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Daily KAS Reading Material – GENDER ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD

GENDER ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD Why in News? Major Suman Gawani, an Indian Army officer who served as a women peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2019 is being awarded the prestigious United Nations Military Gender Advocate of...

Daily KAS Reading Material – GENDER ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD

GENDER ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD Why in News? Major Suman Gawani, an Indian Army officer who served as a women peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2019 is being awarded the prestigious United Nations Military Gender Advocate of...

NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (NHRC) Why in News? National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Union Home Ministry, the Railway Board and the Bihar, Gujarat governments in connection with the reported deaths of some migrant workers on Shramik Special trains and the...

Daily KAS Reading Material – NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (NHRC)

NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (NHRC) Why in News? National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Union Home Ministry, the Railway Board and the Bihar, Gujarat governments in connection with the reported deaths of some migrant workers on Shramik Special trains and the...

U.S. TO MEDIATE BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA Why in News? U.S. President had offered to help New Delhi and Beijing to resolve their tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). U.S. has informed both India and China that U.S. is ready , willing...

Daily KAS Reading Material – U.S. TO MEDIATE BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA

U.S. TO MEDIATE BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA Why in News? U.S. President had offered to help New Delhi and Beijing to resolve their tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). U.S. has informed both India and China that U.S. is ready , willing...

Daily KAS Reading Material – SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG

SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG Why in News? Beijing plans to pass a new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often violent pro-democracy protests last year.  Many Hong Kong people, business groups and Western nations...

Daily KAS Reading Material – SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG

SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG Why in News? Beijing plans to pass a new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often violent pro-democracy protests last year.  Many Hong Kong people, business groups and Western nations...

Daily KAS Reading Material – OTT RELEASE OF MOVIES

OTT RELEASE OF MOVIES Why in News? Amid the nationwide lockdown, production houses are releasing their movies directly on OTT platforms and have skipped the theatrical window run.  About OTT (Over-the-top media service) An over-the-top (OTT) media service is a streaming media service offered...

Daily KAS Reading Material – OTT RELEASE OF MOVIES

OTT RELEASE OF MOVIES Why in News? Amid the nationwide lockdown, production houses are releasing their movies directly on OTT platforms and have skipped the theatrical window run.  About OTT (Over-the-top media service) An over-the-top (OTT) media service is a streaming media service offered...

BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA (BSI) Why in News? A team of scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have reported the discovery of three new plant species from the evergreen forest patches of the southern end of the Western Ghats in Kerala and...

Daily KAS Reading Material – BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA (BSI)

BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA (BSI) Why in News? A team of scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have reported the discovery of three new plant species from the evergreen forest patches of the southern end of the Western Ghats in Kerala and...

Daily KAS Reading Material – THE MINERAL LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020

THE MINERAL LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020 Why in News? Recently, the Parliament has passed the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act) and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions)...

Daily KAS Reading Material – THE MINERAL LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020

THE MINERAL LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2020 Why in News? Recently, the Parliament has passed the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act) and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions)...

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Why in News? The UN has celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. About International Day for Biological Diversity International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on 22 May to create...

Daily KAS Reading Material – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Why in News? The UN has celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. About International Day for Biological Diversity International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on 22 May to create...

KUDANKULAM NUCLEAR POWER PROJECT Why in News? A seven-member Russian technocrat team reached the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) site on Wednesday to inspect the ‘unusual vibrations’ in the generator section of the second reactor that has temporarily hampered the operation of the reactor...

Daily KAS Reading Material – KUDANKULAM NUCLEAR POWER PROJECT

KUDANKULAM NUCLEAR POWER PROJECT Why in News? A seven-member Russian technocrat team reached the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) site on Wednesday to inspect the ‘unusual vibrations’ in the generator section of the second reactor that has temporarily hampered the operation of the reactor...

ALEXANDER DALRYMPLE AWARD Why in News? The 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award has been presented to Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, National Hydrographer to the Government of India, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian hydrography and across the wider Indian Ocean region. About Alexander...

Daily KAS Reading Material – ALEXANDER DALRYMPLE AWARD

ALEXANDER DALRYMPLE AWARD Why in News? The 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award has been presented to Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, National Hydrographer to the Government of India, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian hydrography and across the wider Indian Ocean region. About Alexander...