Current Affairs Half Yearly July-December for Civil Services Examination 2020

Current Affairs Half Yearly Study Notes for UPSC IAS & State PSC Preliminary Examination 2020. We have covered current affairs from July – December 2019 for competitive exams only.

Topic Covered: Current Affairs trending topics in detail from the following subjects.

1. Geography of India and World

2. History of India and World

3. Polity and Governance

4. Science and Technology

5. Economy of India

6. Art and Culture

7. Environment and Ecology

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  1. Article 142, Invoked by Supreme Court
  2. Contributions of Homi J. Bhabha
  3. Cyclone Bulbul
  4. Climate change is already damaging health of children, says Lancet report
  5. Global Population Summit in Nairobi
  6. Emperor Penguins would be extinct if climate goals are not met
  7. How successful is cloud seeding technology?
  8. Merging Assam Rifles with ITBP
  9. Kalapani, a small area on the India map that bothers Nepal
  10. Suranga Bawadi on World Monument Watch list
  11. Wifi Access Network Interface (WANI)
  12. OECD tax proposal (BEPS 2.0)
  13. Falling Index of Industrial Production
  14. National grid of ports
  15. Code of Conduct for MPs and MLAs
  16. National Register of Citizens (NRC)
  17. EPFO to restore commutation of pension
  18. Oxytocin Ban
  19. SEBI’s norms for FPIs
  20. Sabka Vishwas Scheme
  21. Money Laundering in India
  22. Press Council of India
  23. WorldSkills Kazan
  24. ‘Angikaar campaign’
  25. child well-being index
  26. Desertification
  27. 18 endangered sharks and rays afforded protection
  28. Gravitational Lensing
  29. Great Barrier Reef
  30. Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP)
  31. RBI annual report
  32. Food fortification
  33. Security cover of VIPs
  34. Water management practices dismal in states: Niti Aayog
  35. WorldSkills Kazan
  36. Government releases Rs 47,436 crore funds for afforestation
  37. Antibiotic resistance
  38. 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and report on Soil Organic Carbon (SOC)
  39. Appointment of the Supreme Court judges
  40. Eastern Economic Forum
  41. Code of Conduct for MPs and MLAs
  42. National Register of Citizens (NRC)
  43. EPFO to restore commutation of pension
  44. Oxytocin Ban
  45. SEBI’s norms for FPIs
  46. Sabka Vishwas Scheme
  47. Money Laundering in India
  48. Press Council of India
  49. WorldSkills Kazan
  50. ‘Angikaar campaign’
  51. child well-being index
  52. Desertification
  53. 18 endangered sharks and rays afforded protection
  54. Gravitational Lensing
  55. Great Barrier Reef
  56. Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP)
  57. RBI annual report
  58. Food fortification
  59. Security cover of VIPs
  60. Water management practices dismal in states: Niti Aayog
  61. WorldSkills Kazan
  62. Government releases Rs 47,436 crore fund for afforestation
  63. Antibiotic resistance
  64. Five states to get new Governors
  65. Hurricane Dorian
  66. Project Miniature Sun
  67. Jurisdiction of High Court
  68. Artificial Intelligence Based Solutions to Combat TB
  69. Automatic Exchange of Information
  70. ‘Build for Digital India’ programme
  71. Ethanol blending
  72. Global Liveability Index 2019
  73. Dalits welfare
  74. Mudra loan
  75. Rising Electronics Exports as Bright Spot amid Economic Slowdown
  76. Samudrayaan Project
  77. Poshan Abhiyaan
  78. Inner Line Permit
  79. K2-18b — a potentially ‘habitable’ planet
  80. National Animal Disease Control Programme
  81. Anaemia
  82. Participatory Notes
  83. National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons
  84. September 21 Revolution
  85. World Ozone Day
  86. Hog technology in Railways
  87. India’s Red Corridor
  88. What Is the Rome Statute?
  89. India joins global research hub on antimicrobial resistance
  90. NGOs foreign contribution financing
  91. Gharial conservation in India
  92. International migrants and Indian diaspora
  93. Jan Soochna Portal
  94. Marginal Cost of Funds-based Lending Rate (MCLR)
  95. Global spread of measles infection
  96. MGNREGA Wages Linked with Inflation
  97. Particulate matter emissions trading
  98. Public Safety Act
  99. Sant Ravidas–the mystic Guru of Bhakti movement
  100. Critically Endangered Indian Vulture (Gyps indicus)
  101. Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
  102. Climate and Clean Air Coalition
  103. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
  104. Zonal Councils
  105. Digital Census
  106. KEELADI – An Urban Settlement of Sangam Age
  107. All India Survey on Higher Education
  108. Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)
  109. Coastal Regulation Zone
  110. Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
  111. Golden Triangle and Golden Crescent
  112. Shifting of tigers
  113. Sagittarius A
  114. Endosulfan
  115. Analgesic
  116. Ganga data collector app
  117. New species of frog discovered in Arunachal
  118. Soay sheep
  119. MOSAIC Mission
  120. Global Goalkeeper Award 2019
  121. World Digital competitiveness ranking 2019
  122. Pollinator Sanctuary: A new sustainable solution model from Canada
  123. Quad Grouping
  124. Prescription for plant-based diet overlooks vitamin B12 deficiency
  125. Double burden of malnutrition
  126. UMMID initiative
  127. The ancient port town of Mamallapuram
  128. Delayed Withdrawal of Monsoon
  129. China’s Continuing Rare Earth Dominance
  130. Dip in growth of core sectors
  131. EC Powers to Reduce/remove Disqualification of MLAs and MPs under RPA
  132. India is now Open Defecation Free
  133. New IPCC report warns of dire threat to ocean
  134. Press Freedom in India
  135. Madhya Pradesh set to get its seventh tiger reserve – Ratapani Tiger Reserve
  136. School Education Quality Index
  137. World Hindu Economic Forum
  138. What is Goldschmidtite?
  139. A peep into the lives of Galo Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
  140. Bathukamma Festival
  141. INS Nilgiri
  142. Elephant Endotheliotropic herpes virus
  143. National Nutrition Survey
  144. Why Onion prices often shoots up in India?
  145. Mass extinctions
  146. Advanced air pollution warning system
  147. Chalukyas
  148. Electoral Bond Scheme
  149. Guru Nanak Dev
  150. E-Waste Clinic in Madhya Pradesh
  151. Prakash portal
  152. E-Waste Clinic in Madhya Pradesh
  153. Rajasthan has announced the creation of a Pneumoconiosis Fund
  154. Reinventing Border Management: Drone Threat in Border Areas
  155. Semi-presidential system
  156. Strategic Disinvestment
  157. Water management
  158. Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC)
  159. Ramachandran Plot
  160. C40 Cities
  161. 51 Pegasi b
  162. Extinction Rebellion
  163. Military exercises
  164. Kamini Roy
  165. Global Hunger Index
  166. Jayaprakash Narayan
  167. Chenani-Nashri tunnel
  168. Ayushman Bharat scheme empowering several Indians
  169. Chinese President’s Mamallapuram Visit (informal) to India
  170. Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme
  171. Geo-engineering
  172. Implications of Nepal-China road connectivity deal
  173. Indus Waters Treaty
  174. Livestock census
  175. National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey
  176. One Nation One FASTag: Govt’s RFID solution for digital payment of highway toll
  177. Blue Flag Challenge
  178. Chandipura Virus
  179. International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  180. Prevention of tuberculosis
  181. Kaziranga National Park
  182. Mahila Samridhi Yojana
  183. State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report
  184. Paramarsh
  185. Polavaram Irrigation Project
  186. Ramanujan Machine
  187. Orchids of India: A Pictorial Guide
  188. Tigers under high stress
  189. Delay in establishment of Human Rights Court
  190. CAG Report on Preparedness for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
  191. 5G Debate
  192. Article 35 A
  193. ‘PM Awas Yojana and PRAGATI Platform’
  194. Bio fuel
  195. e-cigarettes
  196. Essential medicines
  197. Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS)
  198. Facial recognition
  199. ‘Genome Sequencing’
  200. Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019
  201. India-South Korea
  202. ‘Strength of Supreme Court Judges’
  203. LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory)
  204. ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019’
  205. Kala azar
  206. Tesla-style giga factories
  207. Tiger census
  208. Zero budget natural farming (ZBNF)
  209. Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana
  210. UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting
  211. Economic Census
  212. Disqualification under Anti-Defection Law
  213. Khanij Bidesh India Ltd
  214. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  215. ASAT missile
  216. Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) Program
  217. BrahMos cruise missiles
  218. Corporate Social Responsibility
  219. ‘Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest’
  220. Eugenics
  221. ‘Female foeticide’
  222. Global Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators
  223. Indus Valley inscriptions
  224. Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  225. ‘Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019’
  226. ‘One Nation One Ration Card Scheme’
  227. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  228. ‘Soil health card’
  229. Tiger census
  230. Triple talaq
  231. Diabetes
  232. Relevance of Wholesale Price Index (WPI)
  233. The State of the World’s Children 2019
  234. BHIM 2.0
  235. Carcinogen Aflatoxin detected in FSSAI milk survey samples
  236. Inter-Parliamentary Union
  237. Jal Jeevan Mission
  238. Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs
  239. Reviving exports
  240. Storm quake
  241. TechSagar
  242. Pegasus Spyware
  243. Annual fishing ban to protect Olive Ridleys in Gahirmatha
  244. Parliamentary reforms
  245. Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Program (GSLEP)
  246. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
  247. Kerala on alert as Maha intensifies into super cyclone off its coast
  248. Stages of Economic Integration
  249. Targeted PMKVY and Skills Framework
  250. Top five largest Ramsar sites in India
  251. Danakil Depression
  252. Deforestation, agriculture triggered soil erosion 4,000 years ago
  253. Enhancing Insurance Coverage for Bank Deposits
  255. India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019: Experts advise sustainable, climate-smart, diverse farming
  256. India, Uzbekistan sign three defence MoUs
  257. Moody’s cut India’s rating from stable to negative
  258. National Health Profile
  259. Quantum computing
  260. Steel Scrap Recycling Policy
  261. Wastelands Atlas – 2019
  262. What the toxic air did to Delhiites
  263. Why more measles patients die of other infections
  264. Bru refugees of Mizoram
  265. What is a constitution bench?
  266. Basel Ban Amendment
  267. eSIM
  268. Avian Influenza (H5N1)
  269. Uyghur community
  270. Bonn Challenge
  271. What is Cryodrakon Boreas?
  272. 2 new ginger species
  273. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Eurasian Economic Union
  274. Gig Economy
  275. Nilgiri Tahr’
  276. Logistics Index Chart
  277. Market Intervention Scheme for Apples of J&K

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