Kwar Hydroelectric Project

Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the 540-megawatt Kwar hydroelectric project on the Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Infrastructure) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Kwar Project? Chenab River What is the Kwar Project? This project, which is part of the Indus basin, […]

Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India

Context: ECGC Ltd., the government enterprise that provides export credit insurance, will soon approach the Reserve Bank of India for approval to deal in foreign currency for the benefit of exporters. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is ECGC? Functions of ECGC Facilities by ECGC What is ECGC? ECGC stands for […]

Hattis of Himachal Pradesh

Context: The Centre is set to consider the Himachal Pradesh government’s request for inclusion of the Hatti community in the list of Scheduled Tribes in the state. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Who are the Hattis? Hattis societal norms Who are the Hattis? The Hattis are a close-knit community who […]

Section 144 CrPC

Context: Recently, the administration of Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973 near the town of Roorkee. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance ( Issues Arising Out of Design & Implementation of Policies) Dimensions of the Article: What is Section 144 CrPC? Features of Section 144: What is the […]

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

Context: Recently PM said, In a bid to completely lift the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 from the northeast, efforts are on to improve the law-and-order situation in the region. Relevance: GS III- Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) AFSPA Acts in force Powers Given […]

MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme

Focus: GS III- Indian Economy (Effects Of Liberalization On The Economy) Why in News?  The  Union Ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has launched the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme. MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme This Scheme is a multi-pronged effort to help MSMEs embrace Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practises. Its goal is […]

Current Affairs 29 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act Section 144 CrPC Hattis of Himachal Pradesh Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Kwar Hydroelectric Project Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act Context: Recently PM said, In a bid to completely lift the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 from the northeast, efforts are on to improve the law-and-order […]

Aspirational Districts Programme

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News?  As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, NITI Aayog held a day-long conference on the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP). About Aspirational Districts Programme Aspirational Districts are those districts in India, that are affected by poor socio-economic indicators. These are aspirational in the context, that […]

PIB Summaries 29 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Aspirational Districts Programme MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme Aspirational Districts Programme Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, NITI Aayog held a day-long conference on the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP). About Aspirational Districts Programme Aspirational Districts are those districts in India, that are […]