Integrated Command and Control Centres

Context: During a two-day Smart Cities Conference in Surat, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister that 80 Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs), an integral component of the Smart Cities Mission, have already been set up, while the remaining 20 would be completed by August 15 this year. Relevance: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions […]

Niti Aayog’s Draft Battery Swapping Policy

Context: Government think-tank Niti Aayog has prepared a draft battery swapping policy, under which it has proposed offering incentives to electric vehicles (EVs) with swappable batteries, subsidies to companies manufacturing swappable batteries, a new battery-as-a-service business model, and standards for interoperable batteries, among other measures. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: […]

Jupiter’s moon Europa

Context: In their new research, a team of researchers from Stanford University have said that on one of Jupiter’s moons Europa, a prime candidate for life in the solar system, there might be an abundance of water pockets beneath formations called double ridges. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Europa Implications of […]

Health Star Rating System of FSSAI for Packaged Food

Context: Recently, 40 global health experts claimed that the “health star rating” system that the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) plans to adopt to help consumers reduce their intake of unhealthy foods is “not evidence-based” and has failed to alter buyer behavior. Relevance: GS III- Food Processing & Related Industries In India Dimensions of the Article: What is the Health Star Rating […]

Russia’s New Nuclear Missile Sarmat

Context: Amidst stiff resistance from Ukraine in the ongoing war and harsh sanctions imposed by the West, Russia went ahead and tested its new Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Sarmat. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Samrat Who is it named after? About Samrat: This was the first test launch of the ICMB Sarmat […]

Fincluvation

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence & ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotasav, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), a 100% government owned entity under Department of Posts (DoP) announced the launch of Fincluvation. Fincluvation A joint initiative to collaborate with Fintech Startup community to co-create […]

Atal Pension Yojana

Focus: GS-II Social Justice  Why in News? The total enrollments under APY Scheme have crossed 4.01 crore as on March 2022 out of which more than 99 lakh APY accounts were opened during FY 2021-22. The scheme had seen this tremendous success due to the active participation of all categories of Banks. Around 71% of […]

PIB Summaries 22 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Fincluvation Atal Pension Yojana Fincluvation Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence & ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotasav, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), a 100% government owned entity under Department of Posts (DoP) announced the launch of Fincluvation. Fincluvation A joint initiative to […]

Current Affairs 22 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Niti Aayog’s draft battery swapping policy Russia’s new nuclear missile Sarmat Jupiter’s moon Europa Integrated Command and Control Centres Health Star Rating System of FSSAI for Packaged Food Niti Aayog’s Draft Battery Swapping Policy Context: Government think-tank Niti Aayog has prepared a draft battery swapping policy, under which it has proposed offering incentives to […]