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Current Affairs 21 February 2024

CONTENTS Conservation of Migratory Species COP 14 Context: The Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS 14) has been concluded in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key Outcomes of CMS COP 14: Enhancing Conservation Efforts […]

Current Affairs 20 February 2024

CONTENTS Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Context: Supreme Court Denies Bail in UAPA Case Recently, the Supreme Court rejected bail for an accused linked to an alleged Khalistan module, asserting that the principle of ‘bail is rule, jail is the exception’ does not apply under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Relevance: GS II: Polity and […]

Current Affairs 19 February 2024

CONTENTS Historic Appointment of Nationalist First Minister in Northern Ireland Context: In a groundbreaking development, a pro-Irish unity politician has made history by becoming the first Nationalist First Minister of Northern Ireland. This significant move takes place amidst political deadlock, reflecting the complex divisions within the region. Rooted in Northern Ireland’s troubled past, this historic […]

Current Affairs 17 February 2024

CONTENTS ‘Delhi Chalo’ Protest: Farmers Demand MSP Legal Guarantees Context: Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are en route to Delhi in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest, advocating for legal assurances for the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Key Demands of Farmers: MSP Legal Guarantee: Swaminathan Commission’s […]

Current Affairs 16 February 2024

CONTENTS Female Genital Mutilation Context: Recently, the UN agencies stated that in 2024, nearly 4.4 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation around the world. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Understanding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) FGM Status in India Challenges in Eradicating FGM Global Initiatives Against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Sustainable Development Goal […]

Current Affairs 15 February 2024

Contents: SC: Electoral bond scheme violate the fundamental right Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India strikes down the Electoral Bond Scheme. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Details: What are Electoral Bonds? Why have they attracted criticism? Key Highlights of the ADR Report The report analyzed […]

Current Affairs 14 February 2024

Contents: Farmers Protest to Bring in MSP Law Context: Over 200 farmer’s union from Punjab march to Delhi demanding a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP). Relevance: GS-III Agriculture, Economic Development, Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Details: Why the farmers need law on MSP: Background: Agrarian reform is required: Agriculture Sector’s Challenges India’s plan […]

Current Affairs 13 February 2024

Contents: Bio-Diversity Heritage Site Context: The Gupteswar Forest in Odisha was recently decalared as Bio-Diversity Heritage site. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Details: About Gupteswar Forest: About Biodiversity heritage site As per Section 37 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, State Biodiversity Boards (SBB) may invite suggestions for the declaration […]

Current Affairs 12 February 2024

Contents: UPI services to be launched in Sri Lanka and Mauritius Context: India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services will be launched in Sri Lanka and Mauritius on February 12, 2024. Relevance: GS3-Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About UPI: About the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI): Positive Impacts of UPI: Negative Impacts of UPI: […]

Current Affairs 10 February 2024

Contents: Death Sentence in India Context: As per the latest reports, only one death sentence was confirmed by a High Court in 2023, marking the lowest rate by the appellate courts since 2000. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Judiciary, Important Judgements) Dimensions of the Article: What is Death Penalty/Capital Punishment? Arguments in Favour of Death […]