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Current Affairs 17 April 2024

CONTENTS Water Crisis: 13 East-Flowing Rivers Between Mahanadi and Pennar Run Dry Context: According to data released by the Central Water Commission (CWC), at least 13 east-flowing rivers between the Mahanadi and Pennar basins are currently devoid of water. This alarming situation underscores the severity of the water crisis affecting these regions and highlights the […]

Current Affairs 16 April 2024

CONTENTS Supreme Court Overturns 2021 Judgement in Landmark Curative Petition Context: In a notable decision, the Supreme Court of India has invoked its “extraordinary powers” through a curative petition to reverse its previous judgement from 2021. This ruling overturns an arbitral award of approximately Rs 8,000 crore that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was […]

Current Affairs 15 April 2024

Contents: Concern about attempts to ‘undermine judiciary’ Context: Retired judges of the Supreme court and High Courts have written to Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud expressing their concern regarding the escalating attempts to undermine the judiciary. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Separation of Powers (between different organs, dispute redressal mechanisms, institutions); Judiciary (structure, organisation […]

Current Affairs 13 April 2024

Contents: AIIMS Study to test accuracy of HPV kits Context: As a first ever initiative, AIIMS, Delhi launches a project that aims to validate the made in India testing kits for the human papilloma virus (HPV), that causes cervical cancer. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Details: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) About Cervical Cancer: […]

Current Affairs 12 April 2024

CONTENTS Global Trade Outlook & Statistics Report Context: The World Trade Organisation has published the latest edition of the Global Trade Outlook & Statistics Report. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Global Trade Outlook & Statistics Report Overview Key Forecasts Import Trends Global GDP Growth Trade Value Resilience of Global Trade Inflation […]

Current Affairs 11 April 2024

CONTENTS MNRE Reinstates 2021 ALMM List to Boost Local Solar Module Manufacturing Context: In March 2024, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced the re-implementation of its 2021 notification for the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Modules’, commonly referred to as the ALMM list. This move aims to […]

Current Affairs 10 April 2024

CONTENTS Constitutional Morality Context: The recent arrest of a serving chief minister on corruption charges raises legal, political, and constitutional concerns and poses questions about its consistency with constitutional morality, especially in a parliamentary democracy like India. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Constitutional Morality: An Overview Definition Origins Key Pillars Role […]

Current Affairs 08 April 2024

CONTENTS Extension of AFSPA in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh Context: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has recently extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in certain regions of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh for an additional six months. In Nagaland, the AFSPA extension encompasses eight districts and 21 police stations. Similarly, specific […]

Current Affairs 06 April 2024

CONTENTS Agricultural Transformation in West Bengal: Embracing Crop Diversification Context: West Bengal has been undergoing a notable transformation in its agricultural sector, especially in districts bordering Bangladesh. Farmers in these regions are increasingly diversifying away from traditional wheat cultivation. Instead, they are embracing alternative crops such as bananas, lentils, maize, and other varieties. This shift […]

Current Affairs 05 April 2024

CONTENTS Major Earthquake Strikes Taiwan: Strongest in 25 Years Context: Taiwan experienced a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake, marking the strongest seismic event in the region in the last 25 years. The quake’s epicentre was situated a mere 18 kilometres south-southwest of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan. Being located along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where […]