ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, and the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023

Two bills that were introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 26, 2023. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023, amends the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which re-organized the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir (with legislature) and Ladakh (without legislature). …

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Criminalization of Adultery on a Gender-Neutral Basis

The story so far The criminalization of adultery on a gender-neutral basis was recommended by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs last month after reviewing the three new criminal law Bills that will replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and Indian Evidence Act. This …

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Green Credit Program-UPSC

The innovative market-based Green Credit Program (GCP), announced on October 13, 2023, is intended to encourage voluntary environmental actions by a range of stakeholders, including individuals, communities, businesses, and private sector industries, across diverse sectors. The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) acts as the GCP Administrator, in …

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Genetically Modified Insects

Today India’s bioeconomy contributes 2.6% to the GDP but it is envisioned to contribute about 5% by 2030. To achieve this growth, the sector needs Robust policies that create an ecosystem of innovation and industrial action Need for government funding for biotechnology in India Need for extended efforts to attract …

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The Silkyara Tunnel Collapse Occurred on November 12

The Silkyara tunnel collapse occurred on November 12, 2023, when a portion of the under-construction Silkyara Bend – Barkot tunnel collapsed in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. Incident On November 12, 2023, a portion of the under-construction Silkyara Bend – Barkot tunnel collapsed in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The collapse …

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Biofuels in India

Any hydrocarbon fuel that is produced from an organic matter within a short period of time is considered a biofuel. It may be solid, liquid or gaseous in nature. Solid: Wood, dried plant material, and manure Liquid: Bioethanol and Biodiesel Gaseous: Biogas Generations of biofuel First generation Sourced from food-based …

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Climate-Smart Agriculture

A strategy known as “Climate-Smart Agriculture” (CSA) aids in directing efforts to change agri-food systems towards environmentally friendly and climate-resilient methods. CSA is in favour of achieving globally recognised objectives like the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. The three main objectives of CSA Sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes: This …

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