PIB 15th January

Contents: Saksham Campaign Indian Heritage in Digital Space SAKSHAM CAMPAIGN Why in news? an annual one-month long, people-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. More about SAKSHAM PCRA and Oil & Gas companies shall carry out various interactive programs during this […]

16th January – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents NIA Act: Challenged by Chhattisgarh The 2010s -Hottest Decade so far Volcanoes and earthquakes: The pacific ring of fire Geography of farmer suicides NIA ACT: CHALLENGED BY CHHATTISGARH Why in news? The Chhattisgarh government moved to the Supreme Court against the 2008 National Investigative Agency (NIA) Act, stating it is violative of the Constitution. […]

INDIAN HERITAGE IN DIGITAL SPACE

Why in news? Special exhibition titled Indian Heritage in Digital Space (IHDS) and a two day long first international heritage symposium was launched in New Delhi in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Details This special exhibition, first of its kind in India, has a major focus to display the latest interventions in the […]

SAKSHAM CAMPAIGN

Why in news? An annual one-month long, people-centric fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. More about SAKSHAM Fuel conservation mega campaign, PCRA and Oil & Gas companies shall carry out various interactive programs during this month-long campaign.  Activities like ‘Saksham’ Cycle […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 16 January 2020

Contents: Indian passport ranked 84th in the world IT rules to separate social media and other online platforms  Sikhs to be counted as separate ethnic group in US census for first time INDIAN PASSPORT RANKED 84TH IN THE WORLD Why in  news? Latest edition of the Henley Passport Index has been released. More details: India […]

SIKHS TO BE COUNTED AS SEPARATE ETHNIC GROUP IN U.S. CENSUS FOR FIRST TIME

Why in news? Sikhs in the U.S. would be counted as a separate ethnic group in the upcoming 2020 census as per the US Census Bureau Several Sikh organisations in the US held meetings with the Census Bureau. A separate code is needed to ensure an accurate count of Sikhs in the United States, recognising […]

IT RULES TO SEPARATE SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER ONLINE

PLATFORMS Why in news? The rules, called Intermediaries Guidelines under the IT Act, are under process of revision in the wake of instances of violence and lynchings , affiliated with content posted on social media platforms The IT Ministry had released a draft of the Information Technology Act’s Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules in December 2018. […]

INDIAN PASSPORT RANKED 84TH IN THE WORLD

Why in  news? India 84th in Henley Passport Ranking, Latest edition has been released. More details: India 84th in Henley Passport Ranking, & has dropped 10 places to 84 in the latest update Japan has the world’s strongest passport; Afghanistan, at rank 107, the weakest The data are updated in real time as and when […]

INFLATION SHOCKER

Why in news? There was an astronomical rise of CPI to 7.35% in December 2018. This has opened doors for Indian economy to enter a phase of stagflation. What is stagflation? Stagflation is a condition of slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment, or economic stagnation, accompanied by rising prices, or inflation. It can also […]

GEOGRAPHY OF FARMER SUICIDES

Why in news? Farmer suicides have not increased, New data and research in recent years and may have more complex causes than falling incomes or rising indebtedness. Details The overall farmer suicide rate decreases in India but Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala remain suicide hotspots even with doubts about NCRB data The ultimate sign of distress […]