Current Affairs 16 August 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Fundamental duties Triple Talaq Polio Women heroes of India’s freedom struggle, mentioned by PM in his I-Day speech The revolutionaries whom PM mentioned in his I-Day speech Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Context: The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has been at the centre of three major […]

PIB Summaries 16 August 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Ramsar Site  Navroz Ramsar Site Context: India adds 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make total 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13,26,677 ha in the country in the 75th year of Independence.   Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: 11 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 August 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 August 2022 Contents India at 75: The fragility of the Northeast’s integration DigiYatra: The contactless passenger processing system for airports India at 75: The Fragility of the Northeast’s Integration Context The concept of India is changing once more, and any return to “mainstream versus sub-stream friction” signals danger. Relevance GS […]

The Contactless Passenger Processing System For Airports

Context GMR’s Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) announced the soft launch of the Centre’s DigiYatra initiative, releasing the beta version of its Android app. DigiYatra, a passenger processing system based on facial recognition technology, has been tested at Delhi airport and the necessary infrastructure has been installed at Terminal 3. Relevance GS Paper3: Infrastructure – Energy, […]

The Fragility of the Northeast’s Integration

Context The concept of India is changing once more, and any return to “mainstream versus sub-stream friction” signals danger. Relevance GS Paper 2: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.  pressure groups and formal/informal associations […]

11 More Ramsar Site

Context: India adds 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make total 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13,26,677 ha in the country in the 75th year of Independence.   Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: 11 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites What is a Ramsar Site? […]

Revolutionary Heroes of India’s Freedom Struggle

Context: In his address from the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister paid tribute to a range of personalities from India’s freedom struggle, including fearless revolutionary heroes, leaders of tribal movements, spiritual leaders, women leaders, and several others who fought colonial rule outside the mainstream national movement. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the […]

Women Heroes of India’s Freedom Struggle

Context: PM said, Laxmibai, Durga Bhabhi, Rani Gaidinliu, and Velu Nachiyar, among others, embody the spirit of India’s ‘nari shakti. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: Rani Laxmibai Jhalkari Bai Durga Bhabhi Rani Gaidinliu Rani Chennamma Begum Hazrat Mahal Velu Nachiyar Rani Laxmibai The queen of the princely state of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai […]

Fundamental Duties of The Citizen

Context: Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana said fundamental duties in the Constitution are not merely to serve a “pedantic or technical” purpose, they are meant to guide citizens engineer a social transformation. Relevance: GS II- Polity (Indian Constitution) Dimensions of the Article: Details How were the fundamental duties incorporated in the Constitution? What […]