What Are Kamikaze Drones?

Context: Recently, Ukrainian officials said that Ukraine’s capital region was struck by Iranian-made kamikaze drones, . Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What are Kamikaze drones? Which countries have such drones? What are Kamikaze drones? These are small unmanned aircraft packed with explosives that can be flown directly at a tank […]

Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)

Context: Recently, the Minister of State for External Affairs addressed the 6th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Astana, Kazakhstan. India is one of the founding members of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Relevance: GS-II: International Relations, Prelims Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

Rythu Bharosa Kendras

Context: An Ethiopian delegation led by the country’s Agricultural Minister is in Andhra Pradesh (AP) to study the first-of-its kind Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs), which have been set up by the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What are Rythu Bharosa Kendras? Have the […]

Right to Information (RTI) Act

Context: According to a report, the backlog of appeals or complaints under the Right to Information (RTI) Act is steadily increasing in Information Commissions every year. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Findings of the report: Right to Information (RTI) Act Is RTI a Fundamental Right? Enforcement of RTI Exemptions under […]

What Are Eco-Sensitive Zones?

Context: The Supreme Court indicated it may consider taking up Kerala’s review of the Supreme Court’s judgment to have a one-km eco-sensitive zone ringing protected forests, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country along with a plea for clarification sought by the Centre. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What […]

Global Hunger Index 2022

Context: India ranks 107 out of 121 countries on the Global Hunger Index in which it fares worse than all countries in South Asia barring war-torn Afghanistan. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Hunger and Poverty, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: About Global Hunger Index (GHI) Highlights of the […]

United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress

Focus: GS II: International Relations Why in News? Experts discussed how the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF), which provide a basis for developing, integrating, strengthening, and maximizing geospatial information management in all countries, could help supporting sustainable development and the well-being of society as well as overcoming challenges of the global village like flood, earthquake, […]

 Bureau of Indian Standards

Focus: GS II- Governance, Facts for prelims Why in News? On the occasion World Standards Day, Bureau of Indian Standards, Mumbai  organized a Standards Conclave –“Manak Mahotsav” based on the theme ‘Standards for Sustainable Development Goals – A Shared Vision for a Better World’. About BIS The Bureau of Indian Standards is the national Standards […]

Current Affairs 15 October 2022

CONTENTS Global Hunger Index 2022 Eco-sensitive zones Right to Information (RTI) Act Rythu Bharosa Kendras Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Kamikaze drones Global Hunger Index 2022 Context: India ranks 107 out of 121 countries on the Global Hunger Index in which it fares worse than all countries in South Asia […]