today’s current affairs-25sep21

FASTER Context – SC introduces FASTER system to send records About The expansion of FASTER is “Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records”. It is a big fillip to the fundamental rights of life, dignity and personal liberty, through this system the crucial decisions, including orders on bail and stay of arrest, can be communicated electronically […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-24SEP21

PRODUCTION LINKED INCENTIVES Context – PLI scheme offers incentives on incremental sales for products manufactured in India. The first three PLI schemes were approved in March last year followed by 10 new schemes which were notified in November of which six were approved later. ABOUT Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced an outlay of Rs 1.97 […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-23SEP21

WHO AIR QUALITY STANDARDS Context – The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its first-ever update since 2005, has tightened global air pollution standards in recognition of the emerging science in the past decade that the impact of air pollution on health is much more serious than earlier envisaged. What’s in report The upper limit of annual […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-22SEP21

U K’S QUARANTINE POLICY Context – India could impose “reciprocal measures” on the United Kingdom if London maintained the current quarantine policy that subjected Indian travellers “irrespective of vaccination status” to a quarantine period lasting 10 days. Mr. Tharoor said that because of the restrictions he had even pulled out of a debate at the Cambridge […]

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today’s current affairs-21sep21

VACCINE MAITRI Context – India will resume the export of COVID-19 vaccines under its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ programme to fulfil the commitment towards COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access), Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday. We are resuming Vaccine Maitri next month in line with our motto ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ ABOUT VACCINE MAITRI Vaccine maitri is an […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-20SEP21

FOREIGN TRIBUNALS Context – While the Registrar General of India has not yet issued a notification on Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to make it a legal document, a Foreigners’ Tribunal has gone ahead and recorded it as the “final NRC” while declaring a man to be Indian. Concept- Backround- FOREIGN TRIBUNALS • Foreigners’ […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-15SEP21

India, U.K. to begin trade talks from November 1 Context – • Formal negotiations for a proposed India-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will begin on November 1, with an interim “early harvest” agreement to be completed by March 2022. • The interim trade pact would involve early tariff or market access concessions on certain […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-14SEP21

PERMAFROST Context – Thawing permafrost cause another pandemic Concept – • The latest IPCC report has warned that increasing global warming will result in reductions in Arctic permafrost and the thawing of the ground is expected to release greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide. • Defined as ground (soil, rock and any included ice […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-13SEP21

CRISPR Technology Context – New tech based on CRISPR to control growth of mosquitoes Concept – • Leveraging advancements in CRISPR-based genetic engineering, researchers have created a system that restrains populations of mosquitoes that infect millions each year with debilitating diseases. • The “precision-guided sterile insect technique” (pgSIT), alters genes linked to male fertility—creating sterile […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-10SEP21

CHANDRAYAAN-2 Context – 2 years on, ISRO has released the information gathered, from confirmation of the presence of the water molecule to data about solar flares. Concept – • The failure of Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, to make a soft-landing on the lunar surface had led to much disappointment. The lander and […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-09SEP21

PRODUCTION LINKED INCENTIVE SCHEME(PLI) Context – The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved a Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the textiles sector worth Rs 10,683 crore. Concept – • The scheme aims to attract fresh investment of Rs 19,000 crore in the sector for production of in-demand textiles, and additional turnover of Rs 3 lakh crore over […]

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TODAY’S CURRENT AFFAIRS-08SEP21

e-Shram portal is gathering data Context Since its launch on August 26, the government’s e-Shram portal registered 21 lakh unorganised sector workers as of Tuesday, according to data on the Labour and Employment Ministry’s portal. About E-Shram Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav formally launched e-Shram portal on Aug 26 and handed it […]

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