ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

Wang Yi pledges to ‘defend sovereignty’

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi on Friday pledged to “firmly defend” China’s sovereignty and security, in his first message after once again assuming charge as Foreign Minister in the wake of the shock removal of his predecessor. On Friday, the website showed Mr. Wang as the new Minister along with …

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Industry Coalition (RECEIC) was recently launched on the sidelines of the fourth G-20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG) and Environment and Climate Ministers’ meeting. Circular Economy Circular Economy aims to eliminate all forms of junk from the market. Junk refers to any inefficient utilization of resources or assets. It is …

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YAMUNA FLOODPLAINS

Context:  The water levels of Yamuna hit a 60-year-high and waters advanced towards the Taj Mahal for the first time in half a century. What is a floodplain? About the River and its significance: The Yamuna is the second-largest tributary of the Ganges by discharge and the longest tributary in India. It originates in the Yamunotri …

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Mission Vatsalya Scheme

Context:  Minister of Women and Child Development informed the Rajya Sabha about Vatsalya Scheme. About the scheme: Mission Vatsalya Scheme is a roadmap to achieve development and child protection priorities aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It lays emphasis on child rights, advocacy and awareness along with strengthening of the juvenile justice care and protection …

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VIBRANT VILLAGE PROGRAMME

Context: Government has approved Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme recently for  comprehensive development of the select villages. About the programme: The Vibrant Villages Programme will aid in raising the standard of living for residents of designated border communities and encouraging them to remain there, reversing the outmigration from these villages and enhancing border …

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INDO-AUSTRALIA RELATIONS

Context:  The 8th India-Australia Defence Policy Talks (DPT) were held recently. Indo-Australia Relations: The historical ties between India and Australia started immediately following European settlement in Australia from 1788. All trade to and fro from the penal colony of New South Wales was controlled by the British East India Company through Kolkata. India and Australia established diplomatic relations in the pre-Independence period, …

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Samudrayaan Project

Union Minister of Earth Sciences informed the Lok Sabha about Samudrayaan project. Deep Ocean Mission has been launched in 2021 as a Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Earth Sciences. Samudrayaan is a project under the Deep Ocean Mission. The Samudrayaan mission is India’s first manned ocean mission, with the goal of sending men deep into the ocean in …

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KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS

Leaders across India’s political spectrum paid their tributes to India’s armed forces and the fallen martyrs on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas. The Kargil War The Kargil War officially ended on July 26, 1999, with the eviction of the last remaining Pakistani troops and infiltrators from positions …

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BILL PROPOSES BIRTH RECORD DIGITISATION

India has taken the first step to generate digital birth certificates by introducing Registration of Births and Deaths Amendment Bill, 2023. Key details: It will be an all-encompassing document that can be used for: admission to educational institutions, jobs, passports or Aadhaar, voter enrolment, registration of marriage, etc. Significance: This will avoid multiplicity …

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Manipur govt. against drug cartels, not Kukis

Why in NEWS Manipur Chief Minister on Wednesday said that his government is against drug cartels operating in the State and not the Kuki community, the members of which have been in the past accused by certain quarters of being involved in the narcotics business. Way Forword Tension began when …

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