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Current Affairs for Engineering Service Exam

Video Lectures and Test Series for ESE 2019

 Topics list:

  1. National and International Issues on
    1. Economic Development
    2. Social Development
    3. Industrial Development
  2. Energy and Environment
    1. Energy
    2. Environment
  3. Information and Communication Technology
    1. Technology
    2. Application
  4. The Key Initiatives of Government
  5. General Knowledge

Topic 1:Economic development

Pakyong Airport in Sikkim

  • Pakyong Airport will bring the State of Sikkim on the country’s aviation map.
  • Pakyong Airport is a greenfield airport near Gangtok
  • The airport will provide a big boost to connectivity and also give a fillip to tourism.

Read more at: PIB

Topic 2 : Environment

Cyclone Daye

  • The deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards.
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha.
  • The Odisha government had ordered immediate evacuation of people from coastal villages

Tropical Cyclones

  • Tropical cyclones form only over warm ocean waters near the equator.
  • The warm air rises, causing an area of lower air pressure below.
  • Air from surrounding areas with higher air pressure pushes in to the low pressure area.
  • As the warm, moist air rises and cools off, the water in the air forms clouds
  • Storms that form north of the equator spin counterclockwise. Storms south of the equator spin clockwise.
  • Tropical cyclones usually weaken when they hit land

Read more at:The Hindu

Topic 3 : ICT

ISRO to set up an Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here today for setting up of an state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • The ICR-ER will cater to the requirement of Disaster Management as well as Internal Security.
  • ICR-ER will address the requirement of receipt of information on near real-time basis, strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control, preparedness and response
  • It will increase the operational effectiveness
  • It will be helpful in rendering timely response / assistance during various emergency situations

Read more at: PIB

Portals to strengthen Women Safety

The portal “cybercrime.gov.in”

  • It will receive complaints from citizens on objectionable online content related to child pornography, child sexual abuse material, sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape.  
  • It will enable complainants in reporting cases without disclosing their identity.
  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will proactively identify such objectionable content and take up with intermediaries for its removal.

The National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO)

  • It is accessible only to law enforcement agencies
  • It will assist in effectively tracking and investigating cases of sexual offences.
  • The database will not compromise any individual’s privacy.

What is a portal?

  • a major starting site for users when they get connected to the Web or that users tend to visit as an anchor site
  • Typical services offered by portal sites include a directory of Web sites, a facility to search for other sites, news, weather information, e-mail, stock quotes, phone and map information, and sometimes a community forum.

Read more at: PIB

Topic 5: General Knowledge

Successful Flight Test of Prahar

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’, from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Balasore
  • ‘Prahar’ is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralizing a wide variety of targets.

National Sports Awards

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years
  • Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for four years,
  • Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events
  • Dhyan Chand Award for lifetime contribution to sports development
  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar  is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.
  • Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018

  • Ms. S. Mirabai Chanu – Weightlifting
  • Shri Virat Kohli – Cricket

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