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PIB Summaries 30 April 2024

CONTENTS Exoskeleton Context: Bengaluru hosted the inaugural international workshop on ‘Emerging Technologies & Challenges for Exoskeleton’ organised by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on 15th April 2024. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Introduction to Exoskeletons: Medical Applications: Industrial Uses: Military Utilization: Rescue Operations: Critical Minerals Context: The ‘Critical Minerals Summit: Enhancing Beneficiation and Processing Capabilities’ commenced at the […]

PIB Summaries 29 April 2024

CONTENTS Indian Historical Records Commission Context: Recently, the Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC) has adopted a new logo and motto.  Relevance: Facts for Prelims IHRC (Indian Historical Records Commission): Logo: Motto: About IHRC: Established in 1919, IHRC is overseen by the Union Minister of Culture. It serves as a national platform for creators, custodians, and users of […]

PIB Summaries 27 April 2024

CONTENTS ASEAN Future Forum Context: Recently, India’s External Affairs Minister participated in the First ‘ASEAN Future Forum’. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Overview of ASEAN Future Forum Purpose Initiation First Forum Theme Location About Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental […]

PIB Summaries 25 April 2024

CONTENTS RoDTEP Scheme Context: The government is setting up a system to verify that only taxes paid on materials used (input duties) are refunded under the RoDTEP scheme. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Taxation) Dimensions of the Article: Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme Features of RoDTEP […]

PIB Summaries 24 April 2024

CONTENTS Ayushman Bharat Health Account Context: Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) has emerged as a transformative force, aiming to revolutionise healthcare access and data management across India. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Ayushman Bharat Health Account: About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) […]

PIB Summaries 23 April 2024

CONTENTS Summit of the Future Context: Recently, the UN Secretary General has said that the reform of multilateral development banks (MDBs) will be a key theme at this year’s Summit of the Future. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About Summit of the Future Nature of the Event: Purpose: Participants: Theme: Objective: Action-Oriented Outcome Document: Key Targets: […]

PIB Summaries 22 April 2024

CONTENTS CBDT Signs 125 Advance Pricing Agreements in FY 2023-24 Context: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has achieved a significant milestone by signing 125 Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) during the fiscal year 2023-24. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is an Advance Pricing Agreement (APA)? Definition: Purpose: Contribution to […]

PIB Summaries 20 April 2024

CONTENTS DURGA-2 Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is reported to be testing a prototype of its DURGA-2 (Directionally Unrestricted Ray Gun Array) system. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About DURGA-2 Functionality: Advantages: Significance: Countries with Similar Systems: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India Context: In the last 24 years, IRDAI steered the […]

PIB Summaries 19 April 2024

CONTENT Surya Tilak Project Context: The Surya Tilak Project, a remarkable endeavour, recently unfolded at Ayodhya, bringing sunlight to the forehead of Sri Ram Lalla. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Overview of the Surya Tilak Project Description and Purpose Role of IIA Opto-Mechanical System Future Plans Maintenance and Challenges Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) Establishment […]

PIB Summaries 18 April 2024

CONTENTS SARATHI App Context:  Recently, the government has launched the ‘SARATHI’ App for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: SARATHI App Development: Purpose and Features: About Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission: The objective of the Mission is to promote sustainable livelihoods for […]