Current Affairs 22 August 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS:  The number of Women scientists goes up in CSIR  India’s coal-based power plants Facial recognition technology The number of Women scientists in CSIR goes up Context: The appointment earlier this month of Dr N Kalaiselvi as the first woman director general of India’s largest research and development organisation, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research […]

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus

Focus: GS-3 Science and Technology Why in News? Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh unveils India’s first truly indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus developed by KPIT-CSIR in Pune Details: The launch is in tune with India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission. About 12-14% CO2 emissions and particulate emissions come from diesel powered heavy commercial vehicles and […]

Grameen Udyami Project

Focus: GS-II: Polity and Governance Why in News? Grameen Udyami Project launched in Ranchi to promote skill development and Entrepreneurship amongst the tribal youth Details: The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in partnership with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society launched the second phase of Grameen Udyami Project in Jharkhand. Under the initiative, the endeavour […]

PIB Summaries 22 August 2022

PIB Analysis

Contents: First truly indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus launched Grameen Udyami Project First truly indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus launched Focus: GS-3 Science and Technology Why in News? Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh unveils India’s first truly indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus developed by KPIT-CSIR in Pune Details: The launch is in […]

AFT’s Delivery of Justice

Context Defence minister Rajnath Singh said that the government is taking steps to further empower the armed forces tribunal (AFT) and make it more responsive. Relevance GS Paper 2: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate Mains Question Each branch of the armed forces extolling its own importance does not help us prepare for the […]

Forever Chemicals: Contaminating Rainwater

Context A recent study published in Environment Science and Technology has found that rainwater from many places across the globe is contaminated with “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,” (PFAs), which are called “forever chemicals” because of their tendency to stick around in the atmosphere, rainwater and soil for long periods of time. Relevance GS Paper 3: Conservation, environmental pollution […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 22 August 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 22 August 2022 Contents Forever chemicals: Contaminating rainwater AFT’s delivery of justice Forever Chemicals: Contaminating Rainwater Context A recent study published in Environment Science and Technology has found that rainwater from many places across the globe is contaminated with “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,” (PFAs), which are called “forever chemicals” because of their tendency to […]