IAS Abhiyan Current Affairs Digest-May 2021

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
INDIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY
1. A LINEAMENT
2. LEANG SAKAPAO CAVES
3. SUN HALO
4. WINCHCOMBE METEORITE
5. A-76: LARGEST ICEBERG
6. MEKEDATU PROJECT
7. VEER SAVARKAR
8. TENTATIVE LIST OF UNESCO
9. MALERKOTLA
10. JAGADGURU BASAVESHWARA
11. GOPAL KRISHNA GOKHALE
12. HOW UNESCO GRANTS WORLD HERITAGE SITE TAG?
13. BUDDHIST SITE OF THOTLAKONDA
14. MONGOLIAN KANJUR
15. THE RECLINING BUDDHA

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II
CONSTITUTION, POLITY & GOVERNANCE
1. TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE 2021
2. CHIEF SECRETARY
3. POWERS UNDER CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT (CAA) 2019
4. DEFINING HATE SPEECH
5. DRAFT LAKSHADWEEP DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REGULATION, 2021
6. PENDENCY PROBLEM OF INDIAN COURTS
7. WHATSAPP PRIVACY POLICY AND NEED FOR DATA PROTECTION LAWS
8. INDEPENDENT COLLEGIUM
9. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (VIDHAN PARISHAD)
10. PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TRIBAL GROUPS (PVTGS)
11. ARTICLE 311 OF THE CONSTITUTION
12. HAKKI-PIKKI TRIBES
13. MLA LOCAL AREA DEVELOPMENT (LAD) FUND
14. NATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING AUTHORITY
15. RIGHT OF THE MEDIA
16. MARATHA QUOTA LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL
17. SVAMITVA SCHEME
18. APPOINTMENT OF CBI DIRECTOR
19. 'INDICATIVE NOTES'
20. HOW TO ADOPT A CHILD LEGALLY?
21. ANTICIPATORY BAIL
22. FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION REGULATION ACT (FCRA)

ISSUES RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL SECTOR / SERVICES
1. ACCR PORTAL AND SANJIVANI APP
2. NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES (NTD)
3. WHO BIOHUB FACILITY
4. KYASANUR FOREST DISEASE (KFD)
5. SOCIAL SECURITY CODE (SS CODE 2020)
6. MEDICINE FROM THE SKY
7. INDIA’S HEALTH WORKER BRAIN DRAIN
8. ORPHANED CHILDREN VULNERABLE TO TRAFFICKING
9. DENGUE FEVER
10. TRANSFORMING SCHOOLS DURING PANDEMIC
11. ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES MUST END
12. VACCINE INEQUALITY
13. ‘HAR GHAR JAL’ UT
14. WHAT IS MUCORMYCOSIS OR ‘BLACK FUNGUS’
15. STATE OF WORKING INDIA 2021
16. SUTRA MODEL
17. SECTION 304-B OF INDIAN PENAL CODE (IPC)
18. SCHEDULED DRUGS
19. COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)
20. THE FAULT LINE OF POOR HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. INDIA AND AFRICA
2. INDIA AND UK
3. INDIA AND OMAN
4. INDIA AND ISRAEL
5. INDIA’S ACT EAST POLICY
6. ACT WEST, THINK EAST
7. INDIA AND EU
8. CHINA’S 17+1
9. CHINA’S STRATEGICALLY SIGNIFICANT HIGHWAY
10. GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM
11. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN JERUSALEM?
12. WHAT DOES US DEPARTURE FROM AFGHANISTAN MEAN FOR SOUTH ASIA?
13. CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
14. BANGLADESH AND SRI LANKA
15. DIGITAL BORDER BY UK
16. DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY
17. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)’S GOLDEN VISA
18. GLOBAL INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
1. RBI’S MEASURES TO FIGHT COVID 2ND WAVE
2. MISSION FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURE
3. INDIA’S DIARY SECTOR
4. VERY IDEA OF CRYPTO-CURRENCY
5. CURRENCY SWAP BETWEEN BANGLADESH AND SRI LANKA
6. REGISTRATION OF UNORGANIZED WORKERS
7. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI)
8. DAHANU GHOLVAD SAPOTA
9. KHARIF STRATEGY 2021
10. PERSONAL GUARANTORS LIABLE FOR CORPORATE DEBT
11. SUBSIDY ON DI-AMMONIUM PHOSPHATE (DAP)
12. E-WAY BILL (EWB)
13. INFRASTRUCTURE STATUS FOR CONVENTION CENTRES
14. SWAMIH FUND
15. NATIONAL PROGRAMME ON ADVANCED CHEMISTRY CELL BATTERY STORAGE (NPACC)
16. MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT BRIEF
17. SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS
18. BEEMA BAMBOO
19. CONNECTED COMMERCE: CREATING A ROADMAP FOR A DIGITALLY INCLUSIVE BHARAT
20. NEW GENERATION OF BANKING REFORMS
21. SOCIAL STOCK EXCHANGES (SSES)
22. BOND YIELDS
23. PRADHAN MANTRI MUDRA YOJANA (PMMY)
24. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK (ADO) 2021
25. GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) COUNCIL
26. GLOBAL MINIMUM CORPORATE TAX RATE
27. POST DEVOLUTION REVENUE DEFICIT
28. GI CERTIFIED GHOLVAD SAPOTA (CHIKOO)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
2. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RULES, 2021,
3. TDB NATIONAL AWARD 2021
4. THE ZEBRAFISH AND SPACE FLIGHT
5. TIANWEN-1
6. BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT (BVLOS)
7. OSIRIS-REX SPACECRAFT
8. 5G TRIALS
9. NEW NAMING SYSTEM FOR CORONA VIRUS VARIANTS
10. POSITRON AND POSITRON EXCESS PHENOMENON
11. FAKEBUSTER
12. MULTI DRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA
13. ENTERAL VENTILATION
14. HAIYANG-2D (HY-2D) SATELLITE
15. SPACEX DOGE-1 MISSION
16. CHINA’S ZHURONG ROVER
17. MYLAB COVISELF, THE SELF-TESTING COVID-19 KIT
18. VACCINE FOR FOOT ROT DISEASE
19. NODAVAC-R
20. WHAT IS 2-DEOXY-D-GLUCOSE (2-DG)?
21. CHINA LAUNCHES TIANHE SPACE STATION
22. SAUROPODS DISCOVERED IN MEGHALAYA

BIODIVERSITY & ENVIRONMENT
1. THANE CREEK FLAMINGO SANCTUARY (TCFS)
2. COP28
3. BLACKBUCK
4. JAYANTI CRICKET SPECIES
5. YELLOW FUNGUS
6. CLIMATE BREAKTHROUGHS SUMMIT
7. NATIONAL MISSION ON USE OF BIOMASS
8. GUJARAT'S BANNI GRASSLANDS
9. PROTECTED PLANET REPORT 2020
10. NET ZERO BY 2050
11. THE CHIPKO MOVEMENT
12. SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
13. RED-EARED SLIDER TURTLE
14. MOORHEN YOGA MAT
15. GREAT NICOBAR ISLAND
16. ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL (ASM3)
17. GLOBAL METHANE ASSESSMENT
18. ANAMALAI TIGER RESERVE
19. ASIATIC LIONS
20. NETWORK FOR GREENING THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM (NGFS)
21. FIRE SAFETY IN INDIA
22. XYLOPHIS DEEPAKI
23. AFRICAN VIOLETS
24. GLOBAL ANNUAL TO DECADAL CLIMATE UPDATE
25. DEEP SEA FAUNAL DIVERSITY IN INDIA
26. INVASIVE SPECIES: WHITEFLY
27. GHARIAL HATCHLINGS
28. NATURE IN A GLOBALISED WORLD
29. COMMON CRANE
30. CORPSE FLOWER
31. DORIA’S FOAM NESTING TREEFROG
32. NEW BIG 5
33. DARWIN'S ARCH
34. ERIOPHYID MITE INFESTATION
35. ASIAN GRACILE SKINK
36. INDIAN PANGOLIN AND CHINESE PANGOLIN
37. COTTON PYGMY GOOSE
38. SMALL INDIAN CIVETS (VIVERRICULA INDICA)
39. EUPHAEA THOSEGHARENSIS AND EUPHAEA PSEUDODISPAR
40. BRYOCRUMIA MALABARICA
41. WHITE-TOOTHED SHREW

SECURITY CHALLENGES: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL
1. IRON DOME AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM
2. INTEGRATED LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTRES (ILECS)

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