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PIB Summaries 17 October 2023

CONTENTS Central Road and Infrastructure Fund Context: Recently, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has disclosed the approval of seven crucial bridge projects in Arunachal Pradesh under the Setu Bandhan Scheme under Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF). Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) Central Road Fund Act […]

PIB Summaries 16 October 2023

CONTENTS Saraswati Samman Award Context: Recently, Tamil writer Sivasankari was presented with the ‘Saraswati Samman’ 2022 for her book of memoirs Surya Vamsam. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About the Saraswati Samman Award: The Saraswati Samman Award is a prestigious literary honor in India, recognizing outstanding literary works in various Indian languages. Here are some key […]

PIB Summaries 14 October 2023

CONTENTS Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Context: The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) has joined the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG), a pivotal move to enhance global pharmaceutical standards, regulatory compliance, and international recognition of Indian pharmaceutical products. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Benefits of IPC’s Membership in the PDG for India Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group The Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) […]

PIB Summaries 13 October 2023

CONTENTS Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan Context: Recently, the Prime Minister has bowed to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his birth anniversary. Relevance: GS I- Modern History Dimensions of the Article: About Jayaprakash Narayan Congress Socialist Party of JP Narayan 1939-1979 Total revolution: World Habitat Day  Context: In 2023, World Habitat Day (WHD), was celebrated on 2nd October. This annual global observance has come a long […]

PIB Summaries 12 October 2023

CONTENTS Krishna Water Dispute Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the issue of further Terms of Reference (ToR) to the existing Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal-II (KWDT-II) under the ISRWD (Inter State River Water Disputes) Act, 1956 for its adjudication between the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP). Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Inter-State relations, Functions & responsibilities of the Union and the […]

PIB Summaries 11 October 2023

CONTENTS Shri Ramalinga Swamy Context: India celebrated the 200th birth anniversary of Shri Ramalinga Swamy, also known as Vallalar, on 5th October, 2023. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: Key Contributions of Shri Ramalinga Swamy: Vision of Social Reforms: Philosophical Beliefs and Teachings: Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban Context: As a prelude to Swachh Bharat Diwas, the annual Swachhata Hi […]

PIB Summaries 10 October 2023

CONTENTS Udangudi Panangarupatti Context: Recently, Udangudi ‘Panangkarupatti’ (palm jaggery/ gur) from Tamil Nadu has received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Udangudi Panangarupatti: Uniqueness: Geographical Indications (GI) Tag Definition and Importance: Administration and Registration: Significance and Examples: Ownership and Proprietorship: Location of the Geographical Indications Registry: […]

PIB Summaries 09 October 2023

CONTENTS SUGAM REC App Context: Recently, REC Limited, the Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise launched a SUGAM REC mobile application. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About SUGAM REC App: What are 54EC Bonds (Capital Gain Bonds): Key Facts about REC Limited: PRIP Scheme Context: Recently, the union Minister of […]

PIB Summaries 07 October 2023

CONTENTS Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Legendary Wagh Nakh Context: Maharashtra’s Cultural Affairs Minister recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to bring back Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s legendary wagh nakh (tiger claw) to the state. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: About Chhatrapati Shivaji  Shivaji and the […]

PIB Summaries 06 October 2023

CONTENTS Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) Missile System Context: The Indian defence establishment recently initiated a tender for the procurement of 30 units of the indigenous Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) missile system. Relevance: GS III: Defence Dimensions of the Article: About Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) missile system: The Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) missile […]