ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

AGRICULTURE INVESTMENT PORTAL

During the meeting, Shri Tomar inaugurated the creation of an integrated “Agriculture Investment Portal” by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. In the meeting, Shri Tomar said that there are many challenges in the agriculture sector, to solve which the Government of India is continuously working efficiently under the …

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ADVISORY GROUP FORMED FOR BOOSTING THE BAMBOO SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

The Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar had approved the formation of an Advisory Group for streamlining the development of the Bamboo sector. The Advisory group encompasses the representation of various stakeholders viz., academicians, researchers, innovators, progressive entrepreneurs, designers, farmer leaders, marketing specialists and policy makers. The inter-ministerial and …

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VIZHINJAM PORT PROJECT

Background: Vizhinjam has been on the boil for the past four months with protesters mainly fisherfolk and their families laying siege to the under-construction Vizhinjam port. The protestors led by the Latin Archdiocese have been demanding the halting of the construction work of the port by Adani Vizhinjam Port Private …

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SRI LANKA SEEKS INDIA’S HELP TO BOOST DAIRY OUTPUT

In a bid to scale up its dairy production to become self-sufficient, Sri Lanka has sought technical assistance from India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and market leader Amul, reviving a collaboration that the island attempted in the late 1990s, but failed to take forward. Officials from Sri Lanka’s Agriculture …

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INDIA, GERMANY INK PACT ON MIGRATION

India’s consumption of Russian oil is just one-sixth of European consumption and should not be compared unfavourably, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said in his talks with visiting German Foreign Minister AnnalenaBaerbock on Monday, defending the government’s decision to increase the intake of Russian oil since the war in Ukraine. …

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EWS QUOTA: BEYOND THE SMOKESCREEN

Reservation was introduced as a short-term measure to give opportunities to classes of people who were socially and educationally backward and/or inadequately represented in education, employment, politics and other spheres. The intent was laudable. Reservation has increased the standard of life for many. But what was supposed to be a …

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FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN INDIA

Protracted litigation in the name of combating forcible religious conversion is taking up valuable time of courts. The Supreme Court is hearing a purported Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking action to curb deceitful religious conversion in the country. Not wanting to be left behind, the Gujarat government is seeking the …

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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, FOOD AND SOCIALISING

Arthur Schopenhauer, a famous German philosopher, observed, “Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom. Perhaps he was right but he overlooked that in a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, pain and boredom occur together. Lay-offs of the employed and deaths on a massive scale …

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LOW PRESSURE AREA FORMS OVER SOUTH ANDAMAN SEA

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Chennai on Monday announced that a low pressure area (LPA) has formed over the south Andaman Sea and neighbourhood. It is likely to concentrate into a depression by Tuesday evening and bring widespread light to moderate rain over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for three …

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RELEGIOUS CONVERSIONS IN INDIA

Bench says it will examine ‘veiled intentions’ behind religious conversions through allurement by offering food, medicines, treatment; purpose of charity should not be conversion, it adds The Supreme Court on Monday said acts of charity or good work to help a community or the poor should not cloak an intention to …

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