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Current Affairs 18 April 2022


  1. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
  2. The functioning of the Enforcement Directorate
  3. National Cyber Security Strategy
  4. Pendency of cases in SC
  5. Gulf of Gabes

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)


Recently, the Maharashtra government has developed a Migration Tracking System (MTS) application to map the movement of migrant workers to maintain the continuity of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) like nutrition supply, immunisation and health check-up etc.


GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Migration Tracking System
  2. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
  3. Objectives of ICDS
  4. Six Schemes under Umbrella ICDS

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The functioning of the Enforcement Directorate


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is in the news now and often. It goes back to May 1, 1956, when an ‘Enforcement Unit’ was formed in the Department of Economic Affairs, for handling Exchange Control Laws violations under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA).


GS-II: Polity and Constitution, Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Enforcement Directorate
  2. Functions of Enforcement Directorate
  3. From where does the ED get its powers?
  4. At what stage does the ED step in when a crime is committed?
  5. What differentiates the probe between the local police and officers of the ED?

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National Cyber Security Strategy


Amid a surge in cyberattacks on India’s networks, the Centre is yet to implement the National Cyber Security Strategy which has been in the works since 2020.


GS III- Security Challenges

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About National Cyber Security Strategy
  2. Why does India need a cybersecurity strategy?
  3. What steps does the report suggest?

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Pendency of cases in SC


The retirements come at a time when the court is in the process of steadying itself after particularly brutal waves of the pandemic.


GS II- Executive and Judiciary

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Pendency in Supreme Court
  2. Causes for Pendency of cases
  3. Impacts of Pendency of cases
  4. Way Forward

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Gulf of Gabes


A Fuel Ship with 750 tons of diesel sinks off the Gulf Of Gabes in Tunisia.


Places in News

About Gulf of Gabes

  • The Gulf of Gabes, sometimes known as Lesser Syrtis in contrast to Libya’s Greater Syrtis, is a gulf off the east coast of Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The gulf roughly spans the coast from Sfax to Djerba, including the city of Gabès (Ghannouche) at its head, where spring tides have a considerable range of up to 2.1 m.
  • Gabès and Sfax are major ports on the gulf, supporting sponge and tuna fisheries, with Gabès serving as the economic and administrative hub.
  •  It is 60 miles (100 kilometres) long and 60 miles wide, bordered on the northeast by the Qarqannah (Kerkena) Islands and on the southeast by Jarbah (Djerba) Island.

-Source: The Hindu

December 2023