Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 23 & 24th August 2020

Contents National Council for Transgender Persons Citing SC: Madras HC orders enhanced pension Inflation, monetary policy and growth Guidelines for Plasma Therapy Not possible to fully block Chinese companies Bombay HC: FIRs against Tablighi Jamaat “scapegoat” NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment […]

STATES & UTS CAN AVAIL THE CET BY THE NRA

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? A decision was passed at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister that: States and Union Territories can avail the Common Eligibility Test (CET) to be conducted by National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for job selection. Details The CET score could be shared with the Recruiting Agencies in […]

‘OPEN API SERVICE’ FOR AAROGYA SETU

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? Aarogya Setu team has worked on a new innovative feature which is called ‘Open API Service’ and in order to help businesses and economy to start functioning while being safe, the Open API Service enables organizations to check the status of Aarogya Setu and integrate it into […]

EXCESS SUGARCANE FOR ETHANOL PRODUCTION

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology        Introduction Government has taken various measures to improve viability of sugar industry, thereby enabling sugar mills to make timely payment of cane dues of farmers. Going forward, diversion of excess sugarcane and sugar is the long-term solution for addressing the problem of excess stock and improving viability […]

INCLUDE ELIGIBLE DISABLED PERSONS IN NFSA

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? The Department of Food and Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has sent letters to States Governments/UTs to include all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013. Details The NFSA Act mandates that the Central Government may from time […]

PIB 22nd & 23rd August

Contents Include Eligible disabled persons in NFSA Excess sugarcane for ethanol production ‘Open API Service’ for Aarogya Setu States & UTs can avail the CET by the NRA INCLUDE ELIGIBLE DISABLED PERSONS IN NFSA Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? The Department of Food and Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & […]