08 Mar, 2021
58 Min Read
|GS-I||International Women’s Day-Background||Social issues|
|GS-II||China to build dams on Brahmaputra River||International Relations|
|Judicial overreach-on OTT Rules||Governance|
|GS-III||National Health Policy for Rare Diseases||S&T|
|PT Pointer||PM Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, 2008||S&T|
|Slowing Currents in the Gulf Stream||Physical Geography|
|Lowering Government Yields||Economic Issues|
|Invasive Earthworm Species Found in Karnataka||Biodiversity & Environment|
|GISAT-1 Being Planned by ISRO||S&T|
|Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana||Government policies and interventions|
|Umbrella Schemes of Women and Child Development Ministry||Governance|
International Women's Day 2021: Theme
Savitribai Phule’s legacy
Judicial overreach-on OTT Rules
Overreach of ‘soft-touch monitoring’
The Court went through the recently notified rules for digital media and intermediaries and observed that these lacked teeth.
Rare diseases in India
National Health Policy for Rare Diseases, 2020
About National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2020
It offers no clarity on long-term financial assistance, appears designed on donations
Criticism of the Draft Policy
Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) (formerly National Illness Assistance Fund)
What is the news?
What is DMD and Hunter’s syndromes?
More About Oceanic Currents:
Ocean currents are categorized as warm or cold on the basis of relative temperature w.r.t the surrounding water:
The circulation of the ocean currents depends on the following factors:
Government Security (G-Sec) yields could soften temporarily as the Indian government’s fiscal deficit may undershoot FY2021 Revised Estimate (RE) by Rs.50,000 crore to Rs.90,000 crore.
Earth Observation Satellites
Initiatives for Transgender persons This is the first-of-its-kind gender-inclusive community policing initiative in the country, the Cyberabad police inaugurated a ‘Transgender Community Desk’ at Gachibowli Police Station. The desk will be managed by a police liaison officer and
Cyber-attacks-‘Red Echo’ When did Chinese malware target Indian power grid utilities and why is it a matter of concern? Introduction Maharashtra Power Minister announced that a State Cyber Cell probe had found 14 Trojan horses in the servers of the Maharashtra State Electric
Spectrum auctions Introduction India’s first auction of telecommunications spectrum in five years, with the government generating revenue of 77,815 crores from the exercise. Reliance Jio accounted for close to 60% of the spectrum bought, followed by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Id
Space Related Facts and Data Indian Space Program Started in 2ndFive Year Plan. Vikram Sarabhai is the architect of the INDIAN SPACE PROGRAM. Space program is run byDepartment of Space, PMO. Quick Facts PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace
Recent Cyber Attacks & India's Cyber Security Agencies Recently, the Union Power Ministry said that State-sponsored Chinese hacker groups targeted various Indian power centres. India has been attacked by suspected Chinese state-sponsored groups multiple times in the past. In 2009,
Recent India-Srilanka Defence Exercise A team of 4 Sarang Advance Light Helicopters, Surya Kiran (Hawks), Tejas Fighter Aircraft and the Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft from India were in Sri Lanka this week, to participate Historical background: During Sri Lanka’s over
5G vs. 4G Connectivity 5G 4G 5G uses utilises much higher radio frequencies of 28 ghz. 4G uses lower reading frequencies of 700 mhz to 2500 mhz. 5G transfer more data over the air at faster spee
Quad Group and India What is Quad grouping? Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is the informal strategic dialogue between India, the USA, Japan and Australia with a shared objective to support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region, that China seeks to threaten.
Contraction in GDP due to Lockdown Advance Estimates of National Income project an 8% Contraction in GDP. NSO revised the 1stquarter GDP shrinkage to 24.4% from 23.9% Government spending, public administration, defence and other services contracted. Services like Retail, trade,
Data on Sectoral Deployment of Bank Credit in 2020-21 Year-on-Year Growth of outstanding bank loans is on decelerating pace. It slowed down to lowest in last 10 yrs. Industries: Credit to large industries contracted by 2.5%. Large industries constitute 82% of credit off
International North-South Transport Corridor Context India’s Foreign Minister addresses the Chabahar Day event organized at the Maritime India Summit. During the address, the minister put forward the proposal with respect to INSTC (International North-South Transport Corridor)
ISRO & Related Space Agencies- Antrix, New Space India Limited & IN-SPACe NSIL and ANTRIX NSIL’s main purpose is to market the technologies developed by ISRO and bring it more clients that need space-based services. That role, incidentally, was already being performed by
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