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Current Affairs 21 June 2024

CONTENTS Prime Minister Inaugurates New Campus of Nalanda University in Bihar Context: The Prime Minister of India inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir, Bihar. Located near the ancient ruins of the historic Nalanda University, the new campus was established through the Nalanda University Act of 2010. This initiative followed a decision made […]

Current Affairs 20 June 2024

CONTENTS Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Context: Recently, the Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) approved the prosecution of novelist Arundhati Roy for supposedly making provocative statements at a 2010 event that advocated Kashmiri separatism. This approval was granted under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, of 1967. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: The […]

Current Affairs 19 June 2024

CONTENTS Environmental Performance Index 2024 Context: The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Columbia Center for International Earth Science Information Network released the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for 2024. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Overview of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) Importance of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) Challenges Related to the Environmental […]

Current Affairs 18 June 2024

CONTENTS  Climate Change and the Silk Road Context: A recent study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Science Bulletin found that the main route of the ancient Silk Road shifted northward due to climate change. The study provides a valuable case study for examining the relationship between climate change and the spatial evolution of […]

Current Affairs 17 June 2024

CONTENTS E-Flows Monitoring System Context: The Union Jal Shakti Ministry launched an e-flow ecological monitoring system that allows real-time planning and monitoring of projects, river water quality, and other key parameters. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Background of the E-flows Monitoring System Launch: E-flows Monitoring System: Significance of the E-flows […]

Current Affairs 15 June 2024

CONTENTS Growth in Coal-Fired Thermal Capacity and Alleged Misrepresentation of Coal Quality Context: According to the data on NITI Aayog’s energy dashboard, India’s coal-fired thermal capacity grew to 218 GW in FY24 from 205 GW in FY20, marking a 6% growth. Additionally, a recent report alleges that in 2014, a company misrepresented low-grade Indonesian coal […]

Current Affairs 14 June 2024

CONTENTS Enhanced Oceanographic Research Needed to Address Ocean Crises Context: Recently, the UNESCO State of Ocean Report 2024 highlighted the need for enhanced oceanographic research and data collection to address escalating ocean crises, including warming, acidification, deoxygenation, and rising sea levels. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of the […]

Current Affairs 13 June 2024

CONTENTS RBI’s Aspirational Goals for India’s Fast-Growing Economy Context: Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has outlined several aspirational goals in preparation for India’s fast-growing economy, aiming to be “future-ready” by the time it reaches its centenary year, RBI@100. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What are the Aspirational Goals of […]

Current Affairs 12 June 2024

Contents: New Drug to Treat Alzheimer’s Context: Researchers develop new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About new Alzheimer’s drug – Donanemab: What is Donanemab? Alzheimer’s Disease How can Alzheimer’s be prevented? -Source; The Indian Express        IISc develops new remediation process for removing heavy metal […]

Current Affairs 11 June 2024

CONTENTS Household Consumption Expenditure Survey Context: Recently, the detailed report of Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) 2022-23 was released by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey? Highlights of the Recent Household Consumption Expenditure Survey National Statistical Office (NSO): -Source: Indian Express […]