ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

GREEN AMMONIA

Recently, a seminar on Production & Use of Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia in the Process Industry was held Process Industries are the companies that extract, transport and process raw materials to manufacture semi-finished or high-quality end products by means of physical, mechanical and/or chemical processes. Green Ammonia Ammonia is a chemical which …

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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

Every Year, 26th June is celebrated as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking or World Drug Day. UNODC World Drug Report 2022 was released on the occasion of the world Drug Day UNODC World Drug Report 2022 highlights trends on cannabis post-legalization, environmental impacts of illicit drugs, and drug use …

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INDIA-MALAYSIA DEFENCE COOPERATION

Recently, Indian Defence Minister interacted with his Malaysian counterpart to deepen Defence Cooperation between the two countries. The Malaysian air force has been looking for 18 new light fighter jets with several nations, including South Korea, Pakistan, China and Sweden, making a pitch. The Indian offer is for the LCA Mk1A version India …

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JUVENILE JUSTICE AMENDMENT ACT, 2021

The Juvenile Justice Act Amendment is making it harder to report abuse at child care institutions by making abuse and cruelty by staffers or persons in-charge at Child Care Institutions (CCI) non-cognisable. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Act, 2021 was passed to amend various provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. …

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STATE SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR ROAD SAFETY

The World Bank has approved a USD 250 million loan for India State Support Program for Road Safety for seven States under which a single accident reporting number will be set up to better manage post-crash events. It was created in 1944, as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) along with the International Monetary Fund …

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PGI-D

Recently, the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Ministry of Education (MoE) released the Centre’s first-ever Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for 2018-19 and 2019-20. In June, 2021, the Union Education Minister has approved the release of Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories PGI-D assesses the performance …

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MENAR BIRD VILLAGE

Recognised as the “bird village” following community-driven conservation efforts, Menar in Udaipur district is set to be notified as Rajasthan’s new wetland. This will pave the way for getting the Ramsar sitestatus for this rural heartland of the Mewar region. Wetland and its Significance Wetlands are ecosystems saturated with water, either seasonally or permanently. They include mangroves, marshes, …

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HALVING PESTICIDE

The European Commission (EC), the European Union’s executive arm, proposed a draft law for halving pesticideuse across Europe by 2030. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its sixth assessment has called for urgent restoration of degraded ecosystems to mitigate climate change. The Glasgow climate pact too had underlined the significance of natural ecosystems for climate mitigation and …

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14TH BRICS SUMMIT

Recently, Prime Minister of India attended the 14th BRICS summit which was virtually hosted by China. Theme of the 14th BRICS Summit: Foster High-quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development. BRICS Plus virtual conference was also held as part of the main meeting with ministers from countries, including the …

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WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION’S 12TH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE.

There was no discussion to revive the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body (AB), which has been redundant since 2019, at the recently concluded 12th ministerial conference. WTO was established to provide a platform for negotiations for liberating trade and creating rules, as well as to monitor and administer multilateral trades. One of the key objectives was also …

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