Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 10 March, 2019

Current Affairs : 10 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure- energy.   National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage   What to study? For Prelims: Key features, objectives and…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 08 March, 2019

 Current Affairs : 08 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 1: Topics Covered: Women related issues. Social empowerment.   International Women’s Day 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About International Women’s Day, theme, relevance and significance.   Context: International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a day…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 07 March, 2019

 Current Affairs : 07 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Janaushadhi Diwas   What to study? For Prelims: Features of PMBJP and Janaushadhi Suvidha. For Mains: Health facilities for the underprivileged-…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 06 March, 2019

 Current Affairs : 06 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 1: Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Swachh Bharat Grameen   What to study? For Prelims: About SBM- G- key facts, objectives and targets. For Mains: Significance and achievements of the scheme, what…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 05 March, 2019

 Current Affairs: 05 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   BOLD–QIT project   What to study? For Prelims: BOLD–QIT project and CIBMS- key features. For Mains: Concerns associated with security management at borders and use of latest…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 04 March, 2019

 Current Affairs : 04 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue   What to study? For Prelims: About IPRD, overview of regions and countries in Indo- pacific region, important straits.…

Word of the Day – Hype

Hype Meaning – Loud advertising and promotion. Example – 1) The new movie by Steven Spielberg is getting a lot of hype. 2) Don’t believe the hype ! Etymology – In the early 1800s, a ‘hype’ was a scam or swindle. A scam is a false story or trick through which someone tries to get money from other people. Modern advertising…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 28 February 2019

Current Affairs : 28 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)   What to study? For Prelims: Features of Atal Innovation Mission, ATLs. For Mains: Promotion of innovation at global level and…

Word of the day – Hog

Hog Meaning – To selfishly claim all of something; to eat or take everything. Example – 1) Peter was hogging the food like he hadn’t eaten in days. 2) Nicolas, don’t hog the computer ! Other people want to use it too. Etymology – A ‘hog‘ is literally a pig, and pigs are famous for selfishly consuming their food. As slang, the…