Civil Services Chronicle November 2020

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Preeti Sudan Preeti Sudan, the former Health Secretary of India has been appointed as one of the 11 panelists across the world for the World Health Organisation’s independent panel for pandemic preparedness and response. Matthew Hayden The Australian government has appointed former cricketer Matthew Haydenand Indian-origin politician Lisa Singh as trade envoys for .... Read More
On the Hot Seat

Yoshihide Suga Yoshihide Suga has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Japan after the resignation of Shinzo Abe. Harivansh Narayan Singh Noted journalist and politician Harivansh Narayan Singh has been re-elected as deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha. P.D. Vaghela The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed P.D. Vaghela as the chairman .... Read More
Heads of Committee/Commission

Dinesh Pant Dinesh Pant will head the 6-member working group formed by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to scrutinize various aspects for allowing the life insurance companies to offer index linked products. Lt Gen (retd) Rajesh Pant The Government of India has set up an expert committee under Lt Gen .... Read More
Faces Only in Memory

Pranab Mukherjee The 13th President (2012 to 2017)of India Pranab Mukherjee has passed away. He also served as Union Minister of Finance, Defence, External Affairs and Commerce. He was also Deputy Chairman of erstwhile Planning Commission. He was elected to Rajya Sabha five times and twice to Lok Sabha. He served .... Read More

World Risk Index 2020 India is ranked 89th among 181 countries on the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, a part of the World Risk Report 2020 released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft and the University of Stuttgart in Germany. The Report says .... Read More
Places in News

Barbados Barbados, a Caribbean island has announced to become a republic and remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state by November next year - by the time it will celebrate its 55th anniversary of independence. Gilgit Baltistan After Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh, Pakistanplans to make Gilgit Baltistan its 5th .... Read More

International Day to Protect Education from Attack With the theme “Protect Education, Save a Generation” the first ‘International Day to Protect Education from Attack’ was observed on 9th September after United Nations General Assembly accepted a resolution introduced by Qatar. It is being observed to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding .... Read More
World of Awards

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019 Renowned broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough has been presented with the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019 by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. UNDP Award to Sonu Sood Actor Sonu Sood has been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme .... Read More
World of Sports

Persons in News Dr. Anil Jain Dr. Anil Jain has been elected as the president of the All India Tennis Association (AITA). Suresh Raina Cricketer Suresh Raina will set up five schools in Kashmir division and an equal number in Jammu division to train the aspiring cricketers, particularly the youngsters from remote areas of .... Read More

US Open The 2020 US Open was the second Grand Slam event of the year. It was held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York. Major Titles Men’s Singles: Dominic Thiem (Australia) won the men's singles title, defeating first time Grand Slam finalist .... Read More

All India Football Federation Awards 2019-20 Major Awards Men’s Footballer of the Year: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Women’s Player of the Year: Sanju Yadav Men’s Emerging Footballer of the Year: Anirudh Thapa Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year: Ms Ratanbala Devi Best Referee: L. Ajit Kumar Meetei .... Read More
Gender Equality: Equal is Better

-Manisha Kukreti As Kofi Annan once rightly said, “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”India has made considerable progress in advancing gender equality and empowerment of women. But it is .... Read More
Electronics Manufacturing in India

-K C ShekharRecently, India has announced three new schemes for electronics manufacturing industries- production-linked incentive scheme, component and semiconductor manufacturing promotion scheme and creation of new manufacturing clusters. It is in sync with the new national policy on electronics, unveiled in February 2020, and seeks to promote electronics manufacturing in .... Read More
COVID-19 and its Effect on Tribes & Indigenous People

-Kartic Godavarthy COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the human species, in the context of the economy, psychological mindset, social relationships, and most importantly physical health. If you look at each of these aspects from a holistic view, as is done by anthropologists, there are plenty of factors that are especially .... Read More
Transformations in West Asia amidst Growing US-Israel Engagement By Satish Kumar Karna

It was a historical moment for the US President Donald Trump when he announced that the Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain would establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. Bahrain is the 4th Arab country to recognize Israel (Egypt did so in 1979, Jordon in 1994 and UAE recently). Bahrain’s move, .... Read More
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