PIB – 3 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS PM GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA (PM-GKAY) HORNBILL FESTIVAL RAJYA SABHA PASSES THE LANDMARK ‘DAM SAFETY BILL (2019)’ NON- FOSSIL FUEL SOURCES OF ENERGY PM GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA (PM-GKAY) Focus: GS Paper – 3: Buffer Stocks & Food Security, Public Distribution System (PDS) Why in News? In State of Uttar Pradesh about 14.72 Crore […]

PIB – 1 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS: ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO UPSKILL STREET FOOD VENDORS NATIONAL JAL JEEVAN MISSION (NJJM) NATIONAL EDIBLE OIL MISSION-OIL PALM (NMEO-OP) LITHIUM ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY Focus: GS Paper 2: Health, Government Policies & Interventions, Welfare Schemes, Issues Related to Women Why in news? As per recently released […]

ISRAEL’S HACK OF IRANIAN PORT

Why in news? Israel was behind a cyber-attack on 9 May that disrupted operations at a major port in Iran. The attack on the computer systems at the Shahid Rajaee port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz was limited in scope, creating traffic jams of delivery trucks and some delays in shipments but causing […]

AMPHAN LANDFALL PROCESS HAS COMMENCED

Why in news? The National Weather Forecasting Centre/Cyclone Warning Divisionof the India Meteorological Department said – The Landfall process has commenced for the Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) and the forward sector of the wall cloud region is entering into land in West Bengal. After landfall, the system is likely to move north-eastwards […]

100 % SOLARISATION OF KONARK SUN TEMPLE

Why in news? The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken up the Complete Solarisation of Konark sun temple and Konark town in Odisha. Details Government of India launched the Scheme with an objective to develop the historical Sun temple town of Konark in Odisha as ‘Surya Nagri’, to convey a message of […]

INLAND WATER TRANSIT AND TRADE BETWEEN INDIA AND BANGLADESH

Why in news? The Standing Committee on the Protocol and the Shipping Secretary level Talks are the institutional arrangements between the two friendly neighbors to discuss and make the Protocol more effective. During the discussions between India and Bangladesh at these meetings held in October, 2018 in New Delhi and in December, 2019 in Dhaka, […]

HOTTER OCEANS SPAWN SUPER CYCLONES

Why in news? Meteorologists and Atmospheric Science Experts say: Higher than normal temperatures in the Bay of Bengal (BoB) may be whetting ‘super cyclones’ and the lockdown, indirectly, may have played a role. Super cyclone Amphan that is barrelling towards West Bengal is the strongest storm to have formed in the BoB since the Super […]

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

Why in news? The Ministry of Culture’s Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces hosts a webinar on ‘Revitalising Museums and Cultural Spaces’ on the International Museum Day, on 18th May 2020. The objective of the videoconference is to identify the possible policy actions that will help alleviate the short- and long-term effects of the crisis on […]

SIKKIM STATEHOOD DAY

Why in news? The Prime Minister greeted the people of Sikkim on their Statehood Day on May 16th. On 16 May, 1975, the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim became the 22nd state of India, and putting an end to the monarchy. Sikkim’s Statehood: History In the 1640s India, Pakistan Bangladesh and Nepal were still many princely […]

LOW PRESSURE AREA MAY INTENSIFY INTO CYCLONIC STORM

Why in news? A Low-Pressure Area had formed over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea and it is very likely to concentrate into a Depression over central parts of south Bay of Bengal on May 15th and further intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal by May 16th. Wind speed is likely […]