Day June 11, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 11th June

• The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune has developed a nano-technology based disinfectant spray to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The formulation has been named Ananya. Ananya disinfectant spray is effective in disinfecting all types of surfaces. • Union…

[Editorial Analysis] If PM Cares

Mains Paper 2: Governance Prelims level: PM CARES fund Mains level: Know about the PM CARES fund, the composition of its committee, objectives and why the government constituted a new fund despite having Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF), key…

[Editorial Analysis] The academy we need

Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level: Higher education institutes Mains level: Scenarios of online learning system in India, Difference between physical and Online learning, create institutional framework for online learning system, way forward Context: • COVID-19 has shaken the landscapes…

RBI moots comprehensive norms for sale of loans

• RBI has released draft Frameworks for ‘Sale of Loan Exposures’ and ‘Securitisation of Standard Assets’. About: • These draft guidelines are applicable to all Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks); All India Financial Institutions (NABARD, NHB, EXIM Bank,…

COVID Emergency Credit Facility

• Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the COVID Emergency Credit Facility covers all companies and not just Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). About: • The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) is the biggest fiscal component…

Delhi earthquakes

• Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) have recorded at least 14 earthquakes of low or medium intensity since April, 2020. About: • As per the 2002 map by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), India is divided into…

Maya Civilization found in Mexico

• A 3,000-years-old Mayan temple has been discovered in Mexico through laser mapping technique, making it the ancient civilisation’s oldest and largest monument. Key highlights: • The temple site called Aquada Fenix, in Mexico, is 4,600 feet long and up…