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Current Affairs 07 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5 Part: II
  2. Purchasing Managers Index
  3. Direct Seeding of Rice
  4. ISRO’s goal for Venus Mission

National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5 Part: II


Context:

The Total Fertility Rate (TFR), the average number of children per woman, has further declined from 2.2 to 2.0 at the national level between National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4 and 5.

Relevance: 

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Health, Government Policies and Interventions) 

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About National Family Health Survey
  2. How often is the NFHS conducted? 
  3. Comparison between NFHS-5 and NFHS-4 
  4. Areas of concern 
  5. Highlights of the NFHS 5 Part-II

Click Here To Read More: National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5 Part: II


Purchasing Managers Index


Context:

According to the S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), new orders and output in India’s manufacturing sector increased slightly in April 2022, rising to 54.7 from 54 in March 2022.

Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Mobilization of Resources)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)?
  2. Understanding PMI

Click Here To Read More: Purchasing Managers Index


Direct Seeding of Rice


Context:

The Punjab government recently announced Rs 1,500 incentive per acre for farmers opting for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR), which is known for saving water.

Relevance:

GS III- Agriculture

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is DSR?
  2. How much water can DSR help save?
  3. Advantages of DSR tech
  4. Disadvantages of DSR tech

Click Here To Read More: Direct Seeding of Rice


ISRO’s Goal For Venus Mission


Context:

India’s Venus mission has been conceived. The project report for ‘Shukrayaan-I’ – the name given to ISRO’s Venus mission, is ready and the budget has also been identified for it.

Relevance:

GS-III: Science and Technology (Space Technology and advancements in Space Technology)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Venus
  2. Observations and explorations of Venus
  3. About Shukrayaan- I

Click Here To Read More: ISRO’s Goal For Venus Mission


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