Current Affairs 31 December 2022

CONTENTS Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill 2022 Context: Recently, the Union Government tabled the Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2022 in Parliament. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Details: Highlights of the Bill Decriminalizing a number of offences: Revision of Fines and Penalties: Appointing Adjudicating Officers: Appellate Mechanisms: Why has the […]

Current Affairs 30 December 2022

CONTENTS Current Account Deficit Context:    India’s current account balance recorded a deficit of $36.4 billion — or a nine-year high of 4.4% of GDP — in the second quarter ended September, rising from $18.2 billion (2.2% of GDP) in the previous quarter, according to Reserve Bank data. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Growth and Development) […]

Current Affairs 29 December 2022

CONTENTS Central Vigilance Commission Context: Vigilance Commissioner Praveen Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as the Acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Central Vigilance Commission Functions of CVC Composition of Central Vigilance Commission The CVC is comprised of 3 members: Removal of members (according to CVC […]

Current Affairs 28 December 2022

CONTENTS Regenerative Agriculture Context: Farmers in Madhya Pradesh who follow regenerative farming methods find that they reduce the need for frequent irrigation, which conserves water and energy. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes Context: The Parliamentary panel on Social Justice and Empowerment has asked the government to expedite […]

Current Affairs 27 December 2022

CONTENTS GM Mustard Context: Recently, the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard Dhara Mustard Hybrid (DMH-11) was tested in the field and shown to be more productive. Production of the DMH-11 variety is not interfering with honey bees’ natural pollination practices. Relevance: GS II: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Delhi HC Verdict on ‘Rooh Afza’ Trademark Context: Recently, the Delhi High […]

Current Affairs 26 December 2022

CONTENTS  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Context: The Trinamool Congress is feeling the heat of allegations of corruption in the selection of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) beneficiaries in West Bengal. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY- U: Housing for All – Urban) […]

Current Affairs 24 December 2022

CONTENTS One Rank, One pension Context: Recently, The Union Cabinet approved a pension revision for retirees from the armed forces and their families under the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, which has been delayed since July 2019. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About One rank, one pension Earlier […]

Current Affairs 23 December 2022

CONTENTS Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill Context: Recently, Rajya Sabha passed the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill which the government said would provide an effective legal instrument to combat Maritime Piracy. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill: Key features of the bill: Definition of Piracy: Penalties: Court jurisdiction: The Court will not have jurisdiction over offences committed […]

Current Affairs 22 December 2022

CONTENTS Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) Context: The Union government  said that certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were trying to “change the demography” of the country through foreign funding and this would not be allowed. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Non-Governmental Organisations -NGOs), GS-III: Indian Economy (External Sector, Mobilization of Resources) Dimensions […]

Current Affairs 21 December 2022

CONTENTS A New Global Biodiversity Framework Context: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations agreement to conserve and sustainably use earth’s biodiversity, got a boost at a conference held in Montreal recently, when 188 of 196 member governments agreed on a new framework to halt the sharp and steady loss of biological species. […]