Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2021 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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    • Jun 13, 2021
    •  News Snippets, Water (March 2021) [ Based on Down-to-Earth, News Snippets (English) ]

      News Snippets

      • Rishikesh to Badrinath - Char Dham highway project. Geologists allege steep cutting of the Himalayan slopes to widen the roads by 10 metres and make them all-weather is destabilizing the fragile region and making it prone to landslides. Workers violate all norms and …

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    •  Stray Cattle, Cattle Breeds (March 2021) [ Based on Down-to-Earth ]

      Stray Cattle

      • Neglect of indigenous populations to excessive focus on crossbreeding in past few decades.
      • Increased mechanization & national ban on cow slaughter
      • Stray cattle include cows, bulls or calves that are abandoned because they are unproductive. They also include …

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    •  Agriculture Sector, Budget for Infrastructure (March 2021) [ Based on Yojana ]

      Agriculture Sector

      • A paradigm shift in agriculture from a rural livelihood sector to a modern business enterprise.
      • Amid many speculations on future of Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis, Govt. signaled its intention by announcing the agriculture Infrastructure fund …

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    •  Education Sector, Flattening the Climate Curve (March 2021) [ Based on Yojana ]

      Education Sector

      • India is expected to become the country with the largest working-age population by 2030.
      • Requires literacy, job, and life skills.
      • Intentions to equip the Indian workforce with the skill-sets matching the demands of different industries and employers.
      • Integrated Teach…

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    •  Foreign Direct Investment, Diplomacy in Covid Times (March 2021) [ Based on Yojana ]

      Foreign Direct Investment

      • Extensive revisions to existing land, labour, and insolvency laws.
      • Keys sectors like defence, electronics manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy.
      • Indian states have been at the forefront of this transformation, quick to adopt single window sys…

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    • Jun 5, 2021
    •  Mucormycosis and COVID-19 [ Science & Technology, Health ]

      Mucormycosis and COVID-19

      • Mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection that causes headache, heaviness in the facial area, or swelling. This infection is being widely reported in COVID-19 recovered patients. Mucormycosis is also known as Zygomycosis.
      • Nearly eighteen suspecte…

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    •  Nanomicelles: Using Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment [ Science & Technology, Health ]

      • Researchers across the globe have been exploring about the use of nanoparticles for efficient drug delivery. The nanomicelles have been observed as an emerging platform in targeted therapy.
      • Nanomicelles are extremely small structures with a hydrophilic outer shell and a hydrophobi…

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    •  India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre [ International Relations & Organizations, Health ]

      India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre

      • AIIMS, Delhi; AIIMS, Jodhpur, and Swedish Trade Commissioner՚s Office in New Delhi recently signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to set up a healthcare innovation center.
      • For collaboration in the field of healthcare and public health, India …

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    •  ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) [ International Relations & Organizations, Defense ]

      • The ASEAN defense Ministers՚ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) meeting was held virtually at the 14th occasion. It is a platform for 10 ASEAN Countries and its eight Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defense cooperation.
      • Focus areas are peace, stability, and development in the r…

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    • Jun 3, 2021
    •  ISRO SSA Control Centre [ Science & Technology, Space and ISRO ]

      • The ISRO SSA Control Centre, was formally inaugurated by chairman, ISRO/Secretary, DOS. The need for setting up a state-of-the art facility was re-iterated and dedicated to SSA activities on par with international agencies.
      • It is being looked upon as an important milestone towards…

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