UPSC Current Affairs, GK & News

Current Affairs for UPSC examination include the news updates and news summaries covering select topics for UPSC Prelims and Mains examinations. UPSC Prelims generally has 20-25 current affairs questions. This category covers Current Affairs topics needed for UPSC IAS exam preparation are updated every day (except Sunday) .

India-Australia Critical Minerals Investment Partnership

According to Union Minister for coal & mines (Pralhad Joshi), under “India-Australia Critical Minerals Investment Partnership”, both the countries will explore investment opportunities in cobalt and lithium mineral assets. Key Facts India and Australia have strengthened cooperation on critical minerals development projects and supply chains. India-Australia Critical Minerals Investment Partnership will run for three years. ..

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India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

On February 18, 2022, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to firm up a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), during a virtual summit. Highlights Virtual Summit will be held between Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both leaders are likely to lay ..

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NASA: International Space Station Transition Plan

Recently, NASA announced that, the International Space Station (ISS) will cease operations in 2031. Highlights In 2031, the spacecraft will fall out of orbit and into the waters of South Pacific Ocean. NASA published the transition plan for the ISS. It explained how the operations of ISS will eventually be transitioned to commercial low-Earth orbit ..

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Rise in India’s Bilateral Trade with China

As per Chinese government data, India’s bilateral trade with China has increased to 43.3 percent in 2021, despite India’s measures to reduce dependence on imports from China and increased emphasis on self-reliance. Key Points India’s imports from China increased to USD 97.5 billion in year 2021. In 2020, the import was USD 66.7 billion, which ..

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International Education Day

The International Day of Education is observed on January 24, annually. Key Points Year 2022 marked the fourth year of celebration. The day was observed with the theme– ‘Changing Course, Transforming Education’. Celebration took place at the UN Headquarters in New York, Expo 2022 in Dubai, Global Minnesota and Harvard University Graduate School of Education. ..

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Indian Environment Service

On January 21, 2021, the Supreme Court asked the Centre whether it was planning a dedicated Indian Environment Service in India’s bureaucratic set-up. Highlights In 2014, a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian had recommended to set up Indian Environment Service. Petition was filed by a lawyer Samar Vijay Singh, for the creation ..

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