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Current Affairs 15 June 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022
  2. Periodic Labour Force Survey
  3. Agnipath scheme
  4. Special remission to prisoners
  5. Nanhi Pari programme

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022


Context:

According to the 2022 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, trust in news is falling in nearly half the countries surveyed, with significant proportions of the public, especially younger age groups, beginning to turn away from news. Further, news consumption is increasingly happening via social media platforms such as TikTok rather than traditional media.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the scope of this report?
  2. Major trends highlighted in the report
  3. What does the report say about trends in India?

Click Here To Read More: Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022


Periodic Labour Force Survey


Context:

The unemployment rate saw a decrease of 0.6% and fell to 4.2% in 2020-21, compared with 4.8% in 2019-20, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2020-21 released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

  • This means that only 4.2% of adults who looked for jobs could not get any work in rural and urban areas of the country in 2020-21.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy (Employment)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key Employment and Unemployment Indicators
  1. What is the Periodic Labour Force Survey?
  2. Types of Unemployment in India
  3. Causes of Unemployment in India
  4. Highlights of the Report:

Click Here To Read More: Periodic Labour Force Survey


Agnipath Scheme


Context:

Recently, the government unveiled its new Agnipath scheme for recruiting soldiers across the three services.

  • The new defence recruitment reform, which has been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security, will come into effect immediately, and the soldiers recruited under the scheme will be called Agniveers.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Agnipath scheme?
  2. What is the eligibility criteria?
  3. What happens after selection?
  4. When will the recruitment actually begin?
  5. How will the scheme benefit the armed forces and the recruits?

Click Here To Read More: Agnipath Scheme


Special Remission to Prisoners


Context:

The Union Home Ministry issued a set of guidelines to the States and the Union Territories on the grant of special remission to prisoners to commemorate the 75th year of Independence.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About  the grant of special remission
  3. President’s Pardoning Power: Article 72
  4. Governor’s Pardoning Power: Article 161
  5. Difference between Pardoning Powers of Governor and the President

Click Here To Read More: Special Remission to Prisoners


Nanhi Pari Programme


Context:

The ‘Nanhi Pari’ programme was recently launched by the Northwest Delhi district administration.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Nanhi Pari Programme
  2. Significance of the Programme

Click Here To Read More: Nanhi Pari Programme



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