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Purchasing Managers Index

Context: The services sector rebounded in August from a four-month low in July and created the most jobs in 14 years as input cost pressures eased to the slowest pace in 11 months, as per S&P Global India Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which expanded to 57.2 last month, from July’s 55.5. Relevance: GS-III: Indian […]

Dilution of Lokayukta Powers in Kerala

Context: Recently, the Kerala Legislative Assembly passed the Kerala Lok Ayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2022 . Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Bodies, Policies and Interventions on Transparency and Accountability in governance) Dimensions of the Article: What are the Amendments? About Lokayukta About Lokpal Other Important Points regarding the Lokpal Exception for Prime Minister […]

Sand Mining In India

Context: From flora and fauna to human residents, no one has been left untouched due to the wanton extraction of sand mining from Yamuna River. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: What is sand? What is Sand mining? Concerns regarding sand mining The Constitution and Legislations on Rules […]

India-Bangla Trade Set For CEPA Boost

Context: Following a meeting with the visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Bangladesh will soon commence negotiations on a Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Relevance GS Paper 2: India and its neighborhood- relations. Dimensions of the Article: About India’s CEPA agreements Existing frameworks Bangladesh-India Bilateral Relationship About India’s […]

PM-SHRI Yojana

Context On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, Prime Minister Modi announced a new scheme, the PM-SHRI Yojana, to develop 14,500 schools as model schools. The schools will have modern infrastructure such as labs, smart classrooms, libraries, and sports facilities. Relevance GS Paper – 2: Government Policies & Interventions, Education, Skill Development Mains Question he National […]

Must Work Together To Fight Forces

Context Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, will pay a State Visit to India from September 5 to 8, 2022. During her visit, she met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a bilateral basis. Bangladesh’s visiting Prime Minister met with India’s Prime Minister, during which the two sides signed seven agreements. These treaties address railways, science […]

Cyber Surakshit Bharat

Focus: GS III: Cyber Security Why in News?     Recently, the National e-Governance Division (NeGD),organised the 30th Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) Deep-Dive training programme at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi. About Cyber Surakshit Bharat Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative was conceptualized with the mission to spread awareness about cyber-crime and build capacities of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and […]

Women in Engineering Science and Technology (WEST)

Focus: GS III: Science and Technology Why in News? A new I-STEM (Indian Science Technology and Engineering facilities Map) initiative called “Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WEST)” was launched by, Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India on 5th September 2022.  About WEST programme: The WEST programme will cater to women […]

Current Affairs 07 September 2022

CONTENTS India-Bangla trade, now set for CEPA boost Sand mining Dilution of Lokayukta Powers in Kerala Purchasing Managers Index India-Bangla Trade, Now Set For CEPA Boost Context: Following a meeting with the visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Bangladesh will soon commence negotiations on a Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Relevance GS […]