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Chunauti Scheme

Why is it in News?

The Delhi High Court on 15th May tried to find the reason behind the segregation of students according to their learning ability under the ‘Chunauti-2018 Plan’ in Delhi government schools.


Issuance Of Green Cards In US

Why is it in News?

The US President announced on 16th May changes to the way green cards are allocated and introduced a new points-based (merit-based) system of allocation of cards.


Mi-24 Attack Helicopters To Afghanistan

Why is it in News?

India on 16th May handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan. These helicopters are a replacement for the four attack helicopters gifted by India to Afghanistan in 2015. Two more will be supplied to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). The helicopters were purchased from Belarus.


Iran Crude Imports To India

Why is it in News?

Indian External Affairs Minister has conveyed to Iran’s visiting Foreign Minister that India will take a call on purchase of Iranian energy keeping in mind the commercial considerations, energy security and economic interests.


Technology In Farming

Why is it in News?

  • The Agriculture Ministry plans to start a pilot project which would use technology to determine yield estimates at the Panchayat level this summer. This would reduce the delay of crop insurance claim settlements and increase the accuracy of compensation due to farmers.

Kolam Tribes

Why is it in News?

Kolam tribals of Adilabad district are in fear again of someone casting an evil eye on them after the death of three children of the group. Earlier, the superstitious nature of the tribe often has villagers shifting locations.


Quick Response (QR) Code Vs. Barcode

Why is it in News?

The government is now looking to make a quick response (QR) code-based payment method using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) mandatory for all shops and establishments beyond a certain threshold.


Retaliatory Sanctions On USA

Why is it in News?

  • China announced on 14th May that it would increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods from June 1, in response to the recent round of U.S. tariff hikes and its plans to target nearly all Chinese imports.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)

Why is it in News?

The executive secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has invited India to be an observer in the CTBT.


DNA Database For Indian Rhino

Why is it in News?

The Union Environment Ministry has started a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.


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