Category: current affairs

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 23/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 23/07/2024 Economy likely to grow by 7% this year Survey / इस साल अर्थव्यवस्था में 7% की वृद्धि होने की संभावना सर्वेक्षण Syllabus : GS 3 : Indian Economy Source : The Hindu India’s economy is projected to grow at 6.5% to 7% in the fiscal year ending March 2025. The Economic Survey for 2023-24 highlights the need to address inequality and unemployment as policy priorities. Various Challenges discussed Challenges in the IT Sector: Slowdown in Hiring: The CEA notes a significant slowdown in IT sector hiring over the last two years. AI and Labor: He encourages…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 22/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 22/07/2024 India’s garment export woes self-inflicted report / भारत के परिधान निर्यात की समस्याएँ स्वयं ही रिपोर्ट द्वारा उत्पन्न की गई हैं Syllabus : : GS 3 : Indian Economy Source : The Hindu India’s garment exports, valued at $14.5 billion in 2023-24, are hampered by high import duties, complex procedures, and outdated regulations. Competitors like Vietnam and Bangladesh have outpaced India, with rising imports and domestic supply issues exacerbating the problem.The PLI scheme for textiles has also failed to attract investment. Current Export Performance: India’s garment exports in 2023-24 totaled $14.5 billion, a decrease from $15…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 20/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 20/07/2024 Shivaji’s iconic wagh nakh on display at Satara Museum / सतारा संग्रहालय में शिवाजी की प्रतिष्ठित वाघ नख प्रदर्शित की गई Syllabus : : GS 1 : History Source : The Hindu The historic wagh nakh, a tiger claw-shaped weapon, used by Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to kill Bijapur Sultanate general Afzal Khan, is now on display at the Satara Museum. It was brought from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj’s ascension, with a grand event attended by state leaders and royalty. The weapon was brought to…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 19/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 19/07/2024 Time to make climate part of green impact reports / जलवायु को हरित प्रभाव रिपोर्ट का हिस्सा बनाने का समय Syllabus : : GS 3 : Enviroment Source : The Hindu The impact of climate change on human health is escalating, with extreme weather events causing severe health and environmental consequences. Public interest litigation in India seeks to include climate change considerations in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), advocating for robust legislation to mitigate climate impacts and protect vulnerable populations. Climate Footprint and Environmental Impact Assessments A recent public interest litigation filed in the Madras High Court…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 18/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 18/07/2024 Centre asks States to ensure that queer community gets equal rights in prisons /केंद्र ने राज्यों से यह सुनिश्चित करने को कहा कि समलैंगिक समुदाय को जेलों में समान अधिकार मिलें Syllabus : Prelims Fact Source : The Hindu The Ministry of Home Affairs directed States/UTs to ensure LGBTQ+ equality in prisons, addressing discrimination in access to services and visitation rights. What is LGBTQ? LGBTQ is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the initialism, as well as some of its common variants, functions as an umbrella term…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 17/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 17/07/2024 Elephant population in Kerala shows a considerable decline / केरल में हाथियों की आबादी में उल्लेखनीय गिरावट देखी गई है Syllabus : Prelims Fact Source : The Hindu A synchronised population estimation in southern states revealed a decline in Kerala’s elephant population from 1920 to 1793 in 2024, attributed to climate-induced migration. About of the news: A recent synchronised elephant population estimation across southern states revealed a decline in Kerala’s elephant count from 1920 last year to 1793 in 2024, with a density of 0.19 elephants per sq.km. The Forest Department attributed the decline to “natural…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 16/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 16/07/2024 SC to look into use of Money Bills to pass laws / सुप्रीम कोर्ट कानून पारित करने के लिए धन विधेयक के इस्तेमाल पर विचार करेगा Syllabus : GS 2: Indian Polity Source : The Hindu Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud has agreed to hear petitions challenging the passage of controversial amendments via the Money Bill route in Parliament. The issue questions whether amendments, including those to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and Finance Act of 2017, bypassed the Rajya Sabha unconstitutionally. About of the news: Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud has agreed to list petitions challenging…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 15/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 15/07/2024 Treasury of Jagannath temple in Puri opened after 46 years / पुरी में जगन्नाथ मंदिर का खजाना 46 साल बाद खुला Syllabus : GS 1: Art and Culture Source : The Hindu After 46 years, the sacred treasury of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri, known as Ratna Bhandar, was reopened amid years of legal battles, controversies, and debates. About the Ratna Bhandar The Ratna Bhandar stores the gold and jewels offered by devotees to the deities Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra. It is located adjacent to the prayer hall on the north side of the…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 13/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 13/07/2024 Stay on bail should only be granted in rare cases, says SC / जमानत पर रोक केवल दुर्लभ मामलों में ही दी जानी चाहिए, सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने कहा Syllabus : GS 2 : Indian Polity Source : The Hindu The Supreme Court criticised high courts for routinely staying bail orders, highlighting a threat to personal liberty and due process. Justices emphasised that stays should be rare and justified, reserving judgement on the issue following Parvinder Khurana’s case. The Supreme Court highlighted a concerning trend where higher courts frequently stall bail, posing a threat to personal liberty…

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 12/07/2024

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 12/07/2024 Carrying 1,930 containers, San Fernando becomes first mothership to dock at Kerala’s Vizhinjam port / 1,930 कंटेनर लेकर सैन फर्नांडो केरल के विझिनजाम बंदरगाह पर डॉक करने वाला पहला मदरशिप बन गया (General Studies- Paper II) Source : The Hindu The first cargo-carrying mothership from Xiamen, China, docked at India’s Vizhinjam international seaport on Thursday morning. Vizhinjam is India’s first deep-water container transshipment port. The container ship San Fernando, flagged by the Marshall Islands and managed by Bernhard Schulte Ship Management, carried 1,930 containers. What is a mothership? A mothership is a large vessel or aircraft…