Current Affairs 15 February 2022

CONTENTS Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04) Inflation edges past 6% in January NHA to integrate caste census databases The Palk Bay fisheries conflict United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Lassa fever India-Australia interim trade agreement and FTA Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04) Context: PM congratulated Indian space scientists on successful launch of PSLV C52 mission. Relevance: GS […]

PIB Summaries 15 February 2022

CONTENTS Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles Medaram Jathara Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles Focus: GS III- Indian Economy Why in News? Ministry of Textiles has  further  extended  the timeline for submission of applications under the PLI Scheme for Textiles till 28.02.2022.  Significance of Textile Sector in India The Textile Sector accounts for […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 February 2022 Contents: Zooming in on the potential of India’s geospatial sector Insuring India Zooming In on the Potential of India’s Geospatial Sector Context: February 15, 2022 marks one year since the new guidelines to completely de-regulate the geospatial sector for Indians took effect. Relevance: GS II: E-Governance, Human Resource, […]

Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04)

Context: PM congratulated Indian space scientists on successful launch of PSLV C52 mission. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04) Recent Achievements of ISRO About Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) About Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04) Launch Vehicle: It was launched by PSLV C-52 launch vehicle from the first […]

Inflation Edges Past 6% in January

Context: India’s retail inflation accelerated past the 6% mark in January to hit 6.01%, breaching the central bank’s tolerance threshold for consumer price inflation for the first time since June 2021. Retail inflation was 5.66% in December 2021. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Fiscal Policy, Taxation) Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

NHA to Integrate Caste Census Databases

Context: The Union Health Ministry said the National Health Authority (NHA) is working to integrate the database of Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 beneficiaries with the National Food Security Act (NFSA) portal so that beneficiaries can seek information regarding their entitlements under the AB PM-JAY using their ration card number. Relevance: GS II- Government Policies […]

The Palk Bay Fisheries Conflict

Context: The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 12 Indian fishermen from Rameswaram district, Tamil Nadu, and seized two of their fishing boats on charges of engaging in illegal fishing activity. This is the third such arrest in a fortnight, prompting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to, yet again, write to Prime Minister, seeking the Centre’s immediate intervention […]

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Context: Recently, India signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for the distribution of 50,000 MT of wheat that it has committed to sending to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian assistance. Relevance: GS II- Important International Institutions Dimensions of the Article: About United Nations World Food Programme Major Concern for the distribution of wheat About United Nations […]