Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 19 March, 2019

Current Affairs : 19 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Disaster and disaster management.   United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)   What to study? For Prelims: About UNISDR, Sendai framework and the targets. For Mains: Disaster risk reduction-…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 12 March, 2019

Current Affairs : 12 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   National Knowledge Network   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is NKN? – objectives, features and significance.   Context: India has decided to extend its National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh.   About NKK: What is…

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…

Word of the day – Haywire

Haywire Meaning – Broken; in a state of chaos; not working. Example – 1) Jack lost all of his work when his computer wenthaywire. 2) The plane’s engine was haywire so we had to drive to Chicago. Etymology – Literally, ‘haywire’ is what holds a bale of hay (cut grass) together. It frequently breaks, however, and when it does it…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 18 February 2019

Current Affairs : 18 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topic covered: Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)   What to study? For Prelims: About NCST, objectives, roles, functions and schemes.   Context: Foundation Day of National Commission…

Current Affairs for IAS PCS Civil Services Exams : 09 February 2019

Current Affairs : 09 February 2019   Paper 2: Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Exercise Cutlass Express:   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Exercise Cutlass Express- features and significance.   Context: Multinational training exercise ‘CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19’ was held recently.   About Exercise Cutlass…