Monthly Archives: January 2022

5G

Recently, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned that the new 5G technology could interfere with sensitive navigation equipment such as altimeters, which could lead to “catastrophic disruptions.” Airlines across the world, including India, are adjusting their scheduled flights to the US due to the rollout of 5G by …

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WORLD EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK

Recently, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) released a report titled World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends (WESO Trends) 2022. The Outlook remains fragile because the future path of the pandemic remains uncertain. The WESO Trends includes comprehensive labour market projections for 2022 and 2023. It gives assessments of how …

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DAVOS SUMMIT

Recently, the Prime Minister addressed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos Agenda via video conferencing. The WEF annual meeting in Davos (Switzerland) engages the world’s top leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Important points: During the course of Covid-19, India saved many lives by exporting essential medicines and …

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SHIA HOUTHI REBELS

Recently, a suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), caused multiple explosions in which two Indians were also killed. The Shia Houthi rebels of Yemen, who have been controlling the northern parts of the country, including the capital Sana’a, for almost seven years, …

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DESH KE MENTOR PROGRAMME

Recently, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) suggested that the Delhi government suspend its flagship ‘Desh ke Mentor’ Programme till “the time when all the loopholes pertaining to the safety of the children are overhauled. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights NCPCR is a statutory body …

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INDIA CHINA RELATIONS

India’s trade with China in 2021 crossed USD125 billion with imports from China nearing a record USD100 billion, underlining continued demand for a range of Chinese goods, particularly machinery. This is when the relations hit a new low due to the prolonged standoff by the militaries in eastern Ladakh. Important …

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SEGREGATION OF DOMESTIC HAZARDOUS WASTE

Segregation of domestic hazardous waste remains a distant dream for most Indian cities in absence of robust framework and infrastructure. Indore is the only city in the country that safely handles its domestic hazardous waste. Important points: Domestic Hazardous Waste is any chemical or product that can cause serious illness …

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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

The concept of Web3, also called Web 3.0, used to describe a potential next phase of the internet, created quite a buzz in 2021. Important points: World Wide Web, which is also known as a Web, is a collection of websites or web pages stored in web servers and connected …

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PASSEX EXERCISE

Recently, India’s INS Kochi and Russian ships engaged in the international Passage Exercise (PASSEX). A passage exercise is normally undertaken whenever an opportunity arises, in contrast to pre-planned maritime drills. Earlier, Indian Naval ships conducted PASSEX with the US Navy also. Important points: Russia’s inclusion as a dialogue partner of …

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NATIONAL STARTUP AWARDS 2021

Recently, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry presented the second edition of National Startup Awards 2021. It was also announced that 16th January (Startup India Initiative was launched on this day in 2016) will be celebrated as National Start-up Day, to take the Startup culture to the far flung …

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