GS-2 NGOZI OKONJO IWEALA: FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD WTO The Nigerian economist NgoziOkonjoIweala has been appointed as the head the World Trade Organization. She has become the first woman to take this position. She has also become the first African to hold this charge amid rising protectionism. Highlights Okonjo-Iweala was …Read More »
Daily Archives: February 16, 2021
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management.
GS-3 LEATHERBACK NESTING SITES COULD BE OVERRUN BY ANDAMANS PROJECT Proposed intensive growth in islands contradicts National Marine Turtle Action Plan released by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate ChangeProposals for tourism and port development in the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands have conservationists worried over the fate of …Read More »
Achievement of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
GS-3 INDIA LIBERALISED THE REGULATION ON GEOSPATIAL DATA India has liberalised its regulations on geospatial data starting from February 15, 2021. It has now allowed the private companies to conduct surveying and mapping without getting government approvals in advance. About New Policy The new policy has allowed to share the …Read More »
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
GS-2 NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020 Important points: Recognising Importance of Formative years: In adopting a 5+3+3+4 model for school education starting at age 3, the policy recognises the primacy of the formative years from ages 3 to 8 in shaping the child’s future. This can lay the foundation for a multi-disciplinary approach …Read More »
Context: Government notifies Information Technology (IntermediaryGuidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 Amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media and after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 …Read More »
Maps and accurate geospatial data are crucial for national infrastructure projects such as linkages of rivers, creation of industrial corridors and deploying smart power systems.Emerging vibrant technologies like Digital India, Smart Cities, eCommerce, autonomous drones, delivery, logistics and urban transport require a leap forward in mapping with greater depth, resolution …Read More »
Indian Astronomers have reported one of the strongest flares from a feeding supermassive black hole or blazar called BL Lacertae. Analysis of the flare from this blazar, one of the oldest astronomical objects, can help trace the mass of the black hole and the source of this emission. Such analysis …Read More »