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Current Affairs 28 February 2023

CONTENTS MIIRA Initiative Context: India has introduced a draft to launch a global initiative to encourage the consumption and production of millet. The draft of the proposed initiative — MIIRA — was placed during the first Agriculture Deputies Meeting under the Agriculture Working Group (AWG), G20 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Relevance: GS II: Government policies […]

Current Affairs 27 February 2023

CONTENTS Manual Scavenging Context: The Supreme Court has directed the government to place on record within six weeks the steps taken by it to implement its nearly 10-year-old judgment to end manual scavenging and prevent future generations from the “inhuman practice” while making entry into sewers without safety gear a crime even in emergency situations. […]

Current Affairs 25 February 2023

CONTENTS Plans To Revive Adi Ganga Context: Recently, plans to revive Adi Ganga (the original channel of River Ganga passing through the city of Kolkata) have been announced. Relevance: GS II: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Context: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said it has suspended Russia’s membership over Moscow’s invasion of […]

Current Affairs 24 February 2023

CONTENTS Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage Context: Over 60% of India’s 94.5 crore voters have linked their Aadhaar to their voter IDs, the Election Commission (EC) disclosed in a Right to Information. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Corrupt Practices Under RPA Act 1951 Context: Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) has said that providing […]

Current Affairs 23 February 2023

CONTENTS Significance Of The Findings in Keeladi Context: Keeladi is a tiny hamlet in the Sivaganga district in south Tamil Nadu. It is about 12 km south-east to the temple city of Madurai and is located along the Vaigai river. The excavations here from 2015 prove that an urban civilisation existed in Tamil Nadu in […]

Current Affairs 22 February 2023

CONTENTS Special Rupee Vostro Accounts Arrangement Context: Recently, government officials informed that 20 Russian banks, including Rosbank, Tinkoff Bank, Centro Credit Bank and Credit Bank of Moscow have opened Special Rupee Vostro Accounts (SRVA) with partner banks in India. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: El Niño-La Niña Context: India is experiencing […]

Current Affairs 21 February 2023

CONTENTS UPI-PayNow linkage Context: India’s real-time retail payment system Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which has allowed for quick digital payments through apps like BharatPe and Paytm, and its equivalent network in Singapore called PayNow, will be integrated to enable faster remittances between the two countries at a competitive rate. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions […]

Current Affairs 20 February 2023

CONTENTS Mission Chandrayaan Context: The Chandrayaan-3 lander has successfully completed the crucial EMI-EMC (electro-magnetic interference/ electro-magnetic compatibility) test at the U.R. Rao Satellite Centre here. Relevance: GS III- Space Dimensions of the article: Sealed Cover Jurisprudence Context: The Chief Justice of India firmly refused the ‘suggestions’ offered by the government in a sealed cover on […]

Current Affairs 18 February 2023

CONTENTS  National Organ Transplantation Guidelines Context: Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has modified National Organ Transplantation Guidelines, allowing those above 65 years of age to receive an organ for transplantation from deceased donors. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 Current situation of organ transplantation in […]

Current Affairs 17 February 2023

CONTENTS Leprosy Context: With a renewed focus on tackling leprosy, the Union Health Ministry has devised a strategic road map for achieving zero cases of the infection by 2030. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: Tipu Sultan Context: Recently, Karnataka BJP president triggered yet another controversy when he asked people to chase away Tipu […]