - The Mark Zuckerberg-founded company is taking connections to a new level
  • Pandession - The word ‘Pandession’ is suggested by economist David McWilliams
  • World Schizophrenia day - May 24 is observed as World Schizophrenia Day

Current Affairs for 25-May-2020

  • Antarctic impulsive transient antenna
  • World Turtle day - World Turtle Day is celebrated every year on May 23
  • Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
  • Ports of call - It is a reflection of shared history and friendship between the two countries
  • ReStart - The government will be immediately releasing Rs 450 crore

Current Affairs for 23-May-2020

  • 46th G-7 summit - An announcement to host the 46th G7 summit in-person
  • Latest RBI measures
  • Platform for detecting carcinogenic compounds in food
  • Khudol - Manipur’s Khudol (gift) among the top 10 global initiatives
  • Open Skies Treaty

Current Affairs for 22-May-2020

  • International day for biological diversity
  • Bengaluru ‘BOOM’ - The ‘loud sound’ heard in Bengaluru which puzzled lakhs of city dwellers
  • Space Demo-2 mission - NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test fligh
  • An international day to end obstetric fistula
  • Make in India in defense

Current Affairs for 21-May-2020

  • Star rating of garbage-free cities
  • Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
  • Partial credit guarantee scheme
  • Scheme for the formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises
  • International Tea Day

Current Affairs for 20-May-2020

  • Neelam Sanjiva Reddy - Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (19 May 1913 – 1 June 1996) was the sixth President of India
  • National Test Abhyas - The app has been launched to facilitate candidates’ access to high quality mock tests
  • mRNA-1273 - It is the working name of Moderna’s vaccine
  • Malaysian palm oil - India has started to buy Malaysian palm oil again
  • WAG12 - The Indian Railways has commissioned its most powerful locomotive till date

Current Affairs for 19-May-2020

  • PM e-VIDYA - It is part of a number of initiatives that are launched by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister
  • Shekatkar Committee for Border Infrastructure
  • International Museum Day
  • Pinanga Andamanensis - It is a rare palm endemic to South Andaman Island
  • Ashwagandha against Covid-19

Current Affairs for 18-May-2020

  • Sikkim statehood day - The 45th State Day of Sikkim
  • National migrant information system
  • Troglomyces twitter - A new species of parasitic fungus on the micro-blogging platform Twitter
  • MoodofIndia portal - A web portal that can gauge the prevailing mood of any region in the country
  • Subsidiary General Ledger

Current Affairs for 16-May-2020

  • Migrant workers COVID-19 package
  • Lightweight carbon foam - It a density of less than 0.3g/cc
  • GOAL Programme - Launched by Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda
  • New Law for contract farming
  • NBFCs seeks to RBI to use reserves

Current Affairs for 15-May-2020

  • Dibang Multipurpose Project - Research in Dibang Valley shows that this region is a critical habitat
  • National Disaster Management Authority
  • Integrated Battle groups - Along the borders with China and Pakistan for swift strikes in case of a war situation
  • International Day of families 2020
  • COBAS 6800 - The first automated testing machine procured by the Government for testing of COVID-19 cases

Current Affairs for 14-May-2020

  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed - He was an Indian lawyer & politician who served as the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977
  • Infant Mortality rate - India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has improved very marginally
  • Global Nutrition Report 2020 - India is among 88 countries that are off track from 2025 global nutrition targets
  • Direct seeding of rice - Punjab and Haryana could face a shortage of an estimated 10 lakh labourers
  • Force Majeure - Relaxation in registration and completion date

Current Affairs for 13-May-2020

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan - Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has announced the launch of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan
  • Scientists warn about the rise in ocean level by 2100
  • New GI Tags - Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar portray and Telangana’s Telia Rumal
  • Sero-Survey - The survey will be conducted in randomly selected 69 districts from 21 states.
  • Labour Law changes

Current Affairs for 12-May-2020

  • Spirulina Groundnut Chikki - The snack provides good micro-nutrients
  • National Technology Day - May 11 is observed as the National Technology Day
  • “Bharosa” Helpline - "Bharosa" can address the concern of any student of any university in Odisha
  • COVID Kavach Elisa - The new test being introduced is called the ‘COVID KAVACH ELISA’
  • State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020

Current Affairs for 11-May-2020

  • Gopal Krishna Gokhale - Gokhale was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress
  • Hornets - The deadly “Hornets” from Asia were first spotted last weekend in Washington state
  • SBI Wecare Deposit
  • Pravasi Rahat Mitra Application
  • LUHMAN – 16 - Luhman 16 is a binary star system

Current Affairs for 09-May-2020

  • World Migratory Bird Day - World Migratory Bird Day observed on May 9 every year
  • Stringency Index - created by Oxford University
  • Kailash – Mansarovar Yatra link road
  • Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) Scheme
  • Tiger Population in Sunderbans

Current Affairs for 08-May-2020

  • Garud Portal - Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones portal
  • Russia-North Korea relations
  • Silent Hypoxia - The proper medical term is "silent hypoxia."
  • Darbar Move - It is being delayed in view of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • National Land Management Corporation

Current Affairs for 07-May-2020

  • Vesak Day - Vesak marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
  • Pulitzer Prize 2020 - The awards were announced virtually last night
  • Animal Hero – Llama
  • Internet Penetration - Among the states, Delhi has registered the highest Internet penetration
  • Operation Samudra Setu - Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu

Current Affairs for 06-May-2020

  • India SME Platform - A digital India SME Services Platform
  • Bamboo Conclave - Importance of Bamboo
  • Gilgit Baltistan - Gilgit-Baltistan Region of POK
  • African Swine Fever - The disease “ASF” was detected towards the end of February this year
  • Unicode Consortium - a non-profit organization based in California, United States.

Current Affairs for 05-May-2020

  • Open Budget Survey 2019
  • DEMO-2 Mission - NASA is set to launch American astronauts
  • Global Energy Review 2020
  • NGMA KE SANGRAH SE - National Gallery of Modern Art is closed temporarily due to COVID 19
  • New Specified Health warning on Tobacco packing

Current Affairs for 04-May-2020

  • IDEAthon on ‘The Future of River Management’
  • Gorakhpur Terracotta - The famed Gorakhpur Terracotta art has recently bagged the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • The Bay of Bengal Boundary layer experiment
  • Pulse Oximeter - a medical device for COVID-19 infection
  • Sankalp Scheme - The Umaria police have launched a Sankalp Scheme

Current Affairs for 02-May-2020

  • ‘One Nation, one ration card’ scheme
  • Rebate of state levies (ROSL) Scheme
  • KISAN SABHA App - Kisan Sabha App developed by CSIR - Central Road Research Institute
  • Centre asks Arunachal to include Chakma, Hajong tribals in COVID-19 relief aid
  • CHAK-HAO - scented glutinous rice popularly known as Black Rice

Current Affairs for 01-May-2020

  • May Day - International Labour Day is an official public holiday all over the world in various countries.
  • Mekong River Commission
  • Global report on internal displacement
  • SLF-MF Scheme - The Reserve Bank of India has decided to extend the regulatory benefits
  • Ayuraksha - AYURAKSHA programme for Delhi Police personal at New Delhi.

Current Affairs for 30-April-2020

  • Annual special 301 report of USTR
  • Natural Product-based Alzheimer Inhibitor
  • Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device
  • Ozone Hole
  • Naming the Tropical Cyclones

Current Affairs for 29-April-2020

  • Saudi Arabia abolished flogging as Punishment
  • Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019 – SIPRI
  • 1998 OR2 - Providing astronomers with an exceptional opportunity to study the 1.5-mile-wide (2-kilometer-wide) object
  • Double Asteroid Redirection Test
  • Jal Shakti Abhiyan - is all set to combat the present health crisis

Current Affairs for 28-April-2020

  • Unified Geologic Map of Moon
  • Vilokana - The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITM-K) has developed an AI (Artificial Intelligence) semantic search engine “Vilokana”.
  • Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds
  • South China sea dispute
  • Immunity Passports - The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against issuing “immunity certificate” or immunity passports

Current Affairs for 27-April-2020

  • International Delegates Day 2020 - United Nation General Assembly has proclaimed 25 April as International Delegates Day
  • Dekho Apna Desh - Ministry of Tourism organises 8th webinar of “Dekho Apna Desh”
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • PRACRITI - COVID 19 Tracker
  • Basava Jayanti - Basava JayantI was celebrated on 26 April in the honour of the birth of Vishwaguru Basaveshwara

Current Affairs for 25-April-2020