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Tiananmen Vigil

Hong Kong china protests Hong Kong china protestsTiananmen square massacre:Context: For the first time in 30 years, Hong Kong will not hold a mass vigil commemorating the Tiananmen square massacre.June 4, 1989 Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen square massacre:Context: For the first time in 30 years, Hong Kong will not hold a mass vigil commemorating the Tiananmen square massacre.
June 4, 1989 Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square


Cyclone Arabian sea Gujarat and Maharadtha

Nisarga,  Bay. Of Bengal cyclones. Really more frequent like ampha cyclone Nisarga,  Bay. Of Bengal cyclones. Really more frequent like ampha cycloneBoy of. Bengal morwArabian sea less. Conducive for cyclonesCold waters of. Arabian sea discourGe
Boy of. Bengal morw
Arabian sea less. Conducive for cyclones
Cold waters of. Arabian sea discourGe


Moody doengrade indi

Baa3 rating downgrade means that bonds issued by the Indian governments are now “riskier” than before, because weaker economic growth and worsening fiscal health


Monsoon hit's kerel

Good rainfall


A348 - In news Haryana official language 2020

proceedings in the Supreme Court and in every High court shall be in English Language until Parliament by law otherwise provides.
Governor of the State may, with the previous consent of the President, authorize the use of the Hindi language or any other language used for any official purpose of the State, in the proceedings of the High Court having its principal seat in that State provided that decrees, judgments or orders passed by such High Courts shall be in English.


PM cared Fund

Not a public authority,under RTI act 2005
Prime Minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the PM CARES Fund and Minister of Defence, Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Finance, Government of India are ex-officio Trustees of the Fund.Why it should be monitored?Reports suggest that PM CARES has already received contributions in excess of Rs. 10,000 crores.
Article 266(2) of the Constitution, “public moneys received by or on behalf of the Government of India”, which is not on account of revenue from taxes, duties, repayment of loans and the like should be credited to the Public Account of India.


Minor forest produce

Accg to forest act,   all non-timber forest produce, Including Bamboo
23 additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items in Minimum Support Price (MSP) list.



Live and breed in semi desert or desert areas
Locuststransform from ‘solitary phase’ into ‘gregarious phase’,A single swarm can contain 40 to 80 million adults in one square km, and these can travel up to 150 km a day.


Locusts General

These locusts usually breed in the dry areas around Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea along the eastern coast of Africa,   Yemen, Oman, southern Iran, and in Pakistan’s Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
these areas received unusually good rains in March and April, and that resulted in large-scale breeding and hopper development.
Cyclonic storms Mekunu and Luban had struck Oman and Yemen respectively that year. Heavy rains had transformed uninhabited desert tracts into large lake where the locust swarms breed


Locust Warning Organisation

Standing Locust Committee in 1929 and the Central Locust Bureau in 1930. This culminated in 1939 in the establishment of the present-day.      Locust Warning Organisation.


Elisa Test

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISAs) based test is used for the detection of antibodies that are produced by the body to fight against antigens



-based tests are blood-based tests, which have high sensitivity and specificity.
plates are coated with the antigen or the inactivated form of the virus.If the blood contains antibodies, it binds to the antigen and a substrate solution is added to the well.



Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is an antibody.The body produces Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies to fight against a pathogen



ELISA is also a form of a rapid test,  Both, ELISA-based tests and point-of-care tests are not used for confirming Covid-19 infection and are only used for surveillance purpose.


DM Act 2005

Current lockdown has been imposed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (DM Act).Under the Act, the States and district authorities can frame their own rules on the basis of broad guidelines issued by the Ministry.
DM Act, is Entry 23, Concurrent List of the Constitution “Social security and social insurance”.Entry 29, Concurrent List “Prevention of the extension from one State to another of infectious or contagious diseases or pests affecting men, animals or plants,” can also be used for specific law making.
DM Act is to manage disasters, including preparation of mitigation strategies, capacity-building and more.It came into force in India in January 2006.The Act provides for “the effective management of disasters


Band-tail Scorpionfish:Scientific name- Scorpaenospsis neglecta.

Researchers have found a rare fish from  in the Gulf of Mannar. This was the first time that the particular species was found alive in Indian waters.
stinging venomous spines and ability to change colour.The fish is called ‘scorpionfish’ because its spines contain neurotoxic venom.


DM Act, 2005

Estabilishement of  NDMA and NEC national  executive committee
Central Government, irrespective of any law in force (including over-riding powers) can issue any directions to any authority anywhere in India to facilitate or assist in the disaster management.


National Career Service

Ministry of Labour and Employment under its project has now started offering free online Career Skills Training for its registered job-seekers.


Missile park, Agneeparistha

Naval Establishment, Vishakapatnam


INS Kalinga
mahesh navmi

By maheshwari-Rajasthan Festival


My Life

My Yoga” contest:Also called “Jeevan Yoga” contest.
a Video Blogging Contest.It is a joint effort by the Ministry of AYUSH and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) coming up on 21st June 2020.


Arsenicum album 30

Recommended by ayush ministry point of debate
No proof it works gains covid 19



India inaugurated the Darchula-Lipulekh pass link road, cutting across the disputed Kalapani area which is used by Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar. Nepal hit back
Located in the easternmost corner of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.Shares a border on the north with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and Nepal in the east and south.It is wedged in between Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani.


Material for disinfection

Strontium niobate


Indian Coronavirus

Clade 1/ A3i



Along LAC, crucial dip
China stocking army



Antiviral drug cleared by home ministry,


Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope

tiny flashes of radio light on sun
joint project between an international consortium of organisations to construct and operate a low-frequency radio array.



Name by bangladesh
The next few cyclones will be named Gati (named by India), Nivar (Iran), Burevi (Maldives), Tauktae (Myanmar) and Yaas (Oman).


One nation one ration card

Three more States included in One Nation One Card scheme- Odisha, Sikkim and Mizoram. The facility so far is enabled in 17 States/UTs.
One Nation One Ration Card (RC) will ensure all beneficiaries especially migrants can access PDS across the nation from any PDS shop of their own choice.