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Current Affairs 24 May 2024

Contents: CCI Launches Market Study on Competition Concerns in the AI industry Context: Recently, the Competition Commission of India announced that it would be conducting a market study on competition concerns in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. Relevance: GS Paper 3: S&T developments and everyday applications & effects; Awareness in fields of IT, Space, Computers, […]

Current Affairs 23 May 2024

Contents: BIMSTEC Charter Comes Into Force Context: The BIMSTEC charter comes into force, and thus the grouping acquired a ‘legal personality’ status. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests, Important International groupings), Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Details: About BIMSTEC History of Formation of the BIMSTEC Significance of BIMSTEC Strategic Significance for India […]

Current Affairs 22 May 2024

CONTENTS Supreme Court Rulings on Professional Services Under CPA Context: The Supreme Court ruled that lawyers, as professionals, cannot be subjected to legal proceedings for providing faulty services under the Consumer Protection Act 2019 (CPA). Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)? What Did the […]

Current Affairs 21 May 2024

CONTENTS UNODC Releases World Wildlife Crime Report 2024 Context: The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has published the third edition of the World Wildlife Crime Report 2024. This report offers a comprehensive analysis of the illegal wildlife trade, covering the period from 2015 to 2021. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of […]

Current Affairs 20 May 2024

CONTENTS Supreme Court Halts New Mining Licenses in Aravalli Ranges Context: In response to a report by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), the Supreme Court has ordered a halt to the issuance of new mining licenses and renewals for existing ones in the Aravalli ranges and hills. This decision reflects concerns about the environmental […]

PIB Summaries 20 May 2024

CONTENTS Calcium Carbide Context: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alerted traders’/fruits handlers/Food Business Operators (FBOs) operating ripening chambers to strictly ensure compliance with the prohibition on calcium carbide for artificial ripening of fruits, particularly during the mango season. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About Calcium Carbide Chemical Composition: Common Use: Manufacturing […]

Current Affairs 18 May 2024

CONTENTS WHO Releases Global Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) 2024 Context: In preparation for the 77th session of the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published its Global Report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) for the year 2024. This report offers an overview of the advancements achieved in 2023 concerning the […]

Current Affairs 17 May 2024

CONTENTS Surge in Employment Generation Raises Debates in India Context: India has experienced a substantial increase in employment, witnessing the creation of over 80 million additional jobs from 2017-18 to 2022-23. This surge has ignited discussions regarding its root causes and the sustainability of this trend. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: […]

Current Affairs 16 May 2024

Contents: SC condemns Uttarakhand Government’s failure to check Forest Fires Context: Recently, the Supreme Court ordered the Uttarakhand Chief Secretary to appear before it to answer ,what it said, the state’s “lackadaisical” approach in checking forest fires. Relevance: GS III: Environment Dimensions of the Article: About Forest Fires A forest fire is an uncontrolled fire […]

Current Affairs 15 May 2024

CONTENTS India Denies Child Labour Allegations Amid CECA Negotiations with Australia Context: The Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry has strongly rebutted accusations of child labor raised in a recent report by Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth. These allegations come amidst ongoing negotiations between India and Australia for the Comprehensive Economic […]