06 Aug, 2022
44 Min Read
|GS-I||FLOODS IN KERALA||Indian Geography|
|GS-II||DATA PROTECTION BILL WITHDRAWN||Governance|
|GS-III||ANTI TANK GUIDED MISSILE (ATGM)||S&T|
|CLIMATE TARGET 2030||Biodiversity & Environment|
|PT Pointer||EXTERNAL SECTOR REPORT 2022: IMF||International organisation|
|Shrimad Rajchandra Mission||Art and Culture|
Kerala is once again faced with flooding-like conditions brought on by heavy monsoon rains, similar to the one in 2018.
Additionally, a low-pressure system is forecast to build over the Bay of Bengal in the next two to three days, which is likely to make the rains worse.
Reason for Kerala flood
Condition of Dams:
Changing the Flow of Rivers:
Mismanagement of Dams:
Poor waste management
Gadgil Committee Recommendations Not Obeyed:
What occurred in the Kerala floods of 2018?
Following heavy rains in August 2018, Kerala had its worst floods since 1924.
Source: The Hindu
The Personal Data Protection Bill has been removed from Parliament by the Indian government while it explores a "complete legal framework" to oversee online activity and foster innovation in the nation.
About the data protection bill
On December 11, 2019, the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha.
Commonly known as the "Privacy Bill," it was designed to safeguard individual rights by limiting the gathering, transfer, and processing of data that is personal or that can be used to identify a specific person.
Why the bill has been withdrawn??
Too many Amendments:
Data Localisation concerns:
Delay in Implementation:
Recommendation of the joint committee:
The new Bill might do away with data classification from the standpoint of data localization and limit the use of classification to determine damages for individuals whose personal data may have been compromised by an entity.
Source: The Hindu
Recently, the Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun successfully test-fired locally manufactured Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM).
The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully tested laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) that were built indigenously.
India's current situation is:
Technical evaluation tests using the 120 mm rifled cannon of the MBT Arjun are now being conducted on it.
Through the trial, the ATGM's capacity to engage targets at any range has been demonstrated.
The all-indigenous Laser Guided ATGM employs a tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat the Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armored vehicles.
The ATGM has been developed with multi-platform launch capability and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from the 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.
Other anti-tank missiles:
HELINA (Helicopter-based NAG)
Recently, India has enhanced its climate change targets for 2030.
The Prime Minister of India made a number of new commitments to strengthen climate action from India at UNFCCC COP 26 (Click on the blue link to understand all about COP 26 and Climate Change before going through this topic) in Glasgow in 2021.
Significance of this move
Initiative toward climate change
Reforms in the transportation sector:
Support for EVs in India:
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
The mission of hydrogen energy
Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT)
What are the Important Highlights of UNFCCC COP 26?
Glasgow, UK hosted the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2021.
Agenda of meeting
Agenda for Glasgow's Breakthrough:
The Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda, supported by 42 countries, is a potentially significant development that came out of COP26 (but outside of the COP framework) (including India).
Reduced Coal Use:
The ideal case scenario
Source: The Indian Express
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its 2022 External Sector Report and advises India to roll back stimulus packages gradually.
Highlight of report
Fiscal and monetary policy stimulus
Infrastructure for export
Rupee appreciation vs the dollar
The Current Account Deficit in India (CAD)
The position of the nation's net foreign investment
Source: The Indian Express
The Prime Minister of India inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects of the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission worth more than 300 crore rupees at Dharampur in Gujarat.
About Shrimad Rajchandra Mission
About Shrimad Rajchandraji
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