Current Affairs 24 February 2022

CONTENTS Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022 NASA’s plan to decommission the International Space Station Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Insurgency threat in Manipur Similipal Biosphere Reserve Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022 Context: Recently, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY)  released a policy proposal titled as, “Draft India […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 24 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 24 February 2022 Contents: A more inclusive science A more inclusive science Context: Underrepresentation of Women in science academies is a matter of concern as in these academies, there is significant exclusion of women scientists irrespective of their ability or contribution. Relevance: GS-II: Gender, Issues Related to Women Dimensions of the […]

PIB Summaries 24 February 2022

CONTENTS MILAN 2022 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Quantum key distribution MILAN 2022 Focus: GS III Security challenges Why in News? The latest edition of Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise MILAN 2022 is scheduled to commence from 25 Feb 22 in the ‘City of Destiny’, Visakhapatnam. Details: MILAN 22 is being conducted over a […]

Apathy Cynicism of Babus Hurt Welfare

Relevance: GS Paper 2: Poverty and Hunger; GS Paper 4: Civil Service Values Anyone familiar with the Indian welfare state would attest that, aside from a few activist bureaucrats, most people see it as a corrupt cesspool forced on them by politicians motivated by electoral incentives. The consensus is that the welfare state should be […]

Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022

Context: Recently, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY)  released a policy proposal titled as, “Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022”. Relevance: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022 How does the Draft Data Accessibility Policy aim to achieve its goals? Issues with […]

NASA’s Plan to Decommission the International Space Station

Context: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced plans to retire and decommission the International Space Station (ISS) by 2031. Relevance: GS-III Science and Technology: (Space Technology, Developments in Space technology) Dimension of the Article: What is a Space Station? International Space Station (ISS) Why is NASA planning to decommission the ISS? What is a […]

Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)

Context: Nawab Malik, Maharashtra’s Minister of Minority Development and Skill Development and Nationalist Congress Party leader, was remanded in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody for seven days in a money laundering case connected to fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim and his associates. Relevance: GS-III: Internal Security Challenges (Money Laundering), GS II: Governance Dimensions of the Article: Prevention […]

Insurgency Threat in Manipur

Context: Defence Minister, while addressing an election rally in Imphal West, called upon insurgency groups operating in Manipur to shun violence and come to the negotiating table. He said the Centre is ready to hold dialogue with them to bring lasting peace to the region. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the article: Rise of […]