20 Apr, 2021
41 Min Read
|GS-II||National Green Tribunal and Mekedatu Project||Indian Polity|
|PT Pointer||Inclusive Internet Index 2021||Important reports|
|India’s First “Disc Footed Bat found in Meghalaya||Biodiversity & Environment|
|“Gender Samvaad” Event by Ministry of Rural Development||Indian Society|
|National Startup Advisory Council||Economic Issues|
|WHO's Global Diabetes Compact Initiative||Governance|
About Mekedatu Project:
Why is Tamil Nadu opposing it?
What is the news?
Inclusive Internet Index 2021 has recently been released by Facebook.
About Inclusive Internet Index, 2021
Key Findings Related to India:
Researchers from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered India’s first disc footed bat near the Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary in Meghalaya.
About Disc Footed Bat:
Significance of this discovery:
The Ministry of Rural Development recently organized the Gender Samvaad Event.
About Gender Samvaad Event:
Activities under Gender Samvaad: Gender Samvaad provides states with opportunities to:
Features of DAY-NRLM:
Convergence: The mission places a high emphasis on convergence with other programs of the MoRD and other Central Ministries. Convergence is also sought with programs of state governments for developing synergies directly or indirectly with institutions of the poor.
The Minister of Commerce & Industry chaired the first meeting of the National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) recently.
About the National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC):
Functions of NSAC:
Composition of the National Startup Advisory Council:
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a Global Diabetes Compact Initiative.
About Global Diabetes Compact Initiative:
Need of Global Diabetes Compact
Types of Diabetes:
Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace India and the U.S. are being urged to join the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace which now has 75 countries on board. It deals with the new cybersecurity threats faced in the world. About Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cybersp
Global Food Policy Report 2021 by IFPRI The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently released the Global Food Policy Report, in 2021. About Global Food Policy Report, 2021: The report provides lessons drawn from the current crisis. Especially the lessons that can hel
UN Food Systems Summit 2021 The Ministry of Agricultural and Farmers Welfare recently conducted a National Dialogue on UN Food Systems Summit, 2021. About UN Food Systems Summit,2021: The first-ever UN Food Systems Summit is expected to be held in September 2021. The summit will aim to
India-UK agree for Nirav Modi's Extradition to India The U.K.’s Home Department has recently approved the extradition of Nirav Modi to India in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud. About Extradition: Extradition is the formal process of surrendering an individu
Cuba after the Castros Introduction The retirement of Raul Castro as the first secretary of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party brings to an end the six-decade-long rule of the “historic generation”, who, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, captured power in 1959 through an ar
Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)- end of its regime Introduction The demise of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), India’s specialist tribunal for determining disputes relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, is symbolic of its tenuous life. On April
Green contracts Introduction This article focuses on how Indian corporations can be a major character in the country’s story of sustainable growth. Need for green contracts As both consumers and corporations reap the benefits of large-scale manufacturing and services, they
Ordinance route of the government- issue promulgation Introduction The central government has promulgated the ordinance that establishes the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020. About ordinance The Constitution per
Great Indian Bustard poaching Great Indian Bustard and Conservation Efforts It is one of the heaviest Flight birds. They have weak eyesight. Habitat is grassland (not covered under Forest Conservation Act, 1980). It is endemic to the Indian subcontinent found in Central India, west In
ARIES Facility will host the support center for Aditya-L1 Sun’s Atmosphere The atmosphere of the sun is composed of several layers, mainly the photosphere, the chromosphere and the corona. It's in these outer layers that the sun's energy, which has bubbled up from the sun
National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report The report titled ‘Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’, was released by DST, which identifies the most vulnerable states and districts in India with respect to current climate r
Buddhist Remains found in Jharkhand Earlier this year, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered Buddhist Remains from Hazaribagh on the eastern side of Jharkhand’s Sitagarha hills. What did the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) discover? ASI discovered the remains of a B
Eatsmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge by Govt The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has recently launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge. About EatSmart Cities Challenge: EatSmart Cities Challenge is organized by the Ministry of Housing
India on US’s Currency Watch list The US treasury places India along with 10 other countries on its currency watch list. What is Currency Manipulator: Current Manipulators are countries engaging in “unfair currency practices” by deliberately devaluing their currency aga
Ken-betwa River Linking Project The Project- The Ken-Betwa project is part of the national river linking project which proposes to connect 14 Himalayan and 16 peninsular rivers with 30 canals and 3,000 reservoirs in order to irrigate 87 million hectares of land. It has the status of a na
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