Current Affairs 31 January 2023

CONTENT World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023 Context: Recently, the United Nations has released a new report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023, which stated that the Global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is likely to drop to 1.9 % in 2023 from 3 % in 2022. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Report Findings: Inflation Recession Global […]

Current Affairs 30 January 2023

CONTENT Mahadayi River Dispute Context: Government of Goa has sought an early hearing by the Supreme Court in the Mahadayi river sharing issue involving Karnataka. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Mahadayi (Mandovi) river What is the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project? Why is the Dispute? What did the Tribunal say? What […]

Current Affairs 28 January 2023

CONTENT Indus Waters Treaty Context: Recently, India announced that it wants to modify the 62-year-old Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan, citing what it called Pakistan’s “intransigence” in resolving disputes over the Kishenganga and Ratle hydropower projects, both in Jammu and Kashmir. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood, International Treaties, Policies and Agreements […]

Current Affairs 27 January 2023

CONTENTS Passive Euthanasia Context:  A five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court agreed to significantly ease the procedure for passive euthanasia in the country by altering the existing guidelines for ‘living wills’, as laid down in its 2018 judgment in Common Cause vs. Union of India & Anr, which allowed passive euthanasia. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of […]

Current Affairs 25 January 2023

CONTENT Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Context: Hundreds of dead Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) have washed ashore along the coastline between Kakinada and Antarvedi in the Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh during the ongoing annual breeding season on the east coast. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Olive Ridley Sea Turtle […]

Current Affairs 24 January 2023

CONTENTS Chargesheet: Not Public Document Context: Recently, The Supreme Court held that chargesheets are not ‘public documents’ and enabling their free public access violates the provisions of the Criminal Code of Procedure as it compromises the rights of the accused, victim, and the investigation agencies. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: […]

Current Affairs 23 January 2023

CONTENTS UNESCO World Heritage Sites Context: The Centre has decided to nominate Assam’s Charaideo Maidams — the Ahom equivalent of the ancient Egyptian pyramids — for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status this year. There is currently no World Heritage Site in the category of cultural heritage in the northeast. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture […]

Current Affairs 21 January 2023

CONTENTS Violation of Trademark Context: Recently, Delhi High Court ruled that a ‘sub’ is not only a sandwich from Subway, and dismissed a case of trademark infringement brought by the global fast food chain against Suberb, a Delhi-based restaurant. The term ‘sub’ is widely used for submarine sandwiches — a cylindrical bread roll slit lengthwise […]

Current Affairs 20 January 2023

CONTENT Snow Leopard Context: Recently 4 snow leopards were spotted in a rare sighting in Himachal Pradesh. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About the Snow leopard Snow Leopards in India and their conservation -Source: The Hindu Etalin Hydroelectric Project Context: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recently asked the Arunachal […]

Current Affairs 19 January 2023

CONTENTS  The Conflict Behind Eco-Sensitive Zones Context: Ecologically sensitive zones (ESZ) are intended to safeguard ‘protected areas’ — national parks and wildlife sanctuaries — by transitioning from an area of lower protection to an area of higher protection. However, the creation of these zones has provoked protests in Kerala and some other regions, in a […]