Day December 2, 2019

One liners 2nd December

• The Awards for the first-ever VATAVARAN-2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment was presented in New Delhi. It was organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Centre for Media Studies (CMS). • UN…

Loktak Inland Water ways

• Shipping Ministry today gave approval for the development of Loktak Inland Water ways improvement project in Manipur under the central sector scheme. • The estimated cost of the project is over 25 crore rupees. • The Loktak Lake is…

ADNOC

• A refinery project in India, set to be jointly built by Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (, reportedly faces an estimated cost escalation to $70 billion from the previous $44 billion. Key highlights: • Originally, the…

Spike LR missile

• In Madhya Pradesh, the Indian Army successfully test-fired two newly-acquired Israeli Spike LR anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Key highlights: • Spike is a fourth generation missile which can engage any target with precision at ranges up to 4 kilo…

2+2 ministerial dialogue

• Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister of India S. Jaishankar, met Foreign Affairs Minister of Japan and Minister of Defense of Japan on 30 November 2019 in New Delhi for the first India-Japan 2+2 Foreign…

World AIDS Day

• World AIDS Day 2019 is being observed on the 1st of December with this year theme of “Communities make the difference.” Key highlights: • World AIDS Day is observed on the 1st of December, every year, since 1988. World…

National Startup Awards 2020

• The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has announced the institution of the first-ever National Startup Awards. Key highlights: • The National Startup Awards seek to recognize outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative…

Antibiotic prescription rate

• According to a new study by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), antibiotic prescription rate high in private sector. About: • The study is the first ever estimate of outpatient antibiotic prescription rates and patterns in…

[Editorial Analysis] Grass for lions

Mains Paper 3: Environment Prelims level : Asiatic Lions Mains level : Significance of grasslands to protect ecological and economic activity Context: • A video showing an Asiatic lion eating grass went viral on social media in Gujarat. • As…