Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) – National Mission for Financial Inclusion, completed 8 years of successful implementation. About Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana: Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana – PMJDY was announced by Prime Minister in 2014, and has been a key initiative towards the commitment to provide financial […]

Guru Granth Sahib

Focus: GS I- Medieval History Why in News? The Prime Minister has greeted the people on the sacred occasion of the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. About Guru Granth Sahib The Guru Granth Sahib was first compiled by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev, in 1604 in the city of Amritsar. Its […]

Association of Renewable Energy of States

Focus: GS III- Infrastructure Why in News? Association of Renewable Energy of States (AREAS) celebrated  8th Foundation Day. About Association of Renewable Energy of States: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal agency at the central level for promotion of grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy in the country. Ministry’s programmes are implemented […]

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority

Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Intervention, Health Why in News? To commemorate 25 years of existence of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), a programme is being organised at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath. About National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority NPPA is an organization under Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers which was set up in […]

S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment

Context: The Supreme Court referred to a three-judge Bench a series of petitions seeking a judicial direction that political parties who make “wild” promises of largesse should also reveal in their poll manifestos where they will get the money to pay for them. The reference is a shift from the court’s own stand in the S. […]

Tigray Crisis

Context: The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) director-general has suggested that racism is behind a lack of international attention and interest in Ethiopia’s war-stricken northern Tigray region, where millions of civilians are living in dire conditions. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), described the Tigray crisis region as the “worst humanitarian disaster on earth”. […]

Nuclear Matrix

Context: Using a novel method, a group of researchers from CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (CCMB) and Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, Bengaluru (TIGS), have established a way of studying the nuclear matrix of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) without removing the nucleus from the embryo. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology […]

The Concerns Around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage

Context: Reports have surfaced online of instances where block level officers have asked individuals to link their Aadhaar with their Voter IDs, failing which their Voter IDs could be cancelled. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Is the linking of Aadhaar with one’s Voter ID mandatory? Why does the government […]

Current Affairs 29 August 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS The concerns around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment Nuclear matrix Tigray crisis The Concerns Around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage Context: Reports have surfaced online of instances where block level officers have asked individuals to link their Aadhaar with their Voter IDs, failing which their Voter IDs could be cancelled. Relevance: […]